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Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream

By: Adamson, Paul; Arbunich, Marty

Price: $44.78

Publisher: Gibbs Smith: 2002-11-30

Seller ID: 9781586851842


Joseph Eichler was a pioneering developer who defied conventional wisdom by hiring progressive architects to design Modernist homes for the growing middle class of the 1950s. He was known for his innovations, including "built-ins" for streamlined kitchen work, for introducing a multipurpose room adjacent to the kitchen, and for the classic atrium that melded the indoors with the outdoors. For nearly twenty years, Eichler Homes built thousands of dwellings in Californi... View more info

Designing Dreams: Modern Architecture in the Movies (Architecture and Film)

By: Albrecht, Donald

Price: $22.35

Publisher: Hennessey & Ingalls: 2001-04-26

Seller ID: 9780940512269


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Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency

By: Andrea Oppenheimer Dean; Timothy Hursley [Photographer]

Price: $26.09

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press: 2002-02-01

Seller ID: 9781568982922


For almost ten years, Samuel Mockbee, a recent MacArthur Grant recipient, and his architecture students at Auburn University have been designing and building striking houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama's Hale County. Using salvaged lumber and bricks, discarded tires, hay and waste cardboard bales, concrete rubble, colored bottles, and old license plates, they create inexpensive buildings that bear the trademark of Mockbee's work, which h... View more info

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Antonio Gaudi: Master Architect

By: Bassegoda Nonell, Juan; Levick, Melba [Photographer]

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Abbeville Press: 2000-04-01

Seller ID: 9780789202208


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Earthworks And Beyond: Comtemparary Art In the Landscape

By: Beardsley, John

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Abbeville Press: 2006-06-01

Edition: 4

Seller ID: 9780789208811


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The Baltimore Rowhouse

By: Belfoure, Charles; Hayward, Mary Ellen

Price: $22.35

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press: 2001-04-09

Seller ID: 9781568982830


Perhaps no other American city is so defined by an indigenous architectural style as Baltimore is by the rowhouse, whose brick facades march up and down the gentle hills of the city. Why did the rowhouse thrive in Baltimore? How did it escape destruction here, unlike in many other historic American cities? What were the forces that led to the citywide renovation of Baltimore's rowhouses? The Baltimore Rowhouse is the fascinating 200-year story of this building type. It c... View more info

Great Cathedrals

By: Bernhard Schutz

Price: $93.29

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams: 2002-12-01

Seller ID: 9780810932975


The great Gothic cathedrals of Europe, with their soaring spires and expanses of glass, are some of the most loved and admired works of architecture in the world. From Chartres, whose stained-glass windows create patterns of light that seem truly mystical, to the Cathedral of Florence, whose soaring dome has been called "one of the engineering marvels of all time, " this glorious art book covers the major Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals in France, England, Germany, Ital... View more info

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Auguste Perret

By: Britton, Karla

Price: $44.74

Publisher: Phaidon Press: 2001-10-22

Seller ID: 9780714840437


- The first monograph in English on the work of French architect Auguste Perret (1874-1954), a pioneering precursor to the Modern movement- Looks at Perret's projects in France and abroad, such as the Musee des Travaux Publics in Paris, the Church of Notre-Dame at Raincy and other domestic, industrial and urban buildings, and his innovative use of structure and materials- Richly illustrated with new colour photography as well as drawings and photographs from the ... View more info

Lost Russia: Photographing the Ruins of Russian Architecture

By: Brumfield, William Craft

Price: $115.18

Publisher: Duke University Press Books: 2015-08-20

Seller ID: 9780822315575


The twentieth century in Russia has been a cataclysm of rare proportions, as war, revolution, famine, and massive political terror tested the limits of human endurance. The results of this assault on Russian culture are particularly evident in ruined architectural monuments, some of which are little known even within Russia itself. Over the past two decades William Craft Brumfield, noted historian and photographer of Russian architecture, has traveled throughout Russia a... View more info

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Biltmore Estate: The Most Distinguished Private Place

By: Bryan, John

Price: $37.31

Publisher: Rizzoli: 1994-09-15

Seller ID: 9780847818112


In the late 1880s, two supreme talentsarchitect Richard Morris Hunt and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstedwere brought together by the Vanderbilt fortune. The result was the magnificent Biltmore Estate, explored here in archival and new color photography, sketches, and construction photos that document the entire design, development, and construction. View more info

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Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Complete Works, Vol. 4

By: Buchanan, Peter

Price: $36.80

Publisher: Phaidon Press: 2003-01-01

Seller ID: 9780714842875


One of the most acclaimed designers of his generation, Renzo Piano established his international reputation through his collaboration with Richard Rogers and Peter Rice on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The Renzo Piano Building Workshop has since completed projects as diverse as the gallery for the De Menil Collection in the USA and the Columbus International Exposition in Italy. This series of four volumes covers his entire body of work to date. Now available for the fir... View more info

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The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities

By: Bushman, Richard Lyman

Price: $18.93

Publisher: Vintage: 1993-08-31

Seller ID: 9780679744146


This lively and authoritative volume makes clear that the quest for taste and manners in America has been essential to the serious pursuit of a democratic culture. Spanning the material world from mansions and silverware to etiquette books, city planning, and sentimental novels, Richard L. Bushman shows how a set of values originating in aristocratic court culture gradually permeated almost every stratum of American society and served to prevent the hardening of class co... View more info

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Cabin Fever: Rustic Style comes Home

By: Carley, Rachel

Price: $34.61

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1998-09-28

Seller ID: 9780684844220


A log cabin in the woods is one of America's most cherished icons -- a dream shared around the world. As the stress level of city life rises, more and more of us are imagining our own cottages far away from traffic lights and urban distractions. Cabins in the wilderness have never gone out of style, because the rustic life is a simple, rewarding one rooted in the traditions of the great outdoors. Featuring rustic interiors as well as North Woods architecture, "Cabin... View more info

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Concise Townscape

By: Cullen, Gordon

Price: $70.10

Publisher: Architectural Press: 1995-03-12

Seller ID: 9780750620185


This book pioneered the concept of townscape. 'Townscape' is the art of giving visual coherence and organization to the jumble of buildings, streets and space that make up the urban environment. It has been a major influence on architects, planners and others concerned with what cities should look like. View more info

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Modern Architecture Since 1900

By: Curtis, William J.R.

Price: $63.66

Publisher: Phaidon Press: 1996-06-27

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780714835242


Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic. Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation. Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative which provides a setting for the detailed examination of buildings. Throughout the book the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on t... View more info

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The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town

By: Cyril E. Vetter; Philip Gould [Photographer]

Price: $33.59

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press: 1999-08-01

Seller ID: 9780807123713


A. Hays Town changed the face of the Louisiana house. In a career that includes designing more than five hundred homes, he led architects, builders, and homeowners to embrace the finest elements of Louisiana's architectural past. Almost every home built in Louisiana during the last twenty years is in some way inspired by Town's work.The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town honors his legacy as Louisiana's premier residential architect. Color photographs of numerous homes ... View more info

Tadao Ando: Complete Works (1969-1994)

By: Dal Co, Francesco

Price: $45.75

Publisher: Phaidon Press: 1997-11-19

Seller ID: 9780714837178


Tadao Ando (b. 1941) is Japan's leading architect and a designer with a dazzling international reputation. This complete catalogue of Ando's work examines in detail over one hundred buildings and projects, illustrated by drawings, sketches, plans and other material from the architect's own studio. View more info

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Architecture For Dummies

By: Debrah K. Dietsch; Robert A.M. Stern [Foreword]

Price: $16.41

Publisher: Wiley Publishing: 2002-06-28

Seller ID: 9780764553967


When is a building just a building and when is it art? This accessible guide cuts through the jargon and clearly explains the essentials of architecture, demystifying the incredible ways in which structures and spaces come alive. You'll gain a real appreciation for architecture and the confidence to talk about it--even to an architect.Just the essential information for readers on the go who want to understand architecture.Covers the highlights of architectural history, f... View more info

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New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence

By: Delehanty, Randolph; Sexton, Richard [Photographer]

Price: $33.59

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2003-11-01

Seller ID: 9780811841313


The lush, seductive, Old World elegance of New Orleans is gloriously revealed in this photographic tribute to the "Venice of North America." Richard Sexton's photographs capture balcony-lined streets, French-style parks, Caribbean-inspired gardens, and ornate public buildings, and take us inside some of the city's most intriguing private homes. This new edition marks the tenth anniversary with a new cover and binding, and a fully revised afterword. "Rarely," wrote "T... View more info