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The Fate of the Masterpiece: How the Monuments Men Rescued the Mystic Lamb from the Nazis

by Noah Charney

This short e-book, adapted from Noah Charney's book Stealing the Mystic Lamb, tells the dramatic story of the rescue of The Ghent Altarpiece from Nazi pillagers.

As the Nazis stormed across Europe during the...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari

by David J. Cast

The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari brings together the world's foremost experts on Vasari as well as up-and-coming scholars to provide, at the 500th anniversary of his birth, a comprehensive assessment...


Lighting: Interior and Exterior

by Robert Bean

This comprehensive and practical guide takes you step-by-step through the core concepts and applications of architectural lighting. Now completely revised and updated for the second edition, this book:

  • Includes...

The Working Man's Green Space: Allotment Gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919

by Micheline Nilsen

With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community cohesion. But as Micheline Nilsen shows,...


Photovoltaics in Buildings: A Design Handbook for Architects and Engineers

by Friedrich Sick & Thomas Erge

The integration of photovoltaics (PV) into buildings goes beyond energy saving by providing a clean and elegant way of actually generating electricity. There are already numerous successful examples and rapid...


Polish Culture in the Renaissance

by Lepri, Valentina (a cura di) & Facca, Danilo (a cura di)

During the most recent conference of the Renaissance Society of America, two sessions were devoted entirely to the Renaissance in Poland. In fifty-nine editions of what is considered the most prestigious international...


ReNew Marxist Art History

by Warren Carter, Barnaby Haran & Frederic J. Schwartz

From the beginning of the twentieth century until the 1980s, Marxist art history was at the forefront of radical approaches to the discipline. Some of the most influential names in the field were active proponents...


Passive Solar Architecture: Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, Daylighting and More Using Natural Flows

by David Bainbridge & Ken Haggard

New buildings can be designed to be solar oriented, naturally heated and cooled, naturally lit and ventilated, and made with renewable, sustainable materials-no matter the location or climate.

In this comprehensive...


Designing Relationships: The Art of Collaboration in Architecture

by Andrew Pressman

In today's dynamic practice environment, collaboration and teamwork skills are increasingly critical to the successful completion of building projects. Indeed, it is the careful nurturing of comradeship among...


Collage and Architecture

by Jennifer A.E. Shields

Collage and Architecture is the first book to cover collage as a tool for design in architecture, making it a valuable resource for students and practitioners. Author Jennifer Shields uses the artworks and...


Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys: Design Journeys

by Kate Fletcher

Praise for the previous edition:

"[A] fascinating book." John Thackara, Doors of Perception

"Provides the foundations for a radical new perspective." Ethical Pulse

"At last a book that dispels the idea that...


Patrick Geddes and Town Planning: A Critical View

by Noah Hysler-Rubin

Patrick Geddes is considered a forefather of the modern urban planning movement. This book studies the various, and even opposing ways, in which Geddes has been interpreted up to this day, providing a new reading...


101 Different Ways to Build Homes and Pens for Your Animals: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide

by Randy LaTour

Animals need their own space, and no where is this more apparent that for those who own multiple animals. When not given their own private space to be alone many animals, especially dogs and livestock will become...


World Heritage and National Registers: Stewardship in Perspective

by Thomas R. Gensheimer & Celeste Lovette Guichard

Historic sites celebrate defining moments in history, memorialize important events and people, and contribute to the character of the locations where they are situated. Heritage designation, both globally and...


Sculpture Collections in Early Modern Spain

by Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio & Rosario Coppel

Firmly grounded in archival research, Sculpture Collections in Early Modern Spain transforms our knowledge regarding the presence of sculpture in the country during the period, which until now has been erroneously...


Landmarks of Russian Architect

by Brumfield

A comprehensive guide to Russian architecture, this volume is designed for students and other readers wishing to gain an understanding of the subject.


Retro Style: Class, Gender and Design in the Home

by Sarah Elsie Baker

Retro interiors have come to the fore in recent years as a highly desirable and valuable branch of interior design. The emergence of a need for decorative objects and vintage furniture has resurrected retro...


Hearts of the City

by Herbert Muschamp & Nicolai Ouroussoff

From the late Herbert Muschamp, the former architecture critic of The New York Times and one of the most outspoken and influential voices in architectural criticism, a collection of his best work.

The pieces...


From Tokyo to New York

by Corrado Formentini

From Tokyo to New York is a collection of 90 photographs of the author which makes us begin an enchanting journey that starts from Tokyo, passing through part of Japan and taking us to the heart of the Big Apple....


Pictures, Passions and Eye: A Life at Sotheby's

by Michel Strauss

Michel Strauss embarked on an enduring love affair at the age of six when he saw for the first time paintings by Manet, Monet and Degas: the passion aroused by these artists never left him. This passion, this...