Architecture Books

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    Modern Architecture: Photographs by Ezra Stoller

    The title of this handsome, oversize book may be a bit of a curveball: it is a book of photography, not a treatise on modern architecture. Ezra Stoller, like all the other great architectural photographers, is a meticulous, patient craftsman as well as an artist, so much so that readers tend to forget that his occupation is essentially a commercial venture.

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    Singapore Architecture: A Short History

    Singapore Architecture portrays the intruiging architectural heritage of Asia's crossroads city. Singapore's exotic mix of people and colorful history is reflected in the city's architecture. The early temples, shop houses and colonial monuments are documented, through to the growth of the modern city and a skyline which reflects Singapore's role as a global city.

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    The Story of Architecture

    Guiding readers through a staggering 5,000 years of world architecture, Jonathan Glancey's eminently knowledgeable, authoritative, and always fascinating insights make reading this book irresistible, despite the enormity of the subject. Featuring influential and innovative architects of every age, along with their masterpieces, from the ziggurat at Ur to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, this stylish, lavishly illustrated book shows the unique historical, geographical, and cultural elements that have influenced and literally shaped the world's greatest architecture.

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    Contemporary Mexican Design and Architecture

    Contemporary Mexican Design presents homes designed by the thirteen prominent architects in Mexico today. It represents a spectrum of responses to both Euroamerican Modernism and native Mexican interest in bright colors. Contemporary Mexican architects offer something for every taste, from the clean Modernist homes of Isaac Broid, Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon, J. B. Johnson, Alexandre Lenoir, Enrique Norton, Felix Sanchez, Carlos Santos Maldonado, and Abraham Zabludovsky to the passionate color of Jorge Alessio Robles and Jose Iturbe.

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    Wine Country Architecture and Interiors

    In Wine Country: Architecture and Interiors, designer Mary Whitesides has paired with architecture Howard Backen to bring you eighteen homes from the wine country region. Two hundred stunning full-color photographs bring to life the details of this style-from the use of stone and rich wood to sweeping staircases, columns, high ceilings, outdoor rooms, and the incorporation of artifacts and fine art.

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    Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture

    This massive compendium by a noted architectural historian contains over 2000 line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5000 important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient to modern. Includes cutaway views, close-ups of intricate details, precisely rendered plans for many famed structures.

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    Airports: A Century of Architecture

    The airport terminal, the most important building type in the world of transportation, is also the site of the most ambitious and innovative achievements in 20th-century architecture. From the timber runway used during the Wright Brothers' first powered flight to modern glass-and-steel structures, from military buildings housing fighter planes to public spaces for both travel and shopping, airport architecture has evolved rapidly to meet the demands of a growing travel industry.

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    Classical Greek Architecture

    Classical Greek Architecture features fascinating archival photographs, site maps, and architectural plans. It discusses not only the technology but also the myths, rituals, social structures, and political conflicts that left their mark in the ultimate design of a given building. With chapters covering a range of topics from the status of Greek architecture today and the uses of the various types of buildings to the influences of African and Asian cultures on the Greeks, this is a thorough, scholarly, yet accessible work of reference.

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    Dictionary of Architecture and Construction

    For the broadest possible coverage of terms that make up the basic language of architecture and construction, look no further than Dictionary of Architecture & Construction, Third Edition. Extensively revised, updated, and expanded by editor Cyril M. Harris, 50 expert contributors, and 20 key associations, this classic, the only dictionary comprehensive and inclusive enough to serve the needs of contractors as well as architects, covers terms in over 80 working areas: terms found in drawings and in specifications.

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    Designing Disney's Theme Parks: The Architecture of Reassurance

    Uniting a roster of authors chosen from wide-ranging disciplines, this study is the first to examine the influence of Disneyland on both our built environment and our architectural imagination. Tracing the relationship of the Disney parks to their historical forbears, it charts Disneyland's evolution from one man's personal dream to a multinational enterprise, a process in which the Disney "magic" has moved ever closer to the real world. Editor Karal Ann Marling, Professor of Art History and American Studies at the University of Minnesota, draws upon her pioneering work in the Disney archives to reconstruct and analyze the intentions and strategies behind the parks.

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    Towards a New Architecture

    This pioneering proclamation by the great architect expounds Le Corbusier's technical and aesthetic theories, views on industry, economics, the relation of form to function, "mass-production spirit," and much more. Profusely illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs of Le Corbusier's buildings and other important structures.

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    A World History of Architecture

    A World History of Architecture offers a detailed survey of Western architecture as well as architecture from the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, India, Russia, China and Japan.

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    Modern Architecture Since 1900

    A comprehensive and balanced overview of modern architecture, this edition combines a clear general outline with masterly analysis and interpretation of individual buildings. The text includes much new knowledge and research and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety, including expanded and developed discussions of European, American and non-western traditions.

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    Architecture for Dummies

    Provides just the essential information for readers on the go who want to understand architecture. Explains how to look at a building and appreciate it, and explains when a building's a building and when it's art.

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    Experiencing Architecture

    Profusely illustrated with fine instances of architectural experimentation through the centuries, Experiencing Architecture manages to convey the intellectual excitement of superb design. From teacups, riding boots, golf balls, and underwater sculpture to the villas of Palladio and the fish-feeding pavilion of the Peking Winter Palace, the author ranges over the less-familiar byways of designing excellence.

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    Japanese Detail: Architecture

    Renowned for its tranquility and serenity, its simple, elegant lines, and harmonious use of natural forms, Japanese architecture is admired by designers, architects, and homeowners alike for its easy grace. Now with a striking new cover, Japanese Detail: Architecture surveys the essential elements of the Japanese aesthetic. From rough-hewn flagstone paths to the majestic lines of traditional roofs, from luminescent shoji screens and pristine paper walls to intricate latticework and ornate furnishings, this beautiful sourcebook draws together all the exquisite details of a style that is as timeless as it is contemporary.

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    The Japanese House: Architecture and Interiors

    The simple beauty of Japanese architecture and design has inspired many of the world's top architects and designers-Bruno Taut, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Terence Conran, to name just a few. The grace and elegance of the Japanese sensibility is reflected in both modern and traditional Japanese homes, from their fluid floor plans to their use of natural materials. In The Japanese House, renowned Japanese photographer Noboru Murata has captured this Eastern spirit with hundreds of vivid color photographs of 15 Japanese homes.

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    Green Architecture

    James Wines puts up the various - and often irreconcilable - concepts of environmentally-friendly architecture for discussion, making a case for an architecture that not only focuses on technological solutions, but also tries to reconcile man and nature in its formal idiom. Among the examples of contemporary ecological architecture presented are works by Emilio Ambasz, Gustav Peichl, Arthur Quarmby, Jean Nouvel, Sim Van der Ryn, Jourda and Perraudin, Log ID, James Cutler, Stanley Saitowitz, François Roche, Nigel Coates and Michael Sorkin.

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    Masterpieces of Chicago Architecture

    The 200 illustrations in this volume all come from The Art Institute of Chicago's repository of 150,000 architectural drawings, vintage photographs, models, and building fragments, which comprise one of the most important such archives. These illustrations reveal interiors and details that give us a greater appreciation of Chicago in particular and architecture in general. With its definitive text, the book is a striking record of Chicago's great buildings and will be an important reference on the subject for years to come.

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    Architecture Pop Up Book

    The Architecture Pop-Up Book is a magnificent journey through history. Featuring amazing three-dimensional replications of famous buildings from ancient to modern times, the book showcases artwork, photographs, pop-ups and detailed text of the ancient Egyptian pyramids and Mesopotamian ziggurats; the great constructions of Greece and Rome, such as the Parthenon and the Colosseum; majestic Asian wonders, including the Taj Mahal and the Hagiá Sophiá; Gothic and Neoclassical masterpieces, from Notre Dame and the Florence Duomo to the Houses of Parliament and Monticello; and the work of such important modern architects as Gaudi, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Frank Gehry.

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    Architecture: Form, Space, and Order

    A comprehensive primer on the ways form and space are interrelated and organized in the shaping of our environment. Revisions include numerous new hand-rendered drawings; expanded sections on openings, scale, and design principles; examples of contemporary architectural design elements; a new glossary and index; and a larger (8.5x11") size.

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    A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

    A Visual Dictionary of Architecture is a remarkable, on-of-a-kind compendium which uses a combination of textual definitions and hundreds of superb line drawings to illuminate a comprehensive body of essential terms in architecture, including important interrelationships between building components. Grouped by themes, such as history, systems, structures, forms, construction, environmental issues, and behavior, all terms have their visual complement and can be readily accessed in a number of different ways.

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    Architectural Graphic Standards

    For over 70 years, Architectural Graphic Standards has been the bedrock design reference for generations of architects, builders and engineers. Now comes the most complete design tool yet--the completely updated and expanded Tenth Edition. You'll find a wealth of information, complete with 10,000 drawings.

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    Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies

    Text developed for rapid use during schematic design, applying the latest passive energy and lighting design research. Uses examples and practical design tools that give life to design strategies, and features more than 750 sizing graphs and illustrations. Softcover. DLC: Architecture and energy conservation.