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English Prisons an Architectural History

By: Brodie, Allan; Croom, Jane; Davies, James O

Price: $50.60

Publisher: Swindon, English Heritage: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002465


This volume is the result of the first systematic written and photographic survey of English prisons since the early 20th century. It traces the history of the purpose-built prison and its development over the past 200 years. Over 130 establishments that make up the current prison estate and over 100 former sites that have surviving buildings or extensive documentation have been investigated. Institutions ranging from medieval castles and military camps to country houses... View more info

Chicago Home Book: a Comprehensive Hands-On Design Sourcebook to Building, Remodeling, Decorating, Furnishings and Landscaping a Luxury Home in Chicago and it's Suburbs

By: Casper, Paul

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Des Plaines, IL, Ashley Group: 2001

Edition: 6

Seller ID: 003639


This is Chicago's only luxury home building, renovating and design sourcebook. Being the most complete reference to Chicago's home industry, this handsome, easy-to-use directory is designed in a concise and organized manner to be both practical and inspirational. It covers all of the visual aspects of home building, remodeling and decorating, giving you ideas about what you will need and want, and telling you where you will find them. The book is tabbed by of idea/servic... View more info

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The Resourceful Renovator a Gallery of Ideas for Reusing Building Materials

By: Corson, M. Arch, Jennifer

Price: $9.20

Publisher: White River Junction, VT, Chelsea Green Pub Co.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003422


This lavish compendium of design ideas for the home owner is the work of seasoned home designer and specialist in ecological building, Jennifer Corson, who combines ecological sensitivity with a diehard frugality and a flare for style. From moving entire houses to salvage a surprising range of materials, this book will inspire you to push the limits of creativity. You'll never think of that old door or window frame the same way again. In this book, Jennifer introduces th... View more info

Meiji Revisited: the Sites of Victorian Japan

By: Finn, Dallas

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Weatherhill: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002650


This is a beautiful cloth-bound volume. During the Meiji period (1868-1912) the Japanese laid the foundations for what is now the most advanced nation in Asia. Like Victorian Britian, a potent model, Meiji Japan was characterized by faith in progress, civilization and the growth of empire. The architecture and feats of engineering described and illustrated in this volume stand as monuments to the dynamism and ambitions of the age, and to Japan's transformation from an is... View more info

Less Aesthetics More Ethics: 7th International Architecture Exhibition

By: Fukas, Massimiliano

Price: $27.60

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Rizzoli Intl Pubns: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002974


This is a two-volume set in a cardboard sleeve. One volume states the essential elements of the 7th International program, which is written by the president, Paolo Baratta. This volume involves basically urban transformation, and is filled with photographs of current buildings, models, and plans for the future; it includes many diagrams and is illustrated primarily in full color. The exhibitions are divided by architect or architectural firm. The other volume includes al... View more info

An Architectural Guidebook to the National Parks California, Oregon, Washington

By: Kaiser, Harvey H.

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Gibbs Smith: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003435


The National Park System contains the scenic and historic treasures of our country. Presidential homes, historic lodges and hotels, and National Park Service rustic cabins are abundant throughout the parks, whether they are shadowed by interstate highways in downtown areas of a city, or discovered after miles of mountain hiking. In this book, Harvey Kaiser takes readers on a tour through historic structures discussing the architectural elements and history of each buildi... View more info

The Rodin Museum, Seoul

By: Kennon, Kevin; Gandelsonas, Mario; Butler, Ruth

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Princeton Architectural Pr: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001650


This museum was intended to house two major works and is, therefore, not very big. But the beauty is in the design - one gets the feeling that there is light all around because the small building is made of varying amounts of translucent glass. This book shows not only photographs of the beautiful finished product, but of the steps taken and drawings of the proposed museum. It is tucked into a corner over which there is a tall building, but it is not affected by the buil... View more info

Architecture & Design Libarary: Neoclassical

By: Kim, Young Mi

Price: $16.56

Publisher: New York, Friedman/Fairfax Publishers: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002921


Graceful columns, elegant bas-relief carvings, fabulous mythological creatures - these striking motifs are signature elements of Neoclassical style. Inspired by the exquisite architecture and sculptor of ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt, Neoclassical has been popular for nearly three centuries. Its timeless elegance makes it a classic, yet this style is always fresh, reinvented again and again to suit new periods and ideals. Today, homeowners and designers are still inspi... View more info

Henri E. Ciriani

By: Miotto, Luciana

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Italy, Canal & Stamperia Editrice: 1998

Seller ID: 002479


One of the Pocket Architecture series. Henri Edouard Ciriani studied architecture at the University of Lima, where he became familiar with the theory and methods of the Modern Movement, which he has followed throughout his life. After an intensive professional training he moved to France, where he received his first important commission: The Noisy II quarter at Marne-la-Vallee (1980) . This became the prototype for a new architecture, capable of engendering a new civic c... View more info

Vertigo: the Strange New World of the Contemporary City

By: Moore, Rowan

Price: $18.40

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Laurence King Publishing: 1999

Seller ID: 002368


Includes a foreword by Jaques Herzog. Essays by Aaron Betsky, Paul Davies, Brian Hatton, Martin Pawley, Irenee Scalbert and others. This book "is an enquiry into the state of the millennial city, this 'new world' loosely composed around consumerism, finance, culture, politics and entertainment. Comprising ten highly individual statements from some of the world's most erudite - and often controversial - architecture writers, Vertigo critiques a disparate selection of ... View more info

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How to Work with an Architect

By: Morosco Aia, Gerald Lee

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Layton, Utah, U. S. A., Gibbs Smith: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002994


The prospect of working with an architect can be daunting. What exactly is an architect? Do you really need one? How do you find a good architect? What questions should you ask? How do you negotiate a contract? All of these questions and more are addressed in this indispensable guide for anyone considering remodelilng and existing home or building a new home. The author, a noted architect, reveals the essential criteria for a successful architect/client relationship. He ... View more info

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Locks and Lavatories: the Architecture of Privacy

By: Planel, Philippe

Price: $7.82

Publisher: Swindon, United Kingdom, English Heritage: 2000

Seller ID: 002907


Step through the doorway of your own home and discover its fascinating past. Today we jealously guard our privacy, but in previous centuries living was much more communal. How has this change been reflected in the layout and furnishings of houses? How has the single-room hut of prehistoric times evolved into the house of today, each room with its own function? Discover how the medieval hall has shrunk to an entrance lobby; why bathrooms only became common in houses after... View more info

New House - More House : Solving the Residential Construction Project Puzzle

By: Preves, Aia, Richard

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Libertyville, IL, Portico Publishing: 2001

Seller ID: 003161


Whether you're thinking of building a new house, an addition, or remodeling your existing home, you will want a practical and informative guide to help ensure your project's success. This is a comprehensive resource for the homeowner who wants to understand the home-building process. For both the novice and those who have been through past projects, this book will smooth out the bumps. Not intended for do-it-yourself, unless you're very talented in this area. You'll disc... View more info

Gran Teatro La Fenice

By: Romanelli, Giandomenico; Pugliese, Giuseppe; Sasportes, Jose; Veroli, Patrizia

Price: $22.08

Publisher: Hohenzollernring, Koln, Evergreen: 1999

Seller ID: 002507


This opera house was built for the city of Venice under the architectural guidance of Giannantonio Selva. It opened on May 17, 1792 under the name La Fenice - the phoenix. As optimistic a name it may have been, it was to bode ill for the Gran Teatro. In the night from December 12 - 13, 1836 the interior of the opera house was completely gutted by fire. In less than a year, La Fenice had risen from the ashes once again to become a leading institution in the world of music... View more info

Architecture and Computers: Action and Reaction in the Digital Design Revolution

By: Steele, James

Price: $18.40

Publisher: New York, Watson-Guptill Pubns: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002256


NEW - Computers have revolutionized architecture, raising philosophical issues that are forcing a paradigm shift in the profession. Computer-aided design programs are increasing being viewed as a mixed blessing that must be carefully accommodated in order for architects to retain creative identity. A fascinating introduction explores the theory behind cyberspace and traces the effects that the worship of technology has had on society. This is followed by 5 chapters explo... View more info

The Arts

By: Van Loon, Hendrik Willem

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Simon And Schuster: 1946

Edition: Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 002531


First Edition. This is a fascinating survey of art through history. It begins with prehistoric art and moves through the ages and countries that made certain types of art famous. This book was written and illustrated by Hendrik Willem Van Loon to give the general reader (who perhaps had always considered this a rather remote subject) a better understanding and a greater appreciation of everything that has been done within the realm of painting and architecture and music,... View more info