Architecture Favorites


We are located in the architecturally renowned Seaside, Florida, a mecca for lovers of New Urbanism.  In honor of the special place we call home and the many people who come to explore it, we have created an extensive architecture section.  Here just a few of our favorites/popular reads.

Visions of Seaside: Foundation/Evolution/Imagination. Built and Unbuilt Architecture Cover Image
By Dhiru A. Thadani, Vincent Scully (Foreword by), Paul Goldberger (Introduction by)
$95.00
ISBN: 9780847841530
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Rizzoli - September 3rd, 2013

Time magazine noted that Seaside "could be the most astonishing design achievement of its era…." Visions of Seaside is the most comprehensive book on the history and development of the nation’s first and most influential New Urbanist town.


The Smart Growth Manual Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780071376754
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: McGraw-Hill Education - November 1st, 2009

Everyone is calling for smart growth...but what exactly is it?

In The Smart Growth Manual, two leading city planners provide a thorough answer. From the expanse of the metropolis to the detail of the window box, they address the pressing challenges of urban development with easy-to-follow advice and broad array of best practices.


The New Civic Art: Elements of Town Planning Cover Image
By Andres Duany (Editor), Robert Alminana (Editor), Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk (Editor)
$85.00
ISBN: 9780847821860
Availability: Special Order
Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 30th, 2003

Patterned on "The American Vitruvius: An Architect's Handbook of Civic Art "(1922), one of the most successful and well-known architecture books ever published, "The New Civic Art," with 1,200 new illustrations and all new text for over 1,000 entries, exemplifies the very best urban planning and town design.


Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780865477506
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: North Point Press - September 14th, 2010

For a decade, Suburban Nation has given voice to a growing movement in North America to put an end to suburban sprawl and replace the last century's automobile-based settlement patterns with a return to more traditional planning.


The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses Cover Image
By Jeff Dungan, William Abranowicz (Photographs by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780847863068
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rizzoli - September 4th, 2018

Light-filled houses built with an emphasis on natural materials by award-winning Southern architect Jeffrey Dungan.


Environmental Modernism: The Architecture of Strang Cover Image
By Robert McCarter (Introduction by), Oscar Riera Ojeda (Editor)
$85.00
ISBN: 9781946226044
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers - October 1st, 2017

Our House in the City: New Urban Homes and Architecture Cover Image
By Sofia Borges (Editor), S. Ehmann (Editor), Robert Klanten (Editor)
$60.00
ISBN: 9783899555189
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gestalten - March 14th, 2014

A new generation of homeowners and architects is finding original solutions and unusual locations for contemporary single-family homes in urban areas. Cities are bustling metropolises, melting pots, where the action is, and where history is written. Many