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  • Modern Movement Heritageby Allen Cunningham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.95

    This collection of essays serves as an introduction to modern architectural heritage and the specific problems related to the conservation of modern structures. It covers policy, planning and construction. A selection of case studies elaborates on these issues and illustrates how problems have been addressed. This volume celebrates the first 5... more...

  • Oxford Jacksonby William Whyte

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 189.99

    This is the first biography of T. G. Jackson, an architect who transformed the image of Oxford, rebuilt public schools, and became a leading architect of the arts and crafts movement. Although many of his buildings are famous, until now he has been little known. Yet his work illuminates a whole society as well as an individual. - ;In the late nineteenth... more...

  • Politics and Preservationby John Delafons; J. Delafons

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 98.95

    This book traces the policy history of urban conservation and its relationship to the town planning process and both are set in their political context. Part One deals with the origins of conservation and its cultural background. Part Two deals with the post-war legislation and the increasing scope of conservation. Part Three deals with churches and... more...

  • The Politics of the Piazzaby Dr Eamonn Canniffe; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Through a detailed study of the principal spaces of Italian cities, this book explores the relationship between political systems and their methods of representation in architecture. Illustrated by contemporary photographs and analytical drawings, it examines significant piazzas and situates these examples in their social and political contexts, highlighting... 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...

  • 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...

  • Reading Architectural Historyby Dana Arnold

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 57.95

    Architectural history is more than just the study of buildings. Architecture of the past and present remains an essential emblem of a distinctive social system and set of cultural values and as a result it has been the subject of study of a variety of disciplines. But what is architectural history and how should we read it? Reading Architectural... 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...

  • The Transparent Stateby Deborah Ascher Barnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    Examining the transformation of transparency as a metaphor in West German political thought to an analogy for democratic architecture, this book   questions the prevailing assumption in German architectural circles that transparency in governmental buildings can be equated with openness, accessibility and greater democracy. The Transparent State... more...

  • Universe of Stoneby Philip Ball

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...