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  • Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdomby Linda Young

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom: A History addresses the phenomenon of historic houses as a distinct species of museum. Everyone understands the special nature of an art museum, a national museum, or a science museum, but ?house museum? nearly always requires clarification. In the US it?s almost synonymous with... more...

  • New Approaches to Medieval Architectureby Robert Bork; William W. Clark; Abby McGehee

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This collection of essays presents the exciting and innovative work being done in the field of medieval architectural history by scholars affiliated with AVISTA, one of the most active sponsors of such research in the Anglo-American scholarly community. These studies constitute a snapshot of the range of new interpretive strategies being deployed by... more...

  • The Architectural Capriccioby Lucien Steil

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together leading writers and practicing architects including Jean Dethier, David Mayernik, Massimo Scolari, Robert Adam, David Watkin and Leon Krier, this volume provides a kaleidoscopic, multilayered exploration of the Architectural Capriccio. It not only explains the phenomena within a historical context, but moreover, demonstrates its contemporary... more...

  • Modernist Semis and Terraces in Englandby Finn Jensen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Between the two World Wars, there was an unprecedented need for new houses in Britain which resulted in a building boom. While only a small percentage of this building took the form of Modernism, there was still a significant number of semis and terraces built for the workers and middle-class families in the 1920s and 1930s built in this style. This... more...

  • The Bungalow in Twentieth-Century Indiaby Madhavi Desai; Miki Desai

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The primary era of this study - the twentieth century - symbolizes the peak of the colonial rule and its total decline, as well as the rise of the new nation state of India. The processes that have been labeled 'westernization' and 'modernization' radically changed middle-class Indian life during the century. This book describes and explains the... more...

  • A Critical History of Contemporary Architectureby Elie G. Haddad; David Rifkind

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 74.95

    1960, following as it did the last CIAM meeting, signalled a turning point for the Modern Movement. From then on, architecture was influenced by seminal texts by Aldo Rossi and Robert Venturi, and gave rise to the first revisionary movement following Modernism. Bringing together leading experts in the field, this book provides a comprehensive, critical... more...

  • An Architecture of Ineloquenceby J.K. Birksted

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Set on a hillside near Cluny, in a region associated with religious institutions and sacred architecture (including Le Corbusier's La Tourette), Le Carmel de la Paix, designed by Josť Luis Sert, remains tranquilly unvisited and quietly erased from architectural history. Why? This unusual convent falls outside the standard categories of Sert's architecture... more...

  • The Symbol at Your Doorby Nigel Hiscock

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Is the display of number and geometry in medieval religious architecture evidence of intended symbolism? This book offers a new perspective in the retrieval of meaning from architecture in the Greek East and the Latin West, and challenges the view that geometry was merely an outcome of practical procedures by masons. Instead, it attributes intellectual... more...

  • Camera Constructsby Andrew Higgott; Timothy Wray

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 70.95

    Photography and architecture have a uniquely powerful resonance - architectural form provides the camera with the subject for some of its most compelling imagery, while photography profoundly influences how architecture is represented, imagined and produced. Camera Constructs is the first book to reflect critically on the varied interactions of the... more...

  • Rebuilding Anatolia after the Mongol Conquestby Patricia Blessing

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is a study of Islamic architecture in Anatolia following the Mongol conquest in 1243. Complex shifts in rule, movements of population, and cultural transformations took place that affected architecture on multiple levels. Beginning with the Mongol conquest of Anatolia, and ending with the demise of the Ilkhanid Empire, centered in Iran, in... more...