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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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This book enables the reader to determine styles and identify architectural terms by comparing real buildings with the book's many photographs.... (read more)

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Modern Architecture Since 1900
Modern Architecture Since 1900
by William J. R. Curtis
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Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic. Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation. Technical, economic, social and... (read more)

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Landscape Design : a Cultural and Architectural History (01 Edition)
Landscape Design : a Cultural and Architectural History (01 Edition)
by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
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People have shaped the landscape around them since prehistoric times, creating places as diverse in form and meaning as Stonehenge, the Forbidden City of Beijing, Versailles, and New York's Central Park. Overflowing with hundreds of plans, drawings, and... (read more)

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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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Native American Architecture
Native American Architecture
by Peter Nabokov
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Native American Architecture, is the first book-length, fully illustrated study of North American Indian architecture to appear in a century. The product of 15 years of research by an architect and an anthropologist, the book presents the building... (read more)

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Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning
Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning
by Leland M Roth
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This clearly written, fully illustrated survey of Western architecture defines and explains structure, function, history, and meaning. Architecture is examined as a cultural phenomenon as well as an artistic and technological achievement. The book is... (read more)

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Bicknell S Victorian Buildings
Bicknell S Victorian Buildings
by A J Bicknell & Co
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Originally published as Bicknell's Village Builder and Supplement, this collection of 45 cottages, villas, houses, farms, and churches form a complete village in the authentic American Victorian style. Detailed floor plans and elevations are beautifully... (read more)

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Buildings Without Architects: A Global Guide to Everyday Architecture
Buildings Without Architects: A Global Guide to Everyday Architecture
by John May
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A wonderfully informative reference on vernacular styles, from adobe pueblos and Pennsylvania barns to Mongolian yurts and Indonesian stilt houses. This small but comprehensive book documents the rich cultural past of vernacular building styles, from... (read more)

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Mosque (03 Edition)
Mosque (03 Edition)
by David Macaulay
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Following in the tradition he established with Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction and in the many books he has published in the thirty years since, David Macaulay provides explanations of the how and the why in a way that is both accessible and... (read more)

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Ghostly Ruins: America's Forgotten Architecture
Ghostly Ruins: America's Forgotten Architecture
by Harry Skrdla
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We've all seen them but might have been too scared to enter: the house on the hill with its boarded-up windows; the darkened factory on the outskirts of town; the old amusement park with its rickety skeleton of a rollercoaster. These are the ruins of... (read more)

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The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest
The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest
by Lawrence Kreisman and Glenn Mason
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This magnificent compendium is the first comprehensive exploration of the Arts and Crafts legacy in the Pacific Northwest. It traces the movement from its nineteenth century English beginnings to its flowering in Washington and Oregon through the 1920s... (read more)

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How to Read Bridges: A Crash Course in Engineering and Architecture
How to Read Bridges: A Crash Course in Engineering and Architecture
by Edward Denison
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This accessible book is a visual guide to understanding and identifying architectural styles and engineering techniques of all types of bridges, from ancient Roman arch bridges and nineteenth-century truss bridges prevalent in the United States, to the... (read more)

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Power of Images in the Age of Augustus (88 Edition)
Power of Images in the Age of Augustus (88 Edition)
by Paul Zanker
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Examines the imperial mythology that was reflected by Roman art and architecture during the rule of Augustus Caesar... (read more)

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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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On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore--already under construction for more than a century--was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome....... (read more)

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Global History of Architecture (2ND 11 Edition)
Global History of Architecture (2ND 11 Edition)
by Francis D. K. Ching
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Praise for the First Edition "Because of its exceptionally wide perspective, even architectural historians who do not teach general survey courses are likely to enjoy and appreciate it." —Annali d'architettura "Not only does A Global History of... (read more)

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Between Devotion and Design
Between Devotion and Design
by John Taylor
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Sensitive to the elements of the environment and the different cultures within which he worked, architect John Cyril Hawes developed an idiosyncratic and imaginative style. This was particularly evident in his use of Arts and Crafts, Romanesque, and... (read more)

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American Architecture: A History
American Architecture: A History
by Leland Roth
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American Architecture introduces the reader to the major developments that shaped the American-built environment from before the Europeans to the present, from the everyday vernacular to the high style of aspiration. Leland M. Roth describes the impact... (read more)

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Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture
Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture
by Bernard Rudofsky
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In this book, out of print since 1980, Bernard Rudofsky steps outside the narrowly defined discipline that has governed our sense of architectural history and discusses the art of building as a universal phenomenon.... (read more)

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Chambers for a Memory Palace (94 Edition)
Chambers for a Memory Palace (94 Edition)
by Donlyn Lyndon
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This collaboration between two distinguished architects and former colleagues is a joyous celebration of admired places and a thoughtful consideration of the role that design has played in giving these places their memorable qualities. It is also an... (read more)

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World Architecture ((3RD)13 Edition)
World Architecture ((3RD)13 Edition)
by Ingersoll
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Spiro Kostof's groundbreaking work, A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals, helped to reshape the study of architectural history. His book extended beyond the discussion of great monuments to find connections with ordinary dwellings, urbanism... (read more)

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