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The Portland Bridge Book
The Portland Bridge Book
by Sharon Wood Wortman and Ed Wortman
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The Portland Bridge Book, now in its third edition, is a richly detailed history of the bridges spanning the Willamette and Columbia Rivers in Portland, Oregon. This edition is totally new, with over 175 photographs and illustrations. The book makes... (read more)

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Urban Planning
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Death and Life of Great American Cities (89 Edition)
Death and Life of Great American Cities (89 Edition)
by Jane Jacobs
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Ever wonder why we have suburbs? Or why we wanted them in the first place? What about the lovely ideal of the Parisian street lined with cafes and shops? Why don't we have more of those? Or would we want them at all? Then read this! If you live in, near,... (read more)

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General
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A Field Guide to American Houses
A Field Guide to American Houses
by Virginia Mcalester
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The guide that enables you to identify, and place in their historic and architectural contexts, the houses you see in your neighborhood or in your travels across America. 17th century to the present.... (read more)

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Landscape Architecture
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Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted (Merloyd Lawrence Book)
Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted (Merloyd Lawrence Book)
by Justin Martin
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Frederick Law Olmsted is arguably the most important historical figure that the average American knows the least about. Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York's Central Park to Boston's Emerald Necklace to Stanford University's... (read more)

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History
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A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals
A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals
by Spiro Kostof
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When the late Spiro Kostof's A History of Architecture appeared in 1985, it was universally hailed as a masterpiece--one of the finest books on architecture ever written. Now, updated and expanded, this classic reference continues to bring to readers the... (read more)

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Reference
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The Architecture of Happiness
The Architecture of Happiness
by Alain de Botton
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The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.One of the great but often unmentioned causes of... (read more)

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Drawing and Design
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The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage
The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage
by Ianto Evans
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Are you ready for the Cob Cottage? This is a building method so old and so simple that it has been all but forgotten in the rush to synthetics. A cob cottage,cobb, however, might be the ultimate expression of ecological design, a structure so attuned to... (read more)

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Cityscape
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Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies
Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies
by Reyner Banham
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Reyner Banham examined the built environment of Los Angeles in a way no architectural historian before him had done, looking with fresh eyes at its manifestations of popular taste and industrial ingenuity, as well as its more traditional modes of... (read more)

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Types
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Portland Bridge Book: 1989 Edition
Portland Bridge Book: 1989 Edition
by Sharon Wood Wortman
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Wortman offers technical information, history, and anecdotes for 12 bridges across the Willamette River, two across the Columbia River, and several railroad bridges in the Portland (Oregon) vicinity. Since the 1989 first edition, she has been leading... (read more)

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Houses
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Homes from Home: Inventive Small Spaces, from Chic Shacks to Cabins and Caravans
Homes from Home: Inventive Small Spaces, from Chic Shacks to Cabins and Caravans
by Vinny Lee
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There is an enormous pleasure in having a place where you can get away from it all, a small intimate space where you can live out your fantasies or simply indulge a passion. This could be a boat moored on an urban waterway or a wilderness shack miles... (read more)

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Young Architects #04: Material Process
Young Architects #04: Material Process
by Architectural League
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The fourth in the series of successful titles, featuring an image-heavy look at the work of promising young architects from the Architectural League of NY.... (read more)

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The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
by James Howard Kunstler
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The Geography of Nowhere traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon... (read more)

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The Portland Bridge Book
  1. The Portland Bridge Book
    by Sharon Wood Wortman and Ed Wortman
  2. Death and Life of Great American Cities (89 Edition)
    by Jane Jacobs
  3. A Field Guide to American Houses
    by Virginia Mcalester
  4. Portland Then and Now
    by Linda Dodds
  5. Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted (Merloyd Lawrence Book)
    by Justin Martin
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