History & Theory

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  1. Book ImageHistoric Preservation, Third Edition: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice

    Norman Tyler, Ilene R. Tyler, Ted J. Ligibel

    Third edition

    This classic text covers the gamut of preservation issues in layman’s language.More

  2. Book ImageAmerican Libraries 1730-1950

    Kenneth Breisch

    An expansive overview of our storehouses of knowledge, from the earliest library building (Philadelphia, 1745) to midcentury modern and beyond.More

  3. Book ImageAn Infinity of Graces: Cecil Ross Pinsent, An English Architect in the Italian Landscape

    Ethne Clarke

    An exploration of the work of the English architect and landscape designer who practiced almost exclusively in Italy from 1907 to midcentury.More

  4. Book ImageNew York Neon

    Thomas E. Rinaldi

    A brilliant visual tour and history of that iconic element of the cityscape: the neon sign.More

  5. Book ImageTaliesin Diary: A Year with Frank Lloyd Wright

    Priscilla J. Henken, Sarah Leavitt

    Winner of the Wisconsin Historical Society's 2013 Book Award of Merit, the first publication of the diary of a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, 1942–43, with notes, contextual essays, and contemporaneous photographs.More

  6. Book ImageSermons in Stone: The Stone Walls of New England and New York

    Susan Allport

    Second Edition

    A well-written, fascinating contribution to the region's social and economic —Boston MagazineMore

  7. Book ImageAndrew Jackson Downing: Essential Texts

    Andrew Jackson Downing, Robert Twombly

    A collection of essential writings by the father of landscape architecture and the urban park movement in the United States.More

  8. Book ImageMirrors: Reflections of Style

    Paula Phipps

    A survey of the history, forms, stylistic range, and use of mirrors in interior design.More

  9. Book ImageSaving Wright: The Freeman House and the Preservation of Meaning, Materials, and Modernity

    Jeffrey M. Chusid

    Winner of the Society of Architectural Historians' 2014 Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award; Winner of the University of Mary Washington Center for Historic Preservation's 2012 Historic Preservation Book AwardMore

  10. Book ImageAesthetic Theory: Essential Texts for Architecture and Design

    Mark Foster Gage

    A collection of pivotal ideas about beauty from throughout history, with an introduction and critical headnotes.More

  11. Book ImageA History of Design from the Victorian Era to the Present: A Survey of the Modern Style in Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and Photography

    Ann Ferebee, Jeff Byles

    Second Edition

    An abundantly illustrated overview of modern design across continents and cultures, highlighting key movements and design traditions.More

  12. Book ImageComparative Architectural Details: A Selection from Pencil Points 1932-1937

    Milton Wilfred Grenfell

    Architectural details indispensable to everyone in the drafting room today.More

  13. Book ImageFrederick Law Olmsted: Essential Texts

    Robert Twombly

    An anthology of the key writings of the best-known and arguably most prolific landscape architect in U.S. history.More

  14. Book ImageCharles Rennie Mackintosh

    James Macaulay, Mark Fiennes

    A major architectural study of one of the pioneers of modernism.More

  15. Book ImageGreat Public Squares: An Architect's Selection

    Robert F. Gatje

    Forty outstanding urban spaces of the Western world, analyzed and drawn at a common scale for easy comparison.More

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