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  • 30-Second Architectureby

    The Ivy Press 2013; US$ 13.09

    Exactly what did Roman architects do for us? Can you identify a voussoir or a vault? What is ?architecture of the veil?? Are you able to articulate on Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles? And who was the father of the skyscraper? This set of 50 explanations of the innovations, theories, styles, and developments in architecture will equip you with all... more...

  • The Royal Opera House Guidebookby The Royal Opera House

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2013; US$ 9.99

    The Royal Opera House receives over 1 million visitors a year. Published jointly by the ROH and Oberon Books, this is the first ever guide to the magnificently rebuilt theatre. The guide covers the fascinating and turbulent history of the theatre at Covent Garden since the early 18th century, its recent redevelopment, the majestic auditorium and Linbury... 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...

  • Obsolescenceby Daniel M. Abramson

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    In our architectural pursuits, we often seem to be in search of something newer, grander, or more efficient?and this phenomenon is not novel. In the spring of 1910 hundreds of workers labored day and night to demolish the Gillender Building in New York, once the loftiest office tower in the world, in order to make way for a taller skyscraper. The... more...

  • The Chicago School of Architectureby Rolf Achilles

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    The birth of the skyscraper in Chicago in the mid-1880s introduced a new direction for city architecture: upwards. But how-and why- was it that Chicago set the standard for high-rise buildings, not only across the USA but all over the world? Rolf Achilles here introduces the style of the First Chicago School from 1880 to 1910, explaining the innovative... more...

  • Palladioby James Ackerman; Phyllis Massar

    Penguin Books Ltd 1991; US$ 15.50

    Palladio (1508-80) combined classical restraint with constant inventiveness. In this study, Professor Ackerman sets Palladio in the context of his age - the Humanist era of Michelangelo and Raphael, Titian and Veronese - and examines each of the villas, churches and palaces in turn and tries to penetrate to the heart of the Palladian miracle. Palladio's... 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...

  • Algarve Buildingby Ricardo Agarez

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Foreword by Adrian Forty. The Algarve is not only Portugal?s foremost tourism region. Uniquely Mediterranean in an Atlantic country, its building customs have long been markers of historical and cultural specificity, attracting both picturesque driven conservatives and modernists seeking their lineage. Modernism, regionalism and the ?vernacular?... more...