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  • Frank Lloyd Wrightby Robert McCarter

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 24.95

    Kenneth Bendiner journeys from the Renaissance to the present day?through the works of artists from Rembrandt to Manet to Warhol?to make the case that, though understudied, paintings of food are so important that they should be considered a separate classification of art, a genre unto themselves. more...

  • Oxford Jacksonby William Whyte

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 149.99

    This is the first biography of T. G. Jackson, an architect who transformed the image of Oxford, rebuilt public schools, and became a leading architect of the arts and crafts movement. Although many of his buildings are famous, until now he has been little known. Yet his work illuminates a whole society as well as an individual. - ;In the late nineteenth... more...

  • The Politics of the Piazzaby Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    Through a detailed study of the principal spaces of Italian cities, this book explores the relationship between political systems and their methods of representation in architecture. Illustrated by contemporary photographs and analytical drawings, it examines significant piazzas in their social and political contexts, highlighting the urban evidence... more...

  • The Once and Future New Yorkby Randall Mason

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 84.00

    In the popular imagination, the controversial 1963 demolition of Pennsylvania Station gave birth to New York City’s historic preservation movement. As Randall Mason reveals, however, historic preservation has been a persistent force in the development of New York since the 1890s, when the city’s leading politicians, planners, and architects... more...

  • A Joint Enterpriseby Preeti Chopra

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50

    It was the era of the Raj, and yet "A Joint Enterprise" reveals the unexpected role of native communities in the transformation of the urban fabric of British Bombay from 1854 to 1918. Preeti Chopra demonstrates how British Bombay was, surprisingly, a collaboration of the colonial government and the Indian and European mercantile and industrial... more...

  • Re-forming Britainby Elizabeth Darling

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 63.95

    Re-forming Britain considers the nature and practice of architectural modernism in inter-war Britain in a new light. Bringing hitherto little considered protagonists and projects to the fore, it argues that rather than being an imported idiom, the new architecture in Britain formed part of an ongoing attempt to make a modern nation. Spanning... 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...

  • 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...

  • Exporting American Architecture 1870-2000by Jeffrey W. Cody

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 63.95

    The export of American architecture began in the nineteenth century as a disjointed set of personal adventures and commercial initiatives. It continues today alongside the transfer of other aspects of American life and culture to most regions of the world. Jeffrey Cody explains how, why and where American architects, planners, building contractors... more...

  • The Transparent Stateby Deborah Ascher Barnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    Examining the transformation of transparency as a metaphor in West German political thought to an analogy for democratic architecture, this book   questions the prevailing assumption in German architectural circles that transparency in governmental buildings can be equated with openness, accessibility and greater democracy. The Transparent State... more...