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  • The Architecture of Industryby Mathew Aitchison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Through a series of case studies, this book documents the changing nature of industrial building and planning from the beginning of the twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Drawing on research from the United States, Europe and Australia, this collection of essays highlights key moments in industrial architecture and planning... 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...

  • Hin und her - Dialoge in Museen zur Alltagskulturby Leo von Stieglitz; Thomas Brune

    transcript 2014; US$ 24.21

    Wie können Besucher_innen aktiv in die museale Arbeit eingebunden werden? Welche Erfahrungswelten und Wahrnehmungsmuster spielen hierbei eine Rolle? Fachleute aus Museen des In- und Auslands sowie von angrenzenden Instituten berichten aus der Praxis und stellen ihre Modelle vor. Die Beiträge reichen von grundsätzlichen Fragen der Wahrnehmungspsychologie... more...

  • Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experienceby Nadine Schibille

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the meaning of art in early Byzantium. Byzantine aesthetic thought is re-evaluated against late antique Neoplatonism... more...

  • Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understandby Simon Unwin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand is an essential companion to Simon Unwin?s Analysing Architecture , and part of the trilogy which also includes his Exercises in Architecture: Learning to Think as an Architect . Together the three books offer an introduction to the workings of architecture providing for the three aspects... 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...

  • Assembling the Centre: Architecture for Indigenous Culturesby Janet McGaw; Anoma Pieris

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Metropolitan Indigenous Cultural Centres have become a focal point for making Indigenous histories and contemporary cultures public in settler-colonial societies over the past three decades. While there are extraordinary success stories, there are equally stories that cause concern: award-winning architecturally designed Indigenous cultural centres... more...

  • Spectacular Mexicoby Luis M. Castañeda

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 105.00

    In the wake of its early twentieth-century civil wars, Mexico strove to present itself to the world as unified and prosperous. The preparation in Mexico City for the 1968 Summer Olympics was arguably the most ambitious of a sequence of design projects that aimed to signal Mexico?s arrival in the developed world. In Spectacular Mexico , Luis M. Castañeda... more...

  • Von der Hauptstadtposse zur Erfolgsgeschichteby Daniel Bussenius

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 32.56

    Das Jüdische Museum Berlin ist heute eines der erfolgreichsten deutschen Museen, und der Libeskind-Bau, in dem es seine Dauerausstellung präsentiert, ist international berühmt. Wie kam es dazu, dass das ehemalige Kammergerichtsgebäude in der Kreuzberger Lindenstraße, in dem sich das in den 1960er Jahren gegründete Westberliner stadthistorische Museum... more...

  • Saint John's Abbey Churchby Victoria M. Young

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In the 1950s the brethren at the Benedictine Abbey of Saint John the Baptist in Collegeville, Minnesota?the largest Benedictine abbey in the world?decided to expand their campus, including building a new church. From a who?s who of architectural stars?such as Walter Gropius, Richard Neutra, Pietro Belluschi, Barry Byrne, and Eero Saarinen?the Benedictines... more...