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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)


Baroque and Rococo
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William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

Susan Weber (edt)

The most versatile British designer of the 18th century, William Kent (1685and#150;1748) created a style for a new nation and monarchy. The scope of his achievements encompasses architecture, palatial interiors, elaborate gardens, and exquisite... (read more)


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Blarney Castle: An Irish Tower House

Commissioned by its owner to carry out an archaeological and architectural survey, Lyttleton (archaeology, U. College Cork, Ireland) describes Blarney Castle, the medieval home of the Gaelic Irish lords of Muskerry, and its architecture throughout its... (read more)


Renaissance
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The Borgias

Alexandre Dumas

There are many dreadful -- and perhaps scurrilous -- rumors about the Borgia family of renaissance Italy, and Alexandre Dumas (author of The Three Musketeers and many other period classics) reveals one possible truth in all its ugly glory. Dumas minces... (read more)


Contemporary (1945-)
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Lina Bo Bardi

Zeuler R M De A Lima

Lina Bo Bardi (1914and#150;1992), one of the most important architects working in Latin America in the 20th century, was remarkably prolific and intriguingly idiosyncratic. A participant in the efforts to reshape Italian culture in her youth, Bo Bardi... (read more)


General
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Modern Architecture (World of Art)

Kenneth Frampton

This acclaimed survey of modern architecture and its origins has become a classic since it first appeared in 1980. For the fourth edition Kenneth Frampton has added a major new section that explores the effects of globalization on architecture in recent... (read more)


Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies #9: Gunnar Asplund's Gothenburg: The Transformation of Public Architecture in Interwar Europe

Nicholas Adams

Gunnar Asplund's Courthouse Extension (1933-36) is one of the most important buildings in the history of the modern movement. Located in the port city of Gothenburg, Sweden, it presented a strikingly new conception of the role of law and the state. This... (read more)


Ancient and Classical
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Palace Architecture: Imperial Palaces of the Last Dynasty (Library of Ancient Chinese Architecture)

Jinghua Ru

Palace Architecture explores the transformation of the palace in ancient China, focusing on the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace in Beijing), the most famous Chinese imperial palace.... (read more)


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