Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 3rd Edition
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 3rd Edition

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was one of the leading figures of twentieth-century architecture. For architects and many others who are committed to the modernist tradition, he is a pivotal figure. With in-depth, scholarly essays and opulent photographs and plans, this book traces the multifaceted development of his work, including his first Berlin buildings, his villa projects, his work at the Bauhaus in the 1930s, and his American projec...

50 Years Of Urban Planning In Singapore
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50 Years Of Urban Planning In Singapore

50 Years of Urban Planning in Singapore is an accessible and comprehensive volume on Singapore's planning approach to urbanization. Organized into three parts, the first section of the volume, 'Paradigms, Policies, and Processes', provides an overview of the ideologies and strategies underpinning urban planning in Singapore; the second section, 'The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts', delves into the key land use sectors of Singapo...

Kostenfalle Hausbau: Pfusch vermeiden - Baukosten sparen
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Kostenfalle Hausbau: Pfusch vermeiden - Baukosten sparen

Der ungleiche Kampf Bauherr gegen Baufirma beginnt schon vor der Bauphase. Dank ihrer Erfahrung sind Bauunternehmen und Handwerker auf diese Situation bestens vorbereitet: sie haben auf jede Frage oder Kritik eine meist unverbindliche Antwort und für jeden Mangel eine Ausrede. Pfusch am Bau, nicht rechtzeitig erkannt, kann teuer werden! Kostenfallen, in die man aber nicht rennen muss, wenn man sich nur an ein paar Regeln hält und erf...

Michigan's County Courthouses
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Michigan's County Courthouses

“ Whether you are an attorney, a Michigan history buff, or a lover of architecture, you will find this book is a valuable resource.” ---Michigan Bar Journal John Fedynsky documents in narrative and photos every county courthouse of Michigan's eighty-three counties, as well as the Michigan Hall of Justice. These buildings are symbols: physically they stand, but figuratively they speak. They embody the purposes for which they were crea...

Byzantine Garden Culture
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Byzantine Garden Culture

Individual essays discuss Byzantine conceptions of paradise, the textual evidence for monastic horticulture, animal and game parks, herbs in medicinal pharmacy, and the famous illustrated copy of Dioskorides's herbal manual in Vienna. An opening chapter explores questions and observations from the point of view of a non-Byzantine garden historian, and the closing chapter suggests possible directions for future scholarship in the field.

The Revolution Which Toppled the Umayyads: Neither Arab Nor Abbasid
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The Revolution Which Toppled the Umayyads: Neither Arab Nor Abbasid

This book re-examines the so-called Ἁbbāsid revolution, the ethnic character of whose effective constituency has been contested for over eight decades. It also brings to question the authenticity of the Ἁbbāsid dynastic claim. To establish its two theses (neither Arab nor Ἁbbāsid) this book employs, in its three parts, three distinct methodological approaches. To reconstruct the secret history of the clandestine Organization, Part On...

The Crit: An Architecture Student's Handbook
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The Crit: An Architecture Student's Handbook

I am a first year Design student and this book was a department read this semester. I have loved every page! It gives a great look at both sides, instructor and student, of the critique process. A great read if you are considering or are in a architecture or design field!!

Early Christianity and Classical Culture: Comparative Studies in Honor of Abraham J. Malherbe (Novum Testamentum. Supplements)
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Early Christianity and Classical Culture: (Novum Testamentum. Supplements)

This volume contains 28 essays in honor of Abraham J. Malherbe, whose work has been especially influential in exploring modes of cultural interaction between early Jews and Christians and their Graeco-Roman neighbours. Following an introductory essay on the problems inherent to such comparative studies in the history of New Testament scholarship, the essays are grouped into five topic areas: Graphos -- semantics and writing, Ethos --...

Architecture in Europe Since 1968: Memory and Invention
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Architecture in Europe Since 1968: Memory and Invention

This work, winner of the 1992 American Institute of Architects Award, surveys two and a half decades of architectural projects in Europe. It begins with the completion of the first commissions embodying the ideas that sprang out of the exuberant events of 1968, and ends with the official unification of Europe. It contributes to contemporary debates on architecture and should be useful as a source reference.

Building Construction Illustrated
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Building Construction Illustrated

This classic title has been completely revised and now incorporates new information on concrete, steel and glazing technology; energy efficiency in buildings; moisture and thermal protection; natural lighting; masonry; and other topics. The organization of the text is according to a building's major components and systems. Presents material and structural choices available to the designer, how these choices affect a building's form a...