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  • Architecture's Evil Empire?by Miles Glendinning

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 27.95

    From Chicago to Toronto to Shanghai, cities around the world have sprouted ?iconic? buildings by celebrity architects like Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind that compete for attention both on the skyline and in the media. But in recent years, criticism of these extreme ?gestural? structures, known for their often-exaggerated forms, has been growing.... more...

  • The Secret Architecture Of Our Nation's Capitalby David Ovason

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99

    Today, there are more than twenty complete zodiacs in Washington, D.C., each one pointing to an extraordinary mystery. David Ovason, who has studied these astrological devices for ten years, now reveals why they have been placed in such abundance in the center of our nation's capital and explains their interconnections. His richly illustrated text... more...

  • Perspektiven der Spolienforschung 1by Stefan Altekamp; Carmen Marcks-Jacobs; Peter Seiler

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    From ancient times until the present, spoliation and reutilization have played a waxing and waning role among the determinant factors in the evolution of urban landscapes. They have contributed significantly to shaping urban spaces, both physically and conceptually. This collection of essays describes and analyzes the diverse practical and semantic... more...

  • Mail-Order Homesby Rebecca Hunter

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95

    At the turn of the last century, the American middle class was expanding rapidly as homesteaders moved west and as trains took travellers across the country, where they established themselves in the depot towns that erupted along train lines. With that growth came the demand for new homes, and from that demand grew a new industry: mail-order homes.... more...

  • Ernst L. Freud, Architectby Volker M. Welter

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 39.95

    Ernst L. Freud (1892?1970) was a son of Sigmund Freud and the father of painter Lucian Freud and the late Sir Clement Freud, politician and broadcaster. After his studies in Munich and Vienna, where he and his friend Richard Neutra attended Adolf Loos's private Bauschule, Freud practiced in Berlin and, after 1933, in London. Even though his work... more...

  • The Urban Code of Chinaby Dieter Hassenpflug; Mark Kammerbauer

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 53.50

    Was ist das Chinesische an der chinesischen Stadt? Ihre Syntax? Ihr Code? Durch seine Entschlüsselung vermag der Autor die Vielfalt der empirischen Eindrücke zu ordnen und auch aktuelle, von europäischen Architekten geplante Stadtgründungen in China neu zu ?lesen?. more...

  • Building Jerusalemby Tristram Hunt

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 8.99

    From Manchester's deadly cotton works to London's literary salons, a brilliant exploration of how the Victorians created the modern city Since Charles Dickens first described Coketown in Hard Times , the nineteenth-century city, born of the industrial revolution, has been a byword for deprivation, pollution, and criminality. Yet, as... more...

  • Chicago's Bridgesby Nathan Holth

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    Stretching more than 150 miles and cutting through the city that bears its name, the Chicago River divides the Second City into the North Side and the South Side. In 1832, the first bridge across the river was constructed. In 1834, the first moveable bridge was erected. Today, Chicago is home to nearly 40 moveable bridges and some 60 bridges in all,... more...

  • Ausstellungsbriefe Berlin, Paris, Dresden, Düsseldorf 1896-1906by Friedrich Naumann

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 42.00

    Als Zeitzeuge wie als Sozialreformer gleichermaßen weitschauend, rückte Friedrich Naumann die Pariser Weltausstellung 1900 in den Brennpunkt seiner Berichte über die epochemachenden Ausstellungen jener Jahre. Das hundertjährige Jubiläum der Werkbund-Gründung ist Anlass, Naumanns fiktive Ausstellungsbriefe wieder ins Gespräch zu bringen. more...

  • Der urbane Code Chinasby Dieter Hassenpflug

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 51.95

    Was ist das Chinesische an der chinesischen Stadt? Ihre Syntax? Ihr Code? Durch seine Entschlüsselung vermag der Autor die Vielfalt der empirischen Eindrücke zu ordnen und auch aktuelle, von europäischen Architekten geplante Stadtgründungen in China neu zu ?lesen?. more...