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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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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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WRIGHT, FRANK LLOYD: A RETROSPECTIVE VIEW
By Trewin Copplestone
9 1/8 x 12 in. 112 pages. Hardcover. Over 110 full-color illustrations. It is a measure of the significance of Frank Lloyd Wright that, little more than forty years after his death, there is already a considerable library of booksas well as pamphlets and articles devoted to himthat he is the subject of worldwide lecture courses, and that his name is frequently mentioned in the press. This volume is a tribute to the man who remains as controversial and widely-discussed as he was in his own lifetime. Here is a survey of his finest buildings, complete with floor plans, architectural renderings, and full-color photographs of interiors, exteriors, and architectural details. This volume features some of the many innovative structures from his work. Along with a history of an architectural career spanning seven decades, here is the story of a man whose life encompassed great success, devastating tragedy, and remarkable changes of fortune.

Category: AMERICANA, ARCHITECTURE
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