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  • Accessible Housingby Rob Imrie

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 104.95

    Considering the interrelationships between disability and housing design with a focus on the role of policy in addressing the housing needs of disabled people, this book sets out some of the broader debates about the nature of housing, quality and design. In what ways are domestic design and architecture implicated in inhibiting or facilitating mobility... more...

  • Transportable Environments 3by Robert Kronenburg; Filiz Klassen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 115.95

    The latest volume in this popular series of books which explores the theoretical basis for temporary and transportable structures where permanence is either not possible or desirable. The book provides insight into the wide range of uses of these structures, the varied forms they take and the concerns and ideas for future development, focusing on... more...

  • A Devon Houseby Jocelyn Hemming; Peter Howard

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    A DEVON HOUSE relates the story of one of Devon's great houses through the people and events which have coloured its existence over the past 400 years. The book traces the architectural progression of Poltimore from Tudor manor to grand 20th century mansion, records its historic role in England's tempestuous Civil War and details its use after 1920... more...

  • Churches of Minnesotaby Alan K. Lathrop; Bob Firth

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 90.00

    Photography by Bob FirthAlan Lathrop profiles more than one hundred religious buildings in a compendium made even richer by the photography of Bob Firth. More than 140 black-and-white and full-color images reveal the intrinsic character of these buildings and Lathrop uncovers the enchanting stories behind the lives of those connected to each church?the... more...

  • Lost Minnesotaby Jack El-Hai

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 60.00

    Believe it or not, Minnesota?s architectural landscape has included a house made from the fuselage of a B-29 bomber, a hotel that spent its final years as a chicken hatchery, a Civil War cemetery, a treehouse built and occupied year-round by an eccentric university professor, and a railway that once carried passengers up Duluth?s steep incline from... more...

  • Festival Architectureby Sarah Bonnemaison; Christine Macy

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    With contributions from provocative art and architectural historians, this book is a unique exposition of the temporary architecture erected for festivals and the role it has played in developing Western architectural and urban theory. more...

  • Manhattan Skyscrapersby Eric Peter Nash; Norman McGrath

    Springer 2005; US$ 45.00

    New York City is a lot of things, but most of all it's a city of skyscrapers. From the cake-icing Gothic detailing of the Woolworth Building to the shimmering Art Deco of the Chrysler Building, tall buildings make Manhattan the ideal image of a city. "Manhattan Skyscrapers was the first book to document the highs and highers of the Big Apple's... more...

  • Maine Cottagesby John M. Bryan

    Springer 2005; US$ 50.00

    Mount Desert has been one of America's favorite tourist destinations for over 150 years. As early as the 1840s, the lush landscape of this island on the Maine coast attracted artists and writers, who soon made Mount Desert's beauty famous with their paintings and publications. The stream of tourists that began traveling to the island after... more...

  • Planning Successful Museum Building Projectsby Walter L. Crimm; Martha Morris; Carole L. Wharton

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    Planning Successful Museum Building Projects provides comprehensive, practical guidance on planning, financing, implementing, managing, and evaluating all kinds of museum construction projects. more...

  • The Invisible Element of Placeby Thomas Fisher; Peter Bastianelli-Kerze

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    "Even though it's bold, it doesn't shout at you," David Salmela says of the silvery house he designed for a woodsy setting in Deephaven, Minnesota. "It's not a barking dog. It's a resting, very gentle animal." The American Institute of Architects, conferring its 2008 Housing Award, was more direct: the house was,... more...