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Preserving the World's Great Cities: The Destruction and Renewal of the Historic Metropolis

By: Tung, Anthony M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Three Rivers Press: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263414

ISBN: 060980815X

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Minimal wear to corners, ink gift note inside. 2001 Trade Paperback. 469, [1] pp. Both epic and intimate, this is the story of the fight to save the world's architectural and cultural heritage as it is embodied in the extraordinary buildings and urban spaces of the great cities of Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Never before have the complexities and dramas of urban preservation been as keenly documented as in Preserving the World's Great Cities. In researching this important work, Anthony Tung traveled throughout the world to visit remarkable buildings and districts ... View more info

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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects (The Modern Library Classics)

By: Vasari, Giorgio; de Vere, Gaston DuC.; Jacks, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 2006

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2271978

ISBN: 0375760369

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. 2006 Trade Paperback. xl, 592, [8] pp. Translated from the original Italian by Gaston du C. de Vere, edited, with an introduction and notes, by Philip Jacks. The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri, as it was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th-century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered perhaps the most famous, and even today the most-read work of t... View more info

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Annals of a Fortress [Translated from the French Histoire d'une Forteresse]

By: Viollet-le-Duc, E.; Bucknall, Benjamin

Price: $75.00

Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266236

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Rear endpaper split along hinge but binding not at all loose. Pencil name and date (Aug 9 1888) on front endpaper. 1876 Hard Cover. xv, 390 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt castle illustration on front board. A work on military fortifications in the context of France, with mentions of various sieges, the evolution of fortress construction, and the town of La Roche-Pont as fortified by Errard de Bar-le-Duc and M. Vauban. Viollet-le-Duc was no stranger to battle, and a brilliant architect in his own right - he was hired to design the internal structure of the Statue of... View more info

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The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order (Bollingen Series XLVIII)

By: von Simson, Otto

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bollingen Series XLVIII / Princeton Press University: 1974

Seller ID: 2194979

ISBN: 0691017891

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased. 1974 Trade Paperback. xx, 275 pp. The value of The Gothic Cathedral lies in its approach to two essential problems. The first one is concerned with the appreciation of Gothic architecture. Was it rational, or was it illusionistic? It was symbolic in its conception, mystical in its aim, and calculated in its principles. The second problem pretains to the relationship between thought, society, and art. Von Simson shows that in Gothic architecture history creates its own symbols, whether political, economic, intellectual, or artistic, all of them following an independent but conver... View more info

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Wall Stenciling in Western New York, 1800-1840 [Stencilling]

By: Wass, Janice Tauer; Parr, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rochester Museum & Science Center: 1985

Seller ID: 2291333

Condition: Near Fine


A few creases along spine otherwise an excellent copy. 1985 Stapled Binding. 63 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Josiah Taft House: Stenciling in a Panel Design; Stephen Bates House: Delicate Border Stenciling; James Christie House: An Allover Pattern; Elijah Northrup House: Stenciling in a Yankee Style; John Hill House: The Stencils Survive; Farmersville Inn: A Stenciled Ballroom; Henry Pulver House: Stenciling Signed Leroy; Daniel Gould House: A Leroy Sampler; Ephraim Cleveland House: Stenciling by a College Student; Joseph Deshon House; Unusual Western New York Patterns; John Graves House: Shade... View more info

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Wall Stenciling in Western New York, 1800-1840 [Stencilling]

By: Wass, Janice Tauer; Parr, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rochester Museum & Science Center: 1985

Seller ID: 2291334

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1985 Stapled Binding. 63 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Josiah Taft House: Stenciling in a Panel Design; Stephen Bates House: Delicate Border Stenciling; James Christie House: An Allover Pattern; Elijah Northrup House: Stenciling in a Yankee Style; John Hill House: The Stencils Survive; Farmersville Inn: A Stenciled Ballroom; Henry Pulver House: Stenciling Signed Leroy; Daniel Gould House: A Leroy Sampler; Ephraim Cleveland House: Stenciling by a College Student; Joseph Deshon House; Unusual Western New York Patterns; John Graves House: Shaded Stenciling; Stenciled Houses in New York... View more info

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Green Roof: A Case Study - Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates' Design For the Headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects

By: Werthmann, Christian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279129

ISBN: 1568986858

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light edge wear, name on endpaper. 2007 Hard Cover. The benefits of green roofs are many: longer roof lifespan, greater sound insulation, reduced heating and cooling system needs, and a cutback in storm water runoff. Green roofs decrease carbon dioxide and increase oxygen in cities, making them cooler in the process and reversing the so-called urban heat island effect. In short, green roofs are the great green hope of many environmentalists, politicians, and architects interested in more efficient and environmentally aware buildings. From a design standpoint, however, there is l... View more info

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The Story of the White House and its Home Life

By: Whipple, Wayne; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Dwinell-Wright Company: 1937

Seller ID: 2280395

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper creased. 1937 Stapled Binding. 62 pp. A look into the history of living in the White House. View more info

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Molly Brown: Denver's Unsinkable Lady

By: Whitacre, Christine; Gries, Tammy; Reynolds, Debbie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Historic Denver, Inc.: 1993

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2297336

ISBN: 0914248030

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1993 Trade Paperback. 82 pp. Margaret Brown (née Tobin; July 18, 1867 – October 26, 1932), posthumously known as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, was an American socialite and philanthropist. She unsuccessfully encouraged the crew in Lifeboat No. 6 to return to the debris field of the 1912 sinking of RMS Titanic to look for survivors.[1] During her lifetime, her friends called her Maggie, but even by her death, obituaries referred to her as the Unsinkable Mrs. Brown.[2] The reference was further reinforced by a 1960 Broadway musical based on her life and ... View more info

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The American Gas Station

By: Witzel, Michael Karl

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books: 1992

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2297698

ISBN: 0760712409

Condition: Very Good


Jacket and pages faintly toned. Small tear to jacket spine head. 1992 Large Hardcover. 160 pp. An award-winning collection of great American gas station nostalgia and memorabilia. Take a trip down memory lane as you explore surviving small-town stations, old-time gas pumps, and classic ads. Pure Americana on every page! View more info

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From Bauhaus to Our House

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1982

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2280389

ISBN: 0671454498

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faint edge wear. 1982 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Wolfe's humorous look at modern and experimental architecture. View more info

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From Bauhaus to Our House

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 1981

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2284485

ISBN: 0374158924

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth printing. A nice copy. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 143 pp. Takes a critical look at the past fifty years of American architecture and assesses the influence of foreign architects and movements. View more info

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The Natural House

By: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Horizon Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268166

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state ('54' on front board, $6.50 jacket price). Jacket rubbed with internal tears along spine, ink name on front endpaper. 1954 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 223 pp. A discussion of organic architecture by the developer of the Usonian House who became a leader in what is now known as the Prairie School. Wright is the most well-known architect of modern times, and was named the greatest American architect of all time by the American Institute of Architects in 1991. This work contains a number of photographs and diagrams of various houses Wr... View more info

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Taliesin Drawings

By: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Wittenborn, Schultz, Inc.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274418

Condition: Good


First edition. Edge wear. 1952 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A collection architectural renderings from the pen of Frank Lloyd Wright. View more info

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An American Architecture

By: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Kaufman, Edgar

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bramhall House: 1955

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274422

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1955 Large Hardcover. An overview of Wright's architecture with schematics, historical information, and lots of gorgeous photographs. View more info

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Great Lakes Lighthouses Encylopedia

By: Wright, Larry & Patricia

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Boston Mills Press: 2006

Seller ID: 2264666

ISBN: 1550463993

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2006 Large Hardcover. 448 pp. The lighthouses of the five Great Lakes -- a comprehensive collection with full-color photographs. This comprehensive, full-color encyclopedia features more than 650 lighthouses located on all five of the Great Lakes. These lakes may appear easy to navigate, but swift currents, hidden reefs and shoals, shifting sandbars, uncharted passages and fierce, fast-moving storms made early navigation a mariner's nightmare. Thousands of sailors' lives were lost before the network of lighthouses was established, and tales of tragedy and triumph abound. All ... View more info

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Wyoming County, New York: An Architectural Tour

By: Yarrington, James R.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Arts Council for Wyoming County / The Humphrey Press: 1984

Seller ID: 2276262

ISBN: 0961347805

Condition: Good


Wrappers, first couple pages, and page ridges lightly foxed. 1984 Large Softcover. 208 pp. A guide to significant structures in Wyoming County, Western New York, published in conjunction with an architectural survey of buildings by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Includes black-and-white photographs of numerous buildings and some significant architectural elements, as well as architectural drawings. View more info

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Frank Lloyd Wright (Les Maitres De L'Architecture Contemporaine)

By: Zervos, Christian

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Cahiers d'Art: 1928

Seller ID: 2274426

Condition: Good


Binding repaired, rubbed. 1928 Soft Cover. A french-language work on architect Frank Lloyd Wright, filled with biographical information and art criticism. View more info

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Early American Mills

By: Zimiles, Martha and Murray

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bramhall House: 1973

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2295147

ISBN: 0517181282

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1973 Large Hardcover. xii, 290 pp. Over 350 black-and-white illustrations and 11 color plates. ...examines America's industrial revolution in a lively and instructive way, with the emphasis always on the architectural beauty and value of the early mills, factories, and mill villages. View more info

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Giotto: The Arena Chapel Frescoes (Norton Critical Studies in Art History)

By: [Giotto]; Stubblebine, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1969

Seller ID: 2200098

Condition: Good


Wrappers and pages toned and foxed, spine edge bumped, ink stamp to front endpaper. 1969 Trade Paperback. xiii, 218 pp. An introduction to Giotto's frescoes in Padua with an analytical essay, documents and source materials, critical essays and 129 illustrations. View more info

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Sir Christopher Wren, A.D. 1632-1723: Bicentenary Memorial Volume Published Under the Auspices of the Royal Institute of British Architects

By: [Wren, Sir Christopher]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1923

Seller ID: 2292257

Condition: Good


No jacket. Spine lightly toned, smudges on boards, hinges broken. 1923 Large Hardcover. xvi, 279, [1] pp. Sir Christopher Wren was responsible for rebuilding 52 churches in the City of London after the Great Fire in 1666. Of particular note was St Paul's Cathedral, on Ludgate Hill, completed in 1710. CONTENTS: Sertorum Depositio, by Paul Waterhouse; Editor's Note; Introduction, by Sir Aston Webb; Sir Christopher Wren from the Personal Side, by J. Alfred Gotch; Sir Christopher Wren's Parish Churches, by Arthur Keen; The Design of St. Paul's Cathedral, by A. Beresford Pite; Some Recent Investiga... View more info

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Frank Lloyd Wright's House Beautiful

By: [Wright, Frank Lloyd] Maddex, Diane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hearst Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296537

ISBN: 0688167365

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor general wear. A very nice copy. 2000 Large Hardcover. 176 pp. This book features the special relationship Wright had with House Beautiful magazine, a relationship that spanned six decades. In 1897, the year the magazine began, Wright developed his own concept of The House Beautiful, in a limited edition masterpiece that detailed his theories of the ideal home. More than a century later, this book presents his concepts, alongside stunning photographs depicting the evolution of Wright's organic architecture style, including the Prairie style of the early 1900s, the Cali... View more info