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  • Cabins by Philip Jodidio
    Cabins (Multiple languages, Hardback) Philip Jodidio

    Yearning for rustic simplicity? Open the door to Cabins, a gorgeous showcase of minimal, low-impact, peaceful abodes around the world. From contemplative bliss in an English coastal studio to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats of India, each of these minimal homes exude innovative, eco-friendly, mindful living.

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  • Simple Shelters by Jonathan Horning
    Simple Shelters (English, Paperback) Jonathan Horning

    Horning examines shelters from all over the world, from mud-brick adobe structures, nomad tents, and travellers' quick fixes to timber frame buildings, straw bale designs and geodisic domes.

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  • Case Study Houses by Elizabeth A. T. Smith
    Case Study Houses (English, Hardback) Elizabeth A. T. Smith

    With 36 prototype designs, the Case Study House program created paradigms for modern living that would extend their influence far beyond their Los Angeles heartland. This essential introduction features 150 photographs and plans to explore each of these model residences and their architects, including Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and...

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  • Rood Screens by Richard Hayman
    Rood Screens (English, Paperback) Richard Hayman

    A fascinating guide to the screens that separate church naves from their chancels, and their religious roles and symbolism.

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  • Bauhaus by Magdalena Droste
    Bauhaus (English, Hardback) Magdalena Droste, Peter Gossel

    Despite being shut down by the Nazis after just fourteen years in existence, the Bauhaus art school stands as one of the defining movements of modern history. This book introduces the school's commitment to creative expression, cutting-edge ideas, and the combination of fine art and technology in a utopian future.

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  • London's Architectural Walks by Jim Watson
    London's Architectural Walks (English, Paperback) Jim Watson

    London's Architectural Walks is a unique guide to the most celebrated landmark buildings in one of the world's major cities. In thirteen easy walks it takes you on a fascinating journey through London's diverse architectural heritage with historical background and clear maps. Some of the capital's most beautiful parks are visited, plus palaces, theatres, museums and some surprising oddities. With the author's line and watercolour illustrations of all the significant buildings this book is an essential companion for anyone interested in the architecture that has shaped this great city.

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  • Dorset by Michael Hill
    Dorset (English, Hardback) Michael Hill, John Newman

    Fully revised, updated, and expanded, this book offers a fresh and comprehensive account of the buildings of Dorset, one of England's best-loved and most beautiful counties. With its wonderful variety of building stones, Dorset offers visual pleasures which few English counties can match. Its country houses are exceptionally rich and varied, from medieval Woodsford and Athelhampton to the late...

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  • Medieval Castle Manual by Charles Phillips
    Medieval Castle Manual (English, Hardback) Charles Phillips

    The Haynes Medieval Castle Manual explores the background story to castle construction in Medieval Europe, showing that castles had both a domestic and defensive function. It uses the 'new' medieval castle-building project at Guédelon in Burgundy as the centerpiece for the book, examining the construction and anatomy of these awe-inspiring structures, section by section. Life inside the castle...

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  • Mies van der Rohe by Peter Gossel
    Mies van der Rohe (English, Hardback) Peter Gossel, Claire Zimmerman

    Discover the master of the modern minimalist, Mies van der Rohe, one of the defining and most hotly debated tastemakers of the twentieth century. In pursuit of elemental truth, van der Rohe crafted an "almost nothing" architecture, criticized by some as bland, extolled by others as the paradigm of purity.

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  • Nairn's London by Ian Nairn
    Nairn's London (Paperback) Ian Nairn

    Presents a subjective meditation on a city and its buildings including railway stations, synagogues, abandoned gasworks, dock cranes, suburban gardens, East End markets, Hawksmoor churches, a Gothic cinema and twenty-seven different pubs.

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  • Greek Sanctuaries and Temple Architecture by Mary Emerson
    Greek Sanctuaries and Temple Architecture (English, Paperback) Mary Emerson

    First published as 'Greek Sanctuaries: an introduction' in 2007.

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  • The Colosseum Operations Manual by Nigel Rodgers
    The Colosseum Operations Manual (English, Hardback) Nigel Rodgers

    The Colosseum in Rome impressed the world when completed in 80AD, continued to impress throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and still does so today. This book investigates its construction, its workings and history, including its recent triumphant restoration.

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  • The Language of Cities by Deyan Sudjic
    The Language of Cities (Paperback) Deyan Sudjic

    The director of the Design Museum defines the greatest artefact of all time: the city...

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  • Wigmore Abbey by John Challis
    Wigmore Abbey (Hardback) John Challis, Alex Ramsay $37.00 $39.35
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  • Gaudi by Maria Antonietta Crippa
    Gaudi (English, Hardback) Maria Antonietta Crippa, Peter Gossel

    Window frames curve like flowering branches and ceramic tiling shimmers like reptilian skin in the fervent architectural imagination of Antoni Gaudi. This introduction to the modernist Catalan architect explores how his outstanding attention to natural detail and unique vision transformed Barcelona's cityscape with extraordinary buildings that...

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  • Aalto by Peter Gossel
    Aalto (English, Hardback) Peter Gossel, Louna Lahti

    Discover the gentler face of modernism in this introduction to Alvar Aalto, the Finnish architect who defied the slick geometries set by the International Style to prioritize soft, poetic, undulating forms. Whether a villa, a sauna, or a lamp design, Aalto's organic structures championed environmentally sound and progressive design with a...

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  • Before the Fall by Olaf Peters
    Before the Fall (English, Hardback) Olaf Peters

    This generously illustrated and comprehensive book examines German and Austrian artists in the 1930s as they reacted to a time of crisis and dissent.

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  • Concrete Concept by Christopher Beanland
    Concrete Concept (English, Hardback) Christopher Beanland

    Concrete Concept takes architecture admirers on a tour of the world's most impressive, celebrated and controversial Brutalist buildings.

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  • Cathedrals of Britain by David Pepin
    Cathedrals of Britain (English, Paperback) David Pepin

    Covering not just Anglican but Roman Catholic and Scottish cathedrals, this book addresses the ongoing story of daily worship, conservation, pilgrimage and the tourism industry within cathedrals.

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  • Modern Architecture A-Z by Unknown
    Modern Architecture A-Z (English, Hardback) Unknown

    Explore the A-Z of modern space. From Gio Ponti's colored geometries to Zaha Hadid's free-flowing futurism, this comprehensive overview features more than 280 profiles of architects, styles, movements, and trends that have shaped structures from the 19th to the 21st century.

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