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The Genius in the Design

by Jake Morrissey

The rivalry between the brilliant seventeenth-century Italian architects Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini is the stuff of legend. Enormously talented and ambitious artists, they met as contemporaries...


Architecture in a Climate of Change

by Peter F Smith

Revised to incorporate and reflect changes and advances since it was first published the new edition of Architecture in a Climate of Change provides the latest basic principals of sustainability and the future...


The Next Thing: Art in the Twenty-first Century

by Pablo Baler

The Next Thing: Art in the Twenty-first Century is an illustrated collection of commissioned essays that attempt to anticipate, through current artistic productions, the aesthetic sensibility that will define...


The Roots of Romanticism (Second Edition)

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & John Gray

In The Roots of Romanticism, one of the twentieth century's most influential philosophers dissects and assesses a movement that changed the course of history. Brilliant, fresh, immediate, and eloquent, these...


Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication

by Christopher Beorkrem

Author Christopher Beorkrem shows how material performance drives the digital fabrication process and determines technique. He has recreated and dissected thirty-six of the most progressive works of architecture...


Wyndham Lewis and the Cultures of Modernity

by Andrzej Gasiorek & Alice Reeve-Tucker

Making a strong case for a revaluation of Wyndham Lewis, this collection argues that significant aspects of Lewis's writing, painting and thinking have not yet received the attention they deserve. Lewis's contributions...


The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation: From Snow White to WALL-E

by David Whitley

In the second edition of The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation, Whitley updates his 2008 book to reflect recent developments in Disney and Disney-Pixar animation such as the apocalyptic tale of earth's failed...


Poetics of the Iconotext

by Liliane Louvel & edited by Karen Jacobs

Poetics of the Iconotext makes available the theories of the respected French text/image specialist Professor Liliane Louvel and introduces English readers to the most current thinking in French text/image theory...


Gauguin's Paradise Lost

by Wayne Andersen

A new edition of the 1971 classic that for weeks was a New York Times "Book of the Times." Reviewed extensively and favorably across the US and the UK, this book soon became out of print. This new edition changes...


The Country Blacksmith

by David Mcdougall

This book tells the story of the country blacksmith and his importance as the hub of village life. It describes his techniques, tools, and contribution to rural work. It includes the mythology of the blacksmith...


Canines in Cervantes and Velázquez: An Animal Studies Reading of Early Modern Spain

by John Beusterien

To date, no scholarly history of early modern Spanish dogs has been published. Aside from carrying out this task, this book evaluates the representation of dogs in the work of the artist Diego Velázquez and...


Dynastic Marriages 1612/1615: A Celebration of the Habsburg and Bourbon Unions

by Margaret M. McGowan

The union of the two royal houses - the Habsburgs and the Bourbons - in the early seventeenth century illustrates the extent to which marriage was a tool of government in Renaissance Europe, and festivals a...


Balzac, Grandville, and the Rise of Book Illustration

by Keri Yousif

How the rise of book illustration affected the historic hegemony of the word is the topic of Keri Yousif's study of the complex relationship between the novelist Honoré de Balzac and the illustrator J. J. Grandville....


Leonardo's Lost Princess: One Man's Quest to Authenticate an Unknown Portrait by Leonardo Da Vinci

by Peter Silverman & Catherine Whitney

How an oddly attributed $19,000 picture proved to be a $100 million work by Leonardo da Vinci-a true art-world detective story

In late 2010, art collector Peter Silverman revealed that a "German, early 19th century"...


American Architecture and Urbanism

by Vincent Scully

A classic book authored by the foremost architectural historian in America, this fully illustrated history of American architecture and city planning is based on Vincent Scully's conviction that architecture...


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...


Translucent Building Skins: Material Innovations in Modern and Contemporary Architecture

by Scott Murray

Exploring the design of innovative building enclosure systems (or skins) in contemporary architecture and their precedents in earlier twentieth century modern architecture, this book examines the tectonics,...


Design Education for a Sustainable Future

by Rob Fleming

Argues for a change in design education: from an individualistic and competitive model focused on greening to a new approach defined by an integral consciousness


Architecture Re-Assembled: The Use (and Abuse) of History

by Trevor Garnham

Beginning from the rise of modern history in the eighteenth century, this book examines how changing ideas in the discipline of history itself has affected architecture from the beginning of modernity up to...