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Rosslyn Chapel Decoded: New Interpretations of a Gothic Enigma

Alan Butler

Alan Butler has spent 30 years immersed in world history, writing books delving into neglected recesses of the past. Butler is an expert in ancient astronomy and astrology and proficient in interpreting historical symbolism of the sort represented by... (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)


Contemporary (1945-)
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Pastoral Capitalism: A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes (Urban and Industrial Environments)

Louise A. Mozingo

By the end of the twentieth century, America's suburbs contained more office space than its central cities. Many of these corporate workplaces were surrounded, somewhat incongruously, by verdant vistas of broad lawns and leafy trees. In Pastoral... (read more)


General
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Aia Guide to the Architecture of Washington, D.C.

Gerard Martin Moeller

This lively and informative guide offers tourists, residents, and architecture aficionados alike insights into more than 400 of Washington, D.C.'s, most important landmarks. Organized into 19 discrete tours, this thoroughly redesigned and updated edition... (read more)


Renaissance
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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)


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)


Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations

Hilary French

This book features some ninety of the most influential modern housing designs of the last hundred years by some of the best-known architects in the field. Each project is explained with a concise text and photographs and specially created scale drawings,... (read more)


Ancient and Classical
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Palladio's Rome

Andrea Palladio

Andrea Palladio (1508­–1580), one of the most famous architects of all time, published two enormously popular guides to the churches and antiquities of Rome in 1554. Striving to be both scholarly and popular, Palladio invited his Renaissance... (read more)


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