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Origins of Classical Architecture: Temples, Orders, and Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Greece

Mark Wilson Jones

The Greek architectural orders—Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian—lie at the heart of the classical traditions of building, and yet satisfying accounts for their origins have proved elusive. In contrast with conventional theories that would see the... (read more)


Baroque and Rococo
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J. B. Fischer Von Erlach: Architecture as Theater in the Baroque Era

Esther Gordon Dotson

Though little known in the English-speaking world, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was one of the most important and influential European baroque architects. The buildings that he designed for the emperor of Austria and his courtiers... (read more)


Romanticism
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Making Modern Paris: Victor Baltard's Central Markets and the Urban Practice of Architecture

Christopher Curtis Mead

The name of the architect Victor Baltard is inseparable from the Halles Centrales of Paris, the complex of iron-and-glass pavilions built between 1854 and 1874 in the historic heart of the city. Making Modern Paris is the only comprehensive study to... (read more)


Contemporary (1945-)
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Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: Best of Friends

Shoji Sadao

This intriguing book is an informal, close-up biography of the friendship between Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) and Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). Author Shoji Sadao, who was friend and business partner to both, chronicles the respect, affection, and... (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)


Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Jean-louis Cohen

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was one of the leading figures of twentieth-century architecture. For architects and many others who are committed to the modernist tradition, he is a pivotal figure. With in-depth, scholarly essays and opulent photographs and... (read more)


Medieval
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The Cloisters: Medieval Art and Architecture, Revised and Updated Edition

Peter Barnet

Home to an extraordinary collection of treasured masterworks, including the famed Unicorn Tapestries, The Cloisters is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. This splendid new guide, published to celebrate The Cloisters' seventy-fifth... (read more)


General
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The Living Stones of Cairo

Jaroslaw Dobrowolski

A single artist's depiction of the (mostly... (read more)


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