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Souvenirs historiques des principaux monuments de Paris

Souvenirs historiques des principaux monuments de Paris

Joseph-Alexis vicomte Walsh; Ligaran Extrait : “Lorsque les soldats de Jules César étaient venus camper parmi les cabanes des pêcheurs de Lutèce , leurs chefs n’y avaient point trouvé de… Read more »

The Architecture of England  : From Norman Times to the Present Day

The Architecture of England : From Norman Times to the Present Day

Frederick Gibberd The Architecture of England   Download

The Churches of Medieval Exeter

The Churches of Medieval Exeter

  By (author) Nicholas Orme Medieval Exeter was a religious city containing nearly seventy churches, chapels, monasteries, and almshouses, as well as private oratories, holy wells, and standing crosses. This… Read more »

The Grand Documentation  :  Ernst Boerschmann and Chinese Religious Architecture (1906 1931)

The Grand Documentation : Ernst Boerschmann and Chinese Religious Architecture (1906 1931)

By (author) Eduard Kogel Ernst Boerschmann was the most influential foreign architectural researcher in China in the first half of the twentieth century. This book concerns his three-year research expedition… Read more »

Cincinnati Art Deco

Cincinnati Art Deco

By (author) Steven J Rolfes , By (author) Douglas R Weise Art Deco, daring and almost defiant in its optimism, reflected the spirit of a restless time. Bursting forth in… Read more »

A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture : 1960-2010

A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture : 1960-2010

By David Rifkind 1960, following as it did the last CIAM meeting, signalled a turning point for the Modern Movement. From then on, architecture was influenced by seminal texts by… Read more »

AIA Guide to Chicago

AIA Guide to Chicago

By (author) American Institute of Architects Chicago , Edited by Alice Sinkevitch , Edited by Laurie McGovern Petersen , Preface by Geoffrey Baer , Introduction by Perry Duis An unparalleled… Read more »

American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature

American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature

By Kerry Dean Carso American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature analyses the influence of British Gothic novels and historical romances on American art and architecture… Read more »

Eaton Hall : Pride of King Township

Eaton Hall : Pride of King Township

By (author) Kelly Rachelle Mathews , Foreword by Steve Pellegrini In 1901, Florence McCrea Eaton married into one of the most prosperous families in the Dominion of Canada, becoming Lady… Read more »

A Guide to the Historic Buildings of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County

A Guide to the Historic Buildings of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County

By Kenneth Hafertepe This richly illustrated book tracks the evolution of Fredericksburg architecture and guides readers through the streets of this once-westernmost German settlement in America, pointing out the log,… Read more »

Death Wasn’t Painful : Stories of Indian Fighter Pilots from the 1971 War

Death Wasn’t Painful : Stories of Indian Fighter Pilots from the 1971 War

By (author) Dhirendra Singh Jafa Death Wasn’t Painful is a true account of the experiences of a former Indian fighter pilot, who was taken prisoner during the 1971 Indo-Pak/Bangladesh Liberation… Read more »

Design as Future-Making

Design as Future-Making

By Susan Yelavich Design as Future-Making brings together leading international designers, scholars, and critics to address ways in which design is shaping the future. The contributors share an understanding of design… Read more »

Diagrid Structures : Systems, Connections, Details

Diagrid Structures : Systems, Connections, Details

By (author) Terri Meyer Boake Diagrids are advanced framing systems composed of diagonal steel grids. Developed a decade ago for spectacular buildings like the Swiss Re (“the Gherkin”) in London,… Read more »

Digital Archetypes : Adaptations of Early Temple Architecture in South and Southeast Asia

Digital Archetypes : Adaptations of Early Temple Architecture in South and Southeast Asia

By Sambit Datta This unique book presents a broad multi-disciplinary examination of early temple architecture in Asia, written by two experts in digital reconstruction and the history and theory of… Read more »

Dolphin Square : The History of a Unique Building

Dolphin Square : The History of a Unique Building

By Prof. Dr. Terry Gourvish Blending social history with pioneering architecture and business analysis, Dolphin Square provides a detailed history of the London landmark and its antecedents. Dolphin Square was… Read more »

Driving Desired Futures : Turning Design Thinking into Real Innovation

Driving Desired Futures : Turning Design Thinking into Real Innovation

Edited by Michael Shamiyeh Driving Desired Futures addresses the question how do individuals in social systems achieve credibility for new ideas? What are the criteria that render the comprehension of… Read more »

Stone Houses of Jefferson County

Stone Houses of Jefferson County

By Maureen Hubbard Barros Jefferson County, New York, has one of the richest concentrations of stone houses in America. As many as 500 limestone houses, churches, and commercial buildings were built… Read more »

Scenes of Projection : Recasting the Enlightenment Subject

Scenes of Projection : Recasting the Enlightenment Subject

By (author) Jill H. Casid Theorizing vision and power at the intersections of the histories of psychoanalysis, media, scientific method, and colonization, “Scenes of Projection” poaches the prized instruments at… Read more »

Setting the Scene : Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Theatre Architecture

Setting the Scene : Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Theatre Architecture

Dr. Alistair Fair During the twentieth century, an increasingly diverse range of buildings and spaces was used for theatre. Theatre architecture was re-formed by new approaches to staging and performance,… Read more »

Shaping Ceremony : Monumental Steps and Greek Architecture

Shaping Ceremony : Monumental Steps and Greek Architecture

Mary B. Hollinshead Offering a fresh approach to ancient Greek architecture, Shaping Ceremony focuses on the overlooked subject of monumental steps. Written in a clear and readable style, the book… Read more »

Studios Before the System : Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space

Studios Before the System : Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space

 By 1915, Hollywood had become the epicenter of American filmmaking, with studio “dream factories” structuring its vast production. Filmmakers designed Hollywood studios with a distinct artistic and industrial mission in… Read more »

The Afterlife of the Roman City : Architecture and Ceremony in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

The Afterlife of the Roman City : Architecture and Ceremony in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Hendrik W. Dey This book offers a new and surprising perspective on the evolution of cities across the Roman Empire in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages (third to… Read more »

The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew : Twentieth Century Architecture, Pioneer Modernism and the Tropics

The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew : Twentieth Century Architecture, Pioneer Modernism and the Tropics

Iain Jackson Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew were pioneers of Modern Architecture in Britain and its former colonies from the late 1920s through to the early 1970s. As a barometer… Read more »

The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari

The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari

Edited 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… Read more »

The Early Byzantine Christian Church : An Archaeological Re-Assessment of Forty-Seven Early Byzantine Basilical Church Excavations Primarily in Israel and Jordan, and Their Historical and Liturgical Context

The Early Byzantine Christian Church : An Archaeological Re-Assessment of Forty-Seven Early Byzantine Basilical Church Excavations Primarily in Israel and Jordan, and Their Historical and Liturgical Context

Bernard Mulholland The observation that domestic artefacts are often recovered during church excavations led to an archaeological re-assessment of forty-seven Early Byzantine basilical church excavations and their historical, gender and… Read more »

The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity : Transforming Public Space

The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity : Transforming Public Space

Gregor Kalas In The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity, Gregor Kalas examines architectural conservation during late antiquity period at Rome's most important civic center: the Roman Forum…. Read more »

The Suburban Church : Modernism and Community in Postwar America

The Suburban Church : Modernism and Community in Postwar America

Gretchen Buggeln After World War II, America s religious denominations spent billions on church architecture as they spread into the suburbs. In this richly illustrated history of midcentury modern churches… Read more »

Tracing the History of Houses

Tracing the History of Houses

Trevor Yorke The house you live in may be decades or even centuries old and much may have changed since it was originally built – windows and doors replaced, and… Read more »

Transcultural Architecture : The Limits and Opportunities of Critical Regionalism

Transcultural Architecture : The Limits and Opportunities of Critical Regionalism

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein Critical Regionalism is a notion which gained popularity in architectural debate as a synthesis of universal, 'modern' elements and individualistic elements derived from local cultures. This book shifts… Read more »

Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

Simon Unwin Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand is an essential companion to Simon Unwin's Analysing Architecture, and part of the trilogy which also includes his Exercises in Architecture: Learning… Read more »

Unbuilt Utopian Cities 1460 to 1900: Reconstructing Their Architecture and Political Philosophy

Unbuilt Utopian Cities 1460 to 1900: Reconstructing Their Architecture and Political Philosophy

Tessa Morrison Bringing together ten utopian works that mark important points in the history and an evolution in social and political philosophies, this book not only reflects on the texts… Read more »

Landmark Architecture of Palm Beach

Landmark Architecture of Palm Beach

Barbara D. Hoffstot Palm Beach is a remarkably small town to be so famous; its population is only a little over 10,000. Nor is it an old town: the oldest… Read more »

Architectural History Retold

Architectural History Retold

Paul Davies How much do you know about Greek architecture? Roman? Gothic? The Renaissance? Modernism? Perhaps more importantly, do you know how these are connected or how one style evolved… Read more »

Architecture and Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Architecture and Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Peter Blundell Jones Architecture and Ritual explores how the varied rituals of everyday life are framed and defined in space by the buildings which we inhabit. It penetrates beyond traditional… Read more »

American Arcadia : Cailifornia and the Classical Tradition

American Arcadia : Cailifornia and the Classical Tradition

By (author) Peter J. Holliday A vivid and engaging exploration of California’s debt to the ancient world. Discussing the influence of the classics on America is nothing new; indeed, classical… Read more »

Building Musical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Amsterdam : The Concertgebouw

Building Musical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Amsterdam : The Concertgebouw

Darryl Cressman Concert halls; media history; sound studies; attentive listening; Amsterdam musical culture Download

Building the British Atlantic World : Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850

Building the British Atlantic World : Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850

Daniel Maudlin Spanning the North Atlantic rim from Canada to Scotland, and from the Caribbean to the coast of West Africa, the British Atlantic world is deeply interconnected across its… Read more »

Conquest and Construction : Palace Architecture in Northern Cameroon

Conquest and Construction : Palace Architecture in Northern Cameroon

Mark Delancey In Conquest and Construction Mark Dike DeLancey investigates the palace architecture of northern Cameroon, a region that was conquered in the early nineteenth century by primarily semi-nomadic, pastoralist,… Read more »

Conservation in Earthen Heritage : Assessment and Significance of Failure, Criteria, Conservation Theory and Strategies

Conservation in Earthen Heritage : Assessment and Significance of Failure, Criteria, Conservation Theory and Strategies

By (author)  Mariana Correia Worldwide, there is a vast but fragile earthen heritage that is barely surviving due to serious damage of, the fabric. It is generally believed that natural… Read more »

Conservation of Historic Buildings and Their Contents : Addressing the Conflicts

Conservation of Historic Buildings and Their Contents : Addressing the Conflicts

By (author)  David Watt , By (author)  Belinda Colston The conference entitled ‘Where Conservation Meets Conservation’, held at De Montfort University, Leicester on 9 September 2002 provided the opportunity to… Read more »