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  • Great Walls and Linear Barriersby Peter Spring

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Everyone has heard of the Great Wall of China and knows of Hadrian's Wall and the other barriers lining stretches of Rome's imperial frontiers. But Peter Spring's original new study demonstrates that far from being exceptional, the building of walls and other linear defences was commonplace among the peoples and states of pre-modern era.... more...

  • Beyond Live/Workby Frances Holliss

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Beyond Live/Work: the architecture of home-based work explores the old but neglected building type that combines dwelling and workplace, the ?workhome?. It traces a previously untold architectural history illustrated by images of largely forgotten buildings. Despite having existed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years in every country across... more...

  • The Synagogues of Kentuckyby Lee Shai Weissbach

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Lee Shai Weissbach's innovative study sheds light on the functioning of smaller Jewish communities in a state representative of many in the Midwest and South. The synagogue buildings of Kentucky tell much about the experience of Kentucky Jewry. Synagogues, especially in smaller towns, have often served as the only setting available for a wide variety... more...

  • University Planning and Architectureby Jonathan Coulson; Paul Roberts; Isabelle Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The environment of a university ? what we term a campus ? is a place with special resonance. They have long been the setting for some of history?s most exciting experiments in the design of the built environment. Christopher Wren at Cambridge, Le Corbusier at Harvard, and Norman Foster at the Free University Berlin: the calibre of practitioners who... more...

  • 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...

  • Skyscrapers and High Risesby Shana Priwer; Cynthia Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This work includes a brief history of skyscrapers as well as chapters on elevators and communications, facades and facing, mechanical and electrical systems, forces of nature, and much more. more...

  • Modern Wondersby Shana Priwer; Cynthia Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Modern Wonders , a title in the five-title series Frameworks: Science, Technology, and the Built Environment , illuminates the science, technology, art and architecture, and history of the world's greatest architectural and engineering achievements, including the Eiffel Tower, St. Louis Gateway Arch, World Trade Center, Mt. Rushmore, and the Millennium... more...

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

    transcript 2014; US$ 22.66

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...