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  • 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...

  • 50 Architecture Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Philip Wilkinson

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    From the Pyramids of Giza to the Guggenheim, this lively guide explains the key concepts and inventions in architecture clearly and concisely. Exploring the myriad ways in which the built environment is shaped and created, readers will gain a new and informed appreciation for architecture, from the classical orders of Vitruvius--Doric, Ionic and Corinthian--to... more...

  • The Castles of Britain and Irelandby Rodney Castleden

    Quercus 2014; Not Available

    To many, medieval castles are the essence of Britain and Ireland's fascinating past. Immersed in history and centuries old, each one tells a story of Kings, Queens and feuding lords; war and bloody conflict; treason, revenge and murder. In Castles of Britain and Ireland, Rodney Castleden weaves a fascinating and detailed narrative of 115 of the... more...

  • Florenceby 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$ 10.19

    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... more...

  • Mysteries of the Mallby Witold Rybczynski

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • The English Castleby A. Hamilton Thompson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Once a seat of government as well as the private residence of its owners, the medieval castle was also a military base and stronghold for the surrounding geographical area. The development of these sturdy fortifications in England during the Middle Ages is carefully examined in this profusely illustrated book. From early chapters dealing with primitive... more...

  • The Metropolis of Tomorrowby Hugh Ferriss

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    The metropolis of the future ? as perceived by architect Hugh Ferriss in 1929 ? was both generous and prophetic in vision. Largely an illustrated essay on the modern city and its future, Ferriss' book incorporated his philosophy of architecture. Includes powerful illustrations of towering structures, personal space, wide avenues, and rooftop parks.... more...

  • Small Houses of the Twentiesby Roebuck and Co. Sears

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Excellent reproduction of rare catalog illustrates and describes 86 different types of houses and bungalows still in evidence across America. Over 300 photographs, illustrations and floor plans with full descriptions comprise an invaluable sourcebook for study, authentication or restoration of antique articles or architecture. more...

  • Craftsman Bungalowsby Yoho & Merritt

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    From the late nineteenth century to the early 1920s, the Arts and Crafts Movement spread with great popularity across America. With origins in Britain, the Craftsman style was a reaction against the excesses of the Victorian era. Craftsman bungalows were distinguished by their charming simplicity, cozy style, and storybook appeal. The name was derived... more...