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  • Culture, Architecture and Natureby Sim Van der Ryn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Gathering his most compelling essays and addresses from the last fifty years in one accessible volume, this book looks at the pioneering ideas that underpin Sim Van der Ryn?s ecological design philosophy. It offers a unique decade-by-decade retrospective of the key issues in environmental design, beginning with the most recent years and looking back... more...

  • American Architectural Historyby Keith Eggener

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 78.95

    This major new text presents a collection of recent writings on architecture and urbanism in the United States, with topics ranging from colonial to contemporary times.  In terms of content and scope, there is no collection, in or out of print, directly comparable to this one. The essays are drawn from the past twenty years' of publishing in the field,... more...

  • Behind the Castle Gateby Matthew Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    In this engaging book Matthew Johnson looks 'behind the castle gate' to discover the truth about castles in England at the end of the Middle Ages. Traditional studies have seen castles as compromises between the needs of comfort and of defence, and as statements of wealth or power or both. By encouraging the reader to view castles in relation to... more...

  • Hotel Lobbies and Loungesby Tom Avermaete; Anne Massey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    This series investigates the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of interiors. The volumes in the Interior Architecture series can be used as handbooks for the practitioner and as a critical introduction to the history of material culture and architecture. Hotels occupy a particular place in popular imagination. As a place of exclusive... more...

  • The New Malaysian Houseby Robert Powell; Albert Lim KS

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 49.95

    The New Malaysian House is a collection of 25 contemporary houses that demonstrate a remarkable flowering of Malaysian design talent that has been germinating since the mid- 1980s. The houses range from luxury detached bungalows set in extensive tropical gardens to weekend retreats in the forest, from the gated communities springing up throughout... more...

  • Grundriss des Urheberrechtsby Peter Lutz

    Verlagsgruppe Hüthig Jehle Rehm 2013; US$ 32.39

    Aus dem Inhalt: - Einleitung - Urheberrecht und andere Rechte - Der Werkbegriff des Urheberrechts - Dauer des Urheberrechts - Der Urheber - Rechte des Urhebers - Schranken des Urheberrechts - Die Leistungsschutzrechte - Schutzbestimmungen - Sanktionen bei der Verletzung - Verwertungsgesellschaften - Allgemeines Urhebervertragsrecht - Der Verlagsvertrag... more...

  • Das orientalische Wohnhausby Ayse Öztürk-Samadzade

    Traugott Bautz 2009; US$ 18.36

    Inhaltsübersicht1. Einführung in die Thematik2. Einige islamische Grundbegriffe2.1. Der Islam2.2. Allah2.3. Din2.4. Der Koran3. Die fünf Säulen des Islam3.1. Das Glaubensbekenntnis (Schahada)3.2. Das Gebet (Salah)3.3. Die Almosensteuer (Zakah)3.4. Das Fasten (Saum)3.5. Die Pilgerfahrt (Hajj)4. Die Moschee4.1. Der Mihrab4.2. Der Minbar4.3. Funktion... more...

  • Heimatby Christoph Türcke

    zu Klampen 2014; US$ 7.55

    Der Begriff der Heimat hat eine dunkle Geschichte, die der Erhellung bedarf, und sie hat womöglich mehr Zukunft, als uns lieb ist. Je mehr Heimatlosigkeit die mobile, flexible neoliberale Welt mit sich bringt, desto unausweichlicher wird es, von Heimat zu reden. Heimat ist ein deutsches Wort, das sich nicht umstandslos in andere Sprachen... more...

  • Hammaming in the Shamby Richard Boggs

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 10.19

    Legend has it that Damascus once had 365 hammams or 'Turkish baths': one for each day of the year. Originally part of an ancient Roman tradition, hammams were absorbed by Islam to such an extent that many became almost annexes to nearby mosques. For centuries, hammams were an integral part of community life, with some 50 hammams surviving in Damascus... more...

  • Im Detail: Bauen im Bestandby Christian Schittich

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 98.00

    Unconventional concepts for reusing existing buildings ? economical, ecological and of historical / cultural value. more...