Synagogue Architecture in Slovakia
Synagogue Architecture in Slovakia: A Memorial Landscape of a Lost Community is the first monographic treatment of synagogue architecture in this Central European country. The publication provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of the Slovak Jewish community, a context for synagogue architecture as an expression of the Jewish communal presence. It further examines the broader Central European context of synagogue architecture and various legal, religious and other determinants that influenced the appearance of synagogues.
The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome
Perspectives on Garden Histories
The new paradigm considered gardens as complex works of art and demanded an extensive documentation of the historical context as well as of the figurative and discursive sources. This approach, in its turn, was challenged by neo-Marxist scholars who proceeded to view landscape appreciation as an ideological superstructure, an outgrowth of agricultural production processes.
Construction Process Planning and Management
Construction projects can create seemingly endless opportunities for conflict. Written by a best selling author with over 40 years of experiences in the construction and general contracting business, Construction Process Planning and Management provides you with the necessary tools to save time and money on your construction project. In this book, Sid Levy provides valuable advice for avoiding or working through the common problems that are a result of the long-term nature of construction projects, failure to select a ?project delivery system? appropriate to the project, incomplete drawing and specifications, unrealistic scheduling, poor communication and coordination among participants, and inadequate contract administration.
The City in Time and Space
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
The Global Built Environment as a Representation of Realities
Why and How Architecture Should Be the Subject. In the first half of the 19th century, western and non-western 'high cultures' were seen as more or less equal, while their forms were compared with each other without significant attention to content, meaning or context. However, with the intensification and institutionalization of the colonisation of the non-western world, the urge developed to see western ethics and aesthetics as superior. Function came to be seen as the only determinant of form, and the contemporary array of supposedly functionally determined building forms in the west came to be established as the inevitably perfect result of an assumed evolutionary development.
Architecture as Metaphor
In Architecture as Metaphor, Karatani detects a recurrent "will to architecture" that he argues is the foundation of all Western thinking, traversing architecture, philosophy, literature, linguistics, city planning, anthropology, political economics, psychoanalysis, and mathematics. In the three parts of the book, he analyzes the complex bonds between construction and deconstruction, thereby pointing to an alternative model of "secular criticism," but in the domain of philosophy rather than literary or cultural criticism.
Building Jaipur: The Making of an Indian City
Jaipur is famous for its palaces, museums, and distinctive pink shops and houses. But how well are its architecture and planning understood? Building Jaipur is an essay in intellectual archeology, explaining historic buildings according to the rationale of their architects, and exploring the relationship between theory and architectural practice in India’s past. The result is an architectural biography of a fascinating city, and a fresh understanding of the use and purpose of Indian architectural theory over the last 300 years.
The Modern Interior
The Modern Interior reveals, was not as simple and smooth as it is often perceived and the book probes the complicated history behind that transition. Sparke examines the work of such designers as Marcel Breuer, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, and Mies van der Rohe, and draws upon design examples from the United States and Europe to reveal that, unlike the designed exteriors of buildings and institutions, the idea of the “interior” has been a largely abstract conception promoted through exhibitions, retail stores, and mass media.