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  • Vitruvius Britannicusby Colen Campbell

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    A consortium of British architects and their patrons rebelled against the early eighteenth century's Baroque excesses and turned instead toward the Renaissance works of Andrea Palladio for inspiration. These Neo-Palladians guided the course of British architecture toward classical principles, and the Vitruvius Britannicus (British Vitruvius) reflects... more...

  • The Gargoyle Bookby Lester Burbank Bridaham; Ralph Adams Cram

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    Amid the soaring grandeur of arches and spires lurks a more down-to-earth architectural flourish: the grinning head of a gargoyle. Singly and clustered, these intriguing creatures form as distinctive an element of Gothic architecture as the flying buttress. Nowhere are they more prominent than along the walls of French cathedrals, and this magnificently... more...

  • The Seven Lamps of Architectureby John Ruskin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Classic work by the great Victorian expresses his deepest convictions about the nature and role of architecture and its aesthetics. This authoritative edition includes reproductions of the 14 original plates of Ruskin's superb drawings of architectural details from such structures as the Doge's Palace in Venice to the Cathedral of Rouen. more...

  • The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Ageby Arnold Lewis; James Turner; Steven McQuillin

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Best source of information and illustrations for private houses in Eastern cities during the early 1880s. Rare photographs of mansions belonging to Vanderbilt, Morgan, Grant, and many others. Extensive, informative new text. more...

  • Designing the British Post-War Homeby Fiona Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In Designing the British Post-War Home Fiona Fisher explores the development of modern domestic architecture in Britain through a detailed study of the work of the successful Surrey-based architectural practice of Kenneth Wood. Wood?s firm is representative of a geographically distinct category of post-war architectural and design practice - that... more...

  • Medieval Graffitiby Matthew Champion

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 21.14

    For centuries carved writings and artworks in churches lay largely unnoticed. So archaeologist Matthew Champion started a nationwide survey to gather the best examples. In this book he shines a spotlight on a forgotten world of ships, prayers for good fortune, satirical cartoons, charms, curses, windmills, word puzzles, architectural plans and heraldic... more...

  • Virilio for Architectsby John Armitage

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 32.95

    Paul Virilio is an innovative figure in the study of architecture, space, and the city. Virilio for Architects primes readers for their first encounter with his crucial texts on some of the vital theoretical debates of the twenty-first century, including: Oblique Architecture and Bunker Archeology Critical Space and the Overexposed City The... more...

  • Bed Mannersby Ralph Hopton; Anne Balliol

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95

    A vintage light-hearted guide to the fraught battlefield of bedroom etiquette ... Ever wanted to know how to avoid horrifying your husband with your nightly toilette? Or avoid incurring the wrath of your wife when creeping home late at night? First published in the 1930s, the humorous advice in ?Bed Manners? reveals the rules of bedroom etiquette,... more...

  • Rosslyn Chapel Decodedby Alan Butler; John Ritchie

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 9.99

    In the 15th century a new home was built for the priceless holy relics taken from Jerusalem centuries before - a building that, to the initiated, would explain everything about what had gone before and a structure that would be a recreation of the Herodian Temple on the Mount in Jerusalem. This is Rosslyn Chapel and here are its secrets. more...

  • Mons & Coeur du Hainautby Mardaga; Cellule Architecture de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Primento Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    Professionnels de l'architecture et passionnés d'urbanisme et de voyages, partez à la découverte de la capitale européenne de la culture 2015 ! À Mons et en C?ur du Hainaut, le Guide d?architecture moderne et contemporaine invite à regarder l?architecture autrement, et ce au travers d?une sélection de 300 projets, illustrés de plans et situés... more...