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  • Rock Fences of the Bluegrassby Carolyn Murray-Wooley; Karl Raitz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 39.95

    Gray rock fences built of ancient limestone are hallmarks of Kentucky's Bluegrass landscape. Why did Kentucky farmers turn to rock as fence-building material when most had earlier used hardwood rails? Who were the masons responsible for Kentucky's lovely rock fences and what are the different rock forms used in this region? In this generously illustrated... more...

  • Everything by Designby Alan Lapidus

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 7.99

    Alan Lapidus?s life has been a Zelig-like romp through most of the cultural and political highlights of the recent past. He has popped up as architect for or observer of many of our era?s most iconic figures, including Donald Trump, various Mafia big shots, mayors, Aristotle and Jackie Onassis, Bob Guccione, pit bosses, real estate legends, and spies. ... more...

  • How Architecture Worksby Witold Rybczynski

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 9.99

    An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Buildings often overawe us with their beauty. Architecture is both setting for our everyday lives and public art form?but it remains mysterious... more...

  • Designing the Centennialby Bruno Giberti

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The 1876 United States Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia was not only the United States' first important world's fair, it signaled significant changes in the very shape of knowledge. Quarrels between participants in the exhibition represented a greater conflict as the world transitioned between two different kinds of modernity--the Enlightenment... more...

  • Non-Plan: Essays on Freedom, Participation and Change in Modern Architecture and Urbanismby Jonathan Hughes; Simon Sadler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Non-Plan explores ways of involving people in the design of their environments - a goal which transgresses political categories of 'right' and 'left'. Attempts to circumvent planning bureaucracy and architectural inertia have ranged from free-market enterprise zones, to self-build housing, and from squatting to sophisticated technologies of prefabrication.... more...

  • Clay Lancaster's Kentuckyby James D. Birchfield

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    With a Foreword by Roger W. Moss Although Clay Lancaster (1917-2000) established himself as an expert on New York brownstones and California bungalows, the nationally known architectural historian also spent four decades photographing architecture in his native Kentucky. Lancaster had no flash bulb, no tripod, no close-up or wide-angle lenses, but... more...

  • From Bauhaus to Our Houseby Tom Wolfe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Guide to the Architecture of Minnesotaby David Gebhard; Tom Martinson

    University of Minnesota Press 1974; US$ 84.00

    Traces Minnesota’s architectural development in eight regions of the state from territorial days to the present and outlines tours of the state’s landmarks. A perfect companion for sight-seeing trips. more...

  • Rubbleby Jeff Byles

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.99

    From the straight boulevards that smashed their way through rambling old Paris to create the city we know today to the televised implosion of Las Vegas casinos to make room for America?s ever grander desert of dreams, demolition has long played an ambiguous role in our lives. In lively, colorful prose, Rubble rides the wrecking ball through key episodes... more...

  • The Architecture of Modern Italy, 2by Terry Kirk

    Springer 2005; US$ 35.00

    This groundbreaking and authoritative two-volume survey is the first truly comprehensive history of modern Italian architecture and urbanism to appear in any language. Told in lively prose, it recounts more than 250 years of experimentation, creativity, and turmoil that have shaped the landscape of contemporary Italy. "Volume II: Visions of Utopia,... more...