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  • The Buildings of Peter Harrisonby John Fitzhugh Millar

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 75.00

    Perhaps the most important architect ever to have worked in America, Peter Harrison's renown suffers from the destruction of most of his papers when he died in 1775. He was born in Yorkshire, England in 1716 and trained to be an architect as a teenager. He also became a ship captain, and soon sailed to ports in America, where he began designing... more...

  • The Invisible Housesby Gonzalo Lizarralde

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve ?the housing problem? in developing countries . The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through the slums and informal settlements of South Africa, India, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Cuba, Haiti and many other countries of the... more...

  • Freestanding Housesby Per Brauneck

    Springer 2010; US$ 44.95

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

  • Scholion Bulletin 7/2012by Stiftung Bibliothek Werner Oechslin

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2014; US$ 48.99

    Aus dem Inhalt von Band 7: Tobias Büchi, 'Mechanische Operation' und 'mathematische Demonstration' Buonaiuto Lorini, Galileo Galilei und die Analogie von Maschinen- und Festungsbau Martin Pozsgai, Die Leihscheine des Donato Giuseppe Frisoni aus der Bibliothek Herzog Eberhard Ludwigs von Württemberg. Zu ihrer Bedeutung als Quellengattung Werner... more...

  • Von der Hauptstadtposse zur Erfolgsgeschichteby Daniel Bussenius

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 34.24

    Das Jüdische Museum Berlin ist heute eines der erfolgreichsten deutschen Museen, und der Libeskind-Bau, in dem es seine Dauerausstellung präsentiert, ist international berühmt. Wie kam es dazu, dass das ehemalige Kammergerichtsgebäude in der Kreuzberger Lindenstraße, in dem sich das in den 1960er Jahren gegründete Westberliner stadthistorische Museum... more...

  • The Peterborough Book of Daysby Brian Jones

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    A day-by-day guide to Peterborough's history, this book contains political, sporting, criminal, strange, amusing and eccentric events from different periods of history of the cathedral city. Some events had a major impact on the history of the country as a whole, whilst others are just plain absurd! Featuring famous births, marriages, deaths, political... more...

  • Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understandby Simon Unwin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand is an essential companion to Simon Unwin?s Analysing Architecture , and part of the trilogy which also includes his Exercises in Architecture: Learning to Think as an Architect . Together the three books offer an introduction to the workings of architecture providing for the three aspects... more...

  • Assembling the Centre: Architecture for Indigenous Culturesby Janet McGaw; Anoma Pieris

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Metropolitan Indigenous Cultural Centres have become a focal point for making Indigenous histories and contemporary cultures public in settler-colonial societies over the past three decades. While there are extraordinary success stories, there are equally stories that cause concern: award-winning architecturally designed Indigenous cultural centres... more...

  • Kleine Kunstgeschichte der deutschen Schlösserby

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 16.37

    Unter einem »Schloss« versteht man im Allgemeinen den repräsentativen Wohnbau des Adels und des bürgerlichen Patriziats. Aber was genau ist ein Zweiflügelbau? Oder ein Mittelrisalit? Und welche Architekten prägten den Schlossbau im 18. Jahrhundert? Walter Hotz gibt umfassend Auskunft. Er beschreibt anschaulich die verschiedenen Bauformen der deutschen... more...

  • Das Burgenbuchby Michael Losse

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 24.91

    Viele Türme, Zugbrücken, Verliese und tiefe Brunnen ? Burgen sind vielfältiger als die gängigen Klischees ahnen lassen. Vor allem vom 11. bis 15. Jahrhundert errichteten die Adligen im Heiligen Römischen Reich beeindruckende Wehrbauten als Residenzen, Zoll- oder Belagerungsburgen, als Frontturm-, Schildmauer- oder Kastellburgen. Nicht nur auf Bergen,... more...