CATALOGUE: SELECT SECONDARY SOURCES ON MODERN ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
(scroll down or click on linked subheadings for collection listings; click here for monographs on individual architects and firms)
Architecture and Design
Charles Jencks. Late Modern Architecture and Other Essays. London: Academy Editions, 1980.
Thomas Hine. Populuxe: The Look and Life of America in the '50s and '60s. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1986.
Polly Powell and Lucy Peel. 50s and 60s Style. North Dighton [Massachusetts]: JG Press, 1988.
Christopher Pearce. Fifties Sourcebook: A Visual Guide to the Style of a Decade. London: Quarto Publishing, 1990.
Lesley Jackson. Contemporary: Architecture and Interiors of the 1950s. New York: Phaidon Press Inc. 1994.
Neil Bingham and Andrew Weaving. Modern Retro: Living with Mid-Century Modern Style. London: Ryland Peters & Small, 2000.
Modern Chairs, 1918-1970. Boston: Boston Book & Art Publisher, 1970. [Catalogue of 1970 exhibition at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London]
Clement Meadmore. The Modern Chair: Classics in Production. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1975.
Miriam Stimpson, Modern Furniture Classics. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1987.
Related History and Popular Culture
Jane & Michael Stern. The Encyclopedia of Bad Taste. New York: Harper Perennial, 1991.
Jane & Michael Stern. Jane & Michael Stern's Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: An A-Z of Who's Who and What's What from Aerobics and Bubble Gum to Valley and the Dolls and Moon Unit Zappa. New York: Harper Perennial, 1992.
Jim Heimann and Rip Georges. California Crazy: Roadside Vernacular Architecture. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1980.
John Margolies. The End of the Road: Vanishing Highway Architecture of America. New York: Penguin Books, 1981.
Alan Hess. Googie: Fifties Coffee Shop Architecture. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1985.
Chester H Liebs. Main Street to Miracle Mile: American Roadside Architecture. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1985.
Jim Heimann. California Crazy & Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2001 [revised edition].
Alan Hess. Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2004 [revised and expanded edition].
Joan Arbogast. Buildings in Disguise: Architecture that looks like Animals, Food and Other Things. Honesdale, Pensylvania: Boyds Mill Press, 2004.
Sven A Kirsten. The Book of Tiki: The Cult of Polynesian Pop in Fifties America. Cologne: Taschen, 2000.
James Teitelbaum. Tiki Road Trip: A Guide to Tiki Culture in North America. Santa Monica: Santa Monica Press, 2003 [second printing].
Prairie School and Organic Architecture
Mark Peisch. The Chicago School of Architecture: Early Followers of Sullivan and Wright. London: Phaidon Press, 1964.
Brian Spencer (ed). The Prairie School Tradition. New York: Whitney Library of Design/Watson Guptill Publications, 1979.
Alan Hess and Alan Weintraub. Organic Architecture: The Other Modernism. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2006.
Marjorie Ingle. The Mayan Revival Style: Art Deco Mayan Fantasy. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books/Gibbs M Smith Inc, 1984.
Alexander Clement. Brutalism: Post-War British Architecture. London: Crowood Press, 2011.
Houses and housing
Charles Jencks. Daydream Houses of Los Angeles. London: Academy Editions, 1978.
Brendan Gill and Derry Moore. The Dream Comes True: Great Houses of Los Angeles. New York: Lippincott & Crowell, 1980.
Paige Rense (ed). Celebrity Homes II: Architectural Digest presents the Private Worlds of Thirty International Personalities. Los Angeles: The Knapp Press, 1981.
Tim Street-Porter. The Los Angeles House: Decoration and Design in America's 20th Century City. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1995.
Marko Home and Mika Taanila (eds). Futuro: Tomorrow's House from Yesterday. Helsinki: Desura Oy Ltd, 2003 [second printing]
Clive Piercy. Pretty Vacant: The Los Angeles Dingbat Observed. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2003.
Tim Street-Porterr and Diane Dorrans Saeks. Hollywood Houses. London: Thames & Hudson, 2004.
Alan Hess and Alan Weintraub. Forgotten Modern: California Houses 1940-1970. Salt Lake City: Gibbs SMith Publisher, 2007
Elizabeth A T Smith. Case Study Houses, 1945 to 1966: The California Impetus. Cologne: Taschen GmnH, 2009 
H Thomas Steele. Bowl-o-rama: The Visual Arts of Bowling. New York: Abbeville Press, 1986.
Gideon Bosker and Bianca Lencek-Bosker. Bowled Over: A Roll Down Memory Lane. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2002.
John Margolies. Home away from Home: Motels in America. Boston: Bullfinch Press, 1995.
John A Jakle, Keith A Sculle and Jefferson S Rogers. The Motel in America. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Alison Moss (ed). American Retro: Motels. Napierville [Illinois]: Sourcebooks Incorporated, 2000.
Michael Karl Witzel. The American Motel. Osceola [Wisconsin]: MBI Publishing Company, 2000.
Kirk Hastings. Doo Wop Motels: Architectural Treasures of the Wildwoods. Mechanicsburg [Pennsylvania]: Stackpole Books, 2007.
Robert O Williams and Melinda M. Wildwood's Neon Nights and Motel Memories. Atlen [Pennsylvania]: Shiffer Publishing Ltd, 2010.
Restaurants and Diners
Philip Langdon. Orange Roofs, Golden Arches: The Architecture of American Chain Restaurants. New York, Alfred A Knopf, 1986.
Richard J S Gutman. American Diner: Then and Now. New York; HarperCollins, 1993.
Jim Heimann. Car Hops and Curb Service: A History of American Drive-in Restaurants, 1920-1960. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996.
John A Jakle and Keith A Sculle. Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Alison Moss (ed). American Retro: Diners. Napierville [Illinois]: Sourcebooks Incorporated, 2000.
Roadside Signage/Tourist Attractions/Oddities
Mike Wilkins, Ken Smith and Doug Kirby with Jack Barth. The New Roadside America: The Modern Traveler's Guide to the Wild and Wonderful World of America's Tourist Attractions. New York: Fireside, 1992.
John Margolies and Emily Gwathmey. Signs of Our Time. New York: Abbeville Press, 1993.
Gwyn Headley. Architectural Follies in America: An Illustrated Guide to 130 of the most unusual structures in America. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1996.
John Margolies. Fun along the Road: American Tourist Attractions. New York: Bullfinch Press, 1998.
John A Jakle and Keith A Sculle. The Gas Station in America. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1994.
Andrew Hurley. Diners, Bowling Alleys and Trailer Parks. New York: Basic Books, 2001.
Chad Randl. A-frame. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.
Julie Decker and Chris Chiel. Quonset Hut: Metal Living for a Modern Age. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005.
Andrew Garn with Paoloa Antonelli, Udo Kultermann and Stephen van Dyk. Exit to Tomorrow: World's Fair Architecture, Design, Fashion, 1933-2005. New York: Universe Publishing, 2007.
Chad Randl. Revolving Architecture: A History of Buildings that Rotate, Swivel and Pivot. York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2008.
Alan Hess. Viva Las Vegas: After-Hours Architecture. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993.
Jim Heimann (ed). Las Vegas: Vintage Graphics from Sin City. Cologne: Taschen, 2003.
Los Angeles [for houses in Los Angeles, see Houses and housing above]
Reyner Banham. Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies. Harmondsworth [Middlesex]: Penguin, 1973.
David Gebhard and Robert Winter. Architecture in Los Angeles: A Compleat Guide. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1985.
Eric P Nash and Randall C Robinson jnr. MiMo: Miami Modernism Revealed. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2004.
Alan Hess and Andrew Danish. Palm Springs Weekend: The Architecture and Design of a Mid-century Oasis. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2001.
Aline Coquelle. Palm Springs Style. New York: Assouline Publishing, 2005.
Rob Sandler and Julie Mehta (edited by Frank S Haines). Architecture in Hawaii: A Chronological Survey. Honolulu: Mutual Publishing, 1993.
Don J Hibbard and Augie Salbosa. Designing Paradise: The Allure of the Hawaiian Resort. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2006.
Norval White and Elliot Willensky (eds). AIA Guide to New York City. London: Collier-Macmillan Ltd, 1969 [second printing].
Sally B Woodbridge, John M Woodbridge and Chuck Byrne. San Francisco Architecture: The Illustrated Guide to over 1,000 of the Best Buildings, Parks and Public Artworks in the Bay Area. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1992.
Barbara Johns (ed), Jet Dreams: Art of the Fifties in the Northwest. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995.
Peter Murray and Stephen Trombley (eds). Modern British Architecture since 1945. London: F MUller, 1984.
Paul Talling. Derelict London. London: Random House Books, 2008.
G E Kidder-Smith. The New Architecture of Europe. Harmondsworth [Middlesex]: Pelican Books, 1961.
Dennis and Elizabeth de Witt, . Modern Architecture in Europe: A Guide to Buildings. New York: E P Dutton, 1987.
Herve Martin. Guide to Modern Architecture in Paris/Guide de l'Architecture Moderne a Paris. Paris: Syros-Alternatives, 1991 [second edition].
H V Holovko, S K Silesso and M S Kolomiets. СУЧАСНА АРХІТЕКТУРА РАДЯНСЬКОЇ УКРАЇНИ. (translated: Modern Architecture of Soviet Ukraine). Видавництво Будівелбник Киів-1974 (translated: Kiev: Builder Publishing, 1974)
Jon Lang. A Concise History of Modern Architecture in India. Delhi: Permanent Black, 2002.
Navin Ramani. Bombay Art Deco Architecture: A Visual Journey (1930-1953). New Delhi: Lustre Press: 2006.
Architecture and Design
Donald Leslie Johnson. Australian Architecture 1901-1951: Sources of Modernism. Sydney: University of Sydney Press, 1980.
Jennifer Taylor. Australian Architecture since 1960. North Ryde [Sydney]: The Law Book Company Limited, 1986.
Judith O'Callaghan (ed). The Australian Dream: Design of the 1950s. Haymarket [Sydney]: Powerhouse Publishing, 1993.
Sheridan Burke (ed). Fibro House: Opera House. Conserving Mid-twentieth Century Heritage. Sydney: Historic Houses Trust of NSW, 2000. Proceedings of a conference convened by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW, 23-24 July 1999.
Chris Osborne (ed). Australian Modern Design: Mid 20th Century Architecture & Design. Carina [Qld]: Chris Osborne Publishing, 2013.
Related History and Popular Culture
Barry Humphries. Treasury of Australian Kitsch. South Melbourne: Macmillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd, 1980.
James Cockington. Mondo Weirdo: Australia in the Sixties. Port Melbourne: Mandarin, 1992.
James Cockington. Mondo Weirdo: Australia in the Seventies. Port Melbourne: Mandarin, 1994.
Graeme Davison, Tony Dingle and Seamus O'Hanlon. The Cream Brick Frontier: Histories of Australian Suburbia. Clayton: Monash Publications in History, 1995.
John Murphy and Judith Smart (eds). The Forgotten Fifties: Aspects of Australian Society and Culture in the 1950s. Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 1997. [Special issue of Australian Cultural Studies, Vol 28, No 109, October 1997]
Seamus O'Hanlon and Tanja Luckins. Go! Melbourne: Melbourne in the Sixties. Beaconsfield: Circa/Melbourne Publishing Group, 2004.
Jeff and Jill Sparrow. Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy Within. Carlton North: The Vulgar Press, 2004.
Arts & Crafts
Harriet Edquist. Pioneers of Modernism: The Arts & Crafts Movement in Australia. Carlton: The Miegunyah Press, 2008.
Robin Grow. Melbourne Art Deco. Collingwood: Ripe off the Press, 2009. [Signed copy]
Graeme Butler. The Californian Bungalow in Australia. South Melbourne: Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 1992 [2003 reprint].
Jennifer Taylor. An Australian Identity: Houses for Sydney, 1953 to 1963. Sydney: University of Sydney, 1984 [Second edition].
Peter Cuffley. Australian Houses of the Twenties and Thirties. Knoxfield: File Mile Press, 1989 [1993 reprint].
Peter Cuffley. Australian Houses of the Forties and Fifties. Knoxfield: File Mile Press, 1993.
Caroline Butler-Bowdon and Charles Pickett. Homes in the Sky: Apartment Living in Australia. Carlton: The Miegunyah Press, 2007.
Karen McCartney. 50/60/70 Iconic Australian Houses: Three Decades of Domestic Architecture. Millers Point [NSW]: Murdoch Books, 2007.
Karen McCartney. 70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses: Three Decades of Domestic Architecture. Millers Point [NSW]: Murdoch Books, 2011.
Judith O'Callaghan and Charles Pickett. Designer SUburbs: Architects and Affordable Homes in Australia . SYdney: NewSouth Publishing, 2012.
Interiors and Furniture
Interior Designers of Australia 1987-1988. Camberwell [Vic]: Images Australia Pty Ltd, 1987. [Foreward by Phillip Cox]
Terence Lane. Featherston Chairs. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 1988.
William and Dorothy Hall. Australian 50s:60s Decor: Furniture and Furnishing of the 20thC. Malvern: Tandem Publishing, 2007.
Fred Lowen. Fred Lowen: Dunera Boy, Furniture Designer, Artist. Castlemaine [NSW]: Prendergast Publishing, no date 
[memoir of this noted German-born Australian furniture designer, co-founder (with Ernest Rodeck) of the FLER Company]
Kirsty Grant et al. Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design. Melbourne: Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria, 2014.
David Clark. Big Things: Australia's Amazing Roadside Attractions. Camberwell: Penguin Group (Australia), 2004.
Keith Dunstan. Flag: The First 30 Years. South Melbourne: Flag International Limited, 1991. [Self-published history of this Australian motel chain].
Jennifer Taylor. Tall Buildings. Australian Business Going up: 1945 to 1970 St Leonards [Sydney, NSW]: Fine Art Publishing Pty ltd, 2001.
Joe Rollo. Concrete Poetry: Concrete Architecture in Australia. St Leonards [Sydney, NSW]: Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia, 2004.
Charles Pickett. The Fibro Frontier: A Different History of Australian Architecture. Haymarket [Sydney]: Powerhouse Publishing, 1997.
Alan Ogg. Architecture in Steel: The Australian Context. Canberra: Royal Australian Institute of Architects, 1989 [second printing].
New South Wales
Richard Apperley and Peter Lind. 444 Sydney Buildings. Sydney: Angus & Robertson in association with RAIA (NSW Chapter), 1971.
Barry Maitland and David Stafford. Architecture Newcastle. Newcastle: RAIA (Newcastle Division), 1997.
Graham Jahn. Sydney Architecture. Sydney: The Watermark Press, 1997.
Andrew Metcalf. Architecture in Transition: The Sulman Award, 1932-1996. Sydney: Historic Houses Trust of NSW, 1997.
Norman Day. Heroic Melbourne: Architecture of the 1950s. Melbourne: RMIT University, 1995.
Philip Goad. Melbourne Architecture. Sydney: The Watermark Press, 1999.
Philip Goad et al. Judging Architecture: Issues, Divisions, Triumphs: Victorian Architecture Awards, 1929-2003. Melbourne: RAIA (Victoria), 2003.
Royal Australian Institute of Architects (ACT Chapter). Canberra: An Architectural Guide to Australia's Capital. Canberra: The Institute, 1982.