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  • The Parthenonby Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? In a revised and updated edition, Mary Beard, award winning writer, reviewer and leading Cambridge classicist, tells the history and explains the significance of... more...

  • Piazza San Marcoby Iain Fenlon

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Piazza San Marco is a dynamic open space organically connected to the buildings which frame it. It shows how much is lost if the ensemble is divided into the individual structures of Doges' Palace, Basilica of San Marco, Campanile and so on, each 'marvellous' in their own right but functionally separate. Here a different story is told by relating... more...

  • St Pancras Stationby Simon Bradley

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Simon Bradley traces the history of the station, introducing us to the men behind the architecture and looks at its new international status. This fine new edition includes a fascinating chapter on the new hotel and some timely revisions bringing it fully up to date. 'A marvellous piece of social, aesthetic and technological history... it is impossible... more...

  • Designing Sacred Spacesby Sherin Wing

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 90.00

    Sacred spaces exemplify some of the most exciting and challenging architecture today. Designing Sacred Spaces tells the inside story of seven architecture firms and their approaches to designing churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, monasteries and retreats. Twenty beautifully illustrated case studies located in Asia, Europe, and North America... more...

  • The Transnational Mosqueby Kishwar Rizvi

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 33.99

    Kishwar Rizvi, drawing on the multifaceted history of the Middle East, offers a richly illustrated analysis of the role of transnational mosques in the construction of contemporary Muslim identity. As Rizvi explains, transnational mosques are structures built through the support of both government sponsorship, whether in the home country or abroad,... more...

  • The Beauty of Holinessby Louis P. Nelson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Intermingling architectural, cultural, and religious history, Louis Nelson reads Anglican architecture and decorative arts as documents of eighteenth-century religious practice and belief. In The Beauty of Holiness , he tells the story of the Church of England in colonial South Carolina, revealing how the colony's Anglicans negotiated the tensions... more...

  • Boundariesby Maya Lin

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00

    Renowned artist and architect Maya Lin's visual and verbal sketchbook?a unique view into her artwork and philosophy. Walking through this parklike area, the memorial appears as a rift in the earth -- a long, polished black stone wall, emerging from and receding into the earth. Approaching the memorial, the ground slopes gently downward, and the low... more...

  • Physionomie des paroisses de Parisby Anonyme; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "On a beaucoup écrit, discuté, sur l'origine de l'église Saint-Sulpice : les uns font remonter son ancienneté jusqu'aux temps voisins de Charlemagne ; les autres, au contraire, lui donnent une date plus moderne ; mais convaincus, que nous sommes, du peu d'intérêt de ces sortes de questions pour le lecteur, nous nous garderons bien de suivre... more...

  • Bridgesby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.50

    A bridge is a link between two worlds, a point of tension between two separate and often disparate locations. Free, belonging neither to one region or another, the bridge imposes upon the landscape and defies nature. Its existence embodies the will of mankind to construct these necessary bonds between people and places. A symbol of progress and innovation,... more...

  • Les ouvrages d'art: les pontsby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.50

    Train d union entre deux mondes, le pont est un point de tension entre deux endroits identitaires. Libre, n appartenant ni à une terre ni à l autre, il enfreint le paysage et défie la nature. Le pont incarne à lui seul la volonté humaine de tisser des liens économiques, nécessaires et vitaux entre les hommes. Symbole de progrès et d innovation, le... more...