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- Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95
This comprehensive guide on historic garden and landscape conservation will help landscape professionals familiarise themselves with what the conservation of historic gardens, garden structures and designed landscapes encompasses. The aim of the series is to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
A powerful first-hand account of the many generations and ethnic groups of men who have built America's skyscrapers. From the early days of steel construction in Chicago, through the great boom years of New York city ironwork, and up through the present, High Steel follows the trajectory of careers inextricably linked to both great accomplishment... more...
- Dover Publications 2015; US$ 9.95
A noted American architect of the early twentieth century discusses universal principles behind the harmonious forms and proportions of ancient and modern buildings. Seven essays by Claude Bragdon offer a master class in the architectural union of art, beauty, and science. His observations and analyses encompass a tremendous variety of buildings, from... more...
- 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...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 20.99
A strikingly original, beautifully narrated history of Western architecture and the cultural transformations that it represents Concrete, marble, steel, brick: little else made by human hands seems as stable, as immutable, as a building. Yet the life of any structure is neither fixed nor timeless. Outliving their original contexts and purposes,... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 45.00
In this book, the internationally renowned German photographer Michael Wolf continues with his visual quest for the overlooked and underappreciated urban phenomena that give a city its special character. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 1995; US$ 37.00
"It's about time somebody wrote this book. This quirky, thoughtful volume, bursting with curiosity and intelligence, may make our everyday world more visible to more Americans. Architecture is too important to be left to architects alone." — Mixed Media "A stunning exploration of the design of design … How Buildings Learn will irrevocably alter... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.40
'My own interest started in seeking out what was old. When the guide told me that this was the bed in which Queen Elizabeth slept, I believed him. When owners of country cottages in Suffolk told me their cottage was a thousand years old, I believed them too. I thought that this or that church was the smallest in England, and that secret passages... more...
- The Lilliput Press 1991; US$ 18.94
Every future account of architecture in Ireland should be indebted to this book.' - Edward McParland, Times Literary Supplement ' Rothery's book sheds an illuminating light on Ireland's progress in the first four decades of this century' - Frank McDonald, The Irish Times 'There is now a significantly better foundation for our assessment of the architecture... more...
- Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 32.00
Die Reihe «Kontext Architektur» stellt eine kritische Auswahl jener Begriffe zur Debatte, die im aktuellen Diskurs eine Rolle spielen. «Simulation» erörtert, welche Potenziale aber auch Grenzen uns die verschiedenen Verständnismöglichkeiten des heutigen Simulationsbegriffes eröffnen. more...