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Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History - Girouard, Mark, 1931-

Traces the evolution of the country house from the Middle Ages to the world of Evelyn Waugh and P.G. Wodehouse. Drawing widely from familiar novels and plays, and from records and family archives, presents a unique and vivid picture of the life of the upper classes over 500 years--how they ran their estates, how they entertained colleagues and rivals, how they were served by their tenants, butlers, footmen and maids, how they reconciled their conf ...

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Lighting For Historic Buildings: A Guide to Selecting Reproductions - Moss, Roger W., 1940-

Provides both a history of lighting in America and a catalog of suitable reproductions available, organized by lighting source and fixture type. Also included are chapters on street lighting and specialty items, a glossary and a reading list.

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Looking at Buildings - Chappell, Edward

By paying attention to the relationship between shape and embellishment, and looking at the stylistic observations of connoisseurship and anthropology's analytical approach to form, we can develop a better notion of how our 18th century predecessors ordered their world.

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Master Builders: A Guide to Famous American Architects - Maddex, Diane

Which architect designed the pedestal for the Statute of Liberty? Who put a Chippendale pediment atop a skyscraper and quickly created a landmark of contemporary architecture? Which architect designed a castle for William Randolph Hearst? This provocative book answers these and scores of other questions about more than 100 architects and builders who have left indelible marks on American architecture. Contents: William Thornton, Benjamin H. Lat ...

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Michael Graves: Buildings and Projects, 1982-1989 -

Documents more than 100 works of Michael Graves, including the Clos Pegase Winery, Whitney Museum, Newark Museum, Humana Building, Dolphin and Swan Hotels, and Hotel New York, Euro Disney, as well as furniture, textile, and fabric designs. Includes critical reviews by Christian Norberg-Schulz and Robert Maxwell.

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Modern Classicism - Stern, Robert A. M.

Recently, the Classical tradition has once again become the center of architectural discussion and practice. this book analyzes the reasons for Classicism's renewed and continuing vitality and dissects the issues that lie behind the traditional and "new" forms of Classicism and provides a survey of the architects themselves and the diverse buildings they have designed. Architects featured include: Robert Venturi, Charles Moore, Michael Graves, ...

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The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog - Storrer, William Allin

Documents all of the buildings designed by Wright, with commentary on each building and a photograph of each extant structure. Describes the methods and materials of construction, the basic plan, and information to place the building in its context or relate it to other buildings.

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Architecture of the Old South: South Carolina - Lane, Mills

This volume begins a series of books about the historic buildings of the Old South. Illustrates and describes the important and beautiful buildings of South Carolina in chronological and stylistic order, set in a brief cultural and social framework. Contents include: Colonial Beginnings; Georgian Grandeur; Across the Frontier; Federal Era; Robert Mills in South Carolina; Greek Revival; and Romantic Styles.

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