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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95
The dwelling is the most fundamental building type, nowhere more so than in the open landscape. This book can be read in a number of ways. It is first a book about houses and particularly the theme ?dwelling and the land?. It examines the poetic and prosaic issues inherent in claiming a piece of the landscape to live on. It could also be seen... more...
- Crowood 2013; US$ 28.99
Loft conversions are one of the most popular types of home alteration and, as this book shows, they can be an enormously useful and stylish addition to a house. If you have not been involved in a building project before, The Complete Loft Conversion Book guides you through the entire process with chapters arranged so that they follow the sequence of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories has thirteen new essays from a range of distinguished architectural historians to help you understand the region?s rich and varied architecture. It will also introduce you to major projects that have not been written about in English. A foreword by historian Kenneth Frampton sets the stage... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 85.00 US$ 73.67
Essential information for the design of senior living facilities Building Type Basics for Senior Living, Second Edition is your one-stop reference for essential information you need to plan and successfully complete the design of residential care environments for seniors on time and within budget. Primary authors Bradford Perkins and J. David... more...
- 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...
- Architectural Book Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99
The Mexican garden is a serene oasis that displays a diversity and ingenuity that is truly astonishing. Mexico?s temperate climate, conducive to outdoor living, combined with its Indian and Spanish heritage have resulted in a unique style of design and architecture. Through over 400 photographs and detailed text, this book displays the sense of... more...
- Architectural Book Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
For nearly forty years the legendary firm led by Charles Follen McKim, William Rutherford Mead, and Stanford White was responsible for many of the finest buildings in America, including the Boston Public Library, Penn Station in New York, the Morgan Library, and the campus of Columbia University. This anthology of plans, elevations, and details... more...
- Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 29.00
From sash windows and ceramic tiles to barracks and warehouses, industrialized building has thrived since the nineteenth century in Europe and America. Yet architects have neglected this area of practical construction in favor of historical, theoretical, and artistic analyses, resulting in the emergence of an influential building industry with architects... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95
Many generations ago, the cabin was the backbone of American life; it was the headquarters of that important unitthe home. It provided shelter, protection, and a foundation upon which to build a great empire. The pioneer cabin, understandably, was a necessity. Even in today's modern and complex world, many people still reside in cabins built to withstand... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95
The idea that architecture can be portable is one that grabs the imagination of both designers and the people who use it, perhaps because it so often forecasts a dynamic and creative solution to the complex problems of our contemporary mobile society, while at the same time dealing with issues of practicality, economy and sustainability. Architecture... more...