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Venus in Exile
17.99 USD
ISBN: 9780684857817

Whereas previous eras had celebrated beauty as the central aim of art, the modernist avant garde were deeply suspicious of beauty and its perennial symbols, woman and ornament, preferring instead the...» more details

87.95 USD
ISBN: 9780419227809

This handbook provides readers with a well illustrated and readable comparative guide to proportion systems in architecture, setting out the mathematical principles that underlie the main systems and illustrating these with...» more details

Communication in the Design Process
105 USD
ISBN: 9780419257509

The Design and Construction industry is in a state of attempted change. Improvement is a key word for employer, consultant and contractor. Real steps forward are slow, and most damning is...» more details

Finnish Architecture and the Modernist Tradition
170 USD
ISBN: 9780419195207

This is a unique and comprehensive study of the entire span of Finnish architecture in the 20th century. Using comparative critical analysis, the author weaves Aalto's contribution into his overview of...» more details

Surrealism and Architecture
76.95 USD
ISBN: 9780415325196

This is a historically informed examination of architecture's perceived absence in surrealist thought, surrealist tendencies in the theories and projects of modern architecture, and the place of surrealist thought in contemporary...» more details

Indigenous Archaeologies
57.95 USD
ISBN: 9780415309653

With case studies from North America to Australia and South Africa and covering topics from archaeological ethics to the repatriation of human remains, this book charts the development of a new...» more details

Architecture as Experience
82.95 USD
ISBN: 9780415301589

Architecture as Experience investigates the perception and appropriation of places across intervals of time and culture. The particular concern of the volume is to bring together fresh empirical research and animate...» more details

American Architectural History
82.95 USD
ISBN: 9780415306942

This major new text presents a collection of recent writings on architecture and urbanism in the United States, with topics ranging from colonial to contemporary times. In terms of content and...» more details

Pop Art and the Origins of Post-Modernism
83.5 USD
ISBN: 9780521791151

Examines the critical reception of Pop Art, identifying the American roots of deconstructive post modernism....» more details

Orientalist Aesthetics
78.95 USD
ISBN: 9780520222175

Lavishly illustrated with exotic images ranging from Renoir's forgotten Algerian oeuvre to the abstract vision of Matisse's Morocco and beyond, this book is the first history of Orientalist art during the...» more details

Envisioning the Past
142.2 USD
ISBN: 9781405111508

Envisioning the Past: Archaeology and the Image is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that brings together archaeologists, art historians and anthropologists to provide new perspectives on the construction of knowledge...» more details

Modern Architectural Theory
35.99 USD
ISBN: 9780521130486

Modern Architectural Theory is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of architectural theory, primarily in Europe and the United States, during three centuries of development....» more details

Art History: A Very Short Introduction
7.99 USD
ISBN: 9780192801814

This clear and concise new introduction examines all the major debates and issues using a wide range of well known examples. Importantly, this book explains how the traditional emphasis on periods...» more details

Edges of Empire
120.56 USD
ISBN: 9781405116886

Edges of Empire is a timely reassessment of the history and legacy of Orientalist art and visual culture through its focus on the intersection between modernization, modernism and Orientalism. Covers indigenous...» more details

A Companion to Medieval Art
225 USD
ISBN: 9781405102865

A Companion to Medieval Art brings together cutting edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe. Brings together cutting edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic...» more details

Gottfried Semper and the Problem of Historicism
99.99 USD
ISBN: 9780521821636

Using key texts by Gottfried Semper, Mari Hvattum offers a reinterpretation of historicism....» more details

Understanding Architecture
50.95 USD
ISBN: 9780415320580

Acomprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history and exceptional in its approach, this book explores architecture as a current practice in relation to history and in relation to the wider context...» more details

Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome
44.99 USD
ISBN: 9780521842020

This book examines methods and techniques that enabled builders to construct some of the most imposing monuments of ancient Rome....» more details

Immaterial Architecture
72.95 USD
ISBN: 9780415363235

This fascinating argument from Jonathan Hill presents the case for the significance and importance of the immaterial in architecture. Architecture is generally perceived as the solid, physical matter that it unarguably...» more details

Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architecture
82.95 USD
ISBN: 9780415398039

Written by scholars of international stature, Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architecture presents studies of Renaissance pneumatology exploring the relationship between architecture and the disciplines of art and science....» more details

Homemade Esthetics
44.99 USD
ISBN: 9780195139235

Thanks to his unsurpassed eye and his fearless willingness to take a stand, Clement Greenberg (1909 1994) became one of the giants of 20th century art criticism a writer who set...» more details

Animal Anatomy for Artists
34.99 USD
ISBN: 9780195142143

From the author of the classic Human Anatomy for Artists comes this user friendly reference guide featuring over five hundred original drawings and over seventy photographs. Goldfinger not only covers the...» more details

Digital Art History
32 USD
ISBN: 9781841501161

This book looks at the transformation that Art and Art history is undergoing through engagement with the digital revolution. Since its initiation in 1985, CHArt (Computers and the History of Art)...» more details

A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945
149.36 USD
ISBN: 9781405107945

A Companion to Contemporary Art is a major survey covering the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art...» more details

The Crit: An Architecture Student's Handbook
33.95 USD
ISBN: 9780750682251

The architectural crit, review or jury is a cornerstone of architectural education around the world. The defence of ideas, drawings, and models in an open format before staff and peers is...» more details

The Drawings of Michelangelo and his Followers in the Ashmolean Museum
132.99 USD
ISBN: 9780521551335

The fullest catalogue of the drawings by and after Michelangelo in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford....» more details

Late Antique and Medieval Art of the Mediterranean World
124.16 USD
ISBN: 9781405120715

Late Antique and Medieval Art of the Mediterranean World is a much needed teaching anthology that rethinks and broadens the scope of the stale and limiting classifications used for Early Christian...» more details

Lost Minnesota
ISBN: 9780816635153

Believe it or not, Minnesota's architectural landscape has included a house made from the fuselage of a B 29 bomber, a hotel that spent its final years as a chicken hatchery,...» more details

Third Hand
75 USD
ISBN: 9780816637126

Since the 1960s, a number of artists have challenged the dominant paradigm of artthat of the lone artistby embarking on long term collaborations that dramatically altered the terms of artistic identity....» more details

Tilted Arc Controversy
72 USD
ISBN: 9780816637850

Since its installation at and subsequent removal from New York City's Federal Plaza, noted sculptor Richard Serra's Tilted Arc has been a touchstone for debates over the role of public art....» more details

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