History & Theory of Architecture

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  1. Book ImageThe Prairie School: Frank Lloyd Wright and His Midwest Contemporaries

    H. Allen Brooks, Vincent Scully

    One of the most original and dynamic developments in American architecture, the Prairie School was a regional manifestation of the international revolt and reform that occurred in the visual arts during the early years of the twentieth century.More

  2. Book ImageChurches for the Southwest: The Ecclesiastical Architecture of John Gaw Meem

    Stanford Lehmberg

    John Gaw Meem, the principal architect of the Santa Fe style, is well known for his houses and public buildings.

  3. Book ImageWerner Hegemann and the Search for Universal Urbanism

    Christiane Crasemann Collins

    Addressing the life and work of a major figure of the Modern Movement in architecture and city planning, about whom very little is known, this first full study of Werner Hegemann (1881-1936) recounts his contribution to the emerging discipline of international city planning and his influential position within the movement.More

  4. Book ImageCanals

    Robert J. Kapsch

    A richly illustrated history of America's first transportation system.More

  5. Book ImageLearning From Palladio

    Branko Mitrovic

    This book summarizes what is known today about the design procedures and methodology of Andrea Palladio, arguably the most influential Renaissance architect.More

  6. Book ImageColors of the World

    Dominique Lenclos, Jean-Philippe Lenclos, Gregory Bruhn

    Colors of the World presents a chromatic journey through the colors of vernacular architecture from the United States to the far corners of the globe.More

  7. Book ImageLouis Kahn: Essential Texts

    Louis I. Kahn, Robert Twombly

    A thoughtful selection of the celebrated architect's speeches and writings.More

  8. Book Image6,000 Years of Housing

    Norbert Schoenauer

    Revised and Expanded Edition

    The fascinating evolution of house forms from the Stone Age to the present.More

  9. Book ImageClassic Country Estates of Lake Forest: Architecture and Landscape Design 1856-1940

    Kim Coventry, Daniel Meyer, Arthur H. Miller

    On Lake Michigan’s North Shore, an extraordinary group of cosmopolitan and wealthy clients commissioned havens from the city’s bustle during the Gilded Age.

  10. Book ImageBarns

    John Michael Vlach

    A far-reaching visual survey of farm buildings across the United States, tracing their historical and regional influences.More

  11. Book ImageAmerican Architecture: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

    Cyril M. Harris

    Since the Spanish established their first settlement in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1565, America has been an architectural melting pot, reflecting the contributions of every immigrant group that brought its traditions across the sea and adapted them to the places where they settled.

  12. Book ImageRedesigning the American Dream: The Future of Housing, Work and Family Life

    Dolores Hayden

    Winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Award for Excellence in Design Research, the Paul Davidoff Award for an Outstanding Book in Urban Planning, the Vesta Award for Feminist Scholarship in the Arts, and an ALA Notable Book Award: a provocative critique of how American housing patterns impact private and public life.More

  13. Book ImageThe Struggle for Modernism: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning at Harvard

    Anthony Alofsin

    A history of modernism in the teaching of architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning at Harvard.More

  14. Book ImageCosmatesque Ornament: Flat Polychrome Geometric Patterns in Architecture

    Paloma Pajares-Ayuela

    "Paloma Pajares-Ayuela's richly illustrated study of the late medieval type of architectural ornament known as Cosmatesque is a welcome addition to the literature on this subject."—Nexus Network JournalMore

  15. Book ImageCass Gilbert, Life and Work: Architect of the Public Domain

    Barbara S. Christen, Steven Flanders, Robert A. M. Stern

    Nineteen essays, by a diverse group of historians and others who experience and study Gilbert's buildings in their professional lives, detail the intricate relationship between Gilbert's work and the longstanding tradition of public architecture in America.

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