History & Theory of Architecture

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  1. 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

  2. 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.
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  3. Book ImageAmerican Art Museum Architecture: Documents and Design

    Eric M. Wolf

    Exploring the intersections of art, architecture, and design, at both renowned institutions and cutting-edge contemporary collections.More

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

    Herbert Gottfried, Jan Jennings

    A comprehensive examination of American vernacular buildings.More

  5. Book ImageThe Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury

    Peter Pennoyer, Anne Walker, Robert A. M. Stern

    The first close look at an innovative architect and inventor who held that traditional styles could be successfully adapted for modern times.More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.
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  9. 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.
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  10. 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.
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  11. Book ImageBarns

    John Michael Vlach

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

  12. 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.
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  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 ImageBuilding the Empire State

    Carol Willis

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

    Robert J. Kapsch

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

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