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The Gray Cloth: A Novel on Glass Architecture
Author: Paul Scheerbart, translated by John A. Stuart
Publisher: MIT Press
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $18.95
ArchitectureWeek— A fictional utopian narrative by an early 20th-century German architectural visionary, inventor, and artist. The protagonist is a Swiss architect who circumnavigates the globe by airship, constructing wildly varied, colored-glass buildings.

The Carpenter's Notebook
Author: Mark Clement
Publisher: Centerline Media
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $16.95
ArchitectureWeek— A novel about construction and life, featuring a carpenter who sees building as a vital expression of who we are and can become. His jobsite lessons make sense of his existence as a young father, husband, and man in search of meaning.

Constructing Architecture: Materials, Processes, Structures
Author: Andrea Deplazes, editor
Publisher: Birkhauser
Year: 2005
Amazon Price:
ArchitectureWeek— With over 1200 illustrations, plans, and detail drawings, this is an encyclopedia of technical information for building and construction. The book is divided into sections on materials, building components, building types, case studies, and a catalog of components, all drawn to a common scale, providing everything the professional or the student might need to transform their designs into built projects.

Ove Arup: Masterbuilder of the Twentieth Century
Author: Peter Jones
Publisher: Yale University Press
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $34.21
ArchitectureWeek— A biography of 20th-century engineer Ove Arup, whose firm contributed to such iconic structures as the Sydney Opera House and Londonís Millennium Bridge. Devoted to a common-sense reform of engineering and architectural practice, Arup (1895-1988) pioneered ways for these professionals to collaborate successfully on large projects. The story includes Arupís personal and social life, his aesthetic and environmental concerns, and his practical contributions during a period of political and technological upheaval.

Boomer Buildings: Mid Century Architecture Reborn
Author: Mitchell Giurgola Architects and Michael J. Crosbie, editor
Publisher: Images Publishing Group
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $70.00
ArchitectureWeek— In an age of diminishing natural resources, architects and their clients need to know about an environmentally sustainable alternative to new construction: new life for old buildings. This book presents six generation-old buildings, each threatened with demolition, that were salvaged by incorporating updated program elements to serve a new generation of users. The case studies relate how each project was analyzed in terms of energy use, structural stability, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. With a seamless melding of new and old construction, the results are born-again buildings created for a fraction of the cost and consuming far fewer materials than a new facility.

Architecture: The Critics' Choice
Author: Dan Cruickshank, ed.
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Year: 2000
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ArchitectureWeek— One hundred fifty masterpieces of Western architecture selected and defined by some of the world's most respected critics and historians.

The Story of Western Architecture
Author: Bill Risebero
Publisher: MIT Press
Year: 2001
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ArchitectureWeek— The development of architecture in the western world, with an eye to social and economic conditions that influenced design and construction.

Architecture : From Prehistory to Postmodernity
Author: Marvin Trachtenberg and Isabelle Hyman
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Year: 2002
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ArchitectureWeek— A review of the entire sweep of architectural history and its greatest buildings, from the prehistoric era to the present. Now in its second edition, it includes a new chapter on the most significant and controversial works of 1980 to 2000.

A Global History of Architecture
Author: Francis D. K. Ching, Mark M. Jarzombek, and Vikramaditya Prakash
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $45.44
ArchitectureWeek— From ancient Chinese civilization to the postmodern world, this history presents an innovative approach to the study of architecture, emphasizing the connections, contrasts, and influences of architectural movements throughout history. Illustrated by photographs and the rich drawings characteristic of the renowned Frank Ching.

Buildings that Changed the World
Author: Bernhard Graf and Klaus Reichold
Publisher: Prestel USA
Year: 2004
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ArchitectureWeek— Now available in a flexi-cover edition, Buildings that Changed the World takes the reader on an journey around the globe and through history, introducing many architectural icons and offering an overview of four thousand years of architecture. By linking buildings to the people who constructed and lived in them, and by presenting stories and myths connected with them, this book offers an accessible approach to architectural history.


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