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  • Friedrich Achleitners Blick auf Österreichs Architektur nach 1945by Friedrich Achleitner; Kunstuniversität Linz

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 54.48

    Durch seine Lehre und seine Bücher erlangte Achleitner seinen Ruf als kompetente Autorität. Vor einigen Jahren wiederholte er seine legendäre Vorlesung an der Kunstuniversität in Linz. Diese Vorlesung wird nun in Buchform vorgelegt. Rund 1.000 Fotografien zeigen Objekte und erklären gleichzeitig, wie der Kritiker Achleitner sich der Architektur... more...

  • Slow Guide to Londonby Affrim Press

    Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    The antithesis of trendy, "Slow London" celebrates all that's local, natural, traditional, sensory and most of all gratifying about living in London. It's an inspirational lifestyle guide for locals who want to live more and fret less. Readers are invited to rise up - in their own sweet time, of course - against the culture of speed,... more...

  • Renaissance Architectureby Christy Anderson

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    A completely new approach to the history of Renaissance architecture, encompassing the entire continent and dealing with the work of well-known architects such as Michelangelo and Andrea Palladio alongside lesser known though no less innovative designers such as Juan Guas in Portugal and Benedikt Ried in Prague and Eastern Europe. more...

  • Architecturesby Andrew Ballantyne

    Wiley 2008; US$ 157.95 US$ 136.89

    Architectures: Modernism and After surveys the history of the building from the advent of industrialization to the cultural imperatives of the present moment. Brings together international art and architectural historians to consider a range of topics that have influenced the shape, profile, and aesthetics of the built environment. ... more...

  • Designing and Building Fiddle Yardsby Richard Bardsley

    Crowood 2014; US$ 21.86

    This invaluable, well-illustrated book is essential reading for all those railway modellers who are considering building a fiddle yard. The fiddle yard is a train storage area for locomotives and rolling stock that often remains out of view. For the modeller, it represents the 'rest of the railway network' and it is essential for layouts as it is somewhere... more...

  • Memory and Architectureby Eleni Bastéa

    University of New Mexico Press 2004; US$ 39.95

    An international study of cultural relationships with built environments. more...

  • Curating Sydneyby Jill Bennett; Saskia Beudel

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    What happens when artists are asked the questions usually addressed to planners and administrators?In Curating Sydney artists, architects, writers, designers and curators come together to reimagine the city. In a series of cutting-edge art and design projects they envisage a future where public art plays a vital role in the life of the city - from... more...

  • Architektur und symbolisches Kapitalby André Bideau

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 28.02

    Oswald Mathias Ungers? (1926?2007) Werk ist nicht zu trennen von der vom westdeutschen Wohlfahrtsstaat konditionierten Stadt und der seit den 1960ern geführten Urbanitätsdiskussion. Nach der Abkehr vom umstrittenen Massenwohnungsbau suchte Ungers im abstrakten Bild der Architektur nach den zeitlosen Grundlagen der Disziplin. Diskursiv... more...

  • Storming the Old Boys' Citadelby Carla Blank; Tania Martin

    Baraka Books 2014; US$ 22.99

    This book focuses on the lives and works of two of the very first women of European American ancestry to practice architecture in North America during the 19th century. Mother Joseph du Sacré-Coeur, a Sister of Providence?born Esther Pariseau, in St. Elzéar, Quebec?is credited with works built in the present states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, northern... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 85.00

    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...