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Architectural Temperance: Spain and Rome, 1700-1759

by Victor Deupi

Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon...


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...


The Return of Nature: Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability

by Preston Scott Cohen & Erika Naginski

The Return of Nature asks you to critique your conception of nature and your approach to architectural sustainability and green design. What do the terms mean? Are they de facto design requirements? Or are they...


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...


Things Change: A reflection on the 70s, now and tomorrow thru images of Boston

by Alanna Reilly & Gerald Reilly

Boston has evolved with more of a charge than a crawl in the past forty years. And the larger society has not lagged either in terms of cultural and technological changes. Through more than 230 images of Boston,...


Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940

by Sean Rothery

Every future account of architecture in Ireland should be indebted to this book.' - Edward McParland, Times Literary Supplement ' Rothery's book sheds an illuminating light on Ireland's progress in the first...


Building the State: Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe

by Virag Molnar

The built environment of former socialist countries is often deemed uniform and drab, an apt reflection of a repressive regime. This book peeks behind the gray façade to reveal a colourful struggle over competing...


Matls & Meaning in Comtemp Jap Arch: Tradition and Today

by Dana Buntrock

An examination of how tradition can be incorporated into contemporary Japanese architecture, considering the work of five Japanese architects: Fumihiko Maki, Terunobu Fujimori, Ryoji Suzuki, Kengo Kuma, and...


How Architecture Works

by Witold Rybczynski

An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives

We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Buildings...


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


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...


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 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...


An Architecture of Parts: Architects, Building Workers, and Industrialization in Britain 1940-1970

by Christine Wall

This book is unique in describing the history of post war reconstruction from an entirely new perspective by focusing on the changing relationship between architects and building workers. It considers individual,...


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...


SynergiCity: Reinventing the Postindustrial City

by Paul Hardin Kapp & Paul J. Armstrong

SynergiCity: Reinventing the Postindustrial City proposes a new and invigorating vision of urbanism, architectural design, and urban revitalization in twenty-first-century America. Culling transformative ideas...


Pink Fits: Australian Perspectives on Architecture 1993=2006

by Davina Jackson & King Simeon

Twenty perspectives on trans-millennial architecture by Australian writer Davina Jackson.


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.


Tower and Slab: Histories of Global Mass Housing

by Florian Urban

Tower and Slab looks at the contradictory history of the modernist mass housing block - home to millions of city dwellers around the world. Few urban forms have roused as much controversy. While in the United...


Italo Calvino's Architecture of Lightness

by Letizia Modena

This study recovers Italo Calvino's central place in a lost history of interdisciplinary thought, politics, and literary philosophy in the 1960s. Drawing on his letters, essays, critical reviews, and fiction,...