History & Theory of Architecture

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  1. Book ImageBuilding the Empire State

    Carol Willis

    A rediscovered 1930s notebook charts the construction of the Empire State Building.

  2. Book ImageBertram Goodhue: His Life and Residential Architecture

    Romy Wyllie

    An architect of exceptional vision, whose work is still relevant today, Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue (1869-1924) died at a crucial moment, when he was severing his ties to traditionalism and establishing himself as the leader of a new architectural style.

  3. Book ImageBridges

    Richard L. Cleary

    An account of American bridge design, from familiar monuments to modest structures that offer eloquent statements of problems solved.More

  4. Book ImageThe Architecture of Ralph Adams Cram and His Office

    Ethan Anthony

    This book examines the life and works of a major architect whose buildings today surpass him in recognition.

  5. Book ImageLouis I. Kahn: Beyond Time and Style: A Life in Architecture

    Carter Wiseman

    The first in-depth biographical study of the brilliant but elusive architect who fundamentally redefined twentieth-century architecture.More

  6. Book ImageClassical Swedish Architecture and Interiors 1650-1840

    Johan Cederlund, Lani Summerville-Sternerup

    The beautiful, often breathtakingly lavish architecture and interiors of Sweden between the 1600s and early 1800s have been among the art world’s best-kept secrets.

  7. Book ImageLighthouses

    Sara E. Wermiel

    The fourth title in the Norton/Library of Congress series, this abundantly illustrated book conveys the romance and beauty of lighthouses and beacons while explaining the development of the forms, materials, architecture, and engineering of their structure: wood, masonry, cast-iron plate, on- and off-shore skeletal, caisson, and reinforced concrete.More

  8. Book ImageKey Houses of the Twentieth Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations

    Colin Davies

    A companion to the popular Key Buildings of the Twentieth Century, this book includes classic residential works by such seminal architects as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Alvar Aalto, as well as houses by more recent masters such as Tadao Ando, Rem Koolhaas, and Glen Murcutt.More

  9. Book ImageEly Jacques Kahn, Architect

    Jewel Stern, John A. Stuart

    One of the fabled "three Napoleons" of New York (with Raymond Hood and Ralph Walker) yet almost unknown today, Ely Jacques Kahn had a nearly half-century career and some three dozen of his buildings still grace the New York cityscape.

  10. Book ImageTweed Courthouse: A Model Restoration

    John G. Waite, Nancy A. Rankin, Diana S. Waite

    Focusing on the methodology of preservation technology, this book tells the story of the $90 million historic preservation of a designated New York City landmark. It presents the restoration and adaptive reuse of the magnificent courthouse, built by New York's crooked 'Boss' Tweed, as an exemplar of preservation practice.More

  11. Book ImageThe Architecture of Warren & Wetmore

    Peter Pennoyer, Anne Walker

    During the first three decades of the twentieth century, Warren & Wetmore was one of the most successful and prolific architectural practices in America.

  12. Book ImageInquiry by Design: Environment/Behavior/Neuroscience in Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, and Planning

    John Zeisel, John P. Eberhard

    This update of a classic text folds the new field of neuroscience for design into well-established environment-behavior (E-B) methods and approaches.More

  13. Book ImageArthur Brown Jr.: Progressive Classicist

    Jeffrey T. Tilman

    Arthur Brown Jr. (1874-1957) is one of the most important, yet underpublished, architects of the twentieth century.

  14. Book ImageTheaters

    Craig Morrison

    The latest title in the Norton/Library of Congress Visual Sourcebooks series, Theaters offers a richly illustrated history of a revered cultural artifact and a technological challenge, following its progression from the eighteenth-century opera house to the modern movie multiplex.More

  15. Book ImageRanches, Rowhouses, and Railroad Flats: American Homes: How They Shape Our Landscapes and Neighborhoods

    Christine Hunter

    An introduction to housing in the United States: its characteristic forms and its environmental implications.More

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