Architecture

A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised)

A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised)

Now in paperback: the fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture: in print...

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The Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness

The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection...

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At Home

At Home

In these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore...

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Building Art

Building Art

From Pulitzer Prize–winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged...

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The Hidden Dimension

The Hidden Dimension

People like to keep certain distances between themselves and other people or thigns. And this invisible bubble of space that constitutes each person's "territory" is one of the key dimensions of modern society....

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Cubed

Cubed

A New York Times Notable Book Daily Beast Best Nonfiction of 2014  Inc. Magazine's Most Thought-Provoking Books of the Year“Man...

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The Parthenon Enigma

The Parthenon Enigma

A New York Times Notable Book and one of The Daily Beast's Best Books of the YearWinner of the Ralph Waldo Emerson AwardSince the Enlightenment,...

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Building Suburbia

Building Suburbia

A lively and provocative history of the contested landscapes where the majority of Americans now live. From rustic cottages reached by steamboat to...

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

The widely admired biographer of Bernard Berenson (“A triumph”—Washington Post; “A perfect riot”—Michael Holroyd; “Astonishing”—London...

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Grand Avenues

Grand Avenues

In 1791, shortly after the United States won its independence, George Washington personally asked Pierre Charles L’Enfant—a young French artisan turned...

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Palladian Days

Palladian Days

Palladian Days is nothing short of wonderful–part adventure, mystery, history, diary, and even cookbook. The Gables’ lively account captures the excitement...

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Conversations with Frank Gehry

Conversations with Frank Gehry

An unprecedented, intimate, and richly illustrated portrait of Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most influential architects. Drawing on the most candid, revealing, and entertaining conversations...

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Fallingwater Rising

Fallingwater Rising

Fallingwater Rising is a biography not of a person but of the most famous house of the twentieth century. Scholars and the public have long extolled the house that Frank Lloyd Wright perched over a Pennsylvania waterfall in 1937,...

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Visual Shock

Visual Shock

In this lively narrative, award-winning author Michael Kammen presents a fascinating analysis of cutting-edge art and artists and their unique ability to both delight and provoke us. He illuminates...

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Building The Dream

Building The Dream

For Gwendolyn Wright, the houses of America are the diaries of the American people. They create a fascinating chronicle of the way we have lived, and a reflection of every...

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In Ruins

In Ruins

In this enchanting meditation on ruins, Christopher Woodward takes us on a thousand-year journey from the plains of Troy to the monuments of ancient Rome, from the crumbling palaces...

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The Unending Mystery

The Unending Mystery

According to legend, anyone who wandered into the labyrinth in Ancient Crete never came out again. Some labyrinths may have offered patterns for an erotic spring dance. Those on the...

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Pushing the Limits

Pushing the Limits

Here are two dozen tales in the grand adventure of engineering from the Henry Petroski, who has been called America’s poet laureate of technology. Pushing the Limits celebrates...

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The Experience of Place

The Experience of Place

Why do some places--the concourse of Grand Central Terminal or a small farm or even the corner of a skyscraper--affect us so mysteriously and yet so forcefully?...

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Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier

From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of Balthus and Patron Saints—the first full-scale life of le Corbusier, one of the most influential, admired, and maligned architects of the twentieth century,...

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The Seduction of Place

The Seduction of Place

No other place on earth is as full both of promise and of dread as the city; it is at once alienating and exciting. These concentrations of people have not, however, come about as the result of vast immutable,...

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Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White

Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White

A rich, fascinating saga of the most influential, far-reaching architectural firm of their time and of the dazzling triumvirate—Charles McKim, William Mead, and Stanford White—who came together, bound by the notion that architecture...

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Our Own Snug Fireside

Our Own Snug Fireside

This charming book portrays domestic life in New England during the century between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Drawing on diaries, letters, wills,...

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Uses of Disorder

Uses of Disorder

The excitement of the brilliantly innovative book is that it challenges the reader to revise his concept of order—and to consider the seemingly disparate problems of the individual personality...

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