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- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
Ernst Boerschmann was the most influential foreign architectural researcher in China in the first half of the twentieth century. This book concerns his three-year research expedition (1906?1909) through the Chinese Empire and the resulting publications, published in part by De Gruyter. Many of Boerschmann?s sketches, blueprints, and photos... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 231.00
The archaeology of Greece remains ensconced in traditional discourses of classics and art history. In recent decades, fieldwork has led to new research directions, allowing us to reevaluate classical archaeology as a distinct field generating its own research questions. This book compiles case studies of current fieldwork in the Greek... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00
This provocative volume stimulates debate about lost 'heritage' by examining the history of the hundreds of great houses demolished in Britain and Ireland in the twentieth century. Seven lively essays debate our understanding of what is meant by loss and how it relates to popular conceptions of the great house. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 20.00
Rome, the Eternal City - birthplace of western civilisation and soul of the ancient world - has a history that stretches back two thousand five hundred years. It is also one of the most-visited places in the world, but where does one begin to delve into two millennia of history, culture, art and architecture, whilst also navigating the vibrant modern... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00
In Designing the British Post-War Home Fiona Fisher explores the development of modern domestic architecture in Britain through a detailed study of the work of the successful Surrey-based architectural practice of Kenneth Wood. Wood?s firm is representative of a geographically distinct category of post-war architectural and design practice - that... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
Focusing on three secular, institutional building types: libraries, museums and cinemas, this book explores the intricate interplay between culture and architecture. It explores the cultural imperatives which have seen to the formation of these institutions, the development of their architecture, and their transformations over time. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00
Louis I. Kahn is widely known as an architect of powerful buildings. But although much has been said about his buildings, almost nothing has been written about Kahn as an unconventional teacher and philosopher whose influence on his students was far-reaching. Teaching was vitally important for Kahn, and through his Master?s Class at the University... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available
Contents Preface Note on Illustrations Introduction: A Landscape of Difference 1. Faith and Works: A Historical Framework 2. The Settlement Matrix: Towns and Temples 3. According to Need: Family Stewardships and the Distribution of Resources 4. Frontier Fashion: Domestic Architecture and Individual Display 5. Polygamy and Patriarchy: Women in the... more...
- Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00
After World War II, France embarked on a project of modernization, which included the development of the modern mass home. At Home in Postwar France examines key groups of actors - state officials, architects, sociologists and tastemakers - arguing that modernizers looked to the home as a site for social engineering and nation-building; designers... more...