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The Architecture of Use: Aesthetics and Function in Architectural Design

by Stephen Grabow & Kent Spreckelmeyer

By analyzing ten examples of buildings that embody the human experience at an extraordinary level, this book clarifies the central importance of the role of function in architecture as a generative force in...


Manhattan Moves Uptown: An Illustrated History

by Charles Lockwood

This fascinating chronicle traces New York City's growth from Wall Street at the end of the Revolutionary War to Harlem at the turn of the twentieth century. Documenting the frantic construction and speculative...


American Architects and the Mechanics of Fame

by Roxanne Kuter Williamson

Why does one talented individual win lasting recognition in a particular field, while another equally talented person does not? While there are many possible reasons, one obvious answer is that something more...


Bungalows

by Kathryn Ferry

 A bungalow is now understood to be a single story home but that definition is a modern one and when introduced to Britain in the late 1860s the bungalow concept implied much more. Its origins lay in India...


The Bauhaus Ideal Then and Now: An Illustrated Guide to Modern Design

by William Smock

The Bauhaus Ideal is both a picture book and a guidebook to the fascinating and enduring legacy of modernist design, and to the continuing influence of Bauhaus on interior design—not just on architecture,...


Retro Style: Class, Gender and Design in the Home

by Sarah Elsie Baker

Retro interiors have come to the fore in recent years as a highly desirable and valuable branch of interior design. The emergence of a need for decorative objects and vintage furniture has resurrected retro...


Edwardian House: Original Features and Fittings

by Trevor Yorke

This easy to follow guide is an invaluable source of advice for those wishing to restore the original features in an Edwardian house, or who simply admire the elegance of these period properties.


Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City

by Jonathan Conlin

Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the period 1750-1914, when they vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet Jonathan...


Ghent Planning Congress 1913: Premier Congres International Et Exposition Comparee Des Villes

by Whyte William

The Ghent congress on town planning was the first genuinely international conference to address all aspects of civic life and design. Attended by representatives of 22 governments and 150 cities, as well as...


Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures: Concepts for Designing Building Exteriors

by Mayine L. Yu

Integrate the best building envelope construction methods, materials science, and structural principles in your work using this book as a resource to help you...

With more than seventy significant case studies...


Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II: From Le Corbusier to Rem Koolhaas

by Martin Filler

In the first volume of Makers of Modern Architecture (2007), Martin Filler examined the emergence of that revolutionary new form of building and explored its aesthetic, social, and spiritual aspirations through...


10 Buildings That Changed America

by Dan Protess & Geoffrey Baer

10 Buildings that Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society....


Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the Present

by Peggy Deamer

Architecture and Capitalism tells a story of the relationship between the economy and architectural design. Eleven historians each discuss in brand new essays the time period they know best, looking at cultural...


Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

by Thomas Leslie

A detailed tour, inside and out, of Chicago's distinctive towers from an earlier age


Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories

by Patricio del Real & Helen Gyger

Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories has thirteen new essays from a range of distinguished architectural historians to help you understand the region's rich and varied architecture. It...


Architecture Re-Assembled: The Use (and Abuse) of History: The Use (and Abuse) of History

by Trevor Garnham

Beginning from the rise of modern history in the eighteenth century, this book examines how changing ideas in the discipline of history itself has affected architecture from the beginning of modernity up to...


A Cleveland Legacy: The Architecture of Walker and Weeks

by Eric Johannesen

Walker and Weeks was the foremost architectural firm in Cleveland for nearly forth years, from 1911 to 1949. Its clients were the wealthy and influential of Cleveland and the Midwest; its landmark accomplishments...


Old Red: Pioneering Medical Education in Texas

by Heather Green Wooten

Tucked away in a corner of the University of Texas Medical Branch campus stands a majestic relic of an era long past. Constructed of red pressed brick, sandstone, and ruddy Texas granite, the Ashbel Smith Building,...


The Tube: Station to Station on the London Underground

by Oliver Green

From Norman Foster’s remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London’s tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic...


The 1930s House Explained

by Trevor Yorke

The Art Deco exhibition in Paris in 1925 ushered in a new style of architecture based on the latest designs from Europe and American-flat roofs, plain facades, reinforced concrete and white paint inside and...