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  • Vitruvius Britannicusby J. Badeslade; J. Rocque; John Woolfe; James Gandon

    Dover Publications 2011; US$ 24.95

    The Baroque excesses of the early eighteenth century inspired a rebellion among a consortium of British architects and their patrons. Taking their cue from the Renaissance works of Andrea Palladio, these Neo-Palladians returned the direction of British architecture toward classical principles. The Vitruvius Britannicus (British Vitruvius) reflects... more...

  • Masterpieces of Medieval Open Timber Roofsby Raphael Brandon; J. Arthur Brandon

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Excellently framed and designed, with bold, receding arches, the open timber roofs of the medieval period featured massive moldings, carved timbers, and intricate tracery. Today, these roofs are recognized for their striking beauty, rich ornamentation, and the consummate skills of the carpenters and builders who crafted them. This excellent reproduction... more...

  • Designing the British Post-War Homeby Fiona Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In Designing the British Post-War Home Fiona Fisher explores the development of modern domestic architecture in Britain through a detailed study of the work of the successful Surrey-based architectural practice of Kenneth Wood. Wood?s firm is representative of a geographically distinct category of post-war architectural and design practice - that... more...

  • Virilio for Architectsby John Armitage

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 32.95

    Paul Virilio is an innovative figure in the study of architecture, space, and the city. Virilio for Architects primes readers for their first encounter with his crucial texts on some of the vital theoretical debates of the twenty-first century, including: Oblique Architecture and Bunker Archeology Critical Space and the Overexposed City The... more...

  • Medieval Graffitiby Matthew Champion

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 21.14

    For centuries carved writings and artworks in churches lay largely unnoticed. So archaeologist Matthew Champion started a nationwide survey to gather the best examples. In this book he shines a spotlight on a forgotten world of ships, prayers for good fortune, satirical cartoons, charms, curses, windmills, word puzzles, architectural plans and heraldic... more...

  • Rosslyn Chapel Decodedby Alan Butler; John Ritchie

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 9.99

    In the 15th century a new home was built for the priceless holy relics taken from Jerusalem centuries before - a building that, to the initiated, would explain everything about what had gone before and a structure that would be a recreation of the Herodian Temple on the Mount in Jerusalem. This is Rosslyn Chapel and here are its secrets. more...

  • Bed Mannersby Ralph Hopton; Anne Balliol

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95

    A vintage light-hearted guide to the fraught battlefield of bedroom etiquette ... Ever wanted to know how to avoid horrifying your husband with your nightly toilette? Or avoid incurring the wrath of your wife when creeping home late at night? First published in the 1930s, the humorous advice in ?Bed Manners? reveals the rules of bedroom etiquette,... more...

  • La tour Eiffel en 1900by Gustave Eiffel; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Sans remonter à la tour de Babel, on peut observer que l'idée même de la construction d'une Tour de très grande hauteur a depuis longtemps hanté l'imagination des hommes. Cette sorte de victoire sur cette terrible loi de la pesanteur qui attache l'homme au sol, lui a toujours paru un symbole de la force et des difficultés vaincues." À... more...

  • La Tour Eiffel de 300 mètresby Gaston Tissandier; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "C'est en 1798 que la première Exposition de l'Industrie française a été décrétée par le gouvernement. Depuis cette époque, la France a eu quatorze grandes expositions, qui, d'abord nationales, sont devenues internationales, et ont été ouvertes à tous les produits du travail. L'Exposition de Paris en 1855 a inauguré cette féconde réunion... more...

  • Mons & Coeur du Hainautby Mardaga; Cellule Architecture de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Primento Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    Professionnels de l'architecture et passionnés d'urbanisme et de voyages, partez à la découverte de la capitale européenne de la culture 2015 ! À Mons et en C?ur du Hainaut, le Guide d?architecture moderne et contemporaine invite à regarder l?architecture autrement, et ce au travers d?une sélection de 300 projets, illustrés de plans et situés... more...