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  • Hut Pavilion Shrine: Architectural Archetypes in Mid-Century Modernismby Assoc Prof Miles David Samson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The phase of American architectural history we call 'mid-century modernism,' 1940-1980, saw the spread of Modern Movement tenets of functionalism, social service and anonymity into mainstream practice. It also saw the spread of their seeming opposites. Temples, arcades, domes, and other traditional types occur in both modernist and traditionalist... more...

  • The Baroque in Architectural Culture, 1880-1980by Professor Andrew Leach; Professor John Macarthur; Professor Maarten Delbeke

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    In his landmark volume Space, Time and Architecture, Sigfried Giedion paired images of two iconic spirals: Tatlin?s Monument to the Third International and Borromini?s dome for Sant?Ivo alla Sapienza. The values shared between the baroque age and the modern were thus encapsulated on a single page spread. As Giedion put it, writing of Sant?Ivo, Borromini... more...

  • The Emperor's Houseby Michael Featherstone; Jean-Michel Spieser; Gülru Tanman; Ulrike Wulf-Rheidt

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Intended for specialists and students of Architecture, Art History and History, the volume contains papers on functional and ideological aspects of palace architecture, art and ceremonial in the Roman imperial tradition in its broadest geographical and chronological limits, from the Principate through Late Antiquity, Byzantium, the Carolingian,... more...

  • Wooden Church Architecture of the Russian Northby Evgeny Khodakovsky

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The book presents a broad panoramic overview of church architecture in the Russian North between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries. While it is inevitably overshadowed by the imperial splendour of the country?s capital cities, this unique phenomenon is regarded as the most distinctive national expression of traditional Russian artistic culture... more...

  • Fenestra prospectivaby Gerd Blum; Kurt W. Forster

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Vistas across the land, the landscape, and the garden are a particular hallmark of the Italian palaces and villas of the early modern era. The author of this book provides the first detailed documentation of the Renaissance reconstruction of the antique discourse on vistas of ideal places and architecturally staged and framed views. ... more...

  • Museum Spaceby Dr Kali Tzortzi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Museums are among the iconic buildings of the twenty-first century, as remarkable for their architectural diversity as for the variety of collections they display. But how does the architecture of museums affect our experience as visitors? This book proposes that by seeing space as common ground between architecture and museology, and so between the... more...

  • American Architects and the Single-Family Homeby Lisa M. Tucker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    American Architects and the Single-Family Home explains how a small group of architects started the Architects? Small House Service Bureau in 1919 and changed the course of twentieth-century residential design for the better. Concepts and principles they developed related to public spaces, private spaces, and service spaces for living; details about... more...

  • Umhüllen und Konstruierenby Susanne Wartzeck; Eva Maria Herrmann; Martin Krammer; Jörg Sturm; Alexander Reichel; Kerstin Schultz

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 63.00

    The book reveals the functional interplay between carrying structures and building shells ? from foundations to exterior walls and roofs ? and presents the criteria that affect the choice of a system. The range of options goes from single-layer massive walls to complex façade systems. The fifth volume of the SCALE series will be an indispensable... more...

  • Pavilions, Pop Ups and Parasolsby Leon van Schaik; Fleur Watson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62

    Around the world, a new architectural form is emerging. In public places a progressive architecture is being commissioned to promote open-ended, undetermined, lightly programmed or un-programmed interactions between people. This new phenomenon of architectural form – Pavilions, Pop-Ups and Parasols – is presaged by rapidly changing social... more...

  • The Changing Image of Affordable Housingby Dr Ulduz Maschaykh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Illustrated by a range of case studies of affordable housing options in Canada, this book examines the liveability and affordability of twenty-first-century residential architecture. Focussing on the architects? and communities? commitment to these housing programmes, as well as that of the private building sector, it stresses the importance of the... more...