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  • The Gargoyles of Notre-Dameby Michael Camille

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 39.00

    Most of the seven million people who visit the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris each year probably do not realize that the legendary gargoyles adorning this medieval masterpiece were not constructed until the nineteenth century. The first comprehensive history of these world-famous monsters, The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame argues that they transformed... more...

  • Scholion Bulletin 7/2012by Stiftung Bibliothek Werner Oechslin

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2014; US$ 37.99

    Aus dem Inhalt von Band 7: Tobias Büchi, 'Mechanische Operation' und 'mathematische Demonstration' Buonaiuto Lorini, Galileo Galilei und die Analogie von Maschinen- und Festungsbau Martin Pozsgai, Die Leihscheine des Donato Giuseppe Frisoni aus der Bibliothek Herzog Eberhard Ludwigs von Württemberg. Zu ihrer Bedeutung als Quellengattung Werner... more...

  • Tiny House Livingby Ryan Mitchell

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 26.99

    Tiny House, Large Lifestyle! Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's... more...

  • Frank Lloyd Wright for Kidsby Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America?s leading architect and his work   This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids , details the life, times, and work of the celebrated architect. Through simple, kid-friendly prose and anecdotes, author Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen describes the influences... more...

  • Oscar Niemeyerby Ingeborg Flagge; Paul Andreas; P. Andreas; M. Bill; L. Cavalcanti; E. Kossel; C. Krohn; N. Maak; O. Niemeyer; J.C. Sussekind

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 52.00

    Niemeyer became world renowned for planning and building the capital Brasilia, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. His buildings are deeply respectful of the site and are characterized by an unmistakable, almost Baroque design impulse. He was highly prolific up until his death (2012) and is one of the most productive architects in history.... more...

  • Grand Avenuesby Scott W. Berg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    In 1791, shortly after the United States won its independence, George Washington personally asked Pierre Charles L?Enfant?a young French artisan turned American revolutionary soldier who gained many friends among the Founding Fathers?to design the new nation's capital. L?Enfant approached this task with unparalleled vigor and passion; however, his... more...

  • Historic Preservation and the Livable Cityby Eric W. Allison; Lauren Peters

    Wiley 2010; US$ 80.00

    For both the preservation professional and urban planner, this book shows how preservation is a key to the creation of livable cities. The author Eric Allison, the founder and coordinated of the graduate historic preservation program at Pratt Institute in New York City, offers tools and case studies that preservationists and planners can learn from... more...

  • The Role of Place Identity in the Perception, Understanding, and Design of Built Environmentsby Casakin Hernan; Bernardo Fatima

    Bentham Science Publishers 2012; US$ 29.00

    Readers of this e-book will gain an insight on the role of identity as a basis for the perception, experience, and appreciation of the form of built structures. It explains knowledge in relation to place identity, focusing both on people's identity, and related factors which play a part in this process, and most of all on a science of identity in the... more...

  • Here Comes the Sunby Ken Worpole

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 35.00

    Here Comes the Sun looks at how social reformers, planners and architects in the early twentieth century tried to remake the city in the image of a sunlit, ordered utopia. While much has been written about architectural modernism, Worpole concentrates less on buildings and more on the planning of the spaces in-between – the parks, public squares,... more...

  • English Houses 1300-1800by Matthew. H Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Houses are more than a shelter from the elements: they also offer an unparalleled insight into the beliefs, ideas and experiences of the people who built and lived in them. In this engaging book, Matthew Johnson looks at the traditional houses that still exist throughout the English countryside and examines the lives of the ordinary people who... more...