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Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
King, Ross

$21.16 $7.38

On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore - already under construction for more than a century - was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome . . . shall do so before the end of the mon...

101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School
Frederick, Matthew

$23.81 $7.38

Students of urban design often find themselves lost between books that are either highly academic or overly formulaic, leaving them with few tangible tools to use in their design projects. 101 Things I Learned® in Urban Design School fills this void with provocative, practical lessons on urban sp...

Galaxy, Jackson

$24.95 $8.57

Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner and cat. Don't just go to your local pet shop and adorn your home with unattractive cat towers and kitty beds. In Catification, Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell, and ...

The Nesting Place
Smith, Myquillyn

$26.44 $12.23

Perfection is overrated. Popular blogger and self-taught decorator Myquillyn Smith (The Nester) is all about embracing reality - especially when it comes to decorating a home bursting with boys, pets, and all the unpredictable messes of life. In The Nesting Place, Myquillyn shares the secrets of...

The New Urban Crisis
Florida, Richard

$23.49 $6.79

In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. and yet all is not well. In The New Urban Crisis, Richard Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement, demonstrates how the ...

Last Harvest
Rybczynski, Witold

$17.00 $7.38

When Witold Rybczynski first heard about New Daleville, it was only a developer's idea, attached to ninety acres of cornfield an hour and a half west of Philadelphia. Over the course of five years, Rybczynski met and talked to everyone involved in the building of this residential subdivision - fr...

Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home
Carlson, Julie

$49.60 $14.69 is the go-to, undisputed authority for home design enthusiasts, remodelers, architects, and designers. Unlike sites that cater to all tastes, Remodelista has a singular and clearly defined aesthetic: classic pieces trump designs that are trendy and transient, and well-edited space...

Open Concept Houses
Zamora, Francesc

$43.50 $14.69

One of the hottest lifestyle trends today, open concept living spaces eliminate doorways and walls to create a large combined area for cooking, dining, entertaining, and relaxing. No longer are the kitchen, dining room, and living room compartmentalized. Instead, each space blends into the next t...

One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building
Dupré, Judith

$46.29 $11.04

In this groundbreaking history, bestselling author Judith Dupré chronicles the most astonishing architectural project in memory: One World Trade Center.The new World Trade Center represents one of the most complex collaborations in human history. Nearly every state in the nation, a dozen countrie...

The Sagrada Familia: The Astonishing Story of Gaudi's Unfinished Masterpiece
Van Hensbergen, Gijs

$36.00 $11.63

An illuminating biography of one of the most famous--and most famously unfinished--buildings in the world, the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona.The scaffolding-cloaked spires of Antoni Gaudí's masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, dominate the Barcelona skyline and draw in millions of visitors every year...

The Heights
Ascher, Kate

$23.00 $9.25

The skyscraper is perhaps the most recognisable icon of the modern urban landscape, but what does it really take to sustain human life at such enormous heights? Exploring the interconnected systems that make life liveable in the sky is the task of Kate Ascher's stunningly illustrated The Heights....

Architecture 101: From Frank Gehry to Ziggurats, an Essential Guide to Building Styles and Materials (Adams 101)
Bridge, Nicole

$18.99 $7.38

A crash course in designing and constructing buildingsToo often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep. Architecture 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged ...

Contemporary Landscapes in Mixed Media
French, Soraya

$33.95 $13.42

Make your landscape paintings more adventurous with these mixed-media techniques!Popular artist and teacher Soraya French encourages her students to broaden their horizons, and here she gives painters the tools they need to experiment with exciting combinations of acrylics, pastels, and collage. ...

A Home in Paris: Interiors, Inspiration
Synave, Catherine

$23.78 $7.38

This broad spectrum of interiors draws inspiration from both the classic French decorative tradition and the freshest Parisian home designs. Discover the rich diversity of Parisian style in thirty-four interiors that are rife with inspiration and grouped into five thematic chapters. Classic inter...

150 Best New Eco Home Ideas
Mola, Francesc Zamora

$36.99 $12.82

Discover the latest in sustainable architecture and environmentally friendly home design in this outstanding volume in the popular 150 Best series, which features nearly 500 pages of full-color photographs and dozens of inventive and decorative profiles.Architects, designers, and homeowners today...

Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York
Davidson, Justin

$29.10 $9.25

From New York magazine’s architecture critic, a walking and reading guide to New York City - a historical, cultural, architectural, and personal approach to seven neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, including six essays that help us understand the evolution of the city

The Handbuilt Home
White, Ana

$30.41 $13.42

Beds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more! It's easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensable collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and DIY spirit. ...

The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids
Lange, Alexandra

$40.00 $13.42

From building blocks to city blocks, an eye-opening exploration of how children's playthings and physical surroundings affect their development.Parents obsess over their children's playdates, kindergarten curriculum, and every bump and bruise, but the toys, classrooms, playgrounds, and neighborho...

Portals: Gates, Stiles, Windows, Bridges & Other Crossings (Wooden Books)
Lewis, Philippa

$18.51 $6.19

An illustrated exploration of our limitless fascination with doors, gates, and bridges.The word "portal" comes from the Latin for "gate," but it refers to any place of ingress and egress. According to architectural historian Philippa Lewis, a portal "is generally an optimistic thing, both literal...

Quick and Easy Paint Transformations: 50 Step-by-step Ways to Makeover Your Home for Next to Nothing
Sloan, Annie

$29.03 $11.04

With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to create different finishes and effects with paint to change everyday rooms and furnishings into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint. The first section of the book tells you everything you need to know befo...

Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil
Middleton, William

$52.91 $13.42

The first and definitive biography of the celebrated collectors Dominique and John de Menil, who became one of the greatest cultural forces of the twentieth century through groundbreaking exhibits of art, artistic scholarship, the creation of innovative galleries and museums, and work with civil ...

150 Best New Kitchen Ideas
Gutierrez, Manel

$39.67 $13.42

A comprehensive, full-color handbook, packed with hundreds of photographs that showcase the latest in beautiful, welcoming, and efficient kitchen design. 150 Best New Kitchen Ideas offers an in-depth look at exemplary new kitchen designs from today's most renowned architects and designers. Packed...

Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches
Weigel, George

$52.89 $18.26

A preeminent scholar of Catholicism transports readers to Rome for the traditional station churches pilgrimage, offering a vivid and informative guide to the Eternal City and the Lenten season.The annual Lenten pilgrimage to dozens of Rome's most striking churches is a sacred tradition dating bac...

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