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Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on artists...


Now I Sit Me Down

by Witold Rybczynski

Have you ever wondered where rocking chairs came from, or why cheap plastic chairs are suddenly everywhere?

In Now I Sit Me Down, the distinguished architect and writer Witold Rybczynski chronicles the history...


The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

by Sebastian Smee

Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon—whose fraught, competitive...


The Clarity of Hindsight: The Words and Deeds of the Era

by Cap Parlier

To explain the British attack on the French fleet at anchor in the harbor at Mers-el-Kébir [3.July.1940], Sir Winston Churchill said, “What matters are events, not words.”  His uncharacteristic humility...


The Glamour of Strangeness

by Jamie James

From the early days of steamship travel, artists stifled by the culture of their homelands fled to islands, jungles, and deserts in search of new creative and emotional frontiers. Their flight inspired a unique...


Abstract Expressionism For Beginners

by Richard Klin, Lily Prince & Steven Zucker

Abstract Expressionism was the defining movement in American art during the years following World War II, making New York City the center of the international art scene. But what the heck did it mean! The drips,...


Power at Ground Zero

Secrets of Success for Architects in China: Insights from the Men and Women who Built Modern China

by Crombie Gavin, Lawley Lisa & Fabio Cibati

Why should you read this book?

If you are a young, or not so young design professional and you want to not only work in China but downright prosper and succeed then this book is essential.

It’s a distillation...


Design/Build with Jersey Devil: A Handbook for Education and Practice

by Charlie Hailey

Steve Badanes, Jim Adamson, and John Ringel believe an architect's job does not stop at designing a building, but that it extends to constructing it as well. Now working into their fifth decade, Jersey Devil,...


On Art and Painting: Vicente Carducho and Baroque Spain

by Dr. Jean Andrews, Dr. Jeremy Roe & Dr. Oliver Noble-Wood

A collection of essays by international experts on Vicente Carducho's treatise the Dialogues on Painting (1633), which dealt with the depiction of religious and profane subjects, the creation of collections...


Inconspicuous: Walter Rothwell's Undercover Journey During the Cold War

by Wes Choc

Born in the U.S. to two then famous parents, Walter Rothwell's mother took him back to Europe as a young boy. His mother, an operatic diva, was lead in Aalban Berg's opera, Wozzeck; and, Wally played onstage...


Relics of the Reich: The Buildings The Nazis Left Behind

by Colin Philpott

Relics of the Reich is the story of what happened to the buildings the Nazis left behind. Hitler’s Reich may have been defeated in 1945 but many buildings, military installations and other sites remained....


The Situationist International in Britain: Modernism, Surrealism, and the Avant-Garde

by Sam Cooper

This book tells, for the first time, the story of the Situationist International's influence and afterlives in Britain, where its radical ideas have been rapturously welcomed and fiercely resisted. The Situationist...


Film, Architecture and Spatial Imagination

by Renée| Tobe

Films use architecture as visual shorthand to tell viewers everything they need to know about the characters in a short amount of time. Illustrated by a diverse range of films from different eras and cultures,...


London Then and Now - People and Places

by Frank Hopkinson

London Then and Now - People and Places takes an amazing cross-section of vintage photographs of London from the 1850s through to the 1960s, and pairs them up with the same view as it looks today. The great...


50 Architects 50 Buildings: The buildings that inspire architects

by Twentieth Century Society & Pamela Buxton

The most inspirational buildings in the world, as chosen by well-known contemporary architects. In this book, published in conjunction with the Twentieth Century Society, 50 contemporary architects choose the...


Art in the Making: Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing

by Glenn Adamson & Julia Bryan-Wilson

The first book to address the significance of the materials and methods used to make contemporary artworks Today, artists are able to create using multiple methods of production—from painting to digital technologies...


Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World

by Michael Fox

Recent technological developments in biology, computation, cybernetics, engineering, industrial design, materials, and robotics allow architecture to evolve beyond static functionality and become an active participant—with...


The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture

by Charissa N. Terranova & Meredith Tromble

The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture collects thirty essays from a transdisciplinary array of experts on biology in art and architecture. The book presents a diversity of hybrid art-and-science...


Adaptive Sensory Environments: An Introduction

by Maria Lorena Lehman

Adaptive Sensory Environments: An Introduction presents a cutting-edge methodology for adaptive sensory design by fostering an inter-disciplinary approach in which aspects of neuroscience, biophilia, captology,...