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  • Architecture and Adaptationby Socrates Yiannoudes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Architecture and Adaptation discusses architectural projects that use computational technology to adapt to changing conditions and human needs. Topics include kinetic and transformable structures, digitally driven building parts, interactive installations, intelligent environments, early precedents and their historical context, socio-cultural aspects... more...

  • Les Quinze-Vingts depuis leur fondation jusqu'à leur translation au faubourg Saint-Antoine (XIIIe-XVIIIe siècle)by Léon Le Grand; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "L'origine des Quinze-Vingts est entourée d'une certaine obscurité due à la perte de leur charte de fondation, et il est nécessaire de dégager la question des légendes ou des hypothèses qu'a fait naître cette lacune. Ouvrez la Fleur des Antiquitéz de Paris de Corrozet, vous y lirez que saint Louis « fonda la maison des Quinze-Vingtz pour... more...

  • Coco Chanel, une couturière à contre-courantby Sandrine Papleux; 50 minutes

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 1.99

    Découvrez enfin tout ce qu?il faut savoir sur Coco Chanel en moins d?une heure ! Qui à l?heure actuelle ignore encore qui est Coco Chanel ? Créatrice de mode de génie, cette jeune orpheline a révolutionné la mode féminine et n?a eu de cesse de se renouveler pour s?adapter aux nouvelles attentes de la société. Si son célèbre parfum Chanel N° 5... more...

  • Cathedrals of Britainby David Pepin

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 6.36

    For centuries, cathedrals in Britain have inspired and captivated those that have stood before them. Some are grand medieval structures, while others appear simple and unpretentious ? yet all were designed to reflect something of the glory of God. In this lavishly illustrated guide David Pepin explores the developments in architectural style through... more...

  • Passion and Control: Dutch Architectural Culture of the Eighteenth Centuryby Dr Freek Schmidt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 129.95

    Passion and Control explores Dutch architectural culture of the eighteenth century, revealing the central importance of architecture to society in this period and redefining long-established paradigms of early modern architectural history. Architecture was a passion for many of the men and women in this book; wealthy patrons, burgomasters, princes... more...

  • A Landscape of Architecture, History and Fictionby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Architecture can be analogous to a history, a fiction, and a landscape. We expect a history or a novel to be written in words, but they can also be cast in concrete or seeded in soil. The catalyst to this tradition was the simultaneous and interdependent emergence in the eighteenth century of new art forms: the picturesque landscape, the analytical... more...

  • The Letters of Philip Webb, Volume IIby John Aplin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 181.25

    Philip Webb was a British architect known as a founder of the Arts and Crafts movement and also a key member of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. He had a long association with William Morris and was responsible for the design of the hugely influential Red House, Morris?s first home. Webb's letters will be of interest to art and architecture historians. more...

  • The Letters of Philip Webb, Volume IIIby John Aplin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 181.25

    Philip Webb was a British architect known as a founder of the Arts and Crafts movement and also a key member of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. He had a long association with William Morris and was responsible for the design of the hugely influential Red House, Morris?s first home. Webb's letters will be of interest to art and architecture historians. more...

  • The Letters of Philip Webb, Volume Iby John Aplin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 181.25

    Philip Webb was a British architect known as a founder of the Arts and Crafts movement and also a key member of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. He had a long association with William Morris and was responsible for the design of the hugely influential Red House, Morris?s first home. Webb's letters will be of interest to art and architecture historians. more...

  • The Suburban Churchby Gretchen Buggeln

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    After World War II, America?s religious denominations spent billions on church architecture as they spread into the suburbs. In this richly illustrated history of midcentury modern churches in the Midwest, Gretchen Buggeln shows how architects and suburban congregations joined forces to work out a vision of how modernist churches might help reinvigorate... more...