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  • Alston Moor, Cumbriaby Lucy Jessop; Matthew Whitfield; Andrew Davison

    English Heritage Publishing 2015; US$ 10.19

    Alston Moor is a large rural parish in Cumbria which historically both depended upon and provided important services for the agricultural and mineral industries of the North Pennines.Much of the area's settlement is dispersed among hamlets and single farmsteads. Isolated from major northern cities such as Carlisle and Newcastle by the surrounding... more...

  • The Architecture of the Illusive Distanceby Amir H. Ameri

    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...

  • At Home in Postwar Franceby Nicole C. Rudolph

    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...

  • Architectural Temperanceby Victor Deupi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon Kings, the book also discusses the establishment of a program of architectural education at the newly founded Real Academia de Bellas Artes... more...

  • Zur Sache des Buchesby Michael Hagner

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 12.72

    Das gedruckte Buch galt lange Zeit unangefochten als das wichtigste Organ geisteswissenschaftlicher Forschung. Doch in den letzten Jahren ist ein ganzes Gefüge von Medien, Werten und Praktiken in Bewegung geraten. Mit den Möglichkeiten digitaler Forschung und Kommunikation sowie Forderungen nach einer Standardisierung von Publikationen wirkt das Schreiben... more...

  • San Franciscoby Andrea Ponsi

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    San Francisco is a city designed for artists and wanderers. From North Beach, to Chinatown, to the cold, rough surf of Ocean Beach, to Marin, both visitors and lifelong residents have endless opportunities to explore new neighborhoods, buildings, environments, and cultures just by getting in the car, hopping on a cable car, or by simply walking around... more...

  • Reckoning with Colin Roweby Emmanuel Petit

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    While the first half of the 20th century in architecture was, to a large extent, characterized by innovations in aesthetics (accompanied by succinct and polemical manifestoes), the post-war decades saw emerge a more refined and intellectual disciplinary framework that eventually metamorphosed into the highly theory-focused moment of the 'postmodern'.... more...

  • Architectural Agentsby Annabel Jane Wharton

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Buildings are not benign; rather, they commonly manipulate and abuse their human users. Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, owners, or occupants. And often they act badly. Treating buildings as bodies, Annabel Jane Wharton writes biographies of symptomatic structures in order... more...

  • Ars et Ingenium: The Embodiment of Imagination in Francesco di Giorgio Martini?s Drawingsby Pari Riahi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    When did drawing become an integral part of architecture? Among several architects and artists who brought about this change during the Renaissance, Francesco di Giorgio Martini?s ideas on drawing recorded in his Trattati di architettura, ingegneria e arte militare (1475-1490) are significant. Francesco suggests that drawing is linked to the architect?s... more...

  • Architecture's Appealby Marc J. Neveu; Negin Djavaherian

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    This collection of previously unpublished essays from a diverse range of well-known scholars and architects builds on the architectural tradition of phenomenological hermeneutics as developed by Dalibor Veseley and Joseph Rykwert and carried on by David Leatherbarrow, Peter Carl and Alberto Pérez-Gómez. Taking an interdisciplinary approach and drawing... more...