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  • RIBA Book of British Housingby Ian Colquhoun

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 73.95

    RIBA Book of British Housing Design looks at the design solutions developed during the 20th and the 21st centuries, and illustrates over 200 of the most successful projects. It provides an overview of the evolution of housing development, and includes present day schemes and estate regeneration as well as special sections on housing in Scotland and... more...

  • Festival Architectureby

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    With contributions from provocative art and architectural historians, this book is a unique exposition of the temporary architecture erected for festivals and the role it has played in developing Western architectural and urban theory. Festival Architecture is arranged in historical periods ? from Antiquity to the modern era ? and divided between... more...

  • Manhattan Skyscrapersby Eric Peter Nash; Norman McGrath

    Springer 2005; US$ 45.00

    New York City is a lot of things, but most of all it's a city of skyscrapers. From the cake-icing Gothic detailing of the Woolworth Building to the shimmering Art Deco of the Chrysler Building, tall buildings make Manhattan the ideal image of a city. "Manhattan Skyscrapers was the first book to document the highs and highers of the Big Apple's... more...

  • Maine Cottagesby John M. Bryan

    Springer 2005; US$ 50.00

    Mount Desert has been one of America's favorite tourist destinations for over 150 years. As early as the 1840s, the lush landscape of this island on the Maine coast attracted artists and writers, who soon made Mount Desert's beauty famous with their paintings and publications. The stream of tourists that began traveling to the island after... more...

  • Planning Successful Museum Building Projectsby Walter L. Crimm; Martha Morris; Carole L. Wharton

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    This handy publication pulls together lessons learned from the recent series of 'Building Museums' symposia, as well as the career experiences of the authors: two administrators and an architect. It is a practical handbook that guides museum trustees, administrators, and staff through the minefield of planning and implementing a museum construction... more...

  • The Invisible Element of Placeby Thomas Fisher; Peter Bastianelli-Kerze

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    "Even though it's bold, it doesn't shout at you," David Salmela says of the silvery house he designed for a woodsy setting in Deephaven, Minnesota. "It's not a barking dog. It's a resting, very gentle animal." The American Institute of Architects, conferring its 2008 Housing Award, was more direct: the house was,... more...

  • Museum Makingby Suzanne Macleod; Laura Hourston Hanks; Jonathan Hale

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95

    Over recent decades, many museums, galleries and historic sites around the world have enjoyed an unprecedented level of large-scale investment in their capital infrastructure, in building refurbishments and new gallery displays. This period has also seen the creation of countless new purpose-built museums and galleries, suggesting a fundamental re-evaluation... more...

  • 10 Buildings that Changed Americaby Dan Protess; Geoffrey Baer

    Agate Publishing 2013; US$ 35.00

    10 Buildings that Changed America is the story of our country's most influential works of architecture and the people who imagined them. It is a journey across America and inside these groundbreaking works of art and engineering. more...

  • Kleine Kunstgeschichte der deutschen Schlösserby

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 32.91

    Unter einem »Schloss« versteht man im Allgemeinen den repräsentativen Wohnbau des Adels und des bürgerlichen Patriziats. Aber was genau ist ein Zweiflügelbau? Oder ein Mittelrisalit? Und welche Architekten prägten den Schlossbau im 18. Jahrhundert? Walter Hotz gibt umfassend Auskunft. Er beschreibt anschaulich die verschiedenen Bauformen der deutschen... more...

  • Das Burgenbuchby Michael Losse

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 24.68

    Viele Türme, Zugbrücken, Verliese und tiefe Brunnen ? Burgen sind vielfältiger als die gängigen Klischees ahnen lassen. Vor allem vom 11. bis 15. Jahrhundert errichteten die Adligen im Heiligen Römischen Reich beeindruckende Wehrbauten als Residenzen, Zoll- oder Belagerungsburgen, als Frontturm-, Schildmauer- oder Kastellburgen. Nicht nur auf Bergen,... more...