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  • Edward Priorby Martin Godfrey Cook

    Crowood 2015; US$ 36.46

    Edward Schroder Prior designed the cathedral of the Arts and Crafts Movement (St Andrew's Church, Roker), perfected the popular butterfly plan in his houses, and published what is still the seminal work on medieval gothic art in England in 1900. Highly regarded by critics such as Ian Nairn, Prior is sometimes considered to have narrowly missed out... more...

  • The City Crown by Bruno Tautby Dr Matthew Mindrup; Dr Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    This book is the first English translation of the German architect Bruno Taut?s early twentieth century anthology Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown). Written under the influence of World War I, Taut developed The City Crown to promote a utopian urban concept where people would live in a garden city of ?apolitical socialism? and peaceful collaboration... more...

  • Architectural History Retoldby Paul Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    How much do you know about Greek architecture? Roman? Gothic? The Renaissance? Modernism? Perhaps more importantly, do you know how these are connected or how one style evolved to become another? Or what happened historically during each of these periods? Architectural History Retold is your roadmap for your journey through architectural history.... more...

  • The Historiography of Persian Architectureby Mohammad Gharipour

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Historiography is the study of the methodology of writing history, the development of the discipline of history, and the changing interpretations of historical events in the works of individual historians. Exploring the historiography of Persian art and architecture requires a closer look at a diverse range of sources, including chronicles, historical... more...

  • Wooden Church Architecture of the Russian Northby Evgeny Khodakovsky

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    The book presents a broad panoramic overview of church architecture in the Russian North between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries. While it is inevitably overshadowed by the imperial splendour of the country?s capital cities, this unique phenomenon is regarded as the most distinctive national expression of traditional Russian artistic culture... more...

  • Hongkong, Macau und Kantonby Ernst Boerschmann; Eduard Kögel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    In 1933, the German architect and China scholar Ernst Boerschmann visited the cities of Hong Kong, Macau and Canton (Guangzhou) and documented their transformation into functionally divided major cities. Boerschmann?s unpublished descriptions of a radical change in the structure of a city still have resonance 80 years later, and many of... more...

  • Fenestra prospectivaby Gerd Blum; Kurt W. Forster

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Vistas across the land, the landscape, and the garden are a particular hallmark of the Italian palaces and villas of the early modern era. The author of this book provides the first detailed documentation of the Renaissance reconstruction of the antique discourse on vistas of ideal places and architecturally staged and framed views. ... more...

  • The Grand Documentationby Eduard Kögel

    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...

  • 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...