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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Story of the Roman Amphitheatreby David L. Bomgardner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    The Roman amphitheatre was a site both of bloody combat and marvellous spectacle, symbolic of the might of Empire; to understand the importance of the amphitheatre is to understand a key element in the social and political life of the Roman ruling classes. Generously illustrated with 141 plans and photographs, The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre ... 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...

  • Up from Zeroby Paul Goldberger

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Roman Villasby J.T. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Roman Villas explores the social structures of the Roman world by analysing the plans of buildings of all sizes from slightly Romanized farms to palaces. The ways in which the rooms are grouped together; how they intercommunicate; and the ways in which individual rooms and the house are approached, reveal various social patterns, which question traditional... more...