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Philip Johnson: The Constancy of Change

Emmanuel J Petit

Essays by Beatriz Colomina, Peter Eisenman, Kurt W. Forster, Mark Jarzombek, Charles Jencks, Phyllis Lambert, Reinhold Martin, Detlef Mertins, Joan Ockman, Terence Riley, Vincent Scully, Michael Sorkin, Kazys Varnelis, Stanislaus von Moos, Ujjval Vyas... (read more)


Renaissance
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Michelangelo, Drawing, and the Invention of Architecture

Cammy Brothers

In this engaging and handsome book, Cammy Brothers takes an unusual approach to Michelangelo's architectural designs, arguing that they are best understood in terms of his experience as a painter and sculptor. Unlike previous studies, which have focused... (read more)


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World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History

Richard Ingersoll

Spiro Kostof's groundbreaking work, A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals, helped to reshape the study of architectural history. His book extended beyond the discussion of great monuments to find connections with ordinary dwellings, urbanism... (read more)


Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Architecture After Modernism (World of Art)

Diane Ghirardo

Its discussion of the reshaping of urban environment focuses on London's Dockland, the most ambitious and politically sensitive development in postwar Britain. It also considers the work of lesser-known designers and women architects as well as famous... (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)


Ancient and Classical
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The Parthenon Enigma

Joan Breton Connelly

Since the Enlightenment, the Parthenon—the greatest example of Athenian architecture—has been venerated as the definitive symbol of Western democratic values. Here, Joan Breton Connelly challenges this conventional wisdom, drawing on... (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)


Baroque and Rococo
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Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting

Rolf Toman (edt)

"During the baroque period, architecture and the other fine arts were the instruments of a staging of "worldtheater" on a grand scale. The baroque art of the popes in Rome, the displays of power and opulence in the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and... (read more)


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