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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
By analyzing ten examples of buildings that embody the human experience at an extraordinary level, this book clarifies the central importance of the role of function in architecture as a generative force in determining built form. Using familiar twentieth-century buildings as case studies, the authors present these from a new perspective, based on... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 46.50
Here Sir Terry Farrell, who has built an international career as an architect-planner, encourages other planners and architects to follow the biologists—look at, learn from, and, indeed, admire the nature of the forces that drive the change, and then with humility and respect work with them to nudge, anticipate and prepare for where it takes... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 85.00
Metropolis Berlin: 1880-1940 reconstitutes the built environment of Berlin during the period of its classical modernity using over two hundred contemporary texts, virtually all of which are published in English translation for the first time. They are from the pens of those who created Berlin as one of the world?s great cities and those who observed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95
A forward looking book on sustainable design that describes problems and then, by providing a different way to conceptualise design and development, leads on to examples of regenerative solutions. Its aim is to move the discussion away from doing less, but still detracting from our ecological capital, to positively contributing and adding to this... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
After two decades which saw the construction industry flourish, has come a sudden period of instability, where architecture firms have been jettisoning employees at an unprecedented rate as building projects dry up. This edited volume brings together scholars, critics, and architects to discuss the present state of uncertainty in the practice and discipline... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Nature inheres in many aesthetic forms of expression. In architecture, however, nature emerges with a particular power and clarity, which makes architecture a raw kind of art. Thus, by using the concept of raw as a focal point, this book provides new approaches to architecture in a broad sense, as well as other aesthetic and artistic practices,... more...
- 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...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 12.52
Viele Türme, Zugbrücken, Verliese und tiefe Brunnen ? Burgen sind vielfältiger als die gängigen Klischees ahnen lassen. Vor allem vom 11. bis 15. Jahrhundert errichteten die Adligen im Heiligen Römischen Reich beeindruckende Wehrbauten als Residenzen, Zoll- oder Belagerungsburgen, als Frontturm-, Schildmauer- oder Kastellburgen. Nicht nur auf Bergen,... more...
- Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft 2010; US$ 19.82
Das Renaissanceschloss Bückeburg entstand in den Jahren 1560-64. Höchsten Glanz erlebte es im frühen 17. Jahrhundert, als Künstler von europäischem Rang das Schloss ausstatteten. Ihre Werke machen es zu einem Höhepunkt der Weserrenaissance. Das üppig bebilderte Buch zeichnet ein spannungsreiches Bild der renaissancezeitlichen Residenz. Der Autor rekonstruiert... more...