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  • Architecture in Translationby Esra Akcan

    Duke University Press 2012; US$ 89.95

    Esra Akcan describes the introduction of modern architecture into Turkey after the Kemalist political elite took power in 1923 and invited German architects to redesign the new capital of Ankara. more...

  • Bikini Storyby Patrik Alac

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    It was in 1946 that the world first came to hear of a coral atoll in the Marshall Islands called Bikini. The following year, French couturier Louis Réard borrowed the name and applied it to a bathing costume for women. Breaking from decades of conformity, Réard dared to ?undress? women?s bodies in order to better emphasize what remained clothed - albeit... more...

  • Bikini Storyby Patrik Alac

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    En 1946, le monde découvrait un atoll des îles Marshall : Bikini. En 1947, le couturier français Louis Réard s'emparait de ce nom pour en faire un vêtement de bain pour les femmes. Rompant avec des décennies de conformisme, M. Réard choisissait de dénuder leur corps pour mieux l'habiller, de quelques morceaux d'étoffe. En adoptant le bikini sur les... more...

  • Bikini Storyby Patrik Alac

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Im Jahre 1946 entdeckt die Welt auf den Marshallinseln ein Atoll namens Bikini, auf dem die Amerikaner verheerende Atomtests durchführen. Nur wenige Tage später bedient sich der französische Modemacher Louis Réart des skandalträchtigen Namens für ein neuentworfenes Badekostüm, das den weiblichen Körper wie nie zuvor entkleidet, um ihn ? mit einem winzigen... more...

  • Production and Use of Urban Knowledgeby Hans Thor Andersen; Rob Atkinson

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book provides new insights on cities and the nature of urban development, and the role of knowledge management in urban growth. It considers how knowledge informs policies and supports decision making, and can assist in addressing the drivers of urban change. The way that knowledge is produced and used in urban development is analysed, with examples... more...

  • Warman's Shoes Field Guideby Caroline Ashleigh

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 14.99

    The take-it-with-you collecting resource... Warman?s ® Shoes Field Guide This handy pocket-size resource features more than 400 pairs of collectible, celebrity and contemporary shoes, everything from Dorothy?s Ruby Slippers to Manolo Blahnik. Caroline Ashleigh helps collectors jump feet first into contemporary and vintage flats, mules,... more...

  • Integrated Buildingsby Leonard R. Bachman

    Wiley 2004; US$ 130.00

    An "anatomical" study of building systems integration with guidelines for practical applications Through a systems approach to buildings, Integrated Buildings: The Systems Basis of Architecture details the practice of integration to bridge the gap between the design intentions and technical demands of building projects. Analytic methods are introduced... more...

  • The Humanities in Architectural Designby Soumyen Bandyopadhyay; Jane Lomholt; Nicholas Temple; Renée Tobe

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 58.95

    An in-depth consideration of the impact which the humanities have had on the processes of architecture and design, this book asks how we can restore traditional dialogue between intellectual enquiry in the humanities and design creativity. Written by leading academics in the fields of history, theory and philosophy of design, this timely and important... more...

  • Die Dessousby Muriel Barbier; Shazia Boucher

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Worin liegt der Nutzen der Dessous, die heutzutage sowohl in den Magazinen als auch auf großen Litfass-Säulen oder Plakatwände beherrschenden Postern zu finden sind und die Körper formgerechter Models umhüllen? Viele Frauen kaufen Dessous, um ihrem Partner ? oder sich selbst ? eine Freude zu machen. Und dennoch scheinen seit vielen Jahrhunderten die... more...

  • The Alhambraby Frederick P. Bargebuhr

    De Gruyter 1968; US$ 280.00

    The Alhambra A Cycle of Studies on the Eleventh Century in Moorish Spain more...