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  • Stays and Body Image in Londonby Lynn Sorge-English

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book fills a significant gap in the literature on eighteenth-century social and cultural history. Starting with their production and trade, Sorge-English looks at the intricacies of the staymaker?s craft, the role of gender in the design and manufacture of stays and the changing shape of stays over time. more...

  • Victorian Secretsby Sarah A. Chrisman; Sue Lean

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    On Sarah A. Chrisman?s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views. Although she had been in love with the Victorian era all her life, she had specifically asked her husband not to buy her a corsetever. She?d... more...

  • The Architecture of Home in Cairoby Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    This book firstly describes the historical development of the domestic spaces (indoor and outdoor), and provides an inclusive analysis of spaces of everyday activities in the hawari of old Cairo. It then broadens its analysis to other parts of the city, highlighting different customs and representations of home in the city at large. Cairo, in the context... more...

  • Spatial Design Educationby Ashraf M. Salama

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    In this book, design education is dealt with as a paradigm whose evolutionary processes, underpinning theories, contents, methods, tools, are questioned and critically examined. Building on twenty-five years of research and explorations into design pedagogy in architecture and urban design, this book authoritatively offers a critical analysis of a... more...

  • The Material Imaginationby Dr Matthew Mindrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In recent years architectural discourse has witnessed a renewed interest in materiality under the guise of such familiar tropes as 'material honesty,' 'form finding,' or 'digital materiality.' As an alternative to a formal approach in architectural design, this book challenges readers to rethink the reverie of materials in architecture... more...

  • Der Starke auf dem Dachby Bettina Ventker

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 105.99

    In der ägyptischen Tempelarchitektur finden sich für die Wasserableitung neben schmucklosen Steinblöcken auch figürlich ausgearbeitete Wasserspeier, die durchweg als rundplastische Löwen gestaltet sind. Anders als aus Griechenland, Rom oder von zahlreichen mittelalterlichen Kirchen und Kathedralen bekannt, speien die ägyptischen Exemplare das Wasser... more...

  • The Architecture of Industryby Dr Mathew Aitchison; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    From the Rust Belt to Silicon Valley, the intersection between architecture and industry has provided a rich and evolving source for historians of architecture. In a historical context, industrial architecture evokes the smoking factories of the nineteenth century or Fordist production complexes of the twentieth century. This book documents the changing... more...

  • Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classesby Assoc Prof Nnamdi Elleh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 114.95

    The expansion of cities in the late C19th and middle part of the C20th in the developing and the emerging economies of the world has one major urban corollary: it caused the proliferation of unplanned parts of the cities that are identified by a plethora of terminologies such as bidonville, favela, ghetto, informal settlements, and shantytown. Often,... more...

  • Suspending Modernity: The Architecture of Franco Albiniby Professor Kay Bea Jones; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Franco Albini?s works of architecture and design, produced between 1930 and 1977, have enjoyed a recent revival but to date have received only sporadic scholarly attention from historians and critics of the Modern Movement. A chorus of Italian voices has sung his praises, none more eloquently than his protégé, Renzo Piano. Kay Bea Jones? illuminating... more...

  • Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experienceby Dr 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...