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- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 70.00
The once famous trading center of Gorée, Sénégal today lies in the busy harbor of the modern city of Dakar. From its beginnings as a modest outpost, Gorée became one of the intersections which linked African trading routes to the European Atlantic trade. Then, as now, people of all nationalities poured into the island; Dutch, English, French, and... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00
This book on Roman construction explains why and how Roman builders employed a set of unusual vaulting techniques. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
This book investigates architecture as a form of diplomacy in the context of the Second World War at six major European international and national expositions that took place between 1937 and 1959. The volume gives a fascinating account of architecture assuming the role of the carrier of war-related messages, some of them camouflaged while others... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95
Some of the most visible expressions of human culture are illustrated architecturally. Unfortunately for archaeologists, the architecture being studied is not always visible and must be inferred from soil inconsistencies or charred remains. This study deals with research into roughly a millennium of Native American architecture in the Southeast... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 11.16
This book completes the story of one of the most formidable defensive lines in Europe in World War II, looking at the lesser known Mediterranean extension and describing how it was conceived of, built and used. After the alarming collapse of Italy in 1943, the Germans launched a crash building program and the ?Sudwall? (South Wall) sprang up quickly... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.00
A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas is the first comprehensive survey to narrate the urbanization of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, making it a vital resource to help you understand the built environment in this part of the world. The book combines the latest scholarship about the indigenous past... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 13.95
Following on from two previous volumes covering the Atlantic Wall, this book completes the story of one of the most formidable defensive lines in Europe in World War II, looking at the lesser known Mediterranean extension and describing how it was conceived of, built and used. After the alarming collapse of Italy in 1943, the Germans launched a crash... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 61.95
Structural engineering is central to the design of a building. How the building behaves when subjected to various forces ? the weight of the materials used to build it, the weight of the occupants or the traffic it carries, the force of the wind etc ? is fundamental to its stability. The alliance between architecture and structural engineering is... more...