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  • From Synagogue to Church: The Traditional Designby John Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The designs of synagogues and churches are acknowledged to be very alike. But the designers' procedure was confidential, and so far standard explanations have been unsatisfactory. A synagogue should express heavenly values with earthly materials. This combination was in fact expressed in numbers, for, as Plato said, they linked heaven and earth. Scripture... more...

  • Sports Architectureby Rod Sheard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This book offers a rare chance to understand how sport and architecture come together to create an outstanding building type - a symbol of our times. Rod Sheard shares the experience and expertise of HOK LOBB in this beautifully illustrated book, offering practical advice and guidance on commissioning, designing and managing sports venues around the... more...

  • University Architectureby Brian Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Some of the most exciting architecture in the world can be found on university campuses. In Europe, America and the Far East, vice chancellors and their architects have, over several centuries, produced an extraordinary range of innovative buildings. This book has been written to highlight the importance of university architecture. It is intended as... more...

  • L'architecture militaire ou la fortification nouvelleby Adam Freitag

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

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  • Vernacular Buildingsby Allen Noble

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 94.00

    The face of the world is changing and nowhere is this more evident than with vernacular buildings. They disappear or are extensively changed for a variety of reasons, from natural causes such as fire, storm and earthquake, to a wide variety ofcultural causes including obsolescence and changes in fashion, function and lifestyle. All of these factors,... more...

  • City Halls and Civic Materialismby Swati Chattopadhyay; Jeremy White

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The town hall or city hall as a place of local governance is historically related to the founding of cities in medieval Europe. As the space of representative civic authority it aimed to set the terms of public space and engagement with the citizenry. In subsequent centuries, as the idea and built form travelled beyond Europe to become an established... more...

  • Designing and Building Fiddle Yardsby Richard Bardsley

    Crowood 2014; US$ 28.99

    This invaluable, well-illustrated book is essential reading for all those railway modellers who are considering building a fiddle yard. The fiddle yard is a train storage area for locomotives and rolling stock that often remains out of view. For the modeller, it represents the 'rest of the railway network' and it is essential for layouts as it is somewhere... more...

  • The Peterborough Book of Daysby Brian Jones

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    A day-by-day guide to Peterborough’s history, this book contains political, sporting, criminal, strange, amusing and eccentric events from different periods in the history of the cathedral city. Some events had a major impact on the history of the country as a whole, whilst others are just plain absurd! Featuring famous births, marriages, deaths,... more...

  • University Trendsby Jonathan Coulson; Paul Roberts; Isabelle Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 152.95

    A university campus is a place with special resonance: conjuring images of cloistered quadrangles and wood-panelled libraries, often echoing centuries of scholarly tradition. And yet it is also a place of cutting-edge science, interactive learning, youth, vibrancy, and energy. It is this dual nature which makes the physical environment of a university... more...

  • England's Cathedrals by Trainby Murray Naylor

    Remember When 2013; US$ 25.00

    One of the jewels in the nation's crown is its Anglican cathedrals. Many, constructed after the invasion of 1066, stand as monuments to the determination and commitment of their Norman builders. Others have been built in later centuries while some started life as parish churches and were subsequently raised to cathedral status. Places of wonder... more...