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Painted Glories: The Brancacci Chapel in Renaissance Florence

Nicholas A. Eckstein

In 1440, on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Florence unexpectedly defeated Milanese forces near the town of Anghiari in eastern Tuscany. Nicholas A. Eckstein reveals the impact of this celebrated victory on Florentine public life and how it could... (read more)


Ancient and Classical
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Imperial Mausoleums and Tombs: Resting Places for Imperial Rulers (Library of Ancient Chinese Architecture)

Boyang Wang

Imperial Mausoleums and Tombs takes up the art, form, and layout of Chinese imperial mausoleums and tombs, a key element of the Chinese architectural tradition. As Chinese society became more advanced, the Chinese burial tradition grew in complexity... (read more)


Contemporary (1945-)
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Looking for Mies

Ricardo Daza

A historical photograph shows a room in a steel and glass building and a man which is evidently the architect Mies van der Rohe. Only the name of the photographer is known. In a manner more usually found in detective novels, the author has painstakingly... (read more)


Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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I Speak of the City: Mexico City at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Mauricio Tenorio-trillo

In this dazzling multidisciplinary tour of Mexico City, Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo focuses on the period 1880 to 1940, the decisive decades that shaped the city into what it is today.and#160;and#160;Through a kaleidoscope of expository forms, I Speak of the... (read more)


General
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The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object (Proceedings of the British Academy)

Deborah Howard

This interdisciplinary book investigates the use of secular space for music making in Early Modern France and Italy. The fact that many artists of the time also had musical skills underlines the close relationship between music and the visual arts. This... (read more)


Baroque and Rococo
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Nicholas Hawksmoor: Rebuilding Ancient Wonders (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in Britis)

Vaughan Hart

Nicholas Hawksmoor (1662andndash;1736) is one of English historyandrsquo;s greatest architects, outshone only by Christopher Wren, under whom he served as an apprentice. A major figure in his own time, he was involved in nearly all the grandest... (read more)


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