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Plan of Chicago

This meticulous reprint of the Plan of Chicago reproduces all 142 plates from the original, 48 of which are in color. It ...

Mellon Square

Discovering a Modern Masterpiece

The second volume in our Modern Landscapes series examines the evolution of Pittsburgh's first modern garden plaza. Comp ...

Classic Book Jackets

The Design Legacy of George Salter

It's said that you can't judge a book by its cover. George Salter, a legendary figure in the field of book design, never ...

Edifices de Rome Moderne

Paul Letarouilly's masterpiece, Edifices de Rome Moderne, has been hailed as'the most beautiful book on Renaissance arch ...

Henry Howard

Louisiana's Architect

Few nineteenth-century architects ventured far from the pattern-book styles of their time. One architect not constrained ...

Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres

On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as "Homme de Lettres" (Man of Letter ...

Williams College: The Campus Guide

Nestled in the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts, Williams College routinely ranks atop the best liberal arts ...

Italian Architecture of the 16th Century

Italian Architecture of the 16th Century is the last published work of the legendary Colin Rowe, the fruit of his four-y ...

Guastavino Vaulting

The Art of Structural Tile

Since the time of ancient Rome, architects, engineers, and builders have struggled with the problem of building domed ce ...

Crafting a Modern World

The Designs of Antonin and Noemi Raymond

Kurt G. F. Helfrich and William Whitaker, editors, with contributions by Ann Lutun, Mari Sakamoto Nakahara, Ken Tadashi ...

Pen to Paper

Artists' Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Even in this age of emails, texts, and tweets, there is an ongoing fascination with the simple act of putting pen to pap ...

War Plan Red

The United States' Secret Plan to Invade Canada, and Canada's to Invade the U.S.

It's known as the world's friendliest border. Five thousand miles of unfenced, unwalled international coexistence and a ...

Yankee Modern

The Houses of Estes/Twombly

Architects James Estes and Peter Twombly have described their nearly two decades of work as "quiet modernism." Their Rho ...

The Lovings

An Intimate Portrait

The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait documents the extraordinary love story of Mildred and Richard Loving. The Lovings pres ...

A-frame

"A" was the architectural letterform of leisure building in postwar America. Eager to stake out mountain and lakeside re ...

John Muir Notecards

Known in his lifetime as Mountain John, no one did as much to foster appreciation for the natural beauty of the American ...

America's Other Audubon

Nearly everyone is familar with John James Audubon and his seminal color-plate book, The Birds of America. But few peopl ...

A Guide to Archigram 1961-74

In the decade of the Beatles and the moon landing, cybernetics and megacities, an ambitious group of young British archi ...

Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau

The Cathedral of Erotic Misery, Building Studies 5

German artist Kurt Schwitters' Hannover Merzbau, a combination of collage, sculpture, and architecture, began, according ...

Manhattan Classic

New York's Finest Prewar Apartments

The Dakota. The Apthorp. The San Remo. The names of these legendary New York apartment buildings evoke images of marble- ...

Once Upon a Time

Illustrations from Fairytales, Fables, Primer, Pop-Ups, and other Children's Books.

Many of our most cherished childhood memories recall the pleasure of sitting in a big comfy chair while a doting parent ...

Keep the Change

A Collector's Tales of Lucky Pennies, Counterfeit C-Notes, and other Curious Currency

Harley J. Spiller began collecting money at the age of five when, home sick from school, his father tossed him a sack of ...

Adalberto Libera

Adalberto Libera (1903-1963) was one of the preeminent Italian Rationalist architects of the 1930s and 1940s. Both a pro ...

Artists Unframed

Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Tucked away among the letters, diaries, and other ephemera in the Smithsonian's archives lies a trove of rarely seen sna ...

Ghostly Ruins

America's Forgotten Architecture

"Ghostly Ruins is a haunted masterpiece. Well done!"--Ray BradburyWe've all seen them but might have been too scared to ...

Ladders

Second Revised Edition

"Having set the standard for work on the postwar American City, its reissue twelve years after its first publication is ...

William Addison Dwiggins

Stencilled Ornament and Illustration: Expanded Edition

There has never been anyone in the design world like William Addison Dwiggins (1880-1956). The first American to call hi ...

Cartographies of Time

What does history look like? How do you draw time?From the most ancient images to the contemporary, the line has served ...

Paris Changing

Revisiting Eug ne Atget's Paris

Between 1888 and 1927 Eugeene Atget meticulously photographed Paris, capturing in thousands of photographs the city's pa ...

Cuba Style

Graphics from the Golden Age of Design

To usher in the 100th anniversary of the founding of the national republic of Cuba, Steven Heller and Vicki Gold Levi h ...

Labyrinths & Mazes

A Journey Through Art, Architecture, and Landscape

The labyrinth is one of the world's oldest symbols, and its meaning is often shrouded in myth and mystery or ties to rel ...

Above the Pavement--the Farm!

Architecture & Agriculture at PF1

Forty years after French protestors took to the streets with the rallying cry Sous les pav's, la plage! (Beneath the pav ...

Chandigarh Revealed

Le Corbusier's City Today

In 1950, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited legendary French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier to embark on one o ...

Cold War Hothouses

Inventing Postwar Culture, from Cockpit to Playboy

The technological innovation and unprecedented physical growth of the cold war era permeated American life in every aspe ...

Art Up Close

From Ancient to Modern

This sequel to the best-selling Masterpieces Up Close is another fun, interactive book that introduces works of art from ...

Revolution of Forms, updated edition

Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools

Prior to the publication of Revolution of Forms in 1999, few were aware that the most outstanding architectural achievem ...

Quonset Hut

Metal Living for a Modern Age

When World War II came along, the American military found itself in need of a prefabricated, lightweight shelter that co ...

Louisville Guide

Louisville is one of the overlooked gems of American architecture, a city of Southern charm and grace with a catalog of ...

BEE

Of the ten million or so different species of insects on our planet, none is more fascinating than the honeybee. One of ...

Waiting for the End of the World

Where will you go when the trouble starts? For countless people around the world, the answer is the bomb shelter down in ...

50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International PB

From Occupy Wall Street activists and corporate adbusters to online hackers and guerilla street artists, the influence o ...

L'Architecture

Few architectects have had a vision of architecture as provocative as that of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux. In 1847 Daniel asse ...

Vintage Typography Notecards

Discovered in vintage typographic manuals, the specimens featured on these elegant cards range from one-of-a-kind hand-d ...

Mies Van der Rohe's Krefeld Villas

With all of the attention Mies van der Rohe has received over the last few years, it's hard to believe that there could ...

The Book of Trees

Visualizing Branches of Knowledge

Our critically acclaimed bestseller Visual Complexity was the first in-depth examination of the burgeoning field of info ...

When Brazil Was Modern

A Guide to Architecture 1928-1960

This comprehensive guide to modern Brazilian architecture takes us on a fascinating tour of over 125 buildings and proje ...

Ilf and Petrov's American Road Trip

The 1935 Travelogue of Two Soviet Writers

In 1935, well into the era of Soviet communism, Russian satirical writers Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov came to the U.S as ...

Iowa State Fair

Country Comes to Town

More than 150 years old and still going strong, the Iowa State Fair is an American institution that was recently selecte ...

The Buildings and Designs of Andrea Palladio

Andrea Palladio is unquestionably the most important architect in the Western world: his carefully proportioned, pedimen ...

Luis Barragan's Gardens of El Pedregal

The name Luis Barragan evokes images of Latin American modernism--brightly colored plain surfaces set off against lush f ...

A-Frame Notecards and Postcards

Pulled from the pages of PAPress s classic book A-Frame, this fold-out portfolio contains a variety of notecards and pos ...

Above Paris

The Aerial Survey of Roger Henrard

Between the years 1950 and 1972, when Paris was in the twilight of its classical period, pilot and photographer Roger He ...

The Ghost Army of World War II

How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery

In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs that included such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kel ...

Mary Colter

Architect of the Southwest

Mary Colter may well be the best-known unknown architect in the world: her buildings at the Grand Canyon National Park-w ...

More Than Words

Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Our widely celebrated compendium of illustrated letters is now available in paperback. Drawn from the largest repository ...

Architectural Regionalism

Collected Writings on Place, Identity, Modernity, and Tradition

In this rapidly globalizing world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of regionalism. ...

The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets

Twenty-Five Centuries of Weaving

The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets catalogs the diverse forms that the art and craft of the handwoven carpet has taken ...

Inside the Rainbow

Russian Children's Literature 1920-1935: Beautiful Books, Terrible Times

Inside the Rainbow reprints for the first time in English a unique compendium of Soviet-era picture books from the 1920s ...

The Antiquities of Athens

Measured and Delineated by James Stuart and Nicholas Revett, Painters and Architects

James "Athenian" Stuart and Nicholas Revett's monumental Antiquities of Athens was the first accurate survey of ancient ...

The Dakota

A History of the World's Best-Known Apartment Building

The Dakota is arguably the best-known residential address in the world, home to dozens of New York City's most famous ar ...

The Chrysler Building

Creating a New York Icon, Day by Day

The Chrysler Building is surely the jewel in the crown of New York City's skyline. Completed in 1930, the 77-story Art D ...

Gates of Harvard Yard

Offering the complete, never-before-told story of the twenty-five gates that form portals to HarvardYard, this beautiful ...

50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International

From antiglobalist activists and corporate adbusters to online hackers and guerilla street artists, the influence of the ...

Michael Graves

Images of a Grand Tour

In 1960, before his skyscrapers and teapots made him a household name, Michael Graves set out on a journey once consider ...

University of California Berkeley

The Campus Guide

The first of the University of California schools, the Berkeley campus opened in 1873. The 1903 Beaux-Arts master plan b ...

Palazzos of Power

Central Stations of the Philadelphia Electric Company, 1900-1930

"If it isn't Electric, it isn t Modern." Such was the slogan of the Philadelphia Electric Company, developer of an unpre ...

The Vatican and Saint Peter's Basilica of Rome

French architect Paul Letarouilly (1795-1855), author of the masterpiece Edifices de Rome Moderne, was unequaled in his ...

The Book of Circles

Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge

In this follow-up to his hugely popular The Book of Trees and Visual Complexity, Manuel Lima takes us on a lively tour t ...

The Games We Played

The Golden Age of Board and Table Games

As families are rediscovering the joys and virtues of staying and entertaining at home, board games have surged in popul ...

Veterans

Faces of World War II

Ichiro Sudai trained to be a kamikaze. Roscoe Brown was a commander in the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American m ...

Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres

On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as "Homme de Lettres" (Man of Letter ...

Usonia, New York

Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright

Usonia, New York is the story of a group of idealistic men and women who, following WWII, enlisted Frank Lloyd Wright to ...

Bunker Archeology

In Bunker Archeology, urban philosopher and cultural theorist Paul Virilio turns his attention--and camera--to the omino ...

William L. Pereira

William Pereira helped define emerging social values: he designed every building type imaginable, from houses to hospita ...

The Architecture of Diplomacy

Building America's Embassies, Revised Second Edition

This acclaimed history of America's overseas embassy-building program is now available in paperback in a revised and exp ...

Fifty Type Specimens

From the Collection of Tobias Frere-Jones

Fifty Type Specimens is a collection of postcards with stunning images of typography, for inspiration, correspondence, o ...

The Architecture of Modern Italy

The Challenge of Tradition, 1750-1900, Vol. 1

This groundbreaking and authoritative two-volume survey is the first truly comprehensive history of modern Italian archi ...

The Tennessee Valley Authority

Design and Persuasion

In the wake of the Great Depression, one of Franklin Roosevelt's most successful New Deal programs was the formation of ...

Cartographies of Time

Our critically acclaimed smash hit Cartographies of Time is now available in paperback. In this first comprehensive hist ...

University of Pennsylvania

The Campus Guide

Benjamin Franklin, founder of America's first university, the University of Pennsylvania, hoped that its students would ...

Edifices de Rome Moderne

Paul Letarouilly's masterpiece, Edifices de Rome Moderne, has been hailed as the most beautiful book on Renaissance arch ...

History of Architectural Theory

From Vitruvius to the Present

As the first comprehensive encyclopedic survey of Western architectural theory from Vitruvius to the present, this book ...

Wright Sites

Updated and Revised, 3rd Edition

As America's most beloved architect, Frank Lloyd Wright's work, life, and legacy, have been the subject of countless exh ...

Dartmouth College

The Campus Guide

Organized as a series of walks through the distinct neighborhoods of Dartmouth College and parts of the surrounding town ...

Large Parks

The discipline of landscape architecture encompasses many typologies, from domestic gardens and neighborhood playgrounds ...

The Smith Tapes

Between 1969 and 1972, Village Voice "Scenes" columnist, WPLJ FM radio host, and cult figure Howard Smith got to the hea ...