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  • 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...

  • Handbook of Greek Architectureby Monika Truemper

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 308.00

    Greek Architecture is the first comprehensive English handbook on ancient Greek architecture since W.B. Dinsmoor's 1927 standard work. Offering an in-depth examination of the subject, it focuses in particular on civic, commercial, and domestic architecture, topics long neglected in favor of sacred architecture. The volume serves as a manual to the... more...

  • The Urban Code of Chinaby Dieter Hassenpflug; Mark Kammerbauer

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 53.50

    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...

  • Bridgeby Peter Bishop

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 27.00

    Peter Bishop provides a comprehensive historical account of the role of bridges in the advancement of human culture. more...

  • Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeologyby Michael Stratton; Barrie Trinder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.95

    This book examines the industrial monuments of twentieth- century Britain. Each chapter takes a specific theme and examines it in the context of the buildings and structure of the twentieth century. The authors are both leading experts in the field, having written widely on various aspects of the subject. In this new and comprehensive survey they respond... more...

  • Space in the Medieval Westby Meredith Cohen; Fanny Madeline

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    In the last two decades, research on spatial paradigms and practices has gained momentum across disciplines and periods, including the field of medieval studies. Responding to this ‘spatial turn’ in the humanities, the essays collected here generate new ideas about how medieval space was defined, constructed, and practiced in Europe, particularly... more...

  • Big Benby Peter MacDonald

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    Big Ben is perhaps the most famous clock in the world. Peter MacDonald tells its story, from its conception in the 1830s to its establishment as the national timepiece and the symbol of Britain up to the present day. more...

  • Spectacular Vernacularby David Long

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    Lifting the lid on London, Spectacular Vernacular reveals the stories behind its 100 strangest and most enigmatic buildings. Some are open to the public, if you know who to ask. Others remain strictly off-limits, thus heightening the sense of mystery surrounding them. But many are so familiar that few of us ever stop to consider just how curious they... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...