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Gargoyles and Grotesques
Gargoyles and Grotesques
Written by Alex Woodcock
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ISBN: 9780747808312
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Gargoyles and Grotesques

Written by Alex Woodcock


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: May 24, 2011
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Gargoyles are an architectural feature designed to throw rainwater clear of the walls of a building. Widely used on medieval churches, these water spouts were often richly decorated, and fashioned as serpents' heads and other fanciful shapes. Today, the term gargoyle is also popularly applied to any carved decorative head or... Read more >
Medieval Church and Churchyard Monuments
Medieval Church and Churchyard Monuments
Written by Sally Badham
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ISBN: 9780747808107
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Medieval Church and Churchyard Monuments

Written by Sally Badham


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
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Churches contain much of the most interesting medieval sculpture in Britain. Magnificent effigies, whether of cast copper-alloy or stone, never cease to provoke awe and wonder, conjuring up glamorous images of an age of chivalry.

Among the many joys of visiting churches is the experience of discovering sculptural treasures; monuments open... Read more >
Wrought Iron
Wrought Iron
Written by Richard Hayman
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ISBN: 9780747804413
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Wrought Iron

Written by Richard Hayman


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
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Wrought iron has been used as a decorative element in architecture from the eleventh century to the twentieth. At first a device to strengthen and embellish doors, wrought iron was soon adopted for free-standing screens and railings, examples of which can still be seen in churches and cathedrals. At the end... Read more >
The Scenes of the Street and Other Essays
The Scenes of the Street and Other Essays
Written by Anthony Vidler
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932707
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The Scenes of the Street and Other Essays

Written by Anthony Vidler


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: March 15, 2011
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Anthony Vidler, an internationally recognized scholar, theorist, and critic of modern and contemporary architecture, is widely known for his essays on the most pressing issues and debates in the field. This volume brings together a collection of such writings—including the iconic, long unavailable “Scenes of the Street”—into one volume. Scenes of... Read more >
Bandstands
Bandstands
Written by Paul Rabbitts
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ISBN: 9780747808251
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Bandstands

Written by Paul Rabbitts


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: February 15, 2011
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Bandstands are a distinctive feature of the public parks and boardwalks all over Britain. But what do we actually know about them? Why did they appear in Britain's earliest parks? When were they erected, and who made them?

This book explores and provides answers to these questions, showing how they evolved from... Read more >
Brochs of Scotland
Brochs of Scotland
Written by J.N.G. Ritchie
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ISBN: 9780747803898
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Brochs of Scotland

Written by J.N.G. Ritchie


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: February 15, 2011
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This book examines some of the most spectacular ancient monuments in Britain - the iron age brochs of north and west Scotland. It sets the building of these unique fortifications into context and examines some of the impressive sites that may still be visited, including the brochs of Mousa and Clickhimin... Read more >
Corrugated Iron Buildings
Corrugated Iron Buildings
Written by Nick Thomson
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ISBN: 9780747807834
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Corrugated Iron Buildings

Written by Nick Thomson


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $12.95

Prefabricated corrugated iron buildings have been produced by manufacturers in Britain since the middle of the nineteenth century. Structures ranging from humble cottages to substantial churches, from halls to hospitals and hotels were produced, packed and consigned to destinations at home and abroad. Though often seen as cheap and temporary, these... Read more >
Wrestling with Moses
Wrestling with Moses
Written by Anthony Flint
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ISBN: 9780812981360
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Wrestling with Moses
How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City
Written by Anthony Flint


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $15.00

The rivalry of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, a struggle for the soul of a city, is one of the most dramatic and consequential in modern American history. To a young Jane Jacobs, Greenwich Village, with its winding cobblestone streets and diverse makeup, was everything a city neighborhood should be. But... Read more >
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The 1960s Home
The 1960s Home
Written by Paul Evans
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ISBN: 9780747808022
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The 1960s Home

Written by Paul Evans


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $12.95

The 1960s witnessed a sustained period of economic growth, consumer spending and stable employment. This hitherto unknown prosperity enabled a market growth in levels of owner occupation and a subsequent boom in the sale of household furnishings and luxury goods. The 1960s Home looks at the styles and fashions in domestic... Read more >
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The Green Man
The Green Man
Written by Richard Hayman
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ISBN: 9780747807841
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The Green Man
Cathedral carved heads from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries
Written by Richard Hayman


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $12.95

Green men are figures or heads that were carved in churches, abbeys and cathedrals from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. Inspired by the illustrations in book margins where heads were used to terminate trails of foliage, they were usually carved in the form of human masks, cats' or demons' heads... Read more >
The Victorian Home
The Victorian Home
Written by Kathryn Ferry
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ISBN: 9780747807483
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The Victorian Home

Written by Kathryn Ferry


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $15.95

The nineteenth century saw huge changes in design and technology, with middle-class homes seeing drastic changes from the time of Queen Victoria's accesion in 1837 to her death in 1901.

This book looks at the social history of rooms in the Victorian home and at how, thanks to industrialized mass production... Read more >
The Victorian Fern Craze
The Victorian Fern Craze
Written by Sarah Wittingham
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ISBN: 9780747807469
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The Victorian Fern Craze

Written by Sarah Wittingham


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: January 19, 2010
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Fern Fever (or Pteridomania, to give it its official name), hit Britain between 1837 and 1914 and peaked between 1840 and 1890. Although in previous centuries ferns played an important role in customs and folklore, it was only in this period that they were coveted for aesthetic reasons and that man's... Read more >
The 1950s Home
The 1950s Home
Written by Sophie Leighton
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ISBN: 9780747807117
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The 1950s Home

Written by Sophie Leighton


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $12.95

In the aftermath of World War II, design was key to a new way of living as carefully thought-out principles were applied to new homes and commercial buildings across the country. From open plan living to new materials in buildings and furnishing, the 1950s marked a bright new era. Read more >
Jim Olson Houses
Jim Olson Houses
Written by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen, Introduction by Michael Webb
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932523
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Jim Olson Houses

Written by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen
Introduction by Michael Webb


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $65.00

The sixteen houses and apartments featured here respond to different needs and sites, but all share a common DNA. They are the product of a singular vision and a collaborative process.

—Michael Webb

 

Seattle-based architect Jim Olson, the founding partner of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, is particularly known for his subtly elegant... Read more >
Building Suburbia
Building Suburbia
Written by Dolores Hayden
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ISBN: 9780307515261
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Building Suburbia
Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000
Written by Dolores Hayden


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2009
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A lively history of the contested landscapes where the majority of Americans now live, Building Suburbia chronicles two centuries in the birth and development of America’s metropolitan regions.

From rustic cottages reached by steamboat to big box stores at the exit ramps of eight-lane highways, Dolores Hayden defines seven eras of suburban... Read more >
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Lasting Elegance
Lasting Elegance
Written by Michael Hall
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932561
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Lasting Elegance
English Country Houses 1830-1900
Written by Michael Hall


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $65.00

The great English country house tradition reached its apotheosis in the nineteenth century. Designed by all the most eminent architects of the age, houses constructed during this period were larger, more elaborate, and more lavishly furnished than ever before, and they became famous throughout Europe and America for their luxury, technological...

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Living West
Living West
Written by Sam Lubell
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932493
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Living West
New Residential Architecture in Southern California
Written by Sam Lubell


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $50.00

A dense concentration of design talent, uniquely varied topography, and one of the world’s most pleasant climates have made Southern California a crucible of architectural innovation. There, forward-looking clients respond to dramatic modern interpretations of form and site that capitalize on natural light and magnificent ocean views, perch delicately on steeply... Read more >
The Architecture of Natural Light
The Architecture of Natural Light
Written by Henry Plummer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932400
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The Architecture of Natural Light

Written by Henry Plummer


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $65.00

Shelter and natural light are fundamental elements of architecture. The first is concerned with protection from natural elements; the second with the creative and sometimes spiritual interaction between the man-made and the natural worlds. One is solid and static, the other illuminates and animates.

Architects through the ages have preoccupied themselves with... Read more >
Village Pumps
Village Pumps
Written by Richard Williams
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ISBN: 9780747807049
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Village Pumps

Written by Richard Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: September 22, 2009
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The village pump was once the focal point of rural life, providing the only water supply to communities and offering a place in town squares and village greens for people to come together. Sadly, with the introduction of piped mains, the village pump rapidly fell out of favor, often neglected or... Read more >
The San Francisco Cliff House
The San Francisco Cliff House
Written by Mary Germain Hountalas and Sharon Silva
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ISBN: 9781580089951
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The San Francisco Cliff House

Written by Mary Germain Hountalas and Sharon Silva


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
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The shifting fortunes of San Francisco’s legendary Cliff House, from raucous seaside roadhouse to fanciful Victorian palace to world-renowned urban destination, are celebrated in this comprehensive illustrated history.

The story of San Francisco’s Cliff House begins in 1863 with a modest white clapboard building perched on a rocky promontory overlooking the Pacific... Read more >
Celtic Crosses of Britain and Ireland
Celtic Crosses of Britain and Ireland
Written by Malcolm Seaborne
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ISBN: 9780747800033
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Celtic Crosses of Britain and Ireland

Written by Malcolm Seaborne


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: June 23, 2009
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Ring-headed crosses of impressive height and intricate design were first erected in Iona and Ireland from the eighth century onwards. This book deals with these but also shows how they were the culmination of a long period of development during the early Christian period. The early sculpture of Wales, Cornwall, the... Read more >
Adolf Loos
Adolf Loos
Written by Roberto Schezen, Kenneth Frampton and Joseph Rosa
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932363
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Adolf Loos
Architecture 1903-1932
Written by Roberto Schezen, Kenneth Frampton and Joseph Rosa


Format: Hardcover, 180 pages
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $45.00

Adolf Loos not only was part of the first wave of modern architecture but also served as an important source of inspiration for all architects who followed. He is emblematic of the turn-of-the-century generation that was torn between the traditional culture of the nineteenth century and the innovative modernism of the... Read more >
Havana
Havana
Written by Maria Luisa Lobo Montalvo, Prologue by Hugh Thomas, Translated by Lorna S. Fox
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932387
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Havana
History and Architecture of a Romantic City
Written by Maria Luisa Lobo Montalvo
Prologue by Hugh Thomas
Translated by Lorna S. Fox


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $85.00

Havana, the legendary capital of Cuba, bears the traces of every stage of the island's rich history, from its indigenous traditions to the introduction of European culture in the late fifteenth century to the development of the unique amalgam of these influences that is unmistakably Cuban. In this exquisite volume, author... Read more >
Grand Avenues
Grand Avenues
Written by Scott W. Berg
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ISBN: 9780307556486
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Grand Avenues
The Story of Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C.
Written by Scott W. Berg


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2009
Price: $13.99

In 1791, shortly after the United States won its independence, George Washington personally asked Pierre Charles L’Enfant—a young French artisan turned American revolutionary soldier who gained many friends among the Founding Fathers—to design the new nation's capital. L’Enfant approached this task with unparalleled vigor and passion; however, his imperious and unyielding... Read more >
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Guide to Smithsonian Architecture, A
Guide to Smithsonian Architecture, A
Written by Heather Ewing and Amy Ballard
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ISBN: 9781588342614
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Guide to Smithsonian Architecture, A
An Architectural History of the Smithsonian
Written by Heather Ewing and Amy Ballard


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2009
Price: $14.95

The buildings of the Smithsonian Institution not only contain impressive collections; they are themselves icons of great cultural significance, many of them part of the historic National Mall. The Smithsonian's unique buildings illustrate the changing styles and sensibilities of America as an evolving nation. Representing the work of major architects, each building evokes... Read more >
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