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  • The Architecture of Luxuryby Annette Condello

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on various contexts within Western Europe, Latin America and the United States, this book traces the myths and application of luxury within architecture, interiors and designed landscapes. Spanning from antiquity to the modern era, it sets out six historical categories of luxury - and relates these to the built and unbuilt environment, taking... more...

  • Building the Modern Churchby Robert Proctor

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The author examines changing conceptions of tradition and modernity, and the development of a modern church architecture that drew from the ideas of the liturgical movement. Based on meticulous historical research in primary sources, theoretically informed, fully referenced, and thoroughly illustrated, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned... more...

  • The Architecture of Art Museumsby Ronnie Self

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    As a building type, art museums are unparalleled for the opportunities they provide for architectural investigation and experimentation. They are frequently key components of urban revitalization and often push the limits of building technology. Art museums are places of pleasure, education and contemplation. They are remarkable by their prominence... more...

  • Gender Studies in Architectureby Dörte Kuhlmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Analyzing a range of ideas from biological, evolutionary and anthropological theories to a variety of feminist, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist and constructivist discourses, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the problematics of gender and power in architectural and urban design. Topics range from conceptions of postulated matriarchal... more...

  • Die kurfürstlichen Marmorkamine des 18. Jahrhunderts im Schloss Augustusburg in Brühlby Ilona Glade

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 27.61

    24 stattliche Marmorkamine zieren die fünf Appartements des Schlosses Augustusburg in Brühl. In einer reich bebilderten und detailreichen Studie stellt Ilona Glade diese Kamine vor und betrachtet sie aus kunsthistorischer und kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Die im 18. Jahrhundert entstandenen Marmorverkleidungen der Kamine wurden nach Bedürfnissen... more...

  • Architectural Topographiesby Tomà Berlanda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Architectural Topographies is a critical dictionary for architects and landscape architects in which the graphic lexicon can be read from a beginning, the ground, to a conclusion, the specific case studies. Meant as a tool to help you recognise, analyse, choose, and invent solutions, the book's key words refer to the physical and material relationship... more...

  • WBG-Architekturgesch. Das MA Bd.Iby Christoph Brachmann

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 46.03

    Die WBG Architekturgeschichte versammelt das grundlegende, aktuelle Wissen über die Geschichte des Bauens. Sie bietet einen fundierten und vielschichtigen, gleichwohl klar strukturierten Überblick über die europäische Baukunst vom Mittelalter bis heute. Jeder Band erläutert ausführlich die Grundzüge der jeweiligen architektonischen Entwicklungen und... more...

  • Holocaust Memory Reframedby Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In Holocaust Memory Reframed , Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich examines Holocaust representations in three museums: Israel?s Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Germany?s Jewish Museum in Berlin, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. As she interprets the exhibits, Hansen-Glucklich clarifies how museums communicate Holocaust narratives... more...

  • Constructing the Colonized Landby Izumi Kuroishi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Examining colonized cities in East Asia, this book brings together a range of different perspectives across both space and time. European, Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese discourses are examined, with a range of complementary and conflicting views on the design of urban and architectural forms; the political, institutional, religious and economical... more...

  • Emerging Landscapesby Davide Deriu; Krystallia Kamvasinou; Eugenie Shinkle

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Drawing on the synergies between the fields of architecture and photography, this collection takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining practice-based research with scholarly essays. It explores and critically reassesses the interface between representation - the imaginary and symbolic shaping of the human environment - and production - the physical... more...