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- Profile 2011; US$ 14.38
There can be few more historic places in the world. Caesar was cremated there. Charles V and Mussolini rode by it in triumph. Napoleon celebrated his Festival of Liberty there. David Watkin's Forum is the site as it was famous for centuries, celebrated in the romantic views of the Grand Tour, not the archaeologists' building site it has become.... more...
- Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 27.95
From Chicago to Toronto to Shanghai, cities around the world have sprouted “iconic” buildings by celebrity architects like Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind that compete for attention both on the skyline and in the media. But in recent years, criticism of these extreme “gestural” structures, known for their often-exaggerated... more...
- Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2011; US$ 19.95
Five hundred stunning duotone photographs showcase the finest, most majestic, and interesting examples of architecture in one of the world's most beloved cities The greatest buildings, monuments, and structures of New York come to life in these inspiring, neighborhood-by-neighborhood photographic tours. Each building is featured in a rich, fine-resolution... more...
- Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2012; US$ 19.99
Five hundred stunning duotone photographs showcase the finest, most majestic, and interesting examples of architecture in one of the world's most beloved cities The greatest buildings, monuments, and structures of London come to life in these inspiring, neighborhood-by-neighborhood photographic tours. Each building is featured in a rich, fine-resolution... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99
Today, there are more than twenty complete zodiacs in Washington, D.C., each one pointing to an extraordinary mystery. David Ovason, who has studied these astrological devices for ten years, now reveals why they have been placed in such abundance in the center of our nation's capital and explains their interconnections. His richly illustrated text... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99
A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan... more...
- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95
Die islamische Kunst ist weder die Kunst einer Nation noch eines Volkes, sondern die Kunst des Islam. Die von der arabischen Halbinsel kommenden Glšubigen eroberten innerhalb weniger Jahrhunderte ein Gebiet, das sich vom Atlantik bis zum Indischen Ozean erstreckte. Diese vielgestaltige, sehr spirituelle, multi-kulturelle und multi-ethnische Kunst,... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95
At the turn of the last century, the American middle class was expanding rapidly as homesteaders moved west and as trains took travellers across the country, where they established themselves in the depot towns that erupted along train lines. With that growth came the demand for new homes, and from that demand grew a new industry: mail-order homes.... more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 39.95
Ernst L. Freud (1892?1970) was a son of Sigmund Freud and the father of painter Lucian Freud and the late Sir Clement Freud, politician and broadcaster. After his studies in Munich and Vienna, where he and his friend Richard Neutra attended Adolf Loos?s private Bauschule, Freud practiced in Berlin and, after 1933, in London.... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 7.99
From Manchester's deadly cotton works to London's literary salons, a brilliant exploration of how the Victorians created the modern city Since Charles Dickens first described Coketown in Hard Times , the nineteenth-century city, born of the industrial revolution, has been a byword for deprivation, pollution, and criminality. Yet, as... more...