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  • Making Ancient Citiesby Andrew T. III Creekmore; Kevin D. Fisher

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Investigates how the structure and use of space developed and changed in cities, and examines the role of different societal groups in shaping urbanism. more...

  • The Emergence of a Modern Cityby Henriette Steiner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    During Denmark’s ‘Golden Age‘ (c. 1800 to 1850), Copenhagen came into being as a modern city on the urban-cultural level. This book examines this period in the city’s history, just before the establishment of some of the main features of the modernisation of cities associated with industrialisation, such as street lighting, sewer... more...

  • Building the Modern Churchby Robert Proctor

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The author examines changing conceptions of tradition and modernity, and the development of a modern church architecture that drew from the ideas of the liturgical movement. Based on meticulous historical research in primary sources, theoretically informed, fully referenced, and thoroughly illustrated, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned... more...

  • 101 Places in Italy: A Private Grand Tourby Francis Russell

    Bitter Lemon Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    A selection of the most remarkable places, sites, sights in Italy by a veteran visitor, distinguished scholar and intrepid traveler. more...

  • Roman Architectureby Frank Sear

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    In this comprehensive, accessible and beautifully illustrated book, Frank Sear traces the evolution of Roman architecture during the four centuries from the late Republic to AD 330, when Constantine moved the empire's capital to Constantinople. With over 200 diagrams, maps and photos, thisálucid and eminently readable account is a detailed overview... more...

  • Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architectureby Barbara Kenda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 78.95

    Written by scholars of international stature, Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architecture presents studies of Renaissance pneumatology exploring the relationship between architecture and the disciplines of art and science. One of the principle goals of Renaissance architects was to augment the powers of pneuma so as to foster the... more...

  • Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeologyby Michael Stratton; Barrie Trinder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.95

    This book examines the industrial monuments of twentieth- century Britain. Each chapter takes a specific theme and examines it in the context of the buildings and structure of the twentieth century. The authors are both leading experts in the field, having written widely on various aspects of the subject. In this new and comprehensive survey they respond... more...

  • From Synagogue to Church: The Traditional Designby John Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The designs of synagogues and churches are acknowledged to be very alike. But the designers' procedure was confidential, and so far standard explanations have been unsatisfactory. A synagogue should express heavenly values with earthly materials. This combination was in fact expressed in numbers, for, as Plato said, they linked heaven and earth. Scripture... more...

  • Gardens and Landscapes in Historic Building Conservationby Marion Harney

    Wiley 2014; US$ 107.50

    This comprehensive guide on historic garden and landscape conservation will help landscape professionals familiarise themselves with what the conservation of historic gardens, garden structures and designed landscapes encompasses.   The aim of the series is to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date... more...

  • Contemporary Perspectives on Jane Jacobsby Dirk Schubert

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Based on cross-disciplinary and transnational approaches, this book offers new insights into Jane Jacobs's complex and often contrarian way of thinking. Now, more than 50 years after the initial publication of her famous book 'The Death and Life of Great American Cities' (1961) in a period of rapid globalisation and deregulated approaches... more...