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Securing Eternity

Ancient Egyptian Tomb Protection from Prehistory to the Pyramids

by Reg Clark

<p>The ancient Egyptian tomb evolved rapidly over a period of about 2,500 years, from a simple backfilled pit to an enormous stone pyramid with complex security arrangements. Much of this development was arguably driven by the ever-present ...

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Sehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbul

by B. Deniz Calis-Kural

<p>Sehrengiz is an Ottoman genre of poetry written in honor of various cities and provincial towns of the Ottoman Empire from the early sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century. This book examines the urban culture of Ottoman Istanbul ...

ISBN: 9781317057727

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Seizing Jerusalem

The Architectures of Unilateral Unification

by Alona Nitzan-Shiftan

<DIV><P>After seizing Jerusalem’s eastern precincts from Jordan at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel unilaterally unified the city and plunged into an ambitious building program, eager to transform the very meaning of one of the ...

ISBN: 9781452954578

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Seven Roman Statesmen (Serapis Classics)

by Charles Oman

<p>THERE WAS A TIME, NOT so very long ago, when the taunt was true that history was written as if it were a mere string of anecdotal biographies of great men. But for the last forty years the pendulum has been swinging so much in the other ...

ISBN: 9783962559601

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Sex and Buildings

Modern Architecture and the Sexual Revolution

by Richard J. Williams

<p>Massive modern skyscrapers, obelisks, towers—all are structures that, thanks to their phallic shape, are often associated with sex. But other buildings are more subtly connected, as they provide the frameworks for our sexual lives and act as ...

ISBN: 9781780231419

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Shakespeare Dwelling

Designs for the Theater of Life

by Julia Reinhard Lupton

<p>Great halls and hovels, dove-houses and sheepcotes, mountain cells and seaside shelters—these are some of the spaces in which Shakespearean characters gather to dwell, and to test their connections with one another and their worlds. Julia ...

ISBN: 9780226266152

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Shantytown, USA

by Lisa Goff

<p>Shantytowns once occupied a central place in America’s urban landscape. Lisa Goff shows how these resourceful dwellings were not merely the byproducts of hardship but potent assertions of self-reliance. Their legacy is felt in sites of ...

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Sketches of Early American Architecture

by William H. Crocker

<DIV>These 53 magnificent drawings by a distinguished architect recapture landmarks of colonial America. Originally published in 1922, Otto Reinhold Eggers' portfolio of pencil sketches depicts historic structures in New York, Philadelphia, ...

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Slavery in the City

Architecture and Landscapes of Urban Slavery in North America

by Clifton Ellis & Rebecca Ginsburg

<p>Countering the widespread misconception that slavery existed only on plantations, and that urban areas were immune from its impacts, <em>Slavery in the City</em> is the first volume to deal exclusively with the impact of North American ...

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Solomon's Temple

Myth, Conflict, and Faith

by Alan Balfour

<p>A highly original architectural history of Solomon’s Temple and Islam’s Dome of the Rock that doubles as a social and cultural history of the region</p> <ul> <li>The most extensive study of the interrelated history of two monuments, ...

ISBN: 9781118275108

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Southern Splendor

Saving Architectural Treasures of the Old South

by Marc R. Matrana, Robin S. Lattimore & Michael W. Kitchens

<p>Few things evoke thoughts and memories of the past more than a house from a bygone era, and few places are identified and symbolized more by historic dwellings than the American South. Plantation houses built with columned porticos and wide ...

ISBN: 9781496817648

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Specifications for Building Conservation

Volume 1: External Structure

by Rory Cullen & Rick Meier

<p>In <em>Specifications for Building Conservation</em>, the National Trust draws on a range of case studies and specifications to provide a much needed guide to specification writing for building conservation. Although traditional building ...

ISBN: 9781317427698

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Spon's Railways Construction Price Book

by Franklin + Andrews

<p>Over £6 billion is scheduled for investment in the UK's railway infrastructure over the next few years, with £1.2 billion committed to enhancement projects, £1.3 billion to infrastructure maintenance and £1.2 billion on track renewals. ...

ISBN: 9780429812064

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Stewards of Memory

The Past, Present, and Future of Historic Preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon

by Carol Borchert Cadou

<p>Mount Vernon, despite its importance as the estate of George Washington, is subject to the same threats of time as any property and has required considerable resources and organization to endure as a historic site and house. This book ...

ISBN: 9780813941530

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Stories from Tagore

by Rabindranath Tagore

<p>Stories from Tagore is a collection of small stories that was written by a great Indian writer, poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore during several years. When he was 16 Tagore wrote the first story like this, Bhikharini (The Beggar ...

ISBN: 9783965446601

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Strategy Six Pack 4 (Illustrated)

Six Essential Texts

by Tacitus

<p><em>“Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”</em><br /> - Saul Alinsky.</p> <p><em>Strategy Six Pack 4</em> presents another diverse collection of tactical texts distilled into one mega-manual for military ...

ISBN: 9781365489914

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Style and Seduction

Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna

by Elana Shapira

<p>A recent surge of interest in Jewish patronage during the golden years of Vienna has led to the question, Would modernism in Vienna have developed in the same fashion had Jewish patrons not been involved? This book uniquely treats Jewish ...

ISBN: 9781611689693

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Summerfolk

A History of the Dacha, 1710–2000

by Stephen Lovell

<p>The dacha is a sometimes beloved, sometimes scorned Russian dwelling. Alexander Pushkin summered in one; Joseph Stalin lived in one for the last twenty years of his life; and contemporary Russian families still escape the city to spend time ...

ISBN: 9781501704567

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Suspending Modernity: The Architecture of Franco Albini

by Kay Bea Jones

<p>Franco Albini’s works of architecture and design, produced between 1930 and 1977, have enjoyed a recent revival but to date have received only sporadic scholarly attention from historians and critics of the Modern Movement. A chorus of ...

ISBN: 9781317048039

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Sustainaspeak

A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms

by Elizabeth Lewis

<p>Architecture 2030; BUG; Biophilic Design; BIPV; Circular Economy; LEED; Passive Design; Solar Chimney; Systems Thinking; WELL; Xeriscaping.</p> <p>What does it all mean?</p> <p>The complex and evolving language used in the sustainable ...

ISBN: 9781351981729

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