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Swahili Port Cities

The Architecture of Elsewhere

by Prita Meier

<p>On the Swahili coast of East Africa, monumental stone houses, tombs, and mosques mark the border zone between the interior of the African continent and the Indian Ocean. Prita Meier explores this coastal environment and shows how an African ...

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Sydney's Martin Place

A cultural and design history

by Judith O'Callaghan & Paul Hogben

<p>Martin Place is one of Sydney's iconic urban places. Since the 1890s it has fulfilled a vital role as a significant public space at the centre of Australia's most populous city; in the heart of the central business district, its powerful ...

ISBN: 9781952535710

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Symbol of Divine Light

The Lamp in Islamic Culture and Other Traditions

by Nicholas Stone

<p>Symbol of Divine Light surveys the history of the mosque lamp, describing the numerous variants made in different historical periods and containing more than 200 stunning color and b/w illustrations. The deep significance of light and the ...

ISBN: 9781936597574

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Tales of a Century-Old Courthouse: New Madrid County, Missouri

by Mary Sue Anton

In 2015, New Madrid County Missouri celebrated its courthouse centennial. To mark the occasion, the classical Greek revival courthouse gained a spruced-up stained glass dome over the rotunda, a resurrected 1821 County Seal, new portraits of ...

ISBN: 9781942168454

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Ten Books on Architecture

by Vitruvius

Ten Books on Architecture - De architectura (English: On architecture, published as Ten Books on Architecture) is a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar ...

ISBN: 9786050452600

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Terragni and Lingeri's Casa Rustici

by Giuseppe Marinoni & Paolo Rosselli

<p>Terragni and Lingeri’s Casa Rustici is going back to its original splendour. Since it was declared a national monument in 1992, a new awareness aimed at the protection was aroused. The stones of the floors, the walls of glass tiles, the ...

ISBN: 9788899165246

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Thatched Roofs and Open Sides

The Architecture of Chickees and Their Changing Role in Seminole Society

by Carrie Dilley

<p><strong>Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians Award of Excellence for a Book</strong> In <em>Thatched Roofs and Open Sides</em>, Carrie Dilley reveals the design, construction, history, and cultural significance of the ...

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The "Wife's Room" in Florentine Palaces of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

by Preyer, Brenda

"In this initial survey of the "wife's room" in Florence I hope to open up the question, rarely explored, of special spaces in Florentine palaces where the wife of the palace's owner resided." ...

ISBN: 9781599103419

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The American Railway, its Construction, Development, Manage - Theodore Voorhees

by Bogart Thomas Curtis Clarke

The railroads of the United States, now aggregating a hundred and fifty thousand miles and having several hundred different managements, are frequently spoken of comprehensively as the railroad system of the country, as though they constituted a

ISBN: 9783736420021

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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

by J. A. Giles & J. Ingram

<p>The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons. The original manuscript of the Chronicle was created late in the 9th century, probably in Wessex, during the reign of Alfred the ...

ISBN: 9788832513455

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The Archaeology of Houses and Households in the Native Southeast

by Benjamin A. Steere

<p><strong>Benjamin A. Steere’s compelling study explores the evolution of houses and households in the southeastern United States from the Woodland to the Historic Indian period (ca. 200 BC to 1800 AD).</strong></p> <p><em>The Archaeology of ...

ISBN: 9780817391195

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The Architects

by Joseph J. Thorndike Jr.

Here is the story of America's greatest architects, whose designs and structures have changed the world - Charles Bulfinch, Benjamin Latrobe, Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, to name but a few. From the United ...

ISBN: 9781640190610

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The Architectural Capriccio

Memory, Fantasy and Invention

by Lucien Steil

<p>Bringing together leading writers and practicing architects including Jean Dethier, David Mayernik, Massimo Scolari, Robert Adam, David Watkin and Leon Krier, this volume provides a kaleidoscopic, multilayered exploration of the Architectural

ISBN: 9781351894708

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The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew

Twentieth Century Architecture, Pioneer Modernism and the Tropics

by Iain Jackson & Jessica Holland

<p>Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew were pioneers of Modern Architecture in Britain and its former colonies from the late 1920s through to the early 1970s. As a barometer of twentieth century architecture, their work traces the major cultural ...

ISBN: 9781317044857

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The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Fourth Edition

A Complete Catalog

by William Allin Storrer

<p>From sprawling houses to compact bungalows and from world-famous museums to a still-working gas station, Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs can be found in nearly every corner of the country. While the renowned architect passed away more than fifty

ISBN: 9780226435893

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The Architecture of Industry

Changing Paradigms in Industrial Building and Planning

by Mathew Aitchison

<p>From the Rust Belt to Silicon Valley, the intersection between architecture and industry has provided a rich and evolving source for historians of architecture. In a historical context, industrial architecture evokes the smoking factories of ...

ISBN: 9781317044796

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The Architecture of Madness

Insane Asylums in the United States

by Carla Yanni

<DIV><P>Elaborately conceived, grandly constructed insane asylums—ranging in appearance from classical temples to Gothic castles—were once a common sight looming on the outskirts of American towns and cities. Many of these buildings were razed ...

ISBN: 9781452913018

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The Architecture of Medieval Churches

Theology of Love in Practice

by John A.H. Lewis

<p><em>The Architecture of Medieval Churches</em> investigates the impact of affective theology on architecture and artefacts, focusing on the Middle Ages as a period of high achievement of this synthesis. It explores aspects of medieval church ...

ISBN: 9781351796040

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The Architecture of Percier and Fontaine and the Struggle for Sovereignty in Revolutionary France

by Iris Moon

<p>As the official architects of Napoleon, Charles Percier (1764–1838) and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762–1853) designed interiors that responded to the radical ideologies and collective forms of destruction that took place during the ...

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The Athenian Agora: Site Guide, Fifth Edition

by Camp II, John McK.

<SPAN STYLE= "font-family: 'Calibri';font-size: 12px;" >This definitive guide to the archaeological remains in the civic and commercial center of ancient Athens is an essential companion to the interested visitor, as well as to students of the ...

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