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  • Starting From Zeroby Michael Sorkin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Architect and social critic Michael Sorkin develops his own vision of the future lower Manhattan through a series of chronologically organized essays illustrated with full-color images of his own plans. Mixing his inimitable brand of social criticism with more personal reflections, Starting From Zero offers a striving challenge to the Ground Zero... more...

  • John H. Kampmann, Master Builderby Maggie Valentine

    Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Although relatively unknown in modern day San Antonio, John H. Kampmann was an imposing force during his lifetime (1819-1885). Professor Maggie Valentine explores the lasting legacy Kampmann had on the city. Valentine traces his life from his move to Texas, his involvement in the Civil War (he later received a presidential pardon... more...

  • Louise Blanchard Bethuneby Johanna Hays

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Louise Blanchard Bethune was the United States' first female professional architect. Bethune belonged to the influential group of pioneer architects--Daniel Burnham, John Root and Louis Sullivan--who supported her in becoming a fellow in the American Institute of Architects. In the booming industrial city of Buffalo, she preceded Frank Lloyd Wright... more...

  • 50 Schlüsselideen Architekturby Philip Wilkinson; Regina Schneider

    Springer 2014; US$ 19.99

    Eine Entdeckungsreise durch die Ideenwelt der Baukunst von der griechischen Antike bis heuteá _____á Worin besteht der Unterschied zwischen einer dorischen und einer ionischen Sńule? Welche Funktion hat ein Strebebogen? Was sind die Leitmotive der modernen Architektur? Wie unterscheidet sich Restaurierung von Konservierung? Wann ist ein Bauwerk blo▀... more...

  • Der Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza zu Venedigby Ines Lamprecht

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 179.00

    The Palazzo Barbarigo has always featured a characteristic fašade with a terrace looking out on the Grand Canal. The main fašade is located on the Rio di San Polo. This study explains the origin of this unusual architectural hallmark and examines the multi-epochal features of the Palazzo?s interior decoration and the Barbarigo family?s once renowned... more...

  • Exhibition in the Makingby Wolfgang Fiel

    Ambra 2014; US$ 27.00

    The exhibition offers insights into the development process of the traveling exhibition on architecture in Vorarlberg, which shall first be opened to the public in September at the Werkraum Bregenzerwald before visiting Austrian cultural venues all over the world. The volume contains the guiding principles, the isometrics of exhibition architecture... more...

  • Der Bologna-Prozess in Frankreich und Deutschland im Vergleichby Isabelle Sieh

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    ?Isabelle Sieh befasst sich mit den Hochschulreformen in Frankreich und Deutschland, die seit Beginn des Bologna-Prozess in beiden Landern unternommen worden sind. Im Zentrum steht dabei die Frage, ob der Bologna-Prozess gema▀ seiner expliziten Zielsetzung zur Annaherung der Hochschulsysteme in Europa beitragt und nationale Unterschiede minimiert werden.... more...

  • Tiny House Livingby Ryan Mitchell

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 26.99

    Tiny House, Large Lifestyle! Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's... more...

  • English Houses 1300-1800by Matthew. H Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Houses are more than a shelter from the elements: they also offer an unparalleled insight into the beliefs, ideas and experiences of the people who built and lived in them. In this engaging book, Matthew Johnson looks at the traditional houses that still exist throughout the English countryside and examines the lives of the ordinary people who... more...

  • New Urban Configurationsby R. Cavallo; S. Komossa; N. Marzot

    IOS Press 2014; US$ 210.00

    Urban areas have been caught up in a turbulent process of transformation over the past 50 years and changes have been rapid, with issues such as mobility, nature, water management, energy use and public space featuring prominently._x000D_ In each Olympic year since 1988, the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology has held an international... more...