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  • Art and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Europeby Nigel Aston

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 45.00

    Eighteenth-century Europe witnessed monumental upheavals in both the Catholic and Protestant faiths and the repercussions rippled down to the churches’ religious art forms. Nigel Aston now chronicles here the intertwining of cultural and institutional turmoil during this pivotal century.            ... more...

  • If Walls Could Talkby Lucy Worsley

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    A fascinating look at how people really lived, loved and died over the centuries, to tie-in with Lucy Worsley's major television series for BBC2 and BBC4, with Silver River productions, to be broadcast in Spring 2011 more...

  • Great Monuments of Indiaby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2009; Not Available

    A sumptuous portrait of India's greatest monuments, in ebook format With a recorded history that goes back 5,000 years, India's architectural heritage includes an impressive array of monuments, ranging from centuries-old temples, tombs and forts to exquisite palaces and public halls. Explore eleven of these architectural gems through over... more...

  • Spectacular Vernacularby David Long

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    Lifting the lid on London, Spectacular Vernacular reveals the stories behind its 100 strangest and most enigmatic buildings. Some are open to the public, if you know who to ask. Others remain strictly off-limits, thus heightening the sense of mystery surrounding them. But many are so familiar that few of us ever stop to consider just how curious they... more...

  • Zwischenstadtby Thomas Sieverts

    Birkhäuser 2000; US$ 42.00

    Die kompakte historische europäische Stadt löst sich auf und macht einer ganz anderen, weltweit sich ausbreitenden Stadtform Platz: Der verstädterten Landschaft oder der verlandschafteten Stadt, die Sieverts mit dem Begriff «Zwischenstadt» kennzeichnet. more...

  • The Urban Code of Chinaby Dieter Hassenpflug; Mark Kammerbauer

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 53.50

    Was ist das Chinesische an der chinesischen Stadt? Ihre Syntax? Ihr Code? Durch seine Entschlüsselung vermag der Autor die Vielfalt der empirischen Eindrücke zu ordnen und auch aktuelle, von europäischen Architekten geplante Stadtgründungen in China neu zu ?lesen?. more...

  • Big Benby Peter MacDonald

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.65

    Big Ben is perhaps the most famous clock in the world. Peter Macdonald tells its story, from its conception in the 1830s to its establishment as the national timepiece and the symbol of Britain up to the present day. more...

  • Ramparts of Empireby Timothy Crick

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    Ramparts of Empire is a detailed and engaging study of his life and works. As the first comprehensive study of this influential Victorian, the book is an important contribution to military and engineering history as well as to the history of Imperial Britain. Timothy Crick makes extensive use of extracts from Jervois’ diaries in order to present... more...

  • Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeologyby Michael Stratton; Barrie Trinder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.95

    This book examines the industrial monuments of twentieth- century Britain. Each chapter takes a specific theme and examines it in the context of the buildings and structure of the twentieth century. The authors are both leading experts in the field, having written widely on various aspects of the subject. In this new and comprehensive survey they respond... more...

  • On Architectureby Vitruvius

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    In De architectura ( c .40 BC), Vitruvius discusses in ten encyclopedic chapters aspects of Roman architecture, engineering and city planning. Vitruvius also included a section on human proportions. Because it is the only antique treatise on architecture to have survived, De architectura has been an invaluable source of information for scholars.... more...