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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

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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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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

History and Legends of the Alamo and Other Missions in and Around San Antonio (Recovering the U.s. Hispanic Literary Heritage)

By: De Zavala, Adina; Flores, Richard R. [Editor]

Price: $12.62

Publisher: Arte Publico Pr: 1996-12-01

Seller ID: 9781558851818


Originally published in 1917 by Adina de Zavala, this volume reconstructs the history of the Alamo back to precolonial times. Its importance lies not only in its portrayal of Texas' history as a product of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American contributions, but also in its focus on the role of Texas women and Texas Mexicans in shaping the historical record. At a time when Texas Mexican women held little influence, de Zavala attempted to rewrite the way Te... View more info

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Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City

By: Denison, Edward; Ren, Guang Yu; Gebremedhin, Naigzy

Price: $29.81

Publisher: Merrell Publishers: 2007-02-01

Seller ID: 9781858943824


Asmara, the capital of the small East African country of Eritrea, bordering the Red Sea, is one of the most important and exciting architectural 'discoveries' of recent years. Built almost entirely in the 1930s by the Italians, who transformed it into a hotbed of radical architectural innovation, Asmara has one of the highest concentrations of Modernist architecture anywhere in the world. This superb building-by-building survey, illustrated with previously unpublished ar... View more info

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Fortresses of the Peninsular War 1808-14

By: Fletcher, Ian; Taylor, Chris [Illustrator]

Price: $17.99

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 2003-11-21

Seller ID: 9781841765778


In the course of the Peninsular War, Wellington's army fought several hard battles and smaller actions, but it was the bloody sieges that troubled him more than anything else. Indeed, the performance of his army during the sieges was probably the most disappointing aspect of what was otherwise an extremely successful campaign. Taking 1808 as its starting point, this title deals with the fortress sieges that involved Wellington's Anglo-Portuguese army, and concentrates on... View more info

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Classic Cracker: Florida's Wood-Frame Vernacular Architecture

By: Haase, Ronald W

Price: $12.65

Publisher: Pineapple Press: 1992-09-01

Seller ID: 9781561640140


- History of Florida wood-frame architecture, from the simplest "single-pen" homesteads to the latest homes at Seaside- The double-pen house, the classic dogtrot, the four-square Georgian, and the Cracker townhouse- Cracker homes take best advantage of the climate and terrain of Florida- Includes several floor plans for new adaptations of classic Cracker architecture- Winner of the 1993 LoPresti Award for excellence in art publishing- For students of ... View more info

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Underground Buildings: More Than Meets the Eye

By: Hall, Loretta

Price: $22.35

Publisher: Quill Driver Books: 2004-01-01

Seller ID: 9781884956270


Unusual as they seem, underground buildings are surprisingly common. Every day, millions in North America work, shop, dine, study, and play in the more than three hundred public and commercial structures and five thousand private homes nestled in the earth. Underground buildings are safe, attractive, useful, and comfortable places to frequent and live. Unlike a common misconception, most are dry and warm, and they are often sun-filled. More than one hundred underground b... View more info

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Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England

By: Hubka, Thomas C.

Price: $27.84

Publisher: UPNE: 2004-03-01

Edition: 20

Seller ID: 9781584653721


"Big house, little house, back house, barn"--this rhythmic cadence was sung by nineteenth-century children as they played. It also portrays the four essential components of the farms where many of them lived. The stately and beautiful connected farm buildings made by nineteenth-century New Englanders stand today as a living expression of a rural culture, offering insights into the people who made them and their agricultural way of life. A visual delight as well as an... View more info

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Island Life: Inspirational Interiors

By: India Hicks

Price: $37.31

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams: 2004-03-01

Seller ID: 9781584793175


It's the ultimate escape fantasy: Trade in the rat race for life on a tropical island and all the languid luxury that it evokes. For India Hicks and David Flint Wood, the dream became reality when, after high-profile careers, she as a fashion model, he as an advertising executive, the couple left the city behind for the Bahamas. Five years and three children later, the husband-and-wife team have impeccably restored three houses and one hotel. Fusing traditional European ... View more info

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Fortifications in Wessex, c.800-1066

By: Lavelle, Ryan; Spedaliere, Donato [Illustrator]

Price: $17.99

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 2003-10-01

Seller ID: 9781841766393


The defence of the 9th-century kingdom of Wessex under King Alfred against the 'Great Viking Army' is one of the major military achievements of Early Medieval history. While the guerrilla warfare in the Somerset marshes and the battle of Edington are characteristic of Alfred's military abilities, his definitive physical achievement was a series of some 30 well-structured fortifications (known as burhs) across the kingdom. Many of these fortifications survive to this day ... View more info

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Pamphlet Architecture 21: Situation Normal

By: Lewis, Paul; Tsurumaki, Marc

Price: $12.65

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press: 1998-12-01

Seller ID: 9781568981543


In this volume, the latest addition to the award-winning Pamphlet Architecture series, the authors examine common architectural forms (chairs, doors, and walls) and programs (a cinema, a health club, a skyscraper) in order to dissect and reconfigure them. In the process they create ten new projects that draw their power from an oscillation between the recognizable and the surreal. Cleverly undermining the conventions and norms of contemporary architectural design, the au... View more info

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Lost Twin Cities

By: Millett, Larry

Price: $32.33

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: 1992-10-01

Seller ID: 9780873512732


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Twin Cities Then and Now (Minnesota)

By: Millett, Larry

Price: $27.84

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: 1996-09-15

Seller ID: 9780873513272


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The Architectural Guidebook to New York City

By: Morrone, Francis; Iska, James [Photographer]

Price: $16.41

Publisher: Gibbs Smith: 2002-08-08

Seller ID: 9781586852115


Francis Morrone has returned to the buildings of his original guidebook once again to detail additions and changes in name and usage, and the book has been modified to reflect post September 11th New York City. With its thoughtful detail and out-of-the-ordinary observations, this guidebook is a must-have for New Yorkers, tourists, and architectural lovers everywhere. Francis Morrone is a lecturer and tour leader for the Municipal Art Society of New York, a nonprofi... View more info

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The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway

By: Mulfinger, Dale; Davis, Susan E.

Price: $18.63

Publisher: Taunton Press: 2003-04-01

Seller ID: 9781561586448


An illustrated look at the surprisingly versatile cabin, with outstanding examples from around the country View more info

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Tom Kundig: Houses

By: Ngo, Dung; Holl, Steven [Contributor]; Joy, Rick [Contributor]; Tsien, Billie [Contributor];

Price: $29.85

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press: 2006-10-01

Seller ID: 9781568986050


The work of Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig has been called both raw and refined, as well as super-crafted and warm. Kundig's projects, especially his houses, uniquely combine these two seemingly disparate sets of characteristics to produce some of the most inventive structures found in the architecture world today. Kundig's internationally acclaimed work is inspired by both the industrial structures with which he grew up in the Pacific Northwest and the vibrant craft... View more info

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The Houses of St. Augustine

By: Nolan, David; Fitzpatrick, Jean E [Illustrator]; Barrett, Ken [Photographer];

Price: $12.65

Publisher: Pineapple Press: 1995-09-01

Seller ID: 9781561640751


- The oldest continuously settled community in the United States, St. Augustine has weathered Spanish, British, and American governments, several wars, and many changes in architectural fashion- Richly illustrated with original watercolors and color photographs to show representative styles and forms- Each chapter covers a separate era in St. Augustine's history and discusses the city's distinctive character during that era as well as how architectural styles evo... View more info