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  • Local Architectureby Robert McCarter

    Princeton Architectural Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    In architecture, as in food, local is an idea whose time has come. Of course, the idea of an architecture that responds to site; draws on local building traditions, materials, and crafts; and strives to create a sense of community is not recent. Yet, the way it has evolved in the past few years in the hands of some of the world's most accomplished... more...

  • 50 Architecture Ideas You Really Need to Knowby PHILIP WILKINSO; Philip Wilkinson

    Quercus 2010; US$ 12.99

    From the Pyramids of Giza to the Guggenheim, this lively guide explains the key concepts and inventions in architecture clearly and concisely. Exploring the myriad ways in which the built environment is shaped and created, readers will gain a new and informed appreciation for architecture, from the classical orders of Vitruvius - Doric, Ionic and... more...

  • Architecture for Psychiatric Environments and Therapeutic Spacesby E. Chrysikou

    IOS Press 2014; US$ 94.00

    Therapeutic architecture can be described as the people-centered, evidence-based discipline of the built environment, which aims to identify and support ways of incorporating those spatial elements that interact with people physiologically and psychologically into design. Architecture is an important factor in people's lives when they are well; when... more...

  • Coventryby Caroline Gould

    Historic England 2015; US$ 12.99

    The Coventry Blitz of 14 November 1940 was a key event of the Second World War and in the growth of public consciousness of the destructive power of warfare. The medieval city, already undergoing rapid change, was largely destroyed on that night. The destruction was seen as an opportunity by some including the then City Architect, Donald Gibson. The... more...

  • New Eco Homesby Manel Gutierrez

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 23.99

    A stunning, full-color showcase of the latest innovations in sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design, featuring thirty-five diverse homes. Today?s architects, designers, building craftsman, and homeowners are becoming more environmentally conscious, choosing eco-friendly living spaces with small carbon footprints that are built with sustainable... more...

  • Country and Suburban Houses of the Twentiesby Bernard Wells Close

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    Reprint of rare book contains scores of illustrations and floor plans for 80 charming American homes, among them a spacious Pennsylvania fieldstone colonial, and a modest, three-bedroom suburban bungalow. 104 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Western Islamic Architectureby John D. Hoag

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    Profusely illustrated critical appraisal vividly describes the glories of world architecture, from Spain and Egypt to other areas of the Middle East. Captioned drawings, maps, and photographs contrast, for example, the internal ornamentation of Spain's Alhambra with the austerity of Egypt's Mosque of Ibn Tulun, comparing both to the Ottoman mosques... more...

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana Houseby Donald Hoffmann

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.99

    Handsome pictorial essay documents creation of residential masterpiece with more than 160 interior and exterior photos, plans, elevations, sketches, and studies. Informative text recounts the house's history, including its site, plans, and construction. more...

  • Great Bridgesby Wilbur J. Watson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.00

    Bridges serve a practical purpose, providing passage over rivers, valleys, roads, railroad tracks, and other obstacles to transportation. But many bridges are also works of art. This splendid archive by an expert on the history of bridges and civil engineering amply illustrates the art of good bridge design, as exemplified by ancient and modern constructions.... more...

  • Classic Modern Homes of the Thirtiesby James Ford; Katherine Morrow Ford

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.00

    Splendid pictorial record of architectural style strongly influenced by Bauhaus movement. Over 300 illustrations show interiors, exteriors. Details on construction, site, cost, more. more...