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  • Charles Robert Cockerell, Architect in Timeby Anne Bordeleau

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on how an important nineteenth-century architect addressed the already shifting relation between architecture, time and history, this book offers insights on issues still relevant today-the struggle between imitation and innovation, the definition (or rejection) of aesthetic experience, the grounds of architectural judgment (who decides and... more...

  • 50 Architecture Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Philip Wilkinson

    Quercus 2013; US$ 6.99

    From the Pyramids of Giza to the Guggenheim, this lively guide explains the key concepts and inventions in architecture clearly and concisely. Exploring the myriad ways in which the built environment is shaped and created, readers will gain a new and informed appreciation for architecture, from the classical orders of Vitruvius--Doric, Ionic and Corinthian--to... more...

  • The Image of the Cityby Kevin Lynch

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 42.00

    Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte. more...

  • Lernen von Las Vegasby Robert Venturi; Denise S. Brown; Steven Izenour

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 42.00

    Ausgangspunkt für diese Veröffentlichung, die sich schon lange zu einem Klassiker der Architekturtheorie entwickelt hat, war ein Seminar mit dem Titel «Learning from Las Vegas, or Form Analysis as Design Research» an der Fakultät für Kunst und Architektur der Yale University 1968. more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introductionby Christina Riggs

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    From Berlin to Boston, and St Petersburg to Sydney, ancient Egyptian art fills the galleries of some of the world's greatest museums, while the architecture of Egyptian temples and pyramids has attracted tourists to Egypt for centuries. But what did Egyptian art and architecture mean to the people who first made and used it - and why has it had... more...

  • Community and Identity in Ancient Egyptby Deborah Vischak

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    In this book, Deborah Vischak argues that localized communities are an important source of identity in ancient Egypt. more...

  • How Buildings Learnby Stewart Brand

    Penguin Group US 1995; US$ 22.99

    Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time.From the... more...

  • Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940by Sean Rothery

    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...

  • 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...

  • Komplexität und Widerspruch in der Architekturby Robert Venturi

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 42.00

    Robert Venturi gehört zu den Architekten, die die Debatte über die Ästhetik der Architektur durch Schriften und eigene Projekte wieder in Gang gebracht haben. Sein Buch ist ein Plädoyer zur Wiederaneignung des mannigfaltigen Reichtums der Baukunst, ein Damm gegen die Sintflut von Funktionalität und Purismus. more...