Books: by Subject: Architecture

Brighter Buffalo
Buffalo has a rich architectural history, but that requires protection. Knowing what to save is one thing, knowing how to save it is another. With detailed stories on some of the city's architectural jewels, author
Maria Scrivani brings a fresh perspective to the architectural history of her hometown. $19.95

Buffalo: Good Neighbors, Great Architecture
A riveting narrative, vintage photographs and period maps showcase Buffalo's proud history and architectural heritage, from the Holland Land Purchase and the construction of the Erie Canal, to the Pan-American Exposition and Buffalo in the World War II era. $24.99

Buffalo Treasures
Planning to spend an afternoon in The City of Good Neighbors? This informative book guides you on a walking tour of 25 major Buffalo buildings, straddling the boom years and the present day. Authored and photographed by historian
Jan Sheridan, the new edition of Buffalo Treasures now includes a driving tour of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes. $6.95

Buffalo's Legacy of Power and Might
Buffalo's legacy is impressive. Burned by the British during the War of 1812, it rebuilt itself and became the Erie Canal's western terminus. At its peak, Buffalo was one of America's 10 most populous cities, and hosted the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. Michael F. Rizzo traces the history of some iconic Buffalo neighborhoods in photographs and enlightening text. $16.99

Church Tales of the Niagara Frontier: Legends, History & Architecture
Architectural historian
Austin Fox has compiled memorable stories of more than 60 sacred sites across Western New York and Southern Ontario, from magnificent urban cathedrals to quaint village churches. Church Tales includes 125 vivid photographs and renderings. The detailed pen-and-ink drawings were created by respected Buffalo artist Lawrence McIntyre. $14.95

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House: Rescue of a Landmark
After being out of print for years, the book is back in an updated second edition. This is the story of the rise and fall, and eventual re-birth of a national treasure. As told by art historian
Marjorie Quinlan, read how a glowing example of a Wright home was abandoned and allowed to fall into decay, only to be rescued by the patient and determined efforts of the Tauriellos. $13.95

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National Landmarks of Western New York
Jan Booth Sheridan takes you on a guided tour of Western and Central New York's rich history. Dozens of photographs showcase a selection of the region's most storied locations. $9.95

Symbol & Show: The Pan-American Exposition of 1901
The book offers a riveting look at perhaps the greatest event in Buffalo's history, as
Austin Fox brings to light many half-forgotten facts. The major buildings, and many of the lesser-known structures, are beautifully illustrated by Lawrence McIntyre. $15.95

Victorian Buffalo
Images from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. A remarkable collection of lithographs, woodcuts and steel engravings from the years before photography was more than a novelty, and when Buffalo, New York, was a boom town.
Cynthia Van Ness has compiled and authored an extraordinary look back at a different age. $13.95

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