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- 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...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 84.93
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 99.95
Filling a crucial gap in the knowledge of climate-sensitive urban design in the tropics, this book presents the physical processes behind urban climate change and new ways of looking at urban design. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 302.00
A collection of papers presented at the Sixth International Conference on Tall Buildings (ICTB), this volume clearly explains the engineering and socio-economic aspects of tall buildings in specific areas of sustainability. The papers focus on Asian cities, where tall buildings have become a major feature of the built environment. A multi-disciplinary... more...
- Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 19.95
Gillian Darley traces the history of the modern factory, from the utopian schemes of Robert Owen or Claude Ledoux in the early 19th century, through the great modernist "cathedrals of industry" of Peter Behrens, Albert Kahn and Frank Lloyd Wright, to the post-industrial revival of former factories, such as Renzo Piano?s reconstruction of the Fiat Lingotto... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 39.00
Most of the seven million people who visit the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris each year probably do not realize that the legendary gargoyles adorning this medieval masterpiece were not constructed until the nineteenth century. The first comprehensive history of these world-famous monsters, The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame argues that they transformed... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00
An important part of the New Deal, the Modernization Credit Plan helped transform urban business districts and small-town commercial strips across 1930s America, but it has since been almost completely forgotten. In Modernizing Main Street , Gabrielle Esperdy uncovers the cultural history of the hundreds of thousands of modernized storefronts that... more...