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- De Gruyter 2005; US$ 53.95
In the Middle Ages, imaginative re-use was made of architectural components from classical antiquity such as columns, capitals, cornices, and even statues, sarcophagi, reliefs and inscriptions; the motives ranged from simple utilisation of materials through interpretatio christiana to political legitimation. The author demonstrates how... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 83.00
Covering all regions of Italy?from Turin's Palace of Labor in northern Italy to the Monreale Cathedral and Cloister in Sicily?and all periods of Italian architecture?from the first-century Colosseum in Rome to the Casa Rustica apartments built in Milan in the 1930s?this volume examines over 70 of Italy's most important architectural landmarks. Writing... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.49
Chartres Cathedral, south of Paris, is revered as one of the most beautiful and profound works of art in the Western canon. But what did it mean to those who constructed it in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries?and why was it built at such immense height and with such glorious play of light, in the soaring manner we now call Gothic? In this eminently... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 113.00 US$ 97.93
Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities examines how the two key issues of urban conservation and sustainability relate to each other in the context of historic cities, and how they can be brought together in a common philosophy and practice that is mutually supportive. It sets out the theoretical and practical background to architectural... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 57.95
Housing and Dwelling collects the best in recent scholarly and philosophical writings that bear upon the history of domestic architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lane combines exemplary readings that focus on and examine the issues involved in the study of domestic architecture, taken from an innovative and informed combination... more...
- IOS Press 2008; US$ 135.00
Conservation of architecture - and the conversation of modern architecture in particular - has assumed new challenges. Rather than attempting to return a modern building to its resumed original state, the challenge of these proceedings is to revalue the essence of the manifold manifestations of modern architecture and redefine its meanings in a rapidly... more...
- Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 24.95
Kenneth Bendiner journeys from the Renaissance to the present day?through the works of artists from Rembrandt to Manet to Warhol?to make the case that, though understudied, paintings of food are so important that they should be considered a separate classification of art, a genre unto themselves. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50
It was the era of the Raj, and yet "A Joint Enterprise" reveals the unexpected role of native communities in the transformation of the urban fabric of British Bombay from 1854 to 1918. Preeti Chopra demonstrates how British Bombay was, surprisingly, a collaboration of the colonial government and the Indian and European mercantile and industrial... more...
- Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95
In this detailed history of domestic architecture in West Africa, Peter Mark shows how building styles are closely associated with social status and ethnic identity. Mark documents the ways in which local architecture was transformed by long-distance trade and complex social and cultural interactions... more...