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At Home
At Home
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385533591
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At Home
A Short History of Private Life
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $11.99

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

“Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.”
 
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At Home
At Home
Written by Bill Bryson, Read by Bill Bryson
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780739315262
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At Home
A Short History of Private Life
Written by Bill Bryson
Read by Bill Bryson


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $45.00

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

“Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.”
 
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At Home
At Home
Written by Bill Bryson, Read by Bill Bryson
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307707505
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At Home
A Short History of Private Life
Written by Bill Bryson
Read by Bill Bryson


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $25.00

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

“Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.”
 
Bill Bryson and his family... Read more >
Rafael Moneo
Rafael Moneo
Written by Rafael Moneo
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932165
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Rafael Moneo
Remarks on 21 Works
Written by Rafael Moneo


Format: Hardcover, 668 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $75.00

Rafael Moneo is a courageous architect, one who for decades has defined his own style of architecture. With a sensitivity to materials and context unmatched by any living architect, Moneo has created a series of important works, including the Audrey Jones Beck Building at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston... Read more >
The Green Man
The Green Man
Written by Richard Hayman
Format: Trade Paperback
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 >
Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard
Written by Keith Moskow and Robert Linn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932721
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Martha's Vineyard
Contemporary Living
Written by Keith Moskow and Robert Linn


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $50.00

Each year the pristine beaches, lush pine forests, and picturesque New England towns of Martha’s Vineyard draw tens of thousands of admirers to this beautiful island. Some of these visitors have become part-time residents, building contemporary homes alongside the traditional Victorian cottages, sea captains’ mansions, and colonial farmhouses that comprise the... Read more >
The Victorian Home
The Victorian Home
Written by Kathryn Ferry
Format: Trade Paperback
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 >
Ike Kligerman Barkley Houses
Ike Kligerman Barkley Houses
Written by Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects, Foreword by Robert A.M. Stern
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932691
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Ike Kligerman Barkley Houses

Written by Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects
Foreword by Robert A.M. Stern


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $60.00

John Ike, Thomas Kligerman, and Joel Barkley speak architectural languages of the past with a sure command of grammar and syntax and a rich vocabulary of form and detail. As designers they build upon what went before to extend the trajectory of architecture.
—Robert A. M. Stern

The signature residential works of Ike... Read more >
Designers Here and There
Designers Here and There
Written by Michele Keith
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932462
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Designers Here and There
Inside the City and Country Homes of America's Top Decorators
Written by Michele Keith


Format: Hardcover
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $50.00

During the week, interior designers select fabulous fabrics, furniture, paint, lighting, and accessories for clients’ homes. On the weekends, they can devote themselves to beautifying their own. Materials and finishes that later appear in commissioned work often appear here first, as designers use the rooms and walls of their primary and... Read more >
The Victorian Fern Craze
The Victorian Fern Craze
Written by Sarah Wittingham
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747807469
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The Victorian Fern Craze

Written by Sarah Wittingham


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: January 19, 2010
Price: $12.95

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 >
Robert A. M. Stern
Robert A. M. Stern
Written by Robert A.M. Stern and Paul Goldberger, Edited by Peter Morris Dixon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932349
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Robert A. M. Stern
Buildings & Projects 2004-2009
Written by Robert A.M. Stern and Paul Goldberger
Edited by Peter Morris Dixon


Format: Hardcover, 624 pages
On Sale: December 1, 2009
Price: $75.00

I think that all architecture comes from what went before. And how carefully one hews to precedent or how many liberties one takes, in my view, is part of a larger set of judgments as to what is, or could be called, “appropriate.” Appropriate from every point of view, especially from... Read more >
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The 1950s Home
The 1950s Home
Written by Sophie Leighton
Format: Trade Paperback
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 >
Hearts of the City
Hearts of the City
Written by Herbert Muschamp, Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375404061
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Hearts of the City
The Selected Writings of Herbert Muschamp
Written by Herbert Muschamp
Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff


Format: Hardcover, 912 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $50.00

From the late Herbert Muschamp, the former architecture critic of The New York Times and one of the most outspoken and influential voices in architectural criticism, a collection of his best work.

The pieces here—from The New Republic, Artforum, and The New York Times—reveal how Muschamp’s views were both ahead of their... Read more >
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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 >
Juan Montoya
Juan Montoya
Written by Juan Montoya, Text by Elizabeth Gaynor
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932448
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Juan Montoya

Written by Juan Montoya
Text by Elizabeth Gaynor


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $75.00

Always on the cutting edge, Juan Montoya's work exudes refinement and simplicity. Each of his designs features an exquisite juxtaposition of textures, colors, and volumes; an attention to scale, lighting, and spatial qualities; and objects that reflect an interest in a variety of cultures. In addition to creating beautiful, eclectic rooms... Read more >
Ken Smith
Ken Smith
Written by Ken Smith, Introduction by John Beardsley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932431
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Ken Smith
Landscape Architect
Written by Ken Smith
Introduction by John Beardsley


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $50.00

Both a landscape designer and a public artist, Ken Smith produces designs that range in scale from small public installations to vast parks. He is known for inventive and imaginative gardens and landscapes, some of which use little or no natural plant material. His projects include public, commercial, and private work... Read more >
SOM
SOM
Commentaries by Ernst Danz, Introduction by Henry-Russell Hitchcock
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932202
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SOM
Architecture of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1950-1962
Commentaries by Ernst Danz
Introduction by Henry-Russell Hitchcock


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $45.00

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, founded in 1936, is one of the largest and most influential architecture firms in the world. SOM has long been known for innovation, experimentation, design excellence, and technical mastery, for an abiding interest in the contributions that buildings can make to the life of cities, and for... Read more >
SOM
SOM
Commentaries by Axel Menges, Introduction by Arthur Drexler
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932219
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SOM
Architecture of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1963-1973
Commentaries by Axel Menges
Introduction by Arthur Drexler


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $50.00

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, founded in 1936, is one of the largest and most influential architecture firms in the world. SOM has long been known for innovation, experimentation, design excellence, and technical mastery, for an abiding interest in the contributions that buildings can make to the life of cities, and for... Read more >
SOM
SOM
Introduction by Albert Bush-Brown
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932226
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SOM
Architecture of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1973-1983
Introduction by Albert Bush-Brown


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $60.00

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, founded in 1936, is one of the largest and most influential architecture firms in the world. SOM has long been known for innovation, experimentation, design excellence, and technical mastery, for an abiding interest in the contributions that buildings can make to the life of cities, and for... Read more >
SOM
SOM
Introduction by Detlef Mertins
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932233
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SOM
Architecture of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1984-1996
Introduction by Detlef Mertins


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $60.00

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, founded in 1936, is one of the largest and most influential architecture firms in the world. SOM has long been known for innovation, experimentation, design excellence, and technical mastery, for an abiding interest in the contributions that buildings can make to the life of cities, and for... Read more >
SOM
SOM
Introduction by Kenneth Frampton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932240
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SOM
Architecture of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1997-2008
Introduction by Kenneth Frampton


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $60.00

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, founded in 1936, is one of the largest and most influential architecture firms in the world. SOM has long been known for innovation, experimentation, design excellence, and technical mastery, for an abiding interest in the contributions that buildings can make to the life of cities, and for... Read more >
The Art of Living
The Art of Living
Text by Claudia Steinberg, Photographed by Barbel Miebach
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932509
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The Art of Living

Text by Claudia Steinberg
Photographed by Barbel Miebach


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $65.00

To artists and designers, a home is a canvas on which they can project themselves, a testing ground for creative impulses, a place to display the objects that inspire them, a venue for experimentation with forms and materials that later appear in their own work. In this unique volume, photographer Bärbel... Read more >
Building Suburbia
Building Suburbia
Written by Dolores Hayden
Format: eBook
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
Price: $14.99

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 with Wine
Living with Wine
Written by Samantha Nestor and Alice Feiring
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307407894
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Living with Wine
Passionate Collectors, Sophisticated Cellars, and Other Rooms for Entertaining, Enjoying, and Imbibing
Written by Samantha Nestor and Alice Feiring


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $75.00

America’s love of wine has spurred a collecting and entertaining phenomenon.

Some of America’s most passionate oenophiles have re-invented the wine cellar as an inviting and beautiful part of the home.

True collectors love to share their passion, and this book offers a tour of their distinctive cellars. Created with the help... Read more >
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