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AMERICAN COLONIAL HOMES
By John Burdick
8 7/8 x 12 1/8 in. 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 full-color photographs. The homes built in pre-revolutionary America mark the development of a new architectural and artistic style. This volume explains how the colonists, inspired by the freedom of the New World but influenced by their European roots, created an architecture that reflects their struggle both to reject and to retain the cultural, political, and social standards of Europe. Relevant quotes from the diaries, journals, and letters of the colonists offer a view of the day-to-day lives centered around their colonial homes. This volume presents the visual celebration of the spirit and evolution that produced some of Americas greatest architectural icons. With more than 80 full-color photographs of North Americas most stunning and historic colonial homes, this beautiful volume is a tribute to Americas unique heritage.

Category: AMERICANA, ARCHITECTURE
Retail Price $12.95
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AMERICAN LANDMARKS: THE BARN
By Laura Brooks
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 110 full-color illustrations. Those who love barns regard them as works of artperfect harmonies of form and function. But these structures also stand as landmarks of American history and emblems of a country that values hard work, individualism, and community spirit. This volume explores the history, architectural evolution, varying styles, and craftsmanship of these rural landmarks. Organized by region, this visual survey offers a wealth of design variations that are adapted to the special needs of specific localities. Architectural details such as fretwork designs, hex signs, cupolas, weathervanes, and decorative hardware are also noted in this splendidly illustrated volume that combines modern photography with fine art reproductions, historical prints, and folk art images. Here is a captivating portfolio that captures the soul of the American heartland.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, AMERICANA
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AMERICAN LANDMARKS: THE LIGHTHOUSE
By Amy Handy
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Defining the precarious border between land and sea, lighthouses are legendary monuments throughout America's coastal regions and have captured the imaginations of artists, poets, and dreamers for ages. This volume traces the architectural and technological evolution of these proud sentinels with alluring images and rich text.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, AMERICANA
Retail Price $16.95
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CONSERVATORY GARDENER, THE
By Anne Swithinbank
10 x 10 in. 192 pages. Hardcover. Over 300 full-color photographs and 70 step-by-step illustrations. The modern conservatory gardener wants to enjoy a bright, expanded living area made more beautiful, inviting, and soothing by the presence of plants. Setting up a conservatory with plants, furnishings, and ornaments is an expression of personal taste and creativity, providing a much-needed refuge from today's fast-paced world. This volume gives practical advice on designing and constructing an indoor growing area and includes an encyclopedic directory of over 1,000 plants complete with invaluable tips on cultivation, maintenance, and propagation. Here is a colorful and inspiring guide to indoor plant-growing, filled with expert advice on ways to create and maintain a sanctuary of natural beauty that can be enjoyed the year round in all seasons and conditions.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, ARCHITECTURE
Retail Price $24.95
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DINERS
By Karen Offitzer
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. More than just a place to grab a bite, the diner is an expression of the free-flowing American spirit, as generous as a bottomless cup of coffee and as welcoming as a flashing neon sign beckoning the traveler to "Eat Here Now." Experience the sights and sounds of the glorious diners of America through photographs and descriptions of diners of the past and present. You'll see neon lights and shiny silver buildings; chrome counter stools and rollicking juke boxes; signs, menus, and sturdy diner crockery; blue plate specials, hearty hamburgers, and sinful desserts. Here is a delightful pictorial celebration of this slice of American culture and history, presenting an entertaining and informative text served up in style with over 100 full-color and archival photographs, fine art reproductions, and diner memorabilia.

Category: AMERICANA, ARCHITECTURE, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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MONUMENTS
By Laura Brooks
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. 90 illustrations. Here is a celebration of towering achievements in architecture and artistry in a beautifully illustrated collection of monumental towers, buildings, and memorials from around the world. Whether built to celebrate the victories of war, the passing of presidents, or the loss of a nation's young, these monuments range in scale from the epic to the intimate and represent the visions of some of history's most ingenious architects, artists, and sculptors. The Arch of Titus, the Arc de Tromphe, the St. Louis Arch Gateway, the Viet Nam War Memorial, and the pyramids of the pharoahs are just a few of the moving structures illustrated. This book contains 90 full-color photographs.

Category: TRAVEL, GENERAL INTEREST, ARCHITECTURE
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MUSEUMS
By Susan A Sternau
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Tracing the development of museums from personal treasure troves to multi-functioned institutions offers a fascinating journey through time. From the "pre-history" of the museum in ancient times to its birth in the Renaissance and evolution up to the present day, here is a beautifully illustrated guided tour to the architecture of the world's most famous and beloved museums. Accompanied by an authoritative text, modern photography is combined with period paintings and illustrations to show both the evolution of architectural styles and the changing tastes in artwork displays. From the Louvre and Hermitage to the Uffizzi and Pitti Palace to the San Francisco MoMA and the Guggenheim in Bilbao,this is an up-to-date survey of the world's great museums. Over 90 full-color illustrations reveals the splendors of these magnificent buildings.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, GENERAL INTEREST, TRAVEL
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RAILWAY STATIONS
By Charles Sheppard
8 5/8 x 12 1/8 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Railroads transformed not just common means of transportation but cities, countries, and continents. Trains and their engines became emblems of a new era, as were the buildings which served as their departure points and destinations. This type of building presented an entirely new challenge for architects and engineers, for nothing like a railway station had ever been built, or needed, before. Not simply imposing examples of civic architecture, these structures also represent massive feats of engineering designed to enclose enormous spaces and accomodate thousands of travelers. This authoritative volume traces and celebrates the history and technical development of these hubs of transportation from the earliest wooden buildings to the most modern structures.

Category: TRAVEL, GENERAL INTEREST, ARCHITECTURE
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SKYSCRAPERS
By Charles Sheppard
One of the most widely recognized icons of modern technology, the skyscraper is not only a marvel of engineering, but also a testament to man's unending quest for aesthetic excellence. This illuminating volume provides an in-depth look at some of the world's nost important skyscrapers. Today's masters of the sktscraper are freer than ever before from the constraints of style and construction technology, resulting in some of history's most imaginative, innovative buildings. With new advances in engineering, we may, indeed, be heading toward a second Golden Age of skyscrapers.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, GENERAL INTEREST, TRAVEL
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THEATRES & OPERA HOUSES
By Terri Hardin
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in.(220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Theatres continue to fascinate as well as entertain us. The creation of a space for spectacle that is at once imposing and yet intimate has been a challenge through the centuries. From the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day to the cutting-edge technology of the new Bastille Opera in Paris, the history of theatre building is here revealed through culor photography and fine-art reproductions. The reader will take a tour through time to see how buildings and performance practices are interrelated. Included are theatres of the ancient Grreks and the Elizabethans, the great opera houses of the world, famous playhouses, and the movie palaces of Hollywood's golden age.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, GENERAL INTEREST, TRAVEL
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