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  • Building the Modern Churchby Robert Proctor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council, architectural historian Robert Proctor examines the transformations in British Roman Catholic church architecture that took place in the two decades surrounding this crucial event. Inspired by new thinking in theology and changing practices of worship, and by a growing acceptance of modern art and architecture,... more...

  • Cityscapes in Historyby Heléna Tóth; Katrina Gulliver

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Cityscapes in History: Creating the Urban Experience explores the ways in which scholars from a variety of disciplines - history, history of art, geography and architecture - think about and study the urban environment. The concept ?cityscapes? refers to three different dynamics that shape the development of the urban environment: the interplay between... more...

  • Style and Seductionby Elana Shapira

    Brandeis University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Explores the central role of Jewish patrons as shapers of Viennese modernism more...

  • Toronto's Local Movie Theatres of Yesteryearby Doug Taylor

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 10.99

    Relive Toronto?s golden age of local movie houses, when the city boasted over 150 theatres. A night at the movies was the highlight of the week for adults, and the Saturday afternoon matinee the most anticipated event in a child?s life. more...

  • Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africaby Michelle Apotsos

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa shows you the relationship between architecture and Islamic identity in West Africa. The book looks broadly across Muslim West Africa and takes an in-depth study of the village of Larabanga, a small Muslim community in Northern Ghana, to help you see how the built environment encodes cultural history... more...

  • Comment Paris s'est transforméby Camille Piton; Alfred Martial Lamouroux

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le quartier de Paris que nous nous proposons d'étudier est celui sur lequel s'élevaient les bâtiments de la Halle blé. Ce terrain, dont les limites avaient peu varié jusqu'aux transformations apportées récemment pour l'achèvement de la rue du Louvre et la construction de la Bourse de Commerce, était borné par les rues Vauvilliers, Coquillière,... more...

  • Wiederkehr und Mehrdeutigkeitby Jonis Hartmann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 59.99

    Jonis Hartmann unternimmt in vorliegender Untersuchung den Versuch, Entwurfswerkzeuge jenseits von Stift und Papier begrifflich einzuführen. Sie setzen a priori an und begleiten den Entwurf geistig. Im Gegensatz zum "genialischen Moment" des Entwerfens sind sie übertragbar, regelhaft und verbalisierbar. Der Autor erläutert ihre Existenz und Konstituierung... more...

  • American Arcadiaby Peter J. Holliday

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    American Arcadia explores the innumerable ways Californians shaped their visual and social culture using models and ideals from the classical tradition more...

  • Swahili Port Citiesby Sandy Prita Meier

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    On the Swahili coast of East Africa, monumental stone houses, tombs, and mosques mark the border zone between the interior of the African continent and the Indian Ocean. Prita Meier explores this coastal environment and shows how an African mercantile society created a place of cosmopolitan longing. Meier understands architecture as more than a way... more...

  • Digital Archetypesby Sambit Datta; David Beynon

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    This unique book presents a broad multi-disciplinary examination of early temple architecture in Asia, written by two experts in digital reconstruction and the history and theory of Asian architecture. The authors examine the archetypes of Early Brahmanic, Hindu and Buddhist temple architecture from their origins in north western India to their... more...