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  • Enclaves of Americaby Ron Theodore Robin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95 US$ 28.16

    Whether determining the style of its embassies or the design of overseas cemeteries for Americans killed in battle, the U.S. government in its rise to global leadership greatly valued architectural symbols as a way of conveying its power abroad. In order to explain the political significance of American monuments on foreign soil, this illustrated... more...

  • London's Contemporary Architectureby Ken Allinson; Victoria Thornton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    London is a living architectural exhibition. This tried and trusted portable guide will help you to find your way around one of the world?s most exciting cities, offering architectural experiences and insights into London?s finest contemporary architecture. features more than 400 buildings including key venues from the 2012 Olympic Park ... more...

  • San Franciscoby Andrea Ponsi

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    San Francisco is a city designed for artists and wanderers. From North Beach, to Chinatown, to the cold, rough surf of Ocean Beach, to Marin, both visitors and lifelong residents have endless opportunities to explore new neighborhoods, buildings, environments, and cultures just by getting in the car, hopping on a cable car, or by simply walking around... more...

  • Alston Moor, Cumbriaby Lucy Jessop; Matthew Whitfield; Andrew Davison

    Historic England 2015; US$ 12.99

    Alston Moor is a large rural parish in Cumbria which historically both depended upon and provided important services for the agricultural and mineral industries of the North Pennines.Much of the area's settlement is dispersed among hamlets and single farmsteads. Isolated from major northern cities such as Carlisle and Newcastle by the surrounding hills... more...

  • Mysteries of the Mallby Witold Rybczynski

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 18.90

    A deep exploration of modern life that examines our cities, public places, and homes Following How Architecture Works , Witold Rybczynski casts a seasoned critical eye over the modern scene with Mysteries of the Mall . His subject is nothing less than the broad setting of our metropolitan world. In thirty-five discerning essays, Rybczynski... more...

  • Palliser's New Cottage Homesby Palliser & Co.

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    250 original designs ? including floor plans, elevations, and perspective views ? for a variety of charming private residences, from a four-room beach house to a four-bedroom country home. 1,500 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Old Mexicoby Alfred C. Bossom

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 13.99

    Facades, courtyards, gateways, towers, doors, balconies, windows, stairways, and other architectural elements are graphically preserved in this excellent record of classic Latin American architecture. 110 illustrations. more...

  • Biddle's Young Carpenter's Assistantby Owen Biddle

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Philadelphia-based builder Owen Biddle was a major influence on later architects, thanks to this well-illustrated and much studied guide. One of the very first manuals of American architecture, this essential sourcebook offers authentic views of interior and exterior designs of buildings erected in the decades following the American Revolution. Reproduced... more...

  • A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architectureby William Chambers

    Dover Publications 2011; US$ 19.95

    Beautiful reproduction of a 1791 classic describes the qualifications and duties of an architect. The 55 superb plates depict ornate compartments for coved ceilings; pedestals for columns; arches; balusters; and other architectural features. more...

  • Authentic Victorian Villas and Cottagesby Isaac H. Hobbs

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Wide array of magnificent homes of the period, among them an ornate Gothic suburban residence, with parlor, sitting room, dressing rooms, six bedrooms, and two baths for $33,000. 122 engravings. more...