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  • Great Walls and Linear Barriersby Peter Spring

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Everyone has heard of the Great Wall of China and knows of Hadrian's Wall and the other barriers lining stretches of Rome's imperial frontiers. But Peter Spring's original new study demonstrates that far from being exceptional, the building of walls and other linear defences was commonplace among the peoples and states of pre-modern era.... more...

  • The Handbook of Interior Designby Jo Ann Asher Thompson; Nancy Blossom

    Wiley 2015; US$ 199.95

    The Handbook of Interior Design explores ways of thinkingthat inform the discipline of interior design. It challengesreaders to consider the connections within theory, research, andpractice and the critical underpinnings that have shaped interiordesign. Offers a theory of interior design by moving beyond adescriptive approach to the discipline... more...

  • Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Buildingby Marian Keeler; Bill Burke

    Wiley 2015; US$ 90.00

    " Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building offers an introduction to green building concepts as well as designapproaches that reduce and can eventually eliminate the need forfossil fuel use in buildings while also conserving materials,maximizing their efficiency, protecting the indoor air fromchemical intrusion, and reducing the introduction... more...

  • Architekturfotografieby Adrian Schulz

    dpunkt.verlag 2015; US$ 39.01

    Eine gelungene Architekturaufnahme kann das Aussehen und die Wirkung eines Gebäudes besser transportieren als jedes andere Medium. Doch welche Ausstattung wird dafür benötigt? Was sind die Voraussetzungen für eine gelungene Aufnahme? Warum sieht ein Gebäude auf einem Foto ganz anders aus als in der Realität? Welche Methoden gibt es, die eigenen Aufnahmen... more...

  • The Material Imaginationby Matthew Mindrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In recent years architectural discourse has witnessed a renewed interest in materiality under the guise of such familiar tropes as 'material honesty,' 'form finding,' or 'digital materiality.' As an alternative to a formal approach in architectural design, this book challenges readers to rethink the reverie of materials in architecture... more...

  • Architectural Acoustics Illustratedby Michael A. Ermann

    Wiley 2015; US$ 85.00

    Unite the science of sound and the principles of design to enhance any space Architectural Acoustics Illustrated translates the quantitative and qualitative content of acoustics into the graphic language of architecture. This highly-visual guide includes over 350 illustrations that outline the physics of sound and the best design practices for... more...

  • The Day Jobby Terry Wogan

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 2.90

    Terry Wogan is a legendary figure in British broadcasting and this book remembers the many bizarre themes that he developed in his special relationship with his listeners. more...

  • Impossible Heightsby Adnan Morshed

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; US$ 112.50

    The advent of the airplane and skyscraper in 1920s and ?30s America offered the population an entirely new way to look at the world: from above. The captivating image of an airplane flying over the rising metropolis led many Americans to believe a new civilization had dawned. In Impossible Heights , Adnan Morshed examines the aesthetics that emerged... more...

  • The Synagogues of Kentuckyby Lee Shai Weissbach

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Lee Shai Weissbach's innovative study sheds light on the functioning of smaller Jewish communities in a state representative of many in the Midwest and South. The synagogue buildings of Kentucky tell much about the experience of Kentucky Jewry. Synagogues, especially in smaller towns, have often served as the only setting available for a wide variety... more...

  • University Planning and Architecture: The Search for Perfection 2edby Jonathan Coulson; Paul Roberts; Isabelle Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The environment of a university ? what we term a campus ? is a place with special resonance. They have long been the setting for some of history?s most exciting experiments in the design of the built environment. Christopher Wren at Cambridge, Le Corbusier at Harvard, and Norman Foster at the Free University Berlin: the calibre of practitioners who... more...