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  • Universe of Stoneby Philip Ball

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    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

    A collection of thought-provoking essays on the changing face of domestic architecture over two centuries, highlighting the wide range of source materials and theoretical perspectives available to scholars of architectural history. more...

  • Die Landmauer von Konstantinopel-Istanbulby Neslihan Asutay-Effenberger

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 168.00

    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 the Golden... 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...

  • Row Housesby Per Brauneck

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    To continue developing existing building types in an intelligent way is a crucial task in the field of residential building. A deeper understanding of the underlying types is indispensable for the success of the individual design, as well as for ensuring that tried and tested structures can be utilized, repeated, and varied in a wide variety of situations.... 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...

  • Design for Inclusivityby Roger Coleman; John Clarkson; Julia Cassim

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95

    Inclusive design not only ensures that products, services, interfaces and environments are easier to use for those with special needs or limitations, but in doing so makes them better for everyone. Design for Inclusivity is a guide to inclusive design for all types of designers, providing guidelines, real examples and information sources. more...

  • Beauty of Holinessby Louis P. Nelson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    Intermingling architectural, cultural, and religious history, Louis Nelson reads Anglican architecture and decorative arts as documents of eighteenth-century religious practice and belief. In The Beauty of Holiness , he tells the story of the Church of England in colonial South Carolina, revealing how the colony's Anglicans negotiated the tensions... more...

  • Managing Your Library Construction Projectby Richard C. McCarthy

    ALA Editions 2007; US$ 64.00

    Checklists and sample construction documents provide hands-on insights into the best practices in library construction and tools to do the job. From deciding on new construction, analyzing the site, to working with architects, evaluating the process and assessing the building’s effectiveness, Managing Your Library’s Construction Project is... more...

  • Courtyard Housesby Gunter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck

    Springer 2009; US$ 39.95

    To continue developing existing building types in an intelligent way is a crucial task in the field of residential building. A deeper understanding of the underlying types is indispensable for the success of the individual design, as well as for ensuring that tried and tested structures can be utilized, repeated, and varied in a wide variety of situations.... more...