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  • 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...

  • Le Corbusierby Nicholas Fox Weber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 45.00

    From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of Balthus and Patron Saints ?the first full-scale life of le Corbusier, one of the most influential, admired, and maligned architects of the twentieth century, heralded is a prophet in his lifetime, revered as a god after his death. He was a leader of the modernist movement that sought to... more...

  • 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...

  • "Portuguese" Style and Luso-African Identityby Peter A. Mark

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    In this detailed history of domestic architecture in West Africa, Peter Mark shows how building styles are closely associated with social status and ethnic identity. Mark documents the ways in which local architecture was transformed by long-distance trade and complex social and cultural interactions... more...

  • Architectural Knowledgeby Francis Duffy; Les Hutton

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 115.95

    These essays, written over a third of a century during a time of huge ideological, technological and methodological upheaval, witness British architecture's unceasing negotation with a vast and rigorous set of constraints and its eventual emergence as a truly modern profession - a special interest group responsive and answerable to social changes but... more...

  • Caring for our Built Heritageby Tony Haskell

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 175.00

    Conservation is now a major part of planners', surveyors' and architects' work load. This review of recent conservation schemes carried out by the County Councils in England and Wales will provide a unique and indispensable reference book for professionals in the construction industry embarking on 'heritage' work. Using detailed and highly-illustrated... more...

  • Artists' Impressions in Architectural Designby Bob Giddings; Margaret Horne

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 115.95

    Artists' Impressions in Architectural Design analyses the ways in which architects have presented their designs for clients and the public, both historically and contemporarily. It spans a period from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. Architects have become familiar with change. The passage of time has brought with it new and revived styles... more...

  • Reading Architectural Historyby Dana Arnold

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 57.95

    Architectural history is more than just the study of buildings. Architecture of the past and present remains an essential emblem of a distinctive social system and set of cultural values and as a result it has been the subject of study of a variety of disciplines. But what is architectural history and how should we read it? Reading Architectural... more...

  • The Transparent Stateby Deborah Ascher Barnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    Do open societies need transparent architecture? Does transparent architecture help make an open society? This book examines German culture's on-going relationship with Transparency, a relationship which culminates in the new Reichstag building. more...

  • American Architectural Historyby Keith Eggener

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 78.95

    This major new text presents a collection of recent writings on architecture and urbanism in the United States, with topics ranging from colonial to contemporary times.  In terms of content and scope, there is no collection, in or out of print, directly comparable to this one. The essays are drawn from the past twenty years' of publishing in the field,... more...