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Baroque and Rococo
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The Story of Baroque Architecture

Claudia Zanlungo

Focusing on Romanesque architecture, this book gives readers the tools they need to grasp the architectural language and building forms of this style. Part of an accessibly written and generously illustrated series on architecture through the ages, this... (read more)

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The Master Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright (Norton Library)

Peter Blake

Le Corbusier gave to modern design a sure and brilliant sense of form; Mies brought an almost Gothic discipline of structure; and Wright heralded a new and dramatic concept of space and freedom. Through this triple focus, Peter Blake provides a... (read more)

Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures: Concepts for Designing Building Exteriors

Mayine Yu

Integrate the best building envelope construction methods, materials science, and structural principles in your work using this book as a resource to help you… With more than seventy significant case studies located in North America, South America... (read more)

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Church Misericords and Bench Ends (Shire Library)

Richard Hayman

Although misericords were originally installed on the hidden undersides of church folding seats to provide comfort to those standing for long periods of prayer, the have gradually become more ornately carved and decorated. Now they, along with the... (read more)

Contemporary (1945-)
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How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit

Witold Rybczynski

An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Architecture is both the setting for our everyday... (read more)

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Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey

Charles Hind

This catalogue of the Palladio and His Legacy exhibition, centred on original drawings and books by the most significant and influential architect in the western world, Andrea Palladio (1508-80), examines his personal development and architecture, his... (read more)

Ancient and Classical
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Private Gardens: Personal Gardens of Ancient China (Library of Ancient Chinese Architecture)

Liyao Cheng

Private Gardens traces the origin and development of private gardens in ancient China, explores their design and construction, and immerses the reader in their beauty with vivid color photographs and detailed illustrations.... (read more)

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