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  • Architecture; A Spotter's Guideby Sarah Cunliffe

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 17.49

    Confused about the difference between Baroque and Rococo? Curious about the latest architectural trends (organic houses, critical regionalism, conceptual architecture and more) or maybe the ancient traditions of Japan? Wondering if the White House has Doric or Corinthian columns? "Architecture: A Spotter's Guide" takes you on a whirlwind... more...

  • Monuments of Syriaby Ross Burns

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 33.00

    Syria is home to some of the world?s richest historical and archaeological remains dating from the Bronze Age through biblical and Byzantine times to the early Islamic and Ottoman periods. Yet even in an age of mass tourism these magnificent monuments are little known and rarely visited - in other words, ripe for discovery by independent-minded and... more...

  • Eagle's Nestby Peter Willey

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 40.00

    Magnificent castles and fortresses in remote, mountainous regions were built for refuge by the Ismaili Muslims of Iran and Syria fleeing from persecution during the early middle ages. Often superior in construction to those built by the Crusaders, these castles withstood numerous offensives for over two centuries until the middle of the 13th century... more...

  • The Architecture of Informationby Martyn Dade-Robertson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 53.95

    This book looks at  the relationship between information and its representation. The organization of digital information has relied on metaphors from a pre-digital era ? architectural ideas in particular, from the urbanisation of cyberspace in science fiction, through to the adoption of spatial visualizations in the design of graphical user interfaces.... more...

  • If Walls Could Talkby Lucy Worsley

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    A fascinating look at how people really lived, loved and died over the centuries, to tie-in with Lucy Worsley's major television series for BBC2 and BBC4, with Silver River productions, to be broadcast in Spring 2011 more...

  • Architecture's Evil Empire?by Miles Glendinning

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 27.95

    From Chicago to Toronto to Shanghai, cities around the world have sprouted “iconic” buildings by celebrity architects like Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind that compete for attention both on the skyline and in the media. But in recent years, criticism of these extreme “gestural” structures, known for their often-exaggerated... more...

  • Mail-Order Homesby Rebecca Hunter

    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...

  • Ernst L. Freud, Architectby Volker M. Welter

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 39.95

    Ernst L. Freud (1892?1970) was a son of Sigmund Freud and the father of painter Lucian Freud and the late Sir Clement Freud, politician and broadcaster. After his studies in Munich and Vienna, where he and his friend Richard Neutra attended Adolf Loos's private Bauschule, Freud practiced in Berlin and, after 1933, in London. Even though his work... more...

  • Building Jerusalemby Tristram Hunt

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 7.99

    From Manchester's deadly cotton works to London's literary salons, a brilliant exploration of how the Victorians created the modern city Since Charles Dickens first described Coketown in Hard Times , the nineteenth-century city, born of the industrial revolution, has been a byword for deprivation, pollution, and criminality. Yet, as... more...

  • The Making of the European Spatial Development Perspectiveby Andreas Faludi; Bas Waterhout

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95

    The European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) is published in eleven official EU languages and so is the most international planning policy document that exists. This book is the only comprehensive account of the process of preparing, negotiating and adopting this document. It outlines the differing perspectives of the European member states... more...