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  • A History of England in 100 Places by Philip Wilkinson
    A History of England in 100 Places (English, Hardback) Philip Wilkinson

    100 places, buildings and historical sites that tell the remarkable story of England and its impact on the world.

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  • California Crazy by Jim Heimann
    California Crazy (English, Hardback) Jim Heimann

    In this vivid new examination of a rogue architectural style, discover the roadside structures of California. Fresh discoveries and several pictorial essays explore how these buildings became synonymous with the West Coast and how the power of personal expression championed any architectural establishment with structures eccentric, innovative...

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  • Medieval Church Architecture by Jon Cannon
    Medieval Church Architecture (English, Paperback) Jon Cannon

    By learning how to identify the stylistic phases that resulted from shifts in architectural fashion, it is possible to date each part of a church to within a decade or two. This book introduces key features of each succeeding style, from Anglo-Saxon and Norman through to the three great gothic styles, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular.

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  • Brutal Bloc by Damon Murray
    Brutal Bloc (English, Hardback) Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell

    A collection of previously unpublished postcards from the former Eastern Bloc - sinister, funny, poignant and surreal, they depict the social and architectural values of the period....

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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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  • 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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  • Sir Edwin Lutyens by Elizabeth Wilhide
    Sir Edwin Lutyens (English, Hardback) Elizabeth Wilhide

    Illustrated book about the life and work of the early 20th century architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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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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  • The Iconic House by Dominic Bradbury
    The Iconic House (English, Hardback) Dominic Bradbury, Richard Powers

    Presents over 100 of the world's most significant residential buildings, now published in a compact format to create a handy resource for all lovers and enthusiasts of house design.

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  • Prefab Homes by Elisabeth Blanchett
    Prefab Homes (English, Paperback) Elisabeth Blanchett

    At the end of the Second World War Winston Churchill promised to manufacture half a million prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage; in the end more than 156,000 temporary 'prefabs' were delivered. Through the stories and memories of residents, this book reveals the communities who were pleased to live in the prefabs.

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  • The Letters of Colin Rowe by Daniel Naegele
    The Letters of Colin Rowe (English, Hardback) Daniel Naegele

    Spanning a period of over half a century, from the early 1940s until his death in 1999, Colin Rowe wrote a multitude of letters to his parents in England and to friends Henry Russell Hitchcock and Ernst Gombrich; to colleagues Stanford Anderson, Robert Maxwell, Michael Spens, Alan Colquhoun, Alvin Boyarsky, John Miller; to architects Louis Kahn and Peter Eisenman; and most intimately and candidly, to his brother, sister-in-law, and nephews in Oxford, England.

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  • Abandoned
    Abandoned (English, Hardback)

    The places time forgotFrom the magical empty theatres of Detroit to the lost playgrounds of Chernobyl, there are places across the globe that were once a hub of activity, but are now abandoned and in decay.

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  • Modern Forms by Nicolas Grospierre
    Modern Forms (English, Paperback) Nicolas Grospierre

    Now available in a new compact edition, this book offers a stunning visual archive of nearly 200 images of modern architecture by awardwinning photographer Nicolas Grospierre.

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  • The Complete Works of Percier and Fontaine by Charles Percier
    The Complete Works of Percier and Fontaine (English, Hardback) Charles Percier, Pierre-Francois-Leonard Bergdoll

    "Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine were the official government architects of Napoleon, as well as two of the most celebrated teachers at the legendary Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and were responsible for developing the highly influential neoclassical Empire, or Directoire, style of design. Their designs and renovations can be seen throughout the monuments and structures of Napoleonic France,...

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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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  • Edwardian House by Trevor Yorke
    Edwardian House (English, Paperback) Trevor Yorke

    Edwardian houses, built between 1880 and 1914, remain some of our best constructed, elegant, and durable housing stock. Many were influenced by the romantic styles of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement. It was an age of mass production, but the pride in these homes shown by their builders is still evidenced by the dates of construction a

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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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  • Now You See It and Other Essays on Design by Michael Bierut
    Now You See It and Other Essays on Design (English, Hardback) Michael Bierut

    Michael Bierut is a leading figure in design criticism-his writing fresh, humorous, keenly analytical, his voice unmistakeable-as well as a partner at the legendary design firm Pentagram.

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  • Saarinen by Pierluigi Serraino
    Saarinen (English, Hardback) Pierluigi Serraino

    From the ubiquitous Knoll "Tulip" chairs and tables to the TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York, Eero Saarinen was one of the 20th century's most prominent space shapers, merging dynamic forms with a modernist sensibility across art and architecture.

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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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