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- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
This is a lighthearted, witty but factual biographical account of one of the eccentric lifestyles of the builders and residents of one hundred of Britain's best-known country houses. Extraordinary buildings require extraordinary people, and over the centuries Britain's historic houses have produced more than their fair share of oddballs. Insulated... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
Mariette Himes Gomez, author of the bestselling Rooms and Houses , now turns her award-winning design sensibility to Apartments . Lavishly photographed in New York, London, and Florida, Apartments showcases the elegance and style that has made Gomez one of Architectural Digest ?s Top 100 Decorators Worldwide, and a go-to interior designer for... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95
At the turn of the last century, the American middle class was expanding rapidly as homesteaders moved west and as trains took travellers across the country, where they established themselves in the depot towns that erupted along train lines. With that growth came the demand for new homes, and from that demand grew a new industry: mail-order homes.... more...
- Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 24.95
Are you thinking about buying and building a modular home or addition? This comprehensive handbook covers everything you need to know, from choosing a dealer and working with a general contractor to selecting a floor plan, choosing customized details, and even planning the landscaping around the house. The emphasis is on top-quality materials and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering a comprehensive guide which features: architectural innovations in building skin technologies which make lighter more transparent... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95
In the days before refrigeration, the very wealthy would use specially designed icehouses to store food from one season to the next. This book examines the design and development of icehouses, using many illustrations to explain how they worked and how they improved as scientific knowledge increased. With a detailed description of the different uses... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 39.95
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...
- Little, Brown and Company 2005; US$ 9.99
From the author of the bestselling Philistines at the Hedgerow, a mesmerizing inside account of the high-stakes world of Manhattan residential real estate Steven Gaines takes us from New York's most expensive condominiums and co-ops to the offices of its most powerful real estate brokers to reveal the outlandish displays of ego, bad behavior, and status... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95
In the home the intricate relations between architecture, gender and domesticity become visible. Negotiating Domesticity investigates the many and complex themes evoked by the interconnections between these terms. Topics covered include famous as well as less well-known architectural examples and architects, which are explored from sociological,... more...