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- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 180.00
Modern concert halls and opera houses are now very specialized buildings with special acoustical characteristics. With new contemporary case-studies, this updated book explores these characteristics as an important resource for architects, engineers and auditorium technicians. Supported by over 40 detailed case studies and architectural drawings... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 230.00
A broad survey of the various structural and decorative uses of marble and antiquities throughout the Mediterranean during the Millennium following the Emperor Constantine. It argues that marble-rich sites and cities around this lake were linked at various times and in varying degrees by trade, pilgrimage, war and diplomacy. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 230.00
This volume investigates the socio-economic role of elite villas in Roman Central Italy drawing on both documentary sources and material evidence. Through the composite picture emerging from the juxtaposition of literary texts and archaeological evidence, the book traces elite ideological attitudes and economic behavior, caught between what was morally... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 99.99
The Historical Dictionary of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on famous structures like the Acropolis, the Colosseum, the Forbidden City, Machu Pichu, Notre Dame, the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge,... 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... 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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 69.95
Manifestoes and Transformations is the first work to deal with urban utopias and their relationship with actual urban interventions. Bringing together a carefully chosen, wide-ranging team of experts, the book provides a broad, contextual exploration of the ideas and urban practices which are the foundations of our conception of the contemporary city. more...