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Aphrodite and the Rabbis

by Burton L. Visotzky

Hard to believe but true:

- The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet

- The Talmud rabbis presented themselves as Stoic philosophers

- Synagogue buildings were Roman basilicas

- Hellenistic rhetoric...


Twenty Over Eighty: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design

by Aileen Kwun & Bryn Smith

Twenty Over Eighty is a collection of insightful, intimate, and often irreverent interviews with twenty architecture and design luminaries over the age of eighty. Revealing conversations with leaders from a...


Victorian and Edwardian British Industrial Architecture

by Lynn Pearson

By the end of Queen Victoria's reign, factories had become an inescapable part of the townscape, their chimneys dominating urban views while their labourers filled the streets, coming and going between work...


The Architecture of Denmark

by Anon.

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


The Roman Legionary Fortress at Caerleon, Monmouthshire

by V. E. Nash-Williams

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


The Story of the Roman People: An Elementary History of Rome

by Eva March Tappan

This early work by Eva March Tappan was originally published in 1910 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Story of the Roman People: An Elementary History of Rome' is...


An Illustrated Handbook of Hindu Temple Architecture - The Temples of Northern and Southern India

by Anon.

A wonderful guide to the stunning temple architecture of India. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are...


An Illustrated Handbook of Buddhist Architecture - Including Architecture from, Ceylon, India, Burmah, Java and More

by Anon.

Buddhist temples are some of the most beautiful and awe inspiring examples of religious architecture ever created. This helpful handbook is a guide to the finest examples from around the world. Many of the earliest...


Style and Composition in Architecture - An Exposition of the Canon of Number Punctuation and Inflection

by A. Trystan Edwards

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Frescoes for Mr. Rockefeller's City

by Archibald MacLeish

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Sulgrave Manor And The Washingtons - A History And Guide To The Tudor Home Of George Washington's Ancestors

by H. Cliford Smith

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Harlech Castle

by Charles Peers

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


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...


If Venice Dies

by Salvatore Settis & André|| Naffis-Sahely

A passionate, eloquent plea to save the soul of the world's greatest architectural treasures.


Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

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


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