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  • Barns of Connecticutby Markham Starr

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

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    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 16.00

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  • Diagrid Structuresby Terri Meyer Boake

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 56.00

    Diagrids are load-bearing structures made of steel diagonal grids. They were first used in the great buildings of the turn of the millennium, such as the Swiss Re Tower in London (“The Gherkin”) and the Hearst Magazine Tower in New York City. Dagrids owe their ensuing popularity not only to their stunning aesthetic value, but also to their... more...

  • Culture, Architecture and Natureby Sim Van der Ryn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Gathering his most compelling essays and addresses from the last fifty years in one accessible volume, this book looks at the pioneering ideas that underpin Sim Van der Ryn’s ecological design philosophy. It offers a unique decade-by-decade retrospective of the key issues in environmental design, beginning with the most recent years and looking back... more...

  • Life Betweeen the Linesby John Izbicki

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 11.99

    John Izbicki has an exciting story to tell. Berlin-born, he lived through the horrors of Nazi persecution and, on the day after his eighth birthday, he witnessed the Kristallnacht, and the smashing of his parents' shop windows. On the day Germany invaded Poland and Berlin experienced its first wartime blackout, the Izbickis escaped to Holland and from... more...

  • Driving Desired Futuresby Michael Shamiyeh

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 56.00

    Headed by the slogan “Design Thinking,” a debate has unfolded over the last ten years about design methods, which goes far beyond the specialist boundaries of design disciplines. Executives and business owners today recognize the potential for economic innovation lying in the creative and analytical mindset of designers. The extensive... more...

  • Starting From Zeroby Michael Sorkin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Architect and social critic Michael Sorkin develops his own vision of the future lower Manhattan through a series of chronologically organized essays illustrated with full-color images of his own plans. Mixing his inimitable brand of social criticism with more personal reflections, Starting From Zero offers a striving challenge to the Ground Zero... more...

  • At Home in New Englandby Richard Wills; Keith Orlesky

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 19.99

    Royal Barry Wills was the founder and namesake of one of America’s most famous architecture firms. Now run by his son, Richard Wills, the Boston firm has been designing elegant private homes in the Colonial New England tradition for over 85 years. This fully illustrated, handsome book features examples of the firm’s work from the beginning to the... more...

  • John H. Kampmann, Master Builderby Maggie Valentine

    Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Although relatively unknown in modern day San Antonio, John H. Kampmann was an imposing force during his lifetime (1819-1885). Professor Maggie Valentine explores the lasting legacy Kampmann had on the city. Valentine traces his life from his move to Texas, his involvement in the Civil War (he later received a presidential pardon... more...

  • Louise Blanchard Bethuneby Johanna Hays

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Louise Blanchard Bethune was the United States' first female professional architect. Bethune belonged to the influential group of pioneer architects--Daniel Burnham, John Root and Louis Sullivan--who supported her in becoming a fellow in the American Institute of Architects. In the booming industrial city of Buffalo, she preceded Frank Lloyd Wright... more...