Most popular History of architecture books
The most popular History of architecture books currently available. Updated weekly.
The greatest structures in human history. Explore the constructions that have shaped our world and learn their hidden secrets in this large format highly illustrated book.
This collection of great buildings is a highly entertaining lesson in architectural history for readers of all ages.
Yearning for rustic simplicity? Open the door to Cabins, a gorgeous showcase of minimal, low-impact, peaceful abodes around the world. From contemplative bliss in an English coastal studio to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats of India, each of these minimal homes exude innovative, eco-friendly, mindful living.
An account of the history of Peterborough Cathedral - one of England's finest surviving Norman buildings - and its preserved art and architecture.
The definitive guide to Art Deco buildings in Britain, written by leading architectural historian Elain Harwood.
A comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the elements and historical styles of architectural design, thoroughly illustrated with photos and plan drawings of many of the world's greatest buildings
Japanese homes are refuges of tranquility, crafted in a unique domestic aesthetic of Eastern minimalism. Traditional architecture features alongside cutting-edge contemporary dwellings in this collection of homes, with many never-before-seen photographs. Turn to the rising sun and discover the fluid simplicity of these spaces where Zen...
Traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the eclectic styles of the twenty-first century. This book emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between the work of Ictinus in fifth-century BC Athens and that of McKim, Mead and more.
'The definitive biography' Roy StrongThe remarkable story of Bess of Hardwick, her ascent through Elizabethan society and the houses she built that shaped British architectural history. Born in 1521, Bess of Hardwick, businesswoman, money-lender and property tycoon, lived an astonishing eighty-seven years.
A compelling and evocative history of Britain through the stories of its `lost' or abandoned buildings; a companion to Channel 5's series of the same name.
The only book to document the world's finest examples of Brutalist architecture. More than 850 buildings - existing and demolished, classic and contemporary - organized geographically into nine continental regions. 878 Buildings, 798 Architects, 102 Countries, 9 World Regions, 1 Style BRUTALISM
A masterly historical and photographic exploration of a much neglected form of English figurative sculpture, the angel roofs that still adorn many of the late medieval churches of East Anglia.
The remarkable story of Bess of Hardwick, her ascent through Elizabethan society and the houses she built that shaped British architectural history. Born in 1521, Bess of Hardwick, businesswoman, money-lender and property tycoon, lived an astonishing eighty-seven years.
Explore the magnificent, ancient city of Lahore, Pakistan, and learn how its culture, infrastructure, and economy are being revitalised for the 21st century.
Architecture Through Drawing examines architectural drawings as objects which encapsulate complex spatial and cultural ideas.
Oxford is a feast of hundreds of delightful watercolour illustrations and an informed and witty text. More than any other city, Oxford offers a living history of English architecture.
Explore the finest work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the 18th-century engraver famed for his architectural views of Rome and his imaginary prisons. In this Bibliotheca Universalis edition, you'll find all the extraordinary detail and fantasy with which Piranesi shaped not only the European image of Italy, but also an impressive artistic...
In this follow-up to Modern Forms, award winning photographer Nicolas Grospierre presents a visually arresting archive of remarkable modernist interiors found throughout the world.
and visit some of the seventy border walls that have been erected in just the past decade. With provocative insight, Walls charts the centuries-long uneasy tension between the walled and unwalled, showing that walls profoundly shape the human psyche.
An introduction to Andean art and architecture that describes the varied artistic achievements of the Chavin, Paracas, Moche, Nasca, Chimu and Inca cultures, among others. It deals with the discoveries and advances in the field.
Window frames curve like flowering branches and ceramic tiling shimmers like reptilian skin in the fervent architectural imagination of Antoni Gaudi. This introduction to the modernist Catalan architect explores how his outstanding attention to natural detail and unique vision transformed Barcelona's cityscape with extraordinary buildings that...
From the ubiquitous Knoll "Tulip" chairs and tables to the TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York, Eero Saarinen was one of the 20th century's most prominent space shapers, merging dynamic forms with a modernist sensibility across art and architecture.
A fresh take on the history of architecture, using cultural timelines to reveal little-known connections between society, engineering, and design.
Illuminates the hidden relationship between building and body
Drawing on examples from surviving medieval churches in England, the author gives a voice to the secret graffiti artists: from the lord of the manor and the parish priest to the people who built the church itself.
Tracking eleven rivers beneath London that have been culverted, placed in tunnels, or diverted into the sewer system.
London Then and Now - People and Places pairs an incredible range of archive photos from across Greater London with the same views as they look today.
Architect, magazine editor, artist, academic: Gio Ponti's multifaceted oeuvre blurred boundaries across creative disciplines and lead the evolution of modern design in Italy. Filled with archival images, a timeline, and map of his Milanese buildings, this dedicated introduction traces Ponti's most celebrated works and provides an extensive...
100 places, buildings and historical sites that tell the remarkable story of England and its impact on the world.
An investigation of different uses for the architectural model through history-as sign, souvenir, funerary object, didactic tool, medium for design, and architect's muse.
The third edition of a best-selling book on the Port Sunlight Village, with a new chapter on the Lady Lever Art Gallery, further information on key individuals and an increase in the number of illustrations.
A fascinating journey into thresholds and crossing places.
A dazzling dual portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright and early twentieth-century New York, revealing the city's role in establishing the career of America's most famous architect
'A gorgeous book with beautiful photos, and a historical document to boot.' - Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2Lady Carnarvon's love of history is richly rewarded at Highclere Castle with its mine of family records going back some 300 years.
Explores the rich and fascinating history of Manchester through an examination of some of its greatest architectural treasures.
Now available in an expanded 2nd Edition, this is a polemical account of the destruction of architecture in war.
The castle is an evocative structure, no matter its setting, and this is no truer than in Scotland, where the multitude of castles reflect the country's turbulent history: its many conflicts and skirmishes, whether against invaders from the north, the English to the south or between clans.