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History of the Middle Ages

by Victor Duruy

The term Middle Ages indicates the period which elapsed between the ruin of the Roman Empire and the establishment of the great modern monarchies. It extends from the German invasion at the beginning of the...


Guidelines to overcome architectural barriers in cultural heritage sites

by Aa. Vv., Lucia Baracco & Giovanni Caprara

These Guidelines are intended for all those who, in whatever capacity (regulators, financiers, designers, site managers, testers) are involved with, or responsible for, the accessibility of cultural heritage...


The Mediterranean Medina

by Aa. Vv., Attilio Petruccioli, Ludovico Micara & Ettore Vadini

This volume collects the proceedings of the International Seminar The Mediterranean Medina, that took place in the School of Architecture at Pescara from 17th to 19th of June 2004.


FLA Learning Centre

by Giuseppe Marinoni

Built after Giuseppe Marinoni’s design had won an international competition, the Learning Centre FLA (Lombardy Foundation for the Environment) at Seveso looks on the outside like a primary volume, divided...


Signs of Grace: Meditations on the Notre Dame Campus

by S. 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 Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation, and Self

by Scott A. Lukas

The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation and Self is the first edited collection focused on the subject of the themed space. Twelve authors address a range of themed spaces, including restaurants, casinos,...


Twenty Minutes in Manhattan

by Michael Sorkin

Every morning, the architect and writer Michael Sorkin walks downtown from his Greenwich Village apartment through Washington Square to his Tribeca office. Sorkin isn't in a hurry, and he never ignores his surroundings....


The Lord Dunsany Collection

by Lord Dunsany

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist; his work, mostly in the fantasy genre, was published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than ninety books...


urban corporis

by Mickeal Milocco Borlini & Lelio di Loreto

This pamphlet brings together the contribu- tions of architects, researchers and artists from all over the world. The common ground of di- scussion is the city analyzed in its less explo- red “folds” becoming...


Constructing Community: Configurations of the Social in Contemporary Philosophy and Urbanism

by Brian Elliott

Constructing Community is a provocative and original analysis of the question of urban politics in contemporary liberal democracies.This book examines community from the particular perspective of the shaping...


The soul of Modernism

by Vilma Cernikyte, Monika Gaidyte

The modern architecture between the two wars and also after the Second World War played a great role, it had become the memory of the former sovereignty, a symbolic window onto the West, and an example for the...


A Pattern Language

by Christopher Alexander

You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or...


Man in the Place of the Gods

by Frederick Cookinham

WHO SAYS SECULAR PEOPLE CANT BE SPIRITUAL? What do cities mean to you? Excitement? Dreams and goals? Glamor? Escape? Danger? Romance? Artistically planned parks, zoos and museums? Shopping? Ohmygod skyscrapers...


The Canadian City

by Roger Kemble

Architect and artist Roger Kemble has demonstrated his ideas of urban design with images from sixteen major Canadian cities—among others. He has walked, measured, and sketched their streets, squares and places,...


Paolo Portoghesi Architect

by Aa. Vv. & Francesca Gottardo

Portoghesi's architecture - so focused on the diversity of sites, attentive to the needs and desires of its inhabitants and brimming with references to tradition and different fields of artistic expression -...


House Museums in Italy

by Rosanna Pavoni

A journey across the country to discover the simple houses and splendid royal palaces chosen from amongst the many stately homes and mansions Italy has to offer. Houses selected not only for their beauty or...


Sensing Architecture

by Owen Hopkins, Dervla MacManus, Kate Goodwin & Nick Dunn et al.

Sensing Architecture sets out to provide a thoughtful commentary on our lived experience of inhabiting the world from several different and often surprising angles. The essays derive from a symposium of the...


New Carbon Architecture

by Bruce King

It’s time to move past “green buildings,” which alone aren’t enough to halt climate change. The New Carbon Architecture explores how biomimicry-inspired innovations in architecture and construction –...


New Delhi

by Robert Byron

"THAT New Delhi exists, and that, twenty years ago, it did not exist, are facts known to anyone who is at all aware of the British connection with India. It is expected, and assumed, that the representatives...


The Self-Sufficient City

by Vicente Guallart

Internet has changed our lives but it has not yet changed our cities. Any technological revolution takes paired radical transformations in the life styles. If the age of the car and the oil shaped the cities...