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The City and the King

Christine Stevenson

The City of London is a jurisdiction whose relationship with the English monarchy has sometimes been turbulent. This fascinating book explores how architecture was used to renew and redefine a relationship essential to both parties in the wake of two... (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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Art Nouveau (Lct)

Gabriele Fahr-becker

With this volume, Gabriele Fahr-Becker delivers a complex portrait of the Art Nouveau phenomenon in all of its fantastic variety. It features different national variations of Art Nouveau in Scotland, England, France, Germany, Austria, the United States... (read more)

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Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century

Emile Male

This classic by a noted art historian focuses on French cathedrals of the 13th century as the apotheosis of the medieval style. Topics include iconography, bestiaries, illustrated calendars, the gospels, secular history, and many other aspects. "The most... (read more)

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Romanticism (Art of Century)

Leon Rosentlal

This book highlights how this movement was a true European art movement. Not only did it penetrate painting all across Europe but it also influenced literature and music. Our AC Romanticism sheds light on the internationality of this art movement and... (read more)

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Project of Crisis: Manfredo Tafuri and Contemporary Architecture (Writing Architecture)

Marco Biraghi

The influential Italian architectural historian Manfredo Tafuri (1935--1994) invoked the productive possibilities of crisis, writing that history is a "project of crisis" ( progetto di crisi). In this entry in the Writing Architecture series, Marco... (read more)

Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Alcatraz: History and Design of a Landmark

Donald Macdonald

Shrouded in mystery and rich with history, Alcatraz draws over a million visitors each year. This enlightening volume provides the first complete history of Alcatraz told through its architecture. In friendly illustrations and accessible text, authors... (read more)

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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)

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