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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure)

By: Christopher Alexander; Sara Ishikawa; Murray Silverstein; Max Jacobson; Ingrid Fiksdahl-King; Shlomo Angel

Price: $48.51

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1977-01-01


You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books w... View more info

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Alvar Aalto

By: Weston, Richard

Price: $29.81

Publisher: Phaidon Press, 1997-11-09


Internationally renowned as one of the major achievements of modern architecture, the work of Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is deeply rooted in the culture and landscape of his native Finland. Throughout a long and fertile career his work embraced almost all the key public institutions as well as social housing and private dwellings. This monographs places Aalto clearly in the context of both international Modernism and Finnish culture, and explores his key inspirations and th... View more info

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American Art Deco: Architecture and Regionalism

By: Breeze, Carla

Price: $44.78

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, 2003-07-17


Art deco architecture flourished in large cities and small towns throughout America in the 1920s and 1930s. Many of the best examples office buildings, movie theaters, hotels, and churches are still in use. Deco architects, artists, and designers drew on European styles but were most committed to a style that grew organically, as they saw it, from their native soil. Two themes bound Deco buildings and their decorative schemes together: a regional pride that tied building... 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


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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


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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Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City

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

Price: $29.81

Publisher: Merrell Publishers, 2007-02-01


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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Auguste Perret

By: Britton, Karla

Price: $44.74

Publisher: Phaidon Press, 2001-10-22


- 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

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Bali Houses: New Wave Asian Architecture and Design

By: Francione, Gianni; Tettoni, Luca Invernizzi

Price: $33.59

Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd., 2003-03-15


- A beautiful introduction to the "new internationalism" of contemporary Balinese style- Visually stunning with full-color photographs throughout- A perfect gift for anyone interested in architecture or design View more info

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Bali Modern: The Art of Tropical Living

By: Francione, Gianni; Tettoni, Luca Invernizzi

Price: $26.09

Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd., 1999-10-15


Experience Balinese tropical living Take an inside view of Bali's contemporary villas, resort bungalows, galleries and other striking buildings. View more info

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Barcelona

By: Hughes, Robert

Price: $20.73

Publisher: Vintage, 1993-03-09


Barcelona is Robert Hughes's monumentally informed and irresistibly opinionated guide to the most un-Spanish city in Spain. Hughes scrolls through Barcelona's often violent history; tells the stories of its kings, poets, magnates, and revolutionaries; and ushers readers through municipal landmarks that range from Antoni Gaudi's sublimely surreal cathedral to a postmodern restaurant with a glass-walled urinal. The result is a work filled with the attributes of Barcelona i... 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


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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Building Big

By: Macaulay, David

Price: $15.33

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers, 2004-05-10


Why this shape and not that? Why steel instead of concrete or stone? Why put it here and not over there? These are the kinds of questions that David Macaulay asks himself when he observes an architectural wonder. These questions take him back to the basic process of design from which all structures begin, from the realization of a need for the structure to the struggles of the engineers and designers to map out and create the final construction.As only he can, David ... View more info

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Bunker Archaeology

By: Virilio, Paul

Price: $29.85

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 1997-12-01

Edition: 2


Out of print for almost a decade, we are thrilled to bring back one of our most requested hard-to-find titlesphilosopher and cultural theorist Paul Virilio's Bunker Archeology. In 1994 we published the first English-language translation of the classic French edition of 1975, which accompanied an exhibition of Virilio's photographs at the Centre Pompidou. In Bunker Archeology, urbanist Paul Virilio turns his attentionand camerato the ominous yet strangely compelling Germa... 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


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