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The Architectural Expression of Environmental Control Systems

by George Baird

The Architectural Expression of Environmental Control Systems examines the way project teams can approach the design and expression of both active and passive environmental control systems in a more creative...


Sports Turf: Science, construction and maintenance

by V.I. Stewart

A detailed, practical guide (with the backing of the main UK authorities) to the construction and maintenance of sports grounds.


Weather Architecture

by Jonathan Hill

Weather Architecture further extends Jonathan Hill's investigation of authorship by recognising the creativity of the weather. At a time when environmental awareness is of growing relevance, the overriding aim...


Wendy Wasserstein: A Casebook

by Claudia Barnett

Wendy Wasserstein: A Casebook contains in-depth discussions of the playwright's major works, including her recent play 1 An American Daughter. Wasserstein's plays and essays are explored within diverse traditions,...


Nabokov at the Limits: Redrawing Critical Boundaries

by Lisa Zunshine

The eleven contributors to this volume investigate the connections between Nabokov's output and the fields of painting, music, and ballet.


Political and Religious Ideas in the Works of Arnold Schoenberg

by Charlotte M. Cross & Russell A. Berman

The original essays in this collection chronicle the transformation of Arnold Schoenberg's works from music as pure art to music as a vehicle of religious and political ideas, during the first half of the twentieth...


The Explicit Body in Performance

by Rebecca Schneider

The Explicit Body in Performance interrogates the avant-garde precedents and theoretical terrain that combined to produce feminist performance art. Among the many artists discussed are:

* Carolle Schneemann

...


Cultural Studies: Volume 7, Issue 2

by Lawrence Grossberg & Janice Radway

Cultural Studies explores popular culture in a uniquely exciting and innovative way. Encouraging experimentation, intervention and dialogue, Cultural Studies is both politically and theoretically rewarding.


Trajectories: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies

by Kuan-Hsing Chen

Trajectories brings together cultural theorists not only from countries with a known historical critical tradition such as America, Canada and Australia but from the East-Asia locations of Hong Kong, Korea,...


Stay Cool: A Design Guide for the Built Environment in Hot Climates

by Holger Koch-Nielsen

In hot dry or warm humid climates, more than half of the urban peak load of energy consumption is used to satisfy air-conditioning demands alone. Since the urbanization rate in developing countries is extreme,...


Energy and Climate in the Urban Built Environment

by M. Santamouris

Both the number and percentage of people living in urban areas is growing rapidly. Up to half of the world's population is expected to be living in a city by the end of the century and there are over 170 cities...


Disclosing Horizons: Architecture, Perspective and Redemptive Space

by Nicholas Temple

This study examines the influence of perspective on architecture, highlighting how critical historical changes in the representation and perception of space continue to inform the way architects design.

Since...


Reflections

by James Elliott Foster

James Elliott Foster gives us over 100 poems and 40 illustrations to describe what he sees and how he feels about the world around him.

"Reflections" is a very personal and very unique view of the world, but...


The Architecture of McKim, Mead, and White: 1879-1915

by Michael George & Allan Greenberg

For nearly forty years the legendary firm led by Charles Follen McKim, William Rutherford Mead, and Stanford White was responsible for many of the finest buildings in America, including the Boston Public Library,...


Patios and Gardens of Mexico

by Patricia W. O'Gorman & Bob Schalkwijk

The Mexican garden is a serene oasis that displays a diversity and ingenuity that is truly astonishing. Mexico’s temperate climate, conducive to outdoor living, combined with its Indian and Spanish heritage...


Studying the Dead: The Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus, An Informal History

by Nicholas G. Meriwether

This book provides an informal history of the Grateful Dead Caucus and explores its significance as a scholarly community, focusing on its increasing self-awareness, its ability to span diverse disciplinary...


Empire of Song: Europe and Nation in the Eurovision Song Contest

by Dafni Tragaki

Essays in Empire of Song adopt theoretical and epistemological orientations in their exploration of “popular music” within ethnomusicology and critical musicology, questioning the idea of “Europe” and...


Philosophizing Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie

by Wade Hollingshaus

In Philosophizing Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie, Wade Hollingshaus capitalizes on this notion by embracing a set of historiographical logics that re-imagine these three artists. Noting how Dylan, Hendrix,...


Historical Dictionary of British Cinema

by Alan Burton & Steve Chibnall

The Historical Dictionary of British Cinema has a lot of ground to cover. This it does with over 300 dictionary entries informing us about significant actors, producers and directors, outstanding films and serials,...


Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

by Marina Dahlquist

Daring queens of the screen in early cinema history