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Rethinking the American City: An International Dialogue

by Klaus Benesch, Miles Orvell & Dolores Hayden University of Pennsylvania Press (November 19, 2013)

Utilizing an innovative framework as an international, interdisciplinary dialogue, the volume provides an inventory of contemporary thought about the American city across a wide range of topics, including the...


High Steel

by Jim Rasenberger HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A powerful first-hand account of the many generations and ethnic groups of men who have built America's skyscrapers.

From the early days of steel construction in Chicago, through the great boom years of New York...


Building New Brunswick

by John Leroux Goose Lane Editions (December 09, 2011)

Architect John Leroux has worked with several architectural firms in Toronto, Atlanta, and his hometown of Fredericton,. An award-winning expert in historic building evaluation and restoration, he has also taught...


Miami and Erie Canal

by Bill Oeters & Nancy Gulick Arcadia Publishing (September 08, 2014)

Travel through the history of Ohio's historic canals and follow its growth throughout the years told with hundreds of photographs.

In the 1800s, the United States was a nation obsessed with finding a form of...


Vanishing Ann Arbor

by Patti F. Smith & Britain Woodman The History Press (June 03, 2019)

Ann Arbor has seen many cherished landmarks and institutions come and go - some fondly remembered and others lost to time.

When the city was little more than a village in the wilderness, its first school stood...


Lighthouses

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

The lighthouse, an indefatigable watchman, ceaselessly guides boats to their ports.This beacon of maritime signalisation has guided sailors since antiquity.The first known lighthouse appeared on the island of...


Factories

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

Born in the Industrial Revolution, the factory has long been considered like a monster of iron, subjugating the individual to the collective in an act of mass dehumanisation.Turning away from the pure functionality...


City Lights

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

A symbol of massive crowds and solitary desires, the city holds promise for all those that pass through it. Its meandering streets, unexplored neighbourhoods and incessant noise create a landscape that captivates...


Bridges

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 31, 2015)

A bridge is a link between two worlds, a point of tension between two separate and often disparate locations. Free, belonging neither to one region or another, the bridge imposes upon the landscape and defies...


1000 Monuments of Genius

by Christopher E.M. Pearson Parkstone International (November 24, 2014)

Since the mythical Tower of Babel, humans have continuously tried to erect monuments to match their oversized egos. With ancient ziggurats, the Taj Mahal or the Empire State Building, man has for centuries demonstrated...


Bridges

by Judith Dupre Black Dog & Leventhal (November 06, 2017)

From New York Times best-selling author Judith Dupréomes a revised and updated edition of Bridges, her magnificent chronological tour of the world's most significant and eye-popping spans. Covering thousands...


Architect

by Ruth Peltason & Grace Ong-Yan Black Dog & Leventhal (November 06, 2017)

In this completely revised and up-to-date edition, the world's most accomplished architects -- Gehry, Pei, Meier, Nouvel, Piano, and 37 more-express their views on creativity, inspiration, and legacy in this...


One World Trade Center

by Judith Dupre Little, Brown and Company (April 25, 2016)

From the bestselling author of Skyscrapers, the behind-the-scenes story of the most extraordinary building in the world: One World Trade Center.

The new World Trade Center represents one of the most complex...


Chicago Architecture and Design (3rd edition)

by Jay Pridmore, George A. Larson & Hedrich Blessing Abrams (September 17, 2018)

The birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago is famous for an architectural tradition that has influenced building around the globe. It is the cradle of modern architecture. It gave rise to the urban office building...


The Third Teacher

by Owp/P Cannon Design, Inc. Abrams (July 10, 2014)

Created by an international team of architects and designers concerned about our failing education system, The Third Teacher explores the critical link between the school environment and how children learn,...


Lighthouses

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 30, 2015)

The lighthouse, an indefatigable watchman, ceaselessly guides boats to their ports.This beacon of maritime signalisation has guided sailors since antiquity.The first known lighthouse appeared on the island of...


Factories

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 30, 2015)

Born in the Industrial Revolution, the factory has long been considered like a monster of iron, subjugating the individual to the collective in an act of mass dehumanisation.Turning away from the pure functionality...


City Lights

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 30, 2015)

A symbol of massive crowds and solitary desires, the city holds promise for all those that pass through it. Its meandering streets, unexplored neighbourhoods and incessant noise create a landscape that captivates...


Bridges

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (December 30, 2015)

A bridge is a link between two worlds, a point of tension between two separate and often disparate locations. Free, belonging neither to one region or another, the bridge imposes upon the landscape and defies...


Chicago Union Station

by Fred Ash Indiana University Press (April 02, 2018)

More than a century before the age of airlines, the windy city of Chicago was already the nation's transportation hub. Tightly linked to its railroads, Chicago Union Station provided a way for passengers to...


A New Way of Living

by Gordon Haynes Whittles Publishing (August 15, 2016)

A New Way of Living tells the broad story of the development of new towns in the Scottish Highlands and Islands post-1750. It pulls together the various strands that influenced the development of the North West...


Government Facilities Protection and Homeland Security

by Frank R. Spellman Bernan Press (December 19, 2017)

The eighth of a new, well-received, and highly acclaimed series on critical infrastructure and homeland security, Government Facilities Protection and Homeland Security is a reference source that is designed...


Exploring the Capital

by Andrew Waldron, Harold Kalman & Peter Coffman Figure 1 Publishing (May 31, 2017)

The many and varied threads of Canada’s national life come together in its capital region. Where the Rideau River flows into the Ottawa River, an Algonquin community was visited by French explorers and settled...


Ryokan: Japan's Finest Spas and Inns

by Akihiko Seki & Elizabeth Heilman Brooke Tuttle Publishing (July 17, 2012)

With over 180 color photographs and extensive commentary, this book showcases the beauty of Japanese inn, or ryokan.

Featured are both old and new-from inns with a history dating back a thousand years to modern...


Contemporary Japanese Restaurant Design

by Motoko Jitsukawa, K. K. Cornucopia K. K. & Nacasa & Partners Inc. Periplus Editions (June 26, 2012)

This Japanese interior design and architecture book is filled with fresh ideas for restaurateurs and foodies alike.

The Japanese approach of introducing classical aesthetics to innovative and exciting dinning...


New Japan Architecture: Recent Works by the World's Leading Architects

by Deanna MacDonald, Geeta Mehta & Cesar Pelli Tuttle Publishing (July 09, 2012)

The past five years are widely consider to have been the most innovative period in contemporary Japanese design history.

The projects featured in New Japan Architecture were completed during this extraordinarily...


Asian Resorts

by Akihiko Seki & Elizabeth Heilman Brooke Tuttle Publishing (March 13, 2012)

With over 300 gorgeous photographs, this book is an exploration of Asia's most stunning hotels and resorts.

From a stilled villa above a blue lagoon in the Maldives and a remote yoga resort in the hills of Bhutan...


Chinese Bridges: Living Architecture From China's Past

by Ronald G. Knapp, Peter Bol & A. Chester Ong Tuttle Publishing (March 13, 2012)

Bridges, the least known and understood of China's many wonders, are one of its most striking and resilient feats of architectural prowess. Chinese Bridges brings together a thorough look at the marvels of Chinese...


Eat. Work. Shop: New Japanese Design

by Marcia Iwatate, Terence Conran, Sir & Takeshi Nakasa Periplus Editions (August 06, 2013)

Eat. Work. Shop. presents a striking collection of cutting-edge commercial sites in Japan.

Vibrant color photography and compelling text make this the ultimate guide to modern Japanese life. Seven of the country's...


Cool Hotels: India, Maldives, Sri Lanka

by Kim Inglis, Jacob Termansen & Pia Marie Molbech Periplus Editions (November 20, 2012)

With over 500 beautiful photographs, Cool Hotels showcases the best hotels in India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Be it a rustic retreat or a five-star, super-deluxe resort that can hold its own globally, all...


Asian Bar and Restaurant Design

by Kim Inglis & Masano Kawana Periplus Editions (June 26, 2012)

Asian Bar and Restaurant Design is a selection sleekly designed and wonderfully executed bars, restaurants and clubs from across Southeast Asia.

Author Kim Inglis personally selected 45 bars and restaurants that...


Traditional Japanese Architecture: An Exploration of Elements and Forms

by Mira Locher, Kengo Kuma & Ben Simmons Tuttle Publishing (April 17, 2012)

By examining the Japanese history of buildings and building designs from prehistory to modern day, lovers of Japan will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of this island country.

Simplicity, sensitivity...


Tropical Hotels: Thailand Malaysia Singapore Java Bali

by Kim Inglis, Jacob Termansen & Pia Marie Molbech Tuttle Publishing (March 13, 2012)

Tropical Hotels showcases the best boutique hotels and resorts in Bali, Java, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

Southeast Asia is renowned the world over for its superb standards of resort architecture, hotel...


Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant

by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Ph.D. & Ali Kazuyoshi Nomachi Tuttle Publishing (November 05, 2013)

During the season of Ramadan, when the first revelation of the Qur'an is commemorated, more than a million visitors journey to Mecca's Great Mosque. Despite Islam's position as a powerful religion, boasting...


Super Potato Design: The Complete Works of Takashi Sugimoto: Japan's Leading Interior Designer

by Mira Locher, Tadao Ando & Yoshio Shiratori Tuttle Publishing (May 01, 2012)

Super Potato Design is the first full-length book to present the work and conceptual ideas of the internationally renowned Japanese design firm Super Potato, founded by Takashi Sugimoto.

Super Potato's powerful...


Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll

by Alan Scott Pate & Lynton Gardiner Tuttle Publishing (February 12, 2013)

Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll features over 250 unique photographs as well as extensive commentary and background history.

Japanese dolls (ningyo) have played an important role in Japanese art and culture...


Asia's Legendary Hotels: The Romance of Travel

by William Warren & Jill Gocher Periplus Editions (June 04, 2012)

Featuring over 370 artful photographs and insightful commentary, this book is an exploration of the most magnificent and opulent hotels across the Asia-Pacific region.

Asia, and its many splendid countries such...


Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait

by William Littler & John Terauds Dundurn (May 27, 2013)

Roy Thomson Hall commemorates its 30th anniversary with this lavishly illustrated book tracing its history from Arthur Erickson's iconic design, to the artists, audiences, volunteers, and staff who have enriched...


Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries

by Mark Leslie Dundurn (September 10, 2014)

It's been said that books have a life of their own, but there's more than literature lurking in the cobwebbed recesses of dusty bookstores and libraries across Canada. Read about some of the most celebrated...


Unbuilt Hamilton

by Mark Osbaldeston Dundurn (September 10, 2016)

With 150 archival plans, photographs, and illustrations, Mark Osbaldeston explores 200 years of significant but unrealized building, planning, and transit schemes in Hamilton. Learn about the escarpment amphitheatre,...


Sixteen Acres

by Philip Nobel Metropolitan Books (December 26, 2005)

A no-holds-barred look at the collision of interests behind the ambitious attempt to raise a new national icon at Ground Zero

When we stand in downtown Manhattan in the future and look up and ask, "Why?"--Why...


Mall Maker: Victor Gruen, Architect of an American Dream

by M. Jeffrey Hardwick University of Pennsylvania Press (August 18, 2015)

The enclosed shopping mall, now so ubiquitous, was invented by one man: Victor Gruen. Mall Maker is the first biography of this visionary spirit.


1000 Monuments of Genius

by Christopher E.M. Pearson Parkstone International (November 23, 2014)

Since the mythical Tower of Babel, humans have continuously tried to erect monuments to match their oversized egos. With ancient ziggurats, the Taj Mahal or the Empire State Building, man has for centuries demonstrated...


The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

by Marc Kushner Simon & Schuster/ Ted (March 10, 2015)

The founder of Architizer.com and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture....