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  • Space and Muslim Urban Lifeby Simon O'Meara

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book develops academic understanding of Muslim urban space by pursuing the structural logic of the premodern Arab-Muslim city, or medina. With particular reference to The Book of Walls , an historical discourse of Islamic law whose primary subject is the wall, the book determines the meaning of a wall and then uses it to analyze the space of... more...

  • The Florentine Villaby Grazia Gobbi Sica

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Scholarly and innovative with visually stunning line drawings and photographs, this volume provides readers with a compelling record of the unbroken pattern of reciprocal use and exchange between the countryside and the walled city of Florence, from the thirteenth century up to the present day. Defying the traditional and idealized interpretation... more...

  • Wiederverwendung von Antike im Mittelalterby Arnold Esch

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 56.00

    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...

  • Architecture of Italyby Jean Castex

    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...

  • Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Citiesby Dennis Rodwell

    Wiley 2008; US$ 109.00

    'There are only a limited number of books on the subject of urban conservation and [this book] is a welcome addition' Journal of Architectural Conservation 'Provides a rounded discussion of sustainability, urban conservation and cultural identity, highlighting the links between them and ending with summary of the challenges and opportunities' Context... more...

  • Universe of Stoneby Philip Ball

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Housing and Dwellingby Barbara Miller Lane

    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...

  • The Challenge of Changeby D. van den Heuvel; M. Mesman; W. Quist

    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...

  • Building Jaipurby Vibhuti Tillotson; Giles Sachdev

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 29.00

    An architectural biography of Jaipur, and a concise history of Indian architectural theory over the last 300 years. more...

  • Frank Lloyd Wrightby Robert McCarter

    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...