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  • The Politics of the Piazzaby Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 89.95

    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 in their social and political contexts, highlighting the urban evidence... more...

  • The Once and Future New Yorkby Randall Mason

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 84.00

    In the popular imagination, the controversial 1963 demolition of Pennsylvania Station gave birth to New York City’s historic preservation movement. As Randall Mason reveals, however, historic preservation has been a persistent force in the development of New York since the 1890s, when the city’s leading politicians, planners, and architects... more...

  • A Joint Enterpriseby Preeti Chopra

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50

    It was the era of the Raj, and yet "A Joint Enterprise" reveals the unexpected role of native communities in the transformation of the urban fabric of British Bombay from 1854 to 1918. Preeti Chopra demonstrates how British Bombay was, surprisingly, a collaboration of the colonial government and the Indian and European mercantile and industrial... more...

  • Architecture and Authority in Japanby William H. Coaldrake

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Basilicaby R. A. Scotti

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • Built to Meet Needs: Cultural Issues in Vernacular Architectureby Paul Oliver

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 80.00

    The study of vernacular architecture explores the characteristics of domestic buildings in particular regions or localities, and the many social and cultural factors that have contributed to their evolution. In this book, vernacular architecture specialist Paul Oliver brings together a wealth of information that spans over two decades, and the whole... more...

  • World Heritage Monuments and Related Edifices in Indiaby Ali Javid

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 75.00

    Hundreds of India's stunning temples are catalogued and copiously illustrated in this two-volume work loaded with color photographs. A brief introduction to the principal religious groups who have made their home in this dynamic region leads into a description of the developmental stages of various architectural components and artistic styles in... more...

  • Desire Linesby NoŽleen Murray; Nick Shepherd; Martin Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    Ground-breaking multi-disciplinary new study of heritage practice in South Africa from native practitioners and scholars following the implementation of the National Heritage Resources Act. more...

  • Portmahomackby Martin Carver

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 148.99

    During the 19th and 20th centuries a trail of chance finds on the outskirts of Portmahomack led to the first exposure in 1996 of a Pictish settlement in northern Scotland. The area became the subject of one of the largest research excavations ever to have taken place on the Scottish mainland. This book describes the discovery and excavation of an early... 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...