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The Acropolis: Global Fame, Local Claim (Materializing Culture)

Eleana Yalouri

The Acropolis in Athens has captured the imaginations of readers, writers and travellers for centuries and every year draws crowds from all over the world. One of the worlds most famous heritage sites, it has long been a national monument of Greece and a... (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)

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The Memory Palace: A Book of Lost Interiors

Edward Hollis.

The rooms we live in are always more than just four walls. As we decorate these spaces and fill them with objects and friends, they shape our lives and become the backdrop to our sense of self. One day, the houses will be gone, but even then, traces of... (read more)

Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Facing Southwest: The Life and Houses of John Gaw Meem

Chris Wilson

Regarded as the leading southwest architect of his time, John Gaw Meem brought the Santa Fe style to its peak in the 1920s and 1930s. With original drawings, floor plans, and stunning color photographs, this book explores Meem's signature design elements... (read more)

Contemporary (1945-)
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Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities

Jeffrey Hou

In cities around the world, individuals and groups are reclaiming and creating urban sites, temporary spaces and informal gathering places. These insurgent public spaces challenge conventional views of how urban areas are defined and used, and how they... (read more)

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Universe of Stone: Chartres Cathedral and the Triumph of the Medieval Mind. Philip Ball

Philip Ball

Chartres Cathedral, south of Paris, is revered as one of the most beautiful and profound works of art in the Western canon. But what did it mean to those who constructed it in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries--and why was it built at such immense... (read more)

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Palladio in Private

Guido Beltramini

Andrea Palladio's villa architecture is still admired for its elegance and harmony, but little is known about the person behind the buildings. Experienced Palladio researcher Guido Beltramini has worked meticulously on material from historical documents... (read more)

Baroque and Rococo
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Case Study Houses

Elisabeth Smith

The Case Study House program was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture. This compact guide includes all projects featured in Taschen's XL version, with more than 150 photos and plans, and a map of where all houses are... (read more)

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