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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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    De Gruyter 2012; 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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 52.00

    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...

  • Domestic Space in Classical Antiquityby Lisa C. Nevett

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 29.00

    Explores the wider cultural framework in which we should study the housing in the Greek and Roman worlds. more...

  • Big Benby Peter MacDonald

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    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...

  • Power And Architectureby Michael Minkenberg

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 39.95

    Capital cities have been the seat of political power and central stage for their state?s political conflicts and rituals throughout the ages. In the modern era, they provide symbols for and confer meaning to the state, thereby contributing to the ?invention? of the nation. Capitals capture the imagination of natives, visitors and outsiders alike,... more...