Architecture

Schiffer Publishing has produced more than 200 high-end illustrated books on architecture, landscape architecture, art, and interior design. Showcasing the best in contemporary book packaging, these substantive works celebrate how we live, what we build, and the environments that inspire and sustain us.

We also have a long tradition of helping creatives share their body of work with the world. We delight in partnering with thought leaders, focusing on exquisite layouts, quality paper and printing, and special cover treatments that result in one-of-a-kind books. If you have a concept you would like to bring to the public, contact us. We’ll be proud to make it happen.

Repose in the Metropolis
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Repose in the Metropolis

$39.99

This book goes where few have gone before, into 14 very different gardens belonging to residents of New York City. These private worlds are the work of 10 major landscape designers, who brilliantly balance visual pleasure with ecological sustainability in...

Private Gardens of the Potomac and Chesapeake
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Private Gardens of the Potomac and Chesapeake

$34.99

Spanning from the Washington, DC, Metro Area to the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, this fascinating tour of 15 gardens by well-known designers illuminates the sophisticated yet inviting landscape style of the Capital region. Hidden from the public, they are...

Second Home
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Second Home

$50.00

On a remote island, among sand dunes, adjacent to a lake, and on a rocky beach—these are just some of the stunning sites of the architect-designed contemporary houses featured in this celebration of getaways that connect strongly with nature. Renowned architecture and...

The Forever Home
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The Forever Home

$39.99

Most people live in homes that become dysfunctional when their family circumstances change, whether it is suddenly having to work from home, new mobility challenges, or an unexpected in-law arriving on the scene. It doesn't have to be that way....

Mark Candelaria Homes
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Mark Candelaria Homes

$60.00

Arizona-based architect Mark Candelaria is recognized for his timeless luxury designs and signature style rooted in classical form and functionality. In Mark Candelaria Homes, the architect presents 12 pivotal projects from the past decade and pulls back the curtain to...

Lighting beyond Edison
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Lighting beyond Edison

$34.99

As incandescent lighting continues to diminish, the creative use of LEDs requires a new approach to residential lighting. Written in a conversational voice by an award-winning interior designer, Lighting beyond Edison is structured to be a comprehensive guide for everyone from consumers...

Monumental
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Monumental

$75.00

A stunning photo book featuring portraits and summaries of masterpieces from 10,000-plus years of architectural history, from churches and temples, castles and caves to pyramids and palaces, walls, towers, and more! The iridescent play of light through Gothic windows. Skyscrapers...

Concrete Houses

$50.00

Robust and raw, concrete has been a rudimentary building material for centuries, but it is only relatively recently that architects have begun exploring its softer, tactile side in the design of houses. Concrete is durable, recyclable, and thermally efficient, and...

City Hall

$60.00

City Hall is the first book to feature striking contemporary images of the most architecturally significant city halls in the United States. This diverse collection includes New York, the oldest; Philadelphia, once the tallest building in the world; and Boston,...

The Architecture of Whimsy

$24.99

This fascinating lexicon examines the quixotic architectural expressions found on select mid-20th-century modern commercial buildings in South Florida. Showcasing the work of 13 noted architects from Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale, it highlights the playful decorative details and gestures—swooping overhangs,...

Design with Love

$45.00

Over the last 20 years, the Enterprise Rose Fellows—a program of Enterprise Community Partners—have gained a deep understanding of the conditions that cause housing insecurity, poverty, and injustice by embedding themselves in the communities where they work. By using proven...

Regional Landscape Architecture: Southern California

$34.99

What makes a garden regionally appropriate? Fifteen private gardens designed by leading landscape architects answer that question for arid Southern California by directly addressing the climate, landscape, and culture they inhabit. Whether small or large, urban or rural, luxurious or...

Regional Landscape Architecture: Northern California

$34.99

What makes a garden regionally appropriate? Fifteen private gardens designed by leading landscape architects answer that question for Northern California by directly addressing the climate, landscape, and culture they inhabit. Whether small or large, urban or rural, luxurious or low...

Notes from the Underworld

$24.99

Since early times, humans have explored the space below their feet for different purposes: to flee persecution and war, to find protection from severe climates, to improve urban life—and more recently, to solve environmental problems. A rare look at old...

Home Story

$39.99

If German interior designers have a genius, it's for mixing modern with vintage finds and timeless classics to create looks that you don't see anywhere else in the world. Their cultural cachet is captured in the 21 projects that rose...

Australia Modern

$39.99

Australia has wildly differing topographies and climates, and its best residential architecture draws on those site conditions in inventive ways. This book illustrates the strength of the country’s shift from British-influenced Georgian-style homes to more indigenous structures attuned to the...

Americana

$39.99

Set between the sound and the sea, Long Island is home to some of America’s most intriguing country houses. This book highlights the best examples, telling the story of each through outstanding contemporary color photography. The dwellings, which began as...

Designing for Disaster

$34.99

The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials—brick, stone, wood—and timeless design used to be the key to building homes that would last for generations. But a warming planet, coupled with severe weather events, has changed the equation...

Housing and the City

$45.00

Housing is a matter of great urgency around the world. In cities that drive technological change and staggering wealth, there is a fierce struggle over two different models of creating affordable living conditions for working people, the poor, and immigrants....

Christmas by Design

$45.00

What would Christmas be without lights, color, greenery, and glitter? Join leading professional designers on a tour of well-appointed private residences dressed in their festive best. The one-of-a-kind decorating schemes are a study in the art of using scale, shape,...

Ponce City Market

$45.00

History, industry, and architecture come alive in this book documenting the six-year transformation of one of the Southeast's largest buildings into a mixed-use civic anchor in 2016. The cavernous Sears, Roebuck and Company distribution and retail center, erected in 1925,...

Sempervivum

$34.99

Sempervivum have long fascinated gardeners and are useful plants for gardening situations in which other plants might fail. Many people are aware of only a single, rather uninteresting green cultivar, but selections from the wild and the work of hybridizers...

Villages of West Africa

$65.00

Art and especially architecture are often seen as the exclusive realm of formally trained experts. Award-winning architects Steven and Cathi House explore the other side of that reality in a part of the world that has been at the crossroads...

Anatomy of a Great Home

$50.00

What elevates a house to best-of-class status? Find out in this insider's look at more than fifty award-winning homes designed by nearly three dozen A+ American architects. Regardless of their size or design style, the best new and remodeled homes...

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