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  • Building the Modern Churchby Robert Proctor

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The author examines changing conceptions of tradition and modernity, and the development of a modern church architecture that drew from the ideas of the liturgical movement. Based on meticulous historical research in primary sources, theoretically informed, fully referenced, and thoroughly illustrated, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned... more...

  • The Architecture of Art Museumsby Ronnie Self

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    As a building type, art museums are unparalleled for the opportunities they provide for architectural investigation and experimentation. They are frequently key components of urban revitalization and often push the limits of building technology. Art museums are places of pleasure, education and contemplation. They are remarkable by their prominence... more...

  • Sports Architectureby Rod Sheard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00

    This book offers a rare chance to understand how sport and architecture come together to create an outstanding building type - a symbol of our times. Rod Sheard shares the experience and expertise of HOK LOBB in this beautifully illustrated book, offering practical advice and guidance on commissioning, designing and managing sports venues around the... more...

  • Holocaust Memory Reframedby Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In Holocaust Memory Reframed , Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich examines Holocaust representations in three museums: Israel?s Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Germany?s Jewish Museum in Berlin, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. As she interprets the exhibits, Hansen-Glucklich clarifies how museums communicate Holocaust narratives... more...

  • A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture: 1960-2010by Elie G. Haddad; David Rifkind

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 74.95

    This book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. The first section provides a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different perspectives of... more...

  • Conserving the Railway Heritageby Peter Burman; Michael Stratton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 133.95

    Great Britain not only invented the main-line railway but has also led the way in it's preservation - not just locomotves and carriages but also the buildings and structures that bear witness to the confidence of railway developers, architects and engineers. This book defines the nature of the railway heritage - from signalboxes, viaducts, tunnels... more...

  • Blob-Architektur für das 21. Jahrhundertby Svenia Schneider

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 32.21

    Die Digitalisierung prägt unsere Gesellschaft wie kaum eine andere Entwicklung in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten und beeinflusst auch maßgeblich die Architektur. Seit Mitte der 1990er Jahre finden sich weltweit Bauwerke, die durch eine besonders extravagante Formsprache auf sich aufmerksam machen. Die Publikation widmet sich einer maßgeblich durch weiche,... more...

  • Geheiligte Räumeby Franz-Heinrich Beyer

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 46.03

    Was sind die Besonderheiten des christlichen Kirchengebäudes? Wodurch unterscheidet sich dieser Bautyp von anderen und welche Merkmale lassen sich an ihm beschreiben? Woran kann man konfessionelle Unterschiede festmachen? Fragen dieser Art geht Franz-Heinrich Beyer in diesem Band auf den Grund. Der Autor behandelt anschaulich und auch für den historisch... more...

  • SKYSCRAPERSby Donna Latham; Andrew Christensen

    Nomad Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    Over centuries and across cultures people have defied gravity in a quest to build the tallest, grandest structures imaginable. Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind these towering structures. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering... more...

  • The Experience of Modernismby John R. Gold

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 98.95

    Making extensive use of information gained from in-depth interviews with architects active in the period between 1928-1953, the author provides a sympathetic understanding of the Modern Movement's architectural role in reshaping the fabric and structure of British metropolitan cities in the post-war period and traces the links between the experience... more...