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- Dover Publications 2011; US$ 24.95
This magnificent volume comprises three folios, originally published between 1739 and 1771. More than 100 plates depict facades, ground plans, exterior elevations, and perspective views of grand Neo-Palladian buildings. more...
- 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...
- Dover Publications 2016; US$ 19.95
Best source of information and illustrations for private houses in Eastern cities during the early 1880s. Rare photographs of mansions belonging to Vanderbilt, Morgan, Grant, and many others. Extensive, informative new text. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...