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  • Families and Farmhouses in Nineteenth-Century Americaby Sally McMurry

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 124.99

    A look at the changing design of 19th-century American farmhouses, collected from a wide range of agricultural periodicals of the time. more...

  • Intimate Metropolisby Vittoria Di Palma; Diana Periton; Marina Lathouri

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 66.95

    Intimate Metropolis explores connections between the modern city, its architecture, and its citizens, by questioning traditional conceptualizations of public and private. Rather than focusing purely on public spaces?such as streets, cafés, gardens, or department stores?or on the domestic sphere, the book investigates those spaces and practices... more...

  • The Secret of the Great Pyramidby Bob Brier; Jean-Pierre Houdin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    A decade ago, French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin became obsessed by the centuriesold question: How was the Great Pyramid built? How, in a nation of farmers only recently emerged from the Stone Age, could such a massive, complex, and enduring structure have been envisioned and constructed? Laboring at his computer ten hours a day for five years?creating... more...

  • The Golden Ratioby Mario Livio

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.99

    Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi , or 1.6180339887...This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "The Golden Ratio," was discovered... more...

  • The Edifice Complexby Deyan Sudjic

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 27.00

    A provocative look at architecture-"exceptionally intelligent and original" (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World ) Deyan Sudjic-"probably the most influential figure in architecture you've never heard of" - argues that architecture, far from being auteur art, must be understood as a naked expression of power. From the grandiose projects... more...

  • The Architecture of Modern Italy, 1by 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 I: The Challenge... more...

  • The Green Houseby Alanna Stang; Christopher Hawthorne

    Springer 2005; US$ 45.00

    From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales, Australia to the urban jungle of downtown Manhattan, critics Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne have traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe to find all that is new in the design of sustainable, or "green," homes.... more...

  • The Bauhaus Groupby Nicholas Fox Weber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 40.00

    Nicholas Fox Weber, for thirty-three years head of the Albers Foundation, spent many years with Anni and Josef Albers, the only husband-and-wife artistic pair at the Bauhaus (she was a textile artist; he a professor and an artist, in glass, metal, wood, and photography). The Alberses told him their own stories and described life at the Bauhaus with... more...

  • Grand Avenuesby Scott W. Berg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    In 1791, shortly after the United States won its independence, George Washington personally asked Pierre Charles L?Enfant?a young French artisan turned American revolutionary soldier who gained many friends among the Founding Fathers?to design the new nation's capital. L?Enfant approached this task with unparalleled vigor and passion; however, his... more...

  • Materials and Skills for Historic Building Conservationby Michael Forsyth

    Wiley 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book is the third in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials, and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology: Understanding Historic Building Conservation Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation Materials &... more...