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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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City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
by Mike Davis
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To its official boosters, "Los Angeles brings it all together." To its detractors, it is "The Big Nowhere." No one has better captured L.A.'s bizarre role as both utopia and dystopia than Davis, the author of this mordantly elegant and wide-ranging work... (read more)

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Wood Reduction Trilogy #02: Building with Vision: Optimizing and Finding Alternatives to Wood
Wood Reduction Trilogy #02: Building with Vision: Optimizing and Finding Alternatives to Wood
by Daniel Imhoff
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The United States has both the rare fortune and the dubious distinction of being among the only industrialized nations to use wood as its primary material for residential buildings. While other developed countries have evolved masonry and other building... (read more)

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Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's
Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's
by R A Scotti
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In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R. A. Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch: the building of St. Peter?s Basilica. Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II in 1506, the endeavor would span two... (read more)

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Tilt: a Skewed History of the Tower of Pisa
Tilt: a Skewed History of the Tower of Pisa
by Nicholas Shrady
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In the tradition of "Brunelleschi's Dome," comes a lively and richly informative chronicle of one of the world's most famous--and famously flawed--architectural and cultural icons, all presented in an innovative and striking format. Illustrations.... (read more)

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The Comforts of Home: The American House and the Evolution of Modern Convenience
The Comforts of Home: The American House and the Evolution of Modern Convenience
by Merritt Ierley
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The Age of Technology is nowhere made more personal than at home. Modern convenience shapes our daily routine, making today's American house a place of comfort, the like of which has never been known. Yet of all aspects of modern technology, it is the... (read more)

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Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction (Sandpiper)
Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction (Sandpiper)
by David Macaulay
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Readers worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay's imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of children's literature and a touchstone for budding... (read more)

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City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
by David Macaulay
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Text and black and white illustrations show how the Romans planned and constructed their cities for the people who lived within them.... (read more)

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Bamboo Style
Bamboo Style
by Taschen
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Mit Bambus füttert man Pandas und verfeinert asiatische Gerichte - doch darüber hinaus ist Bambus auch ein zugleich dekoratives und funktionales Baumaterial. Die Stämme sind extrem robust und vielfältig einsetzbar: Shigeru Ban zum... (read more)

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The Architecture of Country Houses
The Architecture of Country Houses
by Andrew Jack Downing
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Throughout the early Victorian period American domestic architecture was dominated by the ideas and designs of Andrew Jackson Downing who emphasized function, convenience, and concord with the environment. This volume forms his most important work. 321... (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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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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Roman Art and Architecture (World of Art)
Roman Art and Architecture (World of Art)
by Mortimer Wheeler
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Sir Mortimer Wheeler describes the architecture and town planning, the sculpture and painting, the silverware, glass, pottery and the other rich artistic achievements of the era.... (read more)

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Lewis Mumford: A Life (Grove Great Lives)
Lewis Mumford: A Life (Grove Great Lives)
by Donald L Miller
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Malcolm Cowley called Lewis Mumford "the last of the great humanists," and indeed, in more than six decades of writing, Mumford made contributions to history, philosophy, literature, art, architectural criticism, and urban planning. The author of some... (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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Frank Lloyd Wright's Life and Homes
Frank Lloyd Wright's Life and Homes
by Carla Lind
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Frank Lloyd Wright, America's most famous architect, forever changed the way we look at the spaces around us. Frank Lloyd Wright's Life and Homes captures the essence of this colorful architect and his innovative designs. The book includes engaging... (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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Modern Architecture
Modern Architecture
by Derek Avery
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Spans the period from 1920 until today, and details the great diversity of international buildings, styles and technological developments that have provided such rich and imaginative heritage for everyone in the new millennium.... (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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