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  • Conservation of Ruinsby John Ashurst

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 135.00

    Despite growing international awareness of the presence and significance of ruined buildings and archaeological sites, and the increasingly sophisticated technology available for the collection of data about them, these sites continue to be at risk across the globe. Conservation of Ruins defines and describes these risks, which range from neglect,... more...

  • Building Jewish in the Roman Eastby Peter Richardson

    Baylor University Press 2004; US$ 39.95

    Archaeology has unearthed the glories of ancient Jewish buildings throughout the Mediterranean. But what has remained shrouded is what these buildings meant. Building Jewish surveys the architecture of small rural villages in Galilee in the early Roman period before examining the development of synagogues as Jewish associations. Building Jewish also... more...

  • Re-forming Britainby Elizabeth Darling

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 63.95

    A study of how architects from the late 1920s onwards sought to establish modernism as the dominant ideology in British architecture and to convert the nation to their ideology. 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

    Making extensive use of information gained from hours of in-depth interviews with architects, this new book examines the complex relationship between vision and subsequent practice in the saga of post-war urban reconstruction. more...

  • Space and Muslim Urban Lifeby Simon O'Meara

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This book develops an academic understanding of space by pursuing the structural logic of the premodern Arab-Muslim city, or medina. more...

  • The Florentine Villaby Grazia Gobbi Sica

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 44.95

    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.   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 this re-use... more...

  • Architecture of Italyby Jean Castex

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 75.00

    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...

  • Universe of Stoneby Philip Ball

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    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...