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History of architecture

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Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick

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Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick

David Frye

History of architecture; History; General & world history

Hardback

and visit some of the seventy border walls that have been erected in just... [more]

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Architecture: A History in 100 Buildings

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Architecture: A History in 100 Buildings

Dan Cruickshank

Architecture; History of architecture

Paperback

This stunning book by renowned television historian Dan Cruickshank tells the history of architecture through the stories... [more]

$22.99

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The History of Architecture

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The History of Architecture

Michael Stephenson

Architecture; History of architecture

Paperback

Civilizations can be judged, at least to some extent, by their man-made structures. For certain early cultures that left limited... [more]

$27.99

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Australia: Architectural Guide

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Australia: Architectural Guide

Sarah Zahradnik

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: from c 1960; Architecture; History of architecture

Paperback

The Architectural Guide Australia presents over 200 projects in the vast island continent that is home to natural wonders,... [more]

$75.00

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Gropius: The Man Who Built the Bauhaus

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Gropius: The Man Who Built the Bauhaus

Fiona MacCarthy

Architecture; Individual architects & architectural firms; History of architecture; Biography: arts & entertainment; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

Hardback

Fiona MacCarthy challenges the image of Walter Gropius as a doctrinaire architectural rationalist, bringing out the vision... [more]

$63.95

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The Great Book of Ancient Egypt New Edition: In the Realm of the Pharaohs

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The Great Book of Ancient Egypt New Edition: In the Realm of the Pharaohs...

Zahi Hawass

History of art: ancient & classical art; History of architecture; History; Classical history & classical civilisation; Egyptian archaeology & Egyptology

Hardback

Brimming with close-up photographs of the statuary, stelae, sarcophagi, wall paintings, reliefs, artefacts, and, of course,... [more]

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Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and Spirit in Byzantium

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Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and Spirit in Byzantium

Bissera V. Pentcheva

Religious buildings; History of architecture; History; Orthodox & Oriental Churches

Paperback

Examines the aesthetic principles and spiritual operations at work in Hagia Sophia. Drawing on art and architectural history,... [more]

$69.00

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Citadel of the Saxons: The Rise of Early London

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Citadel of the Saxons: The Rise of Early London

Rory Naismith (King's College London, UK)

History of architecture; History; Medieval history; Church history; Economic history

Hardback

Following the collapse of Roman civilization in fourth-century Britannia, darkness fell over the former province. [more]

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Versailles

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Versailles

Colin Jones

History of architecture; History; European history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

Hardback

A magisterial overview of the creation, extension and adaptation of the palace of Versailles and its environs, and an exploration... [more]

$35.00

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Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England

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Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England...

Kate Hubbard

History of architecture; Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

Hardback

The remarkable story of Bess of Hardwick, her ascent through Elizabethan society and the houses she built that shaped British... [more]

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Patterson: Houses of Aotearoa

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Patterson: Houses of Aotearoa

Andrew Patterson

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Architecture; Individual architects & architectural firms; History of architecture

Hardback

A selection of beautiful houses set amid the world's most stunning landscapes, designed by award-winning New Zealand architect... [more]

$90.00

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Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

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Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

Tom Nancollas

Architecture; Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial; History of architecture; Social & cultural history; Maritime history

Hardback

Lighthouses are striking totems of our relationship to the sea. For many, they encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes... [more]

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Art Deco City: The World's Most Beautiful Buildings

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Art Deco City: The World's Most Beautiful Buildings

Arnold Schwartzman

Art & design styles: Art Deco; Architecture; History of architecture

Hardback

A beautiful collection of some of the world's greatest Art Deco buildings - from factories, hotels and underground stations... [more]

$59.99

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City of Light

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City of Light

Rupert Christiansen

History of architecture; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

Hardback

A sparkling, authoritative account of the reinvention of Paris in the mid-nineteenth century as the most beautiful, exciting... [more]

$35.00

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Brutal Bloc Postcards: Soviet era postcards from the Eastern Bloc

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Brutal Bloc Postcards: Soviet era postcards from the Eastern Bloc

Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell

Photographs: collections; History of architecture; History; Marxism & Communism

Hardback

A collection of previously unpublished postcards from the former Eastern Bloc - sinister, funny, poignant and surreal, they... [more]

$45.00

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The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900

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The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900

Dominic Bradbury

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Architecture; Residential buildings, domestic buildings; History of architecture

Hardback

Presents over 100 of the world's most significant residential buildings, now published in a compact format to create a handy... [more]

$49.99

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The Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect

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The Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect

Marwa al-Sabouni, Roger Scruton

Architecture; Individual architects & architectural firms; History of architecture; Memoirs

Paperback

Drawing on the author's personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this book offers an eyewitness... [more]

$19.99

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50 Wonders of the World: A Visual Journey from Macchu Picchu to Angkor Wat

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50 Wonders of the World: A Visual Journey from Macchu Picchu to Angkor Wat...

Hugh Thomson

History of architecture; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

Hardback

From Stonehenge to the Empire State Building, and from Angkor Wat to the Pyramids, this book surveys every continent to discover... [more]

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Phantom Architecture: The Fantastical Structures the World's Great Architects Really Wanted to Build

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Phantom Architecture: The Fantastical Structures the World's Great Architects...

Philip Wilkinson

Architecture; History of architecture

Hardback

Phantom Architecture tells the stories of some fifty unbuilt buildings, describing how they were conceived, exploring their... [more]

$49.99

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Unlocking the Church: The lost secrets of Victorian sacred space

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Unlocking the Church: The lost secrets of Victorian sacred space

William Whyte

Religious buildings; History of architecture; History; Social & cultural history; Church history

Hardback

Unlocking the Church is the story of a revolution. The Victorians transformed how churches were understood, experienced, and... [more]

$38.95

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Chasing the Sky: 20 Stories of Women in Architecture

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Chasing the Sky: 20 Stories of Women in Architecture

Mr design by Toko

Art & Architecture; Architecture; Residential buildings, domestic buildings; History of architecture; Gender studies: women

Paperback

Chasing the Sky is a book that showcases twenty of Australia's leading women... [more]

$49.99

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50 Architects You Should Know

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50 Architects You Should Know

Isabel Kuhl, Kristina Lowis, Sabine Thiel-Siling

Architecture; Individual architects & architectural firms; History of architecture

Paperback

Now available in a new edition, this introduction to fifty visionary architects traces the major aesthetic movements over... [more]

$34.99

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Castles: Their History and Evolution in Medieval Britain

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Castles: Their History and Evolution in Medieval Britain

Marc Morris

Residential buildings, domestic buildings; History of architecture; History; British & Irish history; Medieval history; Military history

Hardback

Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth,... [more]

$51.95

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Venice and its Jews: 500 Years Since the Founding of the Ghetto

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Venice and its Jews: 500 Years Since the Founding of the Ghetto

Donatella Calabi

History of architecture; History; Social & cultural history; History of religion; Jewish studies

Hardback

Published to mark the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Venice ghetto, and accompanies an exhibition currently taking... [more]

$29.99

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Archiflop: A guide to the most spectacular failures in the history of modern and contemporary architecture

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Archiflop: A guide to the most spectacular failures in the history of modern...

Alessandro Biamonti

Architecture; History of architecture

Hardback

With a tongue in cheek approach, this book presents a selection of the most spectacular architectural flops from the 20th... [more]

$55.00

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