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Eaea 11 2013

by Eugenio Morello & Barbara E.A. Piga

The 11th European Architectural Envisioning Association Conference (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 25-28 September 2013) is a platform for communicating and exchanging experimental research, applications and...


Morris Graves: His Houses, His Gardens

by Richard Svare

A delightful look at the unique residences bulity by the famed co-founder of the Northwest School of Art


Easter Island's Silent Sentinels: The Sculpture and Architecture of Rapa Nui

by Kenneth Treister, Patricia Vargas Casanova & Claudio Cristino

This richly illustrated book of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island's vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues.


John Hunt: The Man, The Medievalist, The Connoisseur

by Brian O'Connell

The book tells for the first time the remarkable life story of John Hunt, one of the world’s greatest medievalists and someone whose legacy to Ireland lives on today with most of the major cultural attractions...


Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City

by Jonathan Conlin

Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the period 1750-1914, when they vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet Jonathan...


Alvar Aalto: A Critical Study

by Malcolm Quantrill

"This is a much needed and lively study of the still insufficiently known Finnish modern master Alvar Aalto, whose sensitive and increasingly revelant architectural legacy will surely only increase in stature...


The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World

by Jerilou Hammett & Maggie Wrigley

"The call for change is everywhere, yet how to define it and how to achieve it remain vague. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a unique book that documents how ordinary people have the power...


Constellation of Genius

by Kevin Jackson

Ezra Pound referred to 1922 as Year One of a new era. It was the year that began with the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses and ended with the publication of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, two works that...


The Territories of Identity: Architecture in the Age of Evolving Globalization

by Soumyen Bandyopadhyay & Guillermo Garma Montiel

Including a range of case studies and with contributions from eminent individuals, this book presents fresh insights and diverse perspectives on the evolving question of identity and globalisation.


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...