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  • The Art and Science of the Church Screen in Medieval Europeby Spike Bucklow; Richard Marks; Lucy Wrapson

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Fresh examinations of one of the most important church furnishings of the middle ages. more...

  • Houses of Powerby Simon Thurley

    Transworld 2017; US$ 42.29

    What was it like to live as a royal Tudor? Why were their residences built as they were and what went on inside their walls? Who slept where and with who? Who chose the furnishings? And what were their passions? The Tudors ruled through the day, throughout the night, in the bath, in bed and in the saddle. Their palaces were genuine power houses... more...

  • Magnetic Cityby Justin Davidson

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 22.00

    From New York magazine?s architecture critic, a walking and reading guide to New York City?a historical, cultural, architectural, and personal approach to seven neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, including six essays that help us understand the evolution of the city For nearly a decade, Pulitzer Prize?winning critic... more...

  • The Archaeology of Houses and Households in the Native Southeastby Benjamin A. Steere

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 54.95

    Benjamin A. Steere?s compelling study explores the evolution of houses and households in the southeastern United States from the Woodland to the Historic Indian period (ca. 200 BC to 1800 AD). The Archaeology of Houses and Households in the Native Southeast contributes enormously to the study of household archaeology and domestic architecture... more...

  • The Tao of Architectureby Amos Ih Tiao Chang; David Wang

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.78

    Frank Lloyd Wright first noted the affinity between modern Western architecture and the philosophy of the ancient Chinese writer Laotzu. In this classic work, Amos Ih Tiao Chang expands on that idea, developing the parallel with the aid of architectural drawings and Chinese paintings. Now with a new foreword by David Wang, this book reveals the vitality... more...

  • The Law School at the University of Virginiaby Philip Mills Herrington

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 49.95

    As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterwork of Thomas Jefferson, the "Academical Village" at the heart of the University of Virginia has long attracted the attention of visitors and scholars alike. Yet today Jefferson?s original structures make up only a small fraction of a campus comprising over 1,600 acres. The Law School at the University... more...

  • Occidentalist Perceptions of European Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Persian Travel Diariesby Vahid Vahdat

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In the midst of Europe?s nineteenth-century industrial revolution, four men embarked on separate journeys to the wondrous Farangestan ? a land of fascinating objects, mysterious technologies, heavenly women, and magical spaces. Determined to learn the secret of Farangestan?s advancements, the travelers kept detailed records of their observations.... more...

  • Der Wert der Oberflächeby Ursprung; Philip

    gta Verlag 2017; US$ 26.99

    Dieses Buch ist ein Plädoyer für eine spekulative, experimentelle und performative Geschichtsschreibung. Philip Ursprung zeigt anhand historischer und aktueller Fallstudien, wie Architektur, Kunst und Wirtschaft miteinander verwoben sind. Mit der Verwendung der mehrdeutigen Begriffe "Wert" und "Oberfläche" bietet er Alternativen zu messbaren Kategorien... more...

  • A Global History of Architectureby Francis D. K. Ching; Mark M. Jarzombek; Vikramaditya Prakash

    Wiley 2017; US$ 125.00 US$ 108.33

    The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star... more...

  • Who?s Buried Where in Londonby Peter Matthews

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    London's many cemeteries, churches and graveyards are the last resting places of a multitude of important people from many different walks of life. Politicians, writers and military heroes rub shoulders with engineers, courtesans, artists and musicians, along with quite a few eccentric characters. Arranged geographically, this comprehensive guide describes... more...