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  • Bogs, Baths and Basinsby David Eveleigh

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    Toilets, baths and washbasins are taken for granted in privileged society, but they are some of our most indispensable facilities. How did they come about, and how did we live without them? From Roman times to modern-day luxury, this titles leads us through the story of sanitation. more...

  • lost in spaceby Eckhard Feddersen; Insa Lüdtke

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 67.34

    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...

  • Urban Intensitiesby Peter G. Rowe; Har Ye Kan

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 67.34

    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...

  • America's Covered Bridgesby Terry E. Miller; Ronald G. Knapp; A. Chester Ong

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 39.99

    The history of North America is in many ways encapsulated in the history of her covered bridges. The early 1800s saw a tremendous boom in the construction of these bridges, and in the years that followed as many as 15,000 covered bridges were built. Today, fewer than a thousand remain. Without covered bridges to span the rivers and provide access... 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...

  • Multifamily Housing Development Handbookby Adrienne Schmitz

    Urban Land Institute 2000; US$ 112.99

    Illustrated in full color, this authoritative resource explains best practices, techniques, and trends in multifamily housing developments. more...

  • London's Strangest Tales: Historic Royal Palacesby Iain Spragg

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 8.74

    London's Royal Palaces are still some of the most visited places in England. A great deal of their official histories are well known. But London's Strangest Tales: Historic Royal Palaces reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries on the grounds of these beautiful buildings. It gives an alternative... 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...

  • Knack Treehousesby Lon Levin; Dan Wright

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    Knack Treehouses covers all there is to know about designing, building, and enjoying unique elevated dwellings?both for kids and for adults. more...

  • The Lustron Homeby Thomas T. Fetters

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 39.95

    Advertised as "a new standard for living," the Lustron Home was introduced in 1948 in response to the urgent need for housing for veterans returning from World War II and their rapidly growing families. These enameled steel, prefabricated houses became very popular, and were heavily promoted from 1948 to 1950. Approximately 2,500 went up... more...