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  • Frank Lloyd Wright for Kidsby Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America?s leading architect and his work   This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids , details the life, times, and work of the celebrated architect. Through simple, kid-friendly prose and anecdotes, author Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen describes the influences... 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...

  • Heimatby Christoph Türcke

    zu Klampen 2014; US$ 6.53

    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...

  • Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movementby Suzi Parron; Donna Sue Groves

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    With more than eighty full-color photographs, Parron documents a movement that combines rural economic development with an American folk art phenomenon. 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...

  • Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experienceby Nadine Schibille

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the meaning of art in early Byzantium. Byzantine aesthetic thought is re-evaluated against late antique Neoplatonism... more...

  • Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill, 1750?1840by Elizabeth B. McCall; Michael Maicher

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 18.99

    Officially known as Washington Square Park, Philadelphia?s Society Hill district contains an impressive number of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century houses. This book presents, in text and pictures, the stories of its outstanding Colonial and Early American mansions and dwellings and simple row houses; its churches and other exceptional... 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...

  • Curating Sydneyby Jill Bennett; Saskia Beudel

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    What happens when artists are asked the questions usually addressed to planners and administrators?In Curating Sydney artists, architects, writers, designers and curators come together to reimagine the city. In a series of cutting-edge art and design projects they envisage a future where public art plays a vital role in the life of the city - from... more...

  • The Architecture of Industryby Mathew Aitchison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Through a series of case studies, this book documents the changing nature of industrial building and planning from the beginning of the twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Drawing on research from the United States, Europe and Australia, this collection of essays highlights key moments in industrial architecture and planning... more...