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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.

The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

by Nathan T. Elkins

At age 65, Nerva assumed the role of emperor of Rome; just sixteen months later, his reign ended with his death. Nerva's short reign robbed his regime of the opportunity for the emperor's imperial image to be...

House Us

by Kent Mundle, Jae-Sung Chon & Dale Wiebe

How should we House Us tomorrow? How have our lifestyles changed in recent years that might demand new forms of living? Can we rearrange or redistribute existing models to fit our needs? Or, must entirely new...

The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers

by T.J. Clark

From T.J. Clark comes this provocative study of the origins of modern art in the painting of Parisian life by Edouard Manet and his followers.

The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s was a brand-new city, recently...

Modernism and the making of the Soviet New Man

by Tijana Vujosevic

The creation of Soviet culture in the 1920s and the 1930s was the most radical of modernist projects, both in aesthetic and in political terms. Modernism and the Making of the New Man explores the architecture...

History of the Inquisition from Its Establishement Till the Present Time

by William Sime

Among the numerous and varied methods which the Popish Church has adopted, to maintain its usurped sway over the minds and bodies of men, none has been more effectual than the erection of the Inquisition. Established...

The Framing of Sacred Space

by Jelena Bogdanovic

The Framing of Sacred Space offers the first topical study of canopies as essential spatial and symbolic units in Byzantine-rite churches. Centrally planned columnar structures--typically comprised of four columns...

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...

A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil

by Max Ernst & Dorothea Tanning

In the course of browsing an illustrated book of objects—umbrellas, watches, tools, clothes—artist Max Ernst was struck by the items' unusual juxtapositions. By manipulating the Victorian-era engravings...

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....

The Recording Machine: Art and Fact during the Cold War

by Joshua Shannon

A revealing look at the irrevocable change in art during the 1960s and its relationship to the modern culture of fact

This refreshing and erudite book offers a new understanding of the transformation of photography...

Peter Eisenman

by Vladan Djokić & Petar Bojanić

Peter Eisenman discusses with architects and philosophers: Jörg H. Gleiter (Germany), Kim Förster (Switzerland), Preston Scott Cohen (USA), Emmanuel Petit (USA), Mario Carpo (USA), Sarah M. Whiting (USA),...

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...

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

Illustrated Edition. Part 1 - 5

The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomègue, and approached the harbor...

The Trojan War

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Trojan War in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Trojan War. When Menelaus,...

Rembrandt's Angel

by Steven M. Moore

Esther Brookstone’s life is at a crossroads. A Scotland Yard inspector who specializes in stolen art, she’s reluctantly considering retirement. A three-time widow, she can’t quite decide whether paramour...

Remembering Places: A Memoir

by Joseph Rykwert

Born in Warsaw in 1926, Joseph Rykwert is one of the best-known critics and historians of architecture. One of very few writers to be awarded the RIBA's highest honour, the Royal Gold Medal, in 2014, and author...

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood,...

Frankenstein Or: The Modern Prometheus

by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic. My ancestors had been for many years counsellors and syndics, and my father had filled several public situations with...

Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë

There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.  We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company, dined early) the...