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Outcast Visionary

Yurii Pavlovich Spegal'skii and the Reconstruction of Pskov

by Larry Cothren

Outcast Visionary: Yu. P. Spegal'skii and the Reconstruction of Pskov, is the first comprehensive, critical biography in any language of this outstanding man, a native of one of Russia's oldest and most beautiful cities, Pskov. It is the story ...

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Palmyra

An Irreplaceable Treasure

by Paul Veyne

<p>Located northeast of Damascus, in an oasis surrounded by palms and two mountain ranges, the ancient city of Palmyra has the aura of myth. According to the Bible, the city was built by Solomon. Regardless of its actual origins, it was an ...

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Passion and Control: Dutch Architectural Culture of the Eighteenth Century

by Freek Schmidt

Passion and Control explores Dutch architectural culture of the eighteenth century, revealing the central importance of architecture to society in this period and redefining long-established paradigms of early modern architectural history. ...

ISBN: 9781134797042

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Penzen Design Studies

by Peter Magyar

<p>Unify knowing and feeling with the act of drawing! Since this process is influenced by our genetic memory, the outcome can be unpredictable. If the drawn investigation questions the fundamentals of knowledge, existence and truth, then the ...

ISBN: 9781949712667

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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

by William Shakespeare

<p>Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a play written (at least in part) by William Shakespeare and included in modern editions of his collected works despite some questions over its authorship, as it was not included in the First Folio. Many modern ...

ISBN: 9782291037873

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PILLARS OF FIRE

The First Book of Eli

by ELI

Pillars of Fire -The first book of Eli is author Eli's highly engrossing book that shows readers his unique perceptions on extraterrestrial life and its significance to ancient biblical scriptures and humanities evolution.Pillars of fire is a ...

ISBN: 9781493181797

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Place and Space in the Medieval World

by Meg Boulton, Jane Hawkes & Heidi Stoner

<p>This book addresses the critical terminologies of place and space (and their role within medieval studies) in a considered and critical manner, presenting a scholarly introduction written by the editors alongside thematic case studies that ...

ISBN: 9781315413631

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Podtours of the great French cathedrals and their cities

by AM Kirkby

<p>France was where the Gothic style was invented, and the great cathedrals of Paris and the Ile de France bear witness to the huge changes in art, architecture, and society that happened in the Middle Ages. These self-guided tours take you ...

ISBN: 9781311083586

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Portrait of an Island

The Architecture and Material Culture of Gorée, Sénégal, 1758–1837

by Mark Hinchman

<p>The once famous trading center of Gorée, Sénégal today lies in the busy harbor of the modern city of Dakar. From its beginnings as a modest outpost, Gorée became one of the intersections which linked African trading routes to the European ...

ISBN: 9780803280892

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Power in Stone

Cities as Symbols of Empire

by Geoffrey Parker

<p>From ancient Persia to the Third Reich, imperial powers have built cities in their image, seeking to reflect their power and influence through a show of magnificence and a reflection of their values. Statues, pictures, temples, palaces—all ...

ISBN: 9781780233260

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Practicing Utopia

An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement

by Rosemary Wakeman

<p>The typical town springs up around a natural resource—a river, an ocean, an exceptionally deep harbor—or in proximity to a larger, already thriving town. Not so with “new towns,” which are created by decree rather than out of necessity and ...

ISBN: 9780226346175

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Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.<br /> However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is ...

ISBN: 9788826437804

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Princeton Stories

by Jesse Lynch Williams

<p>Princeton Stories is a book by an American author and dramatist Jesse Lynch Williams. This book published in 1895 (Fourth edition). And now republish in ebook format. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form.

ISBN: 9788827565162

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Purgatorio

by Bernard Kuckuck

<p>The story is about the invention of opera in the Florence of 1600 and an enigmatic letter supposedly written by Beatrice addressed to Dante, involving a line for his Purgatorio, which inspires a young composer to use as central to his own ...

ISBN: 9781503595347

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Pyrrhus (Serapis Classics)

by Jacob Abbott

<p>PYRRHUS, King of Epirus, entered at the very beginning of his life upon the extraordinary series of romantic adventures which so strikingly marked his career. He became an exile and a fugitive from his father's house when he was only two ...

ISBN: 9783962559533

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Ramparts of Empire: The Fortifications of Sir William Jervois, Royal Engineer 1821 - 1897

by Crick, Mr Timothy

<p><p><BR>William Jervois was a military engineer who rose to prominence as a result of Lord Palmerston&rsquo;s extensive programme of fortification against a feared French invasion in the middle years of the nineteenth century. <em>Ramparts of ...

ISBN: 9780859899406

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Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classes

by Nnamdi Elleh

<p>The expansion of cities in the late C19th and middle part of the C20th in the developing and the emerging economies of the world has one major urban corollary: it caused the proliferation of unplanned parts of the cities that are identified ...

ISBN: 9781317071044

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Rebuilding Anatolia after the Mongol Conquest

Islamic Architecture in the Lands of Rum, 1240–1330

by Patricia Blessing

<p>This book is a study of Islamic architecture in Anatolia following the Mongol conquest in 1243. Complex shifts in rule, movements of population, and cultural transformations took place that affected architecture on multiple levels. Beginning ...

ISBN: 9781351906289

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Reciting Dante in Florence. Unexpected Travel Experiences. Culture Hikes in Italy

by Denis Roubien

<p>The purpose of this book is to present Florence through the eyes of a traveller who had some experiences that helped him feel the special atmosphere of this major centre of Western culture. Rather than presenting too many details, this book, ...

ISBN: 9781370578658

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Relics of the Reich: The Buildings The Nazis Left Behind

by Philpott, Colin

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Relics of the Reich is the story of what happened to the buildings the Nazis left behind. Hitler&rsquo;s Reich may have been defeated in 1945 but many buildings, military installations and other sites remained. At the end of ...

ISBN: 9781473844278

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