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  • The Peterborough Book of Daysby Brian Jones

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    A day-by-day guide to Peterborough's history, this book contains political, sporting, criminal, strange, amusing and eccentric events from different periods of history of the cathedral city. Some events had a major impact on the history of the country as a whole, whilst others are just plain absurd! Featuring famous births, marriages, deaths, political... more...

  • Planning for Tall Buildings SHORTby Michael J. Short

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    In a time of recession, the challenge of building and planning for tall buildings has become even more complex; the economics of development, legislative and planning frameworks, and the local politics of development must be navigated by those wishing to design and construct new tall buildings which fit within the fabric of their host cities. This... more...

  • Modern Architecture and the Mediterraneanby Jean-Francois Lejeune; Michelangelo Sabatino

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95

    Bringing to light the debt twentieth-century modernist architects owe to the vernacular building traditions of the Mediterranean region, this book considers architectural practice and discourse from the 1920s to the 1980s. The essays here situate Mediterranean modernism in relation to concepts such as regionalism, nationalism, internationalism, critical... more...

  • Modern Architecture Through Case Studies 1945 to 1990by Peter Blundell Jones; Eamonn Canniffe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 60.00

    Once again, new interpretations are presented of some of the most famous architecture of the period. Work by lesser-known architects, whose influence and role have been overlooked by conventional histories of the subject, is discussed. The case study structure allows each example to be discussed and used as a springboard to explore different theoretical... more...

  • Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalizationby Liane Lefaivre; Alex Tzonis

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    The definitive introductory book on the theory and history of regionalist architecture in the context of globalization, this text addresses issues of identity, community, and sustainability along with a selection of the most outstanding examples of design from all over the world. Alex Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre give a readable, vivid, scholarly account... more...

  • From Synagogue to Church: The Traditional Designby John Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The designs of synagogues and churches are acknowledged to be very alike. But the designers' procedure was confidential, and so far standard explanations have been unsatisfactory. A synagogue should express heavenly values with earthly materials. This combination was in fact expressed in numbers, for, as Plato said, they linked heaven and earth. Scripture... more...

  • City Halls and Civic Materialismby Swati Chattopadhyay; Jeremy White

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The town hall or city hall as a place of local governance is historically related to the founding of cities in medieval Europe. As the space of representative civic authority it aimed to set the terms of public space and engagement with the citizenry. In subsequent centuries, as the idea and built form travelled beyond Europe to become an established... more...

  • The Saga of Sydney Opera Houseby Peter Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    Peter Murray's compelling and highly readable biography of the building presents both sides of the story. Using previously unpublished files and papers, Murray has managed to unravel one of the most intriguing architectural controversies of recent times - what really happened when they built Sydney Opera House... 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...

  • Architecture, Actor and Audienceby Iain Mackintosh

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.95

    Understanding the theatre space on both the practical and theoretical level is becoming increasingly important to people working in drama, in whatever capacity. Theatre architecture is one of the most vital ingredients of the theatrical experience and one of the least discussed or understood. In Architecture, Actor and Audience Mackintosh explores... more...