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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95
This book seeks to energize the ongoing debate in academia and among practitioners on the meaning and understanding of Islamic architecture, and explores how the design profession can be employed to build in the spirit of Islam. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 28.99
We don?t just look at buildings: their facades, beautiful or ugly, conceal the spaces we inhabit. We are born, work, love and die in architecture. We buy and sell it, rent it and squat in it, create and destroy it. These aspects of buildings ? economic, erotic, political and psychological ? are crucial if we are to understand architecture properly.... more...
- 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...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99
Today, it is difficult to imagine a living room without a sofa. When the first sofas on record were delivered in seventeenth-century France, the result was a radical reinvention of interior space. Symptomatic of a new age of casualness and comfort, the sofa ushered in an era known as the golden age of conversation; as the first piece of furniture designed... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95
This book thoroughly examines Fry and Drew's highly influential 'Tropical Architecture' in West Africa and India, whilst also discussing their British work, such as their post World War II projects for the Festival of Britain, Harlow New Town, Pilkington Brothers Headquarters and Coychurch Crematorium. It highlights the collaborative... more...
- 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...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 84.00
Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World is sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The articles in Muqarnas 27 address topics such as spolia in medieval Islamic architecture, Islamic coinage in the seventh century,... more...
- Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 33.33
Det danske rige var i perioder af renæssancen præget af en dyb by- og samfundskrise, og invasioner, belejringer, sygdom og økonomisk nedgang var hverdagskost. Købstæderne var underlagt statsmagten og måtte stille med soldater, penge, skibe og proviant til landets forsvar. Samtidig måtte forarmede byer selv udbygge deres befæstninger og forsvare sig... more...