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The Genesis of Roman Architecture

by John North Hopkins

<div>This groundbreaking study traces the development of Roman architecture and its sculpture from the earliest days to the middle of the 5th century BCE. Existing narratives cast the Greeks as the progenitors of classical art and architecture ...

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The Genius of Japanese Carpentry

Secrets of an Ancient Craft

by Azby Brown

<p><em>The Genius of Japanese Carpentry</em> tells the story of the 1200-year-old Yakushiji monastery in Nara and the dedicated modern-day craftsmen who are working to restore what has been lost to the depredations of time, fire and warfare. ...

ISBN: 9781462913787

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The Ghosts of Berlin

Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape

by Brian Ladd

<p>In the twenty years since its original publication, <em>The Ghosts of Berlin</em> has become a classic, an unparalleled guide to understanding the presence of history in our built environment, especially in a space as historically ...

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The Grand Designer

Third Marquess of Bute

by Rosemary Hannah

<p>This fascinating biography tells the story of a rich eccentric, whose learning, insight and kindness produced extraordinary results in architecture and life, a man who combined being amongst the richest men of the age with artistic patronage ...

ISBN: 9780857902276

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The Guild and Guild Buildings of Shakespeare's Stratford

Society, Religion, School and Stage

by J.R. Mulryne

<p>The guild buildings of Shakespeare’s Stratford represent a rare instance of a largely unchanged set of buildings which draw together the threads of the town’s civic life. With its multi-disciplinary perspectives on this remarkable group of ...

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The Heart of the City

Legacy and Complexity of a Modern Design Idea

by Leonardo Zuccaro Marchi

<p>The Heart of the City concept, which was introduced at CIAM 8 in 1951, has played an important role in architectural and urban debates. The Heart became the most important of the organic references used in the 1950s for defining a theory of ...

ISBN: 9781317029199

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The Historic Urban Landscape

Managing Heritage in an Urban Century

by Francesco Bandarin & Ron van Oers

<p>This book offers a comprehensive overview of the intellectual developments in urban conservation. The authors offer unique insights from UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the book is richly illustrated with colour photographs. Examples are ...

ISBN: 9781119968092

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The History and Architecture of Cardiff Civic Centre: Black Gold, White City

by Hilling, John B.

The history and architecture of Britain's finest civic centre, and how it came to be created following the boom of the coal industry in the south Wales coalfield. ...

ISBN: 9781783168439

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The Law School at the University of Virginia

Architectural Expansion in the Realm of Thomas Jefferson

by Philip Mills Herrington

<p>As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterwork of Thomas Jefferson, the &quot;Academical Village&quot; at the heart of the University of Virginia has long attracted the attention of visitors and scholars alike. Yet today Jefferson’s ...

ISBN: 9780813939469

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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

by Suetonius

C. Suetonius Tranquillus was the son of a Roman knight who commanded a legion, on the side of Otho, at the battle which decided the fate of the empire in favour of Vitellius. From incidental notices in the following History, we learn that he was

ISBN: 9783736412613

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The Living Mummy

by Ambrose Pratt

<p>The Living Mummy written by Ambrose Pratt who was an Australian writer. This book was published in 1910. And now republish in ebook format. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to ...

ISBN: 9788832538076

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The Living Tradition of Architecture

by José de Paiva

<p><em>The Living Tradition of Architecture</em>explores the depth of architecture as it takes flesh in the living tradition of building, dwelling and thinking. This is a timely appraisal of the field by some of its foremost contributors. Beyond

ISBN: 9781317265436

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The Lofts of SoHo

Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950–1980

by Aaron Shkuda

<p>American cities entered a new phase when, beginning in the 1950s, artists and developers looked upon a decaying industrial zone in Lower Manhattan and saw, not blight, but opportunity: cheap rents, lax regulation, and wide open spaces. Thus, ...

ISBN: 9780226334219

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The Log Cabin

An American Icon

by Alison K. Hoagland

<p>For roughly a century, the log cabin occupied a central and indispensable role in the rapidly growing United States. Although it largely disappeared as a living space, it lived on as a symbol of the settling of the nation. In her ...

ISBN: 9780813940878

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The Log Cabin: An Illustrated History

by Andrew Belonsky

<p><strong>“A stunning, image-driven examination of the &quot;uniquely American symbol of home and hearth” —BuzzFeed (Books Gift Guide)</strong></p> <p><strong>&quot;Lavishly illustrated, this book by a Cincinnati native tells the story of ...

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The Market House of Fayetteville, North Carolina

by Patricia Ann Leahy & Caron Lazar

The Market House of Fayetteville, North Carolina is a building of controversy. <br><br>While to many it is the site of many important events in North Carolina including the ratification of the Federal Constitution of the United States of ...

ISBN: 9781456629014

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The Meaning of Home

by Edwin Heathcote

<p>We are so familiar with the features of our homes – the rooms, fixtures and myriad little decorative details – that we have forgotten how to look at them. We might explore a church, read a book or watch a film, and attempt to decode its ...

ISBN: 9781781011652

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The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

<p>The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Although classified as a comedy in the First Folio, and while it shares certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, ...

ISBN: 9782291037576

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare

<p>The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare, first published in 1602, though believed to have been written prior to 1597. It features the fat knight Sir John Falstaff, and is Shakespeare's only play to deal exclusively with ...

ISBN: 9782291037781

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The Monster in the Garden: The Grotesque and the Gigantic in Renaissance Landscape Design

by Morgan, Luke

<p>In <i>The Monster in the Garden</i>, Luke Morgan develops a new conceptual model of Renaissance landscape design, arguing that the monster was a key figure in Renaissance culture and that the incorporation of the monstrous into gardens was ...

ISBN: 9780812291872

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