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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
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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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MIAMI: TRENDS & TRADITIONS
By Beth Dunlop
11 X 11 in. 240 pages. Hardcover. Over 160 full-color photographs.This handsome volume documents the pioneering architecture and spectacular interiors of Miami, exploring the great architectural treasures of this exciting metropolis. Well-known landmarks are featured along with less famous houses by such young architects as Teofilo Victoria, Jorge Hernandez, and Carlos Zapata. This exceptional book traces the history of Miami's architecture-drawn from a rich mix of sources and theatrical inspirations--and looks at the role and influence of private houses in creating the larger sense of the city. It is an ode both to the important works of the past and to the exemplary architecture of the present.

Category: AMERICANA, 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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AFRICAN AMERICAN ART
By Crystal A Britton
8 5/8 x 12 1/8 in. (220 x 310mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 110 illustrations. Though the first African American artists were slaves, they brought with them ancient artistic traditions and an aesthetic unique to their African origins. Wood carving, pottery making, and architecture were just a few of the skills they practiced. After the Civil War a new class of African American artist - craftsmen, painters, sculptors, photographers - was born, and their influence led to a development in Black art that lasts to this day. This volume is a visual celebration of African American art from its beginnings in Colonial America up to the present. From the early folk art to contemporary prints, paintings, and sculptures, here is the remarkable fruit of America's black artistic heritage.

Category: ART MOVEMENTS, ART HISTORY, ART, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ART
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FURNITURE
By Editorial Team
Style in the furniture have developed through history along with daily custom. From purely utilitarian, furniture will take a bigger decorative role through time. Indeed, fashion and the sense of convenience will slowly shape the pieces of furniture. While joiner's and carpenters' crafts were at first essential, furniture's aesthetics will follow the architectural and artistic trends. Chapters in this title are: Living room furniture Study furniture Kitchen furniture Bedroom furniture The influence of architecture is essential in the decoration of furniture. Quite often the architect of a specific building will design the furniture and will coordinate the interior decorative elements such as panelling. This volume presents numerous pieces of furniture from diffirent eras and countries.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST
Retail Price $19.95
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ART OF STAINED AND DECORATIVE GLASS, THE
By Elizabeth Wylie
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Stained glass has always occupied a special place in the popular imagination. The translucent, radiant quality of the medium produces an aesthetic experience entirely different from that of any other art form. From the Middle Ages through modern times, from cathedrals to office buildings, stained glass has been used throughout the centuries to infuse spaces with awe-inspiring light. With over 90 full-color photographs and fine art reproductions, this volume presents beautiful examples of stained glass artistry - from ancient jewelry to modern-day Tiffany lamps - to form a pictorial tapestry fo the special role of stained glass in art and architecture throughout the ages.

Category: RELIGION, ART HISTORY, ART COLLECTIONS, ART
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WRIGHT, FRANK LLOYD
By Eric Peter Nash
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. 70 illustrations. Frank Lloyd Wright was the avator of American Architecture. His highly original aesthetic and singular philosophy placed him, during his lifetime, in the forefront of modern architecture and resulted in a doctrine for American building design that continues to this day. This volume is a spirited introduction to the designs of an architectural master, showcasing his public and private work from the early Prairie Houses to the splendid S.C.Johnson buildings and the controversial Guggenheim Museum, all illustrated with 70 full-color photographs.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ARTISTS, AMERICAN ART, ALL TITLES, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Keywords: ARCHITECTURE, BUILDINGS, ARCHITECT
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WRIGHT, FRANK LLOYD
By Eric Peter Nash
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 80 pages. Paperback. 70 illustrations. Frank Lloyd Wright was the avator of American Architecture. His highly original aesthetic and singular philosophy placed him, during his lifetime, in the forefront of modern architecture and resulted in a doctrine for American building design that continues to this day. This volume is a spirited introduction to the designs of an architectural master, showcasing his public and private work from the early Prairie Houses to the splendid S.C.Johnson buildings and the controversial Guggenheim Museum, all illustrated with 70 full-color photographs.

Category: AMERICANA, AMERICAN ARTISTS, AMERICAN ART, ALL TITLES, ARCHITECTURE, GIFT BOOKS
Keywords: ARCHITECTURE, BUILDINGS, ARCHITECT
Retail Price $9.95
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