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The Films of Charles and Ray Eames: A Universal Sense of Expectation

by Eric Schuldenfrei

The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses' work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely...


Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classes

by Nnamdi Elleh

This book not only shows how architects can learn from traditional or vernacular dwellings in order to create habitations for the people of low-income groups in public housing scenarios, but also demonstrates...


Ben's War with the U. S. Marines

by Peter H Green

Ben's War with the U. S. Marines is biographical account of the humorous but serious World War II misadventures of Pfc. Ben Green--a misplaced Chicago radio producer who battled the system in order to serve...


Prefab Homes

by Elisabeth Blanchet

In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few...


Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs

by Ralph Draughon, Delos Hughes & Ann Pearson

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...


Architecture and the Welfare State

by Mark Swenarton, Tom Avermaete & Dirk van den Heuvel

In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed...


Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities

by Vladimir Kuli, Timothy Parker & Monica Penick

In the decades following World War II, modern architecture spread around the globe alongside increased modernization, urbanization, and postwar reconstruction-and it eventually won widespread acceptance. But...


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...


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. Building the State peeks behind the grey façade to reveal a colourful struggle...


Matls & Meaning in Comtemp Jap Arch: Tradition and Today

by Dana Buntrock

In this beautiful and perceptive book, Dana Buntrock examines, for the first time, how tradition is incorporated into contemporary Japanese architecture. Looking at the work of five architects - Fumihiko Maki,...


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,...