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  • Zwischenstadtby Thomas Sieverts

    Birkhäuser 2000; US$ 42.00

    Die kompakte historische europäische Stadt löst sich auf und macht einer ganz anderen, weltweit sich ausbreitenden Stadtform Platz: Der verstädterten Landschaft oder der verlandschafteten Stadt, die Sieverts mit dem Begriff «Zwischenstadt» kennzeichnet. 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...

  • Big Benby Peter MacDonald

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.65

    Big Ben is perhaps the most famous clock in the world. Peter Macdonald tells its story, from its conception in the 1830s to its establishment as the national timepiece and the symbol of Britain up to the present day. more...

  • Families and Farmhouses in Nineteenth-Century Americaby Sally McMurry

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 124.99

    A look at the changing design of 19th-century American farmhouses, collected from a wide range of agricultural periodicals of the time. more...

  • The Company Townby John Garner

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 144.99

    A survey of those towns traditionally associated with textiles, mining or tool manufacturing, particularly those which sprang up during the Industrial Revolution. The text describes and compares the concurrent development of selected towns in Europe and North America. more...

  • An Architect's Guide to Fameby Paul Davies; Torsten Schmiedeknecht

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 51.95

    This lively text provides a candid inquiry into the contemporary means by which architects get work and (for better or worse) become famous. In response to the reciprocal relationship between publicity and everyday architectural practice, this book examines the mechanisms by which architects seek publicity and manage to establish themselves and their... more...

  • The Secret of the Great Pyramidby Bob Brier; Jean-Pierre Houdin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    A decade ago, French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin became obsessed by the centuriesold question: How was the Great Pyramid built? How, in a nation of farmers only recently emerged from the Stone Age, could such a massive, complex, and enduring structure have been envisioned and constructed? Laboring at his computer ten hours a day for five years?creating... more...

  • The Architecture of Modern Italy, 1by Terry Kirk

    Springer 2005; US$ 35.00

    This groundbreaking and authoritative two-volume survey is the first truly comprehensive history of modern Italian architecture and urbanism to appear in any language. Told in lively prose, it recounts more than 250 years of experimentation, creativity, and turmoil that have shaped the landscape of contemporary Italy. "Volume I: The Challenge... more...

  • The Green Houseby Alanna Stang; Christopher Hawthorne

    Springer 2005; US$ 45.00

    From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales, Australia to the urban jungle of downtown Manhattan, critics Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne have traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe to find all that is new in the design of sustainable, or "green," homes.... more...

  • The Bauhaus Groupby Nicholas Fox Weber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 40.00

    Nicholas Fox Weber, for thirty-three years head of the Albers Foundation, spent many years with Anni and Josef Albers, the only husband-and-wife artistic pair at the Bauhaus (she was a textile artist; he a professor and an artist, in glass, metal, wood, and photography). The Alberses told him their own stories and described life at the Bauhaus with... more...