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  • Third World Modernismby Duanfang Lu

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95

    This set of essays challenge interpretations of the development of modernist architecture in Third World countries during the Cold War. The topics look at modernism?s part in the transnational development of building technologies and the construction of national and cultural identity. more...

  • Architecture, Crisis and Resuscitationby Tahl Kaminer

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 53.95

    Studying the relation of architecture to society, this book explains the manner in which the discipline of architecture adjusted itself in order to satisfy new pressures by society. It offers an understanding of contemporary conditions and phenomena, from the ubiquity of landmark buildings to the celebrity status of architects. more...

  • History of Ottoman Architectureby J. Freely

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 194.00

    This book is a history of the architecture produced in Turkey under the Ottoman Empire. It focuses on extant buildings in the Republic of Turkey, particularly those in Istanbul and the empire’s earlier capitals in Bursa and Edirne. The book begins with a brief history of the Ottoman Empire, followed by an outline of the main features of Ottoman... more...

  • Licht für Städteby Christoph Geissmar-Brandi; Ulrike Brandi

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 76.95

    Ein konkreter Leitfaden zum besseren Licht auf städtischen Straßen, Plätzen und Gebäuden. Basierend auf dem Erfahrungswissen der Autoren erläutert dieses Buch technische und fachplanerische Aspekte und gibt wichtige Informationen zu Machbarkeit und Finanzierungsmodellen. more...

  • Daylighting in Architectureby Nick V. Baker; A. Fanchiotti; K. Steemers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Typically one third of the energy used in many buildings may be consumed by electric lighting. Good daylighting design can reduce electricity consumption for lighting and improve standards of visual comfort, health and amenity for the occupants.As the only comprehensive text on the subject written in the last decade, the book will be welcomed by all... more...

  • The Churches of Medieval Exeterby Nicholas Orme

    Impress Books 2014; US$ 10.94

    Medieval Exeter was a religious city containing nearly seventy churches, chapels, monasteries, and almshouses, as well as private oratories, holy wells, and standing crosses. This book explains why this huge number of buildings came into being from about the eleventh century onwards. It shows what they existed to do and how they interacted with one... more...

  • Great Monuments of Indiaby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 30.00

    With a recorded history that goes back 5,000 years, India's architectural heritage includes an impressive array of monuments, ranging from centuries-old temples, tombs and forts to exquisite palaces and public halls. Explore eleven of these architectural gems through over 600 extraordinary photographs and detailed information on their history,... more...

  • A Forgers Progressby Alasdair McGregor

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 29.99

    Talented, well trained and confident in his own abilities and worth, Australia’s first government architect was also hot-headed and tactless. Sentenced to death for forgery, then granted a last-minute reprieve, Francis Greenway was transported to New South Wales in 1814. Within a single eventful decade, Greenway’s and Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s... more...

  • Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experienceby Nadine Schibille

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the meaning of art in early Byzantium. Byzantine aesthetic thought is re-evaluated against late antique Neoplatonism... more...

  • Curating Sydneyby Jill Bennett; Saskia Beudel

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    What happens when artists are asked the questions usually addressed to planners and administrators?In Curating Sydney artists, architects, writers, designers and curators come together to reimagine the city. In a series of cutting-edge art and design projects they envisage a future where public art plays a vital role in the life of the city - from... more...