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  • Finnish Architecture and the Modernist Traditionby Malcolm Quantrill

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 170.00

    This is a unique and comprehensive study of the entire span of Finnish architecture in the 20th century. Using comparative critical analysis, the author weaves Aalto's contribution into his overview of the evolution of modern Finnish architecture and includes the work of a range of lesser published figures. It will be of considerable interest to architects,... more...

  • An Urban Approach To Climate Sensitive Designby Rohinton Emmanuel

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 99.95

    The need to respond to the rapidly changing city climate is particularly urgent in the tropics where the urban transition is currently at its peak. While the need is clearly felt by the tropical urban dwellers, texts that provide an overview of the problem and indicate possible design solutions are rare. This comprehensive reference will be welcomed... more...

  • Greek and Roman Dress from A to Zby Liza Cleland; Glenys Davies; Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    How did the ancient Greeks make blusher from seaweed? Just how does one wear a toga? This work presents an alphabetized compendium of styles and accessories that form the classical image. The entries cover individual aspects of dress alongside surveys of topics and socio-cultural analysis, drawn from ancient art, literature and archaeology. more...

  • The Early Stuart Masqueby Barbara Ravelhofer

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 54.99

    The Early Stuart Masque studies the complex impact of movements, costumes, words, scenes, music, and special effects in English illusionistic theatre of the Renaissance. It will be a valuable resource for all who are interested in English drama, dance, and music of the early modern period, including scholars and students within English literature,... more...

  • Architectural Bodyby Madeline Gins; Shusaku Arakawa

    University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    This manifesto is a verbal articulation of the authors' visionary theory of how the human body, architecture, and creativity define and sustain one another. This revolutionary work by artist-architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins demonstrates the inter-connectedness of innovative architectural design, the poetic process, and philosophical inquiry.... more...

  • Londonby Alistair O'Neill

    Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 24.95

    A fascinating look at style and urbanism, London - after a Fashion offers an intriguing reconsideration of the role of fashion in city life and fills in long overlooked gaps in the history of London and modern design. more...

  • Travels in the History of Architectureby Robert Harbison

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 35.00

    In Travels in the History of Architecture , renowned architectural writer Robert Harbison provides an engaging and concise companion to the great themes and aesthetic movements in architecture from antiquity to the present day. The book begins its journey with the great temples of the Egyptians and the shrines of Classical Greece and Rome and then... more...

  • Old Capitolby Margaret N. Keyes

    University of Iowa Press 1988; US$ 24.95

    Built between 1839 and 1842, the domed structure of Iowa City's Old Capitol served as the third territorial capitol and the first state capitol of Iowa. In 1857, when the state government was moved to Des Moines, Old Capitol became the first building of the new University of Iowa. It remains today the centerpiece of this handsome campus. The... more...

  • Fashion in Costume 1200-2000, Revisedby Joan Nunn

    New Amsterdam Books 2000; US$ 21.99

    Joan Nunn's detailed survey of costume in the Western world over the past eight centuries not only gives the reader a vivid visual impression of the clothes themselves, but also outlines the historical and social background and the changes in manufacturing techniques that have influenced or dictated what people wore. more...

  • Holzbau mit Systemby

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 105.00

    Gegenüber anderen Baustoffen hat Holz in den letzten Jahren deutlich Marktanteile gewonnen, Holzbauten sind größer geworden und neue Tragsysteme wurden entwickelt. Der Band stellt das Thema Holzbau systematisch, umfassend und gut verständlich dar: vom Baustoff Holz und den Rahmenbedingungen seines Einsatzes über die verschiedenen Holzbausysteme und... more...