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  • 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... 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...

  • Edward Priorby Martin Godfrey Cook

    Crowood 2015; US$ 36.46

    Edward Schroder Prior designed the cathedral of the Arts and Crafts Movement (St Andrew's Church, Roker), perfected the popular butterfly plan in his houses, and published what is still the seminal work on medieval gothic art in England in 1900. Highly regarded by critics such as Ian Nairn, Prior is sometimes considered to have narrowly missed out... more...

  • How Buildings Learnby Stewart Brand

    Penguin Publishing Group 1995; US$ 37.00

    Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. From the... 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$ 16.99

    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...

  • 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...