Hudson Modern showcases stunning new houses in the Hudson River Valley that embrace the dramatic settings and cultural bounty of this popular region.
Colonial, Neoclassical, Queen Anne, Craftsman--what distinguishes one architectural style from another? This unique book will allow readers to recognize the architectural features and style of virtually any house they encounter. Here, architect John Milnes Baker explains the historical, cultural, and technical influences that shaped each of these styles and many more.
Where the Grass Really Is Greener
Eco-friendly building in the world today
A New York Times bestseller with an "engaging narrative and array of detail" (The Wall Street Journal), the "intimate and sweeping" (Raleigh News & Observer) untold, true story behind the Biltmore Estate--the largest, grandest private residence in North America, which has seen more than 120 years of history pass by its front door.
Seattle-based architect Jim Olson blends straight, clean architectural lines and curving natural scenery with such ease that one forgets they weren't always in harmony.
-A house of national importance, which has hosted English monarchs and nobility from the Jacobean period to the present day, is making itself publicly accessible for the first time -This is the first ever comprehensive survey of Raynham Hall -Raynham Hall has been the seat of the politically and culturally significant Townshend family for nearly 400 years, and is one of the earliest examples of ne
The story of how one woman's long love affair with New York's Central Park led her to organize its rescue from serious decline, returning it to the beautiful place of recreational opportunity and spiritual sustenance that it is today.
The British architect David Chipperfield (born 1953) founded his eponymous design firm in 1985, and has been an exemplary exponent of modernism and its ongoing relevance ever since.
In the early seventeenth century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside it.
A global look at rustic living in stone houses during the twenty-first century, Stone Houses presents new and recent houses that demonstrate the inexhaustible potential of this most beloved home structure.
On his restoration to the throne in 1660, four of King Charles II's supporters were provided with plots of land in London, on which to build their extravagant town palaces. The only one to survive--built for poet and courtier Sir John Denham--became the home of the Royal Academy of Arts. This study charts the history of the estate through its many owners.
From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, a definitive history of Hadrian's Wall