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    The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design

    Galen Cranz


    "Engaged in fascinating and useful multidisciplinary research, Cranz is an avatar for body-friendly design. . . . Read [The Chair] and cheer."--Elizabeth Zimmer, Village Voice

  • 9780393318579 72

    Heavenly Mansions: and Other Essays on Architecture

    John Summerson, Kent Bloomer


    Brilliantly written essays on the aesthetic principles and enduring motives of architecture.

  • 9780393315271 72

    Why the Earth Quakes: The Story of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

    Matthys Levy, Mario Salvadori, Michael Lilly


    “At last an inviting book on earthquakes, written by scientists whose easily understandable prose takes us on a tour not only of seismology but also of modern building technologies, volcanoes, and that California constant, the magnificent rubbing and pushing of tectonic plates beneath us.” —San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

  • 9780393315042 72

    Master Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright

    Peter Blake


    The story of modern architecture is told here through the lives and works of three men who changed the face of the cities we live in.

  • 9780393311525 72

    Why Buildings Fall Down: Why Structures Fail

    Matthys Levy, Mario Salvadori, Kevin Woest


    The authors examine buildings of all kinds, from ancient domes like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to the state-of-the-art Hartford Civic Arena. Their subjects range from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in Armenia and San Francisco.