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  • Critical Architecture and Contemporary Cultureby William J. Lillyman; Marilyn F. Moriarty; David J. Neuman

    University of California Humanities Research Institute 1994; US$ 144.99 US$ 130.49

    The third volume in the University of California Humanities Research Institute Series , this book brings together prominent literary theorists and architects to offer a variety of perspectives on the relation between postmodernism and architecture. The contributors include such luminaries from the forefront of literary studies as J. Hillis Miller,... more...

  • Building Jewish in the Roman Eastby Peter Richardson

    BRILL 2004; US$ 204.00

    Archaeology has unearthed the glories of ancient Jewish buildings throughout the Mediterranean. But what has remained shrouded is what these buildings meant. Building Jewish first surveys the architecture of small rural villages in the Galilee in the early Roman period before examining the development of synagogues as ?Jewish associations.? Finally,... more...

  • The Florentine Villaby Grazia Gobbi Sica

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Scholarly and innovative with visually stunning line drawings and photographs, this volume provides readers with a compelling record of the unbroken pattern of reciprocal use and exchange between the countryside and the walled city of Florence, from the thirteenth century up to the present day. Defying the traditional and idealized interpretation... more...

  • Buildings for the Performing Artsby Ian Appleton

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 78.95

    This Design and Development Guide is an essential book for those who are involved in the initiation, planning, design and building of facilities for the various performing arts, from local to metropolitan locations. It includes the stages in the development, decisions to be taken, information requirements, feasibility and advice necessary in the design... more...

  • Universe of Stoneby Philip Ball

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.49

    Chartres Cathedral, south of Paris, is revered as one of the most beautiful and profound works of art in the Western canon. But what did it mean to those who constructed it in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries?and why was it built at such immense height and with such glorious play of light, in the soaring manner we now call Gothic? In this eminently... more...

  • Housing and Dwellingby Barbara Miller Lane

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 57.95

    Housing and Dwelling collects the best in recent scholarly and philosophical writings that bear upon the history of domestic architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lane combines exemplary readings that focus on and examine the issues involved in the study of domestic architecture, taken from an innovative and informed combination... more...

  • Die Landmauer von Konstantinopel-Istanbulby Neslihan Asutay-Effenberger

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 170.45

    The land walls of Constantinople are one of the largest and most important defensive fortifications from Late Antiquity. The subject of this book are the history and topography of the Theodosian Land Walls and the Walls of Blachernae (the so-called walls of the XIVth region, the Komnenian Walls, the section between the Komnenian Walls and... more...

  • Architecture and Elite Culture in the United Provinces, England and Ireland, 1500-1700by Hanneke Ronnes

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 47.00

    This study aims to elucidate concepts of castle in the Netherlands, England and Ireland in both past en present times. The first part of the book examines current, respectively, academic, national and personal appropriations of 'castle'; the secon more...

  • Eco-resortsby Zbigniew Bromberek

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 78.95

    Eco-Resorts is a design guide for low impact, environmentally friendly tourist resorts in the tropics. The book is the first to offer architects practical, detailed guidance in developing resort buildings that work with a tropical climate and meet the needs and expectations of the client and building inhabitants. The book includes both architectural... more...

  • Planning Successful Museum Building Projectsby Walter L. Crimm; Martha Morris; Carole L. Wharton

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 44.99

    Planning Successful Museum Building Projects provides comprehensive, practical guidance on planning, financing, implementing, managing, and evaluating all kinds of museum construction projects. more...