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The Stately Houses, Palaces & Castles of Georgian, Victorian & Modern Britain: From George I to Elizabeth II, 1714 to the Present Day

Charles Phillips

Spanning the years from 1714 to the start of the twenty-first century, this book includes the period's finest examples of British architecture. An in-depth guide to the history of every house features information on its design, construction and the... (read more)

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Palladio in Private

Guido Beltramini

Andrea Palladio's villa architecture is still admired for its elegance and harmony, but little is known about the person behind the buildings. Experienced Palladio researcher Guido Beltramini has worked meticulously on material from historical documents... (read more)

Baroque and Rococo
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William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

Susan Weber

The most versatile British designer of the 18th century, William Kent (1685–1748) created a style for a new nation and monarchy. The scope of his achievements encompasses architecture, palatial interiors, elaborate gardens, and exquisite furniture.... (read more)

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Socrates' Ancestor: An Essay on Architectural Beginnings

Indra Kagis Mcewen

"Socrates' Ancestor" is an exploration as remarkable for its clarity as for its avoidance of reductionism. Drawing as much on the power of myth and metaphor as on philosophical, philological, and historical considerations, McEwen first reaches backward... (read more)

Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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International Style: Modernist Architecture From 1925 To 1965 (25TH 09 Edition)

Hasan-uddin Khan

Modern architecture is not a new branch of an old tree: it is an altogether new shoot rising beside the old roots. Thus Walter Gropius, one of the pioneers of modern architecture, on the radical departures of the 20th century. In the 1930s, the term... (read more)

Prehistoric and Primitive
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The Copan Sculpture Museum: Ancient Maya Artistry in Stucco and Stone (Peabody Museum)

Barbara W. Fash

The Copan Sculpture Museum in western Honduras features the extraordinary stone carvings of the ancient Maya city known as Copan. The city's sculptors produced some of the finest and most animated buildings and temples in the Maya area, in addition to... (read more)

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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)

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The Future of Architecture. Since 1889.

Jean-louis Cohen

Truly far-ranging -- both conceptually and geographically -- The Future of Architecture Since 1889 is a rich, compelling history that will shape future thinking out this period for years to come. Jean-Louis Cohen, one of today's most distinguished... (read more)

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