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How Architecture Works

by Witold Rybczynski

An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives

We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Buildings...


Constellation of Genius

by Kevin Jackson

Ezra Pound referred to 1922 as Year One of a new era. It was the year that began with the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses and ended with the publication of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, two works that...


Back to the Future: New Urbanism and the Rise of Neotraditionalism in Urban Planning

by Karl Besel & Viviana Andreescu

This book explores new urbanism and urban revitalization within the context of public policy developments. Back to the Future examines the historical roots and the beginnings of new urbanism and illustrates...


Morris Graves: His Houses, His Gardens

by Richard Svare

A delightful look at the unique residences bulity by the famed co-founder of the Northwest School of Art


Leonardo's Notebooks: Writing and Art of the Great Master

by Leonardo Da Vinci & H. Anna Suh

An all-new, jewel-like, reader-friendly format gives new life to this relaunch of an international best-seller.

Leonardo da Vinci-artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man-is a perennial source of fascination...


Spiritual Alchemy

by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

True Alchemy does not consist in the spectacular transmutation of base metals into gold, but in the spiritual transmutation of man’s own matter.

Grains of sand are transformed into pearls; summer sees twisted,...


Time Matter(s): Invention and Re-Imagination in Built Conservation: The Unfinished Drawing and Building of St. Peter's, the Vatican

by Federica Goffi

This book fills in a blind spot in current architectural theory and practice, looking into a notion of conservation as a form of invention and imagination, offering the reader a counter-viewpoint to a predominant...


Art & Visual Culture 1850-2010: Modernity to Globalisation

by Steve Edwards & Paul Woods

An innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their...


Art & Visual Culture 1600-1850: Academy to Avant-Garde

by Emma Barker

An innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their...


Art & Visual Culture 1100-1600: Medieval to Renaissance

by Kim W. Woods

An innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their...


A Graveyard Preservation Primer

by Lynette Strangstad

A Graveyard Preservation Primer has proven itself to be a time-tested resource for many who are seeking information regarding the protection and preservation of historic graveyards This fresh, updated edition...


Historic Preservation in Indiana: Essays from the Field

by Nancy R. Hiller

Over the last half century, historic preservation has been on the rise in American cities and towns, from urban renewal and gentrification projects to painstaking restoration of Victorian homes and architectural...


In the Lands of the Enchanted Moorish Maiden: Islamic Art in Portugal

by Cláudio Torres, Santiago Macías & Susana Gómez

Portugal is a terrain particularly propitious for salutary re-evaluations in order that some highly damaging clichés may be challenged. In the Iberian Peninsula, for instance, the first major rupture of civilisation...


Siculo-Norman Art. Islamic Culture in Medieval Sicily

by Nicola Giuliano Leone, Eliana Mauro & Ettore Sessa

Sicily was won from the Aghlabids in 827 and passed to the Fatimids in 948. The Norman Conquest of 1061 finally ousted the Muslims from the Island. Organised into three administrative valla - Val di Mazara,...


Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories

by Kjetil Fallan

Examines the last century of Scandinavian design to reveal how the region's design culture is very different from popular assumption.


Displaying the Ideals of Antiquity: The Petrified Gaze

by Johannes Siapkas & Lena Sjögren

Displaying the Ideals of Antiquity investigates the study and display of ancient sculpture from archaeological, art historical, and museum studies perspectives. Ancient sculptures not only give us knowledge...


From Castle to Teahouse: Japanese Architecture of the Momoyama Period

by John B. Kirby

The Momoyama period of Japanese art history, at the turn of the 16th century, is perhaps best known to the West through the resplendent paintings of the Kano masters and their fellow artists. Yet this same period...


Discovering Green Lanes

by Valerie Belsey

In this essential handbook for anyone interested in green lanes, Valerie Belsey shows how to identify them on the ground, how to recognize them on antique maps, and how to locate documents and other records...


Eco-Centres & Courses: Over 150 Places Which Offer Practical Courses and Fun Days Out

by Terena Plowright

Would you like to: learn how to install a solar panel on your roof? Build with cob or straw bales? Learn how to keep bees, or make cider? See wind and hydropower in action? Learn how to safeguard seed varieties...


Women Art Critics in Nineteenth-Century France: Vanishing Acts

by Wendelin Guentner

This book is the first sustained study of a corpus of writings by women art critics active in nineteenth-century France that have all but “vanished” from the historical record. Written by scholars in art...