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  • Fleabag: The Original Play (NHB Modern Plays)by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 14.99

    ?I sit on the loo and think about all the people I can have sex with now. I?m not obsessed with sex. I just can?t stop thinking about it.? The Fleabag bites back. A rip-roaring account of some sort of female living her sort of life. Phoebe Waller-Bridge?s debut play is an outrageously funny monologue for a female performer. It premiered at the... more...

  • Blue Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 14.99

    Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one-act plays from one of the UK?s leading playwrights. Heart?s Desire sees a family awaiting their daughter?s return from Australia, though in a series of alternative scenarios, the play collapses as it keeps veering off in unexpected and ridiculous directions. Blue Kettle tells the story of conman... more...

  • Year of the Fat Knightby Antony Sher

    Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 25.99

    " 'Antony Sher's insider journal is a brilliant exploded view of a great actor at work ? modest and gifted, self-centred and selfless ? a genius capable of transporting us backstage' Craig Raine, The Spectator (Books of the Year) Year of the Fat Knight is Antony Sher's account ? splendidly supplemented by his own paintings and sketches ? of researching,... more...

  • 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$ 27.44

    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$ 4.56

    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...