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The Sheldonian Theatre: Architecture and Learning in Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Anthony Geraghty

A jewel of the University of Oxford, the Sheldonian Theatre stands out among the groundbreaking designs by the great British architect Sir Christopher Wren. Published to coincide with the 350th anniversary of the building’s construction, this... (read more)


Prehistoric and Primitive
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Easter Island's Silent Sentinels: The Sculpture and Architecture of Rapa Nui

Kenneth Treister

This richly illustrated book of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island's vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues.... (read more)


Romanticism
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Florence (Art & Architecture)

Rolf C. Wirtz

" 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)


Contemporary (1945-)
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Nihilism, Art, Technology

Sven-olov Wallenstein

Beginning in an analysis of three paradigmatic instances of the encounter between art and technology in modernism-the invention of photography, the step beyond art in Futurism and Constructivism, and the interpretation of technology in debates on... (read more)


General
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Bio-Bibliographies in Art and Architecture, #5: J.J.P. Oud and the International Style: A Bio-Bibliography

Donald Langmead

J.J.P. Oud was a famed modern architect; his European contemporaries are Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In Leiden in 1917, Oud, with the Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg and the expatriate Hungarian Vilmos Huszár, and fellow... (read more)


Renaissance
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Renaissance Gothic: Architecture and the Arts in Northern Europe, 1470-1540

Ethan M Kavaler

This compelling book offers a new paradigm for the periodization of the arts, one that counters a prevailing Italianate bias among historians of northern Europe of this era. The years after 1500 brought the construction of several iconic Late Gothic... (read more)


Ancient and Classical
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Roman Forum

David Watkin

One of the most visited sites in Italy, the Roman Forum is also one of the best-known wonders of the Roman world. Though a highpoint on the tourist route around Rome, for many visitors the site can be a baffling disappointment. Several of the monuments... (read more)


Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Schindler, Kings Road, and Southern California Modernism

Robert L. Sweeney

Today, R. M. Schindlers Kings Road House is celebrated as an icon of early modern architecture, but this wasnt the case when it was finished in 1922. Though Schindler and his wife Pauline recognized its genius early on, its radical appearance was—... (read more)


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