Architecture

Historic architecture from the ancient world to Neoclassical elegance and the Gothic revival, as well as some contemporary gems.

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  1. Building Character

    Building Character: The Racial Politics of Modern Architectural Style [Hardback]

    Charles L. Davis II (Author)

    £42.50

    ISBN: 9780822945550
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Culture Politics & the Built Environment
    In the nineteenth-century paradigm of architectural organicism, the notion that buildings possessed character provided architects with a lens for relating the buildings they designed to the populations they served. Advances in scientific race theo... .... Learn More
  2. Making Industrial Pittsburgh Modern

    Making Industrial Pittsburgh Modern: Environment, Landscape, Transportation, Energy, and Planning [Hardback]

    Edward Muller (Author); Joel A. Tarr (Author)

    £31.00

    ISBN: 9780822945697
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Pittsburgh’s explosive industrial and population growth between the mid-nineteenth century and the Great Depression required constant attention to city-building. Private, profit-oriented firms, often with government involvement, provided necessary... .... Learn More
  3. The Romanesque Abbey of St Peter at Gloucester

    The Romanesque Abbey of St Peter at Gloucester [Paperback]

    Carolyn Heighway (Author); Richard Bryant (Author)

    £24.99

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    ISBN: 9781789254143
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    This book was inspired by the records made by Carolyn Heighway during the thirty years when she was archaeological consultant at Gloucester Cathedral. The survival of so much of the abbey of 1089 is remarkable, and often not appreciated by the cas... .... Learn More
  4. Studies in the Islamic Decorative Arts

    Studies in the Islamic Decorative Arts [Hardback]

    Robert Hillenbrand (Author)

    £150.00

    ISBN: 9781904597506
    Published by : Pindar Press
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    Islamic artists channeled their energies not into easel painting and large-scale sculpture, but rather into what Western scholars, obeying a very different hierarchy of art forms, rather disparagingly termed the "decorative arts" or even "the mino... .... Learn More
  5. Intertwining

    Intertwining: Volume 2 [Paperback]

    Sarah Robinson (Editor); Alessandro Gattara (Editor); Davide Ruzzon (Editor)

    £26.99

    ISBN: 9788869772702
    Published by : Mimesis International
    Volume: 2
    After the 2018 Davos Declaration it’s been perceived as extremely urgent a return to urban transformation practices linked with cultural values. What does this mean? What kind of values should designers, planners, and public administrators put at ... .... Learn More
  6. Excavations at Oxford Castle 1999-2009

    Excavations at Oxford Castle 1999-2009 [Hardback]

    Julian Munby (Author); Andrew Norton (Author); Daniel Poore (Author); Anne Dodd (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781905905454
    Published by : Oxford University School of Archaeology
    Series: Thames Valley LandscapesMonograph
    Volume: 44
    Oxford Castle was built in 1071 at the west end of the thriving late Saxon town. Although it was never a castle of the first rank as a royal or seigneurial stronghold, it was an active county castle throughout the medieval period. Largely abandone... .... Learn More
  7. Deliciae Fictiles V. Networks and Workshops

    Deliciae Fictiles V. Networks and Workshops: Architectural Terracottas and Decorative Roof Systems in Italy and Beyond [Hardback]

    Patricia Lulof (Editor); Ilaria Manzini (Editor); Carlo Rescigno (Editor)

    £60.00

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    ISBN: 9781789253108
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Deliciae Fictiles
    Volume: 5
    Temples are the most prestigious buildings in the urban landscape of ancient Italy, emerging within a network of centres of the then-known Mediterranean world. Notwithstanding the fragmentary condition of the buildings’ remains, these monuments – ... .... Learn More
  8. Studies in the Decorative Arts of the Muslim World

    Studies in the Decorative Arts of the Muslim World [Hardback]

    Ernst Grube (Author)

    £250.00

    ISBN: 9780907132790
    Published by : Pindar Press
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    A selection of twelve previously published papers by Ernst Grube which examine specific materials used in Islamic decorative arts. Six papers examine pottery and tiles, one considers Ilkhanis stucco work as represented in the mausoleum of the ... .... Learn More
  9. Of Greater Dignity than Riches

    Of Greater Dignity than Riches: Austerity and Housing Design in India [Hardback]

    Farhan Karim (Author)

    £42.50

    ISBN: 9780822965695
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Culture Politics & the Built Environment
    Extreme poverty, which intensified in India during colonial rule, peaked in the 1920s—after decades of imperialist exploitation, famine, and disease—a time when architects, engineers, and city authorities proposed a new type of housing for India’s... .... Learn More
  10. Hagia Sophia in Context

    Hagia Sophia in Context: An Archaeological Re-examination of the Cathedral of Byzantine Constantinople [Hardback]

    Ken Dark (Author); Jan Kostenec (Author)

    £55.00

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    ISBN: 9781789250305
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    The Byzantine cathedral of Hagia Sophia has been a source of wonder and fascination since its sixth-century construction. It was the premier monument of the Byzantine capital, Constantinople, and remains one of the most recognisable symbols of mod... .... Learn More

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