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Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill, 1750-1840

by Elizabeth B. McCall & Michael Maicher

Officially known as Washington Square Park, Philadelphia’s Society Hill district contains an impressive number of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century houses. This book presents, in text and pictures,...

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...

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...

Toronto Reborn

by Ken Greenberg, David Crombie & Zahra Ebrahim

Toronto Reborn offers an incisive view of Toronto's development over the last fifty years. The author, one of the principal figures involved in this decisive period in the city’s evolution, captures how Toronto...

Sweet Spots

by Teresa A. Toulouse & Barbara C. Ewell

Contributions by Carrie Bernhard, Scott Bernhard, Marilyn R. Brown, Richard Campanella, John P. Clark, Joel Dinerstein, Pableaux Johnson, John P. Klingman, Angel Adams Parham, Bruce Boyd Raeburn, Ruth Salvaggio,...

Southern Splendor

by Marc R. Matrana, Robin S. Lattimore & Michael W. Kitchens

Few things evoke thoughts and memories of the past more than a house from a bygone era, and few places are identified and symbolized more by historic dwellings than the American South. Plantation houses built...

Doorways of Paris

by Raquel Puig

  • Beautiful photography detailing the diverse, colorful, and historic range of Parisian doorways

  • Paris is one of the most romanticized cities in the world, already has location-based appeal

  • Author has a growing...

  • Trans Structures: Fluid Architecture and Liquid Engineering

    by Matyas Gutai

    Architecture is based upon the misconception that strong is stable, both in sense of energy and structure, as an unchanged state of microclimate would require more material or insulation. Trans-structures are...

    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...

    Total Latin American Architecture

    by Ana de Brea & Cesar Pelli

    A selected, fully open, and deep assemblage, that carries the explicit intent of outlining, conceptual and practical verifications, on critical views and specific projects, concerning the actual architecture...

    Public Space Acupuncture

    by Helena Casanova & Jesús Hernández

    As the financial crisis deepens in many European countries and the construction sector remains in a slump, many plans for urban regeneration have been shelved. Cities are cutting their spending on large public...

    Modern Asian Living

    by Wongvipa Devahastin Na Ayudhya, Sakul Intakul & Masano Kawana

    Featuring hundreds of photographs, this Asian design book is a love note to the modern, stylish luxury homes and interior spaces of Asia.

    In recent years Asian design—in architecture, interiors and product...

    Balinese Architecture

    by Julian Davison, Nengah Enu & Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

    Balinese style villas and resorts are popping up everywhere—from Ibiza to St Barts to Singapore. But what is Balinese architecture? And why is it so popular today?

    Traditional Balinese houses, temples and pavilions...

    25 Tropical Houses in the Philippines

    by Elizabeth V. Reyes & A. Chester Ong

    25 Tropical Houses of the Philippines features top Filipino architects and designers with ideas that are stylish, contemporary, and show twenty-first century savvy.

    The Philippines has long been known for creative...

    New Japan Architecture: Recent Works by the World's Leading Architects

    by Deanna MacDonald, Geeta Mehta & Cesar Pelli

    The past five years are widely consider to have been the most innovative period in contemporary Japanese design history.

    The projects featured in New Japan Architecture were completed during this extraordinarily...

    Japan Country Living

    by Amy Sylvester Katoh & Shin Kimura

    This Japanese design and interior decorating book focuses on the traditional country homes of rural Japan

    From Japanese antiques to home and garden design, Japan Country Living is a delightful introduction for...

    Bali Houses: New Wave Asian Architecture and Design

    by Gianni Francione & Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

    Bali Houses is a beautiful introduction to the contemporary Asian design movement known as "Bali Style." With visually stunning photographs, architect Gianni Francione shows how Balinese designers are updating...