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  • Renishaw Hallby Desmond Seward

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 7.29

    Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire has been the seat of the Sitwell family since 1625. Its remarkable story is only matched by that of the family who have dwelled there, and with whose fortunes it has risen and fallen, only to rise again. Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell were some of the brightest stars of 1920s literary society. They counted among... more...

  • Residential Building Codes Illustratedby Steven R. Winkel; David S. Collins; Steven P. Juroszek; Francis D. K. Ching

    Wiley 2010; US$ 49.95

    An easy-to-use illustrated guide to building codes for residential structures As the construction industry moves to a single set of international building codes, architects and construction professionals need an interpretive guide to understand how the building code affects the early design of specific projects. This newest addition to Wiley’s... more...

  • Second Suburbby Dianne Harris

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Carved from eight square miles of Bucks County farmland northeast of Philadelphia, Levittown, Pennsylvania, is a symbol of postwar suburbia and the fulfillment of the American dream. Begun in 1952, after the completion of an identically named community on Long Island, the second Levittown soon eclipsed its New York counterpart in scale and ambition,... more...

  • Shanghai Homesby Jie Li

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants of two vibrant, culturally mixed Shanghai alleyways from the Republican, Maoist, and post-Mao eras. Exploring three dimensions of private... more...

  • Sustainable Housing Projectsby Ronald Rovers; Frank Klinckenberg; Piet Heijen; Martin de Wit; Mieke Weterings; Adriaan Mels; Frans de Haas; Martin Mooij; Ger de Vries; Tjerk Reijenga

    Techne Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    Sustainable Housing Projects takes a wide, conceptual approach for sustainably-built projects, which allows an integral approach to the various stakes and stakeholders. Sustainable Housing Projects is based on 15 years of experience from Dutch sustainable building projects. The authors have succeeded in presenting the material for an international... more...

  • Urban Intensitiesby Peter G. Rowe; Har Ye Kan

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 84.00

    This book combines the architectural and urban scales to demonstrate that urban intensity determines the success of housing. The authors provide a typology of housing according to the ways in which diversity and density are created. Comparisons with historical models and critical appraisals based on the authors' unique standing give information... more...

  • lost in spaceby Eckhard Feddersen; Insa Lüdtke

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 84.00

    How can we provide good spatial orientation for people with dementia?This question is addressed extensively in a selection of professional essays and projects that also carve out specific requirements for various disciplines. The book is a useful guide to all disciplines involved in design and planning but also to friends and family memebers.... more...

  • American Architects and the Single-Family Homeby Lisa M. Tucker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    American Architects and the Single-Family Home explains how a small group of architects started the Architects? Small House Service Bureau in 1919 and changed the course of twentieth-century residential design for the better. Concepts and principles they developed related to public spaces, private spaces, and service spaces for living; details about... more...

  • An American Proceedingby Donna Grant Reilly

    Meadowside Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    The story of the man who built his own Frank Lloyd Wright House more...

  • Ante Bellum Houses of the Bluegrassby Clay Lancaster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The ante bellum homes of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, are both more numerous and more distinctive in design than those of many communities of similar age. Founded in 1775, Lexington by the turn of the century had become the chief cultural center north of New Orleans and west of the Alleghenies. During the eight decades between the Revolution... more...