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  • Modernism and the making of the Soviet New Manby Tijana Vujosevic

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 95.00

    Modernism and the Making of the New Man is a history or Soviet architecture that is unique in that, instead of styles or great architects, it focuses on the design of communist subjectivity - the notion of the "new man". This perspective is key to understanding the dynamic and changing relationship between official communist culture and its idiosyncratic... more...

  • Origins of the Colonnaded Streets in the Cities of the Roman Eastby Ross Burns

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 139.99

    This book seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the visual impact of the rows of colonnades defining the great avenues of numerous Eastern cities of the Roman Empire. The book will offer an explanation for this extraordinary development in town planning as a tool of empire-building. more...

  • Buildings and Landmarks of 19th-Century America: American Society Revealedby Elizabeth Greene

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 100.00

    America has always been a nation of thinkers, believers, creators, and builders. Evidence of this is plentiful among the landmarks constructed in the 19th century. Buildings and Landmarks of 19th-Century America: American Society Revealed examines many examples that include homes, office buildings, recreational spaces, military sites, religious... more...

  • Seizing Jerusalemby Alona Nitzan-Shiftan

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    After seizing Jerusalem’s eastern precincts from Jordan at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel unilaterally unified the city and plunged into an ambitious building program, eager to transform the very meaning of one of the world’s most emotionally charged urban spaces. The goal was as simple as it was controversial: to both Judaize... more...

  • Traditional Chinese Architectureby Xinian Fu; Nancy S. Steinhardt; Alexandra Harrer

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 49.95 US$ 45.45

    A groundbreaking book by one of the world's leading historians of Chinese architecture Translated by Alexandra Harrer Fu Xinian is considered by many to be the world's leading historian of Chinese architecture. He is an expert on every type of Chinese architecture from every period through the nineteenth century, and his work is at the cutting... more...

  • Basics Design and Livingby Jan Krebs

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 17.99

    Residential Buildings are normally the first design projects encountered by the student in his or her training. The focus at this point is on the different conceptual possibilities that allow one to take the first step toward an actual idea. Themes: Concepts and kinds of cohabitation and dwelling Residential functions The creation... more...

  • Basics Architectural Photographyby Michael Heinrich

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 17.99

    Architectural photography is an important tool for studying built architecture and documenting students own projects. Basics Architectural Photography provides a practically based explanation of the key technical aspects of photography, image analysis and photo editing, and includes helpful tips on how to take and process photographs.... more...

  • Basics Masonry Constructionby Nils Kummer

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 17.99

    Der Mauerwerksbau steht in aller Regel an erster Stelle der konstruktiven Übungen im Studium. Die Grundprinzipien der Maßlichkeit, der Konstruktion und des Bauteilfügens werden an einfachen Mauerwerksbauten entwickelt. Themen: Material und Maße Bauphysikalischen und tragkonstruktiven Eigenschaften Typischen Verbänden Bauteile... more...

  • Basics Materialsby Manfred Hegger; Hans Drexler; Martin Zeumer

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 17.99

    The Materiality of buildings and constructions is an important aspect of architectural design. The approach to and use of materials is a fundamental building block of architectural training. Themes: Subjective effect of materials Haptic influences Use of materials Creative use of classical construction materials more...

  • Basics Mauerwerksbauby Nils Kummer

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 17.99

    Der Mauerwerksbau steht in aller Regel an erster Stelle der konstruktiven Übungen im Studium. Die Grundprinzipien der Maßlichkeit, der Konstruktion und des Bauteilfügens werden an einfachen Mauerwerksbauten entwickelt. Themen: Material und Maße Bauphysikalischen und tragkonstruktiven Eigenschaften Typischen Verbänden Bauteile... more...