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Baroque and Rococo
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Vienna: Art and Architecture

Rolf Toman (edt)

At the mention of Vienna, many visitors think of Sachertorte, romantic open carriage trips and an evening in one of local wine taverns. But the old imperial city has much more to offer: this book presents a comprehensive, richly illustrated view of the... (read more)

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Sir John Vanbrugh and the Vitruvian Landscape

Caroline Dalton

Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726) was one of the most important figures in English garden history although he is rarely recognised as such. An eclectic early career as a merchant, a soldier and a dramatist preceded Vanbrugh 's acceptance of the role of... (read more)

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Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

Ross King

On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore--already under construction for more than a century--was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome....... (read more)

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Cultural Difference and Material Culture in Middle English Romance: Normans and Saxons (Routledge Research in Medieval Literature)

Dominique Battles

This book explores how the cultural distinctions and conflicts between Anglo-Saxons and Normans originating with the Norman Conquest of 1066 prevailed well into the fourteenth century and are manifest in a significant number of Middle English romances... (read more)

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Lady on the Hill: How Biltmore Became an American Icon

Jr. Howard E. Covington

Lady on the Hill tells the inspiring story of the thirty-five-year effort to restore this fading beauty to her former glory—all without a penny of government funding or outside foundation grants. Central to this true-life tale of rebirth against the... (read more)

Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger

Therese Poletti

The Castro Theatre, the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Headquarters, 450 Sutter Medico-Dental Buildingthesemasterpieces of San Francisco's Art Deco heritage are the work of one man: Timothy Pflueger. An immigrant's sonwith only a grade-school education,... (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)

Ancient and Classical
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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)

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