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British Architectural Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Here is a compact and useful guide, filled with detailed and original drawings, to help put a date to the variety of period buildings we see around us. It covers an immense range of structures and styles from...


Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England

by Maureen Meister

The first study of the origins and multiple expressions of New England’s Arts and Crafts architecture


Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft, and Community

by Brian Mackay-Lyons & Robert McCarter

In architecture, as in food, local is an idea whose time has come. Of course, the idea of an architecture that responds to site; draws on local building traditions, materials, and crafts; and strives to create...


Houston Lost and Unbuilt

by Steven R. Strom

Driven by an almost fanatical desire for whatever is new, "modern," and likely to make money, Houston is constantly in the process of remaking itself. Few structures remain from the nineteenth century, and even...


At Home in New England: Royal Barry Wills Architects 1925 to Present

by Richard Wills & Keith Orlesky

Royal Barry Wills was the founder and namesake of one of America’s most famous architecture firms. Now run by his son, Richard Wills, the Boston firm has been designing elegant private homes in the Colonial...


Californian Architecture in Santa Barbara

by H. Philip Staats

Following a devastating earthquake in 1925 that destroyed most of Santa Barbara’s significant buildings, the city became the first in the country to have a controlled building plan using elements of Spanish...


Back to the Future: New Urbanism and the Rise of Neotraditionalism in Urban Planning

by Karl Besel & Viviana Andreescu

This book explores new urbanism and urban revitalization within the context of public policy developments. Back to the Future examines the historical roots and the beginnings of new urbanism and illustrates...


Urban Composition: Developing Community Through Design

by Mark C. Childs

Cities and towns are among humanity's greatest achievements, yet no single individual or organization creates them. The buildings, streets, and gardens of even a small town embody substantial investments of...


Patios and Gardens of Mexico

by Patricia W. O'Gorman & Bob Schalkwijk

The Mexican garden is a serene oasis that displays a diversity and ingenuity that is truly astonishing. Mexico’s temperate climate, conducive to outdoor living, combined with its Indian and Spanish heritage...


Houses of Mexico: Origins and Traditions

by Verna Cook Shipway & Warren Shipway

This book delves into the roots of the bold yet elegant Mexican style, illustrated with many photographs from Spain and Portugal reflecting the Moorish influence. In addition to coverage of the architecture...


The New England Image

by Samuel Chamberlain

For those who love New England, here is a matchless portrait by one of its most distinguished artists. The image Samuel Chamberlain presents here is a distillation of his finest photographs of New England. From...


A Cleveland Legacy: The Architecture of Walker and Weeks

by Eric Johannesen

Published in cooperation with Western Reserve Historical Society

"Walker and Weeks was the most influential architectural firm in Ohio during the first half of the twentieth century. It transformed the image...


The Shanghai Alleyway House: A Vanishing Urban Vernacular

by Gregory Bracken

As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where...


Designs on Democracy: Architecture and Design in Scotland Post Devolution

by Stuart MacDonald

Disasters, pandemics, the War on Terrorism? Whatever your memories of the Noughties, this was also a Scottish decade. Design, politics and identity came together.


New England's Covered Bridges: A Complete Guide

by Benjamin D. Evans & June R. Evans

A complete guide to more than 200 covered bridges in the six New England states.


Spanish Colonial or Adobe Architecture of California: 1800-1850

by Revel Edwards, Donald R. Hannaford & David Gebhard

In California, authentic Spanish colonial houses were built with local materials, using the traditions of both Spanish and New England settlers. This book gives architects, home builders and historians a chance...


Introduction to Japanese Architecture

by Michiko Young, David Young & Tan Hong Yew

Introduction to Japanese Architecture provides an overview of Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context.

It begins with a discussion of prehistoric dwellings and concludes with a description...


Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York

by Justin Davidson

From New York magazine’s architecture critic, a walking and reading guide to New York City—a historical, cultural, architectural, and personal approach to seven neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn,...


Measure and Construction of the Japanese House

by Heino Engel

A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and other important or unique...


Bali By Design: 25 Contemporary Houses

by Kim Inglis & Jacob Termansen

[Bali has long been a creative inspiration for the world—providing exciting new design ideas that are emulated today in homes and hotels around the globe.] The open to the elements bathroom with interior courtyard...