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- Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 12.25
De (re-)constructies van het verleden in historische disciplines zoals de kunst- en architectuurgeschiedenis veranderen regelmatig. Dit gebeurt onder invloed van uiteenlopende factoren binnen en buiten de eigen discipline. In het verleden werden echter ook constructies van een verder weg gelegen geschiedenis gemaakt om de positie van een opdrachtgever... more...
- Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 40.00
Surprisingly, the common notion of taking a seaside vacation has only existed since the eighteenth century, with a growing acceptance of the idea that fresh air and sea water are good for one?s health. Since then, seaside resorts for all budgets have sprung up around the world. In Designing the Seaside , Fred Gray offers a richly illustrated history... more...
- Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 29.95
Set against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty, Brazil?s striking modernist architecture has long garnered international acclaim. But these well-known works are not fully reflective of the built environment of Brazil, and with this volume, Richard Williams unearths the rich architectural heritage of Brazil. Spanning from 1945 through today,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 74.95
The industrialization of the nineteenth-century European city facilitated developing conceptions of the model city, and allowed for large scale urban transformations. The urban discourse in the latter half of the nineteenth century was consequently dominated by a dialectic exchange between the ideal and the practical, a debate played out in the formation... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 36.00
In 1935, 17-year-old I M Pei left his family in Shanghai, China, to study architecture in the United States. Following the Communist takeover of China in 1949, Pei decided to remain in America to develop his budding architectural career. Over the next half century, Pei would establish himself as one of the leading architects in the world. more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21
"There are two reasons the guide has entered the pantheon of New York books. One is its encyclopedic nature, and the other is its inimitable style--'smart, vivid, funny and opinionated' as the architectural historian Christopher Gray once summed it up in pithy W & W fashion."-- The New York Times more...
- Scribner 2010; US$ 16.99
In this new work, prizewinning author, professor, and Slate architecture critic Witold Rybczynski returns to the territory he knows best: writing about the way people live, just as he did in the acclaimed bestsellers Home and A Clearing in the Distance . In Makeshift Metropolis , Rybczynski has drawn upon a lifetime of observing cities to craft... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 182.00
America's sense of space has always been tied to what Hayden White called the "narrativization" of real events. If the awe-inspiring manifestations of nature in America (Niagara Falls, Virginia's Natural Bridge, the Grand Canyon, etc.) were often used as a foil for projecting utopian visions and idealizations of the nation's exceptional... more...
- WIT Press 2010; US$ 474.00
This book contains most of the papers presented in the Eco-Architecture 2010 conference, which was the third edition of the International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature. Previous editions, that were very successful were held previously in the New Forest, UK, in 2006 and the Algarve, Portugal in 2008 and demonstrated the... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 20.94
In den 1990er Jahren erlebte das Kino eine explosionsartige Steigerung der Ticketverkäufe. Binnen kurzer Zeit wurden Kino-Komplexe gebaut und mit jeder großen Neuerung erlebte das Kino einen Aufschwung. Besonders männliche Jugendliche waren seit Jahren die Kernzielgruppe des Kinos und trugen zum Aufschwung der Branche und dem Erfolg der Multiplex-Kinos... more...