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  • Downtown Chicago’s Historic Movie Theatresby Konrad Schiecke

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95

    The story of downtown Chicago--its early development, later struggles, and current restoration--is mirrored in the history of the theatres that occupied its streets. This vivid chronicle tells the tale of the Windy City's theatres, from mid-nineteenth century vaudeville houses to the urban decline and renewal of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.... more...

  • Live-Work Planning and Designby Thomas Dolan

    Wiley 2012; US$ 85.00

    “Although the live-work concept is now accepted among progressive urban design and planning professionals, the specifics that define the term, and its application, remain sketchy. This encyclopedic work is sure to change that, providing the critical information that is needed by architects, planners and citizens.” -Peter Katz, Author,... more...

  • The Churches and Chapels of Walesby Nigel Yates; Jonathan M Wooding

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    This book provides a comprehensive guide to the most important church and chapel buildings in Wales from the early Middle Ages to the present day. more...

  • Old Capitolby Margaret N. Keyes

    University of Iowa Press 1988; US$ 24.95

    Built between 1839 and 1842, the domed structure of Iowa City's Old Capitol served as the third territorial capitol and the first state capitol of Iowa. In 1857, when the state government was moved to Des Moines, Old Capitol became the first building of the new University of Iowa. It remains today the centerpiece of this handsome campus. The... more...

  • Robert Grosstesteby John Shannon Hendrix

    Academia Verlag 2012; US$ 20.90

    Robert Grosseteste: Philosophy of Intellect and Vision focuses on two important areas in the philosophy of Robert Grosseteste at the beginning of the thirteenth century: Philosophy of Intellect and Philosophy of Vision. These two areas of Grosseteste's philosophy have not been thoroughly explored, nor their importance established. more...

  • Gothic Prideby Brian Regan

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of America’s greatest cathedrals and most exceptional Gothic Revival buildings. Rising from Newark’s highest ground and visible for miles, it spectacularly evokes its historic models. Gothic Pride sets Sacred Heart in the context of American cathedral building and, blending... more...

  • Museum, Gallery and Cultural Architecture in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Regionby Michael J. Ostwald; Steven Fleming

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2007; US$ 149.95

    In the years since the completion of Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House countries throughout the South Pacific have displayed a particular fascination with the possibility that architecture may be able to embody regional cultural identity. This book examines a number of major museums, art galleries and cultural centers that have been constructed... more...

  • The Story of Post-Modernismby Charles Jencks

    Wiley 2012; US$ 44.00

    In The Story of Post-Modernism , Charles Jencks, the authority on Post-Modern architecture and culture, provides the defining account of Post-Modern architecture from its earliest roots in the early 60s to the present day. By breaking the narrative into seven distinct chapters, which are both chronological and overlapping, Jencks charts the ebb and... more...

  • Living Over the Storeby Howard Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    The shop/house ? the building combining commercial/retail uses and dwellings ? appears over many periods of history in most cities in the world. This book combines architectural history, cross-cultural understandings and accounts of contemporary policy and building practice to provide a comprehensive account of this common but overlooked building.... more...

  • Designing Tall Buildingsby Mark P. Sarkisian

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    This reference guides you through the fundamental principles of designing high-rises, with clear definitions and equations for the related architecture and structural engineering concepts, and is illustrated with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill work. more...