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  • LOS LUGARES MISTERIOSOS DE LA TIERRAby Massimo Centini

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2017; US$ 6.99

    Bomarzo, Carnac, Chartres, Lago Ness, Stonehenge, Isla de Pascua, Nazca, Gizeh, Ayers Rock... Se trata de lugares misteriosos de la Tierra que, a pesar de que hay estudios cada vez más detallados sobre ellos, siguen asombrándonos con preguntas sin aparente respuesta. ¿Quiénes y por qué construyeron las pirámides? ¿Para qué servían las gigantescas figuras... more...

  • The Break with the Pastby Deborah Ascher Barnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Between 1918 and 1933 the German interwar avant-garde was a primary force driving European cultural innovation and modernism. These innovations continue to influence artistic practice, theory, and arts education today, thus making a comprehensive study of the relationship between individual war experience and the immediate response of avant-garde... more...

  • Colonialism and Modern Architecture in Germanyby Itohan Osayimwese

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 49.95

    Over the course of the nineteenth century, drastic social and political changes, technological innovations, and exposure to non-Western cultures affected Germany’s built environment in profound ways. The economic challenges of Germany’s colonial project forced architects designing for the colonies to abandon a centuries-long, highly ornamental architectural... more...

  • Architektonische Konzepte der Rekonstruktionby Alexander Stumm

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 34.99

    2016 New editorship Elisabeth Blum, Jesko Fezer, Günther Fischer, Angelika Schnell Not unjustly referred to as legendary, this series of books on the history and theory of architecture and urban development was founded in 1963 by Ulrich Conrads, who was joined by Peter Neitzke as a co-editor of the series in the early 1980s. Now numbering... more...

  • Zwischen Krone und Kurieby Reinhard Rupert Metzner

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 68.99

    Die hochmittelalterlichen Fernstraßen nach Rom, allen voran die bekannte Via Francigena, dienten als multifunktionale Transferlinien der religiösen, politischen und künstlerischen Kommunikation. Entlang der italienischen Streckenabschnitte, an den brisantesten Kulminationspunkten des Konflikts zwischen dem römisch-deutschen Kaiser und dem Papst, wurde... more...

  • The House of Fictionby Phyllis Richardson

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19 US$ 20.00

    Houses in literature have captured readers’ imaginations for centuries, from Gothic castles to Georgian stately homes, Bloomsbury townhouses and high-rise penthouses. Step on to a tour of real and imagined houses that great English writers have used to reflect the themes of their novels… houses that became like characters themselves, embodiments of... more...

  • Slavery in the Cityby Clifton Ellis; Rebecca Ginsburg

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 32.50

    Countering the widespread misconception that slavery existed only on plantations, and that urban areas were immune from its impacts, Slavery in the City is the first volume to deal exclusively with the impact of North American slavery on urban design and city life during the antebellum period. This groundbreaking collection of essays brings together... more...

  • Turismo e Viagem no Egito Antigoby Mohammed Yehia Z. Ahmed; Andrea Cruz Miranda Goodall

    Babelcube Inc. 2017; US$ 5.00

    "Dai pão a quem tem fome, água a quem tem sede, vista quem não tem roupa e um barco para aqueles que não têm [...]". Este é um texto egípcio antigo, que mostra como viajar era uma atividade humana impotante nos tempos antigos. Os estudiosos classificaram agora mobilidade para viagens e turismo. Além disso, existem vários tipos e finalidades de turismo... more...

  • Remembering Places: A Memoirby Joseph Rykwert

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Born in Warsaw in 1926, Joseph Rykwert is one of the best-known critics and historians of architecture. One of very few writers to be awarded the RIBA’s highest honour, the Royal Gold Medal, in 2014, and author of countless books and essays, his influence over the past 60 years cannot be underestimated. In this memoir he tells for the first time of... more...

  • English Parish Churches and Chapelsby Matthew Byrne

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 18.99

    There are over 40,000 churches and chapels in the United Kingdom. The earliest were built by the first Anglo-Saxon Christians and about 10,000 were built before the Reformation in the sixteenth century. This beautifully illustrated book features photographic portraits and descriptions of 26 English churches and chapels: ancient and modern, large and... more...