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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Architecture of Sunderland, 1700-1914by Dr Michael Johnson; Graham Potts

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Sunderland is largely a product of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when coal-mining and shipbuilding fuelled rapid expansion. Once the largest shipbuilding town in the world, Sunderland has a proud and distinctive identity embodied in its historic buildings and its changing urban form. Sunderland Architecture examines the city's architectural... 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...

  • Clay Lancaster's Kentuckyby James D. Birchfield

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    With a Foreword by Roger W. Moss Although Clay Lancaster (1917-2000) established himself as an expert on New York brownstones and California bungalows, the nationally known architectural historian also spent four decades photographing architecture in his native Kentucky. Lancaster had no flash bulb, no tripod, no close-up or wide-angle lenses, but... more...

  • Theorien des Medienwandelsby Susanne Kinnebrock; Christian Schwarzenegger; Thomas Birkner

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2015; US$ 26.96

    ?Medienwandel? ist eines der bestimmenden Schlagwörter im medien- und kommunikationswissenschaftlichen Fachdiskurs geworden. Zugleich zeigt sich, dass dieses ?Totalphänomen? begrifflich schwer zu fassen ist. Auffällig häufig wird der Begriff ?Medienwandel? primär auf ?neue? Medien, Technologien und Innovationen bezogen. Dabei wird systematisch vernachlässigt,... 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 Archigramby 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...