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Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill

Michael Snodin

Horace Walpole (1717-1797), as the youngest son of the powerful Whig minister Robert Walpole, grew up at the center of Georgian society and politics and circulated amongst the elite literary, aesthetic, and intellectual circles of his day. His brilliant... (read more)


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A Guide to the Historic Coal Towns of the Big Sandy River Valley

George Torok

The Big Sandy River Valley of Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia experienced a great coal boom at the end of the nineteenth century. The area attracted railroads, capital, corporations, and people. Isolated mountain communities became the sites of... (read more)


Ancient and Classical
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Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Christina Riggs

From Berlin to Boston, and St Petersburg to Sydney, ancient Egyptian art fills the galleries of some of the world's greatest museums, while the architecture of Egyptian temples and pyramids has attracted tourists to Egypt for centuries. But what did... (read more)


Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City

Robert A M Stern

Paradise Planned is the definitive history of the development of the garden suburb, a phenomenon that originated in England in the late eighteenth century, was quickly adopted in the United State and northern Europe, and gradually proliferated throughout... (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)


Medieval
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The Story of Gothic Architecture

Francesca Prina

Focusing on the Gothic period, this book gives readers the tools they need to grasp the architectural language and building forms of this style. Part of a new, accessibly written, and generously illustrated series on architecture through the ages, this... (read more)


Baroque and Rococo
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Versailles: A Biography of a Palace

Tony Spawforth

Called “fast-paced” (Kirkus Reviews) and “highly engrossing” (Publishers Weekly), this is the behind-the-scenes story of the worlds most famous palace. The story of Versailles is one of high historical drama mixed with the high... (read more)


Renaissance
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Palazzo Te: Giulio Romano's Masterwork in Mantua

Ugo Bazzotti

Built for Federico II Gonzaga Duke of Mantua between 1525 and 1536, Palazzo Te is the masterpiece of Renaissance artist, designer, and architect Giulio Romano, the most accomplished and favored of Raphael’s pupils. The palace’s interiors are... (read more)


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