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  • Sports Architectureby Rod Sheard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00

    This book offers a rare chance to understand how sport and architecture come together to create an outstanding building type - a symbol of our times. Rod Sheard shares the experience and expertise of HOK LOBB in this beautifully illustrated book, offering practical advice and guidance on commissioning, designing and managing sports venues around the... 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...

  • Holocaust Memory Reframedby Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In Holocaust Memory Reframed , Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich examines Holocaust representations in three museums: Israel?s Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Germany?s Jewish Museum in Berlin, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. As she interprets the exhibits, Hansen-Glucklich clarifies how museums communicate Holocaust narratives... more...

  • A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture: 1960-2010by Elie G. Haddad; David Rifkind

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 74.95

    This book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. The first section provides a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different perspectives of... more...

  • Conserving the Railway Heritageby Peter Burman; Michael Stratton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 133.95

    Great Britain not only invented the main-line railway but has also led the way in it's preservation - not just locomotves and carriages but also the buildings and structures that bear witness to the confidence of railway developers, architects and engineers. This book defines the nature of the railway heritage - from signalboxes, viaducts, tunnels... 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...

  • Blob-Architektur für das 21. Jahrhundertby Svenia Schneider

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 32.39

    Die Digitalisierung prägt unsere Gesellschaft wie kaum eine andere Entwicklung in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten und beeinflusst auch maßgeblich die Architektur. Seit Mitte der 1990er Jahre finden sich weltweit Bauwerke, die durch eine besonders extravagante Formsprache auf sich aufmerksam machen. Die Publikation widmet sich einer maßgeblich durch weiche,... more...

  • Geheiligte Räumeby Franz-Heinrich Beyer

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 46.28

    Was sind die Besonderheiten des christlichen Kirchengebäudes? Wodurch unterscheidet sich dieser Bautyp von anderen und welche Merkmale lassen sich an ihm beschreiben? Woran kann man konfessionelle Unterschiede festmachen? Fragen dieser Art geht Franz-Heinrich Beyer in diesem Band auf den Grund. Der Autor behandelt anschaulich und auch für den historisch... more...

  • Diagrid Structuresby Terri Meyer Boake

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    Diagrids are advanced framing systems composed of diagonal steel grids. Developed a decade ago for spectacular buildings like the Swiss Re (?the gherkin?) in London, diagrid structures connect a breathtaking appearance with tangible advantages: a massive reduction in material use, a gain of available floor surface area and more flexibility. For the... more...

  • Driving Desired Futuresby Michael Shamiyeh

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    Driving Desired Futures addresses the question how do individuals in social systems achieve credibility for new ideas? What are the criteria that render the comprehension of new ideas more likely within a group of people with diverse sets of beliefs? What triggers management?s attention to allocate resources to the development of new ideas? To address... more...