Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regional Architecture - October 2021

Books in regional architecture focus on the knowledge of making buildings in a particular region. The primary purpose of these books is to portray the effect of regional geology, geography, climate, and topography on building construction. In addition, this genre explains the technical aspects and cultural influences in architecture. And, It covers the reasons why homes are built similarly in different regions of the world. For example, during house making, the application of regional architectural practices can keep your home cool in summer and warm in winters. Similarly, these buildings are designed environment-friendly; that’s why this type of architecture is also known as sustainable architecture. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Regional Architecture.

1. Relaxing Flowers: Coloring Book For Adults With Flower Patterns, Bouquets, Wreaths, Swirls, Decorations.

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regional Architecture - October 2021

More information about our coloring book can be found on our website . Or on our author's page on Amzoan Flower coloring book for adults. 50 beautiful flower patterns in various arrangements. Perfect for beginners as well as advanced home artists who like peace and quiet accompanying coloring. Originality: All drawings are hand drawn and the models were real bouquets of flowers, which guarantees the uniqueness and originality of the work. Quality: Various designs, finished with attention to every detail, guarantee high quality of workmanship. Diversity Every project is different so it guarantees fantastic and creative play with colors. Single Sided Pages: Each image is placed on a separate page to reduce the problem of color bleeding. Such a solution is also perfect when we want to hang a given picture on the wall, or give a gift. Relax: Coloring book for adults with floral motifs is a great way to escape from any problems because you may enter the world of relaxing colors.Flower coloring pages are perfect for a great fun of relaxing coloring. Creativity Coloring stimulates creativity and stimulates out of the box thinking, leads to new original ideas and strengthens self-confidence. A great gift: A flower coloring book is a great gift for any person and for any occasion. It relaxes, strengthens the feeling of self-confidence and stimulates creativity.This adult coloring book is perfect for people who like flowers. If you are just starting your adventure with coloring, check out our blog and learn how to color. Specifications: Adults coloring book Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches 50 individual projects.

  • Author: Coloring Book Kim
  • Publisher: Independently published (November 17, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 979-8566353050
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches


2. A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised): The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic Architecture (KNOPF)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regional Architecture - October 2021

Now in paperback: the fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture: in print since its original publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, essential guide to American houses. This revised edition includes a section on neighborhoods; expanded and completely new categories of house styles with photos and descriptions of each; an appendix on "Approaches to Construction in the 20th and 21st Centuries"; an expanded bibliography; and 600 new photographs and line drawings.

  • Author: Virginia Savage McAlester
  • Publisher: Knopf; Expanded, Revised edition (November 10, 2015)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-0375710827
  • Dimensions: 6.78 x 1.53 x 9.13 inches


3. How White Folks Got So Rich: The Untold Story of American White Supremacy (The Architecture of White Supremacy Book Series) by Reclamation Project (2012) Perfect Paperback

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regional Architecture - October 2021

Updated and expanded pocket-size expose' of American WHITE SUPREMACY. This booklet explores the government policies, the corporate schemes, the "special arrangements," the racist and devious actions that are at the very foundation of White Wealth in America. If you thought Whites achieved their riches through "hard work," you definitely NEED this book. 192 pages, fully illustrated, and retails for $10.

  • Author: Reclamation Project
  • Publisher: RP Publishers; 2nd edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-0971446229


4. Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living (ORO)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regional Architecture - October 2021

Award-winning architect Patrick Ahearn treats readers to an exclusive tour of the timeless classical homes he’s created in some of New England’s most affluent communities, along the way revealing the unique, site-sensitive philosophy, point of view and principles that allow him to seamlessly balance preservation with innovation and have made him one of the region’s most sought-after and successful residential designers.

  • Author: Patrick Ahearn
  • Publisher: ORO Editions; Illustrated edition (February 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-1939621931


5. Surf Shacks Volume 2

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regional Architecture - October 2021

Surfing is a way of life, one that defines not only where we live, but how we live. Surf Shacks Volume 2 picks up where the first volume left off, exploring homes of surfers, which range from improvised cabins by the beach to penthouse apartments in big coastal cities. In this followup, we meet a fascinating cast of characters from the shores of southern California through to the wild waters of Sri Lanka, Japan and Australia.

  • Author: gestalten
  • Publisher: gestalten (October 20, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-3899558579
  • Dimensions: 9.65 x 1.18 x 11.22 inches


6. Thomas Proctor: Classical Houses

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regional Architecture - October 2021

This book presents several of celebrated architect Thomas Proctor’s California houses, tracing their history, inspiration, and detailed design. This book opens the doors to the Los Angeles homes of architect Thomas Proctor. Admired for his knowledge of classical architecture, Proctor has long been respected for his devotion to creating houses that are at once artful and poetic, imaginatively conceived, and beautifully designed and detailed. Through his work, he seeks inspiration from the past, designing houses that are rooted in both the larger classical tradition and the specific, particular architectural traditions of California.   The introduction presents Proctor’s personal architectural history and his philosophy of design alongside images that present the sources of his inspiration. This is followed by a chapter showing architectural vignettes, details, and ornaments that illustrate Proctor’s understanding of classicism and how it inspires his creation of architecture that is both ancient and new.

  • Author: Thomas Proctor
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (September 21, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-8891830142
  • Dimensions: 9.95 x 1.08 x 11.66 inches


7. American House Styles: A Concise Guide

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regional Architecture - October 2021

“An engaging historical account and an attractive, practical resource.” ― Booklist Colonial, Neoclassical, Queen Anne, Craftsman―what distinguishes one architectural style from another? This unique book will allow readers to recognize the architectural features and style of virtually any house they encounter. Here, architect John Milnes Baker explains the historical, cultural, and technical influences that shaped each of these styles and many more. Organized in periods, from Early Colonial (1600–1715) to the Modern Movement (1920–60) and beyond, this tour of America’s varied residential architecture is rendered in elevation drawings that precisely illustrate the key characteristics of each style. Nearly 25 years since the original publication of American House Styles, this updated edition includes a new preface and house styles from the mid-1990s to the present―from the rise and fall of the McMansion to energy-efficient, regionally influenced homes. The illustrations, now in color, are more delightful than ever in a new, larger format. This a must-have volume for anyone interested in architecture or adding a bit of style to their home. Color illustrations throughout

  • Author: John Milnes Baker
  • Publisher: Countryman Press; Second edition (July 3, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-1682682241
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.1 x 10.3 inches


8. Upstate: Living Spaces with Space to Live (THE MONACELLI P)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regional Architecture - October 2021

This inspiring collection of compelling and characterful interiors will have city and country dwellers alike dreaming of carving out a personal haven far beyond the big city. Through two hundred newly commissioned photographs and engaging profiles of twelve unique, personal, and creative interiors on both sides of the Hudson, Upstate features a variety of spaces--from tranquil minimalist retreats to exuberant small-town residences. Among them are a farmhouse of globetrotting food photographers, a lavender-hued Victorian brimming with eclectic curios, a striking cottage with modern furnishings and elegant Georgian bones, and the country-house-on-acid of an artist and art director, complete with giant mushroom side tables and permanently installed party streamers. Shared by these distinctive spaces is a common approach to decoration that centers on collections gradually accumulated, delights in the handmade, embraces the beauty in imperfection, and values comfort and character above all.

  • Author: Lisa Przystup
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press (October 27, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1580935364
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.99 x 10.3 inches


9. California Romantica

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regional Architecture - October 2021

California Romantica features the most important, yet rarely seen, residential exemplars of the California Mission and Spanish Colonial styles, by such noted architects as George Washington Smith, Wallace Neff, Richard Requa, Lilian Rice, and Paul R. Williams, among others. From whitewashed stucco walls and cloistered patios to tile roofs and sumptuous gardens, each house shown is a rare masterpiece, splendidly appointed with authentic Monterey furniture, California tile, and Navajo rugs. Among the magnificent seaside estates, canyon villas, and courtyard bungalows shown is Diane Keaton’s former home in Beverly Hills, which she thoughtfully restored with noted designer Stephen Shadley, and for which she has been recognized as a committed preservationist. She brings her cinematic eye, a keen sense of natural drama, and a profound appreciation for the nuances of shadow and light to the elucidation of these buildings, through the selection of specially commissioned photography. Authoritative text by D. J. Waldie lucidly explicates the architecture and provides an intimate tour of a historic and distinctly Californian lifestyle.

  • Author: Diane Keaton
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (September 10, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-0847864751
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.37 x 11.31 inches


10. Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regional Architecture - October 2021

A hand-drawn guide to architectural styles throughout history Architectural Styles is an incomparable guide to architectural styles across the centuries and around the world. Modeled after an architect's plein air sketchbook, the volume features hundreds of detailed drawings by esteemed architectural illustrator Robbie Polley alongside incisive and informative descriptions. This unique guidebook takes readers from Europe and the Americas to Egypt, China, and India. It covers a host of historical and contemporary architectural styles, from ancient and classical to Pre-Columbian, Romanesque, Renaissance, Palladian, art nouveau, Brutalist, and biomorphic. It describes the histories and characteristics of the building traditions of each era and region of the world, and looks at key architectural elements such as buttresses, spandrels, curtain walls, and oculi. The book also includes a section on building parts―from domes and columns to towers, arches, roofs, and vaulting―along with a detailed glossary and bibliography. Comprehensive and authoritative, Architectural Styles is an essential resource for architects and designers and a must-have illustrated guide for anyone interested in architecture or drawing.

  • Author: Margaret Fletcher
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (December 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-0691208077
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 1 x 9.2 inches