MOSCO, M: The Pitti Palace: The Palace and its Art

 The Pitti Palace: The Palace and its Art, book coverMosco, Marilena. The Pitti Palace: The Palace and its Art. Phillip Wilson , 1997. ISBN: 0856674702. Unmarked. Beautifully illustrated. Very Good. Paperback. (#26156) $12.00

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Introduction by Marco Chianrini. According to Giorgio Vasari, the original design of the Luca Pitti palace was by Filippo Brunelleschi, although the construction of the building began after his death. Topics include the Boboli Garden, the Modern Art Gallery, the Costume Gallery, the Grand Ducal Treasures and more. Plans. Index. 96p.

BLAKE, P: The Master Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright

 The Master Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, book coverBlake, Peter. The Master Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies Van Der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright. W W Norton & Co Inc, 1976. ISBN: 0393007960. Unmarked text. Good. Paperback. (#26155) $12.00

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Tells the story of modern architecture through the lives of three men who changed the face of cities in the twentieth century.

Le Corbusier gave to modern design a sure and brilliant sense of form; Mies brought an almost Gothic discipline of structure; and Wright heralded a new and dramatic concept of space and freedom. Through this triple focus, Peter Blake provides a perspective on the entire range of twentieth-century architecture.

Includes photographs and plans. 430p. Index.

BLENHEIM PALACE: Blenheim Park and Gardens

Woodstock Blenheim Palace. Blenheim Park and Gardens. Oxford: Alden Press, 1992. Unmarked. Illustrated in B/W and color. Map. 32p. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26145) $12.00

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Blenheim Palace, situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, is the principal residence of the dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. Measures 8 inches square.

POPPELIERS, JC: What style is it?: A guide to American architecture

What style is it?: A guide to American architecture, book coverPoppeliers, John C; Chambers, S Allen, Jr; Schwartz, Nancy B. What style is it?: A guide to American architecture. National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1983. ISBN: 0891331166. Unmarked. Sun line on back cover. Good. Paperback. (#26134) $12.00

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Measures 4.25×10 inches. 112p. Portable guide designed for easy identification of buildings. Illustrated chapters on 22 of the most important styles from Early Colonial and Georgian to Gothic Revival, Art Deco, Richardsonian Romanesque and Prairie Style. Glossary. Bibliography.

VAN SCHAIK, L: Ecocells: Landscapes and Masterplans by Hamzah and Yeang

Ecosystem, Recycling, Ecology, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design, book covervan Schaik, Leon. Ecocells: Landscapes and Masterplans by Hamzah and Yeang. Wiley Academy, 2003. ISBN: 0470851198. Unmarked. Measures 5 inches square. Very Good. Paperback. (#26133) $16.00

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Illustrated throughout. 144p. The ecocell is a vertical integrating device to bring landscape elements, daylight, rainwater, natural ventilation and sewage recycling vertically across all levels of the builtform. The concept is explained in two masterplan projects by Hamzah and Yeang (registered T. R. Hamzah and Yeang Sdn. Bhd.) the Amsterdam Center of Science & Technology and the West Kowloon Waterfront Development.

THOMPSON, DB: Garden Lore of Ancient Athens

Garden Lore of Ancient Athens, book coverThompson, Dorothy Burr; Griswold, Ralph E. Garden Lore of Ancient Athens. American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 196. Unmarked. Tanned edges. Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26117) $14.00

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Section of color plates, 50 black and white illustrations throughout.

The ancient Greeks’ awareness of landscape is also apparent in their choice of sites for temples and theaters, their love of trees in the care expended on temple groves, and their delight in flowers in the innumerable stories of mythological lore.

They also use floral motives to give color and ornamental detail to architecture or as decorative designs in vase painting.

A selection of such ornaments appears on these pages.

DELLA FRANCESCA, P: Piero della Francesca In and Around Arezzo

Piero della Francesca In and Around Arezzo, front cover Piero della Francesca In and Around Arezzo. Arezzo Tourist Information, 2008. Unmarked text.Very Good. Brochure. (#26114) $12.00

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In English. Eight-paneled brochure. Many small illustrations. Covers Sansepolcro, Monterchi, and Arezzo. 2 maps. Measures 4×8 inches folded.

Piero della Francesca In and Around Arezzo, inside