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  • 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 Noëleen 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...

  • T-Center St. Marx, Wienby Liesbeth Wächter-Böhm

    Springer 2005; US$ 42.95

    Das spektakulare T-Center Wien wurde von den Architekten Gunther Domenig, Hermann Eisenkock und Herfried Peyker entworfen und gebaut. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...