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  • William Morris and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildingsby Andrea Elizabeth Donovan

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, founded by artist and craftsman William Morris in 1877, sought to preserve the integrity of historic buildings by preventing unnecessary repairs and additions. William Morris's intention and that of the SPAB, as outlined by the original manifesto, was that buildings of any period had a life that... more...

  • Stockholmby Thomas Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 120.00

    This is the first history of Stockholm?s development from the city?s unique seventeenth-century redevelopment and extension to the postmodern, postindustrial trends of today. While the city?s planners borrowed the ideas from abroad at certain periods, they provided the lead for the rest of the world at others. For much of the mid-twentieth century... more...

  • Monumentality and the Roman Empireby Edmund Thomas

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 329.99

    The quality of 'monumentality' commonly attributed to the buildings of the Roman Empire has helped to make them enduring models for builders of later periods. This extensively illustrated book is the first full-length study of the concept of monumentality in Classical Antiquity, and its significance for the Romans themselves. - ;The quality... more...

  • Heritage or Heresyby Brenda Deen Schildgen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 120.00

    This is an account of the roles of local and national movements, and of memory and regret in the destruction or preservation of the architectural, artistic, and historic legacy of Europe in which the author examines what is cultural heritage and why it matters. more...

  • The Possibility of (an) Architectureby Mark Goulthorpe

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 46.95

    Articulating a radical agenda for the rethinking of the basic precepts of the construction industry in light of digital technologies, this book explores the profound shift that is underway in all aspects of architectural process. Essays and lectures from the last fifteen years discuss these changes in relation to dECOi Architects, created in 1991... more...

  • Embodiments of Powerby Gary B. Cohen; Franz A. J. Szabo

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 90.00

    The period of the baroque (late sixteenth to mid-eighteenth centuries) saw extensive reconfiguration of European cities and their public spaces. Yet, this transformation cannot be limited merely to signifying a style of art, architecture, and decor. Rather, the dynamism, emotionality, and potential for grandeur that were inherent in the baroque... more...

  • Edward James Lennoxby Marilyn M. Litvak

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 11.99

    "Concise, informative and well-illustrated, this short volume speaks reams about a career that included Toronto's first millennial project (Old City Hall), a castle (Casa Loma), as well as the massive generating power station at Niagara Falls (Palace of Power)." - Christopher Hume, The Toronto Star more...

  • Modern Architecture in Historic Citiesby Sebastian Loew

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Modern Architecture in Historic Cities illustrates why France has been so successful in combining conservation and modernity, and points to important lessons for other countries which can be drawn from the French experience. Beginning with an empirical review of particular events which have affected attitudes towards heritage in France, this book... more...

  • Architecture and Orderby Michael Parker Pearson; Colin Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    Architecture is a powerful medium for representing, ordering and classifying the world, and understanding the use of space is fundamental to archaeological inquiry. Architecture and Order draws on the work of archaeologists, social theorists and architects to explore the way in which people relate to the architecture which surrounds them. In many... more...

  • Traditional Islamic Principles of Built Environmentby Hisham Mortada

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Written with the non-Muslim reader in mind, this book analyses the principles and values established by Islamic tradition to govern the social and physical environments of Muslims. The picture of Islam that emerges from this work is of a way of life with social ideals. Relying on the Qur'an and Sunna , the basic sources of Islamic law, and using... more...