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  • Schools and Kindergartensby Mark Dudek

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 70.00

    The book illustrates how the most up-to-date educational strategiesare realized in built form. This specialized field is explained in all its relevant aspects such as role in the community, outdoor spaces, sustainability and technical requirementslike lighting and acoustics. With over 70 case studies from Europe, North America and the Pacific Region,... more...

  • Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experienceby Nadine Schibille

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the meaning of art in early Byzantium. Byzantine aesthetic thought is re-evaluated against late antique Neoplatonism... more...

  • Platzatlasby 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.Platzatlas 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...

  • 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...

  • Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classesby Nnamdi Elleh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book not only shows how architects can learn from traditional or vernacular dwellings in order to create habitations for the people of low-income groups in public housing scenarios, but also demonstrates how the architecture of the economically underprivileged classes goes beyond culturally-inspired tectonic interpretations of vernacular traditions... more...

  • Bramante's Tempietto, the Roman Renaissance, and the Spanish Crownby Jack Freiberg

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 92.00

    This groundbreaking book situates Bramante's Tempietto at the center of an arts program that exalted Spain's quest for Christian hegemony. more...

  • The Forts and Fortifications of Europe 1815- 1945by J. E. Kaufmann; H. W. Kaufmann

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.95

    After the Napoleonic Wars the borders of Europe were redrawn and relative peace endured across the region, but the volatile politics of the late nineteenth century generated an atmosphere of fear and distrust, and it gave rise to a new era of fortress building. In the neutral states situated between France and Germany - The Netherlands, Belgium and... more...

  • Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildingsby Jack Moehle

    McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 175.00

    Complete coverage of earthquake-resistant concrete building design Written by a renowned seismic engineering expert, this authoritative resource discusses the theory and practice for the design and evaluation of earthquakeresisting reinforced concrete buildings. The book addresses the behavior of reinforced concrete materials, components, and systems... more...

  • Defence Sites IIby C. A. Brebbia; C. Clark

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 372.00

    Containing the proceedings of the second International Conference on Defence Sites, Heritage and Future this book promotes the knowledge of the scale, design and functions of defence sites. It brings a better understanding of the issues raised by their redundancy and the implications of different disposal processes for the land. more...

  • Commemoration as Conflictby Sara McDowell; Máire Braniff

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    McDowell and Braniff explore the relationship between commemoration and conflict in societies which have engaged in peace processes, attempting to unpack the ways in which the practices of memory and commemoration influence efforts to bring armed conflict to an end and whether it can even reactivate conflict as political circumstances change. more...