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  • God's Architectby Rosemary Hill

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 23.98

    Pugin was one of Britain?s greatest architects and his short career one of the most dramatic in architectural history. Born in 1812, the son of the soi-disant Comte de Pugin, at 15 Pugin was working for King George IV at Windsor Castle. By the time he was 21 he had been shipwrecked, bankrupted and widowed. Nineteen years later he died, insane and... more...

  • Gothic Architectureby Raphael Brandon; J. Arthur Brandon

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    This comprehensive study of Gothic architecture traces the distinctively beautiful elements of Gothic style through the medieval churches of Europe. Gathered from a rare two-volume Victorian classic, over 700 meticulously rendered details and illustrations display every intricate aspect of Western culture's most magnificent ecclesiastical structures,... more...

  • The History of Architectureby Gaynor Aaltonen

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2013; US$ 6.99

    This book takes a bird's eye view of architecture in time, and explores the different ways architects have responded to civilizations, giving them the buildings and cities they deserve. more...

  • A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americasby Clare Cardinal-Pett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.00

      A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas is the first comprehensive survey to narrate the urbanization of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, making it a vital resource to help you understand the built environment in this part of the world. The book combines the latest scholarship about the indigenous past... more...

  • A History of Architecture in 100 Buildingsby Dan Cruickshank

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 35.79

    Featuring over 200 photographs, this stunning book by renowned television historian Dan Cruickshank tells the history of architecture through the stories of 100 iconic buildings more...

  • Hong Kong Corner Housesby Michael Wolf

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 45.00

    In this book, the internationally renowned German photographer Michael Wolf continues with his visual quest for the overlooked and underappreciated urban phenomena that give a city its special character. more...

  • Hongkong, Macau und Kantonby Ernst Boerschmann; Eduard Kögel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    In 1933, the German architect and China scholar Ernst Boerschmann visited the cities of Hong Kong, Macau and Canton (Guangzhou) and documented their transformation into functionally divided major cities. Boerschmann?s unpublished descriptions of a radical change in the structure of a city still have resonance 80 years later, and many of... more...

  • Ideal Homes of the Thirtiesby Ideal Homes; Daniel Reiff

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Adapted from a rare 1933 catalog, this volume showcases sixty plans for two-story houses. It features photographs (most in full color), floor plans, and descriptive text that depict a splendid variety of economic styles, including colonial, mission, foursquare, and bungalow. Each house appears in a two-page spread, forming an elegant and highly readable... more...

  • Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architectureby Cyril M. Harris

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    This massive compendium by a noted architectural historian contains over 2,000 line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient to modern. Includes cutaway views, close-ups of intricate details, precisely rendered plans for many famed... more...

  • Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940by Sean Rothery

    The Lilliput Press 1991; US$ 18.94

    Every future account of architecture in Ireland should be indebted to this book.' - Edward McParland, Times Literary Supplement ' Rothery's book sheds an illuminating light on Ireland's progress in the first four decades of this century' - Frank McDonald, The Irish Times 'There is now a significantly better foundation for our assessment of the architecture... more...