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  • The Environmental Performance of Tall Buildingsby Joana Carla Soares Goncalves

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 90.00

    Tall buildings represent one of the most energy-intensive architectural typologies, while at the same time offering the high density work and living conditions that many believe will an important constituent of future sustainable communities. How, then, can their environmental impact be lessened? This insightful book takes in: an overview of... more...

  • Great Australian Historic Hotelsby Barry Stone

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 29.99

    On Christmas Eve in 1882 an impromptu game of cricket was organised between the touring English Cricket team and a local side in the grounds of Rupertswood, a 50-room Italianate mansion in Sunbury, 30 minutes drive north of Melbourne. At dinner that night Rupertswood's owner, Lady Janet Clark, marked the visitor's victory by presenting the... more...

  • Terror and Wonderby Blair Kamin

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    For more than twenty years now, Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune has explored how architecture captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Kamin treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Terror and Wonder... more...

  • Creating Cohousingby Kathryn McCamant; Charles Durrett

    New Society Publishers 2011; US$ 32.95

    The cohousing “bible? by the US originators of the concept. more...

  • Architektur der Bauschädenby Joachim Schulz

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 29.95

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  • Buildings Cities Lifeby Eberhard Zeidler

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 465.00

    Renowned architect Eberhard Zeidler tells his story in a two-volume book that explores his early life in Germany and his years in Canada after he moved there in 1951. Architect of Toronto's Eaton Centre and Trump International Hotel and Tower, Zeidler has left his stamp on the urban landscape of Canada, the United States, and the rest of the world. more...

  • Make Spaceby Scott Doorley; Scott Witthoft; Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University; David Kelley

    Wiley 2011; US$ 49.95

    "If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times." —Bill Moggridge , Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum " Make Space  is an articulate account about the importance of space; how... more...

  • A Chateau of One's Ownby Sam Juneau

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 10.99

    Sam and Bud were ordinary first-time homebuyers in their early thirties. Their intention, in moving to France, was to create a simple life in a place where they could spend time with their children. The home they actually bought was a 17th century chateau in the Loire valley with over thirty rooms.Chateau Du Bonchamps had been the seat of noble families... more...

  • Once There Were Castlesby Larry Millett

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    In Lost Twin Cities, Larry Millett brought to life the vanished architecture of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Now, in Once There Were Castles, he offers a richly illustrated look at another world of ghosts in our midst: the lost mansions and estates of the Twin Cities.Nobody can say for sure how many lost mansions haunt the Twin Cities, but at... more...

  • Henry Ives Cobb's Chicagoby Edward W. Wolner

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    When championing the commercial buildings and homes that made the Windy City famous, one can’t help but mention the brilliant names of their architects—Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. But few people are aware of Henry Ives Cobb (1859–1931), the man responsible for an extraordinarily rich chapter... more...