History & Theory of Architecture

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  1. Book ImageHidcote: The Making of a Garden

    Ethne Clarke, Roy Strong

    Revised Edition

    A new and enlarged edition of the standard reference on an internationally revered English garden and its designer.More

  2. Book ImageAmerican Vernacular: Buildings and Interiors, 1870-1960

    Herbert Gottfried, Jan Jennings

    A comprehensive examination of American vernacular buildings.More

  3. Book ImageRethinking Sitting

    Peter Opsvik

    A Scandinavian furniture designer offers insight into his thinking about sitting and explains the philosophy that informs his pioneering chairs.More

  4. Book ImageLong Island Landscapes and the Women Who Designed Them

    Cynthia Zaitzevsky

    An account of eminent women landscape architects who flourished in the golden age of country estates.More

  5. Book ImageFrank Lloyd Wright: Essential Texts

    Robert Twombly

    The most influential, provocative, and enduring writings of the American master are gathered in this anthology.More

  6. Book ImageNewport Villas: The Revival Styles 1885-1935

    Michael C. Kathrens

    A survey of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, for all who love grand houses.More

  7. Book ImageKey Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations

    Hilary French

    The design of multiple housing – a new building type, especially for growing urban populations – was a major new area of activity for architects at the beginning of the twentieth century, and one that continues into the twenty-first century.More

  8. Book ImageRobert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York

    Hilary Ballon, Kenneth T. Jackson

    A fresh look at the greatest builder in the history of New York City and one of its most controversial figures.More

  9. Book ImageEero Saarinen: Buildings from the Balthazar Korab Archive

    David G. De Long, C. Ford Peatross

    A timely portrait of the work of an architect who expanded the vocabulary of modern architecture.More

  10. Book ImageKey Contemporary Buildings: Plans, Sections and Elevations

    Rob Gregory

    A collection of more than one hundred twenty-first-century buildings of particular interest for study by students and professionals.More

  11. Book ImageLeopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age

    Kathryn E. Holliday

    The first critical examination of the work of New York architect Leopold Eidlitz, America's first Jewish architect, founding member of the American Institute of Architects, and the first American to define a modern organic architecture, this book reveals his formidable influence.
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  12. Book ImageHarbor Hill: Portrait of a House

    Richard Guy Wilson

    A "palace" ruled by a "queen," Harbor Hill in Roslyn, Long Island, was commissioned by the beautiful and imperious Katherine Duer Mackay, wife of one of the country's wealthiest men.More

  13. Book ImagePublic Markets

    Helen Tangires

    An illustrated history of the buildings and spaces devoted to the urban marketplace for fresh food.More

  14. Book ImageTheory of Mouldings

    C. Howard Walker, Richard Sammons

    With the revival of interest in traditional design, practitioners, students, and historians have begun to study and use the vocabulary of forms that so enriched our architectural heritage.More

  15. Book ImageJames Marston Fitch: Selected Writings on Architecture, Preservation, and the Built Environment

    Martica Sawin, Jane Jacobs

    Revered as the father of historic preservation in the United States, architect James Marston Fitch was hailed by the New York Times at the time of his death in 2000 as "an architect whose writings and teachings helped transform historic preservation from a dilettante's pastime into a vigorous, broadly based cultural movement."More

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