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  • The Livery Halls of the City of London by Anya Lucas
    The Livery Halls of the City of London (English, Hardback)

    For more than 600 years the Livery Companies have played a leading role in the commerical activities and social and political life in the City of London. In the 14th and 15th centuries they began acquiring, adapting and building 'headquarters': the Livery Halls. All of the existing Halls have been freshly photographed and documented.

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  • The Aesthetics of Architecture by Roger Scruton
    The Aesthetics of Architecture (English, Paperback)

    "Paperback reissue, with a new introduction by the author."

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  • Sir Edwin Lutyens by Elizabeth Wilhide
    Sir Edwin Lutyens (English, Hardback)

    Illustrated book about the life and work of the early 20th century architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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  • 100 Churches 100 Years by Twentieth Century Society
    100 Churches 100 Years (English, Hardback)

    This book features 100 churches built since 1914, showing the development of modern church architecture in Britain. From Spence's Coventry Cathedral to Giles Gilbert Scott's Liverpool Cathedral and featuring churches, mosques and synagogues. Architects include George Pace, Eric Gill and Frederick Gibberd.

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  • Huddersfield in 50 Buildings by Christopher Marsden
    Huddersfield in 50 Buildings (English, Paperback)

    Explores the rich and fascinating history of Huddersfield through an examination of some of its greatest architectural treasures.

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  • How to Love Brutalism by John Grindrod
    How to Love Brutalism (English, Hardback)

    A collection of 20 personal and passionate essays on why controversial Brutalist buildings are so loved. Illustrated with striking drawings by The Brutal Artist, the book is divided up into a series of mini essays that explains the brutalist world from a human aspect, as well as an architectural, historical and even pop cultural angle.

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  • Rood Screens by Richard Hayman
    Rood Screens (English, Paperback)

    A fascinating guide to the screens that separate church naves from their chancels, and their religious roles and symbolism.

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  • Medieval Graffiti by Matthew Champion
    Medieval Graffiti (English, Hardback)

    Drawing on examples from surviving medieval churches in England, the author gives a voice to the secret graffiti artists: from the lord of the manor and the parish priest to the people who built the church itself.

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  • The Irish Aesthete: Ruins of Ireland by Robert O'Byrne
    The Irish Aesthete: Ruins of Ireland (English, Hardback)

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

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  • Concretopia by John Grindrod
    Concretopia (English, Paperback)

    Was Britain's postwar rebuilding the height of midcentury chic or the concrete embodiment of Crap Towns? Gindrod set out on a journey across the country to find out. This is a story of dazzling space-age optimism, ingenuity and helipads, tempered by protests, deadly collapses and scandals that shook the government, and will change the way you look at Arndale Centres, tower blocks and concrete...

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  • Riviera Dreaming by Maureen Emerson
    Riviera Dreaming (English, Hardback)

    "... an effervescent cocktail of a read: one part biography to two parts social history, topped off with a splash of scandal."...

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  • Archaeoastronomy by Giulio Magli
    Archaeoastronomy (English, Paperback)

    This book provides the first complete, easy to read, up-to-date account of the fascinating discipline of archaeoastronomy, in which the relationship between ancient constructions and the sky is studied in order to gain a better understanding of the ideas of the architects of the past and of their religious and symbolic worlds.

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  • The Language of Cities by Deyan Sudjic
    The Language of Cities (English, Paperback)

    We live in a world that is now predominantly urban. So how do we define the city as it evolves in the 21st century? Drawing examples from across the globe, Deyan Sudjic decodes the underlying forces that shape our cities, such as resources and land, to the ideas that shape conscious elements of design, whether of buildings or of space. Erudite and entertaining, he considers the differences between...

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  • Nairn's London by Ian Nairn
    Nairn's London (English, Paperback)

    Presents a subjective meditation on a city and its buildings including railway stations, synagogues, abandoned gasworks, dock cranes, suburban gardens, East End markets, Hawksmoor churches, a Gothic cinema and twenty-seven different pubs.

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  • The House of Fiction by Phyllis Richardson
    The House of Fiction (English, Paperback)

    Selected as one of The Times Books of 2017: a journey through the most iconic houses in English literature

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  • Ruskin's Venice: The Stones Revisited New Edition by Sarah Quill
    Ruskin's Venice: The Stones Revisited New Edition (English, Paperback)

    In Ruskin's Venice: The Stones Revisited, photographer Sarah Quill has selected passages from Ruskin's The Stones of Venice and has linked them to her own photographs of Venetian architecture. Covering a wide range of subjects from palaces and town houses, to courtyards and capitals, Quill's glorious photographs illuminate Ruskin's words and record with skill and precision the fine architectural...

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  • The Alphabet and the Algorithm by Mario Carpo
    The Alphabet and the Algorithm (English, Paperback)

    The rise and fall of identical copies: digital technologies and form-making from mass customization to mass collaboration.

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  • Brodsky & Utkin by Lois Nesbitt
    Brodsky & Utkin (English, Hardback)

    The ultimate collection from the dynamic Soviet paper architecture duo.

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  • Prefabs by Elisabeth Blanchet
    Prefabs (English, Paperback)

    As slums were cleared all across England after the Blitz in World War II, the need for housing became pressing, and prefabrication was quickly embraced as a temporary solution. The resulting bungalows with slightly pitched roofs, pretty gardens, and all modern conveniences became home to hundreds of thousands of people around the country, including many who had not previously had the luxury of hot...

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  • Thinking Architecture by Peter Zumthor
    Thinking Architecture (English, Hardback)

    In order to design a building with a sensuous connection to life, one must think in a way that goes far beyond form and construction. In these essays, Peter Zumthor expresses his motivation in designing buildings, which speak to our emotions and understanding in so many ways, and possess a powerful and unmistakable presence and personality.

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