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A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic Architecture

by Virginia Savage Mcalester

For the house lover and the curious tourist, for the house buyer and the weekend stroller, for neighborhood preservation groups and for all who want to know more about their community -- here, at last, is a...


The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure

by Deborah Davis

From the author of Strapless and Guest of Honor, a book about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took from New York to LA in 1963, and how that journey—and the numerous artists and celebrities he encountered—profoundly...


The Architect as Worker: Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design

by Peggy Deamer

Directly confronting the nature of contemporary architectural work, this book is the first to address a void at the heart of architectural discourse and thinking. For too long, architects have avoided questioning...


Discovering the Colosseum

by Mauro Poma

A fascinating journey into the world of the largest amphitheater in Roman history to explore its curiosities, stories, characters, animals, gladiators, and much more... The author will help you discover the...


The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture

by Matthew Holbeche Bloxam

Amongst the vestiges of antiquity which abound in this country, are the visible memorials of those nations which have succeeded one another in the occupancy of this island. To the age of our Celtic ancestors,...


Scottish Cathedrals

by Dugald Butler

Architecture is a great stone book in which nations have recorded their annals, before the days of the printing-press: have written their thoughts, expressed their aspirations, and embodied their feelings as...


The Hunchback in Hellenistic and Roman Art

by Lisa Trentin

The subject of deformity and disability in the ancient Greco-Roman world has experienced a surge in scholarship over the past two decades. Recognizing a vast, but relatively un(der)explored, corpus of evidence,...


It Is What It Is

by Colin Rath

Deep in a hellish real estate fiasco nightmare and plagued with obstacle upon obstacle, Colin and Pam Rath persevered and managed to crawl to safety. It started with obtaining the right from the city to renovate...


Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century

by Jed Rasula

In 1916, as World War I raged around them, a group of bohemians gathered at a small nightclub in Zurich, Switzerland for a series of bizarre performances. Three readers simultaneously recited a poem in three...


Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics

by Emily Eliza Scott & Kirsten J Swenson

From Francis Alÿs and Ursula Biemann to Vivan Sundaram, Allora & Calzadilla, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, some of the most compelling artists today are engaging with the politics of land use, including...


Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle to Be Understood

by Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry’s book will overturn everything you thought you knew about “art”

Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after...


In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art

by Sue Roe

A lively and deeply researched group biography of the figures who transformed the world of art in bohemian Paris in the first decade of the twentieth century

In Montmartre is a colorful history of the birth...


The Court Artist in Seventeenth-Century Italy

by Elena Fumagalli & Raffaella Morselli

Up to now the theme of the artist in the service of Italian courts has been examined in various studies focused mostly on the High Renaissance, as though the phenomenon was relevant only to the XV and XVI centuries....


The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity: Transforming Public Space

by Gregor Kalas

In The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity, Gregor Kalas examines architectural conservation during late antiquity period at Rome's most important civic center: the Roman Forum. During the fourth...


The End of Cinema?: A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age

by André|Marion, Philippe Gaudreault & Timothy Barnard

Is a film watched on a video screen still cinema? Have digital compositing, motion capture, and other advanced technologies remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted in their hypothesis of the “double birth of...


Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History of 20th Century Graphic Design

by Art Chantry & Rochester Monica Rene

Feral House presents an irreverent, educational and entertaining collection of essays by the great contrarian of graphic design, Art Chantry.


Love Maps

by Eliza Factor

Violence and loss shatter Sarah Marker's domestic life, causing her to reexamine the roots of creativity and art in NYC.


Open Source Architecture

by Carlo Ratti & Matthew Claudel

A provocative look at the architecture of the future and the challenges of learning from the past Open Source Architecture is a visionary manifesto for the architecture of tomorrow that argues for a paradigm...


Architecture, Liberty and Civic Order: Architectural Theories from Vitruvius to Jefferson and Beyond

by Carroll William, Professor Westfall

This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. These include the role of imitation in earlier centuries and its potential role in...


Old Women and Art in the Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior

by Erin J, Professor Campbell & Allison, Dr Levy

Though portraits of old women mediate cultural preoccupations just as effectively as those of younger women, the scant published research on images of older women belies their significance within early modern...