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  • The A to Z of Architectureby Allison Lee Palmer

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on famous structures like the Acropolis, the Colosseum, the Forbidden City, Machu Pichu, Notre Dame, the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge, and the World... more...

  • The Edifice Complexby Deyan Sudjic

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 20.78

    The Edifice Complex explores the intimate and inextricable relationship between power, money and architecture in the twentieth century. How and why have presidents, prime ministers, mayors, millionaires and bishops come to share such a fascination with grand designs? From Blair to Mitterrand, from Hitler to Stalin to Saddam Hussein, architecture... more...

  • The Architecture of Happinessby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 17.58

    The Architecture of Happiness is Alain de Botton's exploration of the hidden links between buildings and our well being Bestselling author Alain de Botton has written about love, travel, status and how philosophy can console us. Now he turns his attention to one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their... more...

  • Vintage House Book: 100 Years of Classic American Homes 1880-1980by Tad Burness

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    Follow the progression of the American home with this latest creation from the Tad Burness studio. This one-of-a-kind collection features historical, exciting, and beautiful homes from 1880 to 1980. Each yearly section presents various styles of houses, kitchens, baths, floor plans, light fixtures, and new developments. Many of the time periods include... more...

  • The Evolution of Designsby Philip Steadman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 58.95

    This book tells the history of the many analogies that have been made between the evolution of organisms and the human production of artefacts, especially buildings. It examines the effects of these analogies on architectural and design theory and considers how recent biological thinking has relevance for design. Architects and designers have... more...

  • Surrealism and Architectureby Thomas Mical

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    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...

  • Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restorationby Lesley Durbin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00

    Providing hands on advice for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration is a unique and valuable guide. Topics covered offer practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques including the problems of manufacture, cleaning, replacement or repair and mortars. Techniques are illustrated by comprehensive case studies,... more...

  • Architecture in Wordsby Louise Pelletier

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 78.95

    What if the house you are about to enter was built with the confessed purpose of seducing you, of creating various sensations destined to touch your soul and make you reflect on who you are? Could architecture have such power? This was the assumption of generations of architects at the beginning of modernity. Exploring the role of theatre and fiction... more...

  • Primitiveby Jo Odgers; Flora Samuel; Adam Sharr

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 78.95

    This innovative edited collection charts the rise, fall and possible futures of the word primitive. The word primitive is fundamental to the discipline of architecture in the west, providing a convenient starting point for the many myths of architecture's origins. Since the almost legendary 1970s conference on the Primitive, with the advent of... more...

  • Rethinking Architectural Historiographyby Dana Arnold; Elvan Altan Ergut; Belgin Turan Ozkaya

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 73.95

    Rather than subscribing to a single position, this collection informs the reader about the current state of the discipline looking at changes across the broad field of methodological, theoretical and geographical plurality. Divided into three sections, Rethinking Architectural Historiography begins by renegotiating foundational and contemporary... more...