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  • American Arcadiaby Peter J. Holliday

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    American Arcadia explores the innumerable ways Californians shaped their visual and social culture using models and ideals from the classical tradition more...

  • Boundariesby Maya Lin

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    Renowned artist and architect Maya Lin's visual and verbal sketchbook?a unique view into her artwork and philosophy. Walking through this parklike area, the memorial appears as a rift in the earth -- a long, polished black stone wall, emerging from and receding into the earth. Approaching the memorial, the ground slopes gently downward, and the low... more...

  • Entwurfsatlas Bibliothekenby Nolan Lushington; Wolfgang Rudorf; Liliane Wong

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 126.00

    A handbook on the design and the planning of libraries - a particularly prestigious design task that underwent significant changes in recent years. Comprehensive contributions by experts from architecture and library science analyze specific aspects of the building type; a typology of some 40 exemplary international projects provides inspiration... more...

  • Libraries ? A Design Manualby Nolan Lushington; Wolfgang Rudorf; Liliane Wong

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 126.00

    A handbook on the design and the planning of libraries ? a particularly prestigious design task that underwent significant changes in recent years. Comprehensive contributions by experts from architecture and library science analyze specific aspects of the building type; a typology of some 40 exemplary international projects provides inspiration and... more...

  • Planning Public Library Buildingsby Michael Dewe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Planning a new or refurbished public library means considering not only facilities for collections, services, staff and users, but examining also the local context, reviewing the library image, and developing relationships with other community facilities and agencies. This book examines the entire gamut of challenges confronting the planning and... more...

  • European Security in Transitionby Franz Kernic; Gunther Hauser

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Since the end of World War II, security and defence have played a major role in European politics. With the European Union's increasing role on the global stage and with today's war on terrorism, security and defence issues have dramatically gained weight and importance in international politics. This compelling volume provides an interdisciplinary... more...

  • Building Apartheidby Nicholas Coetzer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Through a specific architectural lens, this book exposes the role the British Empire played in the development of apartheid. Through reference to previously unexamined archival material, the book uncovers a myriad of mechanisms through which Empire laid the foundations onto which the edifice of apartheid was built. It unearths the significant role... more...

  • Raw Concreteby Barnabas Calder

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    'Part history, part aesthetic autobiography, wholly engaging and liable to convince those procrastinators sitting (uncomfortably) on the concrete fence' Jonathan Meades 'A learned and passionate book' Simon Bradley, author of The Railways ?A compelling and evocative read, meticulously researched, and filled with insight and passion? ... more...

  • The User Perspective on Twenty-First-Century Art Museumsby Georgia Lindsay

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    The User Perspective on Twenty-First Century Art Museums explains contemporary museums from the whole gamut of user experiences, whether users are preserving art, creating an exhibit, visiting, or part of institutions that use the architecture for branding. Fourteen museums from the United States, Europe, China, and Australia represent new construction,... more...

  • Designing Public Spaces in Hospitalsby Nicoletta Setola; Sabrina Borgianni

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Designing Public Spaces in Hospitals illustrates that in addition to their aesthetic function, public spaces in hospitals play a fundamental role concerning people?s satisfaction and experience of health care. The book highlights how spatial properties, such as accessibility, visibility, proximity, and intelligibility affect people?s behavior and... more...