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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
Price: $50.00

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
Format: Trade Paperback
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 >
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 >
Monochrome
Monochrome
Written by Paula Rice Jackson, Introduction by John F. Saladino
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932097
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Monochrome

Written by Paula Rice Jackson
Introduction by John F. Saladino


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $50.00

More than any other element of interior design, color sets the mood of a room. Once the palette is limited to a single color, the effect can be dramatic and powerful or sublime. Monochrome features projects by more than twenty internationally known interior designers who have created rooms based around one... Read more >
Bringing Paris Home
Bringing Paris Home
Written by Penny Drue Baird
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932059
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Bringing Paris Home

Written by Penny Drue Baird


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $45.00

Bringing Paris Home invites the reader to re-create the panache of French interior style in an American setting. Author Penny Drue Baird shares her love and knowledge of French history and decorative arts and describes the design elements essential to an elegant French interior—architectural details, furniture, paint and wall covering, fireplaces... Read more >
Olin
Olin
Written by Laurie Olin, Dennis C. McGlade, Robert J. Bedell, Lucinda R. Sanders and Susan K. Weiler
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932103
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Olin
Placemaking
Written by Laurie Olin, Dennis C. McGlade, Robert J. Bedell, Lucinda R. Sanders and Susan K. Weiler


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $65.00

With increased attention to sustainability and environmental concerns, landscape architects now lead teams of urban planners and architects in developing new outdoor space and reconfiguring existing designs. As the preeminent landscape architecture firm in the United States, Olin is at the forefront of this movement with completed projects across the country... 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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Modern Shoestring
Modern Shoestring
Written by Susanna Sirefman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932028
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Modern Shoestring
Contemporary Architecture on a Budget
Written by Susanna Sirefman


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2008
Price: $40.00

Residential design provides a rich testing ground for architectural innovation. Intimate scales and specific programs inspire distinctive homes, and comparatively small budgets are catalysts for exploring nontraditional materials. Modern Shoestring proves that building a contemporary house can be affordable and shows how constraints actually stimulate the most creative design solutions.

Eighteen... Read more >
The Architecture of Happiness
The Architecture of Happiness
Written by Alain De Botton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307277244
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The Architecture of Happiness

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $18.00

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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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
Format: eBook
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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Fallingwater Rising
Fallingwater Rising
Written by Franklin Toker
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307425843
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Fallingwater Rising
Frank Lloyd Wright, E. J. Kaufmann, and America's Most Extraordinary House
Written by Franklin Toker


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $20.99

Fallingwater Rising is a biography not of a person but of the most famous house of the twentieth century. Scholars and the public have long extolled the house that Frank Lloyd Wright perched over a Pennsylvania waterfall in 1937, but the full story has never been told.

When he got the... 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
Format: eBook
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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The Unending Mystery
The Unending Mystery
Written by David W. McCullough
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307429513
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The Unending Mystery
A Journey Through Labyrinths ansd Mazes
Written by David W. McCullough


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

According to legend, anyone who wandered into the labyrinth in Ancient Crete never came out again. Some labyrinths may have offered patterns for an erotic spring dance. Those on the floors of Medieval cathedrals represent mathematical perfection–and walking their paths was a symbolic approach to the divine. From ancient Mediterranean coin... Read more >
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