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  • Five Houses, Ten Detailsby Edward R. Ford

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Edward Ford's forty years of practicing and teaching architecture have focused on one area: the architectural detail. Yet, despite two hugely influential books ( The Details of Modern Architecture , volumes 1 and 2), numerous articles, and lectures given from Vancouver to Vienna, there are two questions Ford has, remarkably, never answered: "What is... more...

  • Leisure Spaceby Paul Hogben; Judith O'Callaghan

    University of New South Wales Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Dinner at Australia Square?s revolving Summit restaurant, sipping cocktails at the Kings Cross Chevron-Hilton, hanging out at a Skyline drive-in: mid-20th-century Sydneysiders embraced leisure like never before. Leisure Space celebrates the architecture and interior design that transformed the city?s hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, shopping centers,... more...

  • Architectural Reflectionsby Colin St John Wilson

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Architectural Reflections: Studies in the Philosophy and Practice of Architecture focuses on the principles, techniques, and the philosophical context and practice of architecture. The book first ponders on natural imagination, ethics of architecture, and an interpretation of Wittgenstein's comments on architecture. Topics include the meaning of... more...

  • The Architecture of the Illusive Distanceby Amir H. Ameri

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on three secular, institutional building types: libraries, museums and cinemas, this book explores the intricate interplay between culture and architecture. It explores the cultural imperatives which have seen to the formation of these institutions, the development of their architecture, and their transformations over time. more...

  • Building Zionby Thomas Carter

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Contents Preface Note on Illustrations Introduction: A Landscape of Difference 1. Faith and Works: A Historical Framework 2. The Settlement Matrix: Towns and Temples 3. According to Need: Family Stewardships and the Distribution of Resources 4. Frontier Fashion: Domestic Architecture and Individual Display 5. Polygamy and Patriarchy: Women in the... more...

  • Mosqueby David Macaulay

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 9.95

    "Macaulay offers an unusual, inspiring perspective into Islamic society that's removed from the charged headlines, and as in all his work, he conveys a contagious awe and wonder at the design and engineering feats that societies have accomplished." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review "As always, the level of visual detail is extraordinary; no less so... more...

  • West Country Households, 1500-1700by John Allan; Nat Alcock; David Dawson

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 50.00

    Essays on the development of the post-medieval house, its contents and decoration. more...

  • Salmela Architectby Thomas Fisher; David Salmela; Peter Bastianelli-Kerze

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 105.00

    Salmela Architect showcases twenty-six completed buildings and sixteen current projects in lavish color photographs and architectural drawings of one of America's leading ?critical regionalist? architects, enabling readers to get a sense of the practicality, ethnicity, and playfulness in David Salmela's work. Architecture critic Thomas Fisher... more...

  • USAby Gwendolyn Wright

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    Gwendolyn Wright?s USA is an engaging account the evolution of American architecture, from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first. more...

  • Sustainable Preservationby Jean Carroon; Richard Moe

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00

    A guide to green strategies for preservation and adaptivereuse—and the power of preservation/reuse as a greenstrategy. Buildings account for nearly forty percent of both total energyuse and carbon emissions in the United States. With one of thecountry's leading preservation architects as your guide,Sustainable Preservation explores the power... more...