Architecture Surveys

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WRIGHT

Written by Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks
Acclaimed as the "father of skyscrapers," the quintessentially American icon Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an architect of aspiration. He believed in giving cultivated American life its fitting architectural equivalent and applied his idealism to structures across the continent, from suburban homes to churches, offices, skyscrapers, and the celebrated Guggenheim Museum.
October 29, 2015 | Hardcover | Taschen | 96 Pages |
$14.99
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GAUDI

Written by Crippa, Maria Antonietta
From the towering Sagrada Família to the shimmering, textured façade of Casa Batlló and the enchanting landscape of Park Güell, it's easy to see why Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) gained the epithet "God's architect." With fluid forms and mathematical precision, his work extols the wonder of natural creation: columns soar like tree trunks, window frames curve like flowering branches, and ceramic tili
July 10, 2019 | Hardcover | Taschen | 96 Pages |
$14.99
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DAVID CHIPPERFIELD

Written by Jodidio, Philip
From Berlin to Beirut, David Chipperfield (born 1953) aspires to an architecture founded on collaboration, ideas, and excellence. His buildings are intended as physically immediate spaces in which "a sort of ordinariness" becomes remarkable, and by which the individual structure coexists with broader concepts of city-building.
August 17, 2019 | Hardcover | Taschen | 96 Pages |
$15.00
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AALTO

Written by Lahti, Louna
Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) made a unique modernist mark. Influenced by both the landscape and the political independence of his native Finland, he designed warm, curving, compassionate buildings, wholly set apart from the slick, mechanistic, geometric designs that characterized much contemporary European practice.
October 29, 2015 | Hardcover | Taschen | 96 Pages |
$15.00
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ARCHITECTURE OF THE SUN: LOS ANGELES MODERNISM 1900-1970

Written by Hines, Thomas S
An authoritative survey of the masters of twentieth-century modernist architecture in Los Angeles. This revisionist study explores the history of modernist architecture in Greater Los Angeles from the early twentieth century to the 1970s, focusing on both its regional and international contexts.
May 25, 2010 | Hardcover | Rizzoli International Publications | 755 Pages |
$95.00
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ELEMENTS

Written by Di Robilant, Manfredo
Architecture is a strange mixture of persistence and flux, an amalgamation of elements -- some that have been around for over 5,000 years and others that were (re)invented yesterday.
September 4, 2014 | Boxed Set | Marsilio Editori | 2336 Pages |
$190.00
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DISCOVERING ARCHITECTURE: HOW THE WORLD'S GREAT BUILDINGS WERE DESIGNED AND BUILT

Written by Dowling, Elizabeth
This exceptionally produced art book with die-cut windows, overlays, and blueprints identifies, decodes, and explains the world's architectural masterpieces. Based on the successful format of Discovering the Great Masters, this is an accessible reference for anyone interested in great spaces and spectacular buildings and for anyone keen to know more about architecture.
October 8, 2013 | Hardcover | Universe Publishing(NY) | 260 Pages |
$45.00
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CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE: 1885 TO TODAY

Written by Keegan, Edward
Universally recognized as an architectural center, Chicago contains some of the world's finest buildings by the most renowned architects of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and many more left their stamp on the city's skyline and, as a result, influenced the practice of architecture across the globe.
April 1, 2008 | Paperback | Universe Publishing(NY) | 223 Pages |
$29.95
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OLD HOMES OF NEW ENGLAND: HISTORIC HOUSES IN CLAPBOARD, SHINGLE, AND STONE

Written by Blackburn, Roderic H
Old Homes of New England paints a stunning portrait of the charming and important old homes of the region, featuring storybook cottages in white clapboard as well ancient mansions in brick and stone.
April 13, 2010 | Hardcover | Rizzoli International Publications | 256 Pages |
$55.00
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BILTMORE ESTATE: THE MOST DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE PLACE

Written by Bryan, John
"The most distinguished private place" - that is how, in 1893, the great landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted described Biltmore Estate, perhaps the most ambitious private building project of America's Gilded Age. It was only five years earlier that George Washington Vanderbilt purchased the first parcel of what would become his 125,000-acre estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
September 15, 1994 | Hardcover | Rizzoli International Publications | 160 Pages |
$50.00

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