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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 165.00

    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...

  • Beyond Descriptionby Ryan Bishop; John Phillips; Wei-Wei Yeo

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 103.95

    This book addresses issues of space, historicity, architecture and textuality by focusing on Singapore's singular position in the region and as a global city. The articles consider how various experiences of Singapore, both from within and from outside, help to complicate existing assumptions about global urbanism, postcolonialism, and architectural... more...

  • Up from Zeroby Paul Goldberger

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 13.99

    In Up from Zero, Paul Goldberger, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the inside story of the quest to rebuild one of the most important symbolic sites in the world, the sixteen acres where the towers of the former World Trade Center stood. A story of power, politics, architecture, community, and culture, Up from Zero takes us inside the controversial... more...

  • Chinese Spatial Strategiesby Jianfei Zhu

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 195.00

    Chinese Spatial Strategies presents a study of social spaces of the capital of Ming Qing China (1420-1911). Focusing on early Ming and early and middle Qing, it explores architectural, urban and geographical space of Beijing, in relation to issues of history, geopolitics, urban social structure, imperial rule and authority, symbolism, and aesthetic... more...

  • Giving Preservation a Historyby Max Page; Randall Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    In this volume, some of the best figures in the field have come together to write on preservation movements across the country, from New York to Atlanta to Santa Fe and others. Giving Preservation a History also touches on the European roots of the historic preservation movement; on how preservation movements have taken a leading role in shaping... more...