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  • Space, Place, and Landscape in Ancient Greek Literature and Cultureby Kate Gilhuly; Nancy Worman

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This collection of essays produces new ways of understanding place, space, and landscape in classical Greek literature. more...

  • Covered Bridgesby Joseph Conwill

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Covered bridges are essential pieces of American and Canadian rural history, gracing the countryside from Oregon to Georgia an north to eastern Canada. In this lavishly illustrated volume Joseph D. Conwill recounts the rich, romantic history of covered bridges as they developed from early timber examples, born out of the traditions of medieval times,... more...

  • The Language of Housesby Alison Lurie

    Delphinium Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    In 1981, Alison Lurie published  The Language of Clothes , a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized. Now Lurie has returned with a companion book,  The Language of Houses , a lucid,... more...

  • Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill, 1750?1840by Elizabeth B. McCall; Michael Maicher

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 18.99

    Officially known as Washington Square Park, Philadelphia?s Society Hill district contains an impressive number of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century houses. This book presents, in text and pictures, the stories of its outstanding Colonial and Early American mansions and dwellings and simple row houses; its churches and other exceptional... more...

  • Railway Architectureby Bill Fawcett

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    A guide to the architecture that gives British railways their identity, from stations to signal boxes. Roots of Britain's railways lie in the wooden-railed colliery wagonways of around 1600, but it was almost 1830 before specific railway architecture became needed. This evolved rapidly down to 1850, and for some time afterwards Britain led the world... more...

  • LONDON. The Unique Cityby Steen Eiler Rasmussen; Ulrike Franke; Thorsten Lockl

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 40.00

    Originally published in 1934, London. The Unique City by Steen Eiler Rasmussen tells the fascinating story of one of the world's most influential metropoles. Rasmussen conducted extensive research on the London's history as well as on the manners and mores of its inhabitants. London. The Unique City is thus a classic work that remains an instructive... more...

  • The Working Man's Green Spaceby Micheline Nilsen

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community cohesion. But as Micheline Nilsen shows, the small-garden movement, which gained impetus in the nineteenth century as rural workers crowded into industrial cities, was for a long... more...

  • Guide to the Architecture of Minnesotaby David Gebhard; Tom Martinson

    University of Minnesota Press 1974; US$ 84.00

    Traces Minnesota’s architectural development in eight regions of the state from territorial days to the present and outlines tours of the state’s landmarks. A perfect companion for sight-seeing trips. more...

  • Rubbleby Jeff Byles

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    From the straight boulevards that smashed their way through rambling old Paris to create the city we know today to the televised implosion of Las Vegas casinos to make room for America?s ever grander desert of dreams, demolition has long played an ambiguous role in our lives. In lively, colorful prose, Rubble rides the wrecking ball through key episodes... more...

  • The Architecture of Modern Italy, 2by Terry Kirk

    Springer 2005; US$ 35.00

    This groundbreaking and authoritative two-volume survey is the first truly comprehensive history of modern Italian architecture and urbanism to appear in any language. Told in lively prose, it recounts more than 250 years of experimentation, creativity, and turmoil that have shaped the landscape of contemporary Italy. "Volume II: Visions of Utopia,... more...