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Grand Avenues
Grand Avenues
Written by Scott W. Berg
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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
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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
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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: $21.99

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
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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
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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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Morocco
Morocco
Written by Achva Benzinberg Stein
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580931946
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Morocco
Courtyards and Gardens
Written by Achva Benzinberg Stein


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: December 1, 2007
Price: $50.00

In the North African land of Morocco, every dar-dwelling, religious institution, or commercial building is organized around an interior, walled courtyard that provides privacy from the bustle of urban streets and an outdoor space for social interaction and tranquil meditation. Over the course of centuries, ornamental schemes have evolved to incorporate... Read more >
Key West
Key West
Written by Leslie Linsley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580931977
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Key West
A Tropical Lifestyle
Written by Leslie Linsley


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2007
Price: $45.00

Architecture on Florida's Key West reflects the diverse and colorful nature of those who have shaped this remote island's character: the grand classical homes of sea captains from New England, the cobbled-together wooden dwellings of ships' carpenters, the humble but charming cottages of cigar makers from Cuba. Today's equally varied population... Read more >
Making the Modern Garden
Making the Modern Garden
Written by Christopher Bradley-Hole
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580931526
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Making the Modern Garden

Written by Christopher Bradley-Hole


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2007
Price: $45.00

A superlative analysis of contemporary gardens as well as a fascinating collection of landscapes around the world, Making the Modern Garden is a definitive study of the philosophy and practice of garden design at the outset of the twenty-first century. Author Christopher Bradley-Hole, himself a landscape designer of note, discusses the... Read more >
Renzo Piano Museums
Renzo Piano Museums
Written by Renzo Piano, Contribution by Victoria Newhouse
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580931892
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Renzo Piano Museums

Written by Renzo Piano
Contribution by Victoria Newhouse


Format: Hardcover, 214 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2007
Price: $60.00

Creating space for the display of works of art has intrigued Renzo Piano throughout his thirty-five years of architectural practice. Today he is acknowledged the pre-eminent designer in this field, entrusted with the collections of the most distinguished art institutions in the world.

Renzo Piano Museums presents a portfolio of eighteen... Read more >
Barcelona The Great Enchantress
Barcelona The Great Enchantress
Written by Robert Hughes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426201318
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Barcelona The Great Enchantress

Written by Robert Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2007
Price: $12.95

Robert Hughes has been a regular visitor to Barcelona since the 1960s and published a book about the city in 1992 that was quickly hailed as a classic. In Barcelona the Great Enchantress, Hughes crafts a more personal tale of his nearly forty-year love affair with the Spanish metropolis, one of... Read more >
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Stone Carvers, The
Stone Carvers, The
Written by Marjorie Hunt
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588342478
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Stone Carvers, The
Master Craftsmen of Washington National Cathedral
Written by Marjorie Hunt


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2007
Price: $19.95

Marjorie Hunt presents the lives and careers of two Italian American master stone carvers, Roger Morigi and Vincent Palumbo, who have spent decades creating the sculptural works, such as gargoyles, grotesques, capitals, pinnacles, saints, and angels that embellish Washington National Cathedral. Exploring the carvers' underlying aesthetic attitudes, Hunt reveals the spirit... Read more >
Makers of Modern Architecture
Makers of Modern Architecture
Written by Martin Filler
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590172278
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Makers of Modern Architecture
From Frank Lloyd Wright to Frank Gehry
Written by Martin Filler


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: July 17, 2007
Price: $27.95

Everyone knows what modern architecture looks like, but few understand how this revolutionary new form of building emerged little more than a century ago or what its aesthetic, social, even spiritual aspirations were. Through illuminating studies of the leading men and women who forever changed our built environment, veteran architecture critic... Read more >
Glass House
Glass House
Written by Philip Johnson and Toshio Nakamura
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580931861
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Glass House

Written by Philip Johnson and Toshio Nakamura


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2007
Price: $95.00

The Glass House, designed by celebrated architect Philip Johnson as a personal retreat, is an icon of modern architecture. A crystalline box set in a serene New England landscape, the house is now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which will open it to visitors in April 2007. Johnson... Read more >
Lost Vanguard
Lost Vanguard
Written by Richard Pare, Introduction by Jean-Louis Cohen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580931854
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Lost Vanguard
Russian Modernist Architecture 1922-1932
Written by Richard Pare
Introduction by Jean-Louis Cohen


Format: Hardcover, 348 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2007
Price: $85.00

The Lost Vanguard documents the work of modernist architects in the Soviet Union during the years following the 1917 revolution and civil war. In little more than a decade, some of the most radical buildings of the twentieth century were completed by a small group of architects who developed a new... Read more >
Discovering Medieval Houses
Discovering Medieval Houses
Written by Anthony Emery
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ISBN: 9780747806554
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Discovering Medieval Houses

Written by Anthony Emery


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2007
Price: $21.95

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The 1930s Home
The 1930s Home
Written by Greg Stevenson
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ISBN: 9780747804642
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The 1930s Home

Written by Greg Stevenson


Format: Trade Paperback, 40 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2007
Price: $11.95

The 1930s home presented an exciting new way of living for the generation that moved out to the suburbs. Young couples who had previously rented accommodation in urban centers found themselves able to afford new-build homes with hot running water, a bathroom indoors, and even aerials for the wireless already installed... Read more >
Towards a New Museum
Towards a New Museum
Written by Victoria Newhouse
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ISBN: 9781580931809
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Towards a New Museum

Written by Victoria Newhouse


Format: Trade Paperback, 349 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2007
Price: $50.00

Since first publication in 1998, Towards a New Museum has achieved iconic status as a seminal exploration of the late-20th-century revolution in museum architecture: the transformation from museum as restrained container for art to museum as exuberant companion to art. Author Victoria Newhouse critiqued numerous institutions for the display of art... Read more >
Rubble
Rubble
Written by Jeff Byles
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ISBN: 9780307345288
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Rubble
Unearthing the History of Demolition
Written by Jeff Byles


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: November 28, 2006
Price: $13.95

Ride the Wrecking Ball Through the History of Demolition

Rubble is the first-ever biography of the wrecking trade, a riveting, character-filled narrative of how the black art of demolition grew to become a multi-billion-dollar business, an extreme-spectator sport, and a touchstone for what we value and what we disdain.

Rich with stories... Read more >
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New York 2000
New York 2000
Written by Robert A.M. Stern, David Fishman and Jacob Tilove
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580931779
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New York 2000
Architecture and Urbanism Between the Bicentennial and the Millennium
Written by Robert A.M. Stern, David Fishman and Jacob Tilove


Format: Hardcover, 1520 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2006
Price: $100.00

Touted by Publisher's Weekly as "an unprecedented record," the new book in the New York series, New York 2000, is indeed an exceptional survey of this great city's architectural heritage. As the world's financial and cultural capital, New York demands the best in architectural design and balances the constant pressure to... Read more >
740 Park
740 Park
Written by Michael Gross
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ISBN: 9780767917445
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740 Park
The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building
Written by Michael Gross


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.95

From the author of House of Outrageous Fortune

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... Read more >
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Crossing Boundaries
Crossing Boundaries
Written by Vicente Wolf
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580931816
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Crossing Boundaries
A Global Vision of Design
Written by Vicente Wolf


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2006
Price: $50.00

Good design knows no boundaries.
—Vicente Wolf

Famed interior designer Vicente Wolf is known for a modern and elegant design sensibility that is guided by integrity and simplicity. He is also a photographer of note, capturing images of his own design work and of his travels. Crossing Boundaries is a fascinating combination of... Read more >
Patkau Architects
Patkau Architects
Introduction by Kenneth Frampton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580931694
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Patkau Architects

Introduction by Kenneth Frampton


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2006
Price: $60.00

The firm of Patkau Architects, founded in 1978 and based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has achieved international renown for work that draws on the principles of modern architecture and is simultaneously inspired by the traditions and often spectacular landscape of the Pacific Northwest. The office is known for a straightforward, multifaceted... Read more >
Cube Chic
Cube Chic
Written by Kelly Moore
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781594741050
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Cube Chic

Written by Kelly Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2006
Price: $15.95

Had enough of your bland, boring office cubicle? Cube Chic has the solution. This hip, irreverent style book offers inspirational cube designs for every taste, from Tiki to Zen. With more than 90 full-color photographs and helpful decorating tips, you’ll learn how to transform your work space into your own cube-sized... Read more >
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