Freemasonry & the Enlightenment
Architecture, Symbols, & Influences
According to this in-depth and bold survey, architecture and symbolism played a central role in the identity and expression of Freemasonry throughout its rapid expansion during the Enlightenment. Curl takes in garden architecture, landscapes, lodges, tombs, even the music of Mozart, on his journey through 18th- and 19th-century Britain and Europe, attempting to reveal Freemasonic influence and iconography within their structures. First published in 1991, this expanded edition includes a preface by Andrew Prescott.
The Image of Venice
Fialetti's View and Sir Henry Wotton
In 1636, Sir Henry Wotton, former English ambassador to Venice, donated a huge bird’s-eye view of the island city to Eton College, where it hangs to this day. Published to celebrate the restoration of the painting, this book investigates the circumstances of its creation by Odoardo Fialetti in 1611, and its place amid other depictions of Venice. Superb photographic reproductions pick out the vignettes of Venetian life with which the artist peopled the city’s squares.
Draw Me a House
Architectural Ideas, Inspiration and Colouring In
Every child makes drawings of simple houses and many are inspired to sketch dream homes when they are older. This drawing and colouring book focuses interest on architecture and famous buildings, such as the Empire State Building and the Gherkin, as well as interior features such as lighting and furniture. Using accessible, simple line art, the pages include dot-to-dots, sketches to colour in and drawing challenges. Ages 7–13.
The Making of a Modern Metropolis
Over the past four centuries London has expanded from within its medieval walls to absorb Westminster, Southwark and the surrounding villages. This impressive book explores the diverse forces driving the city's apparently haphazard growth, with more than 400 photographs in colour and black-and-white showing the architectural diversity of its civic halls and corporate headquarters, theatres and stadiums, Victorian villas and post-war estates, and its world-famous landmarks from the Tower of London to the London Eye.
Demolished, Destroyed, Imagined, Reborn
Jonathan Glancey, formerly the Architecture and Design Editor at the Guardian, surveys buildings that have gone – whether by act of God, war or planning committee – and some that never were. Richly illustrated with photographs and reproductions, the book ranges from ancient structures 'lost in myth', such as the Tower of Babel and Darius's palace at Persepolis, to Norman Foster's Millennium Tower ('left on the drawing board'), and includes such famous lost buildings as Fonthill Abbey, Coventry Cathedral and the World Trade Center.
Colossal: Engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty,
Eiffel Tower and Panama Canal
Written by an art historian, this volume traces a history that leads from Napoleon's encounter with the gigantic monuments of ancient Egypt to the building of the wonders of the industrial world: the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower and Suez and Panama Canals. Grigsby shows how all four modern colossi owe their existence to French engineers and the fantasies of wealth, progress and colonial expansion they and the French financiers and politicians took as a call to destiny. With over 200 illustrations.
Homes on the Move
This fascinating and original book explores everything from tents to the eternally popular caravans and campers, with beautiful colour images and detailed information. It is a must have for all those who succumb to the appeal of mobile accommodation, but also for those who design and construct homes on wheels, as an essential source of reference.