Architecture Surveys

WHY ARCHITECTURE MATTERS

Why Architecture Matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to the styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose of Why Architecture Matters is to “come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architecture affects us emotionally as well as intellectually”—with its impact on our lives.
March 1, 2011 | Paperback |
$16.00

CATSKILL RESORTS: LOST ARCHITECTURE OF PARADISE

Written by Padluck, Ross
The great hotels of the Catskill Mountains were once the playground of movie stars, athletes, and politicians, as well as millions of vacationing New Yorkers. In time, however, The Catskills became victim to the social and economic progression that helped cultivate the area's own resort industry.
May 28, 2013 | Hardcover | Schiffer Publishing |
$34.99
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ARCHITECTURES DE LOS ANGELES: 1880-1940 (ENGLISH & FRENCH)

Written by Denis Freppel
"I recall a scene from an old film with the famous clown Grock, when he sat down to play the piano, and pulled the piano towards him! In that same line of thought, for me a good pair of shoes is as important as a camera and lenses. I've spent hours and hours walking around, looking at places from every angle, waiting for that crucial moment when the light is perfect.
July 15, 2015 | Hardcover | Gourcuff Gradenigo | 160 Pages |
$45.00

DU PONTS: HOUSES AND GARDENS IN THE BRANDYWINE

Written by Lidz, Maggie
No American family dominated a single state longer than the du Ponts of Delaware. French immigrants who arrived in America January 1, 1800, the du Ponts became a dynasty of publicity-shy entrepreneurs, engineers, horticulturists, and collectors.
October 20, 2009 | Hardcover | Acanthus Press |
$65.00

GREAT HOUSES OF NEW YORK V.1 1880-1930 2/E

Written by Kathrens, Michael C
With anecdotes about the owners brightening the survey of the mansions, their construction, and architectural features, this text contains 43 entries, each illustrated with a wealth of period photos of the building's exterior and, especially, interior rooms and decor. An introduction discusses New York City's architectural history. An appendix with
June 3, 2005 | Hardcover | Acanthus Press |
$75.00
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HAVANA REVISITED: AN ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

Written by Griffith, Cathryn
More than 350 illustrations juxtapose historical colored postcard images of Havana with recent digital color photographs of the same views.
April 1, 2010 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$49.95
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ARCHITECT SAYS: QUOTES, QUIPS AND WORDS OF WISDOM

Written by Laura S. Dushkes
If there's anything architects like doing more than designing buildings, it's talking about architecture. Whether musing about their inspirations (a blank sheet of paper, the sun hitting the side of a building), expanding on each other's thoughts (on materials, collaboration, clients, and constraints), or dishing out a clever quip, architects make good copy.
October 3, 2012 | Hardcover | Princeton Architectural Press |
$14.95
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SAINT JOHN'S ABBEY CHURCH: MARCEL BREUER AND THE CREATION OF A MODERN SACRED SPACE

Written by Young, Victoria M
In the 1950s the brethren at the Benedictine Abbey of Saint John the Baptist in Collegeville, Minnesota—the largest Benedictine abbey in the world—decided to expand their campus, including building a new church.
October 21, 2014 | Hardcover | University of Minnesota Press | 240 Pages |
$34.95

LE CORBUSIER AND THE GRAS LAMP

Written by Didier Teissonnière
"The truth is, decorative art is equipment, beautiful equipment," Le Corbusier, L'Art décoratif d'aujourd'huiThis book traces the history of an encounter between a remarkable invention, half-industrial half-design object, and one of the most famous architects of the 20th century.
September 21, 2015 | Hardcover | Editions Norma |
$45.00
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SOVIET BUS STOPS

Written by Christopher Herwig
Photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000km by car, bike, bus and taxi in 13 former Soviet countries discovering and documenting these unexpected treasures of modern art. From the shores of the Black Sea to the endless Kazakh steppe, these bus stops show the range of public art from the Soviet era and give a rare glimpse into the creative minds of the time.
September 29, 2015 | Hardcover | Fuel | 192 Pages |
$32.50

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