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Ten Books on Architecture
Ten Books on Architecture
by Vitruvius
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The oldest and most influential book ever written on architecture, this volume served as a guide to Bramante, Michelangelo, Palladio, Vignola, and countless others. It describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion as well as... (read more)

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The Classical Language of Architecture
The Classical Language of Architecture
by John Summerson
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Classical architecture is a visual "language" and like any other language has its own grammatical rules. Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as a Roman temple, an Italian Renaissance palace and a Regency house all show an... (read more)

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Classical Architecture: The Poetics of Order
Classical Architecture: The Poetics of Order
by Alexander Tzonis
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This fascinating introduction to classical art and architecture is the first book to investigate the way classical buildings are put together as formal structures. It researches the generative rules, the poetics of composition that classical architecture... (read more)

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Venice and Vitruvius: Reading Venice with Daniele Barbaro and Andrea Palladio
Venice and Vitruvius: Reading Venice with Daniele Barbaro and Andrea Palladio
by Margaret Muther Develyn
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In about 35-25 B.C.E., the Roman architect Vitruvius produced his encyclopedic ten-book summary of the principles of Hellenistic architecture, De architectura (On Architecture). These ideas have stimulated architects ever since. In the mid-16th century... (read more)

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Greek & Roman Architecture 2ND Edition
Greek & Roman Architecture 2ND Edition
by Donald St Robertson
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This book provides a brief, clear account of the main developments in the history of the Greek, Etruscan and Roman architecture, from the earliest times to the foundation of Constantinople. It contains 135 drawings and 24 plates. Professor Robertson has... (read more)

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The Past from Above
The Past from Above
by Georg Gerster
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Now available in paperback, The Past From Above presents stunning aerial photographs of 250 of the world's foremost archaeological sites. The photographer, Georg Gerster, has been shooting ancient sites from the air for more than fifty years. In this... (read more)

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City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
by David Macaulay
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Text and black and white illustrations show how the Romans planned and constructed their cities for the people who lived within them.... (read more)

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Ruins of Ancient Rome: The Drawings of French Architects Who Won the Prix de Rome, 1796-1924
Ruins of Ancient Rome: The Drawings of French Architects Who Won the Prix de Rome, 1796-1924
by Roberto Cassanelli
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-217) and index.... (read more)

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Roman Art and Architecture (World of Art)
Roman Art and Architecture (World of Art)
by Mortimer Wheeler
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Sir Mortimer Wheeler describes the architecture and town planning, the sculpture and painting, the silverware, glass, pottery and the other rich artistic achievements of the era.... (read more)

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Maya Art and Architecture (World of Art)
Maya Art and Architecture (World of Art)
by Mary Ellen Miller
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From temple to tomb, she explains how and why the Maya made their greatest works. New archaeological discoveries at Copan, Tikal, and Palenque--to name but a few--are included, and the author draws on recent decipherments in Maya writing to provide fresh... (read more)

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The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World: The Great Monuments and How They Were Built
The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World: The Great Monuments and How They Were Built
by Chris Scarre
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Expanding upon the theme of the traditional Seven Wonders, this authoritative and profusely illustrated compendium celebrates the achievements of those ancient builders who created huge and impressive structures without the benefit of modern technology... (read more)

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Ancient Egyptian Construction and Architecture (Dover Books on Architecture)
Ancient Egyptian Construction and Architecture (Dover Books on Architecture)
by Somers Clarke
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Profusely illustrated description and analysis of actual building practices: quarrying methods, dressing and laying blocks of stone, brickwork, pyramid construction, Egyptian mathematics, tools, much else. Nearly 270 photographs and illustrations of... (read more)

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The Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis II: The Classical Building (Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis)
The Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis II: The Classical Building (Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis)
by William Bell Dinsmoor
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This publication presents the results of research conducted on the Propylaia of the Athenian Akropolis by William Bell Dinsmoor, who began his study in 1908, and William Bell Dinsmoor Jr., who took up the project in 1962. Part I comprises William... (read more)

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City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
by David Macaulay
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How the Greeks Built Cities: The Relationships of Architecture and Town Planning to Everyday.... (Norton Library)
How the Greeks Built Cities: The Relationships of Architecture and Town Planning to Everyday.... (Norton Library)
by Richard E Wycherley
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In this noted survey of Hellenic architecture and town-planning, R.E. Wycherley seeks to define the form of the ancient Greek city and the nature of a number of characteristic building types.... (read more)

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Yale Publications in the History of Art #0017: The Architecture of the Roman Empire
Yale Publications in the History of Art #0017: The Architecture of the Roman Empire
by William Macdonald
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Examines Roman architecture as a party of overall urban design and looks at arches, public buildings, tombs, columns, stairs, plazas, and streets.... (read more)

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Egyptian Temples
Egyptian Temples
by Margaret A Murray
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Survey of the architectural styles and histories of Egyptian temples built thousands of years ago. Over 120 photographs and diagrams depict exteriors, interiors of many sacred structures, including the ruins of the Temple of the Sphinx, and the... (read more)

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Parthenon
Parthenon
by Panayo Tournikiotis
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Few if any would dispute the Parthenon's position as the most important monument in Western civilization. In its art and architecture, it is the ultimate expression of the golden age of Pericles, when democracy was born. But few also realize that the... (read more)

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The City's Pleasures: Istanbul in the Eighteenth Century
The City's Pleasures: Istanbul in the Eighteenth Century
by Shirine Hamadeh
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The City's Pleasures is the first historical investigation of the tremendous changes that affected the fabric and architecture of Istanbul in the century that followed the decisive return of the Ottoman court to the capital in 1703. These were... (read more)

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Description of Egypt
Description of Egypt
by Gilles Neret
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Napoleon's attempt to conquer Egypt in 1798 was a mad dream, a fiasco, but it gave rise to a new science: Egyptology. The 3000 illustrations brought back from the expedition were published by order of the Emperor. They constitute invaluable testimony and... (read more)

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