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FLA Learning Centre

by Giuseppe Marinoni

Built after Giuseppe Marinoni’s design had won an international competition, the Learning Centre FLA (Lombardy Foundation for the Environment) at Seveso looks on the outside like a primary volume, divided...


British Architectural Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Here is a compact and useful guide, filled with detailed and original drawings, to help put a date to the variety of period buildings we see around us. It covers an immense range of structures and styles from...


The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art

by David Lewis-Williams

The breathtakingly beautiful art created deep inside the caves of western Europe has the power to dazzle even the most jaded observers. Emerging from the narrow underground passages into the chambers of caves...


The Ruins of Choqquequirau

by Hiram Jr. Bingham

Hiram Bingham (1875 - 1956) was an academic, explorer, treasure hunter and politician from the United States. He obtained degrees from Yale, UCLA Berkeley, and a PhD. from Harvard. He taught history and politics...


Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination

by Marsha Meskimmon

Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination offers a challenging new direction in the current literature on cosmopolitanism, globalisation and art.


For the Record: The First Women in Canadian Architecture

by Joan Grierson

A fascinating illustrated history that profiles of the women who graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Toronto, 1920-60.


Renaissance Art: A Beginner's Guide

by Tom Nichols

The 15th century saw the evolution of a distinct and powerfully influential European culture. But what does the familiar phrase “Renaissance Art” actually describe? Through engaging discussion of timeless...


Postmodernism: A Beginner's Guide

by Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart introduces the reader to all of the major figures and issues in the field, including Derrida, Baudrillard and Foucault, as well as explaining what makes a thinker or writer postmodern.


Manhattan Moves Uptown: An Illustrated History

by Charles Lockwood

This fascinating chronicle traces New York City's growth from Wall Street at the end of the Revolutionary War to Harlem at the turn of the twentieth century. Documenting the frantic construction and speculative...


Creating the Future: Art and Los Angeles in the 1970s

by Michael Fallon

Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during...


Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs

by Ralph Draughon, Delos Hughes & Ann Pearson

Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs offers a dynamic record of the buildings that once stood in Auburn, Alabama, which have fallen to natural disaster, war, poverty, and neglect, and to what...


Architecture and the Welfare State

by Mark Swenarton, Tom Avermaete & Dirk van den Heuvel

In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed...


Da Vinci Notebooks

by Leonardo Vinci

A dazzling array of invention, insight and observation from perhaps the greatest genius of Western civilisation. Towering across time as the painter of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and an inventor,...


Beyond Grief: Sculpture and Wonder in the Gilded Age Cemetery

by Cynthia Mills

Beyond Grief explores high-style funerary sculptures and their functions during the turn of the twentieth century. Many scholars have overlooked these monuments, viewing them as mere oddities, a part of an individual...


Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities

by Vladimir Kuli, Timothy Parker & Monica Penick

In the decades following World War II, modern architecture spread around the globe alongside increased modernization, urbanization, and postwar reconstruction-and it eventually won widespread acceptance. But...


Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War

by Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma is fascinated, he writes, “by what makes the human species behave atrociously.” In Theater of Cruelty the acclaimed author of The Wages of Guilt and Year Zero: A History of 1945 once again turns...


Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

by Amy Helene Kirschke

Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance dealt with issues that were unique to both their gender and their race. They experienced racial prejudice, which limited their ability to obtain training and to be taken...


Charles Robert Cockerell, Architect in Time: Reflections around Anachronistic Drawings

by Anne Bordeleau

Focusing on how an important nineteenth-century architect addressed the already shifting relation between architecture, time and history, this book offers insights on issues still relevant today-the struggle...


Covered Bridges

by Joseph Conwill

Covered bridges are essential pieces of American and Canadian rural history, gracing the countryside from Oregon to Georgia an north to eastern Canada. In this lavishly illustrated volume Joseph D. Conwill recounts...


Architectural Temperance Spain and Rome, 1700-1759: Spain and Rome, 1700-1759

by Victor Deupi

Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon...