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  • The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Ageby Arnold Lewis; James Turner; Steven McQuillin

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Rare photographs recall interiors of late Victorian mansions belonging to William H. Vanderbilt, J. P. Morgan, U. S. Grant, and many others. New informative text. more...

  • Enclaves of America: The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965by Ron Theodore Robin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • At Home with Apartheidby Rebecca Ginsburg

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Despite their peaceful, bucolic appearance, the tree-lined streets of South African suburbia were no refuge from the racial tensions and indignities of apartheid?s most repressive years. In At Home with Apartheid, Rebecca Ginsburg provides an intimate examination of the cultural landscapes of Johannesburg?s middle- and upper-middle-class neighborhoods... more...

  • Visuality for Architectsby Branko Mitrovic

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 20.00

    What is more important in architectural works?their form, shape, and color, or the meanings and symbolism that can be associated with them? Can aesthetic judgments of architecture be independent of the stories one can tell about buildings? Do non-architects perceive buildings in the same way as do architects? For the greater part of the twentieth... 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 walking around... more...

  • The Oglethorpe Planby Thomas D. Wilson

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    The statesman and reformer James Oglethorpe was a significant figure in the philosophical and political landscape of eighteenth-century British America. His social contributions?all informed by Enlightenment ideals?included prison reform, the founding of the Georgia Colony on behalf of the "worthy poor," and stirring the founders of the abolitionist movement.... more...

  • History of Architecture in 100 Buildingsby Dan Cruickshank

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    Architecture is an all-embracing adventure without end. It is a story that can never be completed ? not as long as mankind continues to build, to invent, to discover; it is the story told in this book. more...

  • History of Architecture in 100 Buildingsby Dan Cruickshank

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    Architecture is an all-embracing adventure without end. It is a story that can never be completed ? not as long as mankind continues to build, to invent, to discover; it is the story told in this book. more...

  • Icons of American Architecture: From the Alamo to the World Trade Centerby Donald Langmead

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 193.00

    ". . . once engaged, researchers will appreciate the thoroughness of the information and will find the stories compelling and satisfying. As with other selections in the Icons series, this offers a unique way to introduce the popular history of the U.S. to students and is recommended for most secondary collections. Collections supporting architectural... more...

  • From Bauhaus to Our Houseby Tom Wolfe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 10.99

    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...