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  • Traditional Architecture of the Arabian Gulfby R. Hawker

    WIT Press 2008; US$ 198.00

    This book chronicles the florescence of architecture in the Arabian Gulf after the expulsion of the Portuguese in the early 1600s. It demonstrates how the power vacuum created by the collapse of Portuguese control over the trade routes in the Indian Ocean encouraged a growth in fortified architecture, especially in Oman, that radiated out to the surrounding... more...

  • Historic English Churchesby Geoffrey R. Sharpe

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    The ancient churches and cathedrals of England's towns and countryside are among the glories of our national heritage, the church spire one of the quintessential features of the landscape. Yet how were our ancestors able to construct these often substantial edifices without the benefit of modern techniques? How did medieval masons plan, design and... more...

  • 194Xby Andrew M. Shanken

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; Not Available

    In a major study of American architecture during World War II, Andrew M. Shanken focuses on the culture of anticipation that arose in this period, as out-of-work architects turned their energies from the built to the unbuilt, redefining themselves as planners and creating original designs to excite the public about postwar architecture. Shanken recasts... more...

  • Hong Kong Corner Housesby Michael Wolf

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 45.00

    In this book, the internationally renowned German photographer Michael Wolf continues with his visual quest for the overlooked and underappreciated urban phenomena that give a city its special character. more...

  • Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940by Sean Rothery

    The Lilliput Press 1991; US$ 16.49

    'Every future account of architecture in Ireland should be indebted to this book.' - Edward McParland, Times Literary Supplement 'Rothery's book sheds an illuminating light on Ireland's progress in the first four decades of this century' - Frank McDonald, The Irish Times 'There is now a significantly better foundation for our assessment of the architecture... more...

  • Simulationby Andrea Gleiniger; Georg Vrachliotis; Andrea Gleiniger; Thomas Hänsli; Erich Hörl; Nils Röller; Georg Vrachliotis

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 32.00

    Die Digitalisierung hat den Diskurs der Architektur verändert: Dieser ist mittlerweile von einer Fülle neuer Begriffe bestimmt, die bislang entweder keine oder doch andere Bedeutungen im Kontext der Architekturtheorie und des architektonischen Entwurfs hatten. Seine Begrifflichkeiten und Strategien werden zunehmend durch Einflüsse geprägt, die an... more...

  • Komplexitätby Andrea Gleiniger; Georg Vrachliotis; Clemens Bellut; Johann Feichter; Andrea Gleiniger; Klaus Mainzer; Denise Scott Brown; Kostas Terzidis; Robert Venturi; Georg Vrachliotis

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 32.00

    Die Digitalisierung hat den Diskurs der Architektur verändert: Dieser ist mittlerweile von einer Fülle neuer Begriffe bestimmt, die bislang entweder keine oder doch andere Bedeutungen im Kontext der Architekturtheorie und des architektonischen Entwurfs hatten. Seine Begrifflichkeiten und Strategien werden zunehmend durch Einflüsse geprägt,... more...

  • Bauen in Chinaby Bert Bielefeld; Lars-Phillip Rusch

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 62.95

    «Bauen in China» gibt als erste Publikation auf dem Buchmarkt einen umfassenden Überblick über die Planungstätigkeiten von ausländischen Architekten in China. Dieses praxisnahe Handbuch skizziert rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen, Grundlagen zum chinesischen Baumarkt und die praxisbezogene Durchführung von Projekten vor Ort. Ergänzend geben internationale... more...

  • The Westby Christopher Tadgell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.72

    Christopher Tadgell covers the major architectural traditions of the Middle Ages, from the Romanesque architecture of the ninth and tenth centuries, built on the legacy of ancient Rome and including elements from Carolingian, Ottonian, Byzantine and northern European traditions, through to the evolution of the Gothic which heralded new, structurally... more...

  • The Picturesqueby John Macarthur

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    In this fresh and authoritative account John Macarthur presents the eighteenth century idea of the picturesque – when it was a risky term concerned with a refined taste for everyday things, such as the hovels of the labouring poor – in the light of its reception and effects in modern culture. In a series of linked essays Macarthur shows: what the... more...