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181 KNEVITT, CHARLES. Shelter: Human Habitats From Around The World.
Pomegranate Artbooks, San Francisco: 1994. 0876546009 / 9780876546000 s Softcover. Good condition. 
This lavishly produced book is a unique record in pictures and words of houses and housing from around the world and throughout time. Through more than 100 full color pictures with accompanying text, human habitats are explored in all manner of forms. Includes an Index. 
Price: 45.84 USD
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182 KNEVITT, CHARLES. Space On Earth: Architecture: People And Buildings.
Thames, Methuen, London: 1985. 0423014404 / 9780423014402 s Softcover. Fair condition. 
In a lively, entertaining and often provocative book, Charles Knevitt takes a fresh look at some of the successes and failures of architecture over the last hundred years. Includes an Index. 
Price: 24.70 USD
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183 KOTTCAMP, JOHN PAUL. Strength Of Materials: A Text Book For Technical And Industrial Schools.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York: 1924. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. Covers are stained and discolored. 
"This text is the result of over twelve years' experience in teaching the subject of strength and materials to the students at Pratt Institute." And so begins the Preface to STRENGTH OF MATERIALS: A Text Book for Technical and Industrial Schools. 
Price: 13.78 USD
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184 KRINSKY, CAROL HERSELLE. Synagogues Of Europe: Architecture, History, Meaning.
The Architectural History Foundation, New York / The MIT Press, Cambridge/London: 1985. 0262110970 / 9780262110976 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. On the dustjacket, there is a tear and stain. Library discard. 
This work divides the subject into two parts. The first begins with a definition of the synagogu, differentiated conceptually, functionally, and architecturally from churches and mosques, and surveys the history of synagogue architecture from antiquity to modern times. The second part describes in detail important individual synagogues that illustrate the concepts introduced earlier. Examples range chronologically from the late Roman empire to the mid-twentieth century, and geographically from Portugal to the western U.S.S.R., and from Scandinavia and Great Britain to the Mediterranean; they include synagogues of the Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Italian, Levantine, and Comtadin rites. 
Price: 58.85 USD
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185 LANCASTER, LYNNE C. Concrete Vaulted Construction In Imperial Rome: Innovations In Context.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 0521842026 / 9780521842020 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Examines the methods and techniques that enabled builders to construct some of the most imposing monuments of ancient Rome. Focusing on structurally innovative vaulting and the factors that influenced its advancement, Lynne Lancaster also explores a range of related practices, including lightweight pumice as aggregate, amphoras in vaults, vaulting ribs, metal tie bars, and various techniques of buttressing. Includes an Index. 
Price: 118.75 USD
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186 LARSON, MAGALI SARFATTI. Behind The Postmodern Facade: Architectural Change In Late Twentieth-century America.
University of California Press, Berkeley: 1993. 0520081358 / 9780520081352 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is slightly soiled. 
Born amidst the furious social changes of the mid-1960s, postmodern architecture redefined the purposes of a prestigious preofession. In this work, the author gives a bold and comprehensive account of the social, economic, and ideological shifts that cracked the modernist dogma and reintroduced historical allusion, diversity, and ornament into architectural discourse and practice. Includes an Index. 
Price: 38.10 USD
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187 LATHROP, ELISE. Historic Houses Of Early America.
Tudor Publishing Co., New York: 1927. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good reading copy. 
Illustrations and text of the oldest and still standing Houses of Early America from Colonial Times. 
Price: 32.54 USD
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188 LAVEDAN, PIERRE; GOUBET, SIMONE (AVEC LA COLLABORATION DE). Pour Connaitre Les Monuments De France.
Arthaud: 1971. No. d'Edition: 1142, No. d'Impression: 793. h Hardcover with dustjacket and protective mylar covering. Good condition. There are cracks on front and back endpapers. 
Le lecteur apprend a connaitre les divers plans des monuments religieux et civils, et le style de chacun d'eux; il sait tout des conditions historiques et des influences qui ont marque l'architecture, l'urbanisme des derniers siecles et les mutations d'aujourd'hui que permettent l'emploi de nouveaux materiaux et de techniques neuves. I 160 photographies, 80 plans ou coupes sont le meilleur commentaire du propos de l'auteur. 
Price: 155.94 USD
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189 LAVIN, SYLVIA. Kissing Architecture.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Kissing Architecture explores the mutual attraction between architecture and other forms of contemporary art. In this fresh, insightful, and beautifully illustrated book, renowned architectural critic and scholar Sylvia Lavin develops the concept of "kissing" to describe the growing intimacy between architecture and new types of art - particularly multimedia installations that take place in and on the surfaces of buildings - and to capture the sensual charge that is being designed and built into architectural surfaces and interior spaces today. Initiating readers into the guilty pleasures of architecture that abandons the narrow focus on function, Lavin looks at recent work by Pipilotti Rist, Doug Aitken, the firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and others who choose instead to embrace the viewer in powerful affects and visual and sensory atmospheres. Kissing Architecture is the first book in a cutting-edge new series of short, focused arguments written by leading critics, historians, theorists, and practitioners from the world of urban development and contemporary architecture and design. These books are intended to spark vigorous debate. They stake out the positions that will help shape the architecture and urbanism of tomorrow. Addressing one of the most spectacular and significant developments in the current cultural scene, Kissing Architecture is an entertainingly irreverent and disarmingly incisive book that offers an entirely new way of seeing--and experiencing--architecture in the age after representation. Sylvia Lavin is professor of architecture and urban design at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her books include Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture. "Informed, contemporary conversations on architecture presented in this format are sure to engage critics, historians, practitioners, artists as well as the general public. For the architect long out of school, yet still passionate about the profession, this series of extended essays should be a welcome addition to their reading lists." - Donna Wax, New York Journal of Books "In the most sober assessment I can offer, I find Sylvia Lavin's Kissing Architecture to rank among the most original writings in contemporary art discourse I have ever read. Utterly disarming, it is wondrous, brilliant, innocent, naughty, trite, hilarious, fresh, weightless, and profound. Simply put, I am mad for it." - Jeffrey M. Kipnis, Ohio State University "Kissing Architecture is a work of wit and intelligence sprinkled with just a microgram of L.A. antiestablishment venom, and enough bite to make you almost afraid to put it down lest you miss something urgently worth knowing about. Lavin is poised to become one of the most important writers on architecture since the 1970s, and this book is surely a significant step toward that inevitability." - K. Michael Hays, author of Architecture's Desire 
Price: 23.75 USD
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190 LE CORBUSIER; COHEN, JEAN-LOUIS (INTRODUCTION). Toward An Architecture.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2007. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Toward an Architecture was chosen as a Favorite Book of 2007 by the Art and Architecture Critics of The New York Times. Published in 1923, Toward an Architecture had an immediate impact on architects throughout Europe and remains a foundational text for students and professionals. Le Corbusier urges readers to cease thinking of architecture as a matter of historical styles and instead open their eyes to the modern world. Simultaneously a historian, critic, and prophet, he provocatively juxtaposes views of classical Greece and Renaissance Rome with images of airplanes, cars, and ocean liners. Le Corbusier's slogans—such as "the house is a machine for living in"—and philosophy changed how his contemporaries saw the relationship between architecture, technology, and history. This edition includes a new translation of the original text, a scholarly introduction, and background notes that illuminate the text and illustrations. Jean-Louis Cohen is the Sheldon H. Solow Chair in the History of Architecture at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. He has written extensively on Le Corbusier's work. John Goodman is a translator and art historian. He has rendered some thirty books from French into English. "A new translation by John Goodman with an introduction by the architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen will allow architecture buffs to experience Le Corbusier's manifesto in its full glory." - The New York Times "Bursting with passion, wit and aphorisms . . . this seminal polemic is well worth reading (or rereading) for Le Corbusier's incisive analysis of early 20th Century architecture . . . Jean-Louis Cohen's scholarly introduction sheds fresh light..." - Chicago Tribune 
Price: 23.70 USD
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191 LE CORBUSIER; COHEN, JEAN-LOUIS (INTRODUCTION). Toward An Architecture.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2007. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Toward an Architecture was chosen as a Favorite Book of 2007 by the Art and Architecture Critics of The New York Times. Published in 1923, Toward an Architecture had an immediate impact on architects throughout Europe and remains a foundational text for students and professionals. Le Corbusier urges readers to cease thinking of architecture as a matter of historical styles and instead open their eyes to the modern world. Simultaneously a historian, critic, and prophet, he provocatively juxtaposes views of classical Greece and Renaissance Rome with images of airplanes, cars, and ocean liners. Le Corbusier's slogans—such as "the house is a machine for living in"—and philosophy changed how his contemporaries saw the relationship between architecture, technology, and history. This edition includes a new translation of the original text, a scholarly introduction, and background notes that illuminate the text and illustrations. Jean-Louis Cohen is the Sheldon H. Solow Chair in the History of Architecture at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. He has written extensively on Le Corbusier's work. John Goodman is a translator and art historian. He has rendered some thirty books from French into English. "A new translation by John Goodman with an introduction by the architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen will allow architecture buffs to experience Le Corbusier's manifesto in its full glory." - The New York Times "Bursting with passion, wit and aphorisms . . . this seminal polemic is well worth reading (or rereading) for Le Corbusier's incisive analysis of early 20th Century architecture . . . Jean-Louis Cohen's scholarly introduction sheds fresh light..." - Chicago Tribune 
Price: 47.74 USD
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192 LE CORBUSIER; ETCHELLS, FREDERICK (INTRODUCTION). Towards A New Architecture.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1986. 0486250237 / 9780486250236 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A well thought and insightful foray into the theories and practicalities of modern architecture, written by the ubiquitous Le Corbusier and translated into English from the French by Frederick Etchells. Profusely illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs of Le Corbusier's own works and other structures he considered important, this is indispensible reading fo architects, city planners, and cultural historians - but will intrigue anyone fascinated by the wide-ranging ideas, unvarnished opinions and innovative theories of one of the twentieth century's master builders. 
Price: 10.21 USD
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193 LEWIS, ARNOLD (NEW INTRODUCTION); MORGAN, KEITH (NOTES ON THE PLATES) American Victorian Architecture: A Survey Of The 70's And 80's In Contemporary Photographs.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1975. 0486231771 / 9780486231778 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
In its 120 unusually fine photographs this book is a rare, contemporary look at architecture in the United States in the 1870s and the 1880s. It surveys a wide range of notable and curious examples of buildings and interiors, concentrating on the architecture and architects of New York, Boston, and Chicago. 
Price: 17.77 USD
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194 LIND, CARLA. Frank Lloyd Wright's Life And Homes.
Pomegranate Artbooks, San Francisco: 1994 1566409969 / 9781566409964 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A short biography of Frank Lloyd Wright and his architectural triumphs. 
Price: 18.29 USD
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195 LLEWELLYN, ROBERT (PHOTOGRAPHY); DAY, DOUGLAS (ESSAY). The Academical Village: Thomas Jefferson's University.
Thomasson-Grant Publishing, Charlottesville: 1982. 0934738033 / 9780934738033 First edition (unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Here are the buildings Thomas Jefferson designed for the University of Virginia; designed to be not only beautiful, but beautiful in such a way as to lead their inhabitants to think, to learn in a place of precise and subtle loveliness. 
Price: 20.66 USD
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196 LLEWELLYN, ROBERT (PHOTOGRAPHY); DAY, DOUGLAS (ESSAY). The Academical Village: Thomas Jefferson's University.
Thomasson-Grant Publishing, Charlottesville: 1982. 0934738033 / 9780934738033 First edition (unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Here are the buildings Thomas Jefferson designed for the University of Virginia; designed to be not only beautiful, but beautiful in such a way as to lead their inhabitants to think, to learn in a place of precise and subtle loveliness. 
Price: 20.90 USD
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197 LOUER, FRANCOIS. Paris Nineteenth Century: Architecture And Urbanism.
Abbeville Press, New York: 1988. 0896598853 / 9780896598850 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The first thing that will intrigue readers of this extraordinary book is that it brings to life the city of Balzac, Baudelaire, and the Impressionists, retracing Paris's sometimes stormy architectural and social evolution from neoclassicism to art nouveau. Thanks to a wealth of unpublished documentation, including prints, maps, architectural drawings, plans, and elevations, as well as vintage and newly commissioned photographs, the distinguished French historian and critic Francois Loyer reveals the foundations of Hausmann's approach to ubanism. Includes an Index. Translated from the French by Charles Lynn Clark. 
Price: 286.90 USD
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198 LUKAS, JAN (PHOTGRAPHS); WHEELER, SIR MORTIMER (INTRODUCTION). Pompeii And Herculaneum.
Spring Books, London 1966. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition with tears and chips to the DJ. 
In English, French and German, this book describes the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum 
Price: 21.33 USD
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199 LUNGHI, ELVIO. The Basilica Of St. Francis In Assisi.
Riverside Book Company, New York: 1996. 1878351516 / 9781878351517 English language edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
St. Francis is remembered for the simplicity of his life and for his life and for his deep sympathy with all living creatures. The spectacular bi-level church built in his memory on the side of a mountain in Assisi is full of frescoes by Giotto, Cimabue, Lorenzetti and Simone Martini that illustrate scenes from his life and from the Bible. With many full-color photographs, including details and full-page illustration, this book provides complete documentation of the history and decorative program of the Basilica. "Recommended for special and public collections." - Library Journal. 
Price: 23.98 USD
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200 LURIA, SARAH. Capital Speculations: Writing And Building Washington, D.c.
University of New Hampshire, Hanover: 2005. 158465502X / 9781584655022 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
An imaginative analysis of the interplay between rhetoric and physical space in the creation of the nation's capital. In this lively study, Sarah Luria pursues the vital political connection between architecture and literature in the formation in 1791 of America's grand new capital city. City planners believed that designing Washington, D.C. as a physical model of the Constitution and its balance of powers would help citizens bond with the newly created nation. Although wildly ambitious, this design was made feasible through financial speculation. Dazzled by the plans for an "American Rome," citizens would buy up its empty lots and make the nation's capital their home. Luria demonstrates how political and financial speculation combined to build Washington and, once established, how the capital became a stage for the visions of subsequent reformers. Luria examines five political reformers and the Washington sites they used to promote their ideas: George Washington and the design of the "Federal City"; Abraham Lincoln and the enlargement of the Capitol dome during the Civil War; Walt Whitman and the capital's Civil War hospitals; Frederick Douglass and his impressive estate overlooking the Capitol; and Henry Adams and the double house that he built with poet-statesman John Hay on Lafayette Square. Although each author's work describes a different dynamic relationship between text and physical space, all five combine political speculation and marketplace psychology. They construct their visions and attract investment in them through their novelty, boldness, and extravagant scale. Clarifying the dynamic relations among discourse, economics, politics, and the built environment, Luria's book demonstrates how keenly architectural history is interwoven into American literary and political life. The Table of Contents is as follows: List of Illustrations • Acknowledgments • Introduction • The Politics of Circulation • George Washington's Romance: Plotting the Federal City, 1791-1800 • The Poetry of Internal Improvements: Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman in Civil War Washington • Models of National Domesticity • A House United: Frederick Douglass's Interracial Domesticity during Reconstruction • Democracy's Church: The Hay-Adams Houses during the Gilded Age • Epilogue • Notes • Works Cited • Index. Sarah Luria is Assistant Professor of English at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. "One of the most lively and engaging books now available about Washington's urban design, architecture and interior spaces... Capital Speculations is the successful fruit of a cross-disciplinary approach to writing about place that draws on everything from literature to politics to paintings and maps... Capital Speculations has the potential to change several of the academic fields in which Luria is conversant." —The Washington Post 
Price: 23.99 USD
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