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Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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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)


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)


Ancient and Classical
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Origins of Classical Architecture: Temples, Orders, and Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Greece

Mark Wilson Jones

The Greek architectural orders—Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian—lie at the heart of the classical traditions of building, and yet satisfying accounts for their origins have proved elusive. In contrast with conventional theories that would see the... (read more)


Medieval
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Gargoyles and Grotesques (Shire Library)

Alex Woodcock

Gargoyles are an architectural feature designed to throw rainwater clear of the walls of a building. Widely used on medieval churches, these water spouts were often richly decorated, and fashioned as serpents' heads and other fanciful shapes. Today, the... (read more)


Contemporary (1945-)
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Synergicity: Reinventing the Postindustrial City

Paul Hardin Kapp

SynergiCity: Reinventing the Postindustrial City proposes a new and invigorating vision of urbanism, architectural design, and urban revitalization in twenty-first-century America. Culling transformative ideas from the realms of historic preservation... (read more)


Renaissance
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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)


General
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The Architecture of Historic Hungary

Dora Wiebenson

Hungary's legacy of historic and modernist buildings rivals that of any country in Eastern or Western Europe. This comprehensive survey of Hungarian architecture from Roman times to the present, the first to be published in English, makes that case... (read more)


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