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HISTOIRE de L'architecture Moderne 2. Avant-garde

By: LEONARDO BENEVOLO

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Publisher: DUNOD:

Seller ID: IM484011

ISBN: 2040105263

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


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LEON BATTISTA ALBERTI'S HYPNEROTOMACHIA

By: LIANE LEFAIVRE

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Publisher: MIT PRESS:

Seller ID: IM59213

ISBN: 0262621959

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


The enigmatic, polyglot Hypnerotomachia Poliphili -- the inspiration for the bestselling novel The Rule of Four -- has fascinated architects and historians since its publication in 1499. Part fictional narrative and part scholarly treatise, richly illustrated with wood engravings, the book is an extreme case of erotic furor, aimed at everything -- especially architecture -- that the protagonist, Poliphilo, encounters in his quest for his beloved, Polia. Among the instances of the book's manifesto-like character is Polia's tirade defending the right of women to express their own sexuality, p... View more info

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TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE OF MEXICO

By: MARIANA YAMPOLSKY

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Publisher: NORTON W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM171300

ISBN: 0500341281

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101 THINGS I LEARNED IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL

By: MATTHEW FREDERICK

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Publisher: MIT PRESS:

Seller ID: IM59044

ISBN: 0262062666

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This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation -- from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory -- provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy, making concrete what too often is left nebulous or open-ended in the architecture curriculum. ... View more info

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AMERICAN PORCH

By: MICHAEL DOLAN

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Publisher: LYONS PRESS:

Seller ID: IM499216

ISBN: 1585746630

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


Like the pivotal clue in a Conan Doyle story, the American porch hides itself in plain sight. But it is a national treasure, one that has long awaited the attention of a fine writer like Michael Dolan. In careful, spirited prose, Dolan relates the colorful and surprising history of the porch, starting with the ancient Greeks.George Washington makes his appearance, as Dolan describes how the amateur architect and nation builder may have happened upon a porch in Barbados and brought the concept back to Mount Vernon. But the story is far older and more complex than that, and since those days t... View more info

AIA GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY

By: NORVAL WHITE

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Publisher: COLLIER BOOKS:

Seller ID: IM516178

ISBN: 0020009801

Condition: GOOD COCKED


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BASILICA : THE SPLENDOR AND THE SCANDAL

By: R.A. SCOTTI

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Publisher: UNKNOWN PUBLISHER:

Seller ID: IM227235

ISBN: 0739479946

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


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Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

By: RICHARD KRAUTHEIMER

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PENGUIN:

Edition: 4

Seller ID: IM496924

ISBN: 0140561684

Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION


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ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY

By: ROBERT WILLIS

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Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS:

Seller ID: IM176645

ISBN: 0521358485

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


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ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY

By: ROBERT WILLIS

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Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS:

Seller ID: IM176646

ISBN: 0521358507

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


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HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE

By: SPIRO KOSTOF

Price: $20.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: IM54010

ISBN: 0195083784

Condition: GOOD IN FAIR JACKET/COVER


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STEPHEN WILLATS

By: STEPHEN WILLATS

Price: $50.00

Publisher: ACADEMY EDITIONS:

Seller ID: IM504067

ISBN: 1854904361

Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION


* A unique approach to architecture, modern buildings analysed by occupants * Demonstrates an art practice intervening actively in people's lives * Fascinating insight into Willats' 30-year career * Documents projects from cities including Berlin, London, New York View more info

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Contemporary Art in Multicultural Education

By: SUSAN CAHAN

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Publisher: ROUTLEDGE:

Seller ID: IM504577

ISBN: 0415911907

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


"Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education" is the first book of its kind to address the role of art within today's multicultural education. Co-published with The New Museum of Contemporary Art, this beautifully illustrated book provides both theoretical foundations and practical resources for art educators and students, combining exquisite color reproductions, statements from contemporary artists and interviews with notable educators. Absent from multicultural art education is an approach which connects everyday experience, social critique and creative expression with classroom learni... View more info

EDGE OF THE MILLENNIUM

By: SUSAN YELAVICH

Price: $10.00

Publisher: WATSON-GUPTILL PUBLICATIONS:

Seller ID: IM288117

ISBN: 0823002543

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GREEK REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE IN AMERICA

By: TALBOT HAMLIN

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC.:

Seller ID: IM496506

ISBN: 0486211487

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


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ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING MASTERCLASS

By: TOM PORTER

Price: $25.00

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: IM213986

ISBN: 0684195216

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BRICKS & MORTALS : TEN GREAT BUILDINGS A

By: TOM WILKINSON

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Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING:

Seller ID: IM399740

ISBN: 1620406292

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HOUSE

By: TRACY KIDDER

Price: $9.00

Publisher: MARINER BOOKS:

Seller ID: IM475515

ISBN: 0395363179

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


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HOUSE

By: TRACY KIDDER

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Publisher: MARINER BOOKS:

Seller ID: IM472275

ISBN: 0395363179

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HOUSE

By: TRACY KIDDER

Price: $8.00

Publisher: MARINER BOOKS:

Seller ID: IM514998

ISBN: 0395363179

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BUILDING JERUSALEM : RISE AND FALL OF TH

By: TRISTRAM HUNT

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Publisher: HOLT, HENRY AND COMPANY INC.:

Seller ID: IM270231

ISBN: 080508259X

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


"Hunt tells this complex, epic story with dazzling clarity and organizational brilliance . . . I know nothing equaling its scope and ambition."--Phillip Lopate, Los Angeles TimesEver since Charles Dickens first described Coketown in Hard Times, the nineteenth-century city has connoted deprivation, pollution, and criminality. Yet, as historian Tristram Hunt argues in this powerful new history, the Coketowns born of the Industrial Revolution were canvasas for ambitious urban innovators who would influence the shape of cities for generations. Drawing on diaries, newspapers, and classic wo... View more info

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LOOKING AROUND

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

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Publisher: PENGUIN:

Seller ID: IM507465

ISBN: 0140168893

Condition: POOR CONDITION


From the opening sentences of his first book on architecture, Home, Witold Rybczynski seduced readers into a new appreciation of the spaces they live in. He also introduced us to "an unerringly lucid writer who knows how to translate architectural ideas into layman's terms" (The Dallas Morning News). Rybczynski's vast knowledge, his sense of wonder, and his elegantly uncluttered prose shine on every page of his latest meditation on the art of building. Looking Around is about architecture as an art of compromise--between beauty and function, aspiration and engineering, builders and clients.... View more info

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HOME : A SHORT HISTORY OF AN IDEA

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

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Publisher: PENGUIN:

Seller ID: IM36269

ISBN: 0140102310

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


Walk through five centuries of homes both great and small--from the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to today's Ralph Lauren-designed environments--on a house tour like no other, one that delightfully explicates the very idea of "home." You'll see how social and cultural changes influenced styles of decoration and furnishing, learn the connection between wall-hung religious tapestries and wall-to-wall carpeting, discover how some of our most welcome luxuries were born of architectural necessity, and much more. Most of all, Home opens a rare window into our private lives--and how... View more info

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CLEARING IN THE DISTANCE: Frederick Law Olmsted an

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

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Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: IM214625

ISBN: 0684824639

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In a brilliant collaboration between writer and subject, the bestselling author of "Home" and "City Life" illuminates Frederick Law Olmsted's role as a major cultural figure and a man at the epicenter of nineteenth-century American history. We know Olmsted through the physical legacy of his stunning landscapes -- among them, New York's Central Park, California's Stanford University campus, Boston's Back Bay Fens, Illinois's Riverside community, Asheville's Biltmore Estate, and Louisville's park system. He was a landscape architect before that profession was founded, designed the first lar... View more info

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CITY LIFE

By: WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI

Price: $6.50

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: IM214662

ISBN: 0684825295

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


From "one of our most original, accessible, and stimulating writers on architecture" (Library Journal) comes a captivating account of the life and work of Andrea Palladio, the father of domestic architecture. Once, architectural genius was reserved for temples and palaces, not private houses. But with his beautiful, perfectly proportioned villas, Andrea Palladio changed design forever. His 1570 architectural treatise was studied by Thomas Jefferson and Inigo Jones and proved critical to the design of Monticello and the White House. And his influence can still be seen today--in grand porches an... View more info