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The wider benefits of investment in cultural heritage

by Collectif

Dozens of investments have been made in cultural monuments and historic environments in the countries of South-East Europe over the last decade in accordance with the principles of the European Union and Council...

How to judge architecture

by Russell Sturgis

IN trying to train the mind to judge of works of architecture, one can never be too patient. It is very easy to hinder one’s growth in knowledge by being too ready to decide. The student of art who is much...

Architecture: Classic and Early Christian

by T. Roger Smith & John Slater

This handbook is intended to give such an outline of the Architecture of the Ancient World, and of that of Christendom down to the period of the Crusades, as, without attempting to supply the minute information...

Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance

by T. Roger Smith

THE history, the features, and the most famous examples of European architecture, during a period extending from the rise of the Gothic, or pointed, style in the twelfth century to the general depression which...

It Started In Chelsea: 1800 - 1942 The Chelsea, Battersea and Fulham Years

by Pamela Sturgeon & Ellie Morgan

Reflection through the eyes of a child upon the life of a strict Victorian London working class family, steeped in secrets and lies. Join the author on her emotional journey, through a traumatic childhood, from...

The Seven Lamps of Architecture

by John Ruskin

Some years ago, in conversation with an artist whose works, perhaps, alone, in the present day, unite perfection of drawing with resplendence of color, the writer made some inquiry respecting the general means...

Washington: A History of Our National City

by Tom Lewis

A renowned historian presents an authoritative and colorful history of Washington, D.C., the idealistic and contradictory city

The Poetry of Architecture

by John Ruskin

The Science of Architecture, followed out to its full extent, is one of the noblest of those which have reference only to the creations of human minds. It is not merely a science of the rule and compass, it...

Mornings in Florence

by John Ruskin

If there is one artist, more than another, whose work it is desirable that you should examine in Florence, supposing that you care for old art at all, it is Giotto. You can, indeed, also see work of his at Assisi;...

Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell

by Debrorah Solomon

Deborah Solomon’s definitive biography of Joseph Cornell, one of America’s most moving and unusual twentieth-century artists, now reissued ten years later


Few artists ever led a stranger life than Joseph...

Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere

by Zach Klein, Steven Leckart & Noah Kalina

Rural escapes for those yearning for a simpler existence, by the creators of the wildly popular tumblr Cabin Porn.

Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York-Cabin...

The Atlantic Wall (3): The Südwall

by Steven J. Zaloga & Adam Hook

Following on from two previous volumes covering the Atlantic Wall, this book completes the story of one of the most formidable defensive lines in Europe in World War II, looking at the lesser known Mediterranean...

The Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy

by Catherine Hickley

In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to the elderly recluse, Cornelius Gurlitt, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of more than 1,400 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. When...

The Stones of Venice, Volume III

by John Ruskin

Of all the buildings in Venice, later in date than the final additions to the Ducal Palace, the noblest is, beyond all question, that which, having been condemned by its proprietor, not many years ago, to be...

The Stones of Venice, Volume II

by John Ruskin

The decay of the city of Venice is, in many respects, like that of an outwearied and aged human frame; the cause of its decrepitude is indeed at the heart, but the outward appearances of it are first at the...

The Stones of Venice, volume I

by John Ruskin

Since the first dominion of men was asserted over the ocean, three thrones, of mark beyond all others, have been set upon its sands: the thrones of Tyre, Venice, and England. Of the First of these great powers...

English Wood-Engraving 1900-1950

by Thomas Balston

This volume showcases five decades' worth of magnificent black-and-white illustrations and includes an informative history of the art. Images include scenes of animals and rural life, portraits, episodes from...

A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas

by Clare Cardinal-Pett

 A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas is the first comprehensive survey to narrate the urbanization of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, making it a vital resource...

How Folklore Shaped Modern Art: A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics

by Wes Hill

Since the 1990s, artists and art writers around the world have increasingly undermined the essentialism associated with notions of "critical practice." We can see this manifesting in the renewed relevance of...

Heritage and Identity: Shaping the Nations of the North

by J.M. Fladmark & Thor Heyerdahl

Was the shaping of nation states in Northern Europe governed by military might, or by Christian and democratic ideals? How has trade and cross-cultural exchange between Scandinavia and the British Isles shaped...