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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...


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...


Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin

“Women” and “architecture” were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, “it is hardly safe to assert” that a connection even exists between the two words....


Postmodern Advertising in Japan: Seduction, Visual Culture, and the Tokyo Art Directors Club

by Ory Bartal

A major study of postmodern developments in Japanese advertising and art


The Films of Charles and Ray Eames: A Universal Sense of Expectation

by Eric Schuldenfrei

The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses' work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely...


Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experience

by Nadine Schibille

Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define...


British Romanticism and the Reception of Italian Old Master Art, 1793-1840

by Maureen McCue

Offering cultural, historical and literary readings of the responses to Italian Old Master art by early nineteenth-century writers, Dr McCue illuminates the important role these artworks played in shaping the...


Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classes

by Nnamdi Elleh

This book not only shows how architects can learn from traditional or vernacular dwellings in order to create habitations for the people of low-income groups in public housing scenarios, but also demonstrates...


Prehistoric Architecture in Micronesia

by William N. Morgan

In the many centuries preceding Western contact, a richly diverse and innovative architectural tradition reached maturity in the western Pacific. Prehistoric Architecture in Micronesia, the first modern study...


Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

by Sarah Keller

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel...


Feminist Art Manifestos: An Anthology

by Katy Deepwell

An anthology of 35 feminist art manifestos by contemporary women artists from around the world, 1969-2013.


Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England

by Maureen Meister

The first study of the origins and multiple expressions of New England’s Arts and Crafts architecture


Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain

by Robert Hewison

Britain began the twenty-first century convinced of its creativity. Throughout the New Labour era, the visual and performing arts, museums and galleries, were ceaselessly promoted as a stimulus to national economic...


Ben's War with the U. S. Marines

by Peter H Green

Ben's War with the U. S. Marines is biographical account of the humorous but serious World War II misadventures of Pfc. Ben Green--a misplaced Chicago radio producer who battled the system in order to serve...


33 Artists in 3 Acts

by Sarah Thornton

This compelling narrative goes behind the scenes with the world’s most important living artists to humanize and demystify contemporary art.

The best-selling author of Seven Days in the Art World now tells...


Harmony of disenchantment

by Rosario Di Petta

The look of a disenchanted neapolitan violinist is the thread that connects the nodes of its existence. The magic of Budapest as a backdrop to the sinking of his illusions; yet it is precisely the ability to...


Riverdale: East of the Don

by Elizabeth Gillan Muir & Elizabeth Abbott

A complete history of Toronto's Riverdale community, this book narrates the lives of early inhabitants, (reaching as far back as Simcoe's first settlement of the region), the construction boom of 1915, and the...