Treehouses of the World
Hardcover ISBN: 0810949520
A leading authority on treehouse design takes readers on an around-the-world journey of treehouses, discussing how they are designed, built, and enjoyed in numerous cultures, in a volume that showcases thirty-five treehouses and discusses their role in environmentalism. 20,000 first printing.
Thomas Jefferson, Landscape Architect
Paperback ISBN: 081390899x
Collaboration with the greatest botanists of his time, an instinctive humanitarianism, and a natural ingenuity in landscape design combined to make Thomas Jefferson a pioneer in American landscape architecture. Frederick D. Nichols and Ralph E. Griswold, in this close study of Jefferson
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"
Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0375421289
In this study of 180 years of US metropolitan development, urban historian and architect Hayden (American studies, Yale U.) examines the often conflicting visions that have shaped landscapes from Levittown to a prototype digital home. Older suburbs are deemed key to sustaining livability. Includes period illustrations. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Paperback ISBN: 0789310597
This volume surveys houses that defy expectations and explode the notion of what constitutes "experimental" in residential architecture. The buildings selected for this book have little in common - they come from different cities across the globe, they represent the work of different architects, often with vastly different outlooks, and they break the mold of what the notion of a "house" is. The only thing that unifies the twenty-nine projects depicted in this book is that each radically defies convention in some new way. Each project is profiled with images of the completed construction, reproductions of the layouts and floorplans, and a description of how the design came to be. Some architects highlight the obstacles inherent in working with a particular site; others highlight the clients and their lifestyles as chief elements around which they designed the hosue. Each profile demonstrates what makes the project unique and what source provided the impetus or inspiration for designing the house in that particular way.