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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...


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...


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

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...


San Antonio Architecture: Traditions and Visions

by San Antonio & Boone Powell

With a history more than 290 years old, San Antonio boasts a diverse, eclectic, and important architectural inventory. From the Spanish Missions of the 17th century to invigorating adaptation and restoration...


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.


Born on the Island: The Galveston We Remember

by Eugene Aubry, Lyda Ann Quinn Thomas & Stephen Fox

In sixty-seven exquisite watercolors and drawings, nationally famous architect Eugene Aubry captures on paper the sensibilities, the memories, and the grace that evokes Galveston, especially for those who are...


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.


The Living House: An Anthropology of Architecture in South-East Asia

by Roxana Waterson

The Living House was the first book of its kind to present a detailed picture of the house within the social and symbolic worlds of Southeast Asian peoples. A pioneering title that has become a classic, this...


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...