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Scotland, CEMA and the Arts Council, 1919-1967: Background, Politics and Visual Art Policy

by Euan McArthur

As a case study of the relationship between arts and cultural policy and nationalism, this book examines the overlooked significance of Scotland in the development of British arts policy and institutions. Euan...


A Romany In The Country

by A. Trystan Edwards

The Rev. George Bramwell Evens was, under the pseudonym Romany (and sometimes The Tramp), a British radio broadcaster and writer on countryside and natural history matters - quite possibly the first to broadcast...


Architectural Research Methods

by Linda N. Groat & David Wang

A practical guide to research for architects and designers—now updated and expanded!

From searching for the best glass to prevent glare to determining how clients might react to the color choice for restaurant...


Shapely Bodies: The Image of Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century France

by Christine A. Jones

French artisans began trials to reproduce fine Chinese porcelain in the 1660s. That challenge proved impossible, but inspired radical forms of experimentation. Potters invented artificial alternatives to Chinese...


A Cleveland Legacy: The Architecture of Walker and Weeks

by Eric Johannesen

Walker and Weeks was the foremost architectural firm in Cleveland for nearly forth years, from 1911 to 1949. Its clients were the wealthy and influential of Cleveland and the Midwest; its landmark accomplishments...


The A to Z of Renaissance Art

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

The A to Z of Renaissance Art covers the years 1250 to 1648, the period most disciplines place as the Renaissance Era. A complete portrait of this remarkable period is depicted in this book through a chronology,...


London's Lost Power Stations and Gasworks

by Ben Pedroche

Many of London's original power stations have either been demolished, converted for other use, or stand derelict awaiting re-development. But in their prime, these mighty 'cathedrals of power' played a vital...


Visuality for Architects: Architectural Creativity and Modern Theories of Perception and Imagination

by Branko Mitrovic

What is more important in architectural works-their form, shape, and color, or the meanings and symbolism that can be associated with them? Can aesthetic judgments of architecture be independent of the stories...


The A to Z of Architecture

by Allison Lee Palmer

The A to Z of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on...


Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture of Sojourners and Settlers

by Ronald G. Knapp, Wang Gungwu & A. Chester Ong

Featuring over 350 beautiful photographs, Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia captures the architectural heritage of a vibrant community.

The multiple Chinese migrations from southeastern China to Southeast Asia...


Why We Build

by Rowan Moore

In an era of brash, expensive, provocative new buildings, a prominent critic argues that emotions—hope, power, sex, our changing relationship to the idea of home—are the most powerful force behind architecture,...


Historical Dictionary of Architecture

by Allison Lee Palmer

The Historical Dictionary of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov,...


A.C. Swinburne and the Singing Word: New Perspectives on the Mature Work

by Yisrael Levin

Focusing on Algernon Charles Swinburne's later writings, this collection makes a case for the seriousness and significance of the writer's mature work. Among the key features of the collection is the contextualizing...


Jeremias Drexel's 'Christian Zodiac': Seventeenth-Century Publishing Sensation. A Critical Edition, Translated and with an Introduction & Notes

by Nicholas J. Crowe

First published in 1622, Jeremias Drexel's 'Zodiacus christianus' (or 'Christian Zodiac') was a remarkable work of religious iconography and spiritual self-help. Offering the first modern translation into English...


Memory and Commemoration in Medieval Culture

by Elma Brenner & Meredith Cohen

Focusing on France but incorporating studies from further afield, this collection of essays marks an important new contribution to the study of medieval memory and commemoration. Arranged thematically, each...


Historic Preservation and the Livable City

by Eric W. Allison & Lauren Peters

For both the preservation professional and urban planner, this book shows how preservation is a key to the creation of livable cities. The author Eric Allison, the founder and coordinated of the graduate historic...


Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon

by Donald MacDonald & Ira Nadel

Nine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, yet how many know why it's painted that stunning shade of "international orange"? Or that ancient Mayan and Art Deco buildings influenced the design?...


Old Red: Pioneering Medical Education in Texas

by Heather Green Wooten

Tucked away in a corner of the University of Texas Medical Branch campus stands a majestic relic of an era long past. Constructed of red pressed brick, sandstone, and ruddy Texas granite, the Ashbel Smith Building,...


Mistress of Modernism: The Life of Peggy Guggenheim

by Mary V. Dearborn

Peggy Guggenheim emerges in Mistress of Modernism as the ultimate self-invented woman, a cultural mover and shaker who broke away from her poor-little-rich-girl origins to shape a life for herself as the enfant...


Decorative Games: Ornament, Rhetoric, and Noble Culture in the Work of Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742)

by Jean-Francois Bedard

This book features an extraordinary album of ornament designs by the French architect Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742). For the first time, this publication reproduces in their initial state the embellishments...