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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)


Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Plan for New Haven

Jr. Frederick Law Olmsted

Long before cities were scrambling to go green and eco-conscious commuters were sensibly strapping on their bike helmets, New Haven, Connecticut, was envisioning a plan for its growth taken from the challenging ideas of the City Beautiful Movement and... (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)


Renaissance
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The Making of Assisi: The Pope, the Franciscans, and the Painting of the Basilica

Donal Cooper

For a brief moment at the close of the 13th century, the town of Assisi was the focus for the two greatest powers in the Latin Church: the Roman papacy and the Franciscan Order. The election in 1288 of Nicholas IV, the first Franciscan pope, was the... (read more)


Ancient and Classical
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The Parthenon Enigma

Joan Breton Connelly

A revolutionary new understanding of the most famous and influential building in the world, a thesis that calls into question our basic understanding of the ancient civilization that we most identify with. For more than two millennia, the Parthenon has... (read more)


Romanticism
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Empire Splendor: French Taste in the Age of Napoleon

Carter Ratcliff

Frances Empire period, guided by the grand visions of the Emperor Napoleon, was one of the most sumptuous and creative epochs in French art, architecture, and decoration. By 1800, Neoclassical architects Percier and Fontaine had left an indelible... (read more)


Contemporary (1945-)
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Julius Shulman: Chicago Mid-Century Modernism

Julius Shulman

New and vintage photography of America’s modernist architectural mecca. A visionary artist who has achieved worldwide fame, Julius Shulman transformed architectural photography. From his earliest photographs to those taken today, his work... (read more)


General
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Remodeling the Nation: The Architecture of American Identity, 1776-1858 (Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies)

Duncan Faherty

In this interdisciplinary study, Faherty argues that throughout the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Americans conceptualized their still unsettled political and social states through metaphors of home building. During this period, a... (read more)


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