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Applied Building Physics

by Hugo S. L. Hens

Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979, complaints about 'sick buildings', thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move...


Landskipping

by Anna Pavord

Landskipping is a ravishing celebration of landscape, its iridescent beauty and its potential to comfort, awe and mesmerise. In spirit as Romantic as rational, Anna Pavord explores the different ways in which...


The Backstory of Wallpaper: Paper-Hangings 1650-1750

by Robert M. Kelly

Most wallpaper books are about surface design. This one looks below the surface to discover the material culture of wallpaper as it became popular in Europe and came to New France and New England. It asks...


The Guardian of   Gobeklitepe: The World's Oldest Temple

by Yonca Eldener

Gobeklitepe, the oldest temple in the world, awakened from its 12,000 years of sleep to tell hacker Kamil a secret. A secret, locked behind the sealed tongue of its guardian, that can only be heard by to the...


After the Avant-Gardes

by Elizabeth Millán

A rallying call for all those who have been disquieted or disgusted by the excesses of artistic modernism. This is a collection of ten provocative essays on the arts, by writers of varied orientations who share...


Henri Matisse - The Vence Chapel

by Barbara Freed

From 1942 to 1954, Sister Jacques-Marie, originally Monique Bourgeois, describes her encounter with Henri Matisse that lead to the creation of the Rosaire Chapel in Vence. As the last, ultimate project of the...


Last Futures: Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture

by Douglas Murphy

Whatever happened to the last utopian dreams of the city?

In the late 1960s the world was faced with impending disaster: the height of the Cold War, the end of oil and the decline of great cities throughout the...


Roman Military Architecture on the Frontiers: Armies and Their Architecture in Late Antiquity

by Rob Collins, Matt Symonds & Meike Weber

The Roman army was one of the most astounding organizations in the ancient world, and much of the success of the Roman empire can be attributed to its soldiers. Archaeological remains and ancient texts provide...


4th Grade History Book: Mayans and Incas of South America: Fourth Grade Books Ancient Civilizations

by Baby Professor

The Mayans and Incas of South America were influential people in the region's culture and tradition. Learn about them through this attention-grabbing educational book. By using more pictures and only a few select...


4th Grade History: Ancient Civilizations: Fourth Grade Books for Kids

by Baby Professor

Ancient civilizations is one 4th grade subject that can be quite difficult to understand just be reading texts. The good news is history picture books exist and they are a joy to study. Pictures provide visual...


6th Grade History: First Civilizations: Ancient Civilizations for Kids Sixth Grade Books

by Baby Professor

Going back to the past is both scary and exciting, with it being mysterious and all. But this picture book provides just the right sneak peek into forgotten times. Here, you get to see for yourself how ancient...


Merleau-Ponty: Space, Place, Architecture

by Patricia M. Locke & Rachel McCann

The first collection devoted to Merleau-Ponty's contributions to our understanding of architecture and place.


The Brain-Eye: New Histories of Modern Painting

by Eric Alliez, Jean-Clet Martin & Robin Mackay

English-language translation of a major work by French philosopher Eric Alliez, in which he offers a new perspective on critical problems in modern aesthetics.


Heritage-based design

by Paul Meurs, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Heritage-based design concerns the relationship between design approaches and the cultural heritage essence of a monument. How to approach a design? How to get a grip on a site? How can a designer incorporate...


The wider benefits of investment in cultural heritage

by Collectif

Dozens of investments have been made in cultural monuments and historic environments in the countries of South-East Europe over the last decade in accordance with the principles of the European Union and Council...


How to judge architecture

by Russell Sturgis

IN trying to train the mind to judge of works of architecture, one can never be too patient. It is very easy to hinder one’s growth in knowledge by being too ready to decide. The student of art who is much...


Architecture: Classic and Early Christian

by T. Roger Smith & John Slater

This handbook is intended to give such an outline of the Architecture of the Ancient World, and of that of Christendom down to the period of the Crusades, as, without attempting to supply the minute information...


Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance

by T. Roger Smith

THE history, the features, and the most famous examples of European architecture, during a period extending from the rise of the Gothic, or pointed, style in the twelfth century to the general depression which...


The Weathering of Natural Building Stones

by R.J. Schaffer

Provides a general account of the factors which cause decay of building stones and a summary of the best methods to reduce the incidence of decay. It discusses weathering associated with natural defects inherent...


Building the Nation: Americans Write About Their Architecture, Their Cities, and Their Landscape

by Steven Conn & Max Page

Moving away from the standard survey that takes readers from architect to architect and style to style, Building the Nation: Americans Write About Their Architecture, Their Cities, and Their Landscape suggests...