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  • Enclaves of Americaby Ron Theodore Robin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76

    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... 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$ 20.25

    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...

  • Lectures on Architecture, Volume Iby Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Volume 1 of an unabridged reprint of extremely influential work by great 19th-century architect, champion of the Gothic Revival. Coverage of Greek and Roman architecture, Byzantine architecture, teaching of architecture, monumental sculpture, domestic architecture, much more. Over 230 engravings and woodcuts (most by Viollet-le-Duc) enhance the text.... more...

  • Early Domestic Architecture of Connecticutby J. Frederick Kelly

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 29.95

    Very thorough examination of style, construction; many measured drawings. 150 houses, 1650 to 1800. 434 illus. 210pp of text. . more...

  • Craftsman Bungalowsby Gustav Stickley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Best and most attractive designs from Arts and Crafts Movement publication ? 1903?1916 ? includes sketches, photographs of homes, floor plans, descriptive text. more...

  • The Autobiography of an Ideaby Louis H. Sullivan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    This autobiography is a fascinating look at the early creative years of the pioneering American architect and theorist called the "father of the skyscraper." Includes a wealth of projects, insights, and evaluations. 34 plates. more...

  • 90 Houses of the Twentiesby Jens Pedersen; Daniel D. Reiff

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    This outstanding house plan catalog from a prominent Midwestern builder was issued on the eve of the Great Depression. Its full-color, beautifully realistic illustrations depict colonials, bungalows, duplexes, and other residences, accompanied by floor plans and detailed descriptions of interiors. A nostalgic look back at the way homes were constructed... more...