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  • Brazil Builtby Zilah Quezado Deckker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95

    Brazil Built is an examination of the architecture of the Modern Movement in Brazil. In the 1940s and 1950s, Brazil acquired unprecedented prestige in the world of Modern architecture. Brazil was regarded as the country which had inherited the progressive Modernism of the pre-war period in Europe, and which, furthermore, had initiated a new phase... more...

  • 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...

  • Architecture Re-assembled: The Use (and Abuse) of Historyby 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...

  • ARCHITECTURE OF MODERN CHINA ZHUby 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Programme und Manifeste zur Architektur des 20. Jahrhundertsby Ulrich Conrads

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 42.00

    Der erste Band der Bauwelt Fundamente versammelt 34 Texte von Architekten und Architekturtheoretikern, die das Bauen in den ersten sechs Jahrzehnten des 20. Jahrhunderts nachhaltig gestaltet und geprägt haben. 50 Jahre nach Errscheinen ist mit dieser Sammlung von Quellentexten auch ein historisches Dokument der (Selbst-)Reflexion der Architektur wieder... 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...

  • Architektur und symbolisches Kapitalby André Bideau

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 42.00

    Oswald Mathias Ungers? (1926?2007) Werk ist nicht zu trennen von der vom westdeutschen Wohlfahrtsstaat konditionierten Stadt und der seit den 1960ern geführten Urbanitätsdiskussion. Nach der Abkehr vom umstrittenen Massenwohnungsbau suchte Ungers im abstrakten Bild der Architektur nach den zeitlosen Grundlagen der Disziplin. Diskursiv und über seine... more...