Design & Architecture

The Art of Bookbinding

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Joseph W. Zaehnsdorf


This handbook explains the art of bookbinding and simultaneously reminds us what a complex technology is to make books! Zaehnsdorf, bookbind…

The Tower of London

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Walter George Bell


A short book, whose chapters were originally published in The Daily Mail, which explores the history and facts of each of the structures tha…

Remodeled Farmhouses

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Mary H. Northend


"There is a certain fascination connected with the remodeling of a farmhouse. Its low, raftered interior, its weather-beaten exterior, …

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 5

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Giorgio Vasari


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite de' più eccellenti…

The Age of the Condottieri: A Short History of Mediaeval Italy from 1409-1530

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Oscar Browning


Italy from 1409 to 1530 is synonymous with the Renaissance, but this was also the age of the condottieri, Italian captains of mercenary comp…

Gesammelte Schriften

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Max Liebermann


Max Liebermann war einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Maler des Impressionismus. Seine Werke sind noch heute bekannt und geschätzt. Weni…

Essays on Art

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Essays on art, letters, thoughts, aphorisms - Goethe's thoughts were dealing with artworks of every branch of arts. He addressed many aspect…

The Artist

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B. F. Gandee


The Artist, or Young Ladies' Instructor in Ornamental Painting, Drawing etc. is a delightful art instruction book from 1835. Follow Charlott…

Rosa Bonheur

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François Crastre


A Masterpieces in Colour series book. Very informative with a biography and critique of the artist's work and how well she was beloved. (Sum…

The waning of the middle ages: a study of the forms of life, thought and art in…

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Johan Huizinga


The Waning of the Middle Ages (also known as The Autumn of the Middle Ages, or Autumntide of the Middle Ages), subtitled A study of the form…

Paulicea Desvairada

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Mario De Andrade


Paulicea Desvairada – livro de Mário de Andrade, publicado em julho de 1922. A leitura de trechos deste livro foi um dos pontos altos…

Dissertation on Oriental Gardening

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William Chambers


A little essay on the Chinese style of gardening, as opposed to the continental style, which the author finds too formal with too many strai…

Salt Mines and Castles: The Discovery and Restitution of Looted European Art

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Thomas Carr Howe


"From May 1945 until February 1946, I served as a Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Officer in Germany. During the first four months of…

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 7

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Giorgio Vasari


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times (in the original Italian, Le Vite de'…

A Short Description of Torre Abbey

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Hugh Robert Watkin


Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the time of Henry VIII, a significant part of the buildings of Torre Abbey, particularly the…

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 6

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Giorgio Vasari


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times (in the original Italian, Le Vite de'…

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Various


This publication of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Society of the Black Hills presents the history and description of one of the most …

The Dial, May 1920

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Various


An example of one of the leading literary magazines of the early 20th Century. Poetry by e.e. cummings and Louise Bryant (aka Mrs. John Reed…

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 8

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Giorgio Vasari


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times (in the original Italian, Le Vite de'…

The Treatises of Benvenuto Cellini on Goldsmithing and Sculpture

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Benvenuto Cellini


Benvenuto Cellini, a 16th century Florentine goldsmith and sculptor, is perhaps better known for his colorful autobiography than his works o…

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