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Henry V

by Charles Kingsford

This was the threefold task of the House of Lancaster: to recover prestige abroad, to restore peace at home, to re-establish order in the Church. For Henry of Bolingbroke the crown was to prove a thankless burden;...


History of Western Europe

by James Robinson

By far one of the greatest history books ever written, James Robinson's classic of Western European history is an absolute must-read for anyone seeking a greater understanding of the power struggles and armed...


Edward I

by Robert Seeley

Edward I, also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots, was King of England from 1272 to 1307. He spent much of his reign reforming royal administration and common law. Through an extensive legal...


Architecture That Speaks: S. C. P. Vosper and Ten Remarkable Buildings at Texas A&M

by Nancy T. McCoy, David G. Woodcock & Carolyn Brown

When the A&M College of Texas opened its doors in 1876, its early buildings followed a Victorian architectural style. Classical architecture came to the campus with the Academic Building, after the 1912 fire...


Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon

by Avi Lifschitz & Michael Squire

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing first published Laokoon, oder über die Grenzen der Mahlerey und Poesie (Laocoon, or on the Limits of Painting and Poetry) in 1766. Over the last 250 years, Lessing's essay has exerted...


Peeps at Royal Palaces of Great Britain

by Beatrice Home

Scarcely anything remains to-day to remind us of the vast size and the magnificence of the Palace of Westminster, the royal residence of the English Kings from the time of Edward the Confessor until the reign...


Still Modernism

by Louise Hornby

Still Modernism offers a critique of the modernist imperative to embrace motion, speed, and mobility. In the context of the rise of kinetic technologies and the invention of motion pictures, it claims that stillness...


Capital's Punishment

by John Danielski

The White House is in flames, the Capitol a gutted shell. President Madison is in hiding. Organized resistance has collapsed, and British soldiers prowl the streets of Washington.

Two islands of fortitude rise...


Designing San Francisco

by Alison Isenberg

A major new urban history of the design and development of postwar San Francisco

Designing San Francisco is the untold story of the formative postwar decades when U.S. cities took their modern shape amid clashing...


Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture

by James Paz

Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture uncovers the voice and agency possessed by nonhuman things across Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture. It makes a new contribution to 'thing...


Quinta Mazatlan: A Visual Journey

by Eileen Mattei, Pino Shah & Carrie Rood

Quinta Mazatlan: A Visual Journey, is a celebration of the architectural and cultural wonders of McAllen's most distinctive mansion and landscape.  Photographer Deval Pino Shah and writer Eileen Mattei collaborated...


Re-Act

by Gianpiero Venturini & Carlo Venegoni

Urban re-activation is becoming an increasingly relevant and complex topic in Europe, as it brings together a growing community of influential actors who, in recent years, have established a number of successful...


Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture

by Hugo S. L. Hens

Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979, complaints about "sick buildings", thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move...


The 50 Greatest Prehistoric Sites of the World

by Barry Stone

Humanity’s written history stretches back only 5,000 years, a mere blip on the timeline of our existence. If you want to know what it really means to be fully human, to see the whole story, you need to go...


Art and its global histories

by Diana Newall

The Reader Art and its global histories represents an invaluable teaching tool, offering content ranging from academic essays and excerpts, new translations, interviews with curators and artists, to art criticism....


The synthetic proposition

by Nizan Shaked

The synthetic proposition examines the impact of Civil Rights, Black Power, the student, feminist and sexual-liberty movements on conceptualism and its legacies in the United States between the late 1960s and...


Thoughts On Art and Life

by Leonardo Da Vinci & Maurice Baring (Translator)

Thoughts On Art and Life by Leonardo Da Vinci; translated by Translated by Maurice Baring, english edition 1906.

A fascinating collection of writings from the great polymath of the Italian Renaissaince, Leonardo...


Architecture of the Lower Rio Grande Valley: An Introduction

by Pino Shah, Stephen Fox & Carrie Rood

Through photographs, 'Architecture of the Lower Rio Grande Valley: An Introduction,' celebrates the architecture of the Texas-Mexico border region, its craftsmen, its cultures and its climate. The architectural...


Places of the Soul: Architecture and environmental design as healing art

by Christopher Day

For Christopher Day, architecture isn't just about the appearance of buildings but how they're experienced as places to be in. Occupants' experience can differ radically from designers' intentions as their concerns...


Rosslyn Treasury

by P.L. Snow

A collection of stories represented by the carvings at Rosslyn Chapel, drawn from the beginnings of the world, Ancient Egypt, the Holy Land, Celtic myth and Scottish history.