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Shire Archaeology #53: Brochs of Scotland

J. N. G. Ritchie

This book examines some of the most spectacular ancient monuments in Britain - the iron age brochs of north and west Scotland. It sets the building of these unique fortifications into context and examines some of the impressive sites that may still be... (read more)

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The Rockefeller Family Home: Kykuit

Ann Rockefeller Roberts

A warm, intimate portrait of the grand family estate of six generations of Rockefellers.<P>Built between 1906 and 1913 by architects Delano and Aldrich on a hilltop overlooking the Hudson River, Kykuit -- the country home of John D. Rockefeller, St.... (read more)

Baroque and Rococo
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A Site of Convergence: Celebrating 10 Years of the Monash University Prato Centre

Cynthia. Troup

Monash University, Australia, celebrates the ten-year anniversary of the university's campus in Prato, Italy. This attractive book presents a history of the Centre, including description of the artist in residence program, and a visual tour via full-page... (read more)

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Venice and Vitruvius: Reading Venice with Daniele Barbaro and Andrea Palladio

Margaret Muther Develyn

In about 35-25 B.C.E., the Roman architect Vitruvius produced his encyclopedic ten-book summary of the principles of Hellenistic architecture, De architectura (On Architecture). These ideas have stimulated architects ever since. In the mid-16th century... (read more)

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Living West: New Residential Architecture in Southern California

Sam Lubell

A dense concentration of design talent, uniquely varied topography, and one of the worlds most pleasant climates have made Southern California a crucible of architectural innovation. There, forward-looking clients respond to dramatic modern... (read more)

Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, 1960-2010: A 50th Anniversary Photographic History: A 50th Anniversary Photographic History

Arthur Brown

 Begun in 1959 as a result of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, the Thailand SEATO Cholera Research Project in Bangkok, later the Medical Research Laboratory, and finally, AFRIMS (in 1977), was a collaborative research effort between the US... (read more)

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The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology

James A. O'kon

"The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology reveals what a scientifically advanced people the Maya really were. Relying on his background as a professional engineer, James O'Kon is able to analyze Maya architecture and write about it with the scientific... (read more)

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Magnificent Entertainments: Temporary Architecture for Georgian Festivals

Melanie Doderer-winkler

A thoroughly original study of ephemeral architecture and design, Magnificent Entertainments examines the spectacular displays created for large-scale public and private celebrations in the Georgian period. The book focuses on a number of specific... (read more)

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