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  • Robert Willis (1800-1875) and the Foundation of Architectural Historyby Alexandrina Buchanan

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    The first full-scale biography of Robert Willis, the "founding father" of architectural history. more...

  • Complete Loft Conversion Bookby Julian Owen

    Crowood 2013; US$ 21.86

    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...

  • Latin American Modern Architecturesby Patricio del Real; Helen Gyger

    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...

  • Dwelling with Architectureby Roderick Kemsley; Christopher Platt

    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...

  • Building Type Basics for Senior Livingby Perkins Eastman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Patios and Gardens of Mexicoby Patricia W. O'Gorman; Bob Schalkwijk

    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...

  • The Architecture of McKim, Mead, and Whiteby Allan Greenberg; Michael George

    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...

  • Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Homes and Bungalowsby Gustav Stickley

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 19.99

    In 1901, Gustav Stickley began to create the first uniquely American style of furniture and home design?known as Craftsman. Stickley's principles of home design include construction that is in harmony with its landscape, open floor plans, built-in storage, and natural lighting. He was a major influence on Frank Lloyd Wright, and he remains... more...

  • The Prefabricated Homeby Colin Davies

    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...