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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 >
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 >
Rooms to Remember
Rooms to Remember
Written by Suzanne Tucker
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932479
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Rooms to Remember
The Classic Interiors of Suzanne Tucker
Written by Suzanne Tucker


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

In the work of interior designer Suzanne Tucker, art and artifact collections are displayed to best advantage for daily enjoyment by their owners, custom-mixed wall colors are set off by richly sensual textiles and forms, and inherited pieces are blended with newly found treasures to bestow a subtle aura of age... 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
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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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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 >
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 >
Modern Luxury
Modern Luxury
Written by Richard Mishaan, Foreword by Pamela Fiori
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932288
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Modern Luxury

Written by Richard Mishaan
Foreword by Pamela Fiori


Format: Hardcover, 216 pages
On Sale: May 19, 2009
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Interior designer Richard Mishaan believes that all good furniture and art can be combined successfully regardless of style, period, or price. Drawing on his international background and love of travel, he combs the world to find exquisite, unique pieces for his clients. Mishaan skillfully brings together furnishings and objects from myriad... Read more >
Conversations with Frank Gehry
Conversations with Frank Gehry
Written by Barbara Isenberg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307268006
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Conversations with Frank Gehry

Written by Barbara Isenberg


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $40.00

An unprecedented, intimate, and richly illustrated portrait of Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most influential architects. Drawing on the most candid, revealing, and entertaining conversations she has had with Gehry over the last twenty years, Barbara Isenberg provides new and fascinating insights into the man and his work.

Gehry’s subjects range... Read more >
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Piers and Other Seaside Architecture
Piers and Other Seaside Architecture
Written by Lynn F. Pearson
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ISBN: 9780747806936
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Piers and Other Seaside Architecture

Written by Lynn F. Pearson


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $12.95

Originally constructed as landing stages for trippers by boat in the nineteenth century, piers later developed into attractions in themselves, with ornate pavilions, delicate ironwork and exotic lighting. Lynn F. Pearson, an architectural historian, outlines the fascinating history of pier and pavilion construction, using colour illustrations and photographs to show the... 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
Format: Trade Paperback
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 >
Everyday Urbanism
Everyday Urbanism
Edited by John Chase, Margaret Crawford and Kaliski John
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580932011
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Everyday Urbanism
Expanded
Edited by John Chase, Margaret Crawford and Kaliski John


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2008
Price: $45.00

First published in 1999, Everyday Urbanism has become a classic in the discussion of cities and real life. Within the context of history, theory, and practice of urban design, the essays explore the city as a social entity that must be responsive to daily routines and neighborhood concerns and offer both... Read more >
The Architecture of Happiness
The Architecture of Happiness
Written by Alain De Botton
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ISBN: 9780307481566
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The Architecture of Happiness

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $15.99

The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs... Read more >
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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 >
Counterpoint
Counterpoint
Written by Daniel Libeskind and Paul Goldberger
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932066
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Counterpoint
Daniel Libeskind in Conversation with Paul Goldberger
Written by Daniel Libeskind and Paul Goldberger


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2008
Price: $60.00

Architect Daniel Libeskind, known for his dynamic, fractured compositions, is also recognized for introducing a new critical discourse to architecture. In an enormous variety of projects around the world—major cultural institutions, convention centers, universities, hotels, commercial centers, and residential work—he has manifested his commitment to expanding the horizons of architecture and... Read more >
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