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  • Building Ideasby Jay Pridmore; Tom Rossiter

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

     Many books have been written about the University of Chicago over its 120-year history, but most of them focus on the intellectual environment, favoring its great thinkers and their many breakthroughs. Yet for the students and scholars who live and work here, the physical university—its stately buildings and beautiful grounds—forms... more...

  • THE SACRED IN-BETWEEN BARRIEby Thomas Barrie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    The sacred place was, and still is, an intermediate zone created in the belief that it has the ability to co-join the religious aspirants to their gods. An essential means of understanding this sacred architecture is through the recognition of its role as an ?in-between? place. Establishing the contexts, approaches and understandings of architecture... more...

  • Rosslyn Chapel Decodedby Alan Butler; John Ritchie

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Rosslyn Chapel is a deeply enigmatic 15th-century Gothic masterpiece, situated near Edinburgh. Although generally referred to as a 'chapel' and acting as a local parish church these days, Rosslyn is actually much more than either - and in fact most people who have studied the site in detail come to the conclusion that those who created the structure... more...

  • Kindergarten Architectureby Mark Dudek

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.95

    This fully illustrated guide to the planning and design of pre-school facilities for children is supported by a broad range of case studies, drawn from around the world. Both new buildings and adapted premises are covered. Essays on social development and childcare put the projects in context. Based on extensive research, Kindergarten Architecture... more...

  • Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Careby Mardelle McCuskey Shepley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care provides an overview of the design and research issues associated with the development of environments for pediatric and neonatal intensive care. This is the first and only book dedicated to this topic and was created to support individuals interested in developing and studying critical care environments... more...

  • Squaresby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 112.00

    The question of spatial composition and user quality of sites arises in every urban design concept or intervention in urban public spaces.Squares is the first wide-ranging reference work in which the design and proportions of urban squaresare compared and studied. Seventy European public squares are presented systematically in as-built plan, ground... more...

  • Platzatlasby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 112.00

    Bei jedem städtebaulichen Entwurf, jedem Eingriff in öffentliche Räume stellt sich die Frage nach der Platzkomposition und der nutzungsgerechten Qualität. Der Platzatlas ist das erste breit angelegte Referenzwerk, in dem die Gestaltung, die Proportionen städtischer Platzräume studiert und verglichen werden. 70 europäische Plätze werden in Schwarzplan,... more...

  • The Holy City of Medinaby Harry Munt

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Examines the emergence of Medina as a holy city, focusing on the historical developments of the first three Islamic centuries. more...

  • Medieval Church Architectureby Jon Cannon

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    By the end of the medieval period, Britain?s churches already had an architectural heritage of one thousand years, much of which remains on view today. This guide by architectural historian Jon Cannon uses high-quality photographs and diagrams to help us to analyze the leading changes in style from the Anglo-Saxon period, through the Romanesque as... more...

  • Sabato Rodia's Towers in Wattsby Luisa Del Giudice

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    The extraordinary Watts Towers were created over the course of three decades by a determined, single-minded artist, Sabato Rodia, a highly remarkable Italian immigrant laborer who wanted to do "something big." Now a National Historic Landmark and internationally renowned destination, the Watts Towers in Los Angeles are both a personal artistic... more...