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  • Festival Architectureby

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    With contributions from provocative art and architectural historians, this book is a unique exposition of the temporary architecture erected for festivals and the role it has played in developing Western architectural and urban theory. Festival Architecture is arranged in historical periods ? from Antiquity to the modern era ? and divided between... more...

  • Fracture and Failure of Natural Building Stonesby

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 289.00

    a unique book on a topic of increasing importance more...

  • Roman Buildingby Jean-Pierre Adam

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 133.95

    With over 750 illustrations, Roman Buildings is a thorough and systematic examination of Roman architecture and building practice, looking at large-scale public buildings as well as more modest homes and shops. Placing emphasis on the technical aspects of the subject, the author follows the process of building through each stage -- from quarry to... more...

  • The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adamby Robert Adam; James Adam; Henry Hope Reed

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    The Palladian style dominated British architecture for most of the 1700s, until the rise of the Adam style, which held sway for the final decades of the eighteenth century. Brothers Robert and James Adam were almost single-handedly responsible for infusing Georgian architecture with the sensibilities and elements of classical Hellenic and Latinate... more...

  • Vitruvius Scoticusby William Adam; James Simpson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    This classic portfolio features elevations, floor plans, and other line drawings by Scotland's first great classical architect. Only inexpensive edition of the volume that guided 19th-century American builders. 160 plates. more...

  • Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartresby Henry Adams; Raymond Carney

    Penguin Publishing Group 1986; US$ 18.00

    Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal jouney but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring and... more...

  • Wrightscapesby Charles and Berdeana Aguar

    McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 45.00

    The authors came to this project uniquely prepared for the task at hand. One possessed the well-founded savvy of an experienced landscape architect and city planner who collaborated with architects over a long period of time; the other has extensive writing expertise. They also share more than a half-century avocational interest in the subject matter... more...

  • The Architecture of Industryby Dr Mathew Aitchison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Through a series of case studies, this book documents the changing nature of industrial building and planning from the beginning of the twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Drawing on research from the United States, Europe and Australia, this collection of essays highlights key moments in industrial architecture and planning... more...

  • Morgan Parkby Arnold R. Alanen; Chris Faust

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    From 1915 to 1971 the large U.S. Steel plant was a major part of Duluth's landscape and life. Just as important was Morgan Park's innovatively planned and close-knit community constructed for the plant's employees and their families. In this book Arnold R. Alanen presents vivid portraits of Morgan Park, the formerly company-controlled town that now... more...

  • The Medieval Peasant House in Midland Englandby Nat Alcock; Dan Miles

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 55.00

    The aim of this lavishly illustrated book is to provide an in-depth study of the many medieval peasant houses still standing in Midland villages, and of their historical context. In particular, the combination of tree-ring and radiocarbon dating, detailed architectural study and documentary research illuminates both their nature and their status. The... more...