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American Farmhouses: Country Style and Design
Leah Rosch
0743219295
September 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In photographs that are a trifle workmanlike, but large and richly hued, this glossy coffee table tome celebrates the "singularity" of the farmhouse, its "practical and adaptive characteristics, its essential vernacular quality." Rosch, formerly the executive editor of American Homestyle & Gardening, surveys the most prominent farmhouse styles (post-and-beam, the saltbox), touches upon trends in function and dicor (the space-saving corner cupboards, the delicate stenciling that was less expensive than wallpaper), and, in the section called The Farmhouse Reclaimed, offers photo profiles of some 16 gorgeous homes, from a modest Ohio abode with a Greek Revival porch fagade to a sprawling New York saltbox whose original rooms were built in the mid-18th century, but whose latest additions came as recently as the...


Buildings and Power
Thomas A. Markus
0415076641
Nov 1993
Hardcover
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Michael Sorkin, Columbia University
"In this fascinating, beautifully researched study, Thomas Markus examines an array of new and emblematic building types..."

Anthony King, State University of New York, Binghamton
"...a unique, accessible, original, and very important book based on his long and wide experience of reading, thinking, teaching about and designing buildings."

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The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture: Comprehensive Edition
Phaidon Press
0714843121
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture--so massive that it comes in its own plastic carrying case--is one of the rare publishing events that lives up to its hype. The book showcases 1,052 buildings completed since January 1998 with thousands of well-chosen color photographs plans, elevations, and cross-sections. Major elements of each project are described in elegantly succinct texts. Rather than simply pay lip service to the concept of "world" architecture, this book ranges throughout 75 countries on six continents. And although the big names in the field are here--Rafael Moneo and Herzog & De Meuron are each represented by nine projects; Tadeo Ando with eight, Frank Gehry with six--the focus is on the ingenuity and diversity of contemporary architecture, regardless of the fame of its creator. The book's...


Buildings and Power
Thomas A. Markus
041507665X
Sept 1993
Paperback
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RSA Journal
"...the illustrations and commentaries are brilliant."

Review
...the illustrations and commentaries are brilliant..–RSA Journal

In this fascinating, beautifully researched study, Thomas Markus examines an array of new and emblematic building types in order to evoke the fresh pathologies of order and meaning which continue to map our relationship with the environment to this day.–Michael Sorkin, Columbia University

Tom Markus has produced a unique, accessible, original, and very important book based on his long and wide experience of reading, thinking, teaching about and designing buildings. It puts together in one place most of the texts and articles in a field which has immensely expanded in the last decade--on the social meaning and production of...



Eric Sloane's an Age of Barns: An Illustrated Review of Classic Barn Styles and Construction
Eric Sloane
0896585654
August 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
An unfortunate result of progress is that many older technologies or styles are lost to future generations. With preservation in mind, Sloane created the original edition of this title, which has been out of print for 20 years. This reissue is of great value to anyone interested in barns or early Americana. The black-and-white illustrations are simply beautiful, showing the amazing array of barn designs and related agricultural buildings. Sloane also covers barn raisings, smoke houses, and the specific parts of all of these structures. This remarkable book will appeal to those interested in construction, Americana, or rural living; this title should be part of every public library collection. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Historic Architecture in Alabama
Robert S. Gamble
0817311343
Sept 2001
Paperback
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A Treehouse of Your Own: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building an Amazing Treetop Retreat
John Harris
0764129066
November 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
British carpenter and author Harris acknowledges that building a Swiss Family Robinson–like treetop abode for children is "beyond the carpentry ability of some readers, yet fairly easy for others." His book is awe-inspiring to browse through, as it features breathtaking photos of amazing tree houses, many featuring rope bridges, spiral staircases, arched windows and doors, and verandas. Harris recognizes that every tree—and potential tree dweller—is unique, so rather than offering sets of fixed plans, he takes a modular approach to building a "treetop retreat," featuring chapters on foundations, roofing, windows and doors, railings, ladders and stairs, and rope bridges. Each of these sections begins with tips for safety, followed by lists of "key objectives" and "equipment and materials," then...


Houses of Glass
Georg Kohlmaier
0262610701
Apr 1991
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Translation of the 1981 German Das Glashaus , this is a survey of the architectural development of the glasshousefirst as botanic hothouse, then evolving into exhibition halls, markets, theaters, pleasure gardens, etc. The authors, an architect and a sculptor, first relate the history of the type, with emphasis on the technical and technological aspects as well as the cultural meaning of the glasshouse. They follow this section with a catalog of 126 European and British examples, both extant and destroyed, and conclude with several hundred photographs, mostly of existing buildings. The book is well produced and informative, both in detail and in the broad context of bourgeois culture. For academic collections. Jack Perry Brown, Ryerson & Burnham Libs., Art Inst. of ChicagoCopyright 1986 Reed Business Information,...


Fences & Gates: Plan, Design, Build
Editors of Creative Homeowner
1580110940
April 2004
Paperback
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Review
"[Fences & Gates] is loaded with excellent color photography, step-by-step sequences and clear illustrations... If you'll be fence building this summer, this book is an essential..."
--Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics
May 2003


The Architecture of Diplomacy: Building America's Embassies
Jane C. Loeffler
1568981384
July 1998
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This book covers a neglected chapter of American architectural history, the history of American embassies around the world, from the earliest beginnings in the 19th century to the present effort to build in the new capitol city of Berlin. The author is an accomplished historian, and she has written a fascinating, readable, and scholarly chronicle. She takes into account the ins and outs of American political history along with the "ooohs" and "ahs" of American aesthetic history. Matters of security, function, and style are addressed as well. Most of the book concentrates on the last half century, during which American embassies morphed from inviting modernist symbols celebrating democracy and transparency into forbidding military fortresses serving security and opacity. For all architecture collections in larger...


Country and Farmhouse Home Plans
Creative Homeowner (Editor)
1580112218
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Providing a unique combination of full-color photography and illustrations, Country & Farmhouse Home Plans offers readers 350 plans of the best-selling and stylish home designs available. From farmhouses with wraparound porches to center-hall colonials to comfy cape cods, this book offers a wide variety of home styles and sizes to fill the need for tradition and meet the budget of most readers. In addition to the designs, the book offers practical tips and advice to create the home of one's dreams.


American Bungalow Style
Robert Milton Winter
068480168X
April 1996
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The "simplicity and artistry" of bungalow residences, built during the first part of this century, continues to generate admirers, and throughout the country "bungalow heavens" are being revived. Expanding on his California Bungalow (Hennessy & Ingalls, 1980), Winter provides a historical and architectural overview of bungalows, describing room by room the function and importance of each to a bungalow dweller's lifestyle. Beautifully photographed examples of restored houses from throughout North America comprise the majority of the book. Ending with descriptions and suppliers of decorative items that typify bungalow interiors, this comprehensive guide will be a popular addition to any interior design collection.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Landmarks of New York: An Illustrated Record of the City's Historic Buildings
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
1580931545
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Landmarks of New York is a definitive resource book on the architectural history of the city, documenting and illustrating more than 1100 buildings that have been accorded landmark status over the past forty years. The chronological organization gives the reader a sequential overview of the city’s architectural richness and diversity. The book presents a broad range of styles and building types-simple colonial farmhouses, churches, schools, libraries, Gilded Age mansions, and the great twentieth-century skyscrapers that are recognized throughout the world. That so many of these structures have endured is due, in large measure, to the efforts of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, established in 1965. Since then, New York city has become the leader of the preservation movement in the United...


In the Craftsman Style: Building Furniture Inspired by the Arts and Crafts Tradition
Fine Woodworking
1561583987
February 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
The Arts and Crafts style is simple enough to look good in almost any home and works with many types of furniture. Encompassing the Craftsman, Mission, Greene and Greene, and Stickley styles, this book gives readers detailed instructions for creating Arts and Crafts pieces at all levels. Step-by-step photographs and illustrations walk them through the process of building a classic Arts and Crafts chair, bookcase, sideboard, blanket chest, clock, and mantel, among other pieces. Photos of finished pieces provide additional inspiration.

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