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Garden History
Author: Tom Turner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Books
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $41.30
ArchitectureWeek— This carefully structured overview makes the subject of garden history accessible. Highly illustrated to present and explain in a most appealing way the historic styles of gardens, with particular emphasis on the philosophy of garden design.

Tools of the Imagination: Drawing Tools and Technologies from the Eighteenth Century to the Present
Author: Susan Piedmont-Palladino, editor
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $22.76
ArchitectureWeek— A survey of 250 years of design tools and technologies, revealing how architects have produced drawings, models, renderings, and, now, animations that show us the promise of what might be built. The book includes images of these tools as well as drawings made with them, by Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and I. M. Pei.

Models: Architecture and the Miniature
Author: Mark Morris
Publisher: Wiley Academy Press
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $58.50
ArchitectureWeek— The physical scale model is a centerpiece for design education, celebrated practices, and architecture’s public relations. This book outlines the historic role models have played from Alberti to the Bauhaus. It offers a cultural history of models, theories tied to specific examples, and explanations of the role of new technologies.

Historic Preservation: An Introduction to its History, Principles, and Practice
Author: Norman Tyler
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Year: 2000
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ArchitectureWeek— This book introduces the philosophy and history of preservation, the role of government, documentation procedures, and related planning, technology, and economic issues.

Architecture in the Age of Printing : Orality, Writing, Typography, and Printed Images in the Histor
Author: Mario Carpo (Sarah Benson, Translator)
Publisher: MIT Press
Year: 2001
Amazon Price: $28.88
ArchitectureWeek— A discussion of the communication media used by Western architects, from classical antiquity to modern classicism, showing how each medium related to specific forms of architectural thinking.

Ideas That Shaped Buildings
Author: Fil Hearn
Publisher: MIT Press
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $14.96
ArchitectureWeek— A synthesis of architectural history and theory based on historically influential treatises — arriving at a rationale for building design.

A History of Western Architecture
Author: David Watkin
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Year: 2005
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ArchitectureWeek— This highly acclaimed book, now in its fourth edition, has a unique approach to architectural history: the author explores structures not as separate, but as part of a living continuity through the ages. Beginning with the classical origins of Western architecture and coming up to the present day, the book discusses in detail major milestones in the development of Western architecture.

Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History
Author: Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Year: 2001
Amazon Price: $47.25
ArchitectureWeek— A history of human-formed landscapes from stone circles and ziggurats to today's suburbs and theme parks.

Time Honored: A Global View of Architectural Conservation
Author: John H. Stubbs
Publisher: Wiley
Year: 2009
Amazon Price: $61.38

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