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  • Muslim Architecture of South Indiaby Mehrdad Shokoohy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book reinterprets the Muslim architecture and urban planning of South India, looking beyond the Deccan to the regions of Tamil Nadu and Kerala - the historic coasts of Coromandel and Malabar. For the first time a detailed survey of the Muslim monuments of the historic ports and towns demonstrates a rich and diverse architectural tradition entirely... more...

  • Understanding Islamic Architectureby Attilo Petruccioli; Khalil K. Pirani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    The ongoing debate among practitioners and in academia about the meaning and understanding of Islamic architecture will be energized by this book. It contains essays by architects and academics from various parts of the world which clarify how the carious disciplines of the design profession can be employed to build in the spirit of Islam. Divided... more...

  • BEYOND ARCHIGRAM STEINERby Hadas A. Steiner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Beyond Archigram is the first study of the prehistory of digital representation to focus on the magazine Archigram , the magazine published in London irregularly between 1961 and 1970 and the name of the group that created it. Archigram is among the most significant phenomena to emerge in post-war architectural culture. The wired environments... more...

  • The Working Man's Green Spaceby Micheline Nilsen

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community cohesion. But as Micheline Nilsen shows, the small-garden movement, which gained impetus in the nineteenth century as rural workers crowded into industrial cities, was for a long... more...

  • Covered Bridgesby Joseph Conwill

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Covered bridges are essential pieces of American and Canadian rural history, gracing the countryside from Oregon to Georgia an north to eastern Canada. In this lavishly illustrated volume Joseph D. Conwill recounts the rich, romantic history of covered bridges as they developed from early timber examples, born out of the traditions of medieval times,... more...

  • The Language of Housesby Alison Lurie

    Delphinium Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    In 1981, Alison Lurie published  The Language of Clothes , a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized. Now Lurie has returned with a companion book,  The Language of Houses , a lucid,... more...

  • The First Americansby Kelly Bakshi

    Guardian Angel Publishing 2014; US$ 5.00

    Would you use a buffalo bladder as a canteen or wear a coat made out of seal skin? Native Americans cleverly used everything in their environment in order to survive. They created games, recipes, tools and homes based on their surroundings. A word search review game is included. more...

  • Universe of Stoneby Philip Ball

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Chartres Cathedral, south of Paris, is revered as one of the most beautiful and profound works of art in the Western canon. But what did it mean to those who constructed it in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries?and why was it built at such immense height and with such glorious play of light, in the soaring manner we now call Gothic? In this eminently... more...

  • Icons of American Architecture: From the Alamo to the World Trade Center [2 volumes]by Donald Langmead

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 193.00

    What turns a building into an icon? What is it about some structures that makes their history and legend even more important than their original intended use, making them a part of American, and world, popular culture? Twenty four buildings and structures, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the White House, the Hotel del Coronado, and the Washington Monument... more...

  • LONDON. The Unique Cityby Steen Eiler Rasmussen; Ulrike Franke; Thorsten Lockl

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 40.00

    Originally published in 1934, London. The Unique City by Steen Eiler Rasmussen tells the fascinating story of one of the world's most influential metropoles. Rasmussen conducted extensive research on the London's history as well as on the manners and mores of its inhabitants. London. The Unique City is thus a classic work that remains an instructive... more...