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  • Letarouilly on Renaissance Romeby John Barrington Bayley; Henry Hope Reed; David Mayernik

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 21.95

    Student's edition of Letarouilly's five-volume work brings Renaissance Rome's architectural splendors within the grasp of students and other readers. Includes plans, elevations, and details of buildings and monuments designed by Michelangelo, Peruzzi, Vignola, Bernini, others. more...

  • The City of Tomorrow and Its Planningby Le Corbusier; Frederick Etchells

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    The great revolutionary architect's probing analysis of urban problems and their origins, and his bold solutions, which include the "Voisin" scheme for the center of Paris. Over 210 illustrations and halftones. 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...

  • Hongkong, Macau und Kantonby Ernst Boerschmann; Eduard Kögel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    In 1933, the German architect and China scholar Ernst Boerschmann visited the cities of Hong Kong, Macau and Canton (Guangzhou) and documented their transformation into functionally divided major cities. Boerschmann?s unpublished descriptions of a radical change in the structure of a city still have resonance 80 years later, and many of... 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$ 77.00

    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; Not Available

    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$ 35.85

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