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  • Ramparts of Empireby Timothy Crick

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    Ramparts of Empire is a detailed and engaging study of his life and works. As the first comprehensive study of this influential Victorian, the book is an important contribution to military and engineering history as well as to the history of Imperial Britain. Timothy Crick makes extensive use of extracts from Jervois’ diaries in order to present... more...

  • Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jeffersonby Hugh Howard

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    Yes, they make rather an odd couple-but, truly, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) and Fiske Kimball (1888-1955) are the Johnson and Boswell of the story of American architecture. If not for Dr. Fiske Kimball, we might never have known that Thomas Jefferson was an architect. Though he was hailed as a brilliant statesman, Jefferson was all but unknown as... more...

  • Indigenous Modernitiesby Jyoti Hosagrahar

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95

    Challenging conventional and Western approaches to Urbanism, this book examines the case of Delhi and how it has evolved from a traditional to a modern city, whilst asking what these terms mean in the context of the built environment. more...

  • Castles of Great Britain - Volume Oneby Linda Lee; Laurie Jonas

    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...

  • Rethinking Architectureby Neil Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 58.95

    This book brings together the core writings on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorists of the twentieth century - the very best theoretical writings on the ideas which have shaped our cities and experiences of architecture. 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...

  • 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...

  • An Architect's Guide to Fameby Paul Davies; Torsten Schmiedeknecht

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 51.95

    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...

  • Irigaray for Architectsby Peg Rawes

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 29.95

    Written specifically for architects, this short book introduces practitioners and students to Irigaray?s work, enabling them to understand the value of historically informed cross- and inter-disciplinary modes of architectural practice. 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. more...