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  • Icons of American Architecture: From the Alamo to the World Trade Center [2 volumes]by Donald Langmead

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 175.00

    What turns a building into an icon? What is it about some structures that makes their history and legend even more important than their original intended use, making them a part of American, and world, popular culture? Twenty four buildings and structures, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the White House, the Hotel del Coronado, and the Washington Monument... more...

  • Everything by Designby Alan Lapidus

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Muqarnas, Volume 27by Karen Leal; Gülru Necipo?lu

    BRILL 2010; US$ 84.00

    Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World is sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The articles in Muqarnas 27 address topics such as spolia in medieval Islamic architecture, Islamic coinage in the seventh century,... more...

  • The 1960s Homeby Paul Evans

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    The 1960s witnessed a sustained period of economic growth, consumer spending and stable employment. This hitherto unknown prosperity enabled a market growth in levels of owner occupation and a subsequent boom in the sale of household furnishings and luxury goods. The 1960s Home looks at the styles and fashions in domestic housing and interiors between... more...

  • Gaudíby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Spanish architect and designer, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was an important and influential figure in the history of contemporary Spanish art. His use of colour, application of a range of materials and the introduction of organic forms into his constructions were an innovation in the realm of architecture. In his journal, Gaudí freely expressed his own... more...

  • Brutalismby Alexander Clement

    Crowood 2012; US$ 21.86

    The term Brutalism is used to describe a form of architecture that appeared, mainly in Europe, from around 1945-1975. Uncompromisingly modern, this trend in architecture was both striking and arresting and, perhaps like no other style before or since, aroused extremes of emotion and debate. Some regarded Brutalist buildings as monstrous soulless structures... more...

  • The Tubeby Oliver Green

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 7.95

    From Norman Foster?s remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London?s tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic buildings. This beautiful hardback edition is a fantastic gift-book, publishing in the run up to Christmas, and sales will be boosted even... more...

  • Renæssancens befæstede byerby Søren Bitsch Christensen; Hans Henrik Appel; Jane Jark Jensen

    Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 33.33

    Det danske rige var i perioder af renæssancen præget af en dyb by- og samfundskrise, og invasioner, belejringer, sygdom og økonomisk nedgang var hverdagskost. Købstæderne var underlagt statsmagten og måtte stille med soldater, penge, skibe og proviant til landets forsvar. Samtidig måtte forarmede byer selv udbygge deres befæstninger og forsvare sig... 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...

  • Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume IIby Martin Filler

    New York Review Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    In the first volume of Makers of Modern Architecture (2007), Martin Filler examined the emergence of that revolutionary new form of building and explored its aesthetic, social, and spiritual aspirations through illuminating studies of some of its most important practitioners, from Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright to, in our own time, Renzo Piano... more...