Top 10 Best Books to Read in Regional Architecture - August 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 - August 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 - August 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 - August 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. Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA

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

A must-have guide to one of the most fertile regions for the development of Mid-Century Modern architecture This handbook - the first ever to focus on the architectural wonders of the West Coast of the USA - provides visitors with an expertly curated list of 250 must-see destinations. Discover the most celebrated Modernist buildings, as well as hidden gems and virtually unknown examples - from the iconic Case Study houses to the glamour of Palm Springs' spectacular Modern desert structures. Much more than a travel guide, this book is a compelling record of one of the USA's most important architectural movements at a time when Mid-Century style has never been more popular. First-hand descriptions and colour photography transport readers into an era of unparalleled style, glamour, and optimism.

  • Author: Sam Lubell
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; Illustrated edition (October 24, 2016)
  • Genre: Travel, United States
  • ISBN: 978-0714871950
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 1 x 7.5 inches


5. Measure and Construction of the Japanese House: 250 Plans and Sketches Plus Illustrations of Joinery

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

A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture, and how the style and features can serve as a model for contemporary residential buildings. With incredible detail (as well as numerous architectural plans and drawings), author and architect Heino Engel describes everything from room functions and the flexibility of partitions to the influence of human anatomy on Japanese units of measure. Rather than exploring why the traditional Japanese house is built the way it is, Engel delves into the practical information: what the Japanese house is and how it is built. This book is not simply a description of the features of the Japanese house, but "an invitation to probe the possibilities of utilizing this architectural achievement of the Japanese…in modern living and building," according to the author, who further believes that the unique details of the Japanese house are better suited as a pattern for contemporary housing than any other form of residential structure. With a new foreword by architect and professor Mira Locher, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, this updated hardcover edition brings this popular work to modern readers—in hopes that they may find ideas to adopt into their own home.

  • Author: Heino Engel
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (August 11, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-4805316467
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.8 x 10.1 inches


6. Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape (DISTRIBUTED ART)

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

From the “summer Bauhaus” on, the Cape’ s modern designers enjoyed a lifestyle based on communion with nature, solitary creativity and shared festivity In the summer of 1937, Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus and a professor at Harvard’s new Graduate School of Design, rented a house on Planting Island, near the base of Cape Cod. There, he and his wife, Ise, hosted a festive reunion of Bauhaus masters and students who had recently emigrated from Europe: Marcel Breuer, Herbert Bayer, László Moholy-Nagy, Xanti Schawinsky and others. Together they feasted, swam and planned their futures on a new continent, all sensing they were on the cusp of a momentous new phase in their lives. Yet even as they moved on, the group never lost its connection to the Cape Cod coast. Several members returned, when they had the means, to travel farther up the peninsula, rent cabins, buy land and design their ideal summer homes. Thus began a chapter in the history of modern architecture that has never been told--until now. The flow of talent onto the Outer Cape continued and, within a few years, the area was a hotbed of intellectual currents from New York, Boston, Cambridge and the country’s top schools of architecture and design. Avant-garde homes began to appear in the woods and on the dunes; by the 1970s, there were about 100 modern houses of interest here. In this story, we meet, among others, the Boston Brahmins Jack Phillips and Nathaniel Saltonstall; the self-taught architect, carpenter and painter Jack Hall; the Finn Olav Hammarström, who had worked for Alvar Aalto; and the prolific Charlie Zehnder, who brought the lessons of both Frank Lloyd Wright and Brutalism to the Cape. Initially, these designers had no clients; they built for themselves and their families, or for friends sympathetic to their ideals. Their homes were laboratories, places to work through ideas without spending much money. The result of this ferment is a body of work unlike any other, a regional modernism fusing the building traditions of Cape Cod fishing towns with Bauhaus concepts and postwar experimentation.

  • Author: Peter McMahon
  • Publisher: Metropolis Books (June 30, 2014)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-1935202165
  • Dimensions: 8.74 x 0.98 x 10.24 inches


7. At Home in the Wine Country: Architecture & Design in the California Vineyards

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

Showcasing 17 stunning residences in California wine country designed by top architects and designers. Through compelling narrative and stunning photography, authors Heather Hebert and Chase Ewald feature the architecture, style, and design of 17 homes―plus 4 unique auxiliary structures―in California’s picturesque wine country. At Home in the Wine Country showcases the work of many of California’s top architects and designers, with styles ranging from modern farmhouse to refined rustic to updated agrarian to unapologetically modern. This virtual tour documents a native, terroir-derived style that has evolved dramatically since the days when the region looked to European chateaux for inspiration. These ranges of styles―as well the varied approaches to managing environmental factors―is broad and captivating and pays homage to wine-country living in an atmosphere of understated, family-focused hospitality. The California wine country is a region without distinct edges. In recent decades, this region has come to be defined by its lifestyle just as much as its wines. It has developed its own ethos, one whose contemporary expression is creative, sustainably minded, art-filled, and bathed in light. It has a youthful attitude and a decided sense of fun. Central to this distinct way of life is the indoor-outdoor experience; today’s homes seamlessly integrate the region’s sublime scenery and climate with its cuisine and lifestyle. At Home in the Wine Country pays homage to a region that is ever innovating, adapting, and evolving and showcases the best of design and lifestyle in California's iconic landscapes.

  • Author: Heather Sandy Hebert
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith (September 7, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-1423654957
  • Dimensions: 9 x 12 inches


8. Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies

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

Reyner Banham examined the built environment of Los Angeles in a way no architectural historian before him had done, looking with fresh eyes at its manifestations of popular taste and industrial ingenuity, as well as its more traditional modes of residential and commercial building. His construct of "four ecologies" examined the ways Angelenos relate to the beach, the freeways, the flatlands, and the foothills. Banham delighted in this mobile city and identified it as an exemplar of the posturban future. In a spectacular new foreword, architect and scholar Joe Day explores how the structure of Los Angeles, the concept of "ecology," and the relevance of Banham's ideas have changed over the past thirty-five years.

  • Author: Reyner Banham
  • Publisher: University of California Press; Second edition (March 5, 2009)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-0520260153
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.25 inches


9. Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide

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

Drawing on unprecedented access to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone―including insights gained while working as a tour guide and during an illegal “stalker” hike―Darmon Richter creates an entirely new portrait of Chernobyl’s forgotten ghost towns, monuments and more Since the first atomic bomb was dropped, humankind has been haunted by the idea of nuclear apocalypse. That nightmare almost became reality in 1986, when an accident at the USSR’s Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant triggered the world’s worst radiological crisis. The events of that night are well documented―but history didn’t stop there. Chernobyl, as a place, remains very much alive today. More than a quarter of a million tourists visited the Zone over the last few years, while millions more watched the acclaimed 2019 HBO mini-series Chernobyl . In Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide , researcher Darmon Richter journeys into the contemporary Exclusion Zone, venturing deeper than any previously published account. While thousands of foreign visitors congregate around a handful of curated sites, beyond the tourist hotspots lies a wild and mysterious land the size of a small country. In the forests of Chernobyl, historic village settlements and Soviet-era utopianism have lain abandoned since the time of the disaster―overshadowed by vast, unearthly megastructures designed to win the Cold War. Richter combines photographs of discoveries made during his numerous visits to the Zone with the voices of those who witnessed history―engineers, scientists, police and evacuees. He explores evacuated regions in both Ukraine and Belarus, finding forgotten ghost towns and Soviet monuments lost deep in irradiated forests, gains exclusive access inside the most secure areas of the power plant itself, and joins the “stalkers” of Chernobyl as he sets out on a high-stakes illegal hike to the heart of the Exclusion Zone.

  • Author: Darmon Richter
  • Publisher: FUEL Publishing (October 20, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1916218420
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 1 x 6.5 inches


10. Houses of the National Trust: Homes with History

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

A fully revised and updated visual guide to some of the greatest architectural treasures of Britain, encompassing both interior and exterior design Enjoy the splendor of the most spectacular mansions of Britain such as Petworth House and Waddesdon Manor, and more lowly dwellings such as the Birmingham Back to Backs and estate villages like Blaise Hamlet, near Bristol. Other fascinating buildings featured range from churches, windmills, dovecotes, and castles to follies, barns, and pubs. The book also offers an overview of the country's architectural history, with every period covered, from the medieval stronghold of Bodiam Castle to the clean-lined Modernism of The Homewood. This handsome book is filled with stories of the people who lived and worked in these buildings: wealthy collectors (Charles Wade at Snowshill), captains of industry (William Armstrong at Cragside), prime ministers (Winston Churchill at Chartwell), and pop stars (John Lennon at Mendips). Written in evocative, imaginative prose and illustrated with glorious images from the National Trust's photographic library, this book is an essential guide to the built heritage of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

  • Author: Lydia Greeves
  • Publisher: National Trust; Updated, Revised edition (March 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-1911657118
  • Dimensions: 9.33 x 1.42 x 9.86 inches