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21 BANHAM, REYNER. Guide To Modern Architecture.
The Architectural Press, London: 1967. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 56.53 USD
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22 BASTÉA, ELENI. Memory And Architecture.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Using the analytical perspectives of architecture, comparative literature, and cultural studies, the essays in Memory and Architecture examine the role of memory in the creation of our built environment. Part I, "Designing National Memories," examines the ways institutions and individuals construct national memory. examines the cities of Thessaloniki and Istanbul as reflected in literary novels. Part III, "Personal Cartographies," comprises three personal essays: Catherine Hamel on Beirut, Christine Gorby on Belfast, and V. B. Price on Los Angeles and Albuquerque. "The Voices from the Studio" in Part IV consiEric Sandweiss discusses American urban history museums; Mark Jarzombek addresses the reconstruction of Dresden, Germany; Fernando Lara contrasts Brazilian modern architecture to earlier European modernism; and Maria de Lourdes Luz and Ana Lucia Santos look at Brazilian history through the prism of the coffee plantation system. Part II, "Literary Memory Spaces," focuses on the treatment of place in literature. Sabir Khan spotlights the experiences of two South Asian women who return to their homelands after several years abroad to discover changes in their native landscape. Barbara Mann explores the Old Cemetry in Tel Aviv, while Carel Bertram considers images of the Turkish house, and Eleni Bastaders the ways memory may apply to the teaching of architecture. Thomas Fisher writes about the state of architectural education, Rachel Hurst and Jane Lawrence describe their teaching methods. Sheona Thomson examines the relationship between the spaces of architecture and the spaces of literature asking, "Why couldn't we be drawn more often into learning about architecture by studying how it has been painted by Giotto, or described by Virginia Woolf, or, for that matter, by being asked to reflect on our own recollections of place?" 6 x 9 in. 352 pages 95 halftones, 8 maps. About the contributors: Carel Bertram is assistant professor in the Department of Humanities, San Francisco State University. Thomas Fisher is professor and dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota. Christine Gorby is an architect and associate professor in the Department of Architecture, Pennsylvania State University. Catherine Hamel is an artist and assistant professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Canada. Rachel Hurst and Jane Lawrence are senior lecturers in the Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design, University of South Australia. Mark Jarzombek is associate professor in the History, Theory, and Criticism section of the Department of Architecture, MIT. Sabir Khan is associate professor and associate dean of undergraduate studies at the College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology. Fernando Lara is an architect and assistant professor of architecture in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. Maria de Lourdes Luz is dean of the School of Design and Visual Arts, Veiga de Almeida University, Rio de Janeiro. Barbara Mann is associate professor of Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. V. B. Price teaches in the University Honors Program at the University of New Mexico. Eric Sandweiss is Carmony Associate Professor of History, Indiana University, Bloomington. Ana Lucia Vieira dos Santos is a professor at the School of Design and Visual Arts, Veiga de Almeida University, Rio de Janeiro. Sheona Thomson teaches in the architecture program at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Elena is associate professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. 
Price: 37.95 USD
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23 BATKIN, STANLEY IRVING. Let Them Make Me A Santuary.
Behrman House Inc., New York: 1978. 0874413168 / 9780874413168 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket has chips and tears. 
Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle, New York, is both a house of worship and the realization of an artistic ideal. Archaeological finds, biblical quotations, and many other sources were incorporated into the objects installed in the synagogue, which is today considered a showpiece for its beauty and its ability to relate an ancient heritage to the contemporary world. 
Price: 64.13 USD
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24 BAYER, PATRICIA. Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration And Detail From The Twenties And Thirties.
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York: 1992. 0810919230 / 9780810919235 First Edition (unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Gift inscription to previous owner appears on front endpaper. 
Here is the first international, illustrated survey of this unmistakable style, which reached its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s. Using new photographs, architects' drawings, and archival pictures, this wide-ranging study explores the many forms of Art Deco architectural design and its distinct, sometimes regional variations. Includes an Index. 
Price: 181.45 USD
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25 BEAUVERT, THIERRY. Opera Houses Of The World.
The Vendome Press, New York: 1995. First U.S. Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Contains six damaged pages but the rest is in very good shape. 
In this work, the musicologist Thierry Beauvert narrates in text and glorious images alike, the story of these fabulous buildings -- the princes of the blood or of commerce who commissioned them, the architects who designed and decorated them, the golden-voiced singers who performed on their stages, and even the audiences who still attend performances like worshippers in sacred temples. There are 210 illustrations, most in color. 
Price: 8.31 USD
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26 BECOM, JEFFREY. Mediterranean Color: Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Greece.
Abbeville Press, New York, London, Paris: 1990. 0896599256 / 9780896599253 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 117.80 USD
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27 BEHRENDT, WALTER CURT; MERTINS, DETLEF (INTRODUCTION). The Victory Of The New Building Style.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2000. Texts & Documents Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The architect and theorist Walter Curt Behrendt (1884-1945) worked on public housing and urban development as a designer and administrator for the German government after World War I. From 1925 to 1926 he edited the journal Die Form for the German Werkbund and led an articulate and well-orchestrated campaign in support of the Modern Movement. A friend and colleague of Lewis Mumford, he immigrated in 1934 to the United States, where he taught courses on city planning and housing at Dartmouth College and the University of Buffalo. The Victory of the New Building Style (1927)—his principal theoretical work in German and the precursor to Modern Building, which he wrote in English—presents a revisionist conception of style that places equal emphasis on form and function. Behrendt calls for architects to return to basic geometries and to articulate explicitly the new social and economic realities. Now available in English for the first time, this incisive treatise boldly advocates international modernism to the general public. Detlef Mertins, associate professor of architecture at the University of Toronto, is an architect, historian, and critic; he has written extensively on architectural modernism. Harry Francis Mallgrave translated Otto Wagner's Modern Architecture for the Text & Documents series; his most recent book is Gottfried Semper: Architect of the Nineteenth Century. "A celebration of the unity of art and technology." - AA Files 
Price: 33.25 USD
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28 BENEVOLO, LEONARDO. History Of Modern Architecture: Volume One - The Tradition Of Modern Architecture.
The MIT Press, Cambridge: 1982. 0262520443 / 9780262520447 Sixth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Provides the work with its solid historical roots, covering the period 1760 to 1914. "This is the first English translation of a notable history of modern architecture by one of Italy's foremost teacher-architects....The details in his narratives are revealing....lavishly illustrated. - Saturday Review. 
Price: 37.48 USD
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29 BERENHOLTZ, RICHARD (PHOTOGRAPHS BY). Manhattan Architecture.
Prentice Hall Press, New York: 1988. 013551987X / 9780135519875 First Edition. h Hardover no dustjacket. Good reading copy. 
A collection of pictures and editorial of beautiful Manhattan architecture. Includes an Index. 
Price: 64.84 USD
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30 BERG, BRYAN WITH O'DONNELL, THOMAS. Stacking The Deck: Secrets Of The World's Master Card Architect.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 2003. 0743232879 / 9780743232876 First Printing. A Fireside Book. s Softcover. Like New. 
Written by the holder of several Guinness World Records for cardstacking, this is the first complete, fully illustrated guide to the art of building mind-boggling, multilevel structures tith ordinary playing cards. In Stacking the Deck, Bryan Berg reveals the secret to successful cardstacking with his simple four-card-cell structure and expanded grid techniques. Using illustrations and step-by-step instructions, he guides readers on to more elaborate - and incredibly strong - creations. He covers a wide range of architectural styles, from classic to whimsical, and various types of structures, including pyramids, shrines, stadiums, churches, and oil derrick, and even the Empire State Building. Illustrated. 
Price: 13.49 USD
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31 BERNHARDI, ROBERT C. Great Buildings Of San Francisco: A Photographic Guide.
Dover Publications, New York: 1980. 0486238393 / 9780486238395 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Featuring works by such prominent architeccts as Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright and others the buildings exhibit such widely divergent styles. There are photograpghs of the buildings with prose descriptions. 
Price: 14.01 USD
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32 BIBIENA, GIUSEPPE GALLI; MAYOR, A. HYATT (INTRODUCTION). Architectural And Perspective Designs.
Dover Publications, New York: 1964. 0486212637 / 9780486212630 Reprint edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
There are 50 engravings: illustrations of the Viennese court's Riding School as Bibiena transformed it for the wedding of the Archduchess Marianna; elaborate Baroque burial monuments (several with floor plans and cross sections); harbor and street scenes drawn from the artist's imagination; settings from religious dramas ("Theatra Sacra") performed at court; sets and costumed figures designed for court theatricals and pageants on special occasions. This book is the only source for Bibiena's designs as practically of Bibiena's originals have disappeared. 
Price: 62.75 USD
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33 BIRNBERG, HOWARD (EDITOR). New Directions In Architectural And Engineering Practice.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1992. 0070053995 / 9780070053991 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 18.53 USD
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34 BLAKE, PETER. Form Follows Fiasco: Why Modern Architecture Hasn't Worked.
Atlantic Monthly Press / Little Brown: 1977. 0316099392 / 9780316099394 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Uses words an pictures to produce a witty, iconoclastic attack on the errors of the recent architectural past, and to recommend a new future course for international architecture and planning. Calls for a revolution in architecture that will produce buildings and cities "as if people mattered." 
Price: 11.92 USD
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35 BLAKE, PETER. The Master Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright.
W.W. Norton & Company, New York: 1976. 0393007960 / 9780393007961 Sixth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The story of modern architecture is told here through the lives and works of three men who changed the face of the cities we live in: France's Le Corbusier, Germany's Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and America's Frank Lloyd Wright. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.06 USD
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36 BLOOMER, JENNIFER. Architecture And The Text: The ( S )crypts Of Joyce And Piranesi.
Yale University Press, New Haven and London: 1993. 0300049277 / 9780300049275 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition but a couple of very small tears in the dustjacket. 
Drawing together two cultural fantasies from different periods - one literary and the other architectural - Bloomer uses the allegorical strategies she finds in James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake to analyze three works of Giambattista Piranesi (Campo Marzio, Collegio, and the Carceri). Bloomer argues that architecture is a system of representation, with signifying possibilities that go beyond the merely symbolic. Includes an Index. 
Price: 42.28 USD
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37 BOHIGAS, ORIOL; BUCHANAN, PETER; & LAMPUGNANI, VITTORIO MAGNAGO. Barcelona: City And Architecture 1980-1992.
Rizzoli, New York: 1991. 0847813541 / 9780847813544 First United States Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Reflects the transformation of Barcelona by a selection of the most important schemes and projects then under construction or just completed. Each project is amply illustrated in black and white and in color, including drawings and plans, and is accompanied by a brief descriptive text. 
Price: 23.51 USD
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38 BOURGEOIS, JEAN-LOUIS (TEXT); PELOS, CAROLLEE (PHOTOGRAPHS); DAVIDSON, BASIL (INTRODUCTION). Spectacular Vernacular: The Adobe Tradition.
Aperture, New York: 1989. 0893813915 / 9780893813918 An Aperture Book. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
Celebrates the beauty, variety, and efficiency of traditional adobe architecture in West Africa, Southwest Asia, and the American Southwest. By turns delicate and massive, precise and free-form, indigenous adobe architecture displays a formal richness matched by its technical ingenuity. Abundantly illustrated. Includes an Index. 
Price: 86.78 USD
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39 BRANNER, ROBERT. Gothic Architecture.
Prentice-Hall International, London: 1961. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The author addresses his subject according to the following headings: "Early Gothic," "Angevin Gothic," "The Ile-de-France," "The Experiments of 1160-80," "The Rayonnant Phase," "Gothic Architecture Abroad: England," "Germany," "Spain," and "Italy." There are 64 pages of b&w plates. Also includes notes, selected bibliography, index, and sources of illustrations. From the "Great Ages of World Architecture" Series. 
Price: 41.69 USD
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40 BRAUN, HUGH. Historical Architecture: The Development Of Structure And Design.
Thomas Yoseloff, New York: 1959. First American Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good reading copy with some pages torn in the Index section. 
Describes various styles of architecture through the ages, and also containing plates of the some of the buildings discussed. Includes an Index. 
Price: 26.13 USD
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