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  • German Architecture for a Mass Audienceby Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 78.95

    This book vividly illustrates the ways in which buildings designed by many of Germany's most celebrated twentieth century architects were embedded in widely held beliefs about the power of architecture to influence society. German Architecture for a Mass Audience also demonstrates the way in which these modernist ideas have been challenged and transformed,... more...

  • Managing Historic Sites and Buildingsby David Baker; Gill Chitty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Managing Historic Sites and Buildings looks at the choices and the tensions that exist in conservation and interpretation of the heritage. Preservation and presentation are central activities, arguably means and ends in the conservation of the historic environment. But are they self-reinforcing or do they work against each other? In a series of essays... more...

  • Politics and Preservationby John Delafons; J. Delafons

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 98.95

    This book traces the policy history of urban conservation and its relationship to the town planning process and both are set in their political context. Part One deals with the origins of conservation and its cultural background. Part Two deals with the post-war legislation and the increasing scope of conservation. Part Three deals with churches and... more...

  • History of Architectural Conservationby Jukka Jokilehto

    Taylor & Francis 2002; US$ 68.95

    A History of Architectural Conservation expands knowledge about the conservation of ancient monuments, works of art and historic buildings. It includes the origins of the interest in conservation within the European context, and the development of the concepts from Antiquity and the Renaissance to the present day. Jokilehto illustrates how this development... more...

  • Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Citiesby Dennis Rodwell

    Wiley 2008; US$ 113.00 US$ 101.70

    Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities examines how the two key issues of urban conservation and sustainability relate to each other in the context of historic cities, and how they can be brought together in a common philosophy and practice that is mutually supportive. It sets out the theoretical and practical background to architectural... more...

  • Universal and Accessible Design for Products, Services, and Processesby Robert F. Erlandson

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 121.95

    New laws, global competition, technological advances, and evolving societal values toward disability all demand the integration of universal and accessible design principles into the general practice of the design community. This growing international movement forces competitors to expand their traditional concepts of design and adopt these principles... more...

  • Die Landtagsfraktionen in Sachsen-Anhalt von 1946 bis 1950by Prof. Dr. Everhard Holtmann; Christina Trittel

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 54.58

    Christina Trittel analysiert das Handeln der Fraktionen des Landtags in Sachsen-Anhalt 1946 bis 1950. Die Untersuchung erklärt den sich verändernden Charakter der Fraktionen von SED, LDP und CDU anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus dem Prozess der Gesetzgebung, anhand von Kritik- und Kontrollrechten und unter Berücksichtigung der häufigen Mandatsniederlegungen.... more...

  • Gert Wingårdhby Mikael Nanfeldt

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 53.50

    Gert Wingårdh (*1951) is Sweden’s leading architect. His clever and imaginative spatial creations are remarkable in economic as well as ecological and sociological terms. The focus of his designs is always on the needs of the future users. This monograph analyzes the principal aspects of his work in seminal essays by renowned architecture critics... more...

  • Bothe Richter Teheraniby Klaus-Dieter Weiss

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 74.00

    Ohne Schwächen in Finish, Funktion oder Finanzierbarkeit treiben die mit dem Deutschen Kritikerpreis ausgezeichneten Hamburger Architekten Bothe, Richter und Teherani einen Keil in die Behäbigkeit des Berufsstandes. Seit dem Autohaus Car & Driver steht die Marke BRT über Deutschland hinaus für im Detail wie in der Dimension beeindruckende Bauwerke,... more...

  • 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...