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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...

  • Make Spaceby Scott Doorley; Scott Witthoft; Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University; David Kelley

    Wiley 2011; US$ 49.95

    "If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times." —Bill Moggridge , Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum " Make Space  is an articulate account about the importance of space; how... 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 in the city?s... 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 of exotica.... more...

  • Stillness and Lightby Henry Plummer

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    Shaker buildings have long been admired for their simplicity of design and sturdy craftsmanship, with form always following function. Over the years, their distinctive physical characteristics have invited as much study as imitation. Their clean, unadorned lines have been said to reflect core Shaker beliefs such as honesty, integrity, purity, and... 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...

  • 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...

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

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 19.95

    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$ 19.95

    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...

  • Town and Terraced Housingby Avi Friedman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 60.95

    Recent societal changes have brought about renewed interest from architects, town planners, housing officials and the public in terraces and townhouses. The small footprint that this style of house occupies allows a sustainable high density approach to habitation, slowing sprawl and creating energy-efficient affordable living. Townhouses have been... more...