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.

The Well-Designed Accessory Dwelling Unit

$34.99

An inspirational look book for conceiving, planning, and building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), a small house that is on the same property as the main house—a quickly growing trend that is transforming our vision of what a dream home...

Against the Grain

$50.00

A collection of inspiring homes for design enthusiasts that puts renewable “mass timber” front and center as a unique, and beautiful, solution to the challenges of climate change. While headlines are focusing on mass timber for commercial "plyscrapers," here are...

Innovations in Mass Timber

$45.00

Through architectural photography, technical diagrams, and expert prose, this book explores the environmental benefits as well as stylish and innovative uses of mass timber in commercial buildings. Prized for its ability to sequester carbon, mass timber, including cross-laminated timbers, glulam...

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...

Restoring Notre-Dame de Paris

$45.00

Magnum photographer Patrick Zachmann was on the scene when the disastrous fire erupted in Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral on the evening of April 15, 2019. At the time he did not yet know that he would continue to document the...

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Capitol America

$60.00

Photographic survey of the architecture, decoration, and setting of all 50 US state capitol buildings with descriptive text. Master photographers Robert Lisak and David Ottenstein have created an unprecedented photographic portrait of all 50 US state capitol buildings, exploring architecture,...

Private Gardens of the Potomac and Chesapeake

$34.99

Embark on a captivating journey spanning the vast expanse from the vibrant Washington, DC, Metro Area to the serene Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Delve into the enchanting realm of 15 exquisite gardens, carefully crafted by renowned designers, as...

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...

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...

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....

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

$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

The architecture of 20 contemporary houses around the world explores concrete's sculptural possibilities. 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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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