American Architecture

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  1. Book ImageAmerican Libraries 1730-1950

    Kenneth Breisch

    An expansive overview of our storehouses of knowledge, from the earliest library building (Philadelphia, 1745) to midcentury modern and beyond.More

  2. Book ImageArt Deco Mailboxes: An Illustrated Design History

    Karen Greene, Lynne Lavelle

    A great gift book for lovers of unsung urban decorative art and unique architectural details.More

  3. Book ImagePocket Guide to Chicago Architecture

    Judith Paine McBrien, John F. DeSalvo

    Third Edition

    More than 100 highlights of downtown Chicago, from Michigan Avenue to the riverfront to the Loop.More

  4. Book ImageCreating CityCenter: World-Class Architecture and the New Las Vegas

    William R. Smith, Scott J. Tilden, Lynne Lavelle

    How the Strip got urban streets and parks, hotels, luxury retail stores, condominiums, and convention centers in one mega-development.More

  5. Book ImageGuide to New York City Urban Landscapes

    Robin Lynn, Francis Morrone, Edward A. Toran, Et Al.

    A tour of not-to-be-missed public places—parks, plazas, memorials, streets—that shape the New York experience.More

  6. Book ImageLong Island Modernism 1930–1980

    Caroline Rob Zaleski

    Chronicles a rich and little-known array of architecture on the island, a hotbed of modernism from the thirties on.More

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

    Herbert Gottfried, Jan Jennings

    A comprehensive examination of American vernacular buildings.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 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.

  10. Book ImageFacing Southwest: The Life & Houses of John Gaw Meem

    Chris Wilson, Robert Reck

    A colorful exploration of the life and work of Santa Fe architect John Gaw Meem.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 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

  13. Book ImageNew York's Pennsylvania Stations

    Hilary Ballon, Norman McGrath

    A journey through the extraordinary history of New York's Pennsylvania Station.More

  14. 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

  15. 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

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