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Modernism: The Lure of Heresy - From Baudelaire to Beckett and Beyond

9780099441960
Gay, Peter
In his most ambitious endeavour since Freud, acclaimed cultural historian Peter Gay traces and explores the rise of Modernism in the arts, the cultural movement that heralded and shaped the modern world, dominating western high culture for over a century.
$22.80
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Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

9780099225416
Cape, Jonathan
Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind.
$13.93
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Brunelleschi's Dome: The Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence

9780099526780
Brunelleschi: King, Ross
His life was one of ambition, ingenuity, rivalry and intrigue - a human drama set against the plagues, wars, political feuds and intellectual ferments of Renaissance Florence, the glorious era for which the dome remains the most compelling symbol.
$16.46
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Cradle to Cradle

9780099535478
Braungart, Michael
Drawing on their experience in redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make an exciting and viable case for putting eco-effectiveness into practice, and show how anyone involved in making anything can begin to do so as well.
$12.66
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In Praise of Shadows

9780099283577
Tanizaki, Junichiro
This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.
$10.13
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Invisible Cities

9780099429838
Calvino, Italo
In Invisible Cities Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Venice.
$12.66
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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

9781847926180
Jacobs, Jane
In this classic text, Jane Jacobs set out to produce an attack on current city planning and rebuilding and to introduce new principles by which these should be governed.
$25.35
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