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History of architecture

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How to Read Towns and Cities: A Crash Course in Urban Architecture

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How to Read Towns and Cities: A Crash Course in Urban Architecture

Jonathan Glancey

Architecture; City & town planning - architectural aspects; History of architecture; Historical geography

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How to Read Towns & Cities is a pocket-sized primer to understanding the forces that have shaped the world's cities. It takes... [more]

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How to Read Modern Buildings: A Crash Course in the Architecture of the Modern Era

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How to Read Modern Buildings: A Crash Course in the Architecture of the...

Will Jones

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Architecture; History of architecture

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How to Read Modern Buildings is an indispensable pocket-sized guide to understanding the architecture of the modern era.<br... [more]

$19.99

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The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War

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The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War

Robert Bevan

Architecture; Theory of architecture; History of architecture; General & world history; Military history

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Now available in an expanded 2nd Edition, this is a polemical account of the destruction of architecture in war. [more]

$24.99

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Art Nouveau

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Art Nouveau

Klaus-Jurgen Sembach

Art & Architecture; History of architecture

Hardback

Part of the Single Jumbo series of illustrated texts, this one covers Art Nouveau. [more]

$45.00

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After the Fire: London Churches in the Age of Wren, Hooke, Hawksmoor and Gibbs

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After the Fire: London Churches in the Age of Wren, Hooke, Hawksmoor and...

Angelo Hornak

Religious buildings; History of architecture; History

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A stunning history of London Churches built after the Great Fire [more]

$149.95

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Great Houses of London

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Great Houses of London

James Stourton

Residential buildings, domestic buildings; History of architecture; History

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The story of the great houses of London, for the most part disguised behind sober facades, revealing the astonishing riches... [more]

$75.00

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celebrating British architecture 100 Buildings, 100 Years

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celebrating British architecture 100 Buildings, 100 Years

Twentieth Century Society

Architecture; History of architecture

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A celebration of the most important architecture in Britain from the 20th and 21st-century. From Art Deco, through pre-fabs... [more]

$49.99

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Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Christina Riggs (Senior Lecturer, School of Art History and World Art Studies, University of East Anglia)

History of art: ancient & classical art; History of architecture; History

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In this Very Short Introduction Christina Riggs explores the visual arts produced in Egypt over a span of some 4,000 years.... [more]

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Maya Art and Architecture

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Maya Art and Architecture

Mary Ellen Miller, Megan Eileen O'Neil

History of art: ancient & classical art; History of architecture; History

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The definitive guide to the art and architecture of one of the world's most enigmatic civilizations, extensively revised and... [more]

$24.95

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Castles & Great Houses of the Middle Ages

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Castles & Great Houses of the Middle Ages

Charles Phillips

Palaces, chateaux, country houses; Castles & fortifications; History of architecture; History

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Britain's magnificent architectural history and heritage explored in an expert visual guide to over 90 of Britain's great... [more]

$15.95

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Guide To The Architecture Of London

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Guide To The Architecture Of London

Edward Jones, Christopher Woodward

Architecture; History of architecture

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London has an unrivalled richness of architecture, from its squares and houses to its palaces and churches. This is the only... [more]

$55.00

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Space Settlements

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Space Settlements

Fred Scharmen

History of architecture; Mathematics & Sciences; Space science

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In the summer of 1975, NASA brought together a team of physicists, engineers, and space scientists-along with architects,... [more]

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Stone

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Stone

William Hall

Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; History of architecture; Building construction & materials

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A fresh look at the beauty, diversity, and versatility of the world's most extraordinary stone architecture throughout time... [more]

$59.95

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Participatory Culture and the Social Value of an Architectural Icon: Sydney Opera House

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Participatory Culture and the Social Value of an Architectural Icon: Sydney...

Cristina Garduno Freeman (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Art & Architecture; Concert halls, arenas, stadia; History of architecture; Sociology: sport & leisure

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This book develops new and innovative methods for understanding the cultural significance of places such as the World Heritage... [more]

$77.99

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Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays

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Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays

Fu Xinian

Architecture; Architectural structure & design; City & town planning - architectural aspects; History of architecture

Hardback

A groundbreaking book by one of the world's leading historians of Chinese architecture Translated by Alexandra Harrer Fu... [more]

$99.00

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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]

$79.99

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The Art of Japanese Architecture: History / Culture / Design

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The Art of Japanese Architecture: History / Culture / Design

D. Young, Michiko Young

Photographs: collections; Architecture; Professional interior design; History of architecture; History

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The Art of Japanese Architecture provides a unique overview of Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context.... [more]

$34.99

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The Irish Aesthete: Ruins of Ireland

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The Irish Aesthete: Ruins of Ireland

Robert O'Byrne

Architecture; History of architecture; Interior design, decor & style guides; The countryside, country life

Hardback

Go on a journey with Robert O'Byrne as he brings fascinating Irish ruins to life. [more]

$45.00

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Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America

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Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America

Jonathan Mekinda, Teri J. Edelstein, Lisa D. Schrenk, Neil Harris

Art & design styles: Modernist design & Bauhaus; Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Architecture; History of architecture

Hardback

An expansive take on American Art Deco that explores Chicago's pivotal role in developing the architecture, graphic design,... [more]

$143.00

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Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture

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Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture

Rebecca Kiddle, Patrick Stewart, Kevin O'Brien

History of art: pre-history; Architecture; Architectural structure & design; History of architecture; Social & cultural history; Indigenous peoples

Paperback

Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture is an exciting advance in the field of architecture offering multiple indigenous... [more]

$42.99

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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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Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism

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Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism...

James Stevens Curl (Architectural Historian and Professor Emeritus)

Art & design styles: Modernist design & Bauhaus; Architecture; Architectural structure & design; History of architecture

Hardback

A devastating critique of the Modernist Movement: from the Bauhaus and Le Corbusier, through destructive Modernism-inspired... [more]

$92.95

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Bridges (New edition): A History of the World's Most Spectacular Spans

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Bridges (New edition): A History of the World's Most Spectacular Spans

Judith Dupre

Architecture; History of architecture; Bridges

Hardback

From the best-selling author of Skyscrapers comes the much-anticipated revised edition of her magnificent chronological tour... [more]

$42.99

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Britain's Lost Railways: A Commemoration of our finest railway architecture

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Britain's Lost Railways: A Commemoration of our finest railway architecture...

John Minnis

History of architecture; History; Trains & railways: general interest

Hardback

A striking photographic record of how the Beeching cuts and modernisation saw our grand terminal stations, soaring viaducts... [more]

$61.95

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