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  • The World's Most Mysterious Castlesby Lionel & Patricia Fanthorpe

    Dundurn 2005; US$ 24.99

    The Fanthorpes examine grimly silent stones to expose their often tragic and bloody pasts. more...

  • Versaillesby Tony Spawforth

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    The behind-the-scenes story of the world?s most famous palace, painting a picture of the way its residents truly lived and examining the palace?s legacy, from French history through today The story of Versailles is one of historical drama, under the last three kings of France?s old regime, mixed with the high camp and glamour of the European... more...

  • Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeologyby Michael Stratton; Barrie Trinder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.95

    This book examines the industrial monuments of twentieth- century Britain. Each chapter takes a specific theme and examines it in the context of the buildings and structure of the twentieth century. The authors are both leading experts in the field, having written widely on various aspects of the subject. In this new and comprehensive survey they respond... more...

  • University Architectureby Brian Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00

    Some of the most exciting architecture in the world can be found on university campuses. In Europe, America and the Far East, vice chancellors and their architects have, over several centuries, produced an extraordinary range of innovative buildings. This book has been written to highlight the importance of university architecture. It is intended as... more...

  • Medicine by Designby Annmarie Adams

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    Medicine by Design examines how hospital design influenced the development of twentieth-century medicine and demonstrates the importance of these specialized buildings in the history of architecture. Annmarie Adams uses the ÒRoyal VicÓÑalong with other hospitalsÑto explore issues in architecture and medicine, including the role... more...

  • Secrets of Kings College Chapelby Nigel Pennick

    Aeon Books 2012; US$ 10.95

    Today, King's College Chapel is the iconic image of the City of Cambridge.The chapel was founded in 1446 by the mystically-inclined King Henry VI, known in his time as "the royal saint". The king gave his builders complete instructions for a magnificent chapel of cathedral dimensions, every part of which had a mystical and spiritual meaning. This "final... more...

  • PreFab Houses DesignSourceby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 16.99

    For many, the idea of prefab housing may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of home life. But this idea couldn't be more wrong! Rather, the newest trends in prefab have emerged as a great way for a design- (and cost-) conscious generation to achieve the dream of home ownership. Today, prefab houses are manufactured to the highest... more...

  • PreFab Houses DesignSourceby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    For many, the idea of prefab housing may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of home life. But this idea couldn't be more wrong! Rather, the newest trends in prefab have emerged as a great way for a design- (and cost-) conscious generation to achieve the dream of home ownership. Today, prefab houses are manufactured to the highest... more...

  • Ortner & Ortnerby Thomas Menzel; Roderick O Donovan; Lisa Rosenblatt; Sophie Lovell; Manuela H÷tzl; Ernst Hubeli; Bart Lootsma; Laurids Ortner

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 88.00

    Incorporating tradition meansinfusing a common identity with new dynamism. This is the message the Austrian architectural firm seeks to convey with its buildings. With Vienna?s museum district, Zurich?s Schiffbau arts complex, and the Dresden Public Library, this book focuses on three internationally significant cultural buildings. more...