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Zietz, Peer
In 1975, the European Year of Protection of Ancient Monuments, Alsfeld in Upper Hesse acquired model-town status, along with Berlin, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Xanten and Trier in Germany. In this way the Council of Europe was acknowledging the long tradition of monument protection in a place where an astonishingly large number of historic buildings have survived. There are numerous tightly-packed timber-frame buildings in the medieval ground plan of the town, some built as long ago as the 14th century. The market-place, forming the centre of the town with town hall, Weinhaus (wine house) and Hochzeitshaus (wedding house), is one of the most important complexes of its kind in Germany. The town hall, built in a way that inspired many of its German successors, was to have been pulled down in 1878 by order of the town council. It was not until residents protested that preservation and restoration of what is now the symbol of the town were assured, providing the first example of Alsfeld's tradition in this field. Even today ensembles of unique unity are to be found in its main streets. There is almost nowhere else where one can form such a good impression of a small German medieval town than here. Hesse's Department for the Protection of Monuments was quick to recognize the town's value in terms of architectural history. Art historian Werner Meyer-Barkhausen recorded the historic building stock in the "Alte Stadte" in "Hessen" series as early as 1927. The present volume does not intend to show Alsfeld just as a "timber-frame museum"; an attempt has also been made to show how a town of this kind has changed in the upheavals of the past 100 years by juxtaposing Uwe Rudenburg's photographs with pictures produced around 1880 by Ludwig Bickell, Hesse's first Provincial Conservator. 60pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 1997, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 3930698293
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Inventory #20047
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 21.96 approx. - € 21.42 approx.)
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Granata Fabio; Gambino Gaetano
TEXT IN ITALIAN. N.B. Slight dent to front board. 141pp.
Domenico Sanfilippo Editore, 2006, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 8885127436
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Inventory #29818
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.20 approx. - € 11.90 approx.)
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Ibbeken, Hillert; Blauert, Elke
Rear of d/j marked. This comprehensively illustrated book records and assembles material on over 150 buildings by Karl Schinkel, Germany's most important 19th century architect. 348pp.N.B.Slight dent to rear board and d/j.
Edition Axel Menges, 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 3932565215
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Inventory #20051
Price: £ 50.00 GBP ($ 61.00 approx. - € 59.50 approx.)
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Weber, Joseph
Written to introduce students to the built environment, this guide supplies educators with a programme to teach architecture as a unit or as a topic with interdisciplinary connections to social studies, language arts, visual arts, media production, journalism, and more. Explorations of how modern homes and communities have been shaped by such forces as sense of place, historical and cultural connections to buildings, and ethnic traditions lead students to understand the modern man-made world. Rather than encouraging students to passively accept information, this guide encourages investigation through many different activities including carving, researching, drawing, designing, and interviewing. 216pp.
Zephyr Press,Arizona, 2000, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . . . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1569761078
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Inventory #12920
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.20 approx. - € 11.90 approx.)
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Logue,Mary
They stand at once as silent reminders of time past as well as the hub of our daily lives. They are the focus of activity in every county - the site of political speeches, holiday parades, and community picnics. They are the courthouses of Minnesota's eighty-seven counties. Writes author Mary Logue, "With a clock tower, the courthouse becomes metaphor, literally the ticking heart at the centre of a county." In this beautiful book are photographs celebrating the variety of Minnesota's county courthouses. From the classic Beaux Arts dome atop the Stearns County Courthouse to the unadorned simplicity of the Sibley County Courthouse, this book offers a parade of some of the finest public buildings in the North Star State. Paired with Doug Ohman's photos is an essay by poet and mystery writer Mary Logue that reveals the secrets of these buildings we thought we knew. Together they tell the story of these distinctly American structures, symbols of the ways Minnesotans live under the law - with justice, equality, and fairness. "Courthouses of Minnesota" is the third book in the "Minnesota Byways" series, a sumptuous photographic survey showcasing the state's classic architectural icons and paired with some of the best writers in the state. 128pp.
Minnesota Historical Press, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0873515501
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Inventory #15561
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 15.25 approx. - € 14.88 approx.)
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