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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Take a Look, It's in a Book: Amazon.com's Best Sellers in the Architectural History Genre

Architectural history buffs (and students of architecture) - this post is for you.  We've compiled a list of the top 10, best selling, architectural history books currently featured on Amazon.com.

If you find that you've read any of the books on our list, please feel free to leave your "book report" in the comments below and let us know what you thought!

1.  Brunelleschi's Dome:  How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented 
by Ross King
4.3 out of 5 stars
A narrative about the life and times of Filippo Brunelleschi, designer and builder of the dome over the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy.  This book tells the story of the 28-year-long construction of the dome and the man behind the marvel.

2.  Ezra Stoller, Photographer
by Nina Rappaport
5.0 out of 5 stars
A collection of images from architectural photographer Ezra Stoller taken in the 1950s and 1960s. 

3.  A Field Guide to American Houses
by Virginia McAlester
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provides information on the style and history of homes built in the US from the 17th century to the present. 

4.  Modern Architecture Since 1900
by William J.R. Curtis
4.3 out of 5 stars
This updated third edition covers 20th century architecture in its entirety, while comparing it to earlier traditions, and featuring a section on today's architecture. 

5.  Lost Detroit:  Stories Behind the Motor City's Majestic Ruins
by Dan Austin
4.3 out of 5 stars
Lost Detroit features stories and photos of 12 of the city's landmarks from grand openings, to their final days of operation.

6.  Yes is More:  An Archicomic on Architectural Revolution
by Bjarke Ingels
4.1 out of 5 stars
A monograph devoted to "BIG", an unconventional, Copenhagen-based group of architects. 

7.  The Ghosts of Berlin:  Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape
by Brian Ladd
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provides a history of the city of Berlin, along with a discussion of its political controversies and architectural successes and failures. 

8.  Case Study Houses (Taschen 25th Anniversary Special Edition)
by Elizabeth Smith, Peter Gossel
4.8 out of 5 stars
Features documentation, photographs, floor plans and sketches of the Case Study House Program (1945-66). 

9.  The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright:  A Complete Catalog, Updated 3rd Edition
by William Allin Storrer
4.9 out of 5 stars
This third edition has been revised to include a section that brings readers up to date on Frank Lloyd Wright buildings that have been refurbished, moved, abandoned. or destroyed by natural disasters. 

10.  Buildings Across Time:  An Introduction to World Architecture
by Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse
3.5 out of 5 stars
This student-geared text (now in its third edition) offers a world view of architecture -  from African and Andean, to architectural designs by women and non-western architects.

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