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SOM: Architecture of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1973-1983
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Year: 2009
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William Morris and Morris & Co.
Author: Lucia van der Post
Publisher: V&A
Year: 2003
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ArchitectureWeek— Morris created highly distinctive designs for wallpapers and textiles, many of which are still enjoying enormous popularity today. Through his company, Morris & Co, he contributed to the transformation of interior design at the end of the 19th century and gave expression to the ideas of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The highly accessible text looks at pattern and color, as well as sources of inspiration such as nature, literature and legend. Through specially commissioned photographs showing rooms using his designs in a wide variety of settings, and details of individual textile and wallpaper designs, the book provides a wealth of ideas and inspiration for contemporary home owners.

The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy
Author: David P. Billington (Editor), Jameson W. Doig (Contributor)
Publisher: Yale University Press
Year: 2003
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ArchitectureWeek— This book brings together for the first time the work of four Swiss engineers and their teachers who form an impressive group of twentieth century structural artists: Wilhelm Ritter (18471906), Robert Maillart (18721940), Othmar Ammann (18791965), Pierre Lardy (19021956), Heinz Isler (b. 1926), and Christian Menn (b. 1927). Generously illustrated, this book features many newly commissioned photographs, including images of important new structures such as the Charles River Bridge in Boston, completed by Menn in 2002. David P. Billington is Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Program in Architecture and Engineering at Princeton University.

Charlotte Perriand Livre de Bord
Author: Arthur Ruegg
Publisher: Birkhauser
Year: 2004
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ArchitectureWeek— The French designer Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) worked in the studio of Le Corbusier in the late 1920s together with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The famous Corbusier furniture pieces are the result of this unique collaboration. A facsimile reproduction of 140 page Livre de Bord, her sketchbook during the years 1927-1933 is the centerpiece of this publication.

Roland Terry: Master Northwest Architect
Author: Justin Henderson
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Year: 2000
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ArchitectureWeek— Roland Terry, a practitioner of the "Northwest Style," has been one of Seattle, Washington's most beloved architects for nearly 50 years. The book is a retrospective of his work, based on interviews with his contemporaries.

William Turnbull Jr.: Buildings in the Landscape
Author: William Stout and Dung Ngo
Publisher: William Stout Publishers, Inc.
Year: 2000
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ArchitectureWeek— A monograph of the California architect and his firm MLTW, including the coastal Sea Ranch. Photography by Morley Baer.

The Master Architect Series IV: Richard Dattner
Author: Renee Otmar
Publisher: The Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd.
Year: 2000
Amazon Price: $65.00
ArchitectureWeek— A range of projects by Richard Dattner, a New York architect who worked on public sector buildings throughout his career.

Carlos Raul Villanueva
Author: Paulina Villanueva and Macia Pinto
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Year: 2000
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ArchitectureWeek— The work of the 20th century Venezuelan architect Carlos Raul Villanueva.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Author: Wendy Kaplan (Editor)
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Year: 1996
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ArchitectureWeek— A joint effort by leading scholars sheds light on Mackintosh's work as architect, painter, and furniture designer of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Usonia, New York: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright
Author: Roland Reisley
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Year: 2001
Amazon Price: $26.94
ArchitectureWeek— A history of an idealistic, cooperative, and still-thriving community that developed in the middle of the 20th century with design and planning assistance from Frank Lloyd Wright, the outspoken master of the time.

 

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