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Lighthouses
Valerie E. Kenney (Photographer)
1586631489
May 2001
Hardcover
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Revealing Chicago : An Aerial Portrait
Terry Evans, Charles Wheelan
0810958740
June 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Dramatic aerial images by renowned photographer Terry Evans celebrate one of the world's foremost cities at the outset of the 21st century. One hundred and twenty sumptuous four-color photographs take the reader on a fascinating tour of Chicago and its environs in all four seasons, revealing its unique features: its incomparable lakefront, cutting-edge skyscrapers, and diverse residential neighborhoods, as well as the lush farms and landscapes beyond the city's borders.

With the population of the Chicago region expected to increase by two million over the next 25 years, ensuring that the city grows in a manner that adds to rather than detracts from its beauty, desirability, and prosperity is essential. In Revealing Chicago, Evans's spectacular photographs and Charles Wheelan's thoughtful text not only tell the...


The French Quarter of New Orleans
Jim Fraiser
1578065240
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
New Orleans's most famous district has been shaped by war, fires, floods, politics, cultural conflict and architectural innovation. This slick, educational volume shows those influences, via Fraiser's learned text and Freeman's vivid photographs. Eschewing stereotypical images of drunken revelers and shiny beaded necklaces for straightforward photographs of townhouse entranceways and wrought-iron balconies, this work concentrates on the Quarter's buildings. The chapter on La Nouvelle-Orléans offers a portrait of a 1772 blacksmith shop with an abat-vent (roof overhang), while the section on La Nueva Orleans explains how Spanish and French cultures impacted the neighborhood's architecture. The authors include well-known locales, as well, including Preservation Hall and the Court of the Two Sisters. Fraiser...


2006 Lighthouses Box Calendar
Avalanche
1595015094
July 2005
Box Calendar
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Robert Polidori's Metropolis
Robert Polidori, et al
1891024981
November 15, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Not only is he one of the world’s preeminent architecture photographers, Robert Polidori is also--as his popular book Havana proved--a master of urban portraiture. The Montreal-born photographer has made haunting studies of bombed-out buildings in Beirut, decaying New York tenements, Versailles rooms in dusty disarray, Brasilia's paean to spare '50s modernism, and, most recently, the abandoned, contaminated cities of Chernobyl and Pripyat. Taken together, they add to his ongoing project: the interpretation of the interrupted urban landscape. This new monograph combines the eye of a celebrated photographer with the distinctive voice of an artist and adventurer. Each breathtaking image--meticulously selected by the photographer from his own personal archive--is accompanied by a compelling first person account, based...


Stone By Design The Artistry of Lew French
Lew French
1586854437
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
More than 125 gorgeous photographs showcase the beauty of award-winning stonemason Lew French's work in eight different homes, illustrating how rounded fieldstone, gray slate, rough granite, and even curvy driftwood can be incorporated into stunning pieces of functional art.

From the Inside Flap
When Lew French made his first stone fireplace at age nineteen, he didn't expect to feel so drawn to the simple material. Twenty-eight years and countless projects later, he still feels awed by the presence stone has in a well-designed setting, whether it's an artfully rendered remodel of a writer's stone studio, a playful fireplace, or a carefully crafted garden pathway. This first collection of French's work, filled with artistic inspiration for your own home or landscape, is a...


Private Tuscany
Elizabeth Helman, Simon Mcbride (Photographer)
0847821781
June 12, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Tuscany's hill towns and countryside have enthralled inhabitants and visitors for centuries--the golden light in the afternoons, the grape arbors, and the rolling hillsides dotted with rustic farmhouses and villas. Private Tuscany invites us into these dwellings, giving us a glimpse of how life is lived in this warm, inviting place.

The homes featured in this gorgeous volume are as enchanting as the Tuscan towns and hillsides they're built on. Many embody a style we've come to associate with Tuscany: dark-timbered kitchens with dried herbs and garlic ropes hung from the rafters, original terra-cotta tile floors, large-windowed living rooms, and artfully frescoed walls. There are centuries-old furnishings crafted by skilled Italian artisans and elegantly manicured gardens containing hidden grottos and classical statuary....



Mythic City: Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940
Donald Albrecht
1568985622
October 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Before there were Trump towers dotting every other corner, New York was full of architectural marvels. This is apparent in "Mythic City: Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925—1940," on view at the Museum of the City of New York from Nov. 1, 2005, through Feb. 20, 2006. Gottscho offers a glimpse of lost treasures, from the Art Deco Rex Cole showroom in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, to the swanky interiors of William Paley's Beekman Place town house. Documenting the city' s rapidly changing landscape, Gottscho created dreamlike images with an artist's eye. "It is ironic, because he was photographing during the height of the Depression," says Donald Albrecht, the curator of the exhibit and the author of the accompanying book from Princeton Architectural Press. But his vision, Albrecht says, "is...


New Orleans
Chronicle Books
0811841316
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This is a beautiful introduction to the multicultural art and architecture of the "Crescent City," the cognomen given to the city nestled along a tight bend of the Mississippi River. In this introductory history, the reader is familiarized with many new terms reflecting the multiethnic complexity of the local population. The combination of African, French, and Anglo-American immigrants formed a unique Creole culture that has produced its own music, cuisine, art, and architecture, displayed superbly in a vast variety of photographs. We are taken through interiors and enclaves, stopping in the homes and studios of several contemporary artists. The influence of French Impressionism is juxtaposed with modern New Orleans funk art, and we are struck by Catholic religious art permeating the cultural revelry of the city's...


The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World
Guillaume de Laubier
0810946343
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
All of the libraries in the world-whether small or large, public or private-serve the same purpose: to preserve, cherish, or show off the riches of human knowledge. Now, for the first time, an internationally renowned photographer takes the reader on a journey to more than 20 of the most historic of these magical places, all architectural treasures. From the dramatic, baroque Library of the Institut de France in Paris, to the splendid Vatican Library in Rome; from the majestic Royal Library in El Escorial, Spain, to the famed New York Public Library, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece-here are some of the most exquisite libraries of the Western world. Included are national, scholarly, and religious libraries from 12 countries, which have in common a distinguished heritage and an architectural setting that emphasizes art and...


Lee Friedlander: Sticks And Stones: Architectural America
Lee Friedlander, James Enyeart
1891024973
October 15, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In Sticks & Stones, Lee Friedlander offers his view of America as seen through its architecture. In 192 square-format pictures shot over the past 15 years, Friedlander has framed the familiar through his own unique way of seeing the world. Whether he's representing modest vernacular buildings or monumental skyscrapers, Friedlander liberates them from our preconceived notions and gives us a new way of looking at our surrounding environment. Shot during the course of countless trips to urban and rural areas across the country, many of them made by car (the driver's window sometimes providing Friedlander with an extra frame), these pictures capture an America as unblemished by romanticized notions of human nature as it is full of quirky human touches. Nevertheless, man's presence is not at stake here; streets, roads,...


Burtynsky - China
Edward Burtynsky, et al
3865211305
October 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Edward Burtynsky's imagery explores the intricate link between industry and nature, combining the raw elements of mining, quarrying, shipping, oil production, and recycling into eloquent, highly expressive visions that find beauty and humanity in the most unlikely places. These images are metaphors for the dilemma of our modern existence: we are drawn by desire--the desire to live well and in comfort--yet we all know that the world is suffering to meet those demands. Our dependence on nature to provide the materials for our consumption and our concern for the health of our planet sets us into uneasy contradiction and feeds the dialogue in Burtynsky's images between attraction and repulsion, seduction and fear. Burtysnky's latest body of work gives visual form to the industrial and urban transformation of China, a place...


Victorian Houses of Mississippi
Sherry Pace
1578067812
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Although Mississippi's antebellum architecture has received wide attention, its late nineteenth-century architectural legacy often goes unrecognized. In 187 full-color photographs Victorian Houses of Mississippi showcases a selection of 143 significant and well-preserved houses that exemplify Victorian tastes in residential design. Close-ups of some of the homes reveal the high level of craftsmanship that went into their design and construction along with such specific details as beautiful spindlework, elaborate gable ornamentation, and striking dormers. Equally impressive are the gorgeous pastel colors that many of the homes still feature. Architectural historian Richard J. Cawthon summarizes the history of Mississippi's late Victorian residential architecture. Most of the book, however, is devoted to Sherry Pace's...


One Thousand New York Buildings
Jorg Brockman (Photographer)
157912237X
May 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Clearly modeled on Eugene Atget's meticulous documentation of Parisian architecture high and low, former New York Times photographer Jorg Brockmann's One Thousand New York Buildings captures, if not always from ideal angles, everything from the Little Church Around the Corner (on E. 29th St.) to the Russian Tea Room, the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory (at the New York Botanical Garden) and the Jamaica Business Resource Center in Queens. Uptown apartment buildings such as the Dakota and 1001 Fifth Avenue share covers with the Police Building Apartments downtown and Crotona Terrace in the Bronx. Every borough is represented in more than 1,000 four-to-a-page b&w photos and short descriptions of each building by Bill Harris, author of 17 books about New York, including a history of the Plaza Hotel.Copyright 2002 Reed...


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theatres (Theatres)
Hiroshi Sugimoto
0615115969
March 15, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This lavish book is the only complete collection of the renowned Theaters series, in which Hiroshi Sugimoto opens his shutter as a film begins and closes it as it concludes. ìDifferent movies give different brightnesses. If itís an optimistic story, I usually end up with a bright screen; if itís a sad story, itís a dark screen. Occult movie? Very dark.î


Dictionary of Architecture and Construction
Cyril M. Harris
0071452370
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Updated and expanded, this Fourth Edition of the most trusted reference in architecture offers the most comprehensive coverage of architectural and construction terms available. This classic dictionary now features nearly 25,000 definitions (including 2,800 new terms), 2,500 illustrations (including 200 new illustrations), and maintains its extraordinary visual appeal and easy-to-read page design.Prepared by a renowned architectural editor in association with expert contributors and incorporating the work of many standards groups, the book presents clear, concise definitions of terms in nearly 80 working areas. The Fourth Edition covers new industry terms which have emerged due to changes in engineering and building technologies, organizations, materials, and legal developments, and has been expanded to...


One Thousand Buildings of Paris
Jorg Brockmann
1579123163
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Perhaps the most picturesque of all international cities, Paris is the quintessential walker's paradise, with architectural delights down every winding street. It is the city of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, of the Louvre and Monmartre. But, within its 20 concentric arrondissements are many surprises too, from glass office towers to jewel-box mansions to massive public buildings. The monuments, private houses, museums, hotels, and myriad other structures that make up the widely various neighborhoods of Paris have been captured here as never before, by photographers Jorg Brockmann and James Driscoll. Each of the 1,000 photographs is accompanied by detailed and informative text recounting the history, significance, and the current state of each building. There are also neighborhood maps and fascinating...


World's Greatest Lighthouses
Annamaria Mariotti
8854400882
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Escape into these spectacular color photographs of more than 50 of the world's most beautiful lighthouses. They hail from North American shores such as the Outer Banks, Nova Scotia, Bermuda, and the California and Oregon coasts, as well as throughout the Mediterranean, the North Sea, the South Pacific, Asian waters, and the Caribbean.This book is dedicated to the lighthouses of history, legends, films, novels, and personal reveries. Spectacular Atlantic storms rage just outside the cozy interiors, which often contain the most unusual furniture. The text covers the individual characteristics, location, and history of these extraordinary coastal monuments, together with their technical development and the complex psychology of the modern-day hermits who live in them. This book is for all who love the seacoast and its...


Julius Shulman: Architecture and Its Photography (Jumbo)
Peter Gossel (Editor), Julius Shulman (Photographer)
3822872040


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Book Review
Our contact with great architecture tends to be indirect, through representations. Few of us have seen the Taj Mahal, yet we all know exactly what it looks like. The useful act of photographing buildings can be an art, particularly when the photographer's presence seems to recede, and a great architectural shot suggests that you're seeing things as they are rather than through someone else's prism.

Julius Shulman has documented buildings in that seemingly transparent way for more than six decades. This meticulous and prolific craftsman was in the right place, California, at the right time, the golden age of West Coast modern residential architecture that spanned the 1930s to the 1960s. Richard Neutra helped him get his start, and he recorded early modernists such as Wright, Schindler, Soriano, Harris, Frey, Ain, Stone,...



The Adirondack Cabin
Robbin Obomsawin
158685741X
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A distinctly American style of home design—marked by twig art, natural log railings, bunk rooms, rustic furniture and covered porches—gets enthusiastic treatment by Obomsawin and Battaglia in this attractive yet functional book. As inspirational as it is prescriptive, the work celebrates not only the forms and lines of Adirondack architectural style (which, Obomsawin explains, "blends with nature's own structural décor"), but also the environs in which such architecture is typically found, which abound with rock formations, mountains and lakes. Obomsawin (The Arts & Crafts Cabin; etc.) does provide some building plans and technical detail, including diagrams of vertical log siding, floor plans for an upstairs loft complete with multiple bunks and a reading nook, and renderings of multiple...


The Last Steam Railroad in America
Thomas H. Garver
0810982013
Sept 2000
Hardcover
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Courthouses of Minnesota (Minnesota Byways)
Mary Logue, Doug Ohman (Photographer)
0873515501
May 1, 2006
Hardcover
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The Honorable Esther M. Tomljanovich, retired Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
"Any student of architecture, law, history, or one who just appreciates good writing and beautiful photographs will enjoy this book."

Book Description
They stand at once as silent reminders of time past as well as the hub of our daily lives. They are the focus of activity in every county—the site of political speeches, holiday parades, and community picnics. They are the courthouses of Minnesota’s eighty-seven counties. Writes author Mary Logue, “With a clock tower, the courthouse becomes metaphor, literally the ticking heart at the center of a county.”


The Lighthouse Encyclopedia: The Definitive Reference
Ray Jones
0762727357
January 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"The Lighthouse Encyclopedia is more than a complete guide to those magnificent towers of light. It is a remarkable work of literature filled with the vast spirit and endless mystery of great waters and those who work upon them. For all of us who love lighthouses and their keepers, this is a book to be read and savored, each page as bright as the spokes of light that yet flash across the sea to guide mariners home."
--Homer Hickam, author of October Sky and The Keeper's Son


Juke Joint
Birney Imes
087805846X
Dec 2002
Paperback
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Then & Now: Ed Ruscha: Hollywood Boulevard, 1973-2004
Ed Ruscha
3865211054
August 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Between 1963 and 1978 Ed Ruscha produced eighteen small artists' books. Usually self-published in small print-runs, these publications have become seminal works in the history of conceptual art and the photography book. THEN & NOW is the first artist book that Ruscha has made since 1978. One of the most famous of Ruscha's books from that early period is Every Building on the Sunset Strip--a famous stretch of real estate along Sunset Boulevard--published in 1966. In July, 1973 he followed the same procedure when he photographed on Hollywood Boulevard. Loading a continuous strip of 30 feet of Ilford FP-4 black & white film into his Nikon F2 and then mounting it on a tripod in the bed of a pickup truck, he drove back and forth across the 12 miles of street shooting both the north and south sides of its entire length. The...


Hollywood at Home
Architectural Digest (Editor)
0810959291
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Readers who love the glamour and mystique of Hollywood will be eager to peruse this collection of profiles of famous stars and lush color photographs of their often magnificent homes, inside and out. The book encompasses starlets from the early days of Hollywood on up to some of today's biggest names. Great fun is to be had gazing at the opulence of some of the stars' homes, from Cher's eternity pool (which viewed from her terrace looks as though it reaches the ocean) to the many paintings that decorated the walls of Greta Garbo's New York apartment. Not all of the celebrities profiled here were ostentatious--Clark Gable and Carole Lombard purposely cultivated a simple image with their ranch. And the true attention grabbers are the more unusual celeb abodes, like Angelica Huston and Robert Graham's angular, modern...

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