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  • 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...

  • Conposicionesby Nómena Arquitectos

    Nómena Arquitectos 2010; US$ 19.99

    CON POSICIONES: 20 APROXIMACIONES A LA ARQUITECTURA PERUANA es una publicación basada en conversaciones realizadas durante cuatro años con algunos de los arquitectos más reconocidos del Perú en las últimas décadas. Diversas generaciones y tendencias se encuentran en estas páginas para dialogar y ofrecer reflexiones ?a veces polémicas, a menudo incisivas,... more...

  • Le logement contemporainby Monique Eleb; Philippe Simon

    Primento Publishing 2014; US$ 33.99

    De quelles façons la société a-t-elle influencé l'espace architectural ces dernières années en France ? Face aux changements remarquables de notre société comment la production du logement a-t-elle évolué ? Ce livre propose unbilan de l?habitation de ces dix-sept dernières années en France. Il s?interroge sur les façons dont architectes et maîtres... more...

  • Recovery from Disasterby Ian Davis; David Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    Disasters can dominate newspaper headlines and fill our TV screens with relief appeals, but the complex long-term challenge of recovery?providing shelter, rebuilding safe dwellings, restoring livelihoods and shattered lives?generally fails to attract the attention of the public and most agencies. On average 650 disasters occur each year. They affect... more...

  • Applied Building Physicsby Hugo S. L. Hens

    Wiley 2016; US$ 80.00

    Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979, complaints about 'sick buildings', thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move towards more sustainability, all have accelerated the development of a field, which for a long time was hardly more than an academic exercise:... more...

  • Design for Assisted Livingby Victor Regnier

    Wiley 2003; US$ 125.00

    Destined to become the defining work on the subject, this timely reference addresses the single fastest growing segment of the senior living industry -- assisted living for those who are unable to live independently but who do not need intensive nursing home care, meals, housekeeping, or twenty-four hour access to medical assistance. Victor Regnier?s... more...

  • Health, Medicine and Societyby Michael Calnan; Jonathan Gabe; Simon J. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    Taking as its point of departure recent developments in health and social theory Health, Medicine and Society brings together a range of eminent, international scholars to reflect upon key issues at the turn of the century. Contributors draw upon a range of contemporary theories, both modernist and postmodernist, to look at the following themes:... more...