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  • Traditional Buildings of the English Countrysideby Geoffrey R. Sharpe

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 25.00

    No other country offers so rich and varied a heritage of traditional buildings as England. From windmills to water mills, cottages to castles, dovecotes to beeboles a wealth of treasures awaits discovery. Drawing upon forty years? experience of caring for historic structures Geoffrey R. Sharpe provides a simple but informed guide to these delights... more...

  • 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...

  • Becoming an Urban Plannerby Michael Bayer; Nancy Frank; Jason Valerius

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00

    Becoming an Urban Planner answers these key questions: What do urban planners do? What are the educational requirements? How do I enter the field? How do I choose between the different types of planning, from land use planning to policy planning? What is the future of the urban planning profession? Here is a completely up-to-date guide to today's... more...

  • Livable Communities for Aging Populationsby M. Scott Ball

    Wiley 2012; US$ 85.00

    An innovative look at design solutions for building lifelong neighborhoods Livable Communities for Aging Populations provides architects and designers with critical guidance on urban planning and building design that allows people to age in their own homes and communities. The focus is on lifelong neighborhoods, where healthcare and accessibility... 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...

  • 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...

  • Against Architectureby Franco La Cecla

    PM Press 2012; US$ 10.99

    With insight into the human side of architecture, this critical assessment displays the shortcomings of modern urban planning as an acclaimed architect issues a passionate charge against the celebrities of the current architectural world: the “archistars.? He argues that architecture has lost its way and its true function, as the archistars mold cityscapes... 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...