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  • Designing the Seasideby Fred Gray

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 40.00

    Surprisingly, the common notion of taking a seaside vacation has only existed since the eighteenth century, with a growing acceptance of the idea that fresh air and sea water are good for one’s health. Since then, seaside resorts for all budgets have sprung up around the world. In Designing the Seaside , Fred Gray offers a richly illustrated history... more...

  • Brazilby Richard J. Williams

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Set against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty, Brazil’s striking modernist architecture has long garnered international acclaim. But these well-known works are not fully reflective of the built environment of Brazil, and with this volume, Richard Williams unearths the rich architectural heritage of Brazil. Spanning from 1945 through today,... more...

  • I.M. Peiby Louise Chipley Slavicek

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 36.00

    In 1935, 17-year-old I M Pei left his family in Shanghai, China, to study architecture in the United States. Following the Communist takeover of China in 1949, Pei decided to remain in America to develop his budding architectural career. Over the next half century, Pei would establish himself as one of the leading architects in the world. more...

  • AIA Guide to New York Cityby Norval White; Elliot Willensky; Fran Leadon

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    "There are two reasons the guide has entered the pantheon of New York books. One is its encyclopedic nature, and the other is its inimitable style--'smart, vivid, funny and opinionated' as the architectural historian Christopher Gray once summed it up in pithy W & W fashion."-- The New York Times more...

  • Henry Austinby James F. O’Gorman

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    A colorful introduction to one of New England’s most productive and imaginative architects 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...

  • Once There Were Castlesby Larry Millett

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; Not Available

    Take a tour of the lost mansions of the Twin Cities 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...

  • Exploring Vancouverby Harold Kalman; Robin Ward; John Roaf; Mike Harcourt

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 19.99

    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...