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  • Birminghamby Brian Hall

    Wharncliffe 2011; US$ 8.99

    There are now over 25 books published as part of the Aspects Series, each one taking readers on a voyage of nostalgic discovery through their town, city or area. Here Birmingham, once "The Workshop of the Empire" is revealed in twelve studies of the city and its people. Here we find "Birmingham Municipal Bank", the only successful... more...

  • Symbolische Interaktion in der Residenzstadt des Spätmittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeitby Gerrit Deutschländer; Marc Höh; Andreas Ranft

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    The essays in this volume take a cultural-historical perspective to explore the development of the royal capital from the late Middle Ages well into the early modern era. They examine the wide range of symbolic interactions inside these royal capital societies and show that rather than being mere epiphenomena, such symbolic interactions... more...

  • Wine and Architectureby Denis Duhme; Katrin Friederichs; Heinz-Gert Woschek

    DETAIL 2012; US$ 42.00

    "Several wineries and vineyards have captured the public?s eye in recent years thanks to their distinctive architecture, which thoroughly conveys the atmosphere of their surroundings while reflecting the tradition of the winemaker. Through selected vineyards, this book traces the path of winemaking from grape harvest to tasting - all through the eyes... more...

  • Wein und Architekturby Heinz-Gert Woschek; Denis Duhme; Katrin Friederichs

    DETAIL 2011; US$ 42.00

    Viele der in den letzten Jahren entstandenen Weingüter überzeugen durch ihre besondere Architektur: Auf die Umgebung eingehend, vermitteln sie dessen Atmosphäre und spiegeln die Tradition der Winzer wider. Anhand ausgewählter Weinbauten spannt dieser Titel den Bogen von der Lese bis zur Verkostung aus Sicht der Architekten: sie erzählen ihre persönlichen... more...

  • Pedestrian Modernby David Smiley

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 105.00

    In Pedestrian Modern , David Smiley reveals how the design for places of consumption?stores and shopping centers?informed emerging modernist tenets. Tracing the history of architecture?s relationship with retail environments during a time of significant transformation in urban centers and in open suburban landscapes, Pedestrian Modern expands... more...

  • Building Milwaukee City Hallby Dennis Pajot

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

    Milwaukee's City Hall on East Wells and North Water streets is a landmark. Not only officially, but as part of Milwaukee's identity, from the city's flag to the Laverne and Shirley sit-com in the 1970s. The site for this familiar building was not easily chosen. The final location was not the first choice for most of Milwaukee's movers... more...

  • Live Architectureby Robert Kronenburg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    Live Architecture explores the physical form of popular music performance space from 1960 to the present day. This book quantifies the factors that determine what makes a venue successful focusing on both famous and less well-known examples from the smallest barroom music space to the largest stadium-filling rock set. It draws on the author?s... more...

  • Das Theater der Gegenwartby Andreas Englhart

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 7.25

    Das deutschsprachige Gegenwartstheater gilt vielen als verrückt oder zumindest weitgehend unverständlich. Andere halten deutschsprachige Ensemble- und Repertoiretheater für die weltweit avanciertesten. Sicher ist, dass das Regietheater kaum einen kalt lässt oder langweilt, obwohl es bereits ein halbes Jahrhundert alt ist. Wer es besser verstehen will,... more...

  • Moschee-Konflikteby Christoph Hohage

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Seit dem Muslime nicht langer in den Hinterhofen der Vorstadte beten mochten, sondern reprasentative Moscheebauten errichten, scheint die lokale Politik in Deutschland herausgefordert. Akteure vor Ort wie kommunale Mandatstrager und leitende Beamte aus der stadtischen Verwaltung entscheiden uber die Genehmigung eines Moscheebau-Projektes. Aber auch... more...

  • The Crooked Spireby Chris Nickson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    1361: Orphaned by the Black Death, all John possesses are the tools that belonged to his father, a carpenter, and an uncanny ability to work wood. His travels bring him to Chesterfield, where he finds work erecting the spire of the new church. But no sooner does he begin than the master carpenter is murdered and John himself becomes a suspect. To... more...