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The Borgias (Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 1)

by Alexandre Dumas

There are many dreadful -- and perhaps scurrilous -- rumors about the Borgia family of renaissance Italy, and Alexandre Dumas (author of "The Three Musketeers" and many other period classics) reveals one possible...


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.


Architectural Temperance: 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...


Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley, 1802-1920

by Estill Pennington

From 1802, when the young artist William Edward West began painting portraits on a downriver trip to New Orleans, to 1918, when John Alberts, the last of Frank Duveneck's students, worked in Louisville, a wide...


American Architects and the Mechanics of Fame

by Roxanne Kuter Williamson

Why does one talented individual win lasting recognition in a particular field, while another equally talented person does not? While there are many possible reasons, one obvious answer is that something more...


Ancient Architecture of the Southwest

by William N. Morgan & Rina Swentzell

During more than a thousand years before Europeans arrived in 1540, the native peoples of what is now the southwestern United States and northern Mexico developed an architecture of rich diversity and beauty....


Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient World: Material Crossovers

by Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, Ann Brysbaert & Lin Foxhall

This edited volume investigates knowledge networks based on materials and associated technologies in Prehistoric Europe and the Classical Mediterranean. It emphasises the significance of material objects to...


Bungalows

by Kathryn Ferry

 A bungalow is now understood to be a single story home but that definition is a modern one and when introduced to Britain in the late 1860s the bungalow concept implied much more. Its origins lay in India...


DARS magazine n° 216

by Dars

D’ARS Magazine è una collana in formato ePub che dal 2014 offre al pubblico una raccolta di articoli tratti da D’ARS - periodico di arti e culture contemporanee in due lingue (italiano e inglese). Diretto...


Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century

by Georgina Adam

This highly readable and timely book explores the transformation of the modern and contemporary art market in the 21st century from a niche trade to a globalised operation worth an estimated $50 billion a year....


The Life of the City: Space, Humour, and the Experience of Truth in Fin-de-siècle Montmartre

by Julian Brigstocke

The Life of the City is a bold and innovative reassessment of the early urban avant-garde movements that sought to re-imagine and reinvent the experiential life of the city. Constructing a ground-breaking theoretical...


Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

by Dianne Hales

Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time—Mona Lisa.

A genius immortalized her. A French king paid...


Investigating Sex: Surrealist Research 1928-1932

by Jose Pierre & Dawn Ades

In January 1928, the surrealists initiated their remarkable “researches into sexuality” with a series of round-table conversations involving key figures such as André Breton, Yves Tanguy, Louis...


Venice: The Anthology Guide

by Milton Grundy

This is the ebook version, specially revised and completely updated in 2013, of Venice: The Anthology Guide, Milton Grundy’s perennially fresh classic travel guide to the city. It is based on the sixth edition,...


Medieval Church Architecture

by Jon Cannon

By the end of the medieval period, Britain’s churches already had an architectural heritage of one thousand years, much of which remains on view today. This guide by architectural historian Jon Cannon uses...


London's Contemporary Architecture: An Explorer's Guide

by Ken Allinson & Victoria Thornton

London is a living architectural exhibition. This tried and trusted portable guide will help you to find your way around one of the world's most exciting cities, offering architectural experiences and insights...