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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...

  • Baroque Artby Victoria Charles; Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    The Baroque period lasted from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the middle of the eighteenth century. Baroque art was artists? response to the Catholic Church?s demand for solemn grandeur following the Council of Trent, and through its monumentality and grandiloquence it seduced the great European courts. Amongst the Baroque arts, architecture... more...

  • Chinese Houses of Southeast Asiaby Ronald G. Knapp; A. Chester Ong; Wang Gungwu

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 49.95

    Featuring over 350 beautiful photographs, Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia captures the architectural heritage of a vibrant community. The multiple Chinese migrations from southeastern China to Southeast Asia have had important implications for both regions. In Southeast Asia this influence can be seen in the architecturally eclectic homes these... more...

  • The Great Bridgeby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 20.00

    The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world?s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough. This monumental book is the enthralling story of one of the greatest events in our nation?s... more...

  • Mysteries of the Mallby Witold Rybczynski

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 27.99

    A deep exploration of modern life that examines our cities, public places, and homes Following How Architecture Works , Witold Rybczynski casts a seasoned critical eye over the modern scene with Mysteries of the Mall . His subject is nothing less than the broad setting of our metropolitan world. In thirty-five discerning essays, Rybczynski... more...

  • Detached Americaby James A. Jacobs

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    During the quarter century between 1945 and 1970, Americans crafted a new manner of living that shaped and reshaped how residential builders designed and marketed millions of detached single-family suburban houses. The modest two- and three-bedroom houses built immediately following the war gave way to larger and more sophisticated houses... more...

  • Mid-Century Modernism in Turkeyby Meltem Ö Gürel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Mid-Century Modernism in Turkey studies the unfolding of modern architecture in Turkey during the 1950s and 1960s. The book brings together scholars who have carried out extensive research on post-WWII modernism in a global context. The authors situate Turkish architectural case studies within an international framework during this period, providing... more...

  • Transcultural Architectureby Assoc Prof Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Critical Regionalism is a notion which gained popularity in architectural debate as a synthesis of universal, 'modern' elements and individualistic elements derived from local cultures. This book shifts the focus from Critical Regionalism towards a broader concept of 'Transcultural Architecture' and defines Critical Regionalism as a subgroup of the... more...

  • Thatched Roofs and Open Sidesby Carrie Dilley

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Before and during the Seminole Wars, the Seminoles typically used chickee huts as hideouts and shelters. But in the twentieth century, the government deemed the abodes "primitive" and "unfit." Rather than move into non-chickee housing, the Seminoles began to modernize and have continued to evolve the thatched roof structures to meet the needs of their... more...