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The American Style
The American Style
Written by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932851
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The American Style

Written by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: June 7, 2011
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Easily the most recognizable architectural style in America, with its brick or shingled facades trimmed in white and ornamented with restrained classical detail, the Colonial Revival emerged in the late nineteenth century and is still the basis for classical design today. The American Style surveys the evolution of the Colonial Revival... Read more >
Bathing Houses and Plunge Pools
Bathing Houses and Plunge Pools
Written by Vivien Rolf
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747808091
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Bathing Houses and Plunge Pools

Written by Vivien Rolf


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: May 24, 2011
Price: $12.95

In the eighteenth century most large country estates boasted a bathing house or plunge pool in their grounds: fashionable theories promoted a cold plunge for both sexes for health and hygiene purposes. Built in all shapes and sizes, sometimes just for one person, occasionally for group bathing, they often reflected classical... Read more >
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 >
Landscapes in Landscapes
Landscapes in Landscapes
Written by Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580932929
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Landscapes in Landscapes

Written by Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury


Format: Trade Paperback, 282 pages
On Sale: May 24, 2011
Price: $65.00

A leading figure in the New Perennial planting movement, garden designer Piet Oudolf emphasizes plant structure as the most important aspect of a successful garden. Form and texture are valued as much as color, and perennials--prized for their beauty throughout a natural life cycle--are used almost exclusively. Oudolf challenges conventional approaches... Read more >
Nature Framed
Nature Framed
Written by Eva Hagberg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933193
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Nature Framed
At Home in the Landscape
Written by Eva Hagberg


Format: Hardcover, 216 pages
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $50.00

Twenty-five recent residential projects from around the United States take the concept of “green living” to the next architectural level. Going beyond the simple use of sustainable materials, these houses are
designed to frame a very particular vision of nature for their owners that brings them as close as possible to nature... Read more >
Living Traditions
Living Traditions
Written by Matthew Patrick Smyth
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933094
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Living Traditions
Interiors by Matthew Patrick Smyth
Written by Matthew Patrick Smyth


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $50.00

Classic style and impeccable attention to detail are hallmarks of the work of interior designer Matthew Patrick Smyth. His comfortable, timeless rooms are tailored to fit his clients’ personalities and lifestyles, whether they are dynamic young couples with children or cultured art collectors. Smyth masterfully blends contemporary pieces with antiques to... Read more >
Interior Visions
Interior Visions
Written by Mona Hajj
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933209
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Interior Visions

Written by Mona Hajj


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $50.00

Mona Hajj is a master of interior design. Her choices of colors, fabrics, and furnishings and her marvelous sense of scale transform even the most mundane of rooms into a magical kingdom.  —Allan Greenberg 

For the last two decades, Mona Hajj has been crafting interiors that combine a global vision with... Read more >
Steven Ehrlich Houses
Steven Ehrlich Houses
Written by Steven Ehrlich
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933063
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Steven Ehrlich Houses

Written by Steven Ehrlich


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $50.00

Residential design forms the core of Steven Ehrlich's award-winning architectural practice. Sixteen houses are presented here, designs characterized by the fusion of powerful modernist forms with the cultural, climatic, and contextual particulars of place.
 
Ehrlich spent six years living, teaching, traveling, and studying indigenous vernacular architecture in North and... Read more >
Medieval Church and Churchyard Monuments
Medieval Church and Churchyard Monuments
Written by Sally Badham
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Price: $12.95

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
Price: $11.95

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
Price: $50.00

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
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747808251
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Bandstands

Written by Paul Rabbitts


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

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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Price: $13.95

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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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 Artful Garden
The Artful Garden
Written by James van Sweden and Tom Christopher
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400063895
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The Artful Garden
Creative Inspiration for Landscape Design
Written by James van Sweden and Tom Christopher


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $40.00

“I want to put the mystery back into the heart of garden design, where it needs to be. It’s what lures you in through the gate, keeps you moving through the landscape, and fills you with excitement along the way. The sense of mystery is what turns a mere display of... Read more >
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The Artful Garden
The Artful Garden
Written by James van Sweden and Tom Christopher
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679643678
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The Artful Garden
Creative Inspiration for Landscape Design
Written by James van Sweden and Tom Christopher


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $21.99

“I want to put the mystery back into the heart of garden design, where it needs to be. It’s what lures you in through the gate, keeps you moving through the landscape, and fills you with excitement along the way. The sense of mystery is what turns a mere display of... Read more >
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Robert A. M. Stern
Robert A. M. Stern
Written by Robert A.M. Stern
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932837
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Robert A. M. Stern
On Campus
Written by Robert A.M. Stern


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $85.00

At its best, the college campus is the representation of beliefs, of the specific character of a place, of a community, of an institution. It is the setting for the continually evolving interaction of people and ideas over time. 
Robert A. M. Stern

Ss an architect, educator, and architectural historian, Robert A...

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The Finest Rooms in America
The Finest Rooms in America
Written by Thomas Jayne
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932424
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The Finest Rooms in America

Written by Thomas Jayne


Format: Hardcover
On Sale: November 9, 2010
Price: $50.00

The Finest Rooms in America: 50 Influential Interiors from the 18th Century to the Present is a selection by Thomas Jayne, one of America’s best decorators and scholars of American design. It is a definitive record of the finest American interior design with an authoritative text and  luxuriant color photography. The... Read more >
A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain
A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain
Written by Owen Hatherley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844676514
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A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain

Written by Owen Hatherley


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2010
Price: $29.95

Back in 1997, New Labour came to power amid much talk of regenerating the inner cities left to rot under successive Conservative governments. Over the next decade, British cities became the laboratories of the new enterprise economy: glowing monuments to finance, property speculation, and the service industry—until the crash.

In A Guide... Read more >
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At Home
At Home
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375434310
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At Home
A Short History of Private Life
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $29.00

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 >
The Swedish Country House
The Swedish Country House
Written by Susanna Scherman, Photographed by Ake E. Lindman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932943
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The Swedish Country House

Written by Susanna Scherman
Photographed by Ake E. Lindman


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $60.00

Swedish country houses are one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. Little known outside Sweden and rarely published, they survive in surpris­ingly large numbers, often with their original furniture and decoration. Twenty of these remarkable and timeless houses are examined here in detail, ranging from royal palaces to farmhouses, all dating from the... Read more >
The 1960s Home
The 1960s Home
Written by Paul Evans
Format: Trade Paperback
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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Gardens of the Hudson Valley
Gardens of the Hudson Valley
Written by Susan Daley and Steve Gross, Text by Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry, Foreword by Gregory Long
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932776
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Gardens of the Hudson Valley

Written by Susan Daley and Steve Gross
Text by Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry
Foreword by Gregory Long


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $50.00

The majesty of the Hudson River has captivated both artists and visitors for generations, and the gardens along its banks have a special character. Those created for the Gilded Age estates are more formal; private gardens respond directly to the rolling landscape and mature forests. The area is a crucible for... Read more >
Made to Order
Made to Order
Written by Campion Platt, Foreword by Jay McInerney
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932806
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Made to Order

Written by Campion Platt
Foreword by Jay McInerney


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $50.00

Clean and simple design coupled with an embrace of color, beautifully crafted millwork, and environmentally friendly materials are hallmarks of the work of Campion Platt.
          
Every project is firmly rooted in the belief that handcrafting a home of one’s own should be a pleasure, and that an individualized, intensely... Read more >
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