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  • 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...

  • Visuality for Architectsby Branko Mitrovic

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 20.00

    What is more important in architectural works?their form, shape, and color, or the meanings and symbolism that can be associated with them? Can aesthetic judgments of architecture be independent of the stories one can tell about buildings? Do non-architects perceive buildings in the same way as do architects? For the greater part of the twentieth... more...

  • Architecture and Filmby Mark Lamster

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Architecture and Film looks at the ways architecture and architects are treated on screen and, conversely, how these depictions filter and shape the ways we understand the built environment. It also examines the significant effect that the film industry has had on the American public's perception of urban, suburban, and rural spaces. Contributors to... more...

  • Golden Gate Bridgeby Donald MacDonald; Ira Nadel

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 12.99

    Nine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, yet how many know why it's painted that stunning shade of "international orange"? Or that ancient Mayan and Art Deco buildings influenced the design? Current bridge architect Donald MacDonald answers these questions and others in a friendly, informative look at the bridge's engineering and... more...

  • Plenum ? Orte der Machtby ÖGFA

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 28.00

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  • Enclaves of America: The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965by Ron Theodore Robin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Whether determining the style of its embassies or the design of overseas cemeteries for Americans killed in battle, the U.S. government in its rise to global leadership greatly valued architectural symbols as a way of conveying its power abroad. In order to explain the political significance of American monuments on foreign soil, this illustrated... more...

  • London's Contemporary Architectureby Ken Allinson; Victoria Thornton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    London is a living architectural exhibition. This tried and trusted portable guide will help you to find your way around one of the world?s most exciting cities, offering architectural experiences and insights into London?s finest contemporary architecture. features more than 400 buildings including key venues from the 2012 Olympic Park... more...

  • 50 Architecture Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Philip Wilkinson

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    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...