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Glorious Mud!: Ancient and Contemporary Earthen Design and Construction in North Africa, Western Europe, the Near East, and Southwest Asia

by Gus W. Van Beek & Ora Van Beek

Invented about 13,000 years ago, mud architecture has since been one of the most common, economical, useful, and widespread forms of building. It has been--and is still being--used for grand palaces and temples...


Abbeys Monasteries and Priories Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

Trevor Yorke, using photographs and diagrams, describes the history of these graceful and splendid medieval buildings, and explains the functions of their individual parts.


Art & Visual Culture 1850-2010: Modernity to Globalisation

by Steve Edwards & Paul Woods

This is the third of three text books, published in association with the Open University, which offer an innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than...


Art & Visual Culture 1600-1850: Academy to Avant-Garde

by Emma Barker

The second of three text books, published in association with the Open University, which offer an innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through...


Art & Visual Culture 1100-1600: Medieval to Renaissance

by Kim W. Woods

The first of three text books, published in association with the Open University, which offer an innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through...


Tudor Houses Explained: Britain's Living History

by Trevor Yorke

The rich range of Tudor domestic buildings between 1485 and 1603, is explained in detail by architectural historian Trevor Yorke, with his own illustrations and photographs.


Historic Preservation in Indiana: Essays from the Field

by Nancy R. Hiller

Over the last half century, historic preservation has been on the rise in American cities and towns, from urban renewal and gentrification projects to painstaking restoration of Victorian homes and architectural...


In the Lands of the Enchanted Moorish Maiden: Islamic Art in Portugal

by Cláudio Torres, Santiago Macías & Susana Gómez

Portugal is a terrain particularly propitious for salutary re-evaluations in order that some highly damaging clichés may be challenged. In the Iberian Peninsula, for instance, the first major rupture of civilisation...


The Architecture of Sunderland, 1700-1914

by Dr Michael Johnson & Graham Potts

Sunderland is largely a product of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when coal-mining and shipbuilding fuelled rapid expansion. Once the largest shipbuilding town in the world, Sunderland has a proud...


Siculo-Norman Art. Islamic Culture in Medieval Sicily

by Nicola Giuliano Leone, Eliana Mauro & Ettore Sessa

Sicily was won from the Aghlabids in 827 and passed to the Fatimids in 948. The Norman Conquest of 1061 finally ousted the Muslims from the Island. Organised into three administrative valla - Val di Mazara,...


The Modern Art Invasion: Picasso, Duchamp, and the 1913 Armory Show That Scandalized America

by Elizabeth Lunday

In 1910 New York's art scene was dull and stuck in the past - lagging considerably behind Europe. Before the century reached its midpoint, however, New York would come to dominate the art world. It seemed that...


Staircases: History, Repair and Conservation: History, Repair and Conservation

by James W. P. Campbell & Michael Tutton

The staircase dates back to the very beginning of architectural history. Virtually every significant building from the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia to the present day, has not only contained one or more...


Yaxchilan: The Design of a Maya Ceremonial City

by Carolyn E. Tate

As archaeologists peel away the jungle covering that has both obscured and preserved the ancient Maya cities of Mexico and Central America, other scholars have only a limited time to study and understand the...


Back to the Future: New Urbanism and the Rise of Neotraditionalism in Urban Planning

by Karl Besel & Viviana Andreescu

This book explores new urbanism and urban revitalization within the context of public policy developments. Back to the Future examines the historical roots and the beginnings of new urbanism and illustrates...


A Graveyard Preservation Primer

by Lynette Strangstad

A Graveyard Preservation Primer has proven itself to be a time-tested resource for many who are seeking information regarding the protection and preservation of historic graveyards This fresh, updated edition...


Communicating The New: Methods to Shape and Accelerate Innovation

by Kim Erwin

"Communicating radical innovation is very different from discussing marginal change. Erwin's book provides a serious analysis of why, in this era of VUCA—Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity—we...


What Is Architecture?

by Andrew Ballantyne

What is Architecture? presents a range of understandings and responses to architecture, from architects, philosophers and users of buildings.


CAD Principles for Architectural Design

by Peter Szalapaj

CAD Principles for Architectural Design is aimed at design students and practitioners interested in understanding how CAD is used in architectural practice. This book makes connections between the basic operations...


Solar Installations: Practical Applications for the Built Environment

by Lars Andren

Solar energy will play an important role in our future energy supply, to the advantage of both the environment and the economy. This book focuses on water-based solar heating technology, presenting basic principles...


Solar Energy Houses: Strategies, Technologies, Examples

by Anne-Grete Hestnes, Robert Hastings & Bjarne Saxhof

Passive and active solar strategies together with the adoption of energy conservation measures and the integration of new materials and technologies can lead to a dramatic reduction of 75-90 per cent in the...