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  • Urban Strategies Postgraduate Programby Wolf Prix

    Ambra 2015; US$ 30.00

    Established in 2005 the Urban Strategies Postgraduate Program at the University of Applied Arts Vienna investigates the urban domain focusing on the scale where architecture and urbanism overlap. Urban Strategies Postgraduate Program Investigations 2005 ? 2011 summarizes the works of 70 students from all over the world, including statements of current... more...

  • Stadt und Sicherheitby Felix Hoepner

    transcript 2015; US$ 31.81

    Können Architektur und Städtebau zu einer positiven Identitätsbildung und im Weiteren zu Sicherheitserfahrungen und Kriminalprävention beitragen? Felix Hoepner stellt die Herausbildung maßgeblicher und bis in die Gegenwart wirksamer Leitbilder städtischer Architekturen um 1970 dar und geht ihren Wirkungen auf zeitgenössische Diskurse und architekturbezogene... more...

  • Die Poetik des Bauensby Jörn Köppler

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 34.00

    On one hand, Jörn Köppler imagines how the notion of a poetically conceived architecture develops from poetic thinking. On the other hand, he describes how the notion of a poetics of architecture has room to evolve as the antithesis of an economically and technically oriented present. more...

  • A Field Guide to American Housesby Virginia Savage Mcalester

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 50.00

    For the house lover and the curious tourist, for the house buyer and the weekend stroller, for neighborhood preservation groups and for all who want to know more about their community -- here, at last, is a book that makes it both easy and pleasurable to identify the various styles and periods of American domestic architecture. Concentrating not on... more...

  • The Hero Buildingby Professor Johnny Rodger

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Why was it that, across Scotland over the last two and a half centuries, architectural monuments were raised to national heroes? Were hero buildings commissioned as manifestations of certain social beliefs, or as a built environmental form of social advocacy? And if so, then how and why were social aims and intentions translated into architectural... more...

  • Old Women and Art in the Early Modern Italian Domestic Interiorby Professor Erin J Campbell; Dr Allison Levy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Though portraits of old women mediate cultural preoccupations just as effectively as those of younger women, the scant published research on images of older women belies their significance within early modern Italy. This study examines the remarkable flowering, largely overlooked in portraiture scholarship to date, of portraits of old women in Northern... more...

  • Rural Modernity, Everyday Life and Visual Cultureby Dr Rosemary Shirley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Through the lens of the everyday, this book explores ?the countryside? as an inhabited and practised realm with lived rhythms and routines. It relocates the topography of everyday life from its habitually urban focus, out into the English countryside. The rural is often portrayed as existing outside of modernity, or as its passive victim. Here, the... more...

  • Architecture, Liberty and Civic Orderby Professor Carroll William Westfall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. These include the role of imitation in earlier centuries and its potential role in present practice; the necessary relationship between architecture, urbanism and the rural districts; and their counterpart in the civil order... more...

  • The Design of Frontier Spacesby Assoc Prof Carolyn Loeb; Professor Andreas Luescher; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    In a globalizing world, frontiers may be in flux but they remain as significant as ever. New borders are established even as old borders are erased. Beyond lines on maps, however, borders are spatial zones in which distinctive architectural, graphic, and other design elements are deployed to signal the nature of the space and to guide, if not actually... more...

  • Setting the Sceneby Dr Alistair Fair

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    During the twentieth century, an increasingly diverse range of buildings and spaces was used for theatre. Theatre architecture was re-formed by new approaches to staging and performance, while theatre was often thought to have a reforming role in society. Innovation was accompanied by the revival and reinterpretation of older ideas. The contributors... more...