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- Oxford University Press, USA 1986; US$ 15.99
How did architects get to be architects in any given period in history? How were they trained? How did they find their clients and communicate with them? What did society think of them?. Spiro Kostof's The Architect, a collection of essays by historians and architects, explores these and other intriguing questions about the profession of architecture.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 24.99
Jeanne Halgren Kilde's survey of church architecture is unlike any other. Her main concern is not the buildings themselves, but rather the dynamic character of Christianity and how church buildings shape and influence the religion. Kilde argues that a primary function of church buildings is to represent and reify three different types of power:... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1974; US$ 84.00
Traces Minnesotas architectural development in eight regions of the state from territorial days to the present and outlines tours of the states landmarks. A perfect companion for sight-seeing trips. more...
- Springer 2005; US$ 35.00
This groundbreaking and authoritative two-volume survey is the first truly comprehensive history of modern Italian architecture and urbanism to appear in any language. Told in lively prose, it recounts more than 250 years of experimentation, creativity, and turmoil that have shaped the landscape of contemporary Italy. "Volume II: Visions of Utopia,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 124.99
A look at the changing design of 19th-century American farmhouses, collected from a wide range of agricultural periodicals of the time. more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 144.99
A survey of those towns traditionally associated with textiles, mining or tool manufacturing, particularly those which sprang up during the Industrial Revolution. The text describes and compares the concurrent development of selected towns in Europe and North America. more...
- Andrews UK 2010; US$ 17.49
Confused about the difference between Baroque and Rococo? Curious about the latest architectural trends (organic houses, critical regionalism, conceptual architecture and more) or maybe the ancient traditions of Japan? Wondering if the White House has Doric or Corinthian columns? "Architecture: A Spotter's Guide" takes you on a whirlwind... more...
- Fitzroy Dearborn 2004; US$ 805.00
Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture profiles the century's architectural achievements, examining building materials and technologies, planning, building types, schools and movements, and critics and historians. more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2003; US$ 19.00
The Roaring Twenties in New York was a time of exuberant ambition, free-flowing optimism, an explosion of artistic expression in the age of Prohibition. New York was the city that embodied the spirit and strength of a newly powerful America. In 1924, in the vibrant heart of Manhattan, a fierce rivalry was born. Two architects, William Van Alen... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.00
This is a historically informed examination of architecture's perceived absence in surrealist thought, surrealist tendencies in the theories and projects of modern architecture, and the place of surrealist thought in contemporary design. This book represents current insights into surrealism in the thought and practice of modern architecture. In... more...