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194x: Architecture, Planning, and Consumer Culture on the American Home Front (Architecture, Landscape and Amer Culture)

Andrew Michael Shanken

During the Second World War, American architecture was in a state of crisis. The rationing of building materials and restrictions on nonmilitary construction continued the privations that the profession had endured during the Great Depression. At the... (read more)

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Palladio's Legacy

Daniel Mcreynolds

How and why Palladio has become the most influential architect of the Renaissance and beyond. There is perhaps no single architect who has had as great an influence on the development of architecture over the course of the early modern period and beyond... (read more)

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Historic Preservation: Collective Memory & Historical Identity

Diane L. Barthel

An enlightening comparison between the preservation movements of Great Britain and the United States . . . timely, provocative, and first-rate. --Suzanne Vromen, Bard College A masterful contribution to social history, popular culture, collective memory,... (read more)

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Piranesi, Paestum & Soane

John Wilton-ely

A renowned scholar examines the beauty and impact of drawings and prints by Piranesi, as well as the Italian architect's relationship with his friend and colleague Sir John Soane. An 18th-century architect and printmaker, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a... (read more)

Ancient and Classical
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Imperial Mausoleums and Tombs: Resting Places for Imperial Rulers (Library of Ancient Chinese Architecture)

Boyang Wang

Imperial Mausoleums and Tombs takes up the art, form, and layout of Chinese imperial mausoleums and tombs, a key element of the Chinese architectural tradition. As Chinese society became more advanced, the Chinese burial tradition grew in complexity... (read more)

Prehistoric and Primitive
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Pre-Columbian Architecture in Mesoamerica

Maria Teresa Uriarte

Pre-Columbian Architecture in Mesoamerica is destined to become a standard reference for the serious student and an intellectual delight for the interested amateur. This authoritative yet accessible study begins with an overview of the aesthetics... (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)

Contemporary (1945-)
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The Architecture of Natural Light

Henry Plummer

Shelter and natural light are fundamental elements of architecture. The first is concerned with protection from natural elements; the second with the creative and sometimes spiritual interaction between the man-made and the natural worlds. One is solid... (read more)

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