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An Architectural Guidebook to the National Parks California, Oregon, Washington
Kaiser, Harvey H.
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Corson, M. Arch, Jennifer
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Preves, Aia, Richard
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1 Brodie, Allan; Croom, Jane; Davies, James O English Prisons an Architectural History
1873592531 / 9781873592533; This volume is the result of the first systematic written and photographic survey of English prisons since the early 20th century. It traces the history of the purpose-built prison and its development over the past 200 years. Over 130 establishments that make up the current prison estate and over 100 former sites that have surviving buildings or extensive documentation have been investigated. Institutions ranging from medieval castles and military camps to country houses that have beent taken over and adapted for penal use are included. Some of the prisons are round or several-sided. The Prison Service granted the project team unprecedented access to all of its jails, allowing the compilation of over 5, 000 images and 250 research files. They were allowed to go anywhere, photograph (almost) anything, and speak with inmates. A selection of images from the archive illustrate this book. Includes a listing of prisons, references and select bibliography, notes and index. Fully illustrated in color, this book includes architectural plans (photographed) or drawings for many of the prisons. Black cloth cover and full-color jacket; the jacket has a minor wrinkle on the back lower corner at the spine (from the publisher) . ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall; ABE
English Heritage
Swindon, 2002, First Edition
Cloth
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings; 
002465; 
Price: 50.60 USD
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2 Casper, Paul Chicago Home Book: a Comprehensive Hands-On Design Sourcebook to Building, Remodeling, Decorating, Furnishings and Landscaping a Luxury Home in Chicago and it's Suburbs
1588620379 / 9781588620378; This is Chicago's only luxury home building, renovating and design sourcebook. Being the most complete reference to Chicago's home industry, this handsome, easy-to-use directory is designed in a concise and organized manner to be both practical and inspirational. It covers all of the visual aspects of home building, remodeling and decorating, giving you ideas about what you will need and want, and telling you where you will find them. The book is tabbed by of idea/service, and includes tabs from Architects to Landscaping, 12 tabs in all (including an index) . This is a heavy book with room for notes in the back. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Ashley Group
Des Plaines, IL, 2001, 
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
003639; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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The Resourceful Renovator a Gallery of Ideas for Reusing Building Materials, Corson, M. Arch, Jennifer
3 Corson, M. Arch, Jennifer The Resourceful Renovator a Gallery of Ideas for Reusing Building Materials
This lavish compendium of design ideas for the home owner is the work of seasoned home designer and specialist in ecological building, Jennifer Corson, who combines ecological sensitivity with a diehard frugality and a flare for style. From moving entire houses to salvage a surprising range of materials, this book will inspire you to push the limits of creativity. You'll never think of that old door or window frame the same way again. In this book, Jennifer introduces the primary categories of building materials (wood, glass, stone, ceramics, metal, and brick) and highlights the environmental impact of each during its life cycle. By imaginatively and creatively reusing materials, a resourceful renovator saves, energy, money, and creates space that is uniquely beautiful. 156 pages with bibliography and resource guide. 8" x 10
Chelsea Green Pub Co.
White River Junction, VT, 2000, First Edition
Softcover
New


003422; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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4 Finn, Dallas Meiji Revisited: the Sites of Victorian Japan
0834802880 / 9780834802889; This is a beautiful cloth-bound volume. During the Meiji period (1868-1912) the Japanese laid the foundations for what is now the most advanced nation in Asia. Like Victorian Britian, a potent model, Meiji Japan was characterized by faith in progress, civilization and the growth of empire. The architecture and feats of engineering described and illustrated in this volume stand as monuments to the dynamism and ambitions of the age, and to Japan's transformation from an isolated feudal society into a modern and remarkable cosmopolitan nationan-state. Factories and schools, palaces and prisons, private homes, churches, hospitals, railways, canals, bridges, shipyards, parks, and museums are presented with careful attention to both the nuances of their design and construction and their broader significance to the people who built and used them. Includes a guide to Meiji sites and an extensive index. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall; BIBLIO
Weatherhill
New York, 1995, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs, Drawings; 
002650; 
Price: 11.50 USD
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5 Fukas, Massimiliano Less Aesthetics More Ethics: 7th International Architecture Exhibition
0847823474 / 9780847823475; This is a two-volume set in a cardboard sleeve. One volume states the essential elements of the 7th International program, which is written by the president, Paolo Baratta. This volume involves basically urban transformation, and is filled with photographs of current buildings, models, and plans for the future; it includes many diagrams and is illustrated primarily in full color. The exhibitions are divided by architect or architectural firm. The other volume includes all of the participating countries, and what they have achieved and plan to achieve in the area of architecture for their country. Contributions include maps, drawings and photographs. This is a fascinating set for anyone interested in buildings and architecture, and where various countries are planning to go in the next several years. The second book is 189 pages; the first book is 459 pages; both include an index. The covers are decorated stiff boards, and the corners and spine ends show a bit of shelf wear. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Rizzoli Intl Pubns
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, First Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings; 
002974; 
Price: 27.60 USD
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6 Kaiser, Harvey H. An Architectural Guidebook to the National Parks California, Oregon, Washington
The National Park System contains the scenic and historic treasures of our country. Presidential homes, historic lodges and hotels, and National Park Service rustic cabins are abundant throughout the parks, whether they are shadowed by interstate highways in downtown areas of a city, or discovered after miles of mountain hiking. In this book, Harvey Kaiser takes readers on a tour through historic structures discussing the architectural elements and history of each building, showing how architectural form combined with history and natural beauty has created inspiring works of art. The guidebook is packed with photographs, maps, and detailed directions. 280 pages including index. 6" x 8 1/2
Gibbs Smith
Salt Lake City, 2002, First Edition
Softcover
New


003435; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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7 Kennon, Kevin; Gandelsonas, Mario; Butler, Ruth The Rodin Museum, Seoul
1568982356 / 9781568982359; This museum was intended to house two major works and is, therefore, not very big. But the beauty is in the design - one gets the feeling that there is light all around because the small building is made of varying amounts of translucent glass. This book shows not only photographs of the beautiful finished product, but of the steps taken and drawings of the proposed museum. It is tucked into a corner over which there is a tall building, but it is not affected by the building, nor the 8 lanes of expressway traffic zooming past (there's an amazing photo of this! ) . It is meant to be a place of quiet contemplation. A beautiful book, an interesting read, and a striking museum are all contained in this volume. This 11 1/2" wide book is bound in grey cloth, and the heavy dust jacket folds over at the top and bottom, as well as the edges. 95 pages, including several full-color photographs which are marvelous! 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Princeton Architectural Pr
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs, Drawings; 
001650; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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8 Kim, Young Mi Architecture & Design Libarary: Neoclassical
1567994342 / 9781567994346; Graceful columns, elegant bas-relief carvings, fabulous mythological creatures - these striking motifs are signature elements of Neoclassical style. Inspired by the exquisite architecture and sculptor of ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt, Neoclassical has been popular for nearly three centuries. Its timeless elegance makes it a classic, yet this style is always fresh, reinvented again and again to suit new periods and ideals. Today, homeowners and designers are still inspired by the aesthetics of the ancient cultures of the West. In stunning photographs and informative text, Neoclassical illustrates the beauty and dignity of this timeless style. This lovely, idea-filled volume will inspire you to bring the timeless beauty of Neoclassical style into your own home. Includes an index, illustrated in full color. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Friedman/Fairfax Publishers
New York, 1998, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002921; 
Price: 16.56 USD
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9 Miotto, Luciana Henri E. Ciriani
8886502885 / 9788886502887; One of the Pocket Architecture series. Henri Edouard Ciriani studied architecture at the University of Lima, where he became familiar with the theory and methods of the Modern Movement, which he has followed throughout his life. After an intensive professional training he moved to France, where he received his first important commission: The Noisy II quarter at Marne-la-Vallee (1980) . This became the prototype for a new architecture, capable of engendering a new civic condition. The Children's Centre at Torcy, the Peronne Memorial and the Museum at Arles were the masterpieces of his maturity, Ciriani reveals an architecture based on disciplined design and renewal within the terms of the Modern Movement and these buildings reveal his extraordinary work on space, natural light and color. Includes photographs and drawings, color and black & white. ; 96 pages
Canal & Stamperia Editrice
Italy, 1998, 
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002479; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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10 Moore, Rowan Vertigo: the Strange New World of the Contemporary City
1856691535 / 9781856691536; Includes a foreword by Jaques Herzog. Essays by Aaron Betsky, Paul Davies, Brian Hatton, Martin Pawley, Irenee Scalbert and others. This book "is an enquiry into the state of the millennial city, this 'new world' loosely composed around consumerism, finance, culture, politics and entertainment. Comprising ten highly individual statements from some of the world's most erudite - and often controversial - architecture writers, Vertigo critiques a disparate selection of buildings currently in the public eye and in various stages of completion, ranging from the reconstruction of Berlin to Yokohama International Port Terminal. Fully illustrated with 233 illustrations, 200 in color, these include photographs, plans and tour de force computer renderings. Vertigo is compelling reading for architecture students, practitioners, critics and anyone at all interested in the urban environment. " Includes an index. The jacket has very light edgewear.; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Laurence King Publishing
London, United Kingdom, 1999, 
Hardcover
New in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings; 
002368; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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11 Morosco Aia, Gerald Lee How to Work with an Architect
142360007X / 9781423600077; The prospect of working with an architect can be daunting. What exactly is an architect? Do you really need one? How do you find a good architect? What questions should you ask? How do you negotiate a contract? All of these questions and more are addressed in this indispensable guide for anyone considering remodelilng and existing home or building a new home. The author, a noted architect, reveals the essential criteria for a successful architect/client relationship. He describes the benefits of working with an architect and illuminates how an architect adds immeasurable value to a project. Focusing primarily on single-family residential design, Gerald Lee Morosco presents a thorough discussion of the collaboration process. With a plethora of color photos and plan drawings, this book is an invauable resource for first-timers considering using an architect as well as those who have already enlisted the services of a seasoned professional. 109 pages with an index and resources. Bent right bottom corner and a small mark on the page tops. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Gibbs Smith
Layton, Utah, U. S. A., 2006, First Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Massery, Ed; 
002994; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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12 Planel, Philippe Locks and Lavatories: the Architecture of Privacy
1850747245 / 9781850747246; Step through the doorway of your own home and discover its fascinating past. Today we jealously guard our privacy, but in previous centuries living was much more communal. How has this change been reflected in the layout and furnishings of houses? How has the single-room hut of prehistoric times evolved into the house of today, each room with its own function? Discover how the medieval hall has shrunk to an entrance lobby; why bathrooms only became common in houses after the late 19th century; why separate servants' quarters and staircases were created; why three-legged stools were more popular than four-legged ones; and how labor-saving devices have transformed the home. This is a fascinating look at how our homes have evolved over the centuries; part of the English Heritage Gatekeeper Series. Includes an index. Illustrated in full color with french flaps. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
English Heritage
Swindon, United Kingdom, 2000, 
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings; 
002907; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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13 Preves, Aia, Richard New House - More House : Solving the Residential Construction Project Puzzle
0971104409 / 9780971104402; Whether you're thinking of building a new house, an addition, or remodeling your existing home, you will want a practical and informative guide to help ensure your project's success. This is a comprehensive resource for the homeowner who wants to understand the home-building process. For both the novice and those who have been through past projects, this book will smooth out the bumps. Not intended for do-it-yourself, unless you're very talented in this area. You'll discover six steps for project success, 47 charts, drawings and forms, tips for avoiding the common pitfalls of most construction projects, how to find the right professionals and assure quality work, how those professionals set fees, how to determine if you can afford your project before paying a professional, and much more. Includes index. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Portico Publishing
Libertyville, IL, 2001, 
Softcover
New

Illustrated by Frank Merrill Photography; 
003161; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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14 Romanelli, Giandomenico; Pugliese, Giuseppe; Sasportes, Jose; Veroli, Patrizia Gran Teatro La Fenice
3822870625 / 9783822870624; This opera house was built for the city of Venice under the architectural guidance of Giannantonio Selva. It opened on May 17, 1792 under the name La Fenice - the phoenix. As optimistic a name it may have been, it was to bode ill for the Gran Teatro. In the night from December 12 - 13, 1836 the interior of the opera house was completely gutted by fire. In less than a year, La Fenice had risen from the ashes once again to become a leading institution in the world of music for more than a century and a half. Then, in 1996, during the nights of January 29-30, catastrophe struck once more and, within a short time, La Fenice was all but razed. This publication charts two centuries of musical history at the Gran Teatro La Fenice, from the great operas of the nineteenth century to contemporary music and modern dance, from Rossini and Verdi to Ligeti and Pina Bausch. It is the first complete chronicle of all the operas, concerts and festivals held at the Gran Teatro, and also includes a detailed architectural history, with many illustrations plans, sketches and period engravings. It pays homage not only to the past, but above all to the spirit of hope infusing the current reconstruction on what is surely one of the world's most beautiful opera houses. Printed on heavy paper. The book and jacket are new, but due to the weight the jacket has sustained a few tears. There is a small fold with two tiny tears at the bottom back; a 1" tear at the spine top, and the corners are lightly worn. In a protective cover, this book is over 5 1/2 lbs.; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Evergreen
Hohenzollernring, Koln, 1999, 
Hardcover
New in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Arici, Graziano; 
002507; 
Price: 22.08 USD
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15 Steele, James Architecture and Computers: Action and Reaction in the Digital Design Revolution
0823003248 / 9780823003242; NEW - Computers have revolutionized architecture, raising philosophical issues that are forcing a paradigm shift in the profession. Computer-aided design programs are increasing being viewed as a mixed blessing that must be carefully accommodated in order for architects to retain creative identity. A fascinating introduction explores the theory behind cyberspace and traces the effects that the worship of technology has had on society. This is followed by 5 chapters exploring different aspects of the computer in architecture. The book features prominent projects by Gehry, Morphosis, Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners, Foster and Partners, Hamzah and Yeang, Coop Himmelbau, NBBJ and others. The photography is of the highest quality. Includes 230 illustrations. Oversized, extra postage required. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Watson-Guptill Pubns
New York, 2002, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


002256; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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16 Van Loon, Hendrik Willem The Arts
First Edition. This is a fascinating survey of art through history. It begins with prehistoric art and moves through the ages and countries that made certain types of art famous. This book was written and illustrated by Hendrik Willem Van Loon to give the general reader (who perhaps had always considered this a rather remote subject) a better understanding and a greater appreciation of everything that has been done within the realm of painting and architecture and music, sculpture and the theater and most of the so-called minor arts from the beginnning of time until the moment we come so close to them that we begin to lose our perspective. The front endpapers chart the advances in art by time periods. The back endpapers chart it with associations to the type of clothing people wore. All is hand-written. 677 pages including a section on 'How to Use This Book', Musical Illustrations, and an index. Well-illustrated in color - an unusual book! The label on the spine has been taped at the vertical edges. A top corner is slightly bent in, and the spine ends have wear; the bottom is fraying a bit. The spine is slightly sunned. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Simon And Schuster
New York, 1946, Ninth Printing
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Van Loon, Hendrik Willem; 
002531; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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17 Warrender, Carolyn A Decorator's Secrets
In this practical, straightforward guide to home decorating, a well known interior designer shares the surprisingly simple secrets to achieving an individual and professional look without spending a fortune. Experienced designer Carolyn Warrender comes to the rescue of perplexed novices with this thoughtfully planned course on interior decoration. It starts with a clear guide to understanding a room and she explains how the key elements of space, lighting and color form the basis of successful decorating. She gives an inspirational look at decorating materials available, and includes a master class that deconstructs twelve rooms, revealing exactly what makes each of the diverse styles work. Has a troubleshooting section for common problems like making a small room appear bigger, low ceilings, and improving a lack of good natural light. 132 pages, including an index and retail sources. Illustrated with 174 full color photos. The binding has a tiny bump at the top and a black spot at the bottom edges. The jacket has light wear at the corners and spine ends. 4to - 9 - 12" tall.
Abbeville Publishing Group
New York, 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


003315; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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