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Shire Archaeology #53: Brochs of Scotland

J. N. G. Ritchie

This book examines some of the most spectacular ancient monuments in Britain - the iron age brochs of north and west Scotland. It sets the building of these unique fortifications into context and examines some of the impressive sites that may still be... (read more)


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Ancient and Classical
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Master Builders of Byzantium

Robert Ousterhout

Examining Byzantine architecture--primarily churches built in the area of Constantinople between the ninth and fifteenth centuries--from the perspective of its masons, its master builders, Robert Ousterhout identifies the problems commonly encountered in... (read more)


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Gothic Architecture: 158 Plates from the Brandons' Treatise, 1847

Raphael Brandon

This comprehensive study of Gothic architecture traces the distinctively beautiful elements of Gothic style through the medieval churches of Europe. Gathered from a rare two-volume Victorian classic, over 700 meticulously rendered details and... (read more)


Baroque and Rococo
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Versailles: A Biography of a Palace

Tony Spawforth

Called “fast-paced” (Kirkus Reviews) and “highly engrossing” (Publishers Weekly), this is the behind-the-scenes story of the worlds most famous palace. The story of Versailles is one of high historical drama mixed with the high... (read more)


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The Story of Renaissance Architecture

Sonia Servida

Focusing on the Renaissance period, this book gives readers the tools they need to grasp the architectural language and building forms of this style. Part of an accessibly written and generously illustrated series on architecture through the ages, this... (read more)


General
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Venice (Art & Architecture)

Marion Kaminski

Each volume of the Art and Architecture series is opulently illustrated. The highly readable texts provide concentrated information on accessing well-known and less-known sites in the world of art. An image of every piece of art that is described is... (read more)


Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Aladdin "Built in a Day" House Catalog, 1917

Aladdin Co

Designs for 60 homes, from a simple four-room cottage with a front porch to a comfortable two-story home with four bedrooms, a reception hall and pantry. Shown in landscaped exteriors, floor plans and overhead cutaway views. With detailed commentaries on... (read more)


Contemporary (1945-)
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Zaha Hadid

Philip Jodidio

The iconic work of a singular architect  Zaha Hadid is a wildly controversial architect, who for many years built almost nothing, despite her designs winning prizes and critical acclaim. Some even said her work was unbuildable. Yet over the past... (read more)


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