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Identifying American Architecture: A Pictorial Guide to Styles and Terms, 1600-1945
Identifying American Architecture: A Pictorial Guide to Styles and Terms, 1600-1945
by John J G Blumenson
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What styles of architecture are found in your neighborhood--Georgian, Prairie, International, Spanish, Colonial Revival?... (read more)

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World War II and the American Dream: How Wartime Building Changed a Nation
World War II and the American Dream: How Wartime Building Changed a Nation
by Donald Albrecht
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Donald Albrecht is Guest Curator of the exhibition "World War II and the American Dream" at the National Building Museum.... (read more)

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Buildings of Iowa
Buildings of Iowa
by David Gebhard
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In Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim trace Iowa's architectural history from the earliest Native American influences to the present. Divided into five regional areas--Mississippi River East, Mississippi River West, and the Central... (read more)

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Estancias: The Great Houses and Ranches of Argentina
Estancias: The Great Houses and Ranches of Argentina
by Maria Saenz Quesada
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From the rocky terrain in the North through the fertile pampa of the central provinces, all the way to the mountainous West and cold, desolate provinces of the South, the estancias of Argentina produced the high-quality meat and grain that gave the... (read more)

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Native American Architecture
Native American Architecture
by Peter Nabokov
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"I am delighted to have this outstanding book available in paperback for course use! The lavish illustrations, authoritative text, clear organization, and useful maps and diagrams make this an ideal introduction to Native American modes of dwelling on... (read more)

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Casa Modernista: A History of the Brazil Modern House
Casa Modernista: A History of the Brazil Modern House
by Alan Weintraub
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A rediscovery of one of the most powerful schools of Modernism. On the one hand sensual and warm, on the other rational yet rhythmic, Brazilian Modernism is the soulful alternative to its European parent, better known for theoretical rigor and cold... (read more)

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American Architecture and Urbanism
American Architecture and Urbanism
by Vincent Scully
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A classic book authored by the foremost architectural historian in America, this fully illustrated history of American architecture and city planning is based on Vincent Scully's conviction that architecture and city planning are inseparably linked and... (read more)

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Mexicasa: The Enchanting Inns and Haciendas of Mexico
Mexicasa: The Enchanting Inns and Haciendas of Mexico
by Gina Hyams and Melba Levick
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Melba Levick has published more than 40 photography books on travel, architecture, and design, including Mexicolor (0-8118-1893-4) and Mexicasa (0-8118-2806-9). She lives in Los Angeles and Paris. Gina Hyams is the author of several books on travel and... (read more)

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The Architecture Traveler: A Guide to 262 Key American Buildings
The Architecture Traveler: A Guide to 262 Key American Buildings
by Sydney Leblanc
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Architecture is the heart and soul of cities--it shows not just a place, but the spirit of the place.... (read more)

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Archivos de Arquitectura Antillana #34: Caribbean Modernist Architecture
Archivos de Arquitectura Antillana #34: Caribbean Modernist Architecture
by Gustavo Luis More
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In February and March 2008, the International Program and the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, organized the Museum's first symposium on the modernist architecture of the Caribbean and bordering Latin American... (read more)

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Southern Plantations
Southern Plantations
by Robin Lattimore
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CN... (read more)

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Early American Architecture: From the First Colonial Settlements to the National Period
Early American Architecture: From the First Colonial Settlements to the National Period
by Hugh Morrison
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Hailed as "a model of scholarship" by the Saturday Review, this comprehensive survey of domestic and public architecture ranges from early settlers' primitive cabins to Greek Revival mansions of the early 1800s. Nearly 500 illustrations... (read more)

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The Atlas of American Architecture: 2000 Years of Architecture, City Planning, Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering
The Atlas of American Architecture: 2000 Years of Architecture, City Planning, Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering
by Tom Martinson
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This comparative history of American architecture, social spaces, and engineered environments—organized by style, and then by chronology—is for the general reader. Within its heavily illustrated pages, Tom Martinson traces two... (read more)

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Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities
Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities
by Iwan Baan
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Torre David is an incomplete skyscraper in the center of the Venezuelan capital Caracas that has been occupied and reconstructed by local residents. Work on the building, named after the financial investor David Brillembourg, who died in 1993, was... (read more)

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What Style Is It?: A Guide to American Architecture
What Style Is It?: A Guide to American Architecture
by John C Poppeliers
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Architectural style is defined as a definite type of architecture, distinguished by special characteristics of structure and ornament. This revised edition of What Style Is It? includes new sections on Neoclassical, Romanesque and Rustic Styles. It also... (read more)

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The Colonial Architecture of Mexico
The Colonial Architecture of Mexico
by James Early
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The low price and rather poor color of the otherwise clear plates of this paperback reprint should not deter interested readers from acquiring this otherwise very fine text. Early (Southern Methodist U.) has written a thorough and thoughtful account... (read more)

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Havana Modern: 20th-Century Architecture and Interiors
Havana Modern: 20th-Century Architecture and Interiors
by Michael Connors
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Michael Connors has more than thirty years of experience in writing, consultation, and teaching in fine and decorative arts. He has authored many books. Ricardo Porro is a Cuban-born architect. In 1961, he was designated as the head of design for Havanas... (read more)

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The American Style
The American Style
by Thomas Mellins
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Easily the most recognizable architectural style in America, with its brick or shingled facades trimmed in white and ornamented with restrained classical detail, the Colonial Revival emerged in the late nineteenth century and is still the basis for... (read more)

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Southwestern Pithouse Communities, Ad 200-900
Southwestern Pithouse Communities, Ad 200-900
by Lisa C Young
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Pithouses are the earliest identifiable domestic architecture in many areas of the world, and can provide insights into the origins of communities--a fundamental component of past and present societies. In this book, Lisa Young and Sarah Herr invite... (read more)

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Main Street To Miracle Mile : American Roadside Architecture (95 Edition)
Main Street To Miracle Mile : American Roadside Architecture (95 Edition)
by Chester H. Liebs
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Traces the transformation of commercial development in the US during the 20th century as it moved from the main streets of city centers out along street car lines and later roads to become commercial strips and suburban shopping malls. Liebs (history,... (read more)

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