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  • Italyby Diane Ghirardo

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Packed in its dense, historic city centers, Italy holds some of the most prized architecture and art in the world, with which planners and politicians have had to negotiate as they struggle to cope with massive migration from the countryside to the city. Early modern architecture coincided with a sustained drive to transform a country that was still... more...

  • Turkeyby Sibel Bozdogan; Esra Akcan

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Turkey: Modern Architectures in History offers a journey through the iconic buildings of Turkey that begins with the end of World War I, when the new Turkish Republic was born out of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire, includes its democratization in the midst of the Cold War’s competing ideologies, and concludes with the present day, in which... more...

  • What is Architectural History?by Andrew Leach

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.66

    What is Architectural History? considers the questions and problems posed by architectural historians since the rise of the discipline in the late nineteenth century. How do historians of architecture organise past time and relate it to the present? How does historical evidence translate into historical narrative? Should architectural history be... more...

  • Lehrbuch der Bauphysikby Heinz-Martin Fischer; Peter Lutz; Richard Jenisch; Ekkehard Richter; Heinz Klopfer; Hanns Freymuth; Karl Petzold; Martin Stohrer

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 39.19

    Das Nachschlagewerk der Bauphysik erscheint nun bereits in der 5. Auflage und wurde nach dem neuesten Stand von Wissenschaft und Technik aktualisiert. Das Buch vermittelt alle notwendigen bauphysikalischen Grundlagen für das schadenfreie Bauen. Zu den Kapiteln: Das Kapitel "Wärme" ist im Hinblick auf die Energieeinsparverordnung vollständig überarbeitet... more...

  • Towards Universalityby Richard Padovan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95

    There is no shortage of books about Le Corbusier, or Mies van der Rohe, or De Stijl. However, this book considers them in relation to each other, observing how a study of one can illuminate the works of the others. Going beyond a superficial look at the end-products of these architects, this book examines the philosophical foundations of their work,... more...

  • Handbuch Vorrichtungenby Matuszewski Heinrich

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 61.72

    Inhaltverzeichnis.- 1 Vorrichtungen—Allgemein.- 1.1 Einleitung.- 1.2 Der Begriff „Vorrichtung“.- 1.3 Vorteile durch den Einsatz von Vorrichtungen in der Fertigung.- 1.4 Arten der Vorrichtungen—Einteilung.- 1.5 Vorrichtungsbenennung und Abkürzungen nach DIN-Norm 6300.- 1.6 Vorrichtungsklassifizierung.- 2 Kosten der Vorrichtung.- 2.1 Anteil der Vorrichtungskosten... more...

  • Relational Architectural Ecologiesby Peg Rawes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection responds to the need to extend architectural thinking about ecology beyond current design literatures. This book shows how the ‘habitats’, ‘natural milieus’, ‘places’ or ‘shelters’ that construct architectural... more...

  • The Architecture of Changeby Jerilou Hammett; Maggie Wrigley

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 49.95

    "The call for change is everywhere, yet how to define it and how to achieve it remain vague. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a unique book that documents how ordinary people have the power to transform their environments. It is a celebration of human diversity and a call for increased attention to our communities. This inspiring... more...

  • The People's Sculptorby John Stansfeld

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 15.99

    Tracing the life and work the life of Scottish sculptor William Lamb (1893 - 1951) this is a story of indomitable will and irrepressible creativity. The son of an alcoholic father and a survivor of the 'lost generation' who came of age in 1914, it was with courage and determination that Lamb overcame the obstacles life put in his path. Traumatised... more...

  • Architectural Atmospheresby Christian Borch; Gernot Böhme; Olafur Eliasson; Juhani Pallasmaa

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 35.00

    Architektur wird vermehrt als ein sinnlicher Erfahrungsraum verstanden. So ist das Erleben von Bauten und Raumkonstellationen immer auch ein Wahrnehmen von positiv oder negativ gewerteten Atmosphären. Architekten, Planer, Investoren und Politiker sind darauf angewiesen, solche Wirkungen nicht intuitiv oder zufällig, sondern nach intersubjektiven... more...