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  • A Field Guide to American Housesby Virginia Savage Mcalester

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 50.00

    For the house lover and the curious tourist, for the house buyer and the weekend stroller, for neighborhood preservation groups and for all who want to know more about their community -- here, at last, is a book that makes it both easy and pleasurable to identify the various styles and periods of American domestic architecture. Concentrating not on... more...

  • The Hero Buildingby Professor Johnny Rodger

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Why was it that, across Scotland over the last two and a half centuries, architectural monuments were raised to national heroes? Were hero buildings commissioned as manifestations of certain social beliefs, or as a built environmental form of social advocacy? And if so, then how and why were social aims and intentions translated into architectural... more...

  • Old Women and Art in the Early Modern Italian Domestic Interiorby Professor Erin J Campbell; Dr Allison Levy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Though portraits of old women mediate cultural preoccupations just as effectively as those of younger women, the scant published research on images of older women belies their significance within early modern Italy. This study examines the remarkable flowering, largely overlooked in portraiture scholarship to date, of portraits of old women in Northern... more...

  • Architecture, Liberty and Civic Orderby Professor Carroll William Westfall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. These include the role of imitation in earlier centuries and its potential role in present practice; the necessary relationship between architecture, urbanism and the rural districts; and their counterpart in the civil order... more...

  • Setting the Sceneby Dr Alistair Fair

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    During the twentieth century, an increasingly diverse range of buildings and spaces was used for theatre. Theatre architecture was re-formed by new approaches to staging and performance, while theatre was often thought to have a reforming role in society. Innovation was accompanied by the revival and reinterpretation of older ideas. The contributors... more...

  • Germany's East Wall in World War IIby Neil Short; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 13.95

    The East Wall was where the final battles for the stricken Third Reich were fought, amid scenes of utter carnage. Beginning life at the end of World War I, the wall became a pet project of Adolf Hitler's, whose ascent to power saw building work accelerated, with plans for a grand, 'Maginot-style' defence put in place. But with a characteristically... more...

  • The Beautiful Necessityby Claude Bragdon; Joan Shelley Rubin; A Joan Saab

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 9.95

    A noted American architect of the early twentieth century discusses universal principles behind the harmonious forms and proportions of ancient and modern buildings. Seven essays by Claude Bragdon offer a master class in the architectural union of art, beauty, and science. His observations and analyses encompass a tremendous variety of buildings, from... more...

  • The Pantheonby Tod A. Marder; Mark Wilson Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This book treats the Pantheon from the unique perspective of its construction history, survival and reception through history. more...

  • The Gentleman's House in the British Atlantic World 1680-1780by Stephen Hague

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    The Gentleman's House analyses the architecture, decoration, and furnishings of small classical houses in the eighteenth century. By examining nearly two hundred houses it offers a new interpretation of social mobility in the British Atlantic World characterized by incremental social change. more...

  • A Quantum Cityby Ludger Hovestadt; Vera Bühlmann; Diana Alvarez-Marin; Miro Roman; Sebastian Michael

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 112.00

    We know the specific strengths of various cities, are aware of their ranking, are able to discuss their density and growth. But what do all cities have in common, what do we know about their ?lowest common denominator??The ?city as a species?, the ?primal genetic material of the city?: this is the subject of A Quantum City . This colossal... more...