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201 LURIA, SARAH. Capital Speculations: Writing And Building Washington, D.c.
University of New Hampshire, Hanover: 2005. 158465502X / 9781584655022 h Hardcover with dustjacket. 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: 61.75 USD
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202 MACAULAY, DAVID. Cathedral: The Story Of Its Construction.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1973. 0395175135 / 9780395175132 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 14.01 USD
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203 MACAULAY, DAVID. Pyramid.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1975. 0395214076 / 9780395214077 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 12.59 USD
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204 MACAULAY, DAVID. Pyramid.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1975. 0395214076 / 9780395214077 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 11.40 USD
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205 MADDEX, DIANE. 50 Favorite Houses By Frank Lloyd Wright.
Smithmark Publishers, New York: 2000. 0765117630 / 9780765117632 First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect of houses. In a long lifetime that began just after the United Staes Civil War and ended in the space age, he designed an amazing array of buildings - from chicken coops to cathedrals, he liked to boast. But houses became his knottiest challenge and remain his greatest legacy. Wright saw the home as a symbol of American democracy, a monument to individulism more stirring than a skyscraper. Includes an Index. 
Price: 25.65 USD
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206 MADDEX, DIANE. Frank Lloyd Wright's House Beautiful.
Hearst Books, New York: 2000. 0688167365 / 9780688167363 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. 
Describing how Wright and the magazine came of age together, Frank Lloyd Wright's House Beautiful showcases the steadfast principles that have made him the world's most famous architect. This elegant book illustrates the features that have becomeWright's signatures, from open plans and sheltering roofs to a love of nature - hallmarks that have infiltrated themselves into today's houses and shaped our own concepts of what constitutes a house beautiful. Includes an Index. 
Price: 28.93 USD
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207 MCALESTER, VIRGINIA & LEE; GUYTON, TERRY & MALPHURS, GREG (MAPS); GUTHRIE, JERRY (MAP EDITOR); ARCHITEXAS (DRAWINGS). A Field Guide To America's Historic Neighborhoods And Museum Houses: The Western States.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1998. 0679425691 / 9780679425694 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Library discard. 
This information-packed new field guide shows us houses well worth looking at and the neighborhoods in which we can find many of them, in 110 cities and towns in seventeen western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The 172 historic neighborhoods covered contain hundreds of interesting dwellings that can be viewed, without ceremony, from the street - and almost 200 museum houses of particular architectural and/or artistic significance whose interiors can be visited. Includes an Index, maps and numerous photos. 
Price: 49.40 USD
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208 MCNABB, WILLIAM ROSS AND WRIGHT, W. MILES (PHOTOGRAPHER). Tradition, Innovation And Romantic Images: The Architecture Of Historic Knoxville.
The Frank H. McClung Museum / The University of Tennessee, Knoxville: 1991. 1880174006 / 9781880174005 First Edition. This is Occasional Paper No. 10. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Presents a concise overview of the architecture of the Knoxville area from the 1790s until the beginning of the World War II. The focus is on the buildings themselves as works of art, and those which are included were selected primarily for their aesthetic value. Includes an Index. 
Price: 125.40 USD
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209 MEAD, CHRISTOPHER. Roadcut: The Architecture Of Antoine Predock.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque: . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The work of New Mexico architect Antoine Predock is known around the world. In 2006, the American Institute of Architects awarded Predock its Gold Medal, the highest honor it can bestow on an individual, aligning him with such celebrated modern architects as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Louis Kahn. In Roadcut, architectural historian Christopher Curtis Mead traces Predock's development over forty years from early work in Albuquerque-the housing complex La Luz and the Rio Grande Nature Center-to twenty-first-century projects like Winnipeg's Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Mead also gives special attention to the Nelson Fine Arts Center in Tempe, Arizona, the American Heritage Center and University Art Museum at the University of Wyoming, the Turtle Creek House in Dallas, the Austin City Hall and Public Plaza in Texas, and George Pearl Hall at the University of New Mexico. Christopher Mead is Regents' Professor of Architecture and Professor of Art History at the University of New Mexico. A former dean of fine arts and past president of the Society of Architectural Historians, he is also the author of books on Robert Venturi, Bart Prince, Charles Garnier, and Victor Baltard. 102 black-and-white and color illustrations, 140 black-and-white and color photographs. "The roadcut is a diagram of the investigative process for the making of architecture."-Antoine Predock 
Price: 71.25 USD
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210 MEIER, RICHARD. Building The Getty.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 0375400435 / 9780375400438 Uncorrected Proof. s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 37.76 USD
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211 MILLER, DONALD L. (EDITOR). The Lewis Mumford Reader.
Pantheon Books, New York: 1986. 0394746309 / 9780394746302 First Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Brings together a representative selection of the major writings of Lewis Mumford, one of the most influential thinkers of our time. Mumford is a writer of audacious reach. His contributions to history, philosophy, literature, art and architecture criticism, urban planning, and the study of cities and technology have opened for fresh contribution large areas of the human achievement. Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.63 USD
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212 MILLER, DONALD L. (EDITOR). The Lewis Mumford Reader.
Pantheon Books, New York: 1986. 0394746309 / 9780394746302 First Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Brings together a representative selection of the major writings of Lewis Mumford, one of the most influential thinkers of our time. Mumford is a writer of audacious reach. His contributions to history, philosophy, literature, art and architecture criticism, urban planning, and the study of cities and technology have opened for fresh contribution large areas of the human achievement. Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.63 USD
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213 MILLER, JUDITH; MERRELL, JAMES (PHOTOGRAPHY). Wooden Houses: A Comprehensive Guide To Wood's Natural Beauty In Architecture And Interiors.
Stewart Tabori & Chang. 1556706103 / 9781556706103 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand New Copy. 
From log cabins to Victorian mansions, from rough-hewn planks to painted and polished floorboards, from the simplest Shaker chair to the most luxurious mahagony firescreen, Wooden Houses explores the vast decorative potential of wood.. 
Price: 22.71 USD
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214 MOORE, DERRY (PHOTOGRAPHS); MITCHELL, HENRY (TEXT); VIDAL, GORE (FOREWORD). Washington: Houses Of The Capital.
The Viking Press, New York: 1982. 0670750069 / 9780670750061 First Edition (Unstated). A Studio Book. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Here is a lavishly illustrated tour of Washington's extraordinaril varied architecture, from the austere yet homey Lindens, the oldest house in the city (moved brick by brick from Pennsylvania), to the indonesian Embassy, with its dazzling fin de siecle staircase, to the White House, whose recently redecorated rooms are shown. The entertaining text, rich in historical facts and anecdotes, traces the development of the city from Colonial times to the present. Includes an Index. 
Price: 27.98 USD
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215 MOORE, SUZI (TEXT); MOORE, TERRENCE (PHOTOGRAPHY). Under The Sun: Desert Style And Architecture.
Little, Brown and Co., Boston: 1995. 0821222260 / 9780821222263 First Edition. A Bulfinch Press Book h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket has a gouge at the front top. 
Captures the beautiful traditions of desert living through a unique tour of desert architecture and interiors - from North Africa and Spain to Mexico and the American Southwest. Illustrated with nearly three hundred striking color photographs, the boo celebrates the architectural styles of some of the world's most arid regions. 
Price: 30.97 USD
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216 MORROW, BAKER H. & PRICE, V. B. (EDITORS); HEYDER, ROBERT C. (FOREWORD). Anasazi Architecture And American Design.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque: 1997. 0826317790 / 9780826317797 First Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
This book is a visit through Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde with leading southwestern archaeologists, historians, architects, artists, and urban planners as guides. In sixteen essays, the volume's twenty-two essayists identify Anasazi building and cultural features related to design and site planning, cosmography, mythology, and ecology, then expertly balance their observations of past architectural and cultural achievements with suggestions and recommendations for design practices in the present. Includes an Index. 
Price: 74.43 USD
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217 MOZINGO, LOUISE A. Pastoral Capitalism: A History Of Suburban Corporate Landscapes.
The MIT Press, Cambridge/London: 2011. 0262015439 / 9780262015431 Urban and Industrial Environment Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
By the end of the twentieth century, America's suburbs contained more office space than its central cities. Many of these corporate workplaces were surrounded, somewhat incongruously, by verdant vistas of broad lawns and leafy trees. In Pastoral Capitalism, Louise Mozingo describes the evolution of these central (but often ignored) features of postwar urbanism in the context of the modern capitalist enterprise. These new suburban corporate landscapes emerged from a historical moment when corporations reconceived their management structures, the city decentralized and dispersed into low-density, auto-dependent peripheries, and the pastoral - in the form of leafy residential suburbs - triumphed as an American ideal. Greenness, writes Mozingo, was associated with goodness, and pastoral capitalism appropriated the suburb's aesthetics and moral code. Like the lawn-proud suburban homeowner, corporations understood a pastoral landscape's capacity to communicate identity, status, and right-mindedness. Mozingo distinguishes among three forms of corporate landscapes - the corporate campus, the corporate estate, and the office park - and examines suburban corporate landscapes built and inhabited by such companies as Bell Labs, General Motors, Deere & Company, and Microsoft. She also considers the globalization of pastoral capitalism in Europe and the developing world including Singapore, India, and China. Mozingo argues that, even as it is proliferating, pastoral capitalism needs redesign, as do many of our metropolitan forms, for pressing social, cultural, political, and environmental reasons. Future transformations are impossible, however, unless we understand the past. Pastoral Capitalism offers an indispensible chapter in urban history, examining not only the design of corporate landscapes but also the economic, social, and cultural models that determined their form. Louise A. Mozingo is Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. She was a practicing landscape architect for nearly a decade. "Louise Mozingo offers us the first serious look at the largest and most ambitious works of twentieth-century landscape architecture in the United States. If suburban bedroom communities represented 'white flight' from the city, suburban corporate campuses, estates, and office parks, visually appealing as they were, constituted a parallel middle-class flight from urban social diversity and the realities of industrial work. Pastoral Capitalism is the best of recent studies of the corporate landscape and an incisive history of the making of the contemporary American cultural landscape." —Dell Upton, Professor of Architectural History, UCLA "The corporate campuses, estates, and office parks that are the focus of this study have become a significant component of the American landscape since World War II. These white-collar business developments have been central in reshaping metropolitan settlement patterns and, with them, the nature of daily life for millions of people. Pastoral Capitalism is likely to be the major work on this subject—essential reading for historians of architecture, landscape, and urbanism and also important for many architects, landscape architects, and planners." —Richard W. Longstreth, Director of Historic Preservation and Professor of American Studies, George Washington University "This book represents the first full-scale scholarly study of a widespread phenomenon in the American built environment—the suburban office park or corporate campus. This will be a significant addition to the growing field of suburban history. The book will be of interest to design professionals, historians of American culture and the built environment, and historians of suburbia." —Amy Lyford, Professor of Art History and the Visual Arts, Occidental College, author of Surrealist Masculinities: Gender Anxiety and the Aesthetics of Post-World War I Reconstruction in France 
Price: 35.10 USD
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218 MUMFORD, LEWIS. Sticks And Stones: A Study Of American Architecture And Civilization.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 048620202X / 9780486202020 Second Revised Edition with twenty-one illustratioins. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Investigates the evolution of architectural style in the United States and shows the underlying relationship between that evolution and larger cultural trends. He begins with what was probably the first appreciation of the New England village as an architectural entity, then covers such material as the meeting houose, Jeffersonian neo-classicism, early industrialism, utilitarian crudity, America's Gothic revival, the Crystal Palace era, the vast growth of cities, the skyscraper, and so on to the very beginnings of regional planning. 
Price: 10.83 USD
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219 MURRAY, PETER. Renaissance Architecture.
Abrams, New York: 1971 0810910004 / 9780810910003 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Documents the magnificent solutions of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century architects to the demands of their exacting and ambitious patrons. Traces the development of the art of building from the first revivals of antique Roman architecture to the sophistication and splendor of Italian villas and cathedrals, French chateau, and sprawling English country estates. Includes an Index and numerous illustrations. 
Price: 94.15 USD
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220 MUSICANT, MARLYN WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY DEVERELL, WILLIAM & ROTH, MATTHEW W. Los Angeles Union Station.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Union Station today is a celebrated architectural icon and vibrant centerpiece of Los Angeles's regional transportation network. Designed by John and Donald B. Parkinson, its mission revival architecture speaks to a mythic vision of Spanish heritage, but with streamline moderne and art deco details. At first glance this masterpiece, conceived as a magnificent gateway to the growing metropolis, offers no hint of the civic, financial, and legal battles surrounding its development, siting, style, and construction—battles that were waged across decades in the early twentieth century and that went as high as the U.S. Supreme Court. Los Angeles Union Station explores this compelling example of how transit and corporations disrupted regional balances of power and political economies. Aided by new research and beautiful drawings from the Getty Research Institute's archive, the authors demonstrate how contentious politics informed architectural design—and the many ways in which Union Station was at the heart of the rise of Los Angeles. The book accompanies the exhibition No Further West, that was on view at the Los Angeles Public Library from May 2 through August 10, 2014. 9 x 10 1/4 inches, 65 color and 35 black and white illustrations. Marlyn Musicant is a senior exhibitions coordinator at the Getty Research Institute. William Deverell is professor of history at the University of Southern California and director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. Matthew W. Roth is director of corporate archives at the Automobile Club of Southern California and the founding curator of the Petersen Automotive Museum. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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