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- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
Capital cities have been the seat of political power and central stage for their state?s political conflicts and rituals throughout the ages. In the modern era, they provide symbols for and confer meaning to the state, thereby contributing to the ?invention? of the nation. Capitals capture the imagination of natives, visitors and outsiders alike,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 70.00
This book examines how a historic and so-called 'traditional' city quietly evolved into one that was modern in its own terms; in form, use and meaning. Through a focused study of Delhi, the author challenges prevalent assumptions in architecture and urbanism to identify an interpretation of modernism that goes beyond conventional understanding. ... more...
- Heritage Trail Publications Ltd 2004; US$ 11.99
Although various types of fortification existed well before the Norman invasion and many modern ?Stately Homes? are often referred to as such, this book explores 30 of the countries surviving structures considered to be 'true castles'. Built between the eleventh and seventeenth centuries when they signified power and status, these fortifications lie... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 55.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
This lively text provides a candid inquiry into the contemporary means by which architects get work and (for better or worse) become famous. In response to the reciprocal relationship between publicity and everyday architectural practice, this book examines the mechanisms by which architects seek publicity and manage to establish themselves and their... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 28.95
Specifically for architects, the third title in the Thinkers for Architects series examines the relevance of Luce Irigaray?s work for architecture. Eight thematic chapters explore the bodily, spatio-temporal, political and cultural value of her ideas for making, discussing and experiencing architecture. In particular, each chapter makes accessible... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
A decade ago, French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin became obsessed by the centuriesold question: How was the Great Pyramid built? How, in a nation of farmers only recently emerged from the Stone Age, could such a massive, complex, and enduring structure have been envisioned and constructed? Laboring at his computer ten hours a day for five years?creating... more...