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George Frederick Bodley and the Later Gothic Revival in Britain and America (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)

Michael Hall

British architect George Frederick Bodley (1827and#150;1907) fundamentally shaped the architecture, art, and design of the Anglican Church throughout England and the world; his work survives in the United States, Australia, India, and Italy, as well as... (read more)

Baroque and Rococo
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Capability Brown and the English Landscape Garden (Shire Library)

Laura Mayer

"With its many reproductions of line engravings and color photographs, this work is equivalent to many larger printed tomes on English garden history. Capability Brown (1716–83) took the English landscape and turned it into his ideal: large lawns... (read more)

Ancient and Classical
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Yin Yu Tang: The Architecture and Daily Life of a Chinese House

Nancy Berliner

andlt;bandgt;With hundreds of photographs and a wealth of information andlt;iandgt;Yin Yu Tangandlt;/iandgt; tells the history of a traditional Chinese house and the fascinating stories of its occupants.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In the... (read more)

Contemporary (1945-)
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San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to Its History and Architecture

Philip P. Choy

**A Los Angeles Times summer reading pick** "A stunning new guidebook. . . History buffs will be amazed by the wealth of lore, legend and radiant fact."—San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chinatown is the first "insider's guide" to one of America'... (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)

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Brasilia-Chandigarh: Living with Modernity

Iwan Baan

In 1960, Brasilia was celebrated as the realisation of an urban planning vision based on designs by Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. At the same time, the sectoral city of Chandigarh was rising according to plans by Le Corbusier. The test tube cityA... (read more)

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The Buildings and Designs of Andrea Palladio (Classic Reprints)

Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi

Andrea Palladio is unquestionably the most important architect in the Western world: his carefully proportioned, pedimented designs are the foundations for most single-family homes and public buildings in the United States and Europe. In 1776, architect... (read more)

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