Tournament of Books 2015
 
 

Architecture
History


There are 1275 books in this aisle.
Browse the aisle by Title | by Author | by Price
See recently arrived used books in this aisle.

Featured Titles in Architecture - History
Page 1 of 64 next

Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings
Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings
by Annabel Jane Wharton
Publisher Comments
Buildings are not benign; rather, they commonly manipulate and abuse their human users. Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, owners, or occupants. And often they act badly. Treating... (read more)

Your price: $34.95
New - Trade Paper

add to wish list


A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals
A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals
by Spiro Kostof
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $181.25
Your price: $19.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Modern Architecture Since 1900 (3RD 96 Edition)
Modern Architecture Since 1900 (3RD 96 Edition)
by William J. R. Curtis
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $45.00
Your price: $22.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Programs and Manifestos on 20TH-century Architecture (70 Edition)
Programs and Manifestos on 20TH-century Architecture (70 Edition)
by Ulrich Conrads
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $25.00
Your price: $19.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning
Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning
by Leland M Roth
Publisher Comments
This best-selling, illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, explaining the structure, function, history, and meaning of architecture in a way that is both accessible and engaging. The long-awaited second edition... (read more)

List Price $58.00
Your price: $22.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Constantinople: Istanbul's Historical Heritage
Constantinople: Istanbul's Historical Heritage
by Stephane Yerasimos
Publisher Comments
" This impressive book reveals the inheritance of a fascinating city before the reader's eyes. Christened "Constantinople" by Constantine the Great, the city successively served as the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires and commanded a key... (read more)

List Price $49.99
Your price: $29.98
Sale - Hardcover

add to wish list


Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture
Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture
by Bernard Rudofsky
Publisher Comments
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)

Your price: $30.50
New - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Key Contemporary Buildings: Plans, Sections and Elevations (with CD-ROM)
Key Contemporary Buildings: Plans, Sections and Elevations (with CD-ROM)
by Rob Gregory
Publisher Comments
Third in the series of Keybooks, this volume offers newly drawn plans and color photographs of a wide range of buildings by out-standing architects arranged by plan: centralized and radial plans; linear structures; terraced houses; stacked plans... (read more)

List Price $45.00
Your price: $19.98
Sale - Trade Paper

add to wish list


An Architectural Guidebook to Portland
An Architectural Guidebook to Portland
by Bart King
Publisher Comments
Portland strikes a unique balance between the rich architectural traditions of the past and the cutting-edge creative developments of modern architecture. Within a small downtown area can be found 19th-century cast-iron-front buildings, skyscrapers, old... (read more)

List Price $22.95
Your price: $15.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Quonset Hut: Metal Living for a Modern Age
Quonset Hut: Metal Living for a Modern Age
by Julie (edt) Decker
Publisher Comments
When World War II came along, the American military found itself in need of a prefabricated, lightweight shelter that could be easily shipped and quickly assembled. The quonset hut, that sliced tube of corrugated metal, was the answer. Over a hundred... (read more)

Your price: $24.95
New - Hardcover

add to wish list


One Place After Another : Site-specific Art and Locational Identity (02 Edition)
One Place After Another : Site-specific Art and Locational Identity (02 Edition)
by Miwon Kwon
Publisher Comments
andlt;Pandgt;Site-specific art emerged in the late 1960s in reaction to the growing commodification of art and the prevailing ideals of art's autonomy and universality. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, as site-specific art intersected with land art... (read more)

List Price $22.95
Your price: $12.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Aegean Art and Architecture (99 Edition)
Aegean Art and Architecture (99 Edition)
by Donald Preziosi
Publisher Comments
This is the first comprehensive introduction to the art and architecture of mainland Greece, Crete, and the Cycladic Islands from 3300 to 1000 BCE. Ancient Aegean culture has a particularly important place within European history and art history because... (read more)

List Price $27.95
Your price: $14.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Ranches of the American West
Ranches of the American West
by Linda Leigh Paul
Publisher Comments
Linda Leigh Paul is the author of eight books published by Universe/Rizzoli, including Cottages by the Sea, The Cabin Book, and Haciendas.... (read more)

Your price: $45.00
New - Hardcover

add to wish list


How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
by Stewart Brand
Publisher Comments
Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and... (read more)

List Price $37.00
Your price: $19.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Native American Architecture
Native American Architecture
by Peter Nabokov
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $59.95
Your price: $26.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Houses of Roman Italy, 100 B.C.-a.D. 250
The Houses of Roman Italy, 100 B.C.-a.D. 250
by John R. Clarke
Publisher Comments
"Extensively documented with well-chosen, good quality photographs, Clarke's book effectively surveys these representative examples from the Late Republic to the Late Empire, illustrating the shift in the agendas of decoration as well as in the patterns... (read more)

List Price $57.95
Your price: $44.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome
The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome
by Jake Morrissey
Publisher Comments
The rivalry between the brilliant seventeenth-century Italian architects Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini is the stuff of legend. Enormously talented and ambitious artists, they met as contemporaries in the building yards of St. Peter's in... (read more)

List Price $15.99
Your price: $6.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Working Drawing: The Architect's Tool
The Working Drawing: The Architect's Tool
by Annette (edt) Spiro
Publisher Comments
Large-scale working drawings are one of the fundamental tools in architecture, crucial from the early stages of creation up through the actual construction of buildings. Surprisingly, however, there has been very little published analysis of this tool... (read more)

Your price: $130.00
New - Hardcover

add to wish list


Between Devotion and Design
Between Devotion and Design
by John Taylor
Synopsis
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)

Your price: $82.00
New - Hardcover

add to wish list


Oblique Drawing: A History of Anti-Perspective (Writing Architecture)
Oblique Drawing: A History of Anti-Perspective (Writing Architecture)
by Massimo Scolari
Publisher Comments
For more than half a century, Erwin Panofsky's Perspective as Symbolic Form has dominated studies of visual representation. Despite the hegemony of central projection, or perspective, other equally important methods of representation have much to tell us.... (read more)

Your price: $24.95
New - Trade Paper

add to wish list


1 3 4 5 ... 64 next»


Browse the entire aisle:
by Title | by Author | by Price
See recently arrived used books in this aisle.
There are 1275 books in this aisle.

This way to more aisles in Architecture
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.