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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jeffersonby Hugh Howard

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    Yes, they make rather an odd couple-but, truly, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) and Fiske Kimball (1888-1955) are the Johnson and Boswell of the story of American architecture. If not for Dr. Fiske Kimball, we might never have known that Thomas Jefferson was an architect. Though he was hailed as a brilliant statesman, Jefferson was all but unknown as... more...

  • Handbook of Greek Architectureby Monika Truemper

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 308.00

    Greek Architecture is the first comprehensive English handbook on ancient Greek architecture since W.B. Dinsmoor's 1927 standard work. Offering an in-depth examination of the subject, it focuses in particular on civic, commercial, and domestic architecture, topics long neglected in favor of sacred architecture. The volume serves as a manual to the... more...

  • Bridgeby Peter Bishop

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 27.00

    Peter Bishop provides a comprehensive historical account of the role of bridges in the advancement of human culture. 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...

  • Space in the Medieval Westby Meredith Cohen; Fanny Madeline

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    In the last two decades, research on spatial paradigms and practices has gained momentum across disciplines and periods, including the field of medieval studies. Responding to this ‘spatial turn’ in the humanities, the essays collected here generate new ideas about how medieval space was defined, constructed, and practiced in Europe, particularly... 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...

  • 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...