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Reflections of Prague: Journeys through the 20th Century
Author: Ivan Margolius
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $19.67
ArchitectureWeek— The story of how a Czech Jewish family become embroiled in the most tragic and tumultuous episodes of the 20th century, told by family survivor, architect Ivan Margolius.

The Glass State: The Technology of the Spectacle, Paris 1981-1998
Author: Annette Fierro
Publisher: MIT Press
Year: 2002
Amazon Price: $36.48
ArchitectureWeek— The many meanings of transparency in architecture analyzed through the transparent monumental buildings that were built as part of François Mitterrand's program of Grands Projets: the metaphor of accessibility as a means of breaking open cultural institutions previously closed to the public.

Making the Metropolis: Creators of Victoria's London
Author: Stephen Halliday
Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing Company Ltd.
Year: 2003
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ArchitectureWeek— The story of the development of London, throughout the 19th century, turning a loose collection of communities into the world's first metropolis, with underground railways, houses for aristocrats, the Crystal Palace, and the city's famous museums.

Modernism in Serbia: The Elusive Margins of Belgrade Architecture, 1919-1941
Author: Ljiljana Blagojevic
Publisher: MIT Press
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $36.95
ArchitectureWeek— Comprehensive account of an almost forgotten body of work that once defined regional modernism at its best, viewing the buildings designed in Belgrade in the 1920s and 1930s as part of a larger cultural phenomenon.

Timeless Cities: An Architect's Reflections on Renaissance Italy
Author: David Mayernik
Publisher: Westview Press
Year: 2003
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ArchitectureWeek— A tour through five Italian cities famous for brilliant architecture that captures the ideas of a culture and a time in history. How Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena, and Pienza emerged from the cultural ideas of late antiquity to the 18th century.

Living in the Lowlands: The Dutch Domestic Scene 1850-2000
Author: Baeten Jean Paul
Publisher: NAI Publishers
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $45.00
ArchitectureWeek— Fifteen 'domestic scenes' illustrate important points in the history of housing construction in the Netherlands since 1850. Each 'domestic landscape' is described by a different author in a brief and sometimes highly personal text, illustrated with visual documentation from the collection of the Netherlands Architecture Institute. Living in the Lowlands accompanies the new permanent exhibition in the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam.

Urbino: The Story of a Renaissance City
Author: June Osborne
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $50.00
ArchitectureWeek— In Urbino: The Story of a Renaissance City, Art historian June Osborne brings to life the art and architecture of this great city. Exploring such sites as the fourteenth-century Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista and the Gothic Church of San Domenico, Osborne captures not only the architecture of Urbino but also the tumultuous legacy of Frederico and his son (and their many wives and courtiers). With over a hundred color photographs, many by renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish.

The Small House in Eighteenth-Century London
Author: Peter Guillery
Publisher: Yale University Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $85.00
ArchitectureWeek— This engaging book investigates the largely forgotten small houses that survive from the eighteenth century. It reveals the era’s urban architecture and the lives of a culturally distinctive metropolitan population. Guillery discusses how where, by and for whom the houses were built, stressing vernacular continuity and local variability. He examines the effects of creeping industrialization, and considers the nature of speculative suburban growth. Providing evocative illustrations, he compares these houses to urban domestic architecture elsewhere, and suggests that the eighteenth-century vernacular metropolis has enduring influence.

Dream Palaces: The Last Royal Courts of Europe
Author: Jérôme Coignard, Photographs by Marc Walter
Publisher: Vendome Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $40.95
ArchitectureWeek— This book offers a panorama of these fantastic estates, where leading architects, craftsmen, muralists, garden designers, and naturalists were employed at enormous expense to create a life of unsurpassed luxury. Author Jérôme Coignard provides a brief overview of each royal family and their palace's architecture and decoration, drawing on contemporary memoirs and letters. Marc Walter's color photographs are accompanied by period interior views, watercolors, and family photographs.

Florentine Villas in the Fifteenth Century: An Architectural and Social History
Author: Amanda Lillie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $107.00
ArchitectureWeek— Amanda Lillie challenges the urban bias in Renaissance art and architectural history by investigating the architecture and patronage strategies in the Florentine countryside during the fifteenth century. Based on unpublished archival material, Lillie's book examines a number of villas from the Fifteenth Century. The villa emerges as a functional, utilitarian farming unit upon whose success families depended, and where dynastic and patrimonial values could be nurtured.

The Lost World of Pompeii
Author: Colin Amery and Brian Curran, Jr.
Publisher: Getty Trust Publication
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $50.00
ArchitectureWeek— Since Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, the story of the lost city of Pompeii has continued to intrigue. Recently, new parts of the site have been opened and recorded for the first time.

OASE #65 Ornament: Decorative Traditions in Architecture
Author: Christoph Grafe, Mark Pimlott and Mechtild Stuhlmacher, editors
Publisher: NAI Publishers
Year: 2005
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ArchitectureWeek— This issue of OASE examines how figurative architectural traditions can contribute to understanding historic dimensions that affect the everyday lives of contemporary Europeans. OASE 65 includes contributions by Adam Caruso, Irina Davidovici, Tony Fretton, Mikel van Gelderen, Patrick Healy and Mark Pimlott.

Art Deco Textiles: The French Designers
Author: Alain-René Hardy
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Year: 2003
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ArchitectureWeek— This book is an in depth examination of French art deco fabrics and textiles of 1920s and 1930s. Whether following the elitist decorative trends of Ruhlman and Sue, or the more egalitarian, functionalist movement lead by Le Corbusier, the styles of interior decoration and fashion went through enormous changes that were both influenced by and reflected in the textiles of the day. Hundreds of full-color photographs show the results of a time when craftsmanship and industry worked together.

Scottish Architecture (World of Art Series)
Author: Miles Glendinning and Aonghus MacKechnie
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $16.95
ArchitectureWeek— This illustrated survey offers a complete history of Scottish Architecture, from the circular houses of Skara Brae to the new Parliament in Edinburgh. Concise and fun to read, this book is a celebration of Scotland's rich, distinctive architectural heritage, with a wide range of stylistic movements and influential designers from the 17th century onward.

Architecture of Modern Italy
Author: Terry Kirk
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Year: 2005
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ArchitectureWeek— A two-volume survey of modern Italian architecture and urbanism. Volume I: The Challenge of Tradition, 1750-1900 explores the neoclassical fantasies of Giovanni Battista Piranesi to the steel-and-glass gallerias of Milan and Naples. Volume II: Visions of Utopia, 1900-Present tracks the development of Italy's architectural avant-garde through the upheavals of the 20h century, with Antonio Sant'Elia, Giuseppe Terragni, Pier Luigi Nervi, Carlo Scarpa, Renzo Piano, and others.

The Architecture of Roman Temples: The Republic to the Middle Empire
Author: John W. Stamper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2005
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ArchitectureWeek— This book examines the development of Roman temple architecture from its earliest history in the sixth century BC to the reigns of Hadrian and the Antonines in the second century AD. Stamper lays out the evolution of Roman architecture from the earliest Etrusco-Roman temples through the Imperial period. He also provides new graphic documentation of the Roman temples, including information about the latest archaeological excavations of the imperial fora and proposes new theories about the reconstruction of the Capitoline Temple.

Rome from the Ground Up
Author: James H. S. McGregor
Publisher: Belknap Press
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $29.95
ArchitectureWeek— This travel guide traces the successive periods of architecture, engineering, and planning that formed the backdrop of Roman history, from the ancients to the 20th century.

Visions of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture
Author: David Stephenson, Victoria Hammond
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $38.93
ArchitectureWeek— Visions of Heaven shows more than 120 images, including the Roman Pantheon, the Byzantine churches of Turkey, the great domes of the Renaissance, the decorative cupolas of the Baroque and the Rococo ages, and a nineteenth-century synagogue in Hungary. Traveling from Italy to Spain, Turkey, England, Germany, and Russia, among other countries, and photographing churches, palaces, mosques, and synagogues from the second to the early twentieth century, David Stephenson brings us closer to the cupola.

Great Houses in Sweden
Author: Massimo Listri and Daniel Rey
Publisher: Images Publishing Group
Year: 2006
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ArchitectureWeek— This narrative describes some of Sweden's most beautiful residences, from the royal palaces on the shores of Lake Malaren to the stately farmsteads in the province of Halsingland. The text covers historical events, design, and art, reflecting the way Swedish sovereigns have set the stage for the styles that were in vogue in each epoch. The illustrations include views of rooms in royal palaces not generally open to the public.

St. Petersburg
Author: Colin Amery and Brian Curran
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $43.80
ArchitectureWeek— This illustrated book tells the 300-year story of St. Petersburg, Russia through its architecture and arts, from the city's origins and earliest buildings to today. The city has survived floods, fires, revolutions, wars, the Leningrad siege, and Stalin's Terror. Yet its architecture endures and makes a substantial contribution to world heritage.

When Buildings Speak: Architecture as Language in the Habsburg Empire and Its Aftermath, 1867-1933
Author: Anthony Alofsin
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $51.48
ArchitectureWeek— Covering a wide range of buildings -- from national theaters to crematoria, apartment buildings to warehouses, and sanatoria to postal savings banks -- Anthony Alofsin proposes a new way of interpreting this language. He calls on viewers to read buildings in two ways: through their formal elements, on the one hand; and through their political, social, and cultural contexts, on the other. By looking through Alofsin's eyes, readers can see how myriad nations sought to express their autonomy by tapping into the limitless possibilities of art and architectural styles. And such architecture can still speak very powerfully to us today about the contradictory issues affecting parts of the former Habsburg Empire.

The Critical Seventies: Architecture and Urban Planning in the Netherlands 1968-1982
Author: Martien de Vletter
Publisher: NAI Publishers
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $40.00
ArchitectureWeek— This volume focuses on architecture, urban planning and spatial planning in the period 1968 - 1982. Specific projects from this period are discussed and extensively documented on the basis of six themes. An introductory essay considers the context in which the architecture and urban planning changed so radically during this period.

Landscapes at Risk
Author: Edward Holdaway and Gerald Smart
Publisher: Spon Press
Year: 2001
Amazon Price: $97.41
ArchitectureWeek— Covers the history and development of "Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty" in England and Wales, focusing on the evolution of policies towards them, their administration, and their future.

 

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