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  • From Bauhaus to Our Houseby Tom Wolfe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99

    Tom Wolfe, "America's most skillful satirist" ( The Atlantic Monthly ), examines the strange saga of American architecture in this sequel to The Painted Word. more...

  • Tipiby Paul Goble; Rodney Frey

    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...

  • Architecture and the Historical Imaginationby Professor Martin Bressani

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 114.95

    Hailed as one of the key theoreticians of modernism, Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc was also the most renowned restoration architect of his age, a celebrated medieval archaeologist and a fervent champion of Gothic revivalism. He published some of the most influential texts in the history of modern architecture such as the Dictionnaire raisonné de... more...

  • Fallen Gloryby James Crawford

    Old Street Publishing 2015; US$ 17.99

    Buildings are more like us than we realise. They can be born into wealth or poverty, enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet. They have parents -- gods, kings and emperors, governments, visionaries and madmen -- as well as friends and enemies. They have duties and responsibilities. They can endure crises of faith and purpose. They... more...

  • A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americasby Clare Cardinal-Pett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.00

      A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas is the first comprehensive survey to narrate the urbanization of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, making it a vital resource to help you understand the built environment in this part of the world. The book combines the latest scholarship about the indigenous past... more...

  • Unbuilt Utopian Cities 1460 to 1900: Reconstructing their Architecture and Political Philosophyby Dr Tessa Morrison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Bringing together ten utopian works that mark important points in the history and an evolution in social and political philosophies, this book not only reflects on the texts and their political philosophy and implications, but also, their architecture and how that architecture informs the political philosophy or social agenda that the author intended.... more...

  • 194Xby Andrew M. Shanken

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    During the Second World War, American architecture was in a state of crisis. The rationing of building materials and restrictions on nonmilitary construction continued the privations that the profession had endured during the Great Depression. At the same time, the dramatic events of the 1930s and 1940s led many architects to believe that their profession—and... more...

  • How Buildings Learnby Stewart Brand

    Penguin Publishing Group 1995; US$ 38.00

    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...

  • Hong Kong Corner Housesby Michael Wolf

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 45.00

    In this book, the internationally renowned German photographer Michael Wolf continues with his visual quest for the overlooked and underappreciated urban phenomena that give a city its special character. 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...