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  • WBG Architekturgeschichte ? Die Moderne (1800 bis heute)by Christian Freigang; Christian Freigang

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 76.92

    Von der Französischen Revolution bis heute, vom Klassizismus bis zur Postmoderne spannt sich der Bogen dieser Architekturgeschichte. Sie verbindet die Vorstellung prominenter Schlüsselwerke mit einer allgemeinen Charakteristik der historischen und baukünstlerischen Entwicklung. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf Europa, doch kommen auch Beispiele von... more...

  • Spatial Design Educationby Ashraf M. Salama

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    In this book, design education is dealt with as a paradigm whose evolutionary processes, underpinning theories, contents, methods, tools, are questioned and critically examined. Building on twenty-five years of research and explorations into design pedagogy in architecture and urban design, this book authoritatively offers a critical analysis of a... more...

  • Research - Observe - Makeby Michelle Howard

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 56.00

    The publication documents the Research - Observe - Make curriculum of the Construction Material Technology research platform of the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. After an introduction and an exposé on theory, the "elements", "space" and "material" projects are introduced. An inspiring compendium with numerous expert contributions and creative... more...

  • Ancient Monumentsby Cynthia Phillips; Shana Priwer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Discusses the Egyptian pyramids, Greek temples, Roman buildings, and megalithic monuments in Britain, the book includes chapters on architecture in Mesoamerica, the early Middle East, and ancient China and Japan. more...

  • Der Starke auf dem Dachby Bettina Ventker

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 106.81

    In der ägyptischen Tempelarchitektur finden sich für die Wasserableitung neben schmucklosen Steinblöcken auch figürlich ausgearbeitete Wasserspeier, die durchweg als rundplastische Löwen gestaltet sind. Anders als aus Griechenland, Rom oder von zahlreichen mittelalterlichen Kirchen und Kathedralen bekannt, speien die ägyptischen Exemplare das Wasser... more...

  • 1000 Monuments of Geniusby Christopher E.M. Pearson

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 9.50

    Since the mythical Tower of Babel, humans have continuously tried to erect monuments to match their oversized egos. With ancient ziggurats, the Taj Mahal or the Empire State Building, man has for centuries demonstrated his force by raising structures for purposes both religious and profane. As international cultural statements without words, symbols... more...

  • Vertical Livingby Julia Gatley; Paul Walker

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    In 1946 a group of students and idealists got together to realize their visions for a modern city. Over the following half century, the Architectural Centre they founded helped shape the possibilities of modern life in urban New Zealand and profoundly influenced the remaking of the capital city of Wellington. More than just an association of architects,... more...

  • Vernacular Architecture: Towards a Sustainable Futureby C. Mileto; F. Vegas; L. García Soriano; V. Cristini

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 289.00

    Preface Organization and committees Conference support Plenary lectures Vernacular architecture and sustainability: Two or three lessons? M. Vellinga Vernacular architecture in the modern concept of cultural heritage J.M. Ballester Lectures Conservation of morphological characters as an approach to thermal comfort A.R. Abd Elrady... more...

  • Architecture Live Projectsby Harriet Harriss; Lynnette Widder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Architecture Live Projects provides a persuasive, evidence-based advocacy for moving a particular kind of architectural learning, known as Live Projects, towards a holistic integration into current and future architectural curricula. Live Projects are work completed in the borderlands between architectural education and built environment practice;... more...

  • Architectural Atmospheresby Gernot Böhme; Olafur Eliasson; Juhani Pallasmaa; Christian Borch

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 35.00

    There is a growing awareness of the atmospheric dimensions of architecture in contemporary architectural practice as well as in social and architectural theory. Architectural Atmospheres provides a pointed, programmatic discussion of this atmospheric turn. The book is essential reading for architects, planners, and social theorists who... more...