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Regards Sur Les Depots Lapidaires de La France Du Nord (Publications Du Crahm)

Delphine Hanquiez (edt)

French description: Victimes de l esthetique des ruines romantique, les depots lapidaires commencent a sortir de lombre des caves ou de lhumidite des jardins pour afficher tout leur interet scientifique et patrimonial aux yeux des chercheurs et du public.... (read more)


Romanticism
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Walking Jane Austen's London (Shire General)

Louise Allen

CN Top 5 Austen-inspired Nonfiction Book of the Year—Austenprose... (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)


General
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Ideas That Shaped Buildings

Fil Hearn

andlt;Pandgt;In Ideas That Shaped Buildings, Fil Hearn identifies and codifies into theoretical systems the operative tenets of architectural theory from ancient Rome to the present. With this strikingly original synthesis of architectural history and... (read more)


Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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A Blessing in Disguise: War and Town Planning in Europe 1940-1945

Jorn Duwel (edt)

"There is a sense, in which the demolition that is taking place through the war has not yet gone far enough." This astonishing statement was made in the thick of the Second World War (1942) by the influential American social and cultural critic Lewis... (read more)


Contemporary (1945-)
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A Second Modernism: Mit, Architecture, and the 'Techno-Social' Moment

Arindam Dutta

After World War II, a second modernism emerged in architecture -- an attempt, in architectural scholar Joan Ockman's words, "to transform architecture from a 'soft' aesthetic discipline into a 'hard,' objectively verifiable field of design expertise... (read more)


Ancient and Classical
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Islamic Buildings: The Architecture of Islamic Mosques in China (Library of Ancient Chinese Architecture)

Dazhang Sun

Islamic Buildings traces the spread of Islam in China, and Islams influence on ancient Chinese architecture. The introduction of Islamic architecture into China resulted in a unique blending of Chinese and Arab architecture. While they retained many Arab... (read more)


Baroque and Rococo
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Vienna: Art and Architecture

Achim Bednorz

At the mention of Vienna, many visitors think of Sachertorte, romantic open carriage trips and an evening in one of local wine taverns. But the old imperial city has much more to offer: this book presents a comprehensive, richly illustrated view of the... (read more)


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