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Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs

by Ralph Draughon

Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs offers a dynamic record of the buildings that once stood in Auburn, Alabama, which have fallen to natural disaster, war, poverty, and neglect, and to what...


FLA Learning Centre

by Giuseppe Marinoni

Built after Giuseppe Marinoni’s design had won an international competition, the Learning Centre FLA (Lombardy Foundation for the Environment) at Seveso looks on the outside like a primary volume, divided...


Morris Graves: His Houses, His Gardens

by Richard Svare

A delightful look at the unique residences bulity by the famed co-founder of the Northwest School of Art


Politics in Color and Concrete: Socialist Materialities and the Middle Class in Hungary

by Krisztina Fehérváry

Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous-the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. Politics in Color and Concrete revisits...


Architecture, Modernity, Modernization

by Jean-Louis Cohen

pThe 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,...


Lighthouses

by Victoria Charles

The lighthouse, an indefatigable watchman, ceaselessly guides boats to their ports.This beacon of maritime signalisation has guided sailors since antiquity.The first known lighthouse appeared on the island of...


Factories

by Victoria Charles

Born in the Industrial Revolution, the factory has long been considered like a monster of iron, subjugating the individual to the collective in an act of mass dehumanisation.Turning away from the pure functionality...


City Lights

by Victoria Charles

A symbol of massive crowds and solitary desires, the city holds promise for all those that pass through it. Its meandering streets, unexplored neighbourhoods and incessant noise create a landscape that captivates...


Bridges

by Victoria Charles

A bridge is a link between two worlds, a point of tension between two separate and often disparate locations. Free, belonging neither to one region or another, the bridge imposes upon the landscape and defies...


The Classic Western Collection

by Zane Grey, Robert William Chambers, Marah Ellis Ryan & Dane Coolidge et al.

The Classic Western Collection assembles over 30 of the greatest western novels ever written.

Featuring:

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, by James Fenimore Cooper

THE PRAIRIE, by James Fenimore Cooper

ASTORIA, by Washington...


The Life of Bismarck

by George Hesekiel

"The Life of Bismarck" is the best-known work of Johann George Ludwig Hesekiel. This book is the most thorough biography of the first Chancellor of the German Empire and one of the greatest politicians of 19th...


San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to Its History and Architecture

by Philip P. Choy

San Francisco Chinatown is the first history of and guide to SF Chinatown written by someone born and raised there.


Learn from Looking

by Charlie Szoradi

See the world around you with fresh perspective. Learn about critical thinking and reaching a sustainable future more cost-effectively than ever imagined. Great insights and incredible drawings! Bill Slover...


Man in the Place of the Gods

by Frederick Cookinham

WHO SAYS SECULAR PEOPLE CANT BE SPIRITUAL? What do cities mean to you? Excitement? Dreams and goals? Glamor? Escape? Danger? Romance? Artistically planned parks, zoos and museums? Shopping? Ohmygod skyscrapers...


Modern Playhouses

by Alistair Fair

Modern Playhouses is the first detailed study of the major programme of theatre-building which took place in Britain between the 1950s and the 1980s. Drawing on a vast range of archival material - much of which...


Lighthouses

by Victoria Charles

The lighthouse, an indefatigable watchman, ceaselessly guides boats to their ports.This beacon of maritime signalisation has guided sailors since antiquity.The first known lighthouse appeared on the island of...


Factories

by Victoria Charles

Born in the Industrial Revolution, the factory has long been considered like a monster of iron, subjugating the individual to the collective in an act of mass dehumanisation.Turning away from the pure functionality...


City Lights

by Victoria Charles

A symbol of massive crowds and solitary desires, the city holds promise for all those that pass through it. Its meandering streets, unexplored neighbourhoods and incessant noise create a landscape that captivates...


Bridges

by Victoria Charles

A bridge is a link between two worlds, a point of tension between two separate and often disparate locations. Free, belonging neither to one region or another, the bridge imposes upon the landscape and defies...


When Ivory Towers Were Black

by Sharon Egretta Sutton & James Stewart Polshek

When Ivory Towers Were Black lies at the potent intersection of race, urban development, and higher education. It tells the story of how an unparalleled cohort of ethnic minority students earned degrees from...