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  • Historic Capitalby Cameron Logan

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Washington, D.C. has long been known as a frustrating and sometimes confusing city for its residents to call home. The monumental core of federal office buildings, museums, and the National Mall dominates the city’s surrounding neighborhoods and urban fabric. For much of the postwar era, Washingtonians battled to make the city their own, fighting... more...

  • The New Tenementby Florian Urban

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    This book examines "new tenements"—dense, medium-rise, multi-storey residences that have been the backbone of European inner-city regeneration since the 1970s and came with a new positive view on urban living. Focusing principally on Berlin, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Rotterdam, and Vienna, it relates architectural design to an evolving intellectual framework... more...

  • Capsules: Typology of Other Architectureby Peter Šenk

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.95

    This book investigates the architectural, product design, and urban typology of the capsule which, beginning in the 1960s, broadened the concept of the basic building blocks of architecture to include a minimal living unit, called the "capsule." Here it is presented with regard to the continuity of the development of the Modern Movement, its revisionist... more...

  • Unlocking the Churchby William Whyte

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 23.99

    Unlocking the Church is the story of a revolution. The Victorians transformed how churches were understood, experienced, and built. Initially controversial, this revolution was so successful, that it has now been forgotten. Yet it still shapes our experience of church buildings and also helps make sense of what we should do with them now. more...

  • Havanaby Joseph L. Scarpaci; Roberto Segre; Mario Coyula

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    One of the oldest and most celebrated cities in the Western Hemisphere, Havana is a fascinating metropolis where history has left its handprint on every corner. Here, an international trio of well-known architects and planners assesses nearly five hundred years of development in the Cuban capital. They offer an insightful introduction to Havana's historic... more...

  • Greetings from Detroitby Dan Austin

    Wayne State University Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Greetings from Detroit: Historic Postcards from the Motor City offers a glimpse into the past through more than two hundred historic postcards of Detroit from the early 1900s to the 1950s, compiled and presented in full color by Dan Austin of HistoricDetroit.org. From familiar sights to long lost landmarks, this book pairs vintage views with rich... more...

  • Women, Art, and Architecture in Northern Italy, 1520–1580by Katherine A. McIver

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Expanding interdisciplinary investigations into gender and material culture, Katherine A. McIver here adds a new dimension to Renaissance patronage studies by considering domestic art - the decoration of the domestic interior - as opposed to patronage of the fine arts (painting, sculpture and architecture). Taking a multidimensional approach, McIver... more...

  • Britain's 100 Best Railway Stationsby Simon Jenkins

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; Not Available

    The perfect new gift from the bestselling author of Britain's 1000 Best Churches It is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, and the timeless experiences of coming and going, meeting, greeting and parting. It is an institution with its own rituals and priests, and a long-neglected aspect of Britain's architecture. And yet... more...

  • The Rime of the Ancient Marinerby Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 1.32

    In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner , one of the best-known and best-loved poems in the English language, a grizzled old sailor stops a man on his way to a wedding and tells a terrifying story. He speaks of how he doomed the crew of his ship by shooting dead an albatross, awakened the wrath of ocean spirits, met Death himself, and must now walk the... more...

  • A Place for All Peopleby Richard Rogers

    Canongate Books 2017; US$ 21.63

    Richard Rogers was born in Florence in 1933. He was educated in the UK and then at the Yale School of Architecture, where he met Norman Foster. Alongside his partners, he has been responsible for some of the most radical designs of the twentieth century, including the Pompidou Centre, the Millennium Dome, the Bordeaux Law Courts, Leadenhall Tower and... more...