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The Seduction of Place
The Seduction of Place
Written by Joseph Rykwert
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804151726
Our Price: $13.99
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The Seduction of Place
The History and Future of Cities
Written by Joseph Rykwert


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2013
Price: $13.99

No other place on earth is as full both of promise and of dread as the city; it is at once alienating and exciting. These concentrations of people have not, however, come about as the result of vast immutable, impersonal forces, but because of human choices. The worsening or betterment of... Read more >
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The Country Blacksmith

Written by David McDougall


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $7.95

This book tells the story of the country blacksmith and his importance as the hub of village life. It describes his techniques, tools, and contribution to rural work. It includes the mythology of the blacksmith and the good fortune brought by horseshoes - and which way to hang them up! Thought... Read more >
Garden Cities

Written by Sarah Rutherford


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $7.95

Garden Cities: the phrase is redolent of Arts and Crafts values and nineteenth-century utopianism. But despite being the culmination of a range of influential movements, and having global influence themselves, in fact there were only ever two true, self-contained Garden Cities in England - far more numerous were Garden Suburbs and... Read more >
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Chicago's Bridges

Written by Nathan Holth


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $7.95

Stretching more than 150 miles and cutting through the city that bears its name, the Chicago River divides the Second City into the North Side and the South Side. In 1832, the first bridge across the river was constructed. In 1834, the first moveable bridge was erected. Today, Chicago is home... Read more >
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Mail-Order Homes
Sears Homes and Other Kit Houses
Written by Rebecca Hunter


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

At the turn of the last century, the American middle class was expanding rapidly as homesteaders moved west and as trains took travellers across the country, where they established themselves in the depot towns that erupted along train lines. With that growth came the demand for new homes, and from that... Read more >
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Up from Zero
Up from Zero
Written by Paul Goldberger
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588364227
Our Price: $13.99
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Up from Zero
Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York
Written by Paul Goldberger


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 7, 2004
Price: $13.99

In Up from Zero, Paul Goldberger, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the inside story of the quest to rebuild one of the most important symbolic sites in the world, the sixteen acres where the towers of the former World Trade Center stood. A story of power, politics, architecture, community, and... Read more >
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The Art-Architecture Complex

Written by Hal Foster


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $24.95

Hal Foster, author of the acclaimed Design and Crime, argues that a fusion of architecture and art is a defining feature of contemporary culture. He identifies a “global style” of architecture—as practiced by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano—analogous to the international style of Le Corbusier, Gropius and Mies. 

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All Over the Map
Writing on Buildings and Cities
Written by Michael Sorkin


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $24.95

Robert Hughes once described Michael Sorkin as “unique in America––brave, principled, highly informed and fiercely funny.” All Over the Map confirms all of these superlatives as Sorkin assaults “the national security city, with its architecture of manufactured fear.” Read more >
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Our Own Snug Fireside
Our Own Snug Fireside
Written by Jane Nylander
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307828163
Our Price: $22.99
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Our Own Snug Fireside
Images of the New England Home, 1760-1860
Written by Jane Nylander


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2013
Price: $22.99

This charming book portrays domestic life in New England during the century between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Drawing on diaries, letters, wills, newspapers, and other sources, Jane C. Nylander provides intimate details about preparing dinner, spinning and weaving textiles, washing and ironing laundry, planning a social outing, and...

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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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