United States Architecture
A Definitive Guide
Paperback ISBN: 076272269x
Describes more than 500 lighthouses, detailing their history, architecture, and legends, and provides information on museum and lighthouse tours, hours of operation, nearby sites, and driving directions.
The Twentieth Century House
Hardcover ISBN: 0789310171
The architecture of great homes became a fascinating and significant art form in twentieth-century America with such icons of modernism as Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Philip Johnson's Glass House, and Frank Gehry's personal residence. This lavishly illustrated volume, the newest title in the Universe architecture series, is a condensed and updated edition of the bestselling book of the same name. Twenty-five of America's finest masterpieces of modern residential architecture are presented with rich color photographs, accompanied by text that explores each house in depth and discusses its place in the progression of American architecture. Compact and very reasonably priced, this book is ideal for students and all enthusiasts of twentieth-century design.
The Twentieth-Century House
Paperback ISBN: 0789306719
This century produced such icons of modern architecture as the Greene brothers' arts-and-crafts Gamble House in Pasadena, California, of 1908; Eliel Saarinen's 1929 residence at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and Michael Graves's own neoclassical villa in Princeton, New Jersey. Over the decades, American and international architects alike responded to this country's rising standard of living, rapidly expanding suburbs, and receptive, often liberal, clients - factors that encouraged the creative use of both unorthodox building materials and mass-produced components. During the 1920s, for example, Frank Lloyd Wright recovered the now-ubiquitous concrete block from what he termed the "architectural gutter," using it in several remarkable homes in Southern California, among them the Storer House in Hollywood of 1923. This and twenty-one other masterpieces of American twentieth-century residential architecture are presented in this illustrated volume, a condensed edition of the bestselling book of the same name. Color photographs are accompanied by text that explores each house in depth and discusses its place in the progression of American architecture, its role in the architect's oeuvre, and its broader relationship to the history of twentieth-century American cultural and artistic movements.
The Architecture of Country Houses
Including Designs for Cottages, and Farmhouses, and Villas, With Remarks on Interiors, Furniture, and the Best M
Paperback ISBN: 0486220036
Throughout the early Victorian period American domestic architecture was dominated by the ideas and designs of Andrew Jackson Downing who emphasized function, convenience, and concord with the environment. 321 figures. 33 architectural designs.
Architecture of the Shakers
Hardcover ISBN: 088150310x
During the nineteenth century, the Shakers conducted America's first successful experiment in utopian living. From Maine to Kentucky, they built communal villages whose unique buildings were designed to accommodate hundreds of inhabitants unified in the common purpose of work and worship. Julie Nicoletta's perceptive text and Bret Morgan's striking photographs illuminate the austere beauty, regional variations, and functional and stylistic evolution of Shaker buildings over the course of two centuries, evoking a visual and literary survey of Shaker design and its impact on our culture at large. Despite the fact that Shaker communities are almost extinct, an appreciation for their legacy continues to grow. Architects, designers, curators, collectors, and an ever-widening public have sought inspiration in Shaker art and architecture. The Architecture of the Shakers is a book for all those who wish to learn more about these remarkable buildings and how the rich cultural legacy of the Shakers continues to resonate within them.