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  • Ante Bellum Houses of the Bluegrassby Clay Lancaster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The ante bellum homes of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, are both more numerous and more distinctive in design than those of many communities of similar age. Founded in 1775, Lexington by the turn of the century had become the chief cultural center north of New Orleans and west of the Alleghenies. During the eight decades between the Revolution... more...

  • Kentucky Folk Architectureby William Lynwood Montell; Michael L. Morse

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 15.00

    A concise and amply illustrated introduction to Kentucky folk structures--log cabins, houses, cribs, and barns--that should be treasured as irreplaceable expressions of the cultural values of the Commonwealth's past. more...

  • The Synagogues of Kentuckyby Lee Shai Weissbach

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Lee Shai Weissbach's innovative study sheds light on the functioning of smaller Jewish communities in a state representative of many in the Midwest and South. The synagogue buildings of Kentucky tell much about the experience of Kentucky Jewry. Synagogues, especially in smaller towns, have often served as the only setting available for a wide variety... more...

  • From Formalism to Weak Formby Stefano Corbo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Eisenman has always been deeply interested in the problem of form in architecture and has constantly challenged the classical concept of it. He tried to connect his own work with the cultural manifestations of the time: firstly under the influence of Colin Rowe and his formalist studies; secondly, by re-interpreting Chomsky’s linguistic theories;... more...

  • Density & Atmosphereby Eberhard Tröger; Dietmar Eberle

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 112.00

    This book offers a thorough study of the relationship between the characteristics of construction density and the ensuing atmospheres, distribution of uses and their value. 36 case study examples in Zurich, Vienna, Munich and Berlin were documented and assessed, from the outskirts to the center of the city with photographs and detailed... more...

  • The Architecture of Industryby Mathew Aitchison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Through a series of case studies, this book documents the changing nature of industrial building and planning from the beginning of the twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Drawing on research from the United States, Europe and Australia, this collection of essays highlights key moments in industrial architecture and planning... more...

  • Curating Sydneyby Jill Bennett; Saskia Beudel

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    What happens when artists are asked the questions usually addressed to planners and administrators?In Curating Sydney artists, architects, writers, designers and curators come together to reimagine the city. In a series of cutting-edge art and design projects they envisage a future where public art plays a vital role in the life of the city - from... more...

  • Hin und her - Dialoge in Museen zur Alltagskulturby Leo von Stieglitz; Thomas Brune

    transcript 2014; US$ 23.47

    Wie können Besucher_innen aktiv in die museale Arbeit eingebunden werden? Welche Erfahrungswelten und Wahrnehmungsmuster spielen hierbei eine Rolle? Fachleute aus Museen des In- und Auslands sowie von angrenzenden Instituten berichten aus der Praxis und stellen ihre Modelle vor. Die Beiträge reichen von grundsätzlichen Fragen der Wahrnehmungspsychologie... more...

  • The Buildings of Peter Harrisonby John Fitzhugh Millar

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 75.00

    Perhaps the most important architect ever to have worked in America, Peter Harrison's renown suffers from the destruction of most of his papers when he died in 1775. He was born in Yorkshire, England in 1716 and trained to be an architect as a teenager. He also became a ship captain, and soon sailed to ports in America, where he began designing... more...

  • Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experienceby Nadine Schibille

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the meaning of art in early Byzantium. Byzantine aesthetic thought is re-evaluated against late antique Neoplatonism... more...