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  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Das Theater der Gegenwartby Andreas Englhart

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 8.62

    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...

  • 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...