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  • Shanghai Urbanism at the Medium Scaleby Yongjie Sha; Jiang Wu; Yan Ji; Sara Li Ting Chan; Wei Qi Lim

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book focuses on observing and understanding the urban planning and relevant development patterns applied to the creation of urban districts against the backdrop of the current rapid urbanization and transformation of Shanghai on its way to becoming a world city. Based on a review of the four stages of city evolution, a series of case studies on... more...

  • A Comparative Geography of China and the U.S.by Rudi Hartmann; Jing'ai Wang; Tao Ye

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    The book is the outcome of a unique venture: a team of Chinese geographers and a team of American geographers collaborated on a new Comparative Geography of China and the United States. The book meets a high demand for comparative information about China and the United States, as the home of the two leading economies in a globalizing world. Comparisons... more...

  • WBG Architekturgeschichte ? Das Mittelalter (800?1500)by Christoph Brachmann; Christian Freigang

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 43.19

    Im Zentrum dieses Bandes stehen 50 Schlüsselwerke der mittelalterlichen Baukunst aus ganz Europa, von der Pfalzkapelle in Aachen über die Kathedrale von Reims bis zur Karlsbrücke in Prag. Die eingehende Beschreibung dieser kanonischen Bauten zeichnet die Entwicklung der Architektur von der Karolingerzeit bis ca. 1500 in ihrem jeweiligen kulturellen,... more...

  • Clarity, Cut, and Cultureby Susan Falls

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 112.50

    Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, but also suggest how we create value, meaning, and identity through our interactions with material culture in general. Things become meaningful through our... more...

  • Zehn Bücher über Architekturby Vitruv; Curt Fensterbusch; Anna Schindler

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 43.19

    Vitruvs ?Zehn Bücher über Architektur? zählen bis heute zu den klassischen Texten des Altertums. Die Schrift entstand etwa zwischen 33 v. Chr. und 22 v. Chr. Der Autor widmete sie Kaiser Augustus, in dessen Diensten er stand. Vitruvs Lehrbuch ist das einzige uns überlieferte Werk über antike Architektur. Es behandelt die Baukunst im weitesten Sinne,... more...

  • Building the Modern Churchby Robert Proctor

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The author examines changing conceptions of tradition and modernity, and the development of a modern church architecture that drew from the ideas of the liturgical movement. Based on meticulous historical research in primary sources, theoretically informed, fully referenced, and thoroughly illustrated, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned... more...

  • Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2014by Zheng Xiang; Iis Tussyadiah

    Springer 2014; US$ 279.00

    The papers presented in this volume advance the state-of-the-art research on social media and Web 2.0, electronic tourism marketing, website development and evaluation, search engine marketing and optimization, IT adoption and diffusion, virtual travel communities, mobile technologies, management information systems in tourism, eLearning, recommender... more...

  • Shoesby Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Mega Square Shoes focuses on the history of the shoe and elevates the shoe to the rank of a work of art. The author is a leading expert on the subject and curator of France?s Shoe Museum, which holds the greatest shoe collection in the world, with 12,000 specimens. 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...

  • Victorian Secretsby Sarah A. Chrisman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    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 corset?ever. She?d... more...