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Architecture, Modernity, Modernization

by Jean-Louis Cohen

The history of architecture constantly combines two perspectives: one is panoramic and turned towards urban ensembles so as to reveal social or technical policies, while the other looks in close shot at buildings,...

Art Deco Architecture

by Mike Hope

Art Deco burst upon the world for a brief but unforgettable existence during the 1920s and 1930s. It embraced new media, such as the cinema and radio, as well as new forms of transport and the associated buildings,...

Landmark Architecture of Palm Beach

by Barbara D. Hoffstot, Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach & Arthur P. Ziegler Jr.

Palm Beach is a remarkably small town to be so famous; its population is only a little over 10,000. Nor is it an old town: the oldest extant building dates from about 1885, and the town itself was not incorporated...

The Fire Horse

by Gloria A Austin & Mary Chris Foxworthy

Of all the discussions about working horses, the fire department horse always brings up stories of heroic horses and the love the firemen had for them. The fire horse’s history was not very long. However,...

Luxury and Modernism

by Robin Schuldenfrei

This beautifully illustrated book provides a new interpretation of modern architecture and design in Germany during the heyday of the Bauhaus and the Werkbund, tracing modernism's lasting allure to its many...

The Bridge

by Peter J. Tomasi & Sara DuVall

More than 130 years after its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the most extraordinary landmarks and symbols of Brooklyn and New York City?and the story behind this architectural marvel is just...

Our World in Bits and Pieces

by Frans Koning


A View of the World from Three Continents. . . From a farm in The Netherlands to poverty-stricken Sierra Leone...from the brief peace after the Great War to the horrors of World War II...from Europe to America...this...

The Panama Canal

by Harry Clow Boardman

Great book over the entire history of the Panamal Canal. 

Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks

by Paula Pederson & Wiley Wendy

(Indexed edition) After decades of believing her mother's tale that Danish immigrant

Hans Pederson left them penniless, author Paula Pederson uncovers

the truth abouther father's wealth and prolific contributions...

Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects, Second Edition

by Jeffrey Karl Ochsner

The first edition of Shaping Seattle Architecture, published in 1994, introduced readers to Seattle�s architects by showcasing the work of those who were instrumental in creating the region�s built environment....

Freedom and the Cage

by Leslie Topp

Spurred by ideals of individual liberty that took hold in the Western world in the late nineteenth century, psychiatrists and public officials sought to reinvent asylums as large-scale, totally designed institutions...

A Thousand Days in Berlin

by andy watson

This book captures the energy and sense of wonder in early 1990s Berlin as seen by a young property professional who lived and worked in the reunified city. A Thousand Days recalls how the city's vibrant history...

This Millennium so Far | Children's Modern History

by Baby Professor

Let’s go down the memory lane to see and appreciate the changes that have transpired since the start of this millennium. You will find that this is a powerful read as it details the progress in societies,...

The 20th Century through Children's Eyes | Children's Modern History

by Baby Professor

The 20th century pertains to the years from 1900 to 1999. It is a remarkable period because of the medical, social, international and technological innovations. But along with these, there were also genocides...

Art Nouveau Architecture

by R. Beauclair & M. J. Gradl

"These beautiful plates feature wonderful aspects of this revolutionary architecture including grand staircases, wrought iron balconies, ornate mantels, and intricate storefronts. Bright colours, floral and...

Victorian and Edwardian British Industrial Architecture

by Lynn Pearson

By the end of Queen Victoria's reign, factories had become an inescapable part of the townscape, their chimneys dominating urban views while their labourers filled the streets, coming and going between work...

The Clarity of Hindsight: The Words and Deeds of the Era

by Cap Parlier

To explain the British attack on the French fleet at anchor in the harbor at Mers-el-Kébir [3.July.1940], Sir Winston Churchill said, “What matters are events, not words.”  His uncharacteristic humility...

Hope in Hard Times

by Timothy Kelly, Margaret Power & Michael Cary

Of the many recipients of federal support during the Great Depression, the citizens of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, stand out as model reminders of the vital importance of New Deal programs. Hoping to transform their...

You Belong to the Universe

The Whispering of the Willows

by Tonya Jewel Blessing, Sue Lockwood Summers & Kara Hokes

If you like the emotive movie, Nell, or the writing of Chris Fabry's Dogwood, (a Lifetime movie) you will love the 1920s' saga of Emerald Ashby coming of age. Set against the superstitions and old time religion...