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  • NATō: Narrative Architecture in Postmodern Londonby Claire Jamieson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Chronicling the last radical architectural group of the twentieth century ? NATō (Narrative Architecture Today) ? who emerged from the Architectural Association at the start of the 1980s, this book explores the group?s work which echoed a wider artistic and literary culture that drew on the specific political, social and physical condition of 1980s... more...

  • The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architectureby C. Alan Short

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 67.95

    The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture challenges the modern practice of sealing up and mechanically cooling public scaled buildings in whichever climate and environment they are located. This book unravels the extremely complex history of understanding and perception of air, bad air, miasmas, airborne pathogens, beneficial thermal conditions,... more...

  • American Imperial Pastoralby Rebecca Tinio McKenna

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    In 1904, renowned architect Daniel Burnham, the Progressive Era urban planner who famously ?Made No Little Plans,? set off for the Philippines, the new US colonial acquisition. Charged with designing environments for the occupation government, Burnham set out to convey the ambitions and the dominance of the regime, drawing on neo-classical formalism... more...

  • Escape Homeby Charles Paterson; Carrie Paterson; Hensley Peterson; Paul Anderson

    DoppelHouse Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    The riveting family memoir of a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice begins in Nazi-occupied Europe and journeys "home" to American modernism. more...

  • Filoliby Julia Bly DeVere

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Built more than sixty years after the California Gold Rush that inspired massive migration to Northern California, and ten years after the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco, Filoli represented a desire to create a magnificent and enduring country estate. Designed between 1915 and 1917 and set against the dramatic backdrop of the... more...

  • Trousdale Estatesby Steven M. Price

    Regan Arts. 2017; US$ 75.00 US$ 55.50

    Filled with beautiful, vivid photographs, Trousdale is the definitive history of the architecture and design that defined both Beverly Hills and the ultimate American Dream. Trousdale Estates is a 410-acre enclave of large, luxurious homes in Beverly Hills, California. Primarily developed in the 1950s and ?60s, it quickly became famous for its... more...

  • Das Wirken Ernst Neuferts in den Jahren von 1920 bis 1940by Patricia Merkel

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 44.98

    Patricia Merkel  stellt in dieser Studie erstmals das Schaffen des Architekten Ernst Neufert (1900?1986) detailliert und im architekturhistorischen Kontext vor. Besonders im Fokus stehen Neuferts pršgende  Jahre zwischen 1920 und 1940 in Weimar, Dessau und Berlin ? den Geburtsorten des Neuen Bauens. Die Autorin widmet sich den Voraussetzungen... more...

  • Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdomby Linda Young

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom: A History addresses the phenomenon of historic houses as a distinct species of museum. Everyone understands the special nature of an art museum, a national museum, or a science museum, but ?house museum? nearly always requires clarification. In the US it?s almost synonymous with... more...

  • Architecture and Politics in Nigeriaby Nnamdi Elleh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In 1975, the Nigerian authorities decided to construct a new postcolonial capital called Abuja, and together with several internationally renowned architects these military leaders collaborated to build a city for three million inhabitants. Founded five years after the Civil War with Biafra, which caused around 1.7 million deaths, the city was envisaged... more...

  • The Living Tradition of Architectureby Josť de Paiva

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Living Tradition of Architecture explores the depth of architecture as it takes flesh in the living tradition of building, dwelling and thinking. This is a timely appraisal of the field by some of its foremost contributors. Beyond modern misconceptions about tradition only relating to things past and conducive to a historicist vision, the... more...