• ARCHITECTURE

Humble Homes, Simple Shacks...

Childlike retreat? Arts and crafts challenge? Frugal and eco-friendly living option? The notion of the "tiny house" has the surprising potential to fire the imagination. In this exuberant volume of sketches, plans, and commentary, the artist Derek Diedricksen shares his infectious enthusiasm for the idea of the micro-mansion.

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  • ARCHITECTURE

Fallingwater

In this iconic Pennsylvania house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, modernity and sylvan nature are combined in a building that still embodies, for many, the pinnacle of a uniquely American architectural vision. In honor of the house's seventy-fifth birthday and its life-saving restoration, this volume, edited by Lynda Waggoner and with gorgeous photographs by Christopher Little, takes readers on a breathtaking tour of Wright's creation, now gloriously renewed.

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  • ARCHITECTURE

Manhattan Skyscrapers

The revised third edition of this 1999 classic survey of Manhattan's concrete and steel magnificence includes eight new entries on recent buildings likely destined for landmark status. Contemporary monuments such as the climbable new headquarters of The New York Times receive lavish exegesis in savvy words and stirring pictures.

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Great Public Squares

From Rome and Venice to Paris and Prague, Spain and Portugal, England and New England, New York and the Northwest, architect Gatje captures the urbane glories of urban public spaces in words, pictures, and computer generated plans.

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July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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