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Sublime: New Design and Architecture from Japan

Robert Klanten

This book illustrates elegant Japanese products, architecture, and interiors that build upon tradition while defining the future of design.... (read more)


General
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The International House

Arian Mostaedi

The 20th Century was undoubtedly the century of great transformation in the design of the home, the family unit of habitation. It was the time that brought a huge amount of programmatic freedom in domestic design and gave man the ability to freely choose... (read more)


Ancient and Classical
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The Colosseum (Wonders of the World)

Keith Hopkins

Read the Bldg Blog interview with Mary Beard about the Wonders of the World series (Part I and Part II) Byron and Hitler were equally entranced by Rome's most famous monument, the Colosseum. Mid-Victorians admired the hundreds of varieties of flowers in... (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)


Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Art Nouveau

Gabriele Fahr-becker

"National variations of Art Nouveau in Scotland, England, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Russia, Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, the United States, and other countries • Comprehensive portrayal of famous individual artists including Louis... (read more)


Romanticism
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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)


Prehistoric and Primitive
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The Copan Sculpture Museum: Ancient Maya Artistry in Stucco and Stone (Peabody Museum)

Barbara W. Fash

The Copan Sculpture Museum in western Honduras features the extraordinary stone carvings of the ancient Maya city known as Copan. The city's sculptors produced some of the finest and most animated buildings and temples in the Maya area, in addition to... (read more)


Medieval
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Universe of Stone: Chartres Cathedral and the Triumph of the Medieval Mind. Philip Ball

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 was it built at such immense... (read more)


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