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  • At Home in New Englandby Richard Wills; Keith Orlesky

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 19.99

    Royal Barry Wills was the founder and namesake of one of America?s most famous architecture firms. Now run by his son, Richard Wills, the Boston firm has been designing elegant private homes in the Colonial New England tradition for over 85 years. This fully illustrated, handsome book features examples of the firm?s work from the beginning to the... more...

  • John H. Kampmann, Master Builderby Maggie Valentine

    Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Although relatively unknown in modern day San Antonio, John H. Kampmann was an imposing force during his lifetime (1819-1885). Professor Maggie Valentine explores the lasting legacy Kampmann had on the city. Valentine traces his life from his move to Texas, his involvement in the Civil War (he later received a presidential pardon... more...

  • Louise Blanchard Bethuneby Johanna Hays

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Louise Blanchard Bethune was the United States' first female professional architect. Bethune belonged to the influential group of pioneer architects--Daniel Burnham, John Root and Louis Sullivan--who supported her in becoming a fellow in the American Institute of Architects. In the booming industrial city of Buffalo, she preceded Frank Lloyd Wright... more...

  • 50 Schlüsselideen Architekturby Philip Wilkinson; Regina Schneider

    Springer 2014; US$ 19.99

    Eine Entdeckungsreise durch die Ideenwelt der Baukunst von der griechischen Antike bis heute  _____  Worin besteht der Unterschied zwischen einer dorischen und einer ionischen Säule? Welche Funktion hat ein Strebebogen? Was sind die Leitmotive der modernen Architektur? Wie unterscheidet sich Restaurierung von Konservierung? Wann ist ein Bauwerk bloß... more...

  • New Urban Configurationsby R. Cavallo; S. Komossa; N. Marzot

    IOS Press 2014; US$ 210.00

    Urban areas have been caught up in a turbulent process of transformation over the past 50 years and changes have been rapid, with issues such as mobility, nature, water management, energy use and public space featuring prominently._x000D_ In each Olympic year since 1988, the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology has held an international... more...

  • Exploring Vancouverby Harold Kalman; Robin Ward; John Roaf; Mike Harcourt

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 19.95

    Vancouver's streetscapes and neighbourhoods have changed drastically in recent years. New buildings representing current architectural trends are mixing with and often replacing those of earlier eras and tastes, and a maturing architectrual melange is emerging. This book invites the reader to explore the city's continually evolving urban landscape... more...

  • Early Mexican Housesby G. Richard Garrison; George W. Rustay; David Gebhard

    Architectural Book Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    Here is a wonderful collection of houses from the days of Mexico's viceroys, presented in this handsomely illustrated book. Every aficionado of architecture or home design will find the patios, window designs, and floor plans a delight to look at. Over 200 illustrations, including 42 pages of measured drawings and floor plans, make this a comprehensive... more...

  • Houses of Mexicoby Verna Cook Shipway; Warren Shipway

    Architectural Book Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    This book delves into the roots of the bold yet elegant Mexican style, illustrated with many photographs from Spain and Portugal reflecting the Moorish influence. In addition to coverage of the architecture of the houses, the book shows other spatial and decorative elements, including iron gates and grilles, stairways, and old paintings, combs,... more...

  • Tradition of Craftsmanship in Mexican Homesby Patricia W. O'Gorman; Bob Schalkwijk

    Architectural Book Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    This book of more than four hundred photographs shows the detailed work of Mexican homes, including adobe; stone; brick and masonry; plaster and stucco; wood; terracotta and tiles; iron, metals, and glass; and paint. It is the perfect reference for those looking for authentic Mexican accents to use in their home. more...

  • Hour Chicagoby Ann Slavick

    Ivan R. Dee 2008; US$ 15.99

    Chicago's marvelous architecture and the great paintings and sculpture of its famous museums are the stars and focus of this unique new tour guide. In a compact, easy-to-carry, and easy-to-follow format, the book contains twenty-five self-guided tours to the city's world-renowned masterpieces. Each brief tour can be accomplished in roughly an hour.... more...