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  • 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...

  • Women's Placesby Brenda Martin; Penny Sparke

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 73.95

    What was different about the environments that women created as architects, designers and clients at a time when they were gaining increasing political and social status in a male world? Through a series of case studies, Women's Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960 , examines in detail the professional and domestic spaces created by women who... 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...

  • Tracing Modernityby Mari Hvattum; Christian Hermansen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Architects to the Nationby Antoinette J. Lee

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 69.99

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 150.00

    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$ 314.99

    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$ 115.00

    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...