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Glasshouses

Written by Fiona Grant


Format: eBook, 72 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $7.95

The orangeries and glasshouses that stand in the gardens of many stately homes help to tell a three-century story of garden fashion. They reflect both the architectural and social trends of their time, but above all show an increasing ability to tailor the buildings to the needs of the plants within... Read more >
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A New Kind of Bleak
Journeys through Urban Britain
Written by Owen Hatherley


Format: eBook0
On Sale: July 31, 2012
Price: $19.95

In A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain, Owen Hatherley skewered New Labour’s architectural legacy in all its witless swagger. Now, in the year of the Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, he sets out to describe what the Coalition’s altogether different approach to economic mismanagement and civic irresponsibility... Read more >
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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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Prefab Homes

Written by Elisabeth Blanchet


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $7.95

In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few designs were delivered to eager Local Authorities. They were nicknamed 'Palaces for the People'. With convenient kitchens, bathrooms and... Read more >
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Railway Architecture

Written by Bill Fawcett


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $7.95

A guide to the architecture that gives British railways their identity, from stations to signal boxes.

Roots of Britain's railways lie in the wooden-railed colliery wagonways of around 1600, but it was almost 1830 before specific railway architecture became needed. This evolved rapidly down to 1850, and for some time afterwards Britain... Read more >
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The 1960s Home

Written by Paul Evans


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $9.95

The 1960s witnessed a sustained period of economic growth, consumer spending and stable employment. This hitherto unknown prosperity enabled a market growth in levels of owner occupation and a subsequent boom in the sale of household furnishings and luxury goods. The 1960s Home looks at the styles and fashions in domestic... Read more >
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Hearts of the City
Hearts of the City
Written by Herbert Muschamp, Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307273246
Our Price: $19.99
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Hearts of the City

Written by Herbert Muschamp
Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff


Format: eBook, 960 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2013
Price: $19.99

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 >
Also available as a hardcover.
Traditional Building Materials

Written by Matthew Slocombe


Format: eBook, 104 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $10.95

Steel and glass now dominate modern British cities, but the country can still boast millions of older houses constructed of more traditional building materials. Many date from the period before easy nationwide transportation, when these materials were usually grown on or extracted from land in the locality. As a result, Britain... Read more >
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Humphry Repton
The Polite Art of Landscape
Written by Laura Mayer


Format: eBook0
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $7.95

Humphry Repton (1752-1818) ambitiously styled himself Capability Brown's successor; the century's next great improver of landed property. He believed that the art of laying out grounds could only be achieved by 'the united powers of the landscape painter and the practical gardener', and ingeniously combined his knowledge of farming with a... Read more >
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Glorious Mud!
Ancient and Contemporary Earthen Design and Construction in North Africa, Western Europe, the Near East, and Southwest Asia
Written by Gus W. Van Beek and Ora Van Beek


Format: eBook, 542 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $79.95

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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