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The Cemeteries of New Orleans

by Peter B. Dedek

In The Cemeteries of New Orleans, Peter B. Dedek reveals the origins and evolution of the Crescent City’s world-famous necropolises, exploring both their distinctive architecture and their cultural impact....


Traditional Chinese Architecture

by Xinian Fu, Alexandra Harrer & Nancy S. Steinhardt

Translated by Alexandra Harrer

Fu Xinian is considered by many to be the world's leading historian of Chinese architecture. He is an expert on every type of Chinese architecture from every period through the...


Freud's Trip to Orvieto

by Nicholas Fox Weber

“Freud’s Trip to Orvieto is at once profound and wonderfully diverse, and as gripping as any detective story. Nicholas Fox Weber mixes psychoanalysis, art history, and the personal with an intricacy and spiritedness...


The Great Exhibition, 1851

by Jonathan Shears

The Great Exhibition, 1851: A sourcebook is the first anthology of its kind. It presents a comprehensive array of carefully selected primary documents, sourced from the period before, during and after the Exhibition...


The Man Who Would be King

by Rudyard Kipling

The Man Who Would be King (1888) is a short story by Rudyard Kipling chronicling the adventures of two British men who become kings in Kafiristan (now a province of Afghanistan).


Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

by Mike Lankford

Why did Leonardo Da Vinci leave so many of his major works uncompleted? Why did this resolute pacifist build war machines for the notorious Borgias? Why did he carry the Mona Lisa with him everywhere he went...


The Tao of Architecture

by Amos Ih Tiao Chang & David Wang

Frank Lloyd Wright first noted the affinity between modern Western architecture and the philosophy of the ancient Chinese writer Laotzu. In this classic work, Amos Ih Tiao Chang expands on that idea, developing...


The Law School at the University of Virginia: Architectural Expansion in the Realm of Thomas Jefferson

by Philip Mills Herrington

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterwork of Thomas Jefferson, the "Academical Village" at the heart of the University of Virginia has long attracted the attention of visitors and scholars alike. Yet...


Images of Mithra

by Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish & Rachel Wood et al.

With a history of use extending back to Vedic texts of the second millennium BC, derivations of the name Mithra appear in the Roman Empire, across Sasanian Persia, and in the Kushan Empire of southern Afghanistan...


Fallen Glory

by James Crawford

An inviting, fascinating compendium of twenty-one of history's most famous lost places, from the Tower of Babel to the Twin Towers

Buildings are more like us than we realize. They can be born into wealth or poverty,...


Chasing Covered Bridges

by Paul Parrott

A full color Virtual Encyclopedia"" of America's Covered Bridges! Chasing Covered Bridges lists locations, including state, county, etc.) and contains more than 260 full color featured photos, with a total of...


A Thousand Days in Berlin

by andy watson

This book captures the energy and sense of wonder in early 1990s Berlin as seen by a young property professional who lived and worked in the reunified city. A Thousand Days recalls how the city's vibrant history...


The Political Aesthetics of the Armenian Avant-Garde

by Angela Harutyunyan

This book addresses late-Soviet and post-Soviet art in Armenia in the context of turbulent transformations from the late 1980s to 2004. It explores the emergence of 'contemporary art' in Armenia from within...


Integrating Project Delivery

by Martin Fischer, Howard W. Ashcraft & Dean Reed

A revolutionary, collaborative approach to design and construction project delivery

Integrated Project Delivery is the first book-length discussion of IPD, the emergent project delivery method that draws on...


The Beaver Hall Group 2-Book Bundle

by Evelyn Walters

From the vanguard of Modernism in Montreal, the Beaver Hall Group included painters who are now ranked among Canada's most distinguished artists. Evelyn Walters brings her extensive knowledge of the group to...


Engineering for Kids: Building and Construction Fun | Children's Engineering Books

by Baby Professor

Building is made more enjoyable with this artsy take on the subject. This educational book explains what it's like to be at a construction site but without the overuse of words. Rather, kids are given a treat...


Ancient Roman Roads and Architecture-Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor

Unleash both the historian and architect in your kids with this Ancient Roman Roads and Architecture History Book. There is a whole different but beautifully thought-of world in the ancient Rome that your children...


Confucius and His Teachings about Life- Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor

Don't wait until your kids get to school before they learn about who Confucius is. Get them this book and create an edge among other kids by teaching them history effortlessly. Confucius and his teachings are...


The Mythical Medieval Beasts Ancient History of Europe | Children's Medieval Books

by Baby Professor

The mythical medieval beasts are part of Europe’s ancient history. They have been deeply embedded in their cultures and traditions that you can still hear stories about them. Scientifically, these beasts never...


Mysteries In History For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore History Book Edition

by Baby Professor

Why is it important to go back to the past? Maybe because you want to understand the present and even foresee the future. It could also be because you want to see the struggles and experience the victories the...