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Architecture


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Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
by Karen Kingston
Staff Pick
If you want your home to be a clean, clutter-free space but have difficulty getting rid of unneeded belongings and unwanted gifts, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui is the book for you; fifty pages in and you'll be eager to put the book down and start... (read more)

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
by Jane Jacobs
Staff Pick
Ever wonder why we have suburbs? Or why we wanted them in the first place? What about the lovely ideal of the Parisian street lined with cafes and shops? Why don't we have more of those? Or would we want them at all? Then read this! If you live in, near,... (read more)

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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
by Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein
Staff Pick
Although I am not an architect, I keep this book on my bedside table at all times, so that I can pick it up and read about how the world should be, according to Christopher Alexander. The world is made of "patterns" that work organically. These patterns... (read more)

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
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"An eco-sustainable manifesto. The next Industrial Revolution will be Green!"... (read more)

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Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
by Lloyd Kahn
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The house I grew up in (with my sister, my two parents, a constant but ever-changing assortment of critters, and all the associated clutter one might expect) was 800 sq. ft. In a word: tiny. But the homes in Lloyd Kahn's Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter give... (read more)

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The Poetics of Space
The Poetics of Space
by Gaston Bachelard
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Philosopher Gaston Bachelard published The Poetics of Space in 1958, many years into a prolific and prestigious career in science and French academe. A rationalist who believed rational thought was an ill-fitting framework for exploring the imagination... (read more)

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Brunelleschi's Dome
Brunelleschi's Dome
by Ross King
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It took decades of dedication from Brunelleschi and the entire Florentine community to create one of the most studied and beautiful structures in the world. In a steadily engaging and accessible manner, Ross King brings to life the challenges and... (read more)

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Builders of the Pacific Coast
Builders of the Pacific Coast
by Lloyd Kahn
Staff Pick
As the founding editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, Inc. and the former editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, Lloyd Kahn boasts a long history of stellar publications, and his latest is no exception. Builders of the Pacific Coast showcases some of the... (read more)

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson
Staff Pick
There is nothing on this planet that Bryson cannot make fascinating. In his hands, exploring the minutiae of his house becomes an adventure. (Granted, his house is a Victorian vicarage in Norfolk, England.) At Home is a joyful, chatty dip into the... (read more)

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson
Staff Pick
There is nothing on this planet that Bryson cannot make fascinating. In his hands, exploring the minutiae of his house becomes an adventure. (Granted, his house is a Victorian vicarage in Norfolk, England.) At Home is a joyful, chatty dip into the... (read more)

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Green Architecture
Green Architecture
by James Wines
Staff Pick
This sturdy little book from Taschen provides an exciting visual portrait of some of the great examples of contemporary ecological architecture, as well as the history behind the trend towards "green" design. Wines compares and contrasts these modern... (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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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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The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
by Joseph M. Siry
Staff Pick
The Guggenheim is a collection of articles by experts on Wright and museology. They cover the design, troubled construction, working life of the Guggenheim, its effect on later museum design, and its recent restoration. It is fully illustrated with... (read more)

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S, M, L, XL: Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large
S, M, L, XL: Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large
by Rem Koolhaas
Staff Pick
There are some books that will make you into a genius as soon as you turn back the title page, and S, M, L, XL by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas is certainly one of them. Once you get the hang of things, the book is a remarkable and inspiring read... (read more)

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Modern Cabin: New Designs for an American Icon
Modern Cabin: New Designs for an American Icon
by Michelle Kodis
Staff Pick
Gorgeous and a little on the fancy-pants side, these are the cabins that you drive to in your Jag. For those of us who may not be rockin' the upscale cabin price tag, there are plenty of great styles to adapt and incorporate into our own living space... (read more)

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Modern Cabin
Modern Cabin
by Michelle Kodis
Staff Pick
Gorgeous and a little on the fancy-pants side, these are the cabins that you drive to in your Jag. For those of us who may not be rockin' the upscale cabin price tag, there are plenty of great styles to adapt and incorporate into our own living space... (read more)

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101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
by Matthew Frederick
Staff Pick
This small, pocket-size book, 101 Things I Learned in Architectural School, is a surprise smash hit — over 100,00 copies have been sold since it was published in September 2007. As a working architect and urban planner, Matthew Frederick distills... (read more)

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Prefab
Prefab
by Allison Arieff
Staff Pick
Not yet available from the IKEA, prefabricated homes are the hottest item for consumers of neat, clean and cheap. With only $50,000 and belief in the powers of Scandinavian architecture, you too can walk away with a very smart and very hip dwelling.... (read more)

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Googie Redux
Googie Redux
by Alan Hess
Staff Pick
Ignored, ridiculed, and disrespected, "Googie"-style architecture has become a neglected and mistreated relic. As an icon of mid-century progress and a representation of modernity and whimsy, it deserves to be appreciated. A gem published in 1985, now... (read more)

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Tokyo: A Certain Style
Tokyo: A Certain Style
by Kyoichi Tsuzuki
Staff Pick
"Imagine tiptoeing down the hall in your apartment building to peek into a half-opened door. No one appears to be home. Who might live here? So maybe not everyone has these kinds of snooping fantasies. But if you're even mildly interested in how other... (read more)

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