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  • Setting the Sceneby Dr Alistair Fair

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    During the twentieth century, an increasingly diverse range of buildings and spaces was used for theatre. Theatre architecture was re-formed by new approaches to staging and performance, while theatre was often thought to have a reforming role in society. Innovation was accompanied by the revival and reinterpretation of older ideas. The contributors... more...

  • Museum Spaceby Dr Kali Tzortzi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Museums are among the iconic buildings of the twenty-first century, as remarkable for their architectural diversity as for the variety of collections they display. But how does the architecture of museums affect our experience as visitors? This book proposes that by seeing space as common ground between architecture and museology, and so between the... more...

  • Umhüllen und Konstruierenby Susanne Wartzeck; Eva Maria Herrmann; Martin Krammer; Jörg Sturm

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 63.00

    The book reveals the functional interplay between carrying structures and building shells ? from foundations to exterior walls and roofs ? and presents the criteria that affect the choice of a system. The range of options goes from single-layer massive walls to complex façade systems. The fifth volume of the SCALE series will be an indispensable... more...

  • Pavilions, Pop Ups and Parasolsby Leon van Schaik; Fleur Watson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95

    Contributors: Rob Bevan, Peter Bishop, Pia Ednie-Brown, RoanChing Yueh, Beatrice Galillee, Dan Hill, Martyn Hook, Minsuk Cho,Andrea Kahn, Felicity Scott and Akira Suzuki. Contributing Architects: Alisa Andrasek/Biothing, PeterCook/CRAB Studio, CJ Lim/Studio 8, Tom Holbrook/5 th Studio, Matthias Hollwich/HKWN, Mamou-Mani Architects and Benedetta... more...

  • Echoes in Perspective-Essays on Architectureby Daniel Pavlovits

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    A political voice to architecture and the architecture profession. more...

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

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 68.00

    Achleitner earned his reputation as an expert authority through his teaching and his books. Some years ago, he repeated his legendary lecture at the Art University in Linz. This lecture is now presented in book form. Around 1,000 photographs illustrate the objects while also showing how Achleitner critically approached works of architecture... more...

  • Louis I. Kahn?s Jewish Architectureby Susan G. Solomon

    Brandeis University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    The evolution of the postwar American synagogue illuminated through the plans for Louis Kahn?s unbuilt Mikveh Israel more...

  • The Sustainable Laboratory Handbookby Egbert Dittrich

    Wiley 2015; US$ 138.50

    The first comprehensive guide to modern laboratory planning in ten years to address both construction and operating aspects. The 30 editors and authors are affiliated with the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) and with the European Association for Sustainable Laboratory Technologies (EGNATON), which has also endorsed this... more...

  • Building a Better Societyby Colum Giles

    Historic England 2015; US$ 10.19

    Liverpool?s landscape, both in the city centre and throughout its historic suburbs, is studded with institutional buildings, some – like the great hospitals - very prominent, others – like Sunday Schools and chapels – punctuating ordinary street scenes. All, however, tell the story of how charity and public authorities responded to the desperate need... more...

  • Built on Commerceby Joseph Sharples; John Stonard

    Historic England 2015; US$ 10.19

    The vast trade which passed through Liverpool?s historic docks was managed and organised in an increasingly specialised and sophisticated business district. New and ever-larger offices, banks, warehouses and salerooms, often innovative in design and of spectacular architectural quality, were built in a highly concentrated area, which powerfully represents... more...