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  • The Secret Architecture Of Our Nation's Capitalby David Ovason

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99

    Today, there are more than twenty complete zodiacs in Washington, D.C., each one pointing to an extraordinary mystery. David Ovason, who has studied these astrological devices for ten years, now reveals why they have been placed in such abundance in the center of our nation's capital and explains their interconnections. His richly illustrated text... more...

  • Militant Modernismby Owen Hatherley

    John Hunt Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    Militant Modernism is a defence against Modernism's many detractors. It looks at design, film and architecture - especially architecture ? and pursues the notion of an evolved modernism that simply refuses to stop being necessary. Owen Hatherley gives us new ways to look at what we thought was familiar ? Bertolt Brecht, Le Corbusier, even Vladimir... more...

  • The Splendor of English Gothic Architectureby John Shannon Hendrix

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    This book explains and celebrates the richness of English churches and cathedrals, which have a major place in medieval architecture. The English Gothic style developed somewhat later than in France, but rapidly developed its own architectural and ornamental codes. The author, John Shannon Hendrix, classifies English Gothic architecture in four principal... more...

  • Last Harvestby Witold Rybczynski

    Scribner 2007; US$ 15.00

    In Last Harvest , the award-winning author of Home and A Clearing in the Distance tells the compelling story of New Daleville, a brand-new residential subdivision in rural Pennsylvania. When Witold Rybczynski first heard about New Daleville, it was only a developer's idea, attached to ninety acres of cornfield an hour and a half west of Philadelphia.... more...

  • Gardens and Landscapes in Historic Building Conservationby Marion Harney

    Wiley 2014; US$ 107.50

    This comprehensive guide on historic garden and landscape conservation will help landscape professionals familiarise themselves with what the conservation of historic gardens, garden structures and designed landscapes encompasses.   The aim of the series is to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date... more...

  • Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeologyby Michael Stratton; Barrie Trinder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.95

    This book examines the industrial monuments of twentieth- century Britain. Each chapter takes a specific theme and examines it in the context of the buildings and structure of the twentieth century. The authors are both leading experts in the field, having written widely on various aspects of the subject. In this new and comprehensive survey they respond... more...

  • A Global History of Architectureby Francis D. K. Ching; Mark M. Jarzombek; Vikramaditya Prakash

    Wiley 2010; US$ 75.00

    From ancient Chinese civilization to the postmodern world Organized along a global timeline, A Global History of Architecture presents an innovative approach to the study of architectural history. Spanning from 3,500 B.C.E. to the present, this unique guide is written by an all-star team of architectural experts in their fields who emphasize the... more...

  • The Secret Lives of Buildingsby Edward Hollis

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 18.99

    A strikingly original, beautifully narrated history of Western architecture and the cultural transformations that it represents á Concrete, marble, steel, brick: little else made by human hands seems as stable, as immutable, as a building. Yet the life of any structure is neither fixed nor timeless. Outliving their original contexts and purposes,... more...

  • How Buildings Learnby Stewart Brand

    Penguin Group US 1995; US$ 22.99

    Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. From the... more...

  • Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940by Sean Rothery

    The Lilliput Press 1991; US$ 18.94

    Every future account of architecture in Ireland should be indebted to this book.' - Edward McParland, Times Literary Supplement ' Rothery's book sheds an illuminating light on Ireland's progress in the first four decades of this century' - Frank McDonald, The Irish Times 'There is now a significantly better foundation for our assessment of the architecture... more...