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  • Life Betweeen the Linesby John Izbicki

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 5.99

    John Izbicki has an exciting story to tell. Berlin-born, he lived through the horrors of Nazi persecution and, on the day after his eighth birthday, he witnessed the Kristallnacht, and the smashing of his parents' shop windows. On the day Germany invaded Poland and Berlin experienced its first wartime blackout, the Izbickis escaped to Holland and from... more...

  • Driving Desired Futuresby Michael Shamiyeh

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 42.24

    Driving Desired Futures addresses the question how do individuals in social systems achieve credibility for new ideas? What are the criteria that render the comprehension of new ideas more likely within a group of people with diverse sets of beliefs? What triggers management?s attention to allocate resources to the development of new... more...

  • Starting From Zeroby Michael Sorkin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Architect and social critic Michael Sorkin develops his own vision of the future lower Manhattan through a series of chronologically organized essays illustrated with full-color images of his own plans. Mixing his inimitable brand of social criticism with more personal reflections, Starting From Zero offers a striving challenge to the Ground Zero... more...

  • At Home in New Englandby Richard Wills; Keith Orlesky

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 19.99

    Royal Barry Wills was the founder and namesake of one of America?s most famous architecture firms. Now run by his son, Richard Wills, the Boston firm has been designing elegant private homes in the Colonial New England tradition for over 85 years. This fully illustrated, handsome book features examples of the firm?s work from the beginning to the... more...

  • John H. Kampmann, Master Builderby Maggie Valentine

    Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Although relatively unknown in modern day San Antonio, John H. Kampmann was an imposing force during his lifetime (1819-1885). Professor Maggie Valentine explores the lasting legacy Kampmann had on the city. Valentine traces his life from his move to Texas, his involvement in the Civil War (he later received a presidential pardon... more...

  • Louise Blanchard Bethuneby Johanna Hays

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Louise Blanchard Bethune was the United States' first female professional architect. Bethune belonged to the influential group of pioneer architects--Daniel Burnham, John Root and Louis Sullivan--who supported her in becoming a fellow in the American Institute of Architects. In the booming industrial city of Buffalo, she preceded Frank Lloyd Wright... more...

  • Fenestra prospectivaby Gerd Blum; Kurt W. Forster

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.53

    Aussichten auf Land, ?Landschaft' und Gärten sind ein bestimmendes Merkmal von Palästen und Villen der Frühen Neuzeit in Italien, deren Diskurse über ideale Orte und architektonisch inszenierte Aussichten in diesem Buch erstmals umfassend rekonstruiert werden. Die Wirkungsgeschichte des antiken Topos des ?Theaters aus Anhöhen' als idealtypische... more...

  • Der Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza zu Venedigby Ines Lamprecht

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 135.34

    The Palazzo Barbarigo has always featured a characteristic façade with a terrace looking out on the Grand Canal. The main façade is located on the Rio di San Polo. This study explains the origin of this unusual architectural hallmark and examines the multi-epochal features of the Palazzo?s interior decoration and the Barbarigo family?s... more...

  • Exploring the Small Towns of Western Virginiaby Mary Burnham; Bill Burnham

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 4.99

    Mineral springs and cooler climes have drawn vacationers to the resorts of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge for more than a century. Civil War campaigns raged up and down the valley, leaving nearly every small town with a tale to tell and a battlefield nearby. Today’s visitors come searching for antique treasures, to explore deep caverns,... more...