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  • Saving The Tsar's Palacesby Christopher Morgan; Irina Orlova

    Polperro Heritage Press 2012; US$ 14.51

    Story of those who battled to save the palaces, not just during and after the war, but during the Revolution and the harsh times that followed more...

  • High Steelby Jim Rasenberger

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    A powerful first-hand account of the many generations and ethnic groups of men who have built America's skyscrapers. From the early days of steel construction in Chicago, through the great boom years of New York city ironwork, and up through the present, High Steel follows the trajectory of careers inextricably linked to both great accomplishment... more...

  • Buddhist Practice and Visual Cultureby Julie Gifford

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    Providing an overall interpretation of the Buddhist monument Borobudur in Indonesia, this book looks at Mahayana Buddhist religious ideas and practices that could have informed Borobudur, including both the narrative reliefs and the Buddha images. The author explores a version of the classical Mahayana that foregrounds the importance of the visual... more...

  • Medieval Graffitiby Matthew Champion

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 20.78

    For centuries carved writings and artworks in churches lay largely unnoticed. So archaeologist Matthew Champion started a nationwide survey to gather the best examples. In this book he shines a spotlight on a forgotten world of ships, prayers for good fortune, satirical cartoons, charms, curses, windmills, word puzzles, architectural plans and heraldic... more...

  • Medicine by Designby Annmarie Adams

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    Medicine by Design examines how hospital design influenced the development of twentieth-century medicine and demonstrates the importance of these specialized buildings in the history of architecture. Annmarie Adams uses the ÒRoyal VicÓÑalong with other hospitalsÑto explore issues in architecture and medicine, including the role... more...

  • Secrets of Kings College Chapelby Nigel Pennick

    Aeon Books 2012; US$ 10.95

    Today, King's College Chapel is the iconic image of the City of Cambridge.The chapel was founded in 1446 by the mystically-inclined King Henry VI, known in his time as "the royal saint". The king gave his builders complete instructions for a magnificent chapel of cathedral dimensions, every part of which had a mystical and spiritual meaning. This "final... more...

  • PreFab Houses DesignSourceby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99

    For many, the idea of prefab housing may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of home life. But this idea couldn't be more wrong! Rather, the newest trends in prefab have emerged as a great way for a design- (and cost-) conscious generation to achieve the dream of home ownership. Today, prefab houses are manufactured to the highest... more...

  • PreFab Houses DesignSourceby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    For many, the idea of prefab housing may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of home life. But this idea couldn't be more wrong! Rather, the newest trends in prefab have emerged as a great way for a design- (and cost-) conscious generation to achieve the dream of home ownership. Today, prefab houses are manufactured to the highest... more...

  • Living for the Elderlyby Eckhard Feddersen; Insa Lüdtke

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 140.00

    Quality living in old age is one of the important topics of our time. Intelligent design solutions can push back the limits on housing and care, in favor of a comprehensive trend toward integrated forms of living. A third of the volume provides detailed expert information, a section of examples provides building and living typologies.... more...