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Modernity and the Architecture of Mexico

by Edward R. Burian & Ricardo Legoretta

Since the mid 1970s, there has been an extraordinary renewal of interest in early modern architecture, both as a way of gaining insight into contemporary architectural culture and as a reaction to neoconservative...


Geometry in Architecture: Texas Buildings Yesterday and Today

by Clovis Heimsath, Louis Kahn & Maryann Heimsath

Pioneer Texas Buildings opened people's eyes when it was first published in 1968. At a time when "progress" meant tearing down the weathered houses, barns, churches, and stores built by the original settlers...


Texas Log Buildings: A Folk Architecture

by Terry G. Jordan

Once too numerous to attract attention, the log buildings of Texas now stand out for their rustic beauty. This book preserves a record of the log houses, stores, inns, churches, schools, jails, and barns that...


Architecture and Its Sculpture in Viceregal Mexico

by Robert J. Mullen

From monumental cathedrals to simple parish churches, perhaps as many as 100,000 churches and civic buildings were constructed in Mexico during the viceregal or colonial period (1535-1821). Many of these structures...


The Art and Architecture of the Texas Missions

by Jacinto Quirarte

Built to bring Christianity and European civilization to the northern frontier of New Spain in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries...secularized and left to decay in the nineteenth century...and restored...


Classical and Modern Interactions: Postmodern Architecture, Multiculturalism, Decline, and Other Issues

by Karl Galinsky

Postmodernism, multiculturalism, the alleged decline of the United States, deconstruction, leadership, and values-these topics have been at the forefront of contemporary intellectual and cultural debate and...


Delirious New Orleans: Manifesto for an Extraordinary American City

by Stephen Verderber

From iconic neighborhoods such as the French Quarter and the Garden District to more economically modest but no less culturally vibrant areas, architecture is a key element that makes New Orleans an extraordinary...


Impressionism

by Nathalia Brodskaya, Nathalia Brodskaya & Natalia Brodskaya

Impressionism has always been one of the public’s favourite styles of art and Impressionist works continue to enchant beholders with their amazing play of colours and forms. This book offers a well-chosen...


Art Nouveau

by Victoria Charles, Victoria Charles & Jean Lahor

Ever since its triumph at the Paris Universal Exposition, Art Nouveau has continued to inspire artists. The movement offered an artistic response to the industrial revolution and the creative vacuum left in...


John Hunt: The Man, The Medievalist, The Connoisseur

by Brian O'Connell

The book tells for the first time the remarkable life story of John Hunt, one of the world’s greatest medievalists and someone whose legacy to Ireland lives on today with most of the major cultural attractions...


In Contemporary

by Marcella Beccaria & Elena Volpato

A private art collection open to all: this is the ultimate aim of our Fondazione per l’Arte della Cassa di Risparmio di Torino. For ten years now, intense acquisition operations have made it possible to endow...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Things Change: A reflection on the 70s, now and tomorrow thru images of Boston

by Alanna Reilly & Gerald Reilly

Boston has evolved with more of a charge than a crawl in the past forty years. And the larger society has not lagged either in terms of cultural and technological changes. Through more than 230 images of Boston,...


The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods: Greek Sacred Architecture

by Vincent Scully

When The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods first appeared in 1962, it was hailed by the critics for it erudition, historical imagination and boldness. Subsequently, this comprehensive study of Greek temples and...