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  • Universe of Stoneby Philip Ball

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.49

    Chartres Cathedral, south of Paris, is revered as one of the most beautiful and profound works of art in the Western canon. But what did it mean to those who constructed it in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries—and why was it built at such immense height and with such glorious play of light, in the soaring manner we now call Gothic? In this eminently... 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...

  • Housing and Dwellingby Barbara Miller Lane

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 57.95

    Housing and Dwelling collects the best in recent scholarly and philosophical writings that bear upon the history of domestic architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lane combines exemplary readings that focus on and examine the issues involved in the study of domestic architecture, taken from an innovative and informed combination... more...

  • The Challenge of Changeby D. van den Heuvel; M. Mesman; W. Quist

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 135.00

    Conservation of architecture - and the conversation of modern architecture in particular - has assumed new challenges. Rather than attempting to return a modern building to its resumed original state, the challenge of these proceedings is to revalue the essence of the manifold manifestations of modern architecture and redefine its meanings in a rapidly... more...

  • Building Jaipurby Vibhuti Tillotson; Giles Sachdev

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 29.00

    An architectural biography of Jaipur, and a concise history of Indian architectural theory over the last 300 years. more...

  • Frank Lloyd Wrightby Robert McCarter

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 24.95

    Kenneth Bendiner journeys from the Renaissance to the present day—through the works of artists from Rembrandt to Manet to Warhol—to make the case that, though understudied, paintings of food are so important that they should be considered a separate classification of art, a genre unto themselves. more...

  • The Architectby Spiro Kostof

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 34.99

    How did architects get to be architects in any given period in history? How were they trained? How did they find their clients and communicate with them? What did society think of them?. Spiro Kostof's The Architect, a collection of essays by historians and architects, explores these and other intriguing questions about the profession of architecture.... more...

  • A Joint Enterpriseby Preeti Chopra

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50

    It was the era of the Raj, and yet "A Joint Enterprise" reveals the unexpected role of native communities in the transformation of the urban fabric of British Bombay from 1854 to 1918. Preeti Chopra demonstrates how British Bombay was, surprisingly, a collaboration of the colonial government and the Indian and European mercantile and industrial... more...

  • "Portuguese" Style and Luso-African Identityby Peter A. Mark

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    In this detailed history of domestic architecture in West Africa, Peter Mark shows how building styles are closely associated with social status and ethnic identity. Mark documents the ways in which local architecture was transformed by long-distance trade and complex social and cultural interactions... more...

  • Architecture and Authority in Japanby William H. Coaldrake

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

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