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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tudoresqueby Andrew Ballantyne; Andrew Law

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 45.00

    With its distinctive gables and arches, Tudor-style architecture is recognized around the world as a symbol of British culture; it represents the idea of home to British citizens in the United Kingdom and abroad. Some love it, others hate it, but the Tudoresque is still being built—to give a house an old-fashioned air or to create a sense... more...

  • Architecture Walksby Lucy D. Rosenfeld; Marina Harrison

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    From reflections of three hundred years of history to expressions of the most modern design, Architecture Walks guides readers on a tour of nearly one hundred inspiring, informative, and aesthetically intriguing architectural treasures in and around New York and the surrounding area, including Connecticut, New Jersey, the eastern edge of Pennsylvania,... more...

  • A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Torontoby Margaret Goodfellow; Phil Goodfellow; Helen Malkin; Nancy Dunton

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 24.95

    A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Toronto provides a comprehensive look at the resurgence of city-building in Toronto over the past 20 years. Each project is featured on a two-page spread with a concise descriptive text, project information, photographs, and drawings. The projects are organized by neighborhood and allow the reader to take... more...

  • A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouverby Christopher Macdonald; Veronica Gillies; Helen Malkin; Nancy Dunton

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 24.95

    A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver explores buildings constructed as the city experienced unprecedented growth, beginning with Expo ?86 and continuing through the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The guidebook features buildings and public spaces grouped by areas, with maps so that a visitor can create walking tours, including ones... more...

  • Japan Housesby Marcia Iwatate; Geeta K. Mehta; Takeshi Nakasa

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 29.95

    Japanese residential design has evolved as a distinctive response to social, political, and climatic pressures?along with the powerful individual ideas of its architects. Japan Houses presents 26 of the country's finest contemporary houses in breathtaking photographs and with insightful text. more...

  • Japan Livingby Marcia Iwatate; Geeta K. Mehta; Takeshi Nakasa

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 49.95

    Natural serenity, unostentatious refinement, clean lines and the balancing of light and space are all hallmarks of Japanese interior design. In the new book from noted authors Marcia Iwatate and Geeta Mehta, Japan Living continues the themes of their highly successful Japan Houses with 30 specially designed houses that transcend function and resonate... more...

  • China Livingby Sharon Leece; A. Chester Ong

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 44.95

    China Living presents a fascinating overview of China's diverse design landscape today. From modernist mountain villas to high-rise condominiums, and from artistic retreats in former industrial buildings to refurbished courtyard homes - the array of lifestyle and design options in China is as varied as the country itself. By unveiling the most exciting... more...