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A Field Guide to American Houses
A Field Guide to American Houses
by Virginia Mcalester
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The guide that enables you to identify, and place in their historic and architectural contexts, the houses you see in your neighborhood or in your travels across America. 17th century to the present.... (read more)

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The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
by Lawrence Halprin
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Halfway between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, on axis with the Washington Monument, the stone walls of the stunning new FDR Memorial rise behind the cherry trees. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, written by the world-renowned architect who... (read more)

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American Shelter: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Home
American Shelter: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Home
by Lester Walker
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In hardcover for the first time in a revised edition, and with over 1,000 illustrations, American Shelter -- the landmark reference in architectural history -- surveys and illustrates every American housing style from Native American days to the present... (read more)

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Navy Pier
Navy Pier
by Douglas Bukowski
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Since 1673 when Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet portaged through the territory that is now Chicago, water transportation has been vital to the city's growth. In the early twentieth century, when Daniel Burnham put together his master plan for... (read more)

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We Sit Together: Utopian Benches from the Shakers to the Separatists of Zoar
We Sit Together: Utopian Benches from the Shakers to the Separatists of Zoar
by Francis Cape
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Whether for protest, religious congress, companionship, eating, or comfort, sitting communally remains one of the most powerful and prevalent of human social activities. This simple act held special significance in numerous utopian communities that... (read more)

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Twentieth-Century American Architecture: The Buildings and Their Makers
Twentieth-Century American Architecture: The Buildings and Their Makers
by Carter Wiseman
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Carter Wiseman presents an original, readable, and literate overview of the major figures, influential movements, and landmark buildings that have defined American architecture over the past hundred years. In a survey that is "as good . . . as anyone is... (read more)

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American Home
American Home
by David Larkin
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No other place in the world can compare with the variety of domestic architecture in America. HOME takes the reader on a fascinating journey to every significant house style across the continent, from early settlers' efforts to innovations of the new... (read more)

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Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings (Library of New England)
Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings (Library of New England)
by Thomas Duran Visser
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The quintessential New England barn-photogenic, full of character, and framed by flaming autumn foliage-is an endangered species. Of some 30,000 barns in Vermont alone, nearly a thousand a year are lost to fire, collapse, or bulldozers. Thomas Durant... (read more)

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Julius Shulman: Chicago Mid-Century Modernism
Julius Shulman: Chicago Mid-Century Modernism
by Julius Shulman
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New and vintage photography of America’s modernist architectural mecca. A visionary artist who has achieved worldwide fame, Julius Shulman transformed architectural photography. From his earliest photographs to those taken today, his work... (read more)

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Natchez (Majesty Architecture)
Natchez (Majesty Architecture)
by Steven Brooke
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Natchez, Mississippi, attracts thousands ofvisitors annually. One look through these pages and it is easy to see why.Beautiful exterior shots, rare interior photographs, and moving descriptionscapture the essence of one of the largest and best-preserved... (read more)

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Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles: Twenty-Five Landmarks and Their Architectural Styles
Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles: Twenty-Five Landmarks and Their Architectural Styles
by Virginia Mcalester
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In this lavishly produced volume, authors Virginia and Lee McAlester explore outstanding landmark houses that exemplify America's major architectural and interior design styles from Colonial times to the mid-twentieth century. These twenty-five houses... (read more)

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Arts & Crafts House Styles (Britain's Living History)
Arts & Crafts House Styles (Britain's Living History)
by Trevor Yorke
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The Arts and Crafts movement began as an instinctive reaction against the new industrial age. Seeking a return to simple craftsmanship, with traditional materials, its influence spread both to Europe and North America where the term craftsman denoted a... (read more)

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If This House Could Talk...: Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans
If This House Could Talk...: Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans
by Elizabet Brownstein
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Abraham Lincoln once remarked that "the strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people." Author Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, former Director of Research for the Emmy Award-winning series Smithsonian World, proves him right and gives new meaning to... (read more)

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Chicago Architecture, 1872-1922: Birth of a Metropolis
Chicago Architecture, 1872-1922: Birth of a Metropolis
by John Zukowsky
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An in-depth survey of the formative years of Chicago's modern architecture.... (read more)

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Victorian Houses: Treasures of Lesser-Known Examples
Victorian Houses: Treasures of Lesser-Known Examples
by Edmund V Jr Gillon
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Edmund Gillon has photographed and Clay Lancaster commented on 116 remarkable but lesser-known Victorian American homes. From Nova Scotia to Geneva, New York to Cape May, these rarely appreciated dwellings offer some of the best 19th-century architecture.... (read more)

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Lost Chicago
Lost Chicago
by David Garrard Lowe
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30th Anniversary These dazzling, poignant pages recreate the magical built environment that thrilled generations of Chicago residents and visitors alike before falling victim to the wrecking ball of “progress.” Here are the grand residences... (read more)

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Chicago's Famous Buildings
Chicago's Famous Buildings
by Franz Schulze
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One of the premier architectural cities of the United Statesand#8212;if not the worldand#8212;Chicago boasts a breathtaking skyline, dozens of architectural monuments, and a historic legacy few other cities can equal. And it's still growing! Since its... (read more)

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Manhattan Unfurled
Manhattan Unfurled
by Matteo Pericoli and Paul Goldberger
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Matteo Pericoli trained as an architect in Milan and then came to work in New York in 1995. His arrival preceded by just a few days the arrival of the biggest snowstorm of the decade, and the sense of the city in its wake–especially its silence... (read more)

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An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature
An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature
by Craig E Colten
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Strategically situated at the gateway to the Mississippi River yet standing atop a former swamp, New Orleans was from the first what geographer Peirce Lewis called an "impossible but inevitable city." How New Orleans came to be, taking shape between the... (read more)

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Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
by Rem Koolhaas
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Since its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first... (read more)

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