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The Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeys



Stephen Friar


History Press 2011
Paperback Illustrated
 

Comprising over 1,450 entries, arranged alphabetically and illustrated with more than 190 photographs, this encyclopedic guide to Britain's cathedralsComprising over 1,450 entries, arranged alphabetically and illustrated with more than 190 photographs, this encyclopedic guide to Britain's cathedrals and abbeys covers architectural and decorative features of the buildings, topics such as liturgy, monasticism and church music, and entries on subjects such as the Anglo-Saxon Church and the Reformation, which provide a wider historical context. The book includes a bibliography, useful addresses and an index. ...more
 

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Rome from the Ground Up



James HS McGregor


Harvard University Press 2005
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Rome was not built in a day; indeed it has been redesigned many times around different centres, as an ancient trading port on the Tiber, an imperial pRome was not built in a day; indeed it has been redesigned many times around different centres, as an ancient trading port on the Tiber, an imperial power based on the Palatine and a Christian city centring on the Lateran and Vatican. Beginning with the shaping of the ground on which Rome first rose, McGregor has produced an unusual, multifaceted portrait of these contiguous cities' complex and shifting historical, architectural, political and social realities. ...more
 

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Discovering Abbeys and Priories



Geoffrey N Wright


Shire 2004
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Britain's ancient monastic buildings are a familiar part of our landscape, whether they survive as picturesque ruins and country houses or are still iBritain's ancient monastic buildings are a familiar part of our landscape, whether they survive as picturesque ruins and country houses or are still in use as churches and cathedrals. Illustrated with colour photographs, this book offers an historical introduction to the buildings, life and influence of medieval abbeys and priories, followed by a gazetteer with brief descriptions of more than 200 sites open to the public. ...more
 

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Ramparts of Empire


The Fortifications of Sir William Jervois Royal Engineer, 1821-1897

Timothy Crick


Exeter University Press 2012
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The Nation's Favourite Churches



Andrew Barr


Lion 2006
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Based on a poll of BBC local radio listeners, this book celebrates 30 of Britain's favourite churches, many of which have featured on the Songs of PraBased on a poll of BBC local radio listeners, this book celebrates 30 of Britain's favourite churches, many of which have featured on the Songs of Praise programme. From the intimacy of a remote church on the Scottish borders and a non-conformist chapel in Nottinghamshire to the splendour of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, the author charts the history and development of each church and introduces some of the people who worship in them today. ...more
 

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Sultanahmet and Suleymaniye



Ahmed Vefa Cobanoglu; Tarkan Okcuoglu


Scala 2012
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The Suleymaniye Mosque and the Sultan Ahmed or 'Blue' Mosque in Istanbul, completed in 1557 and 1617 respectively, are two of the finest examples of OThe Suleymaniye Mosque and the Sultan Ahmed or 'Blue' Mosque in Istanbul, completed in 1557 and 1617 respectively, are two of the finest examples of Ottoman art and architecture. Each is adorned with intricate carvings and sumptuous decoration and each was built with an adjacent complex containing schools, hospitals, shops and public baths. This illustrated guide provides an analysis of the buildings and the decorative art that adorns them. ...more
 

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The Companion to Castles



Stephen Friar


History Press 2011
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More than a thousand castles were built after the Norman Conquest, and many remained in use for centuries, modified as a result of sieges, new weaponrMore than a thousand castles were built after the Norman Conquest, and many remained in use for centuries, modified as a result of sieges, new weaponry or changing fashion. This illustrated encyclopedia discusses every aspect of their history and construction, from Abacus (the slab that tops a capital) to Z-plan (a form of Scottish tower-house), and from the earliest keeps to Henry VIII's coastal forts. The book includes an index of castles and list of useful addresses. ...more
 

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Zaha Hadid


Architecture

Peter Noever

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Hatje Cantz 2003
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich


Furniture and Interiors

Christiane Lange


Hatje Cantz 2006
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Mies van der Rohe is a towering figure in 20th century architecture and design, and his furniture - much of it created with Lilly Reich - has classic Mies van der Rohe is a towering figure in 20th century architecture and design, and his furniture - much of it created with Lilly Reich - has classic status. Many such works were commissioned by the art collector Hermann Lange between the wars and have remained in the family ever since. Written by Lange's great-granddaughter and illustrated with reproductions and photographs, this elegant volume catalogues 35 pieces of furniture and sheds new light on the collaboration of Reich and Mies. ...more
 

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Architecture in Wood


A World History

Will Pryce


Thames & Hudson 2005
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'Far from being an inherently inferior building material, wood is simply a different one'. Will Pryce, who trained as an architect before becoming a p'Far from being an inherently inferior building material, wood is simply a different one'. Will Pryce, who trained as an architect before becoming a photographer, presents a selection of the finest buildings that illustrate the 'parallel history' of wooden architecture and important regional traditions. The book covers a great diversity of structures including Far Eastern pagodas and pavilions, the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Karelia, Tudor 'black and white' buildings and New England farmhouses. Previously published as 'Buildings in Wood' ...more
 

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Strawberry Hill


Horace Walpole's Gothic Castle

Anna Chalcraft; Judith Viscardi


Frances Lincoln 2011
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Horace Walpole's 'little play-thing house' at Twickenham was one of the earliest examples of the Gothic Revival, a medieval fantasy at odds with 18th Horace Walpole's 'little play-thing house' at Twickenham was one of the earliest examples of the Gothic Revival, a medieval fantasy at odds with 18th century architectural norms. To mark its recent restoration, this handsome volume takes the reader on a richly illustrated, room-by-room tour of the house; and it draws on Walpole's letters to explore the ideas that shaped this brilliant, fragile marvel, the construction methods employed, and the pattern of his life there. ...more
 

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Preaching, Word and Sacrament


Scottish Church Interiors 1560-1860

Nigel Yates


T&T Clark 2009
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The post-Reformation church architecture of Scotland is shaped by the nation's distinctive religious history and competing denominations. This first dThe post-Reformation church architecture of Scotland is shaped by the nation's distinctive religious history and competing denominations. This first detailed survey since the 1950s extends further into the 19th century than previous studies, and includes many examples not previously noted. Generously illustrated with photographs and plans, it shows how contrasting requirements of Presbyterian, Episcopalian and Roman Catholic worship have shaped church interiors, and concludes with a survey of liturgical and architectural developments since 1860. ...more
 

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The Queen's House, Greenwich



Pieter van der Merwe


Scala/Royal Museums Greenwich 2012
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Built by Inigo Jones between 1616 and 1638, the Queen's House at Greenwich is a structure of seminal importance: it introduced the Palladian style intBuilt by Inigo Jones between 1616 and 1638, the Queen's House at Greenwich is a structure of seminal importance: it introduced the Palladian style into England, and forms the focal point of Wren's Royal Naval Hospital. Richly illustrated with historic paintings, prints and modern colour photographs, this book traces the history of the house from its inception to its present role as the National Maritime Museum, and sheds fascinating light on its many illustrious inhabitants. ...more
 

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The Minbar of Saladin


Reconstructing a Jewel of Islamic Art

Lynette Singer

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Thames & Hudson 2008
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Made in the mid-12th century, the Minbar of Saladin was a wooden pulpit which stood in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque. After the minbar was burned down inMade in the mid-12th century, the Minbar of Saladin was a wooden pulpit which stood in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque. After the minbar was burned down in 1969 it was painstakingly recreated in a process which involved the unravelling of its complex geometry and the revival of almost extinct crafts and skills. With more than 200 illustrations, this book documents the history and reconstruction of the vast three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle which makes up a remarkable work of art. ...more
 

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Architecture 11


RIBA Buildings of the Year

Tony Chapman


Merrell 2011
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