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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)

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Governing by Design: Architecture, Economy, and Politics in the Twentieth Century (Culture Politics & the Built Environment)


Governing by Design offers a unique perspective on twentieth-century architectural history. It disputes the primacy placed on individuals in the design and planning process and instead looks to the larger influences of politics, culture, economics, and... (read more)

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Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London

Nigel Jones

A dazzling history of the Tower of London, one of the world's busiest tourist attractions, and the people who populated it  Castle, royal palace, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, home to the crown jewels, armory... (read more)

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Behind the Doors of Notorious Covent Garden: The True Story of Covent Garden

Sharland Elizabeth Sharland

Covent Garden, the cultural heart of London, is notorious for its history, ghosts, and the Old Market. Discover the special places unique to this area. It would be interesting to read about the latest fashionable shops, popular pubs and hotels that... (read more)

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Decorative Art 50s

Charlotte Fiell

Design trends and styles of the 1950s Published annually from 1906 until 1980, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook was dedicated to the latest currents in architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalware, and ceramics. Since... (read more)

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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)

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The Art of Classical Details: Theory, Design & Craftsmanship

Phillip James Dodd

Lush, beautiful close-up photography A valuable resource for architects, interior designers, builders and home decorators Featuring a foreword by renowned interior designer David EastonIn The Art of Classical Details, classically trained architect... (read more)

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