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Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

Ross King

On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore--already under construction for more than a century--was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome....... (read more)

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Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
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Architecture After Modernism (World of Art)

Diane Ghirardo

Its discussion of the reshaping of urban environment focuses on London's Dockland, the most ambitious and politically sensitive development in postwar Britain. It also considers the work of lesser-known designers and women architects as well as famous... (read more)

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Cultural Difference and Material Culture in Middle English Romance: Normans and Saxons (Routledge Research in Medieval Literature)

Dominique Battles

This book explores how the cultural distinctions and conflicts between Anglo-Saxons and Normans originating with the Norman Conquest of 1066 prevailed well into the fourteenth century and are manifest in a significant number of Middle English romances... (read more)

Baroque and Rococo
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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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Contemporary Follies

Keith Moskow

Contemporary Follies showcases outstanding examples of contemporary design that address our place in nature, emerging from the Enlightenment spirit of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Thomas Jefferson, the English picturesque folly, and the forest retreats of... (read more)

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Modern Architecture (Oxford History of Art)

Alan Colquhoun

Colquhoun, an eminent scholar in the field of architecture, offers here a new account of international modernism that explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The book focuses on the work... (read more)

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Biblioteca Ilustrada #10: Las Grandes Piramides: Cronica de un Mito

Jean-pierre Corteggiani

The books in this wonderfully diverse series cover topics such as archaeology, art, culture, history, literature, science, and religion in a dynamic and informative way. The texts are bolstered by rigorous historical information and accompanied by... (read more)

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