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- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 58.95
Strongly interdisciplinary in its scope, this book situates Soane?s house-museum within the broader context of early nineteenth-century British aesthetics, theories of taste, and cultural currents, viewing it as a cultural and artistic product as well as an architectural and museological one. more...
- Birlinn 2011; US$ 11.83
In Eccentric Wealth, Alastair Scott traces the life of Lancashire industrialist Sir George Bullough in this absorbing biography which explores his family?s connection with the Hebridean island of Rum, particularly the building of Kinloch Castle, the most intact preserve of Edwardian high-living to be found in Britain. Based on new information, the... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2007; US$ 35.00
Healing Appalachia is the first book to apply "appropriate technology," or the simplest level of technology that can effectively achieve the desired result, specifically to the Appalachian region. The authors examine thirty low-cost, people-friendly, and environmentally benign appropriate technologies that are concerned with such issues as food preservation,... more...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 39.95
Start with a warm tropical climate. Add an abundance of exotic natural building material. And then let the cross currents of Asian design and aesthetics create a rich architectural alchemy of it's own. The result? The exquisite homes of the Philippines, a perfect balance of form and functionality, beautifully portrayed in Tropical Living . more...
- World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99
Award-winning author Paul Goble examines the construction, art, and significance of the tipi to the Plains Indians in his newest book, entitled Tipi: Home of the Nomadic Buffalo Hunters. Through a re-telling of the old-timer's stories, Goble shows how the tipi was more than just a home, but an expression of spiritual beliefs. more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86
Crammed with fascinating facts about the everyday bric-a-brac of the house in which you live, Nails, Noggins and Newels is written in a lively, informal style which will appeal to any DIY enthusiast. Starting at the front door, this book takes a look at our homes through different eyes, revealing the history of every part of the bricks and beams to... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 22.99
This charming book portrays domestic life in New England during the century between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Drawing on diaries, letters, wills, newspapers, and other sources, Jane C. Nylander provides intimate details about preparing dinner, spinning and weaving textiles, washing and ironing laundry, planning a social outing, and... more...
- 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...