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The Conservation Movement: A History Of Architectural Preservation: Antiquity To Modernity

Shortlisted for the 2014 SAHGB Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion. In many cities across the world, particularly in Europe, old buildings form a prominent part of the built environment, and we often take it for granted that their contribution is intrinsically positive. How has that widely-shared belief come about, and is its continued general acceptance inevitable? Certainly, ancient structures have long been treated with care and rever...

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Henry Ives Cobb’s Chicago: Architecture, Institutions, And The Making Of A Modern Metropolis

When championing the commercial buildings and homes that made the Windy City famous, one can’t help but mention the brilliant names of their architects—Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. But few people are aware of Henry Ives Cobb (1859–1931), the man responsible for an extraordinarily rich chapter in the city’s turn-of-the-century building boom, and fewer still realize Cobb’s lasting importance as ...

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Frank Lloyd Wright: First Impressions

Gr 6-9--Rubin's biography of America's most famous architect offers readers simultaneously more and less than similar books. More details are provided on Wright's most well-known buildings and more of his lesser-known projects are mentioned. However, the writing is often fragmented and rambling, confusing even the most attentive readers. Direct quotations are attributed to speakers, but no sources are cited. Unsubstantiated statement...

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Garden Landscapes

The book is edited by Brazilian designer Marcelo Novas. He carefully displays more than 20 works in the book. Readers can feel the charm of real art in this book. Surprising, enchanting, highly sophisticated... This is a book that takes you on a tour of Brazil s most beautiful gardens, unveiling the refinement of very special projects and the oeuvre of one of the greatest contemporary landscape architects.

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Art Deco House Style

The Art Deco period of the 1920s swept away the dark sobriety of Victorian living, replacing it with houses that were light, colourful and exciting. Drawing inspiration from ancient Egyptian forms and modern architecture, Art Deco is arguably the most distinctive style of the 20th century and is characterised by streamlined white houses and geometric patterned interiors. The innovative and glamorous designs of the period are still hi...

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Sri Lanka Style: Tropical Design And Architecture

Sri Lanka Style showcases 30 of the finest traditional and modern dwellings in Sri Lanka. Reflecting its location and status as a hub of Indian Ocean trade from time immemorial, the tropical island of Sri Lanka has always been open to the movements and patters of world culture. Indigenous architects and cultural traditions, colonial incursions and the vagaries of living in a tropical environment have combined to produce a distinctive...

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Against Architecture: The Writings Of Georges Bataille

Hollier has not only written a series of interlocking essays which manage to roam representatively over and under the six thousand pages of Bataille, a polygraphic author of the most bewildering complexity, but be has taken the master's method to heart and has written not a book about Bataille but a book through him: he has turned Bataille on and even against Bataille. The result is a superb, even a supreme critical work. Over the pa...

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How To Build Cabins, Lodges, And Bungalows

This book is truly helpful for those who are earnest about understanding how log cabins should be made. It is a book that any log cabin hobbyist or archaeologist would want in their library. I agreed with all the previous reviews. I especially found the information on foundations particularly helpful, most other books just kind of skim over this section. I now have a much better understanding how to plan and construct a log cabin pro...