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Barns and Portrait Paintings (Fay Jones Collaborative Series)
By University of Arkansas Press
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ean: 9781682260210, isbn: 1682260216,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 129 reviews
Arkansas artist George Dombek’s fascination with barns began in 1970s Florida, where he captured the geometry of sun and shadow on deteriorating tobacco barns, and he has returned to the subject often in the decades since. For this most recent series, Dombek spent three years covering almost fifty thousand square miles. The barns he found were perhaps unremarkable in themselves—they are, after all, ubiquitous and utilitarian objects—but Dombek’s interpretations reveal an intricacy of

The Language of Towns & Cities: A Visual Dictionary
By Brand: Rizzoli
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ean: 9780847834860, isbn: 0847834867,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 136 reviews
The final word on the language of urban planning and design. The Language of Towns & Cities is a landmark publication that clarifies the language by which we talk about urban planning and design. Everyday words such as ''avenue,'' ''boulevard,'' ''park,'' and ''district,'' as well as less commonly used words and terms such as ''sustainability,'' ''carbon-neutral,'' or ''Bilbao Effect'' are used with a great variety of meanings, causing confusion among citizens, city officials, and other

Heirlooms to Live In: Homes in a New Regional Vernacular
By Brand: Loft
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9788499361895, isbn: 8499361897,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 62 reviews
Hardcover in clamshell box:A specific region's environmental needs often lead to a regional vernacular architecture that embraces a common style. Yet, Hutker Architects, Inc., has designed over two hundred homes in coastal New England that avoid a single style. The twenty-five diverse residential projects in this book illustrate a process–not a preordained style • The common thread running through the Hutker projects is the use of the life equity principle: a home should generate social and

The English Country House: From the Archives of Country Life
By imusti
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mpn: 9780847830572, ean: 9780847830572, isbn: 0847830578,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
The English Country House takes a look at the architecture and interiors of sixty-two stunning houses in a range of architectural styles spanning seven centuries—from the medieval Stokesay Castle to the newly built, Lutyens-inspired Corfe Farm—brought to life through the world-renowned photography library of Country Life. More than four hundred color and black and white illustrations provide an insight into the architecture, decoration, gardens, and landscape settings of these houses,

Long Island Modernism: 1930-1980
By Brand: W. W. Norton n Company
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mpn: 9780393733150, ean: 9780393733150, isbn: 0393733157,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
Chronicles a rich and little-known array of architecture on the island, a hotbed of modernism from the thirties on. An essential reference for architecture buffs, historians, and everyone who lives on or visits Long Island today, this unique resource―the first illustrated history of Long Island’s modern architecture―is based on a survey conducted for the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA). It highlights the work within Suffolk and Nassau counties of a roster

Living Under The Crescent Moon: Domestic Culture in the Arab World
By Vitra Design Museum
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mpn: 430 illustrations, ean: 9783931936419, isbn: 3931936414,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Living under the Crescent Moon demonstrates the diversity of domestic lifestyles to be found from Morocco to Syria and the Arab Peninsula: from the nomadic tents of the Tuareg or Bedouins to Moroccan casbahs; from the grand courtyard houses in cities such as Marrakesh, Damascus or Cairo, to buildings by twentieth-century architects. A series of essays and evocative pictures by leading photographers detail functional and fascinating examples of residential architecture alongside solutions for

Traditions in Architecture: Africa, America, Asia, and Oceania
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780195088915, isbn: 0195088913,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
Traditions in Architecture: Africa, America, Asia, and Oceania is the first wide-ranging, one-volume study to examine the architectural achievements of diverse cultures outside the Euroamerican tradition. In contrast with traditional chronological surveys of architectural history, this volume is arranged thematically to show the basic commonalties of all human communities. In order to provide a basic understanding of the cultural heritage defining these diverse groups, both vernacular and

Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures: Concepts for Designing Building Exteriors
By Routledge
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ean: 9780415899789, isbn: 0415899788,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
Integrate the best building envelope construction methods, materials science, and structural principles in your work using this book as a resource to help you… With more than seventy significant case studies located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia from prehistory to the present, this book illuminates the theory and techniques of assembling exteriors. Six chapters organized by wall types, from hand-set monolithic walls to digitally fabricated curtain walls, each have a

Sarasota Modern
By Rizzoli
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ean: 9780847828722, isbn: 0847828727,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
Sarasota in the 1950s was a small community graced with an alluring natural beauty. What set it apart from so many Florida beachfront towns was the concentration of artists, writers, and architects who gathered there—including author MacKinley Kantor and architects Paul Rudolf and Ralph Twitchell—a unique confluence of talented and daring architects coupled with a hip crowd willing to take risks. Sarasota was a place in which innovation and experimentation were the order of the day, a place

The Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas: Great American Suburbs
By Brand: Abbeville Press
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mpn: 325 colour, ean: 9780789209764, isbn: 0789209764,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
A beautiful and comprehensive chronicle of two of America’s earliest and most luxurious suburbs: Highland Park and University Park, Texas, featuring over 300 full–color photographs. Dallas local Virginia McAlester, author of A Field Guide to American Houses, the classic book on the subject, and Abbeville’s celebrated Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles, teamed up with Prudence Mackintosh and Willis Cecil Winters to write Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas. This impressive

British West Indies Style: Antigua, Jamaica, Barbados, and Beyond
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ean: 9780847833078, isbn: 0847833070,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
Breathtaking photographs capture the history and unique design of the English island great houses, detailing the hardwood furniture, terraced gardens, walled courtyards, and interiors. Perhaps the most admired and influential of tropical styles, the English island style transformed residences into private paradises. British West Indies Style is a lavish account of the interiors, architecture, and lifestyle of the English colonial great houses and historic town houses in the Caribbean?from

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