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Versailles: A Biography of a Palace

Tony Spawforth

Called “fast-paced” (Kirkus Reviews) and “highly engrossing” (Publishers Weekly), this is the behind-the-scenes story of the worlds most famous palace. The story of Versailles is one of high historical drama mixed with the high... (read more)

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The Shingle Style Today: Or, the Historian's Revenge

Vincent Scully

The Shingle Style embodied intellectual pluralism and cultural democracy--ideals fundamental to American belief and developed quickly and richly. After a period of reaction against the Shingle Style, it was revitalized, finding its first fully renewed... (read more)

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Palladio's Legacy

Daniel Mcreynolds

How and why Palladio has become the most influential architect of the Renaissance and beyond. There is perhaps no single architect who has had as great an influence on the development of architecture over the course of the early modern period and beyond... (read more)

Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Schindler, Kings Road, and Southern California Modernism

Robert L. Sweeney

Today, R. M. Schindlers Kings Road House is celebrated as an icon of early modern architecture, but this wasnt the case when it was finished in 1922. Though Schindler and his wife Pauline recognized its genius early on, its radical appearance was—... (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)

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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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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The Italian Piazza Transformed: Parma in the Communal Age

Shaun O'Boyle

During the long thirteenth century, the cities of northern Italy engendered a vital and distinctive civic culture despite constant political upheaval. In The Italian Piazza Transformed, Areli Marina examines the radical transformation of Parma’s... (read more)

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