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  • British Embassies by James Stourton
    British Embassies (English, Hardback) James Stourton, Luke White

    A unique and glamorous book about British Imperial and post-Imperial architecture. Also a lively and evocative read for anyone interested in the international projection of British power and culture, particularly in connection with the Empire.

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  • Cook's Camden by Mark Swenarton
    Cook's Camden (English, Hardback) Mark Swenarton

    In the 1960s and 1970s, a team of leading architects established a new type of collective housing in the London Borough of Camden. In place of tower blocks, they created a high-density, low-rise urbanism, based on a return to streets with front doors. This book examines this programme and shows how it offers important lessons and insights for the

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  • York in 50 Buildings by Andrew Graham
    York in 50 Buildings (Paperback) Andrew Graham

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

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  • Abandoned
    Abandoned (English, Hardback)

    The places time forgotFrom the magical empty theatres of Detroit to the lost playgrounds of Chernobyl, there are places across the globe that were once a hub of activity, but are now abandoned and in decay.

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  • Medieval Castle Manual by Charles Phillips
    Medieval Castle Manual (English, Hardback) Charles Phillips

    The Haynes Medieval Castle Manual explores the background story to castle construction in Medieval Europe, showing that castles had both a domestic and defensive function. It uses the 'new' medieval castle-building project at Guédelon in Burgundy as the centerpiece for the book, examining the construction and anatomy of these awe-inspiring structures, section by section. Life inside the castle...

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  • Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid-century by Don Hahn
    Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid-century (English, Hardback) Don Hahn

    Yesterday's Tomorrow is a valentine to an era of optimism, relaxed lifestyle, and innovative design; a large-format, general audience book, illustrated with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists contributed to the era. If you've seen Sleeping Beauty, read Dwell Magazine, shopped at Design Within Reach, or watched Mad...

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  • Now You See It and Other Essays on Design by Michael Bierut
    Now You See It and Other Essays on Design (English, Hardback) Michael Bierut

    Michael Bierut is a leading figure in design criticism-his writing fresh, humorous, keenly analytical, his voice unmistakeable-as well as a partner at the legendary design firm Pentagram.

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  • Gaudi by Maria Antonietta Crippa
    Gaudi (English, Hardback) Maria Antonietta Crippa, Peter Gossel

    Anyone who visits Barcelona will come across the works of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926), the architect who has attracted art-lovers from all over the world to Spain. Gaudi created inspiring, visionary buildings and helped establish Barcelona (most notably with the still-unfinished Sagrada Familia cathedral) as a city of the world.

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

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

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  • Defenses of Bermuda 1612-1995 by Terrance McGovern
    Defenses of Bermuda 1612-1995 (English, Paperback) Terrance McGovern, Edward C. Harris

    Bermuda has been fortified since it was first occupied by the British in the 17th century, with some 50 forts constructed up to 1945. This new study describes these fortifications in detail and will appeal to the many visitors that come to the islands each year, as well as those interested in Caribbean fortresses.

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  • Piranesi: The Complete Etchings by Luigi Ficacci
    Piranesi: The Complete Etchings (Multiple languages, Hardback) Luigi Ficacci

    Archaeology and imagination: Impossible staircases and startling ruins from Italy's master engraver...

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  • Cottages ornes by Roger White
    Cottages ornes (English, Hardback) Roger White

    Tracing the history of cottages ornés (ornamental cottages), this copiously illustrated volume offers an engaging survey of an often-overlooked architectural genre. An invention of mid-18th-century England, these cottages were designed to facilitate a more informal way of living and were built in different guises that range from royal and imperial cottages to the working-class lodges that still...

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

    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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  • Unlocking the Church by William Whyte
    Unlocking the Church (English, Hardback) William Whyte

    Unlocking the Church is the story of a revolution. The Victorians transformed how churches were understood, experienced, and built. Initially controversial, this revolution was so successful, that it has now been forgotten. Yet it still shapes our experience of church buildings and also helps make sense of what we should do with them now.

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  • New Nordic Gardens by Annika Zetterman
    New Nordic Gardens (English, Hardback) Annika Zetterman

    Presents the best gardens to have been produced over the past ten years. This book explains unique aspects and describes Scandinavian characteristics.

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  • How to Read Paris by Chris Rogers
    How to Read Paris (English, Paperback) Chris Rogers

    How to Read Paris is a pocket-sized guide to understanding and appreciating the architecture of Paris. Compact enough to carry in your pocket yet serious enough to impart a real understanding, this handy reference guide.

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  • Victorian and Edwardian British Industrial Architecture by Lynn Pearson
    Victorian and Edwardian British Industrial Architecture (English, Hardback) Lynn Pearson

    By the end of Queen Victoria's reign, factories had become an inescapable part of the townscape. This book looks at the architecture, planning and design of those factories that were part of the second wave of the industrial revolution. It covers the Victorian and Edwardian eras, 1837- 1910, and the period leading up to the First World War.

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  • Cornwall by Peter Beacham
    Cornwall (English, Hardback) Peter Beacham, Nikolaus Pevsner

    Cornwall is a land apart. Here are some of the richest and best preserved prehistoric and medieval landscapes in Britain. Its medieval churches show monumental Norman fonts, accomplished C14 sculpture, striking C15 west towers and generously proportioned C15 and C16 aisles, with a wealth of medieval and Renaissance bench ends.

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  • Modern Forms by Nicolas Grospierre
    Modern Forms (English, Paperback) Nicolas Grospierre

    Now available in a new compact edition, this book offers a stunning visual archive of nearly 200 images of modern architecture by awardwinning photographer Nicolas Grospierre.

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  • Medieval Church Architecture by Jon Cannon
    Medieval Church Architecture (English, Paperback) Jon Cannon

    By learning how to identify the stylistic phases that resulted from shifts in architectural fashion, it is possible to date each part of a church to within a decade or two. This book introduces key features of each succeeding style, from Anglo-Saxon and Norman through to the three great gothic styles, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular.

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