Architecture Surveys

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ST. PETERSBURG: ARCHITECTURE OF THE TSARS

Written by Shvidkovsky, Dmitri O
Before becoming a city, St. Petersburg was a utopian vision in the mind of its founder, Peter the Great. Conceived by him as Russia's "window to the West," it evolved into a remarkably harmonious assemblage of baroque, rococo, neoclassical, and art nouveau buildings that reflect his taste and that of his successors, including Anna I, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, and Paul I.
October 30, 1996 | Hardcover | Abbeville Press | 360 Pages |
$95.00
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HOLY TERRORS: GARGOYLES ON MEDIEVAL BUILDINGS

Written by Benton, Janetta Rebold
A true gargoyle is a waterspout, an architectural necessity that medieval artisans transformed into functional fantasies. In clear, lively language, this charming survey of these mischievous creatures explains everything there is to know about their history, construction, and purposes. 109 illustrations, 108 in color.
April 1, 1997 | Hardcover | Abbeville Press | 140 Pages |
$29.95
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SUMMER PALACES OF THE ROMANOVS

Written by Emmanuel Ducamp
Presents a pictorial look at the summer residences of the Russian czars.
June 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson | 360 Pages |
$100.00
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LONG ISLAND MODERNISM 1930-1980

Written by Zaleski, Caroline Rob
Chronicles a rich and little-known array of architecture on the island, a hotbed of modernism from the thirties on.
September 10, 2012 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 336 Pages |
$80.00
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OPEN SOURCE

Written by Ratti, Carlo
A provocative look at the architecture of the future and the challenges of learning from the past
June 16, 2015 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson |
$24.95
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INQUIRY BY DESIGN

Written by John Zeisel
50 illustrations.
June 5, 2019 | Hardcover | W W Norton & Company Incorporated | 400 Pages |
$36.95

SMART CITIES: BIG DATA, CIVIC HACKERS AND A QUEST FOR A NEW UTOPIA

Written by Anthony M. Townsend
Traces the root of modern, sprawling megacities to advances in information technologies throughout the twentieth century and discusses how these advances can inform and improve the future of human settlements.
June 5, 2019 | Paperback | W W Norton & Company Incorporated | 388 Pages |
$17.95

BRUNELLESCHI'S DOME

Written by King, Ross
On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore--already under construction for more than a century--was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome....shall do so before the end of the month of September." The proposed dome was regarded far and wide as all but impossible to build: not only wo
August 13, 2013 | Paperback | Bloomsbury USA |
$16.00
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PARIS REBORN: NAPOLEON III, BARON HAUSSMANN AND THE QUEST TO BUILD A MODERN CITY

Written by Kirkland, Stephane
In the mid-nineteenth century, the Paris we know today was born, the vision of two extraordinary men: the endlessly ambitious Emperor Napoléon III and his unstoppable accomplice, Baron Haussmann. This is the vivid and engrossing account of the greatest transformation of a major city in modern history.
May 27, 2014 | Paperback | Picador USA |
$18.00
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HOW ARCHITECTURE WORKS

Written by Witold Rybczynski
An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Architecture is both the setting for our everyday lives and a public art form--but it remains mysterious to most of us.
October 7, 2014 | Paperback | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 368 Pages |
$16.00

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