A Candid Guide to the Profession
Paperback ISBN: 0262621215
A basic guide to the architectural profession. The book addresses issues and concerns of relevance to students choosing among different types of programme, schools, firms and architectural career paths and explores both the up-side and the down-side to the profession.
Architectural Books in Early America
Architectural Treaties and Building Handbooks Available in American Libraries and Bookstores Through 1800
Hardcover ISBN: 188471899x
An annotated bibliography citing 147 books that influenced business and the built landscape in colonial America. Schimmelman (art history, Oakland U.) has updated and revised her 1985 publication that was part of the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society. Similar bibliographies have not appeared since 1961 and 1946. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In the Nature of Materials, 1887-1941
The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright
Paperback ISBN: 0306800195
"This is the definitive study of Frank Lloyd Wright and his work, an eloquent summation of an outstanding career that spanned nearly seventy years of American architectural history. Writing with warmth"
Nightmares in the Sky
Gargoyles and Grotesques
Hardcover ISBN: 0670823074
Photographs of more than one hundred gargoyles that decorate America's cities are accompanied by the popular novelist's commentary on the horrific world of awe and terror these grotesques inspire and represent
Architecture in the United States
Paperback ISBN: 019284217x
American architecture is astonishingly varied. From Native American sites in New Mexico and Arizona, and the ancient earthworks of the Mississippi Valley, to the most fashionable contemporary buildings of Chicago and New York, the United States boasts three thousand years of architectural history. It is characterized by the diversity of its builders and consumers who include Native American men and women, African, Asian, and European immigrants, as well as renowned professional architects and urban planners. Leading historian Dell Upton's revolutionizing interpretation examines American architecture in relation to five themes: community, nature, technology, money, and art. In giving particular attention to indigenous, folk, ethnic, and popular architectures like Chaco Canyon, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Native American houses, as well as to the great monuments of traditional histories such as Jefferson's Monticello and Wright's Fallingwater, Architecture in the United States reveals the dazzling richness of America's human landscape.