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Architecture and the state

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  • Architecture and the Welfare Stateby Mark Swenarton; Tom Avermaete; Dirk van den Heuvel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes - housing, schools, new towns, cultural and leisure centres... more...

  • 1922 – Ausblick auf eine Architekturby Fondation Le Corbusier

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 39.00

    Le Corbusier fasst in seinem ersten Buch jene erregenden Aufsätze über Architektur zusammen, die er 1920/22 für die Zeitschrift “Esprit Nouveau” schrieb. Vers une Architecture wurde eines der einflussreichsten und zugleich am wenigsten verstandenen Architekturbücher des 20. Jahrhunderts. Es gilt als einer der grossen Vor-Entwürfe für... more...

  • The Le Corbusier Guideby Deborah Gans

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Le Corbusier Guide presents the architecture of Le Corbusier. The focus is on Paris given that it is his adopted city and the place where he came of age. Within its environs is a representative sample of his built work. It contains most of his purist houses, and an early foray away from the crisp surfaces of Purism. This itinerary follows the... more...

  • Architecture, Politics, and Identity in Divided Berlinby Emily Pugh

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 34.95 US$ 29.71

    On August 13, 1961, under the cover of darkness, East German authorities sealed the border between East and West Berlin using a hastily constructed barbed wire fence. Over the next twenty-eight years of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall grew to become an ever-present physical and psychological divider in this capital city and a powerful symbol of Cold... more...

  • Wohnhäuserby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 84.00

    Die intelligente Weiterentwicklung von Bautypen ist eine wesentliche Aufgabenstellung im Wohnungsbau. Für den einzelnen Entwurf wie für die breite Anwendbarkeit, Wiederholbarkeit und Variation von erprobten Strukturen ist das vertiefte Verständnis der zugrunde liegenden Typen un-verzichtbar. Für diese Wohnungsbautypologie haben die Autoren... more...

  • Surveying Historic Buildingsby David Watt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 85.00

    This bestselling book has been fully revised and updated to include valuable new case studies and examples which help to demonstrate the common problems found in older buildings. It features many additional photographs illustrating the decay mechanims and individual issues associated with damp, timber decay, masonry defects, roofing problems and many... more...

  • François Blondelby Anthony Gerbino

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First director of the Académie royale d’architecture, François Blondel established a lasting model for architectural education that helped transform a still largely medieval profession into the one we recognize today. Most well known for his 1676 urban plan of Paris, Blondel is also celebrated as a mathematician, scientist, and scholar. Few figures... more...

  • Design of Cold-formed Steel Structuresby ECCS - European Convention for Constructional Steelwork; Associacao Portuguesa de

    Wiley 2013; US$ 95.00 US$ 85.50

    The book is concerned with design of cold-formed steel structures in building based on the Eurocode 3 package, particularly on EN 1993-1-3. It contains the essentials of theoretical background and design rules for cold-formed steel sections and sheeting, members and connections for building applications. Elaborated examples and design applications... more...

  • Managing World Heritage Sitesby Anna Leask; Alan Fyall

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 67.95

    World Heritage Sites are some of the most recognised locations around the world. They include natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier and cultural ones such as the Pyramids at Giza, the Walled City of Baku in Azerbaijan and the Historic Centre of Riga in Latvia. The responsibility to manage them successfully and ensure that the... more...

  • Conservation of Historic Buildingsby Bernard Feilden

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 109.95

    Since its publication in 1982 Sir Bernard Feilden's Conservation of Historic Buildings has become the standard text for architects and others involved in the conservation of historic structures. Leading practitioners around the world have praised the book as being the most significant single volume on the subject to be published. This third edition... more...