Architecture & Design

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  1. Book ImageTextiles: A Handbook for Designers

    Marypaul Yates

    Revised Edition

    Practical information usually gained only through years of work experience and word of mouth is presented in this handbook for textile designers, students, interior designers and others who use textiles in their work.More

  2. Book ImageTypographers on Type

    Ruari McLean

    This anthology of key writing about the typographic arts has been assembled by Ruari McLean, himself a designer and a leading writer on graphic design subjects.More

  3. Book ImageMeasured Drawings of 18th Century American Furniture

    Ejner Handberg

    A carefully detailed guide to fine eighteenth century American furniture.More

  4. Book ImageShaker Baskets and Poplarware

    Galen Beale, Jim Johnson, Gerrie Kennedy

    Guide for antique buyers and dealers to spot the real thing.More

  5. Book ImageThe Conscience of the Eye: The Design and Social Life of Cities

    Richard Sennett

    "Visionary, often brilliant." —Los Angeles TimesMore

  6. Book ImageIdentifying American Architecture: A Pictorial Guide to Styles and Terms, 1600-1945

    John J. G. Blumenson

    What styles of architecture are found in your neighborhood--Georgian, Prairie, International, Spanish, Colonial Revival?
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  7. Book ImageUpholstery in America and Europe from the Seventeenth Century to World War I

    Edward S. Cooke, Jr.

    Upholstery in America fills a large gap in our knowledge of the decorative arts.More

  8. Book ImageWallpaper in America: From the Seventeenth Century to World War I

    Catherine Lynn

    Drawing on the extensive collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, as well as from sources across America and Europe, the author documents the changing tastes in pattern and color preferences.More

  9. Book ImageMeasured Drawings of Shaker Furniture and Woodenware

    Ejner Handberg

    Carefully detailed, time-tested guides to building Shaker furniture and woodenware.More

  10. Book ImageShop Drawings of Shaker Iron and Tinware

    Ejner Handberg

    Provides diagrams for making Shaker door latches, hinges, handrails, shovels, candlesticks, ladles, choppers, stoves, teapots, syrup jugs, dippers, lamp fillers, shaving mugs, scoops, candle sconces, and dustpans.More

  11. Book ImageAnthropopolis: City for Human Development

    C. A. Doxiadis, René Dubos, Erik H. Erikson

    The symposium produced some important ideas which will be invaluable in the planning of more workable cities and in the reorganization of society to give citizens the maximum of community life and the maximum of diversity.More

  12. Book ImageArchitectural Principles in the Age of Humanism

    Rudolph Wittkower

    Sir Kenneth Clark wrote in the Architectural Review, that the first result of this book was “to dispose, once and for all, of the hedonist, or purely aesthetic, theory of Renaissance architecture,’ and this defines Wittkower’s intention in a nutshell.More

  13. Book ImageThe City Is the People

    Henry S. Churchill

    “Henry Churchill is one of those modern architects who are more interested in whole communities than in single buildings and more interested in people than in the transient brick, stone, cement, steel, wood or plastics in which communities are, so to speak, clothed. His present little book is an approach to city planning by way of an examination of the achievements and failures of the past and the opportunities and difficulties of today. Mr. Churchill thinks we ‘are seeking new physical urban settings just as we are seeking new social and economic patterns.’” —New York TimesMore

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