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  • San Franciscoby Andrea Ponsi

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    San Francisco is a city designed for artists and wanderers. From North Beach, to Chinatown, to the cold, rough surf of Ocean Beach, to Marin, both visitors and lifelong residents have endless opportunities to explore new neighborhoods, buildings, environments, and cultures just by getting in the car, hopping on a cable car, or by simply walking around... more...

  • Reckoning with Colin Roweby Emmanuel Petit

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    While the first half of the 20th century in architecture was, to a large extent, characterized by innovations in aesthetics (accompanied by succinct and polemical manifestoes), the post-war decades saw emerge a more refined and intellectual disciplinary framework that eventually metamorphosed into the highly theory-focused moment of the 'postmodern'.... more...

  • Architecture's Appealby Marc J. Neveu; Negin Djavaherian

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    This collection of previously unpublished essays from a diverse range of well-known scholars and architects builds on the architectural tradition of phenomenological hermeneutics as developed by Dalibor Veseley and Joseph Rykwert and carried on by David Leatherbarrow, Peter Carl and Alberto Pérez-Gómez. Taking an interdisciplinary approach and drawing... more...

  • Beyond Live/Workby Frances Holliss

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Beyond Live/Work: the architecture of home-based work explores the old but neglected building type that combines dwelling and workplace, the ?workhome?. It traces a previously untold architectural history illustrated by images of largely forgotten buildings. Despite having existed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years in every country across... more...

  • Ars et Ingenium: The Embodiment of Imagination in Francesco di Giorgio Martini?s Drawingsby Pari Riahi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    When did drawing become an integral part of architecture? Among several architects and artists who brought about this change during the Renaissance, Francesco di Giorgio Martini?s ideas on drawing recorded in his Trattati di architettura, ingegneria e arte militare (1475-1490) are significant. Francesco suggests that drawing is linked to the architect?s... more...

  • Theorien des Medienwandelsby Susanne Kinnebrock; Christian Schwarzenegger; Thomas Birkner

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2015; US$ 27.72

    ?Medienwandel? ist eines der bestimmenden Schlagwörter im medien- und kommunikationswissenschaftlichen Fachdiskurs geworden. Zugleich zeigt sich, dass dieses ?Totalphänomen? begrifflich schwer zu fassen ist. Auffällig häufig wird der Begriff ?Medienwandel? primär auf ?neue? Medien, Technologien und Innovationen bezogen. Dabei wird systematisch vernachlässigt,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...