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  • The 1960s Homeby Paul Evans

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    The 1960s witnessed a sustained period of economic growth, consumer spending and stable employment. This hitherto unknown prosperity enabled a market growth in levels of owner occupation and a subsequent boom in the sale of household furnishings and luxury goods. The 1960s Home looks at the styles and fashions in domestic housing and interiors between... more...

  • Glasshousesby Fiona Grant

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    The orangeries and glasshouses that stand in the gardens of many stately homes help to tell a three-century story of garden fashion. They reflect both the architectural and social trends of their time, but above all show an increasing ability to tailor the buildings to the needs of the plants within. Starting with the Restoration fashion for cultivating... more...

  • Death Wasn?t Painfulby Dhirendra S Jafa

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 32.95

    Death Wasn?t Painful  is a true account of the experiences of a former Indian fighter pilot, who was taken prisoner during the 1971 Indo-Pak/Bangladesh Liberation War. While depicting the intrepid life of fighter pilots in active combat, the book also has an introspective side where it portrays the soldier?s reactions to the terrifying realities... more...

  • Five Hundred Buildings of Parisby Kathy Borrus; Jorg Brockmann; James Driscoll

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2012; US$ 19.75

    Five hundred stunning duotone photographs showcase the finest, most majestic, and interesting examples of architecture in one of the world's most beloved cities The greatest buildings, monuments, and structures of Paris come to life in these inspiring, neighborhood-by-neighborhood photographic tours. Each building is featured in a rich, fine-resolution... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architectureby Clemente Marconi

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    The study of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture has a long history that goes back to the second half of the 18th century and has provided an essential contribution towards the creation and the definition of the wider disciplines of Art History and Architectural History. This venerable tradition and record are in part responsible for the diffused... more...

  • Der urbane Code Chinasby Dieter Hassenpflug

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 51.95

    Was ist das Chinesische an der chinesischen Stadt? Ihre Syntax? Ihr Code? Durch seine Entschlüsselung vermag der Autor die Vielfalt der empirischen Eindrücke zu ordnen und auch aktuelle, von europäischen Architekten geplante Stadtgründungen in China neu zu ?lesen?. more...