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  • Worship Space Acousticsby David T. Bradley; Erica E. Ryherd; Lauren M Ronsse

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 49.99

    ? Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design  is a beautiful collection of recent work. This is a comprehensive compendium that far surpasses previous publications in the field in its depth, design, and information. Worship spaces of all major U.S. religions are covered. This book should be an obligatory reference for any consultant involved in... more...

  • Logic and Architecture Synthesisby Gabriele Saucier; Anne Mignotte

    Springer US 2016; US$ 249.00

    This book describes several methods and systems solving one of the highlighted problems within computer aided design, namely architectural and logic synthesis. The book emphasises the most recent technologies in high level synthesis, concentrating on applicative studies and practical constraints or criteria during synthesis. Logic and Architecture... more...

  • Wohnungsbau und Wohnungswirtschaft in Russlandby Elena Herzog

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 59.99

    Dieses Buch gibt einen Überblick zum aktuellen Wohnraumimmobilienmarkt in Russland. Untersucht werden die wichtigsten Marktteilnehmer und es erfolgt eine vergleichende Betrachtungen mit Deutschland zu Baukosten, Bauplanung, Bauqualität, Wohnraumfinanzierung und Wohnimmobilienpreise. Diese Untersuchung dient als Grundlage für das Verständnis des russischen... more...

  • Structural Fire Performance of Contemporary Post-tensioned Concrete Constructionby John Gales; Kathleen Hartin; Luke A. Bisby

    Springer New York 2015; US$ 54.99

    This SpringerBrief equips readers to develop defensible fire safety designs for a range of concrete structures. It identifies current gaps in the research and provides a more complete understanding of the structural and thermal response of contemporary Post-tensioned (PT) concrete structures to fire. The brief includes chapters on contemporary construction... more...

  • The Early Modern Child in Art and Historyby Matthew Knox Averett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Childhood is not only a biological age, it is also a social construct. The essays in this collection range chronologically from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, and geographically across England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. They chart the depictions of children in various media including painting, sculpture and the graphic arts. more...

  • Monstrous Births and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Germanyby Jennifer Spinks

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Presents an exmination of printed representations of monstrous births in German-speaking Europe from the end of the fifteenth century and through the sixteenth century, beginning with a seminal series of broadsheets from the late 1490s by humanist Sebastian Brant, and including prints by Albrecht Durer and Hans Burgkmair. more...

  • Le Christ dans l?artby Ernest Renan

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    La figure du Christ a, depuis toujours, inspiré les artistes. Déjà, dans les catacombes de l'Antiquité romaine, son portrait apparaissait sur les fresques murales. Plus tard, la vie du Christ se découpe dans les vitraux des églises gothiques ou se dessine sur les toiles des artistes de la Renaissance. Cependant, la figuration du Seigneur ne répond... more...

  • Die Erotische Enzyklopädieby Hans-Jürgen Döpp

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Gibt es einen besseren Zeitpunkt, um ein so voluminöses Werküber die Erotik zu publizieren als die ersten Jahre in einemneuen Jahrtausend?Die ?Political Correctness? ist schließlich ein Credo undFrauenbilder sind wieder Ikonen. Während der vergangenenJahrhunderte bewunderte man Frauen als Göttinnen oderJungfrauen ? heute sind es die Mannequins und... more...

  • Homosexuality in Artby James Smalls

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    This book is not a panegyric of homosexuality. It is a scientific study led by Professor James Smalls who teaches art history in the prestigious University of Maryland, Baltimore. Abandoning all classical clichés and sociological approaches, the author highlights the sensibility particular to homosexuals. This book examines the process of creation... more...

  • Iconsby Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Icon painting has reached its zenith in Ukraine between the 11th and 18th centuries. This art is appealing because of its great openness to other influences ? the obedience to the rules of Orthodox Christianity in its early stages, the borrowing from Roman heritage or later to the Western breakthroughs ? combined with a never compromised assertion... more...