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  • Desire Linesby NoŽleen Murray; Nick Shepherd; Martin Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    This ground breaking new work draws together a cross-section of South African scholars to provide a lively and comprehensive review of the under-researched area of heritage practice following the introduction of the National Heritage Resources Act. Looking at the daily heritage debates, from naming streets to projects such as the Gateway to Robben... more...

  • Sacred Power, Sacred Spaceby Jeanne Halgren Kilde

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 24.99

    Jeanne Halgren Kilde's survey of church architecture is unlike any other. Her main concern is not the buildings themselves, but rather the dynamic character of Christianity and how church buildings shape and influence the religion. Kilde argues that a primary function of church buildings is to represent and reify three different types of power:... more...

  • Roman Theatresby Frank Sear

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 424.99

    This book is an up-to-date and comprehensive account of Roman theatre architecture. It contains information, plans, and photographs of every theatre in the Roman Empire for which there is archaeological evidence, together with a full analysis of how Roman theatres were designed, built, and paid for, and how theatres differ in different parts of the... more...

  • Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300?1500: Volume 3, Southern Englandby Anthony Emery

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 72.00

    The third volume in the survey of great houses of Medieval England and Wales, first published in 2006, examines Southern England. more...

  • Basilicaby R. A. Scotti

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R. A. Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch: the building of St. Peter?s Basilica. Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II in 1506, the endeavor would span two tumultuous centuries, challenge the greatest Renaissance masters?Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante?and... more...

  • Proportionby Richard Padovan

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 83.95

    This handbook provides readers with a well-illustrated and readable comparative guide to proportion systems in architecture, setting out the mathematical principles that underlie the main systems and illustrating these with examples of their use in historical and modern buildings. The main body of the text traces the interplay of abstraction and empathy... more...

  • African American Architectsby Dreck Spurlock Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 205.00

    African-American architects have been designing and building houses and public buildings since 1865. Although many of these structures survive today, the architects themselves are virtually unknown. This unique reference work brings their lives and work to light for the first time. Written by 100 experts ranging from architectural historians to archivists,... more...

  • The Emergence of Modern Architectureby Liane Lefaivre; Alexander Tzonis

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 78.95

    A†cognitive history of the emergence of modern architecture. Cutting across disciplinarian and institutional divisions as we know them today,†this book†reconstructs developments within the framework of a cognitive history of the past. Modern is here taken to mean the radical re-thinking of architecture from the end of the tenth century in Europe to... more...

  • Architects to the Nationby Antoinette J. Lee

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 77.99

    This text traces the evolution and accomplishments of the office, that from 1852 until 1939 held a virtual monopoly over federal building design. Among its more memorable buildings are New York City's neo-Renaissance customhouse, and the ancient adobe Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe. more...

  • Architecture and its Ethical Dilemmasby Nicholas Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 78.95

    A cast of leading writers and practitioners tackle the ethical questions that architects are increasingly facing in their work, from practical considerations in construction to the wider social context of buildings, their appearance, use and place in the narrative of the environment. This book gives an account of these ethical questions from the perspectives... more...