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Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture
Why Buildings Stand Up
The Strength of Architecture
Paperback      ISBN: 0393306763
Traces the development of architectural structure, ranging from the nomad's simple tent to the Sears Tower
Architect?: A Candid Guide to the Profession
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
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 (
A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals
A History of Architecture
Settings and Rituals
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195083784
A history of architecture from the prehistoric environments of the Stone Age to Post-Modernism, which encompasses both Western and non-Western traditions
In the Nature of Materials, 1887-1941: The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright
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"
Hardcover      ISBN: 1884822452
Looks at the history of skyscrapers, describes fifty notable structures from around the world, and looks at the technology necessary to build such tall structures
Nightmares in the Sky: Gargoyles and Grotesques
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
Sticks and Stones: A Study of American Architecture and Civilization
Sticks and Stones
A Study of American Architecture and Civilization
Paperback      ISBN: 048620202x
Explores the relationship between architecture and human culture and civilization as exemplified by developments in post-colonial American architectural styles
This Edifice Is Colossal: 19th Century Architectural Photography
This Edifice Is Colossal
19th Century Architectural Photography
Paperback      ISBN: 0935398147
Architecture in the United States
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.