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  • Re-forming Britainby Elizabeth Darling

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 63.95

    Re-forming Britain considers the nature and practice of architectural modernism in inter-war Britain in a new light. Bringing hitherto little considered protagonists and projects to the fore, it argues that rather than being an imported idiom, the new architecture in Britain formed part of an ongoing attempt to make a modern nation. Spanning... more...

  • History of Architectural Conservationby Jukka Jokilehto

    Taylor & Francis 2002; US$ 68.95

    A History of Architectural Conservation expands knowledge about the conservation of ancient monuments, works of art and historic buildings. It includes the origins of the interest in conservation within the European context, and the development of the concepts from Antiquity and the Renaissance to the present day. Jokilehto illustrates how this development... more...

  • The Practice of Modernismby John R. Gold

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    In this sequel to his widely-acclaimed book The Experience of Modernism (1997), John Gold continues his detailed enquiry into the Modern Movement's involvement in urban planning and city design. Making extensive use of information gained from hours of in-depth interviews with architects of the time, this new book examines the complex relationship... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...