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  • Characteristically Americanby Joy Giguere

    University of Tennessee Press 2014; US$ 74.95

    Prior to the nineteenth century, few Americans knew anything more of Egyptian culture than what could be gained from studying the biblical Exodus. Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt at the end of the eighteenth century, however, initiated a cultural breakthrough for Americans as representations of Egyptian culture flooded western museums and publications,... more...

  • Acoustic Designby Duncan Templeton; David Saunders

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

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  • Drawing and Reinventing Landscape, AD Primerby Diana Balmori

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00

    How to tackle representation in landscape design Representation is a hot topic in landscape architecture. While computerization has been a catalyst for change across many fields in design, no other design field has experienced such drastic reinvention as has landscape architecture. As the world urbanizes rapidly and our relationship with nature changes,... more...

  • Rache und Triumphby Loretana de Libero

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    Images of the enemy continue to play a significant role in the commemorative activities of many nations, and have often been cast in permanently offensive form in war memorials. For the first time, Loretana de Libero examines these ?ardent passions? and their artistic expression in the memorial landscapes of Germany and its wartime enemies... more...

  • Hanok: The Korean Houseby Nani Park; Robert J. Fouser; Jongkeun Lee

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 29.95

    In recent decades, few nations have transformed themselves as radically as Korea. Amid Seoul's glass-and-steel skyscrapers and luxury apartments, however, the traditional Korean home or Hanok is experiencing a surprising renaissance. Hanok: The Korean House showcases twelve very special Hanok that reflect today's Korea—a country that's putting a... more...

  • Beyond Anitkabirby Christopher S. Wilson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    There have been five different settings that have contained the dead body of Atatürk, organizer of the Turkish War of Independence (1919-1923) and first president of the Republic of Turkey. Narrating the story of these different architectural constructions, this book also describes and interprets the movement of Atatürk’s body through... more...

  • Computer Methods for Architectsby R A Reynolds

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

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  • Codeby Andrea Gleiniger; Georg Vrachliotis

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 32.00

    The fourth volume in the series "Kontext Architektur" examines the architectural-theoretical relevance of the concept of "code" from various perspectives. The goal of this book is to arrive at a critical grasp of this concept?s vibrant tension between the cultural and the formal, the "outside" and the "inside" of a building. more...

  • Urban Intensitiesby Peter G. Rowe; Har Ye Kan

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 84.00

    This book combines the architectural and urban scales to demonstrate that urban intensity determines the success of housing. The authors provide a typology of housing according to the ways in which diversity and density are created. Comparisons with historical models and critical appraisals based on the authors' unique standing give information on... more...

  • Impossible Heightsby Adnan Morshed

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; US$ 112.50

    The advent of the airplane and skyscraper in 1920s and ?30s America offered the population an entirely new way to look at the world: from above. The captivating image of an airplane flying over the rising metropolis led many Americans to believe a new civilization had dawned. In Impossible Heights , Adnan Morshed examines the aesthetics that emerged... more...