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  • The Geometry of Musical Rhythmby Godfried T. Toussaint

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 43.95

    The Geometry of Musical Rhythm: What Makes a "Good" Rhythm Good? is the first book to provide a systematic and accessible computational geometric analysis of the musical rhythms of the world. It explains how the study of the mathematical properties of musical rhythm generates common mathematical problems that arise in a variety of seemingly disparate... more...

  • Stadtökosystemeby Jürgen Breuste; Stephan Pauleit; Dagmar Haase; Martin Sauerwein; Martin Lay

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 44.99

    Dieses Lehrbuch zu Stadtökosystemen beantwortet wichtige Fragen, die sich zum ökologischen Aufbau, zu den Funktionen und zur sozial-ökologischen Entwicklung von Städten weltweit stellen. Ausgehend davon, wie sich Städte heute in einer immer stärker urban werdenden Welt entwickeln, werden ökologische Herausforderungen für Städte des 21. Jahrhunderts... more...

  • Obsolescenceby Daniel M. Abramson

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    In our architectural pursuits, we often seem to be in search of something newer, grander, or more efficient?and this phenomenon is not novel. In the spring of 1910 hundreds of workers labored day and night to demolish the Gillender Building in New York, once the loftiest office tower in the world, in order to make way for a taller skyscraper. The... more...

  • New York's Yiddish Theaterby Edna Nahshon; Museum of the City of New York

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 39.99

    In the early decades of the twentieth century, a vibrant theatrical culture took shape on New York City?s Lower East Side. Original dramas, comedies, musicals, and vaudeville, along with sophisticated productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Chekhov, were innovatively staged for crowds that rivaled the scene on Broadway. While these productions were... more...

  • Reframing the Subjectby Kelly Ritter

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 28.95

    ?Mental hygiene? films developed for classroom use touted vigilance, correct behavior, morality, and model citizenship. They also became powerful tools for teaching literacy skills and literacy-based behaviors to young people following the Second World War. In this study, Kelly Ritter offers an extensive theoretical analysis of the alliance of the... more...

  • Building Modern Turkeyby Zeynep Kezer

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Building Modern Turkey offers a critical account of how the built environment mediated Turkey?s transition from a pluralistic (multiethnic and multireligious) empire into a modern, homogenized nation-state following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I. Zeynep Kezer argues that the deliberate dismantling of ethnic and religious... more...

  • Betriebswirtschaftliche Herausforderungen im Planungsbüroby Dietmar Goldammer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 9.99

    DietmarGoldammer zeigt wie sich Architektur- und Ingenieurbüros auf veränderteArbeitswelten, soziale Verantwortung und Nachhaltigkeit als neueHerausforderungen einstellen müssen. Der Autor beschreibt Frühwarnsysteme,Zertifizierungen und neue Organisationsformen, die dabei helfen. Erthematisiert auch, wie die Regelung der Nachfolge des Unternehmers... more...

  • Music and Capitalismby Timothy D. Taylor

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    iTunes. Spotify. Pandora. With these brief words one can map the landscape of music today, but these aren?t musicians, songs, or anything else actually musical?they are products and brands. In this book, Timothy D. Taylor explores just how pervasively capitalism has shaped music over the last few decades. Examining changes in the production, distribution,... more...

  • Music and Musical Thought in Early Indiaby Lewis Rowell

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Offering a broad perspective of the philosophy, theory, and aesthetics of early Indian music and musical ideology, this study makes a unique contribution to our knowledge of the ancient foundations of India's musical culture. Lewis Rowell reconstructs the tunings, scales, modes, rhythms, gestures, formal patterns, and genres of Indian music from Vedic... more...

  • Methodisches Gestalten und systematisches Entwickeln am Beispiel zukünftiger Fassadenlösungenby Fabian C. Schmid

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 54.99

    FabianC. Schmid untersucht in seiner Dissertation am Beispiel der Entwicklungzukünftiger Fassaden die Lösungsfindung für komplexe Aufgabenstellungen underarbeitet mit dem Niveau der Funktionsintegration ein richtungsgebendes Indizfür Planungs- und Gestaltungsprozesse. Dabei werden sowohl die Methodik, dieaktuellen Anforderungen an den Leichtbau und... more...