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Domestic architecture. Houses. Dwellings

  • Frank Lloyd Wright for Kidsby Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America?s leading architect and his work   This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids , details the life, times, and work of the celebrated architect. Through simple, kid-friendly prose and anecdotes, author Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen describes the influences... more...

  • Scholion Bulletin 7/2012by Stiftung Bibliothek Werner Oechslin

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2014; US$ 37.99

    Aus dem Inhalt von Band 7: Tobias Büchi, 'Mechanische Operation' und 'mathematische Demonstration' Buonaiuto Lorini, Galileo Galilei und die Analogie von Maschinen- und Festungsbau Martin Pozsgai, Die Leihscheine des Donato Giuseppe Frisoni aus der Bibliothek Herzog Eberhard Ludwigs von Württemberg. Zu ihrer Bedeutung als Quellengattung Werner... more...

  • Tiny House Livingby Ryan Mitchell

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 26.99

    Tiny House, Large Lifestyle! Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's... more...

  • English Houses 1300-1800by Matthew. H Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Houses are more than a shelter from the elements: they also offer an unparalleled insight into the beliefs, ideas and experiences of the people who built and lived in them. In this engaging book, Matthew Johnson looks at the traditional houses that still exist throughout the English countryside and examines the lives of the ordinary people who... more...

  • Der Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza zu Venedigby Ines Lamprecht

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 179.00

    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 once renowned... more...

  • New Urban Configurationsby R. Cavallo; S. Komossa; N. Marzot

    IOS Press 2014; US$ 210.00

    Urban areas have been caught up in a turbulent process of transformation over the past 50 years and changes have been rapid, with issues such as mobility, nature, water management, energy use and public space featuring prominently._x000D_ In each Olympic year since 1988, the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology has held an international... 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...

  • 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...

  • Diagrid Structuresby Terri Meyer Boake

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    Diagrids are advanced framing systems composed of diagonal steel grids. Developed a decade ago for spectacular buildings like the Swiss Re (?the gherkin?) in London, diagrid structures connect a breathtaking appearance with tangible advantages: a massive reduction in material use, a gain of available floor surface area and more flexibility. For the... more...

  • Driving Desired Futuresby Michael Shamiyeh

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    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 ideas? To address... more...