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  • Giving Preservation a Historyby Max Page; Randall Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    In this volume, some of the best figures in the field have come together to write on preservation movements across the country, from New York to Atlanta to Santa Fe and others. Giving Preservation a History also touches on the European roots of the historic preservation movement; on how preservation movements have taken a leading role in shaping... more...

  • Chinese Spatial Strategiesby Jianfei Zhu

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 195.00

    Chinese Spatial Strategies presents a study of social spaces of the capital of Ming Qing China (1420-1911). Focusing on early Ming and early and middle Qing, it explores architectural, urban and geographical space of Beijing, in relation to issues of history, geopolitics, urban social structure, imperial rule and authority, symbolism, and aesthetic... more...

  • Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Architectureby Dr Gwendolyn Leick; Gwendolyn Leick

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This Dictionary gives a comprehensive survey of the whole range of ancient Near Eastern architecture from the Neolithic round huts in Palestine to the giant temples of Ptolemaic Egypt. Gwendolyn Leick examines the development of the principal styles of ancient architecture within their geographical and historical context, and describes features of... more...

  • Beyond Descriptionby Ryan Bishop; John Phillips; Wei-Wei Yeo

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 103.95

    This book addresses issues of space, historicity, architecture and textuality by focusing on Singapore's singular position in the region and as a global city. The articles consider how various experiences of Singapore, both from within and from outside, help to complicate existing assumptions about global urbanism, postcolonialism, and architectural... more...

  • Story of the Roman Amphitheatreby David L. Bomgardner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    The Roman amphitheatre was a site both of bloody combat and marvellous spectacle, symbolic of the might of Empire; to understand the importance of the amphitheatre is to understand a key element in the social and political life of the Roman ruling classes. Generously illustrated with 141 plans and photographs, The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre ... more...

  • Roman Villasby J.T. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Roman Villas explores the social structures of the Roman world by analysing the plans of buildings of all sizes from slightly Romanized farms to palaces. The ways in which the rooms are grouped together; how they intercommunicate; and the ways in which individual rooms and the house are approached, reveal various social patterns, which question traditional... more...