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Baroque and Rococo
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When All of Rome Was Under Construction: The Building Process in Baroque Rome

Dorothy Metzger Habel

In “When All of Rome Was Under Construction,” architectural historian Dorothy Metzger Habel considers the politics and processes involved in building the city of Rome during the baroque period. Like many historians of the period, Habel... (read more)

Prehistoric and Primitive
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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)

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

Ru Jinghua

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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Dakhleh Oasis Project Monographs #10: Vernacular Mudbrick Architecture in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt: And the Design of the Dakhleh Oasis Training and Archaeological Conservation Centre

Wolf Schijns

In 1997, architects Schijns, Margriet Schijns, Egyptologist Olaf E. Kaper, and art historian Joris D. Kila conducted field work on the mud brick structures in the oasis; their findings are reported here. The training center was designed as a facility... (read more)

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Humanism and the Urban World: Leon Battista Alberti and the Renaissance City

Caspar Pearson

In Humanism and the Urban World, Caspar Pearson offers a profoundly revisionist account of Leon Battista Alberti’s approach to the urban environment as exemplified in the extensive theoretical treatise De re aedificatoria (On the Art of Building in... (read more)

Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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The Future of Architecture. Since 1889.

Jean Louis Cohen

Truly far-ranging -- both conceptually and geographically -- The Future of Architecture Since 1889 is a rich, compelling history that will shape future thinking out this period for years to come. Jean-Louis Cohen, one of today's most distinguished... (read more)

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Gargoyles and Grotesques (Shire Library)

Alex Woodcock

Gargoyles are an architectural feature designed to throw rainwater clear of the walls of a building. Widely used on medieval churches, these water spouts were often richly decorated, and fashioned as serpents' heads and other fanciful shapes. Today, the... (read more)

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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)

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