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  • The Westby Christopher Tadgell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Christopher Tadgell covers the major architectural traditions of the Middle Ages, from the Romanesque architecture of the ninth and tenth centuries, built on the legacy of ancient Rome and including elements from Carolingian, Ottonian, Byzantine and northern European traditions, through to the evolution of the Gothic which heralded new, structurally... more...

  • The Picturesqueby John Macarthur

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    In this fresh and authoritative account John Macarthur presents the eighteenth century idea of the picturesque ? when it was a risky term concerned with a refined taste for everyday things, such as the hovels of the labouring poor ? in the light of its reception and effects in modern culture. In a series of linked essays Macarthur shows: what... more...

  • The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildingsby Simon Thurley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the skyscrapers of today, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world. more...

  • Architecture Re-assembledby Trevor Garnham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Beginning from the rise of modern history in the eighteenth century, this book examines how changing ideas in the discipline of history itself has affected architecture from the beginning of modernity up to the present day. It reflects upon history in order to encourage and assist the reader in finding well-founded principles for architectural... more...

  • The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildingsby Simon Thurley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the skyscrapers of today, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world. more...

  • The Genius in the Designby Jake Morrissey

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The rivalry between the brilliant seventeenth-century Italian architects Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini is the stuff of legend. Enormously talented and ambitious artists, they met as contemporaries in the building yards of St. Peter's in Rome, became the greatest architects of their era by designing some of the most beautiful buildings... more...

  • The New Eco-Architecture: Alternatives from the Modern Movementby Colin Porteous

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95

    The New Eco-Architecture builds a historical bridge between architectural science and design. It seeks to address neglected aspects of the Modern Movement as a prelude to supporting a diversity of architectural insight and experimentation aimed at twenty-first century environmental needs and priorities. The attitudes and influences of renowned figures... more...

  • Empire Buildingby Mark Crinson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 78.95

    The colonial architecture of the nineteenth century has much to tell us of the history of colonialism and cultural exchange. Yet, these buildings can be read in many ways. Do they stand as witnesses to the rapacity and self-delusion of empire? Are they monuments to a world of lost glory and forgotten convictions? Do they reveal battles won by indigenous... more...

  • Architecture of Modern Chinaby Jianfei Zhu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    A collection of essays on architecture of modern China, arranged chronologically covering a period from 1729 to 2008, focusing mainly on the twentieth century. The distinctive feature of this book is a blending of ?critical? and ?historical? research, taking a long-range perspective transcending the current scene and the Maoist period. This is a short,... more...

  • At Home with Apartheidby Rebecca Ginsburg

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Despite their peaceful, bucolic appearance, the tree-lined streets of South African suburbia were no refuge from the racial tensions and indignities of apartheid?s most repressive years. In At Home with Apartheid, Rebecca Ginsburg provides an intimate examination of the cultural landscapes of Johannesburg?s middle- and upper-middle-class neighborhoods... more...