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  • Canon of the Five Orders of Architectureby Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola; John Leeke; David Watkin

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    One of history's most published architectural treatises, this Renaissance volume identifies the five orders ? Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite ? and illustrates them in full-page elevational detail. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Detached Americaby James A. Jacobs

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    During the quarter century between 1945 and 1970, Americans crafted a new manner of living that shaped and reshaped how residential builders designed and marketed millions of detached single-family suburban houses. The modest two- and three-bedroom houses built immediately following the war gave way to larger and more sophisticated houses shaped... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...