History & Theory of Architecture

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  1. 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

  2. Book ImageThe Architecture of Patterns

    Paul Andersen, David Salomon, David Carson, Et Al.

    Through a precise and expansive definition of what a pattern is, this book offers ways to understand and use patterns in contemporary design.More

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageThe Architecture of Harry Weese

    Robert Bruegmann, Kathleen Murphy Skolnik

    This study tells the story of one of America’s most gifted architects of the postwar years.More

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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