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  • Community and Identity in Ancient Egyptby Deborah Vischak

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    In this book, Deborah Vischak argues that localized communities are an important source of identity in ancient Egypt. more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introductionby Christina Riggs

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    From Berlin to Boston, and St Petersburg to Sydney, ancient Egyptian art fills the galleries of some of the world's greatest museums, while the architecture of Egyptian temples and pyramids has attracted tourists to Egypt for centuries. But what did Egyptian art and architecture mean to the people who first made and used it - and why has it had... more...

  • Great Monuments of Indiaby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2009; Not Available

    A sumptuous portrait of India's greatest monuments, in ebook format With a recorded history that goes back 5,000 years, India's architectural heritage includes an impressive array of monuments, ranging from centuries-old temples, tombs and forts to exquisite palaces and public halls. Explore eleven of these architectural gems through over... more...

  • Heathrow's Terminal 5by Sharon Doherty

    Wiley 2008; US$ 75.00

    This book reveals the inside track on the making of Terminal 5: the courage, the ground-breaking management thinking and the many lessons learnt from the leaders, the client and integrated supply chain teams, - involving over 50,000 people from 20,000 companies - which led to the successful delivery of this mega project on time, on budget, and safely.... more...

  • On Architectureby Vitruvius

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    In De architectura ( c .40 BC), Vitruvius discusses in ten encyclopedic chapters aspects of Roman architecture, engineering and city planning. Vitruvius also included a section on human proportions. Because it is the only antique treatise on architecture to have survived, De architectura has been an invaluable source of information for scholars.... more...

  • Rethinking Architectureby Neil Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 58.95

    Brought together for the first time - the seminal writing on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorist of the twentieth century. Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer a refreshing take on the question of architecture and provocatively rethink many... more...

  • The Company Townby John Garner

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 144.99

    A survey of those towns traditionally associated with textiles, mining or tool manufacturing, particularly those which sprang up during the Industrial Revolution. The text describes and compares the concurrent development of selected towns in Europe and North America. more...

  • Families and Farmhouses in Nineteenth-Century Americaby Sally McMurry

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 124.99

    A look at the changing design of 19th-century American farmhouses, collected from a wide range of agricultural periodicals of the time. more...

  • Intimate Metropolisby Vittoria Di Palma; Diana Periton; Marina Lathouri

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 66.95

    Intimate Metropolis explores connections between the modern city, its architecture, and its citizens, by questioning traditional conceptualizations of public and private. Rather than focusing purely on public spaces?such as streets, cafés, gardens, or department stores?or on the domestic sphere, the book investigates those spaces and practices... more...

  • The Architecture of Modern Italy, 1by Terry Kirk

    Springer 2005; US$ 35.00

    This groundbreaking and authoritative two-volume survey is the first truly comprehensive history of modern Italian architecture and urbanism to appear in any language. Told in lively prose, it recounts more than 250 years of experimentation, creativity, and turmoil that have shaped the landscape of contemporary Italy. "Volume I: The Challenge... more...