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  • The Devil In The White Cityby Erik Larson

    Transworld 2010; US$ 13.73

    The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary... more...

  • Modern Architectureby Alan Colquhoun

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 18.99

    This new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters.Alan... more...

  • Visual Shockby Michael Kammen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    In this lively narrative, award-winning author Michael Kammen presents a fascinating analysis of cutting-edge art and artists and their unique ability to both delight and provoke us. He illuminates America?s obsession with public memorials and the changing role of art and museums in our society. From Thomas Eakins?s 1875 masterpiece The Gross Clinic... more...

  • A Global History of Architectureby Francis D. K. Ching; Mark M. Jarzombek; Vikramaditya Prakash

    Wiley 2010; US$ 75.00

    From ancient Chinese civilization to the postmodern world Organized along a global timeline, A Global History of Architecture presents an innovative approach to the study of architectural history. Spanning from 3,500 B.C.E. to the present, this unique guide is written by an all-star team of architectural experts in their fields who emphasize the... more...

  • The Secret Lives of Buildingsby Edward Hollis

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 18.99

    A strikingly original, beautifully narrated history of Western architecture and the cultural transformations that it represents Concrete, marble, steel, brick: little else made by human hands seems as stable, as immutable, as a building. Yet the life of any structure is neither fixed nor timeless. Outliving their original contexts and purposes,... more...

  • Hong Kong Corner Housesby Michael Wolf

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 45.00

    In this book, the internationally renowned German photographer Michael Wolf continues with his visual quest for the overlooked and underappreciated urban phenomena that give a city its special character. more...

  • The Picturesqueby John Macarthur

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    In this fresh and authoritative account John Macarthur presents the eighteenth century idea of the picturesque ? when it was a risky term concerned with a refined taste for everyday things, such as the hovels of the labouring poor ? in the light of its reception and effects in modern culture. In a series of linked essays Macarthur shows: what... more...

  • The Westby Christopher Tadgell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Christopher Tadgell covers the major architectural traditions of the Middle Ages, from the Romanesque architecture of the ninth and tenth centuries, built on the legacy of ancient Rome and including elements from Carolingian, Ottonian, Byzantine and northern European traditions, through to the evolution of the Gothic which heralded new, structurally... more...

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

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

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

  • Architecture Re-assembled: The Use (and Abuse) of Historyby Trevor Garnham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Beginning from the rise of modern history in the eighteenth century, this book examines how changing ideas in the discipline of history itself has affected architecture from the beginning of modernity up to the present day. It reflects upon history in order to encourage and assist the reader in finding well-founded principles for architectural... more...