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Japan-ness in Architecture

Isozaki, Arata
One of Japan's leading architects examines notions of Japan-ness as exemplified by key events in Japanese architectural history from the seventh to the twentieth century; essays on buildings and their cultural context.
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Can this be? Architectural Workers Organising Europe

Marisa Cortright
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The Sagrada Familia: Gaudi's Heaven on Earth

Gaudi: van Hensbergen, Gijs
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A Very British Conspiracy: The Shrewsbury 24 and the Campaign for Justice

Turnbull, Eileen
The story of the campaign for justice for the 24 building workers wrongly prosecuted by the state in the 1970s
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The Architecture of Suspense: The Built World in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

French, Christine Madrid
In this original and indispensable book, Christine Madrid French reveals Hitchcock's relation to the built world was informed by an intense engagement with location and architectural form - in an era marked by modernism's advance - fueled by some of the most creative midcentury designers in film.
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Soane Medal Lecture 2022

Barber, Peter
A published edition of the lecture delivered by Peter Barber on the occasion of being awarded the Soane Medal in November 2022
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Watermark: An Essay on Venice

Brodsky, Joseph
Looking at every aspect of the city, from its waterways, streets and architecture to its food, politics and people, the author captures its magnificence and beauty, and recalls his own memories of the place he called home for many winters, as he remembers friends, lovers and enemies he has encountered.
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How To Be a Stoic

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Humanise: A Maker's Guide to Building Our World

Heatherwick, Thomas
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Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History

Masalha, Nur (SOAS, University of London
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The School of Life: An Emotional Education

de Botton, Alain
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Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

Sanghera, Sathnam
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Said E
Surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the 'otherness' of eastern culture, customs and beliefs.
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Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

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.
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The Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time

Sherman, Anna
A hauntingly original book about Tokyo and the Japanese relationship to time, memory and history, seen through the eyes of an outsider, searching for the past that underlies the city's arrestingly visible present.
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Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible

Berger, John
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The Women Who Saved the English Countryside

Kelly, Matthew
A vibrant history of English landscape preservation over the last 150 years, told through the lives of four remarkable women
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Dillon, Brian
Written as a series of linked essays, interwoven with a reflection on affinity itself, Affinities completes a trilogy, with Essayism and Suppose a Sentence, about the intimate and abstract pleasures of reading and looking.
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