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Yaxchilan: The Design of a Maya Ceremonial City

Carolyn E. Tate

As archaeologists peel away the jungle covering that has both obscured and preserved the ancient Maya cities of Mexico and Central America, other scholars have only a limited time to study and understand the sites before the jungle, weather, and human... (read more)

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Universe of Stone: A Biography of Chartres Cathedral

Philip Ball

Chartres Cathedral, south of Paris, is revered as one of the most beautiful and profound works of art in the Western canon. But what did it mean to those who constructed it in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries? And why, during this time, did Europeans... (read more)

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Contemporary Architecture and Interiors Yearbook

Wim Pauwels

Fifteen exceptional private homes in a contemporary, minimalist... (read more)

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Urban Development in Renaissance Italy

Paul N. Balchin

This book features in detail the major cities of the Italian Renaissance - Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Rome and Venice. It also creates a wider view of urban development of the period by encompassing smaller towns and cities across Italy. these... (read more)

Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Manhattan Moves Uptown: An Illustrated History

Charles Lockwood.

This fascinating chronicle traces New York City's growth from Wall Street at the end of the Revolutionary War to Harlem at the turn of the twentieth century. Documenting the frantic construction and speculative frenzy that swept through Manhattan in the... (read more)

Baroque and Rococo
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Vienna: Art and Architecture

Achim Bednorz

At the mention of Vienna, many visitors think of Sachertorte, romantic open carriage trips and an evening in one of local wine taverns. But the old imperial city has much more to offer: this book presents a comprehensive, richly illustrated view of the... (read more)

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Walking Jane Austen's London (Shire General)

Louise Allen

CN Top 5 Austen-inspired Nonfiction Book of the Year—Austenprose... (read more)

Ancient and Classical
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The Art of Building in the Classical World: Vision, Craftsmanship, and Linear Perspective in Greek and Roman Architecture

John R. Senseney

This book examines the application of drawing in the design process of classical architecture, exploring how the tools and techniques of drawing developed for architecture subsequently shaped theories of vision and representations of the universe in... (read more)

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