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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 >
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
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 >
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 >
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 >
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
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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
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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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 >
Building Up and Tearing Down
Building Up and Tearing Down
Written by Paul Goldberger
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932646
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Building Up and Tearing Down
Reflections on the Age of Architecture
Written by Paul Goldberger


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $35.00

PAUL GOLDBERGER
ON THE AGE OF ARCHITECTURE
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao by Frank Gehry, the CCTV Headquarters by Rem Koolhaas, the Getty Center by Richard Meier, the Times Building by Renzo Piano: Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Paul Goldberger’s tenure at The New Yorker has documented a captivating era in the world of architecture, one... 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 >
Beatrix Farrand
Beatrix Farrand
Written by Judith B. Tankard
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932271
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Beatrix Farrand
Private Gardens, Public Landscapes
Written by Judith B. Tankard


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $60.00

Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes presents the life and work of one of the foremost landscape designers of the early 1900s. Born into a prominent New York family (she was the niece of Edith Wharton), Farrand eschewed the traditional social life of the Gilded Age to pursue her passion for... Read more >
Dark Nostalgia
Dark Nostalgia
Written by Eva Hagberg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932325
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Dark Nostalgia

Written by Eva Hagberg


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $45.00

As the late twentieth-century fascination with rounded shapes, organic influences, and plastics fades, interior designers are increasingly drawn to deep colors, polished woods, velvets, furs, leather, dark metals, and brick that have a nostalgic quality—materials used liberally in centuries gone by. Efforts to shape a more authentic, less austere present by... Read more >
Selldorf Architects
Selldorf Architects
Written by Annabelle Selldorf, Introduction by Jane Withers
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932264
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Selldorf Architects

Written by Annabelle Selldorf
Introduction by Jane Withers


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $50.00

The work of Selldorf Architects is known for its clarity of distribution, elegant proportions, deliberate rendering of light, and integrity of structure. This monograph, the first published on the firm, concentrates on twenty major projects from institutional, commercial, high-end retail, residential, and art-related spaces.
 
Projects featured include the acclaimed Neue Galerie... Read more >
Green Design
Green Design
Written by Marcus Fairs
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556438363
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Green Design
Creative Sustainable Designs for the Twenty-First Century
Written by Marcus Fairs


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: September 22, 2009
Price: $25.00

In this timely book, author Marcus Fairs helps readers understand the shift of green design from marginal to mainstream by featuring products and buildings that address immediate concerns about global warming and environmental degradation. Through vast architectural projects to modest one-off pieces of salvaged furniture, the book shows how the design... 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
Price: $12.95

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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Price: $24.95

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 >
Wrestling with Moses
Wrestling with Moses
Written by Anthony Flint
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ISBN: 9781588368621
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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: eBook
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $11.99

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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Wild Design
Wild Design
Written by Alan Marshall
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ISBN: 9781556437908
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Wild Design
Ecofriendly Innovations Inspired by Nature
Written by Alan Marshall


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $18.95

In Wild Design, environmental designer and scientist Alan Marshall presents a manifesto on nature-inspired designs, including visionary concepts as well as exhibits of actual products, landscapes, and artwork from around the world. With elegant photographs and drawings, the book incorporates the ethos of sustainability by documenting many of the results of... Read more >
Sverre Fehn
Sverre Fehn
Written by Per Olaf Fjeld
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932172
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Sverre Fehn
The Pattern of Thoughts
Written by Per Olaf Fjeld


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: June 30, 2009
Price: $75.00

As recipient of the 1997 Pritzker Architecture Prize—the profession’s highest honor—Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn has had an impact not only in his home country but around the globe. His projects, often described as being instilled with a human quality, include the Norwegian Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World Exhibition and the... 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
Price: $13.95

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 >
Edwin Lutyens
Edwin Lutyens
Written by Gavin Stamp
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932370
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Edwin Lutyens
Country Houses
Written by Gavin Stamp


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $65.00

Edwin Lutyens (1869–1944), perhaps the greatest British architect of the twentieth century, was introduced by garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, his celebrated collaborator, to Edward Hudson, the founder of the great British magazine Country Life, in 1889. Hudson thereafter did all he could to promote the work of a man he admired... Read more >
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