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Before the Bauhaus: Architecture, Politics, and the German State, 1890-1920 (Modern Architecture and Cultural Identity)

John V Maciuika

Before the Bauhaus reevaluates the political, architectural, and artistic cultures of pre-World War I Germany. As contradictory and conflict-ridden as the German Second Reich itself, the world of architects, craftsmen and applied-arts artists were not... (read more)


Prehistoric and Primitive
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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)


Romanticism
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Building Romanticism: Literature and Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Nicole Reynolds

"Building Romanticism is engaging, closely argued, and well written. It will be a valuable addition to the growing body of interdisciplinary scholarship that considers the built environment and its role in constructing relationships and worldviews both... (read more)


Renaissance
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The Escorial: Art and Power in the Renaissance

Henry Kamen

Few buildings have played so central a role in Spains history as the monastery-palace of San Lorenzo del Escorial. Colossal in size and imposing—even forbidding—in appearance, the Escorial has invited and defied description for four... (read more)


Ancient and Classical
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The Parthenon Enigma

Joan Breton Connelly

A revolutionary new understanding of the most famous and influential building in the world, a thesis that calls into question our basic understanding of the ancient civilization that we most identify with. For more than two millennia, the Parthenon has... (read more)


Baroque and Rococo
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Baroque: Theatrum Mundi. the World as a Work of Art

Rolf Toman (edt)

" After the global hit Ars Sacra, Rolf Toman and his team embark on a journey once more. The Palace of Versailles and St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican are the outstanding buildings from this epoch. There are undreamed-of jewels in Europe and America... (read more)


Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Greece (Modern Architectures in History)

Alexander Tzonis

The remains of antiquity define Greek architecture in the popular imagination, but Greek edifices encompass far more than these ancient structures. Offered here is a comprehensive survey of modern Greek architecture of the past hundred-plus years.The... (read more)


Contemporary (1945-)
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European Architecture (Collection)

Michelle Galindo

Contemporary architecture between Lithuania and Portugal, between Iceland and Roumania is not united by their style but by the existence of a unique and individual architectural expression in each of the European countries. Around 200 of the most... (read more)


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