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  • Building Historiesby Mrinalini Rajagopalan

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 55.00

    Building Histories offers innovative accounts of five medieval monuments in Delhi?the Red Fort, Rasul Numa Dargah, Jama Masjid, Purana Qila, and the Qutb complex?tracing their modern lives from the nineteenth century into the twentieth. Mrinalini Rajagopalan argues that the modern construction of the history of these monuments entailed the careful... more...

  • The Memorial Ethics of Libeskind's Berlin Jewish Museumby Arleen Ionescu

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 119.31

    This book is a detailed critical study of Libeskind?s Berlin Jewish Museum in its historical, architectural and philosophical context. Emphasizing how the Holocaust changed our perception of history, memory, witnessing and representation, it develops the notion of ?memorial ethics? to explore the Museum?s difference from more conventional post-World... more...

  • Architecture and the Landscape of Modernity in China before 1949by Edward Denison

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book explores China?s encounter with architecture and modernity in the tumultuous epoch before Communism ? an encounter that was mediated not by a singular notion of modernism emanating from the west, but that was uniquely multifarious, deriving from a variety of sources both from the west and, importantly, from the east. The heterogeneous origins... more...

  • Clunyby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de Cluny avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! Cluny, abbaye bourguignonne de l'ancien diocèse de Mâcon (aujourd'hui de celui d'Autun, Saône-et-Loire), a joué un rôle majeur dans le renouveau monastique français des Xe et XIe siècles. Un ouvrage spécialement conçu pour le numérique afin d?en savoir plus sur Cluny À PROPOS... more...

  • Monumentby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte des monuments avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! À son origine, la notion de monument est étroitement liée à celle de mémoire. En latin, monumentum dérive de monere (avertir, rappeler). Un ouvrage spécialement conçu pour le numérique afin d?en savoir plus sur les monuments À PROPOS DES GRANDS ARTICLES D?UNIVERSALIS ... more...

  • Louis-Pierre et Victor Baltardby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de Louis-Pierre et Victor Baltard avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! Le nom Baltard est intimement lié aux Halles de Paris, dont Zola, au temps de leur opulence, a donné une magistrale description dans Le Ventre de Paris. Mais il y a Baltard et Baltard, le père et le fils, que l'on confond souvent. Un ouvrage spécialement... more...

  • The Politics of Furnitureby Fredie Floré; Cammie McAtee

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    In many different parts of the world modern furniture elements have served as material expressions of power in the post-war era. They were often meant to express an international and in some respects apolitical modern language, but when placed in a sensitive setting or a meaningful architectural context, they were highly capable of negotiating or... more...

  • Intelligent Infrastructureby T. F. Tierney

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    While many of its traditional elements, such as roads and utilities, do not change, urban infrastructure is undergoing a fascinating and necessary transformation in the wake of new information and communication technologies. This volume brings together many of the most important new voices in the fields impacting modern urban infrastructure to explore... more...

  • The Optimum Imperative: Czech Architecture for the Socialist Lifestyle, 1938?1968by Ana Miljacki

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Optimum Imperative examines architecture?s multiple entanglements within the problematics of Socialist lifestyle in postwar Czechoslovakia. Situated in the period loosely bracketed by the signing of the Munich accords in 1938, which affected Czechoslovakia?s entrance into World War II, and the Warsaw Pact troops? occupation of Prague in... more...

  • NATØ: Narrative Architecture in Postmodern Londonby Claire Jamieson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Chronicling the last radical architectural group of the twentieth century ? NATØ (Narrative Architecture Today) ? who emerged from the Architectural Association at the start of the 1980s, this book explores the group?s work which echoed a wider artistic and literary culture that drew on the specific political, social and physical condition of 1980s... more...