History & Theory of Architecture

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  1. Book ImageLouis Sullivan: Prophet of Modern Architecture

    Hugh Morrison, Timothy J. Samuelson

    Revised Edition

    The best introduction to the work of one of America's most famous architects.More

  2. Book ImageThe Elements of Classical Architecture

    Georges Gromort, Henry Hope Reed

    A treasury of drawings in the great Beaux-Arts tradition.
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  3. Book ImageFrank Furness: Architecture and the Violent Mind

    Michael J. Lewis, Michael J. Lewis

    Frank Furness' energy, confidence, brashness, vulgarity, and full-throated love of life vibrate in his architecture.More

  4. Book ImageLouis Sullivan: The Poetry of Architecture

    Narcisco G. Menocal, Robert Twombly

    Louis Sullivan believed that art should reveal the creative method of nature. The greatest artist was the poet, whose understanding of nature spurred social change.More

  5. Book ImageThe Nature of Ornament: Rhythm and Metamorphosis in Architecture

    Kent Bloomer

    A treasure trove of ideas and encouragement for architects looking for alternatives to the severity of modernism and graceless postmodernism.More

  6. Book ImageTwentieth-Century American Architecture: The Buildings and Their Makers

    Carter Wiseman

    An authoritative and richly illustrated narrative history of the buildings that shaped the American century and the architects who gave them form.More

  7. Book ImageSullivan's City: The Meaning of Ornament for Louis Sullivan

    David Van Zanten, Cervin Robinson

    An interpretive essay about a much-admired genius of American architecture, with an emphasis on the meaning of ornament in his work and lifeMore

  8. Book ImageThe Decoration of Houses

    Ogden Codman, Jr., Edith Wharton

    In addition to her fame as a novelist, Edith Wharton has now been recognized as an arbiter of taste and correct usage in the making of domestic interior rooms, and Odgen Codman, Jr., has achieved recognition as a revivalist architect of the first rank.More

  9. Book ImageCast-Iron Architecture in America: The Significance of James Bogardus

    Carol Gayle, Margot Gayle

    The first book on the life and work of the pioneer of American cast-iron architecture.
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  10. Book ImageThe Library of Congress: Its Construction, Architecture, and Decoration

    John Y. Cole, Henry Hope Reed

    A handsomely illustrated tribute to the Library of Congress building, published to coincide with its one hundredth anniversary.More

  11. Book ImageLong Island Country Houses and Their Architects, 1860-1940

    Anthony Baker, Robert B. MacKay, Carol A. Traynor, Et Al.

    An illustrated treasury of the most magnificent Long Island mansions and a compendium of the architects who designed them.More

  12. Book ImageMaster Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright

    Peter Blake

    The story of modern architecture is told here through the lives and works of three men who changed the face of the cities we live in.More

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