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  • Designing the Centennialby Bruno Giberti

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The 1876 United States Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia was not only the United States' first important world's fair, it signaled significant changes in the very shape of knowledge. Quarrels between participants in the exhibition represented a greater conflict as the world transitioned between two different kinds of modernity--the Enlightenment... 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...

  • Ante Bellum Houses of the Bluegrassby Clay Lancaster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The ante bellum homes of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, are both more numerous and more distinctive in design than those of many communities of similar age. Founded in 1775, Lexington by the turn of the century had become the chief cultural center north of New Orleans and west of the Alleghenies. During the eight decades between the Revolution... more...

  • Urbanism and Dictatorshipby Max Welch Guerra; Harald Bodenschatz; Piero Sassi

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 42.00

    Urbanism in dictatorship has been discussed from the national view only, but urbanism has always been an instrument to gain recognition by other states. The book analyses dictatorship in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany and the Soviet Union, discusses the current state of research and presents new research. An overall view helps to understand the characteristics... more...

  • World Heritage in Iranby Ali Mozaffari

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This edited volume presents for the first time a broad, multi-disciplinary examination of Pasargadae by experts from both outside and within Iran. It specifically focuses on those disciplines that are absent from existing studies, such as ethnography, tourism and museum studies providing valuable insights into this fascinating place. In its totality,... more...

  • Railway Architectureby Bill Fawcett

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    A guide to the architecture that gives British railways their identity, from stations to signal boxes. Roots of Britain's railways lie in the wooden-railed colliery wagonways of around 1600, but it was almost 1830 before specific railway architecture became needed. This evolved rapidly down to 1850, and for some time afterwards Britain led the world... more...

  • Rock Fences of the Bluegrassby Carolyn Murray-Wooley; Karl Raitz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 39.95

    Gray rock fences built of ancient limestone are hallmarks of Kentucky's Bluegrass landscape. Why did Kentucky farmers turn to rock as fence-building material when most had earlier used hardwood rails? Who were the masons responsible for Kentucky's lovely rock fences and what are the different rock forms used in this region? In this generously illustrated... more...

  • Impossible Heightsby Adnan Morshed

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; US$ 112.50

    The advent of the airplane and skyscraper in 1920s and ?30s America offered the population an entirely new way to look at the world: from above. The captivating image of an airplane flying over the rising metropolis led many Americans to believe a new civilization had dawned. In Impossible Heights , Adnan Morshed examines the aesthetics that emerged... more...

  • The Architecture of Industryby Mathew Aitchison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Through a series of case studies, this book documents the changing nature of industrial building and planning from the beginning of the twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Drawing on research from the United States, Europe and Australia, this collection of essays highlights key moments in industrial architecture and planning... more...

  • The Films of Charles and Ray Eamesby Eric Schuldenfrei

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses? work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely examining how the Eameses described their work reveals how the films and exhibitions they generated were completely at odds with the earlier... more...