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A History of the Future
A History of the Future
Written by Donna Goodman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932073
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A History of the Future

Written by Donna Goodman


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2008
Price: $45.00

The political, social, and economic upheaval of the early twentieth century generated an extraordinary range of proposals for the future as successive generations grappled with issues of organizing vast urban systems and humanizing dense industrial environments. As conceptual design became the vehicle for exploring ideas and presenting new movements, a dialogue... Read more >
Between Silence and Light
Between Silence and Light
Written by Louis I. Kahn and John Lobell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590306048
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Between Silence and Light
Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I. Kahn
Written by Louis I. Kahn and John Lobell


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $24.95

In the development of contemporary architecture, no one has had a greater influence than Louis I. Kahn, whose many buildings include the Salk Institute, the Yale Study Center, and the Exeter Library. He is remembered, however, not only as a master builder, but also as one of the most important and... Read more >
The Gods' Machines
The Gods' Machines
Written by Wun Chok Bong
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583942079
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The Gods' Machines
From Stonehenge to Crop Circles
Written by Wun Chok Bong


Format: Trade Paperback, 536 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2008
Price: $26.95

Based on the author’s decipherment of prehistoric carvings and the application of mathematical measurements, The Gods’ Machines shows how “unknown” phenomena from Angkor Wat to Stonehenge to crop circles are actually powerhouses built by an advanced extraterrestrial civilization for tapping electromagnetic energy. The book traces the development of that civilization on... Read more >
The Pentagon
The Pentagon
Written by Steve Vogel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812973259
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The Pentagon
A History
Written by Steve Vogel


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2008
Price: $18.00

The creation of the Pentagon in seventeen whirlwind months during World War II is one of the great construction feats in American history, involving a tremendous mobilization of manpower, resources, and minds. In astonishingly short order, Brigadier General Brehon B. Somervell conceived and built an institution that ranks with the White... Read more >
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The Pentagon
The Pentagon
Written by Steve Vogel
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588367013
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The Pentagon
A History
Written by Steve Vogel


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 27, 2008
Price: $13.99

The creation of the Pentagon in seventeen whirlwind months during World War II is one of the great construction feats in American history, involving a tremendous mobilization of manpower, resources, and minds. In astonishingly short order, Brigadier General Brehon B. Somervell conceived and built an institution that ranks with the White...

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Grand Avenues
Grand Avenues
Written by Scott W. Berg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400076222
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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: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $15.95

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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Glorious Mud!
Glorious Mud!
Written by Gus W. Van Beek and Ora Van Beek
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780978846008
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Glorious Mud!
Ancient and Contemporary Earthen Design and Construction in North Africa, Wester n Europe, the Near East, and Southwest Asia
Written by Gus W. Van Beek and Ora Van Beek


Format: Hardcover, 542 pages
On Sale: December 28, 2007
Price: $99.95

Invented about 13,000 years ago, mud architecture has since been one of the most common, economical, useful, and widespread forms of building. It has been--and is still being--used for grand palaces and temples as well as simple shops and homes. Research conducted over the last several decades has enabled archaeologists and... Read more >
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740 Park
740 Park
Written by Michael Gross
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ISBN: 9780307418760
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740 Park
The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building
Written by Michael Gross


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

For seventy-five years, it’s been Manhattan’s richest apartment building, and one of the most lusted-after addresses in the world. One apartment had 37 rooms, 14 bathrooms, 43 closets, 11 working fireplaces, a private elevator, and his-and-hers saunas; another at one time had a live-in service staff of 16. To this day... Read more >
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Pushing the Limits
Pushing the Limits
Written by Henry Petroski
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ISBN: 9780307427366
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Pushing the Limits
New Adventures in Engineering
Written by Henry Petroski


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

Here are two dozen tales in the grand adventure of engineering from the Henry Petroski, who has been called America’s poet laureate of technology. Pushing the Limits celebrates some of the largest things we have created–bridges, dams, buildings--and provides a startling new vision of engineering’s past, its present, and its future. Along... Read more >
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Rubble
Rubble
Written by Jeff Byles
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ISBN: 9780307421548
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Rubble
Unearthing the History of Demolition
Written by Jeff Byles


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

From the straight boulevards that smashed their way through rambling old Paris to create the city we know today to the televised implosion of Las Vegas casinos to make room for America’s ever grander desert of dreams, demolition has long played an ambiguous role in our lives. In lively, colorful prose,... Read more >
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Discovering Medieval Houses
Discovering Medieval Houses
Written by Anthony Emery
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ISBN: 9780747806554
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Discovering Medieval Houses

Written by Anthony Emery


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2007
Price: $21.95

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The 1930s Home
The 1930s Home
Written by Greg Stevenson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747804642
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The 1930s Home

Written by Greg Stevenson


Format: Trade Paperback, 40 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2007
Price: $11.95

The 1930s home presented an exciting new way of living for the generation that moved out to the suburbs. Young couples who had previously rented accommodation in urban centers found themselves able to afford new-build homes with hot running water, a bathroom indoors, and even aerials for the wireless already installed... Read more >
Rubble
Rubble
Written by Jeff Byles
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307345288
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Rubble
Unearthing the History of Demolition
Written by Jeff Byles


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: November 28, 2006
Price: $13.95

Ride the Wrecking Ball Through the History of Demolition

Rubble is the first-ever biography of the wrecking trade, a riveting, character-filled narrative of how the black art of demolition grew to become a multi-billion-dollar business, an extreme-spectator sport, and a touchstone for what we value and what we disdain.

Rich with stories... Read more >
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New York 2000
New York 2000
Written by Robert A.M. Stern, David Fishman and Jacob Tilove
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580931779
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New York 2000
Architecture and Urbanism Between the Bicentennial and the Millennium
Written by Robert A.M. Stern, David Fishman and Jacob Tilove


Format: Hardcover, 1520 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2006
Price: $100.00

Touted by Publisher's Weekly as "an unprecedented record," the new book in the New York series, New York 2000, is indeed an exceptional survey of this great city's architectural heritage. As the world's financial and cultural capital, New York demands the best in architectural design and balances the constant pressure to... Read more >
740 Park
740 Park
Written by Michael Gross
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767917445
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740 Park
The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building
Written by Michael Gross


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.95

From the author of House of Outrageous Fortune

For seventy-five years, it’s been Manhattan’s richest apartment building, and one of the most lusted-after addresses in the world. One apartment had 37 rooms, 14 bathrooms, 43 closets, 11 working fireplaces, a private elevator, and his-and-hers saunas; another at one time had a live-in... Read more >
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Pushing the Limits
Pushing the Limits
Written by Henry Petroski
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400032945
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Pushing the Limits
New Adventures in Engineering
Written by Henry Petroski


Format: Trade Paperback, 306 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $16.95

Here are two dozen tales in the grand adventure of engineering from the Henry Petroski, who has been called America’s poet laureate of technology. Pushing the Limits celebrates some of the largest things we have created–bridges, dams, buildings--and provides a startling new vision of engineering’s past, its present, and its future. Along... Read more >
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Up from Zero
Up from Zero
Written by Paul Goldberger
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812967951
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Up from Zero
Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York
Written by Paul Goldberger


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $16.00

In Up from Zero, Paul Goldberger, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the inside story of the quest to rebuild one of the most important symbolic sites in the world, the sixteen acres where the towers of the former World Trade Center stood. A story of power, politics, architecture, community, and... Read more >
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