Books on Architecture

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July 28, 2021

Books on architecture

Further Reading

720. General architecture

John Fleming Penguin Dictionary of Architecture, 1966.

This classic reference has been updated to includes landscape architecture. The title was changed to Penguin Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture to reflect the addition. It makes an excellent reference for students, practitioners, and contractors. The terms cover architectural concepts and terms from ancient times to the present from all over the world.

Mary Caroline Hollers George The Architectural Legacy of Alfred Giles, 2006.

In the late nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, Alfred Giles designed a variety of residential, government, and commercial buildings in Texas and northern Mexico. This book looks at the restored buildings he designed with color photographs of contemporary images and black and white drawings and photographs of the historical buildings.

728. Residential and related buildings

Allison Arieff Prefab, 2002.

Pre-fabricated houses have been with us for a long time. Allison Arieff explores the history of the prefab over the past century. She suggests ways to improve on them and alternatives to explore.

Lloyd Kahn Builders of the Pacific Coast, 2008

In his celebration of the ingenuity and craftsmanship of three Pacific northwest designers, Lloyd House, Bruce Atkey, and Sun Ray Kelley, Lloyd Kahn shares photographs and drawings of the homes they have designed. Using natural elements and sustainable materials, their dwellings offer a progressive alternative to more common and expensive structures.

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