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.

Heavy Timber Structures

$45.00

In the triumvirate of dominant structural building materials—wood, metal, and masonry—each has its advantages, but none are as intertwined with the human spirit as wood. Thirty-five public buildings illustrate how heavy timber framing can address familiar programmatic issues such as...

Modern Masters

$50.00

More than seventy sensational properties showcase the talents of some of the world's most innovative modernist architects. Many of the homes are built on challenging sites, reaching levels of engineering sophistication that could only have been executed by the most...

The Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania

$50.00

For anyone who has ever admired a barn on an old country lane, this is the story of that barn and many others in Southeastern Pennsylvania, or, specifically, "the hearth," the area east of the Susquehanna River and south of...

Plain Meetinghouses

$34.99

Old Order Mennonites are deeply faithful, agrarian-rooted, Swiss-German Anabaptists who have called Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, home for 300 years. Their meetinghouses silently embody their religious traditions, and yet few outsiders have seen the startling utilitarian beauty of these rural structures...

Charleston

$9.99

Nearly 100 photographs highlight the history, culture, and sparkle of Charleston, South Carolina, once considered the jewel of England's crown. Tag along on this tour of a town with a storied past, from grand tourist magnets like Middleton Place to...

Contemporary Texas Architecture

$50.00

A long-overdue book documenting a state with a growing population, this richly illustrated collection of homes displays the work of 34 Texas architects whose buildings embrace their region and place. These award-winning residences vary in style, scale, budget, and site,...

WPA Buildings

$45.00

In this fully illustrated, well-documented study, a historically underappreciated, uniquely American style gets its due. This survey explores the often-overlooked social impact of imposing government buildings in American cities, large and small, that were funded by the Works Progress Administration...

Small Dreams

$14.99

Jeffrey Milstein is fascinated with how similar forms repeat themselves in distinctive ways. Here, he examines classic Palm Springs trailer park homes, each composed of the same basic units—the box-like "house," the flanking carport, and the patio shelter. Photographing each...

Condo Makeovers

$34.99

For those interested in creating a one-of-a-kind home in a condo or apartment building, this book offers a voyeuristic peek at the way people design, construct, and accessorize these often challenging spaces. Thirty beautifully photographed projects illustrate how their designers...

Tree Houses Reimagined

$45.00

Enter the world of fairy-tale towers, whimsical stairways, crow's nests, zip lines, and suspended rope bridges. Take pleasure in the details of hand-split oak shingles, thatched roofs, and cedar tongue-and-groove interiors. Made of sustainably sourced materials, Blue Forest's magical sanctuaries...

Branding + Interior Design

$29.99

The home goods market in the United States is the largest market in the world. So why do some interior design firms thrive while others barely survive? The answer lies in one powerful little word: brand. More than a pretty...

Christmas at Designers' Homes across America

$45.00

Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers have realized in their own homes—scenes usually reserved for family and friends. Be inspired by their decorating strategies and hands-on ingenuity while gleaning insider tips for preserving...

Dream Houses on the Water

$50.00

How do architects treat the drama of water and nature? Do they defer to it with a simple dwelling that grows out of the land, or make a statement with bold materials and forms? From the sleek, low-slung Water Villa...

A Guide to Building Natural Swimming Pools

$49.99

This book is specifically designed for those interested in creating natural swimming pools. It covers all stages, from understanding the system, management, excavation, lining, walling, plumbing, electrical, planting, structures, and last but not least, the maintenance, to ensure a successful...

Christmas at America's Landmark Houses

$45.00

Here is Christmas decorating, history, architecture, and interior design wrapped in one sparkling package. Three-hundred and sixty-three gorgeous, inspiring images provide leisurely looks at historic house interiors magically decorated for Christmas. Begin with the Foreword by Christopher Radko, famed re-creator...

The Shaker Legacies

$34.99

Dozens of beautiful photos, both vintage and contemporary, draw us into the fascinating world of Shaker communities’ accomplishments, their progressive views, and their still-resonating impact on American life. This book focuses specifically on two Shaker villages, Hancock and Mount Lebanon,...

Heritage Gardens, Heirloom Seeds

$34.99

Heritage, or traditional, gardens and heirloom seeds are joined at the hip, but previous books have separated them. This is the first holistic look at several of the most vibrant trends in contemporary horticulture, both in vegetables and flowers. Lavishly...

LEEDING the Way

$39.99

This book takes you through 53 homes that reflect the growing trend for environmentally friendly houses. Resource- and energy-efficient residences are designed to be healthy, comfortable, and easy to live in, and construction of a sustainable home includes using less...

Contemporary Home Design

$60.00

From the modern, flat-roofed concrete home to an energy-independent cob-walled house in the countryside, this guide shows seventy single-family homes that showcase the best of contemporary design. Each home is identified in terms of eight design considerations, including challenging lots,...

Cathedrals Built by the Masons

$45.00

Through well-researched text, as well as drawings and color photography, this book captures the magnificence of European cathedrals and the brilliance of the Master Builders and craftsmen who designed and built them. Cathedral building is a fusion of man’s greatest...

Beardless Irises

$29.99

This complete guide gives all the information you need to choose, grow, and appreciate the beardless iris—from basic planting information to help beginners, to the essential hybridizing details that horticulturists need. Beardless irises are cousins of the more familiar bearded...

Auto-tecture

$50.00

With more than forty international examples of practical yet architecturally fascinating solutions, this one-of-a-kind book shows innovative, beautiful spaces to park your car. From an underground parking garage to a car elevator, and from a contemporary city carport to a...

Lighthouses and Lightships of Rhode Island

$34.99

This pictorial guide provides a photographic tour of the last 400 years of Rhode Island lighthouse history. More than thirty lighthouse stations are described, from Watch Hill, near the Connecticut border in the south, to the inner harbor of Providence....

Contemporary Southern Homes

$60.00

The South is known for its preserved mansions but many more beautiful twenty-first century houses preserve that same sense of ambiance. In over 400 full-color images, twenty Southern design professionals with varying architectural styles exhibit their award-winning work, ranging from...

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