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The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

by Marc Kushner

The founder of Architizer.com and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture....


Architecture in Black: Theory, Space and Appearance

by Darell Wayne Fields

Based on analysis of historical, philosophical, and semiotic texts, Architecture in Black presents a systematic examination of the theoretical relationship between architecture and blackness. Now updated, this...


Orders of Architecture

by R. A. Cordingley

A complete reference to the classical orders of architecture, this magnificently illustrated volume covers the Greek, Roman, and Renaissance periods. In addition to its fully representative selection of works...


San Francisco: A Map of Perceptions

by Andrea Ponsi

San Francisco is a city designed for artists and wanderers. From North Beach, to Chinatown, to the cold, rough surf of Ocean Beach, to Marin, both visitors and lifelong residents have endless opportunities to...


The Rhondda our Valley

by Brian Pattimore

My Father was a Welsh miner and worked in four mines before being disabled from the mines at the age of 19. I am writing this book in memory of my Father and all Miners. I am proud to be a miner's son in this...


Archaeology and the Pan-European Romanesque

by T. O'Keefe

Romanesque is the style name given to the art and architecture of Europe in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. First used in the early nineteenth century to express the perceived indebtedness of the visual-artistic...


An Introduction to Greek Art: Sculpture and Vase Painting in the Archaic and Classical Periods

by Susan Woodford

The four centuries between the composition of the Homeric epics and the conquests of Alexander the Great witnessed an immensely creative period in Greek art, one full of experimentation and innovation. But time...


Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the News

by Jason Hill & Vanessa R. Schwartz

Powerful and often controversial, news pictures promise to make the world at once immediate and knowable. Yet while many great writers and thinkers have evaluated photographs of atrocity and crisis, few have...


Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel

by Annie Cohen-Solal

A fascinating exploration of the life and work of one of America’s most famous and enigmatic postwar visual artists


Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

by Nico Israel

In this elegantly written, intellectually daring study, Nico Israel reveals how spirals are at the heart of some of the most significant literature and visual art of the twentieth century. Juxtaposing the work...


The Fundamentals of Interior Design

by Simon Dodsworth & Stephen Anderson

The second edition of The Fundamentals of Interior Design provides a thorough introduction to the key elements of interior design and the ideas that underpin them. The book describes the entirety of the creative...


Railway Architecture

by Bill Fawcett

A guide to the architecture that gives British railways their identity, from stations to signal boxes.Roots of Britain's railways lie in the wooden-railed colliery wagonways of around 1600, but it was almost...


Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices

by Tim Stott

This book engages debates in current art criticism concerning the turn toward participatory works of art. In particular, it analyzes ludic participation, in which play and games are used organizationally so...


Kahn at Penn: Transformative Teacher of Architecture

by James Williamson

Louis I. Kahn is widely known as an architect of powerful buildings. But although much has been said about his buildings, almost nothing has been written about Kahn as an unconventional teacher and philosopher...


Iconic Designs: 50 Stories about 50 Things

by Grace Lees-Maffei

By returning to the etymological roots of iconicity and showcasing objects which are distinctive, memorable, internationally recognised and the subject of significant media attention, this text addresses what...


Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology, and Utopia

by Luis E. Carranza & Fernando Luiz Lara

Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology, and Utopia is an introductory text on the issues, polemics, and works that represent the complex processes of political, economic, and cultural modernization...


Cruise Through History: Rome to Venice

by Sherry Hutt

Almost a thousand years before the birth of Christ, Greeks rowed west on the Adriatic Sea, landed near what is now Brindisi, and ran form the hell of the boot of Italy to the place where Rome stands today. Hundreds...


Postmodern Advertising in Japan: Seduction, Visual Culture, and the Tokyo Art Directors Club

by Ory Bartal

A major study of postmodern developments in Japanese advertising and art


Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin

“Women” and “architecture” were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, “it is hardly safe to assert” that a connection even exists between the two words....


Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

by Sarah Keller

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel...