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  • Geometry and Atmosphereby C. Alan Short; Peter Barrett; Alistair Fair; Monty Sutrisna

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Drawing on detailed design, construction and financial histories of six prominent Performing Arts buildings with budgets ranging from £3.4 million to over £100 million, Geometry and Atmosphere presents unique and valuable insights into the complex process of building for the arts. Each theatre project, from tailor-made spaces for avant-garde companies... more...

  • Architects of Buddhist Leisureby Justin Thomas McDaniel; Mark Michael Rowe

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 68.00

    Buddhism, often described as an austere religion that condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in Asia. Creative religious improvisations designed by Buddhists have been produced both within and outside of monasteries across the region?in Nepal, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong,... more...

  • Sydney's Martin Placeby Judith O'Callaghan; Paul Hogben; Robert Freestone

    Allen & Unwin 2016; US$ 31.82

    The history of one of Australia's most iconic urban precincts, from bustling colonial thoroughfare to imposing address for global corporations and gathering place for civic events. more...

  • Unholy Writby David Williams

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 7.60

    When Arthur Moonlight, a financially troubled aristocrat, has second thoughts about selling the family mansion to the fanatical 'Forward Britain' movement he calls in his friend, London financier Mark Treasure, to stop the sale. But the situation is far more complicated than it first seems and when evidence comes to light that a valuable Shakespearean... more...

  • The Fatal Fortressby Bill Clements

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.31

    The Fall of Singapore in February 1942 was arguably the greatest disaster suffered by the British Empire. Between 1923 and 1938, the Singapore naval base had been upgraded with some of the largest coast guns ever installed. The guns’ design and incorrect siting have since been blamed for the humiliating debacle. The Fatal Fortress traces the... more...

  • England?s Historic Churches by Trainby Murray Naylor

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.64

    The second millennium saw the spread and consolidation of Christianity in Britain. One means by which the Normans tightened their grip on Britain after 1066 was by the construction of magnificent cathedrals, thereby demonstrating their intention to remain here. In his earlier book – England’s Cathedrals by Train – Murray Naylor... more...

  • Information Materialsby Manuel Kretzer

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 116.29

    This book considers the potential of new, smart materials and their use in architecture. It begins with an overview of current global tendencies (technological, demographic, and socio-anthropological) and their relevance for architectural design. Expanding upon approaches for flexible design solutions to address change and uncertainty, Dr. Kretzer... more...

  • Palazzos of Powerby Aaron V. Wunsch; Joseph E.B. Elliott; David E. Nye

    Princeton Architectural Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    "If it isn't Electric, it isn't Modern." Such was the slogan of the Philadelphia Electric Company, developer of an unprecedented network of massive metropolitan power stations servicing greater Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century. These once-brilliant sentinels of civic utility and activity were designed to convey "solidity and immensity"... more...

  • Master Builder of the Lower Rio Grandeby W. Eugene George DECEASED; Mary Carolyn Hollers George; MariŠ Eugenia Guerra; Stephen Fox

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    In 1865, Heinrich Portscheller emigrated to Mexico from his native Germany, perhaps motivated by a desire to avoid compulsory military service in the Austro-Prussian War. The scion of a well-known family of masons and master builders, he had the misfortune to disembark at Veracruz during the Franco-Mexican War. Portscheller and his traveling companion... more...

  • Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorialby Paul Chapman

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 30.00

    This is a comprehensive and highly emotive volume, borne of years of intensive research and many trips to the battlefields of the Great War. It seeks to humanise Tyne Cot cemetery, to offer the reader a chance to engage with the personal stories of the soldiers whose names have been chiseled there in stone. Poignant stories of camaraderie, tragic... more...