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  • Das Burgenbuchby Michael Losse

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • Re-imaging the Cityby Somaiyeh Falahat

    Springer 2013; US$ 89.99

    Somaiyeh Falahat investigates the spatial and morphological logic of pre-modern Middle Eastern and North African cities, so-called ?Islamic cities?. She bases her argument on the fact that the city and consequently its form and structure, similar to other human products, have deep roots in the thought-structure of the people. Thus, to know such places... more...

  • Das Fachwerkhaus in Deutschland, Frankreich und Englandby Wilhelm Fiedler

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 34.67

    Die Fachwerkbauweise war vom frühen Mittelalter bis in die Neuzeit die gängigste Bauweise in Mitteleuropa. Wilhelm Fiedler hat sein Buch ?als eine Art Leitfaden für die Architekten geschrieben, der auf kürzestem Wege durch das umfangreiche Gebiet der Holzbaukunst führen und dabei das Wesentliche hervorheben, das minder Wichtige zurückdrängen soll?.... more...

  • Gebaute Entfestigungby Cornelia Jöchner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    How does a city become an open city after a long history of being walled? Turin is notable in this regard for two important architectural ensembles: the Superga Basilica and Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Defortification means destruction as well as the creation of new spaces. The architectural features at the edges of Turin give evidence to... 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...

  • Squaresby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 112.00

    The question of spatial composition and user quality of sites arises in every urban design concept or intervention in urban public spaces. Squares is the first wide-ranging reference work in which the design and proportions of urban squaresare compared and studied. Seventy European public squares are presented systematically in as-built... 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...

  • Visualizing the Data Cityby Paolo Ciuccarelli; Giorgia Lupi; Luca Simeone

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This book investigates novel methods and technologies for the collection, analysis, and representation of real-time user-generated data at the urban scale in order to explore potential scenarios for more participatory design, planning, and management processes. For this purpose, the authors present a set of experiments conducted in collaboration with... more...

  • Scholion Bulletin 7/2012by Stiftung Bibliothek Werner Oechslin

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2014; US$ 48.99

    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...

  • City Choreographerby Alison Bick Hirsch

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    One of the most prolific and influential landscape architects of the twentieth century, Lawrence Halprin (1916?2009) was best known for the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., and Sea Ranch, the iconic planned community in California. These projects, as well as vibrant public spaces throughout the country?from Ghirardelli Square and Market Street in... more...