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Architecture




New Arrivals
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Green Architecture
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Philosophy of Sustainable Design
Philosophy of Sustainable Design
by Jason F. McLennan
Publisher Comments
In the Philosophy of Sustainable Design, McLennan outlines the major ideas and issues that have emerged in the growing movement of green architecture and sustainable design over the last thirty years. This book is intended as a starting point for anyone... (read more)

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Recently Arrived Used
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Reference
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101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
by Matthew Frederick
Staff Pick
This small, pocket-size book, 101 Things I Learned in Architectural School, is a surprise smash hit — over 100,00 copies have been sold since it was published in September 2007. As a working architect and urban planner, Matthew Frederick distills... (read more)

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Architects
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Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
by Ross King
Staff Pick
Of the many transformations that architecture has undergone throughout history, none is more important to the Renaissance than Filippo Brunelleschi's dome design for the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence. Few books have introduced Renaissance... (read more)

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History
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Programs and Manifestos on 20TH-century Architecture (70 Edition)
Programs and Manifestos on 20TH-century Architecture (70 Edition)
by Ulrich Conrads
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The present volume offers eloquent testimony that many of the master builders of this century have held passionate convictions regarding the philosophic and social basis of their art. Nearly every important development in the modern architectural... (read more)

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Urban Planning
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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
by Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein
Staff Pick
Although I am not an architect, I keep this book on my bedside table at all times, so that I can pick it up and read about how the world should be, according to Christopher Alexander. The world is made of "patterns" that work organically. These patterns... (read more)

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General
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A Timeless Way of Building
A Timeless Way of Building
by Christopher Alexander
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The theory of architecture implicit in our world today, Christopher Alexander believs, is bankrupt. More and more people are aware that something is deeply wrong. Yet the power of present-day ideas is so great that many feel uncomfortable, even afraid... (read more)

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Houses
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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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Types
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Learning From Las Vegas : the Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form (Rev 77 Edition)
Learning From Las Vegas : the Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form (Rev 77 Edition)
by Robert Venturi
Publisher Comments
Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance in 1972, calling for architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of "common" people and less immodest in their erections of "heroic," self-aggrandizing monuments.This... (read more)

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Drawing and Design
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Design Drawing - With CD (2ND 10 Edition)
Design Drawing - With CD (2ND 10 Edition)
by Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher Comments
Get the completely revised edition to mastering the visual language of architecture. In his distinctive graphic style, world-renowned author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching takes us on another exciting journey through the process of creation.... (read more)

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Bridges
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The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
by David McCullough
Publisher Comments
This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nations history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the... (read more)

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Sale Books
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Low Price Houses
Low Price Houses
by Chris Van Uffelen
Synopsis
What is needed to create a home and how much does it cost to do it in style? This volume pursues the answer to this question by presenting around 60 projects from around the globe. Unconventional building methods and forms are combined to create unusual... (read more)

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Used Books
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The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
by Neil Levine
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"There is no other book that brings one closer to a sense of full understanding of Wright's architecture."--Robin Middleton, Columbia... (read more)

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