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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
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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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The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
by George Howe Colt
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In this intimate and poignant history of a sprawling century-old summer house on Cape Cod, George Howe Colt reveals not just one family's fascinating story but a vanishing way of life. Faced with the sale of the treasured house where he had spent forty... (read more)

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Antoni Gaudi, 1852-1926: From Nature To Architecture (03 Edition)
Antoni Gaudi, 1852-1926: From Nature To Architecture (03 Edition)
by Maria Antonietta Crippa
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RAISED DURING THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, SPANISH ARCHITECT ANTONI GAUDI (1852-1926) STROVE TO DISTINGUISH AND REAFFIRM THE IDENTITY OF HIS NATIVE CATALONIA AS SPAIN AND THE REST OF EUROPE MODERNIZED. EARLY NEO-GOTHIC DESIGNS WERE THE STEPPING-STONE TO... (read more)

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Green Cities: Ecologically-Sound Approaches to Urban Space
Green Cities: Ecologically-Sound Approaches to Urban Space
by David Gordon
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This anthology presents visions ecological urban models. "carves a scholarly depth into the radical changes needed to diffuse our urban crisis."--Montréal Mirror "the ideas it contains are so sane and sensible you'll end up wondering why civic... (read more)

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Frank Lloyd Wright S Robie House: The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece
Frank Lloyd Wright S Robie House: The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece
by Donald Hoffmann
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Painstakingly researched and illuminating account of the making of the Fred C. Robie home. Revealing family documents, excerpts from a 1958 interview with Fred Robie, and 160 black-and-white illustrations illuminate design, construction, various stages... (read more)

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Information Architecture (It Revolu (IT Revolution in Architecture)
Information Architecture (It Revolu (IT Revolution in Architecture)
by Gerhard Schmitt
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Mit zunehmender IntensitAt bestimmt CAAD (Computer Aided Architectural Design) die Praxis heutiger ArchitekturbA1/4ros. Mit dem Computer lassen sich komplexe EntwA1/4rfe schneller und prAziser darstellen und variieren. Die Erstellung dreidimensionaler... (read more)

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The architect of desire :beauty and danger in the Stanford White family
The architect of desire :beauty and danger in the Stanford White family
by Suzannah Lessard
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The story of Stanford White--his scandalous affair with the 16-year-old actress Evelyn Nesbit, his murder in 1906 by her husband, the millionaire Harry K. Thaw, and the hailstorm of publicity that surrounded the trial of the century--has proven... (read more)

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Margaret Helfand Architects: Evolution of an Elemental Architecture (Work in Progress)
Margaret Helfand Architects: Evolution of an Elemental Architecture (Work in Progress)
by Margaret Helfand
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In a collection of projects developed during the 1990s, Margaret Helfand Architects argues for an architecture of logic, simplicity, and sensuality. Presented chronologically, nineteen projects ranging from showrooms, residences, academic buildings... (read more)

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Interior decorating
Interior decorating
by And Nelson Ortho Books
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-- Describes tools and techniques needed to translate decorating ideas into solutions. -- Helpful for sprucing up one small space or transforming every room of the home.... (read more)

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The Plaza: First and Always
The Plaza: First and Always
by Mckenzie Michael
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In the beginning, it was a hog farm. A cow pasture. A trash dump and it was located so far south -- 50 city blocks -- that downtown Kansas City merchants would not deliver goods to the area. In the mind's eye of young real-estate visionary Jesse Clyde... (read more)

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AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, D.C.
AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, D.C.
by G. Martin Moeller
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The fourth edition of the venerable AIA guide to Washington's architecture offers tourists, residents, and architecture aficionados insights into nearly 400 of the city's most important architectural landmarks, organized into 19 discrete tours. All... (read more)

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Prefab Elements: Adding Custom Features to Your Home
Prefab Elements: Adding Custom Features to Your Home
by Sandy Mclendon
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When you go to Home Depot to look at their ready-made cabinetry, you may not think of it as prefab, but in fact that’ s just one example of the many amenities today’ s manufacturers offer. Customized amenities provide homeowners... (read more)

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Ski (Hip Hotels)
Ski (Hip Hotels)
by Herbert Ypma
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The newest Hip Hotels volume focuses on winter sports and stylish places to stay, whether it be a remote lodge in the Canadian Rockies, alpine log cabin or sleek contemporary style--the possibilities are amazing. 500 illustrations, 400 in color.... (read more)

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Old Mexico: An Architectural Pilgrimage
Old Mexico: An Architectural Pilgrimage
by Alfred C Bossom
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London-born architect Bossom's detailed sketches and commentary, and his wife's fine photographs, were published in 1924 in this handsome book — which also includes 18th-century missions in California and San Antonio. Tiled facades, quiet courtyards,... (read more)

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Espinet & Ubach
Espinet & Ubach
by Oriol Bohigas
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This series is the best reference available for information on today's leading architects, and presents their work in an affordable and thoroughly illustrated format. Each book begins with an overview of the architect's style and accomplishments written... (read more)

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Designing the City: A Guide for Advocates and Public Officials
Designing the City: A Guide for Advocates and Public Officials
by Adele Fleet Bacow
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Written in a clear and engaging style, Designing the City is a practical manual for improving the way communities are planned, designed, and built. It presents a wealth of information on design and decision-making, including advice on how citizens and... (read more)

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Almost Home: America's Love-Hate Relationship with Community
Almost Home: America's Love-Hate Relationship with Community
by David L Kirp
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For David Kirp, a gifted storyteller and journalist, the concept of community stretches beyond a cliched figure of speech to describe what happens when people make decisions that reshape one another's lives. He has collected a fascinating variety of such... (read more)

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Robin Ward's Heritage West Coast
Robin Ward's Heritage West Coast
by Robin Ward
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This second book by the Vancouver Sun columnist, author of the successful Robin Ward's Vancouver, offers 60 drawings of structures in Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle and points between. The Sun Yat Sen Gardens and Cathedral Place in downtown Vancouver, the... (read more)

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Carlson Architects: Expanding Northwestern Regionalism
Carlson Architects: Expanding Northwestern Regionalism
by John Pastier
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This volume presents 11 projects, including an upscale supermarket called Larry's Market, which procured instant notariety for the firm.... (read more)

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Log Spirit
Log Spirit
by Linda White
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8x8 in, 96 pp, 40 color photographs, Log Sprit: Over the past few decades, thousands have tried to capture the essence of classic lodges and cabins by building log homes. Some have succeeded, while many more have learned that it takes more than log walls... (read more)

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