Habitat, urbanism, these books on architecture are a testimony of the evolution in terms of constructions and know-how over the centuries.
The Private Mansions of Montpellier
When leafing through this book illustrated with 500 photos, you will be able to penetrate inside 150 homesteads in Montpellier, one of the cities featuring the most private mansions, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Discover their exceptional architectures and their history! €30. Published by Editons Papillon Rouge.
Along the Route des Malouinières around Saint-Malo
This well illustrated book will enable you to discover the most handsome Malouinières homesteads, around Saint-Malo, in Brittany. Secondary residences with the allure of châteaux, in the 17th and 18th century, they were used to hide the wealth of their owners. €8. Published by Editions Ouest France.
Magicians in Provence
In the Lafourcade family, architecture and garden design has been a strong passion from generation to generation. Masonry, stone cutting, cabinet making, iroawork, restoring 18th century edifices by these magicians has awakened lovely sleeping beauties. €45. Published by Editions Loco.
The Châteaux of the Loire Valley
From Chambord to Chenonceaux, the Val de Loire valley unveils venues illustrating the grand hours of France's History. This book will reveal the secrets behind the architecture of châteaux, gardens and hidden treasures, inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage List. €20. Published by Editions De Borée.
Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego visited the former Soviet Republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizistan, Ouzbekistan and Tadjikistan to immortalise buildings, built starting in the 1950s and until the fall of the URSS. €30. Published by Editions Fuel.