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Green Roof Construction and Maintenance (GreenSource Books)

by Kelly Luckett

A Complete Guide to Building and Maintaining Green Roofs

Written by an industry expert in green roof design and installation, this GreenSource book presents all of the information you need to skillfully design,...


The Green Building Bottom Line (GreenSource Books; Green Source): The Real Cost of Sustainable Building

by Martin Melaver & Phyllis Mueller

What are the real costs and real benefits of building green?

As any builder knows, cost estimation and reality are often two very different things. The Green Building Bottom Line makes the case for green building...


Unwrapping Ancient Egypt

by Christina Riggs

In ancient Egypt, wrapping sacred objects, including mummified bodies, in layers of cloth was a ritual that lay at the core of Egyptian society. Yet in the modern world, attention has focused instead on unwrapping...


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...


The Fate of the Masterpiece: How the Monuments Men Rescued the Mystic Lamb from the Nazis

by Noah Charney

This short e-book, adapted from Noah Charney's book Stealing the Mystic Lamb, tells the dramatic story of the rescue of The Ghent Altarpiece from Nazi pillagers.

As the Nazis stormed across Europe during the...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari

by David J. Cast

The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari brings together the world's foremost experts on Vasari as well as up-and-coming scholars to provide, at the 500th anniversary of his birth, a comprehensive assessment...


The Working Man's Green Space: Allotment Gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919

by Micheline Nilsen

With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community cohesion. But as Micheline Nilsen shows,...


101 Different Ways to Build Homes and Pens for Your Animals: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide

by Randy LaTour

Animals need their own space, and no where is this more apparent that for those who own multiple animals. When not given their own private space to be alone many animals, especially dogs and livestock will become...


Sculpture Collections in Early Modern Spain

by Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio & Rosario Coppel

Firmly grounded in archival research, Sculpture Collections in Early Modern Spain transforms our knowledge regarding the presence of sculpture in the country during the period, which until now has been erroneously...


Retro Style: Class, Gender and Design in the Home

by Sarah Elsie Baker

Retro interiors have come to the fore in recent years as a highly desirable and valuable branch of interior design. The emergence of a need for decorative objects and vintage furniture has resurrected retro...


Hearts of the City

by Herbert Muschamp & Nicolai Ouroussoff

From the late Herbert Muschamp, the former architecture critic of The New York Times and one of the most outspoken and influential voices in architectural criticism, a collection of his best work.

The pieces...


Pictures, Passions and Eye: A Life at Sotheby's

by Michel Strauss

Michel Strauss embarked on an enduring love affair at the age of six when he saw for the first time paintings by Manet, Monet and Degas: the passion aroused by these artists never left him. This passion, this...


Things Change: A reflection on the 70s, now and tomorrow thru images of Boston

by Alanna Reilly & Gerald Reilly

Boston has evolved with more of a charge than a crawl in the past forty years. And the larger society has not lagged either in terms of cultural and technological changes. Through more than 230 images of Boston,...


The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods: Greek Sacred Architecture

by Vincent Scully

When The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods first appeared in 1962, it was hailed by the critics for it erudition, historical imagination and boldness. Subsequently, this comprehensive study of Greek temples and...


Signs of Grace: Meditations on the Notre Dame Campus

by Nicholas, C.S.C. Ayo

In Signs of Grace Father Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., a Holy Cross priest and a professor in the Program of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame explores some of the places on the campus made famous by television and movies,...


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.


Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940

by Sean Rothery

Every future account of architecture in Ireland should be indebted to this book.' - Edward McParland, Times Literary Supplement ' Rothery's book sheds an illuminating light on Ireland's progress in the first...


Joseph Cornell Versus Cinema

by Michael Pigott & Jonathan Bate

Joseph Cornell is one of the most significant American artists of the 20th century. His work is highly visible in the world's most prestigious galleries, including the Tate Modern and MOMA. His famous boxes...


The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice

by American Institute of Architects

Authored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), this guide is the updated architecture profession's standard on practice issues. This indispensable resource covers all aspects of architectural practice,...


Edwardian House: Original Features and Fittings

by Trevor Yorke

This easy to follow guide is an invaluable source of advice for those wishing to restore the original features in an Edwardian house, or who simply admire the elegance of these period properties.