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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....


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...


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 Discovery of El Greco: The Nationalization of Culture versus the Rise of Modern Art (1860-1914)

by Eric Storm

Originally published in Dutch and translated to Spanish for the fourth centenary celebration of the death of El Greco in 2014, this book is a comprehensive study of the rediscovery of El Greco - seen as one...


The First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols

by Genevieve von Petzinger

One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey’s paradigm-shattering Origins, The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany...


MIT: An Architectural Tour

by Douglass Shand-Tucci, L. Rafael Reif & John Horner

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded in 1861 as the cornerstone of Copley Square in Boston's Back Bay, then the center of a progressive, proto-globalist Brahmin culture committed to intellectual...


The History and Architecture of Cardiff Civic Centre: Black Gold, White City

by John B. Hilling

The history and architecture of Britain's finest civic centre, and how it came to be created following the boom of the coal industry in the south Wales coalfield.


Leonardo's Holy Child: The Discovery of a Leonardo Da Vinci Masterpiece: A Connoiseur's Search for Lost Art in America

by Fred R. Kline

A single sketch becomes an all-consuming quest to understand and identify a work by Leonardo da Vinci himself—the first new drawing by the great master to have surfaced in over a century.

Fred Kline is a well-known...


Style and Seduction: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna

by Elana Shapira

Explores the central role of Jewish patrons as shapers of Viennese modernism


The Road to Parnassus: Artist Strategies in Contemporary Art : Rise and Success of Glasgow Artist Douglas Gordon and of the wider YBA generation

by Diego Mantoan

How can one become a successful artist? Where should one start a career in the art world? What are useful strategies to achieve recognition in the art system? Such questions hoard in students' minds ever since...


The Ballad of the White Horse: with explanatory and historical footnotes

by G K Chesterton & Sharif George

The Ballad of the White Horse - This is the full text of G K Chesterton's epic poem about King Alfred the great and the battle of Ethandune or Edington in May 878 AD.

This edition of Ballad of the White Horse...


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Merleau-Ponty for Architects

by Jonathan Hale

The philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) has influenced the design work of architects as diverse as Steven Holl and Peter Zumthor, as well as informing renowned schools of architectural theory, notably...


Function and Fantasy: Iron Architecture in the Long Nineteenth Century

by Paul Dobraszczyk & Peter Sealy

The introduction of iron - and later steel - construction and decoration transformed architecture in the nineteenth century. While the structural employment of iron has been a frequent subject of study, this...


Environmental Design Research: Volume one selected papers

by Wolfgang Preiser

First published in 1973, this two-volume set summarises and structures the contributions by researchers at the Fourth International EDRA Conference, held in April 1973. The first volume focuses on the proceedings...


The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

by Laura Cumming

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From one of the world’s most expert art critics, the incredible true story—part art history and part mystery—of a Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century...