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  • The House of Fictionby Phyllis Richardson

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19 US$ 20.00

    Houses in literature have captured readers’ imaginations for centuries, from Gothic castles to Georgian stately homes, Bloomsbury townhouses and high-rise penthouses. Step on to a tour of real and imagined houses that great English writers have used to reflect the themes of their novels… houses that became like characters themselves, embodiments of... more...

  • Slavery in the Cityby Clifton Ellis; Rebecca Ginsburg

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 32.50

    Countering the widespread misconception that slavery existed only on plantations, and that urban areas were immune from its impacts, Slavery in the City is the first volume to deal exclusively with the impact of North American slavery on urban design and city life during the antebellum period. This groundbreaking collection of essays brings together... more...

  • The Cambridge Art Bookby Emma Bennett

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2017; US$ 12.49

    The Cambridge Art Book showcases one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Inspired by Cambridge’s unique architecture and historic university, over 50 artists have produced a unique collection of contemporary images illustrating all aspects of the city and surrounding area. The city is shown in a new contemporary light through a range of media,... more...

  • Planning Sustainable Citiesby Spiro N. Pollalis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach provides an analytical framework for urban sustainability, focusing on the services and performance of infrastructure systems. The book approaches infrastructure as a series of systems that function in synergy and are directly linked with urban planning. This method streamlines and... more...

  • Inverse Design Methods for the Built Environmentby Qingyan Chen; Zhiqiang Zhai; Xueyi You; Tengfei Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 155.00

    The inverse design approach is new to the built environment research and design community, though it has been used in other industries including automobile and airplane design. This book, from some of the pioneers of inverse design applications in the built environment, introduces the basic principles of inverse design and the specific techniques... more...

  • English Parish Churches and Chapelsby Matthew Byrne

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    There are over 40,000 churches and chapels in the United Kingdom. The earliest were built by the first Anglo-Saxon Christians and about 10,000 were built before the Reformation in the sixteenth century. This beautifully illustrated book features photographic portraits and descriptions of 26 English churches and chapels: ancient and modern, large and... more...

  • Pewabic Potteryby Cara Catallo

    The History Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    At the height of America’s Arts and Crafts movement, Detroit neighbors Horace J. Caulkins and Mary Chase Perry pooled their talents together to found Pewabic Pottery. With modest beginnings in 1903, Pewabic transformed from a rented stable in Brush Park to an English Tudor building on East Jefferson Avenue, where it has operated since 1907. Today,... more...

  • The Active Imageby Sabine Ammon; Remei Capdevila-Werning

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 99.71

    The “active image” refers to the operative nature of images, thus capturing the vast array of “actions” that images perform. This volume features essays that present a new approach to image theory. It explores the many ways images become active in architecture and engineering design processes and how, in the age of computer-based modeling, images... more...

  • Embodying Cape Townby Shannon M. Jackson

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 103.15

    This book examines the reciprocity that exists between the body and the urban built environment.  It will draw on archival and ethnographic research as well as an interdisciplinary literature on cultural materialism, semiotics, and aesthetics to challenge dualist interpretations of four different points of historical-material contact in Cape... more...

  • Performance of Bio-based Building Materialsby Dennis Jones; Christian Brischke

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 235.00

    Performance of Bio-based Building Materials provides guidance on the use of bio-based building materials (BBBM) with respect to their performance. The book focuses on BBBM currently present on the European market. The state-of-the-art is presented regarding material properties, recommended uses, performance expectancies, testing methodology, and... more...