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  • Architectural Regionalismby Vincent B. Canizaro

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    In this rapidly globalizing world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of regionalism. But despite its omnipresence in contemporary practice and theory, architectural regionalism remains a fluid concept, its historical development and current influence largely undocumented. This comprehensive reader brings together... more...

  • Architecture From the Outside Inby Robert Gutman; Dana Cuff; John Wriedt

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Architecture and sociology have been fickle friends over the past half century: in the 1960s, architects relied on sociological data for design solutions and sociologists were courted by the most prestigious design schools to lecture and teach. Twenty years later, at the height of postmodernism, it was passe to be concerned with the sociological aspects... more...

  • Architecture of the Everydayby Deborah Berke; Steven Harris

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Ordinary. Banal. Quotidian. These words are rarely used to praise architecture, but in fact they represent the interest of a growing number of architects looking to the everyday to escape the ever-quickening cycles of consumption and fashion that have reduced architecture to a series of stylistic fads.  Architecture of the Everyday  makes a plea for... more...

  • At the Jazz Band Ballby Nat Hentoff

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Nat Hentoff, renowned jazz critic, civil liberties activist, and fearless contrarian?"I?m a Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer"?has lived through much of jazz?s history and has known many of jazz?s most important figures, often as friend and confidant. Hentoff has been a tireless advocate for the neglected parts of jazz history, including forgotten... more...

  • Balzac und Deutschland - Deutschland und Balzacby Bernd Kortländer; Hans Theo Siepe

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 46.76

    Deutschland spielt im Werk und im Leben Balzacs eine nicht zu unterschätzende Rolle. Nicht nur, dass Balzac Deutschland von verschiedenen Reisen her kannte, er schätzte deutsche Autoren wie Jean Paul und E.T.A. Hoffmann, war mit Heinrich Heine persönlich befreundet und widmete ihm einen seiner Romane, kannte aber auch deutsche Musik und Malerei. So... more...

  • The Boy in the Songby Michael Heatley

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 10.19

    The Boy in the Song is a follow up to 2010's The Girl in the Song. It features the real-life stories that inspired some classic pop songs about the male of the species. While the first book was filled with songs about unrequited love, the follow-up is more varied, with songs written from a number of emotions. There are songs motivated by love and... more...

  • Brunet Saunier Architectureby Pascale Blin; Agence Brunet Saunier Architecture

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 92.00

    Brunet Saunier Architecture - a leader in the design of hospitals and large-scale public buildings - has been developing a successful concept known as "Monospace". The book discusses and analyzes this concept in detail, presenting true-to-scale floor plans, cross-sections, architectural views, and other information. The Monospace concept... more...

  • Building (in) the Futureby Phillip Bernstein; Peggy Deamer

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    There is no denying the transformational role of the computer in the evolution of contemporary architectural practice. But does this techno-determinist account tell the whole story? Are humans becoming irrelevant to the overall development of the built environment? Bulding (in) the Future  confronts these important questions by examining the fundamental... more...

  • Béla Bartókby Elliott Antokoletz; Paolo Susanni

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    This research guide is an annotated bibliography of primary and secondary sources and  catalogue of Bartók?s compositions. Since the publication of the second edition, a wealth of information has been proliferating in the field of Bartók research. The third edition of this research guide provides an update in this field and represents the multidisciplinary... more...

  • Chamber Musicby James Keller

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99

    Oxford's highly successful listener's guides--The Symphony, The Concerto, and Choral Masterworks--have been widely praised for their blend of captivating biography, crystal clear musical analysis, and delightful humor. Now James Keller follows these greatly admired volumes with Chamber Music. Approaching the tradition of chamber music with... more...