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Elements of Style
Gates, Erin

$42.00 $18.69

From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and pract...

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

$21.24 $8.69

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...

Galaxy, Jackson

$24.95 $10.09

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 ...

Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff
Carson Dunlop and Associates (Intro)

$17.50 $7.29

The household staff of Downton Abbey carries out their duties with effortless dignity, finesse and pride. Yet how do they know how exactly to lay the table, when to leave the room to give Lord and Lady Grantham their privacy, how to care for Lady Mary's furs and which uniform to wear when? This...

Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home
Carlson, Julie

$49.78 $21.49 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...

How Buildings Learn
Brand, Stewart

$45.00 $14.39

Like people, buildings change with age, forced to adapt to the needs of current occupations. This provocative examination of buildings that have adapted well, and some that haven't, calls for a dramatic rethinking in the way new buildings are designed, one that allows structures to grow and chang...

The Heights
Ascher, Kate

$23.00 $14.39

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's Odd Couple: Frankk Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson
Howard, Hugh

$34.00 $14.39

In architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Wright (1867–1959) began it with his romantic prairie style; Johnson (1906–2005) brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments. Between them, they bui...

Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures
Agrawal, Roma

$37.00 $15.09

While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing.In Built, star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how ...

The New Urban Crisis
Florida, Richard

$23.49 $7.99

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 ...

150 Best Tiny Home Ideas
Couto, Manel Gutierrez

$36.99 $15.79

A lavish, full-color guidebook showcasing the most up-to-date innovations and latest trends in efficient and successful small space design.Packed with detailed color photographs, comprehensive layout illustrations, and essential information, 150 Best Tiny Homes is the ideal solution for making th...

The Nesting Place
Smith, Myquillyn

$26.53 $14.39

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...

From Bauhaus to Our House
Wolfe, Tom

$19.00 $5.79

Tom Wolfe, "America's most skillful satirist" (The Atlantic Monthly), examines the strange saga of American architecture in this sequel to The Painted Word.

Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives
Goldhagen, Sarah Williams

$53.10 $20.09

One of the nation’s chief architecture critics reveals how the environments we build profoundly shape our feelings, memories, and well-being, and argues that we must harness this knowledge to construct a world better suited to human experience.Taking us on a fascinating journey through some of th...

Rybczynski, Witold

$17.50 $7.99

This immensely popular, witty, and highly provocative book is changing people's attitudes about convenience, decor, and technology in home design and furnishing.

The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (Fifth Edition)
Fleming, John

$25.50 $8.69

This classic work, now in its fifth edition, covers every aspect of architecture and landscape architecture. Ranging from ancient times to contemporary trends, it also adopts a truly international perspective, with entries on countries as diverse as Russia, Brazil and Tibet. Provides biographie...

Instant Wall Art: Vintage Map Prints
Adams Media

$25.99 $9.39

Updating your home decor has never been easier with Instant Wall Art: Vintage Map Prints. Each beautiful, high-quality print has a perforated edge for easy removal and quick framing. Create your own personalized gallery of vintage nautical, cityscape, and topographic maps, or place individual ima...

The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It
Florida, Richard

$37.17 $9.39

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, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis. Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement in his ...

Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal Building St. Peter's
Scotti, R. A.

$18.50 $7.29

In 1506, the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II shocked Christendom by razing the original St. Peter's, which had stood for over a millennium, to make way for a magnificent new church. Peter's would take two tumultuous centuries to complete, challenge the greatest visionaries of the Renaissanc...

Open Concept Houses
Zamora, Francesc

$43.50 $17.29

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

$46.46 $12.99

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...

Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History's Greatest Buildings
Crawford, James

$49.00 $17.29

An inviting, fascinating compendium of twenty-one of history's most famous lost places, from the Tower of Babel to the Twin Towers.

Houses of the Presidents
Howard, Hugh

$53.10 $14.39

HOUSES OF THE PRESIDENTS offers a unique tour of the houses and day-to-day lives of America's presidents, from George Washington's time to the present. Author Hugh Howard weaves together personal, presidential, and architectural histories to shed light on the way our chief executives lived. Origi...

A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City
Philp, Drew

$35.00 $7.29

Drew Philp, an idealistic college student from a working-class Michigan family, decides to live where he can make a difference. He sets his sights on Detroit, the failed metropolis of abandoned buildings, widespread poverty, and rampant crime. Arriving with no job, no friends, and no money, Philp...

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