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  • 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...

  • School Design Togetherby Pamela Woolner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The time is ripe for interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to school design. Whatever the current funding limitations, we still need to think about how we design, organise and use space in schools for learning and teaching. This edited book ensures that we don?t start from ground zero in terms of good design. Including chapters from researchers... more...

  • Power and Architectureby Michael Minkenberg

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Capital cities have been the seat of political power and central stage for their state?s political conflicts and rituals throughout the ages. In the modern era, they provide symbols for and confer meaning to the state, thereby contributing to the ?invention? of the nation. Capitals capture the imagination of natives, visitors and outsiders alike,... more...

  • How to Read a Building (Collins Need to Know?)by Timothy Brittain-Catlin

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Architecture is all around us ? it is part of our lives, and its development is a central theme in the history of mankind. Learning to read a building is the route to understanding a major part of our cultural inheritance. Collins Need to Know? How to Read a Building shows you how to analyse and interpret architectural features with confidence. more...

  • How to Read a Building (Collins Need to Know?)by Timothy Brittain-Catlin

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Architecture is all around us ? it is part of our lives, and its development is a central theme in the history of mankind. Learning to read a building is the route to understanding a major part of our cultural inheritance. Collins Need to Know? How to Read a Building shows you how to analyse and interpret architectural features with confidence. more...

  • Icehousesby Tim Buxbaum

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    In the days before refrigeration, the very wealthy would use specially designed icehouses to store food from one season to the next. This book examines the design and development of icehouses, using many illustrations to explain how they worked and how they improved as scientific knowledge increased. With a detailed description of the different uses... more...

  • Rock and Pop Venuesby Niels Werner Adelman-Larsen

    Springer 2014; US$ 139.00

    Gives precise guidelines on how to design the acoustics in venues that present amplified musicDebates essential construction details, including placement of sound system and use of possible building materials, in the architectural design of new venues or the renovation of old ones Presents 75 well-known European Rock & Pop venues, their architecture,... 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...

  • Carmarthen Castleby Neil Ludlow

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    One of Wales’s most important but least-known castles is put back at the heart of the history of medieval Wales. more...