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Baroque and Rococo
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The City and the King

Christine Stevenson

The City of London is a jurisdiction whose relationship with the English monarchy has sometimes been turbulent. This fascinating book explores how architecture was used to renew and redefine a relationship essential to both parties in the wake of two... (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)

Ancient and Classical
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Impressions of Japanese Architecture

Ralph Adams Cram

Written at a time when Japanese art was only beginning to be appreciated in the West, Impressions of Japanese Architecture conveys a sense of discovery and enthusiasm that modern readers will find as interesting and infectious as the book's first readers... (read more)

Contemporary (1945-)
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How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit

Witold Rybczynski

We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Architecture is both setting for our everyday lives and public art form—but it remains mysterious to most of us.   In How Architecture Works,... (read more)

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English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: History and Representation

Nigel Saul

English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages offers a comprehensive survey of English church monuments from the pre-Conquest period to the early sixteenth century. Ground-breaking in its treatment of the subject in an historical context, it explores... (read more)

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Cottages and Villas: The Birth of the Garden Suburb

Mireille Galinou

The garden suburb has its origins in London, and, contrary to widespread belief, its earliest phase took place not at the beginning of the 20th century, with the much discussed garden-city movement, but one century earlier, with the creation of the Eyre... (read more)

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

Ethan Matt 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)

Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Lynda Waggoner

A landmark volume to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of arguably the most significant private residence of the twentieth century. With stunning new photography commissioned especially for this book, Fallingwater captures the much-loved... (read more)

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