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Albert Speer: Architecture 1932-1942

Leon Krier

Architect Léon Krier asks, “Can a war criminal be a great artist?” Speer, Adolf Hitler's architect of choice, happens to be responsible for one of the boldest architectural and urban oeuvres of modern times. First published in 1985 to... (read more)

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How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit

Witold Rybczynski

We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Architecture is both setting for our everyday lives and public art form—but it remains mysterious to most of us.   In How Architecture Works,... (read more)

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Palladio, the Villa and the Landscape

Gerrit Smienk

The villas of the father of modern architecture in their natural... (read more)

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

Nancy Berliner

In the late Qing dynasty, around the year 1800, a prosperous Chinese merchant named Huang built a house for his family in a remote village in Zhejiang province, southwest of Shanghai. He named the house "Yin Yu Tang" which means "Hall of Abundant Shelter"... (read more)

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J. B. Fischer Von Erlach: Architecture as Theater in the Baroque Era

Esther Gordon Dotson

Though little known in the English-speaking world, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was one of the most important and influential European baroque architects. The buildings that he designed for the emperor of Austria and his courtiers... (read more)

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American Architecture and Urbanism

Vincent Scully

A classic book authored by the foremost architectural historian in America, this fully illustrated history of American architecture and city planning is based on Vincent Scully's conviction that architecture and city planning are inseparably linked and... (read more)

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Canterbury Cathedral Priory in the Age of Becket

Peter Fergusson

This fascinating book recounts the extensive building program that took place at Canterbury Cathedral Priory, England, from 1153 to 1167, during the time when Thomas Becket served as Royal Chancellor and then as archbishop of Canterbury. Masterminded by... (read more)

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