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  • Das Burgenbuchby Michael Losse

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 22.88

    Türme und Zugbrücken, Verliese, Ritter und Burgfräulein beherrschen unsere Vorstellungen von der mittelalterlichen Burg. Diese entsprechen jedoch nicht unbedingt der vergangenen Realität. Michael Losse, Kunsthistoriker und seit Langem in der Burgenforschung tätig, legt mit diesem anschaulich illustrierten Band einen kompakten Überblick über die Geschichte... more...

  • Das Fachwerkhaus in Deutschland, Frankreich und Englandby Wilhelm Fiedler

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 30.52

    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...

  • The City As A Tangled Bankby Terry Farrell

    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...

  • 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • Urban Design for an Urban Centuryby Lance Jay Brown; David Dixon

    Wiley 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. It discusses the demographic, environmental, economic, and social issues that influence the decision-making and implementation processes of urban design. The Second Edition has been fully revised... more...

  • Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstructionby John Pendlebury; Erdem Erten; Larkham J Peter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    The history of post Second World War reconstruction has recently become an important field of research around the world; Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction is a provocative work that questions the orthodoxies of twentieth century design history. This book provides a key critical statement on mid-twentieth century urban design and city... more...

  • Town Planning for Australiaby George Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    George Taylor's Town Planning for Australia was the first dedicated book on the subject of urban planning published in Australia. Journalistic and ideological in style, it sets out a robust vision for a specifically Australian approach to planning and development of towns in a young country.  Taylor was a controversial figure, a political activist... more...