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- University of Hawaii Press 2017; 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...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99
Built more than sixty years after the California Gold Rush that inspired massive migration to Northern California, and ten years after the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco, Filoli represented a desire to create a magnificent and enduring country estate. Designed between 1915 and 1917 and set against the dramatic backdrop of the... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 44.63
Patricia Merkel stellt in dieser Studie erstmals das Schaffen des Architekten Ernst Neufert (1900?1986) detailliert und im architekturhistorischen Kontext vor. Besonders im Fokus stehen Neuferts pršgende Jahre zwischen 1920 und 1940 in Weimar, Dessau und Berlin ? den Geburtsorten des Neuen Bauens. Die Autorin widmet sich den Voraussetzungen... more...
- 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...
- Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 7.21
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...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2016; US$ 70.99
The castles of the late medieval period represent some of the finest medieval monuments in Britain, with an almost infinite capacity to fascinate and draw controversy. They are also a source of considerable academic debate. The contents of this volume represent key works in castle scholarship. Topics discussed include castle warfare, fortress customs,... more...
- Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.28
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...
- Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.59
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...
- I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 32.00
The ancient Greeks attributed great importance to the sacred during war and campaigning, as demonstrated from their earliest texts. Among the first four lines of the Iliad, for example, is a declaration that Apollo began the feud between Achilles and Agamemnon and sent a plague upon the Greek army because its leader, Agamemnon, had mistreated Apollo?s... more...