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  • Geometrical Objectsby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 179.00

    This volume explores the mathematical character of architectural practice in diverse pre- and early modern contexts. It takes an explicitly interdisciplinary approach, which unites scholarship in early modern architecture with recent work in the history of science, in particular, on the role of practice in the ?scientific revolution?. As a contribution... more...

  • Festival Architectureby

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    With contributions from provocative art and architectural historians, this book is a unique exposition of the temporary architecture erected for festivals and the role it has played in developing Western architectural and urban theory. Festival Architecture is arranged in historical periods ? from Antiquity to the modern era ? and divided between... more...

  • Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Missionby

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 179.00

    This book investigates the role of cultural heritage as a constitutive dimension of different civilizing missions from the colonial era to the present. It includes case studies of the Habsburg Empire and German colonialism in Africa, Asian case studies of (post)colonial India and the Dutch East Indies/Indonesia, China and French Indochina, and a special... more...

  • Arts, Sciences, and Economicsby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 149.00

    This book has a rather long-winding history. It is not like anything else the present author ever wrote, as all the rest is theoretical economics in a d- tinctively mathematical dress. For the emergence of the following pages, there are several people, - cept the author, who are to have the credit, or perhaps the blame. Around 1985, the department... more...

  • Scientific Computing and Cultural Heritageby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 139.00

    The sheer computing power of modern information technology is changing the face of research not just in science, technology and mathematics, but in humanities and cultural studies too. Recent decades have seen a major shift both in attitudes and deployment of computers, which are now vital and highly effective tools in disciplines where they were... more...

  • The Visual Language of Techniqueby

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 89.99

    The book is inspired by the first seminar in a cycle connected to the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Politecnico di Milano. "Dealing with the Image Ivory Towers and Virtual Bridges" was the motto of this meeting, aiming to stimulate a discussion among engineers, designers and architects, all of whom are traditionally involved in the use... more...

  • Roman Buildingby Jean-Pierre Adam

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 133.95

    With over 750 illustrations, Roman Buildings is a thorough and systematic examination of Roman architecture and building practice, looking at large-scale public buildings as well as more modest homes and shops. Placing emphasis on the technical aspects of the subject, the author follows the process of building through each stage -- from quarry to... more...

  • The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adamby Robert Adam; James Adam; Henry Hope Reed

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    The Palladian style dominated British architecture for most of the 1700s, until the rise of the Adam style, which held sway for the final decades of the eighteenth century. Brothers Robert and James Adam were almost single-handedly responsible for infusing Georgian architecture with the sensibilities and elements of classical Hellenic and Latinate... more...

  • Vitruvius Scoticusby William Adam; James Simpson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    This classic portfolio features elevations, floor plans, and other line drawings by Scotland's first great classical architect. Only inexpensive edition of the volume that guided 19th-century American builders. 160 plates. more...

  • Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartresby Henry Adams; Raymond Carney

    Penguin Publishing Group 1986; US$ 18.00

    Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal jouney but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring... more...