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  • Edward Priorby Martin Godfrey Cook

    Crowood 2015; US$ 46.99

    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... more...

  • Hongkong, Macau und Kantonby Ernst Boerschmann; Eduard Kögel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 63.39

    Der deutsche Architekt und Chinaforscher Ernst Boerschmann besuchte 1933 die Städte Hongkong, Macau und Kanton (heute Guangzhou) und dokumentierte deren Verwandlung zu funktional gegliederten Großstädten. Boerschmanns unpublizierte Beschreibungen einer radikalen Stadtstrukturveränderung haben 80 Jahre später noch einen aktuellen Beiklang,... 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...

  • Raum, Zeit, Architekturby Sigfried Giedion

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 58.10

    Sigfried Giedion was the journalistic pioneer, critic, and chronicler of the most significant new buildings in Europe during the 1920s. He sought hidden syntheses in the world of diverse, often-contradictory tendencies that heralded a new tradition and wrote the developmental history of modern architecture. The new edition includes an... more...

  • A History of Architecture in 100 Buildingsby Dan Cruickshank

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 21.38

    Featuring over 200 photographs, this stunning book by renowned television historian Dan Cruickshank tells the history of architecture through the stories of 100 iconic buildings more...

  • The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildingsby Simon Thurley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 24.38

    From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the skyscrapers of today, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world. more...

  • Mid-Century Modernism in Turkeyby Meltem Ö Gürel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Mid-Century Modernism in Turkey studies the unfolding of modern architecture in Turkey during the 1950s and 1960s. The book brings together scholars who have carried out extensive research on post-WWII modernism in a global context. The authors situate Turkish architectural case studies within an international framework during this period, providing... more...

  • Where Are the Women Architects?by Despina Stratigakos

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    For a century and a half, women have been proving their passion and talent for building and, in recent decades, their enrollment in architecture schools has soared. Yet the number of women working as architects remains stubbornly low, and the higher one looks in the profession, the scarcer women become. Law and medicine, two equally demanding and... more...

  • A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americasby Clare Cardinal-Pett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.00

      A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas is the first comprehensive survey to narrate the urbanization of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, making it a vital resource to help you understand the built environment in this part of the world. The book combines the latest scholarship about the indigenous past... more...