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Douglass, James W.
Previous owners inscription to ffep.236pp.
Orbis Books, 1991, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0883447533
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Inventory #25496
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Dancer, Alan
Previous owners inscription on ffep. 58pp.
CAE, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
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Inventory #22403
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Von Moos, Stanislaus
"Designing has less to do with inventing than with recombining stored architectural memories." By saying this, architects Heinz Hilmer and Christoph Sattler are trying to express that they are not inclined to give into the hope that is especially raised in Modernism of being able to invent something really new, but that instead they consciously take their bearings from constantly recurring forms of architecture and urbanism. They neither desire nor aim to design a quite different building or a quite different town, but to develop the building and the city as well as they possibly can from their particular context, literally building on the experience of the past. Another of the two architects' credos is that architecture is an independent discipline with its own laws, and that therefore it should not draw from other areas: "A building is neither a cave nor a tent, neither a tree nor an umbrella, neither a stand nor a machine, neither structure nor construction. A building is a building." Leafing through this book about Hilmer and Sattler's work over the last 25 years - from their first private house, built for philosopher Jurgen Habermas, a reflection on the white, cubic architecture of early Modernism, via the block-edge development in the centre of Karlsruhe and the Gemaldegalerie in the Tiergarten in Berlin down to the urban design for the area around Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, which helped to gain acceptance for the principle of the European city as a living tissue of buildings, streets and squares rather than an ultimately city-hostile agglomeration of high-rise buildings in this part of Berlin - what is conveyed as well as precision of detail, diversity and proportionality is above all the self-confidence of these two architects who are so sure of themselves. 243pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 3930698773
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Inventory #20023
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.09 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Nash,Mike
Showing why Prince George is a truly special place to call home, visit, or use as a staging point for British Columbia's northern hinterland, this guidebook encourages exploration of the city and the surrounding area, with an accent on self-discovery. The rivers, treed escarpments, abundant green spaces, and surrounding backcountry are waiting to be explored winter and summer. Urban walks and wilderness hikes mix with interesting facts, historic memories and practical information.280pp.
Rocky Mountain Books,Canada, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1894765494
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Inventory #10977
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Howe, Sonia E.
The mighty Russian Empire was not built in a day - from a small beginning and by a number of different processes it has grown to its present dimensions. For centuries it grew by immigration and colonisation, and it is only since the sixteenth century that expansion came by means of conquest. In the course of the ten and a half centuries of her existence, Russia's political centre has shifted three times: from Kiev to Vladimir, from Vladimir to Moscow, and from Moscow to St Petersburg. Each of these four names represents distinct phases of development and periods with very definite characteristics. This development has not been one of continuous growth: it was interrupted by a great calamity, the Mongol invasion, which darkened the thirteenth century, and from which it has taken centuries to recover. Again, the Russian nation is not a homogeneous whole, a nation of one blood; nor are her peoples all on the same level of culture. Unless these facts are grasped, and the causes underlying the complexity of Russian history come to be understood, there can be no exact comprehension or balanced judgement of her problems and difficulties, and the part she has to play among the nations. The aim in "A Thousand Years of Russian History" is to convey general impressions of the various stages passed through by Russia in the course of her evolution, and to give sketches of the lives of those of her rulers who have stamped their era with the mark of their personality. This book is a completely retyped and indexed version of the 1918 publication with the same name. 266pp.
Nova Science Publishers Inc., 2005, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781594544873
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Inventory #19565
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.09 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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