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The Turn of the Screw: A Semiotic Reading
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The Turn of the Screw: A Semiotic Reading

Sigrid Renaux

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Kulturmanagement
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Kulturmanagement

Hermann Rauhe, Christine Demmer, Norbert Aust

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Theodora: Portrait in a Byzantine Landscape
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Theodora: Portrait in a Byzantine Landscape

Anthony Bridge

A biography of the Byzantine courtesan who rose from the gutter to the throne of an Empire.

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As Befits a Legend: Building a Tomb for Napoleon, 1840-61
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As Befits a Legend: Building a Tomb for Napoleon, 1840-61

Michael Paul Driskel

This work is an examination of the tomb of Napoleon - its construction process, historical context, and political and social meanings. It documents the problems inherent in building an appropriate monument and the debate it...

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Prestige Profit Pleasure
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Prestige Profit Pleasure

A.Deirdre Robson

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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African Art at the Harn Museum: Spirit Eyes, Human Hands
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African Art at the Harn Museum: Spirit Eyes, Human Hands

Robin Poynor, Roy Sieber (National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, USA)

An introduction to the notable collection of West African art from the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. It specifically addresses the role of the art object as a link between the spiritual and the temporal worlds. Objects examined...

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The Garden as an Art
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The Garden as an Art

Mara Miller

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African Gold Ornament Designs
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African Gold Ornament Designs

Diane Victoria Horn

Covers gold jewellery, regalia and ritual objects of North and West Africa.

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Early Pottery in the Southeast: Tradition and Innovation in Cooking Technology
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Early Pottery in the Southeast: Tradition and Innovation in Cooking Technology

Kenneth E. Sassaman

Among Southeastern Indians, pottery was an innovation that enhanced the economic value of native foods and the efficiency of food preparation, but it took nearly two millennia to be adopted. This book attempts to explain why an...

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The American Pewterer: His Techniques & His Products
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The American Pewterer: His Techniques & His Products

Henry J. Kauffman, Dorothy Briggs

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Planning At The Crossroads
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Planning At The Crossroads

James Simmie

A comparative treatment of the planning systems in the UK, the USA and Yugoslavia, which reveals that the most important factor in understanding how planning systems work is their political-economic context.

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Cleaning Historic Buildings v. 1 & 2
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Cleaning Historic Buildings v. 1 & 2

Nicola Ashurst

This two-volume set addresses questions concerning the cleaning of historic buildings: what happens to the fabric of a historic building if it is not cleaned; what is soiling, and how does it affect the building; what cleaning...

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Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 1: Substrates, Soiling and Investigation
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Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 1: Substrates, Soiling and Investigation

Nicola Ashurst

The first of a two-volume set, this book addresses questions concerning the cleaning of historic buildings: what happens to the fabric of a historic building if it is not cleaned; what is soiling, and how does it affect the...

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Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 2: Cleaning Materials and Processes
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Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 2: Cleaning Materials and Processes

Nicola Ashurst

The second of a two-volume set, this book addresses questions concerning the cleaning of historic buildings: what happens to the fabric of a historic building if it is not cleaned; what is soiling, and how does it affect the...

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Sallon's War
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Sallon’s War

Ralph Sallon, Martin Gilbert

A magnificent collection of caricatures by the oldest and most distinguished practising cartoonist in Britain. The bulk of them date from his greatest period when he drew the major figures of World War II, from the goodies like...

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The so-called Peleus and Thetis Sarcophagus in the Villa Albani
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The so-called Peleus and Thetis Sarcophagus in the Villa Albani

Frank G. J. M. Mu Ller

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The Wall Paintings from the Oecus of the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor in Boscoreale
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The Wall Paintings from the Oecus of the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor in Boscoreale

Frank G. J. M. Muller

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The Aldobrandini Wedding
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The Aldobrandini Wedding

Muller

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The Westminster Corridor: Anglo-Saxon Story of Westminster Abbey and Its Lands in Middlesex
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The Westminster Corridor: Anglo-Saxon Story of Westminster Abbey and Its Lands in Middlesex

David Sullivan

This book describes the foundation and early history of Westminster Abbey, and in particular its endowments of land, some of which formed a corridor through Middlesex.

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Eros and Thanatos
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Eros and Thanatos

Duane Michals

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Urban Forms, Suburban Dreams
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Urban Forms, Suburban Dreams

Malcolm William Quantrill

Both urb (city) and suburb in our society challenge architects to conceive through social engineering and geometric design a sense of wonder in space. This title offers a variety of perspectives and insights that will be of value...

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Degas and the Business of Art: A Cotton Office in New Orleans
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Degas and the Business of Art: A Cotton Office in New Orleans

Marilyn R. Brown

This is a study of the significance of Degas's painting A Cotton Office in New Orleans , in terms of its representation of 19th-century capitalism. The study concentrates on the social meanings of the painting in the light of...

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Georgian Architecture in the British Isles 1714-1830
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Georgian Architecture in the British Isles 1714-1830

James Stevens Curl

Comprehensively illustrated with many images in colour and supported by an extensive bibliography, this clear and concise text should enable all those interested in the Georgian period to look at the surviving architecture with...

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Il Palazzo del Quirinale: Catalogo Delle Sculture
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Il Palazzo del Quirinale: Catalogo Delle Sculture

Carlo Gasparri, Lucia Guerrini

The third volume of a series launched ten years ago by Lucia Guerrini, in the framework of the systematic program to illustrate all that remains today to attest the great season of collecting ancient sculpture that Rome...

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La Galleria Dei Falsi: Dal Vasaio Al Mercato d'Antiquariato
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La Galleria Dei Falsi: Dal Vasaio Al Mercato d'Antiquariato

Ninina Cuomo Di Caprio

Seven true stories of fake vases and unwary buyers, a catalogue of more than 100 entries of pottery that was the product of imitation, a panorama of the authentic archaeological finds that could have constituted the source of the...

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L'Antichita Marginale: Continuita Dell'arte Provinciale Romana Nel Rinascimento
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L'Antichita Marginale: Continuita Dell'arte Provinciale Romana Nel Rinascimento

Giuliana Calcani, Eugenia Equini Schneider

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Professional Cameraman's Handbook, The
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Professional Cameraman’s Handbook, The

Verne Carlson, Sylvia E. Carlson

Details the components and step-by-step use of over forty of the most widely used film cameras. This book talks about topics such as time code and time code slates, video assist, and the Steadicam film stabilizing system. It...

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Louisiana Capitol, The: Its Art And Architecture
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Louisiana Capitol, The: Its Art And Architecture

Vincent F. Kubly

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Wash & Wipe (Leisure Arts #2546)
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Wash & Wipe (Leisure Arts #2546)

Cynthia Lane

Crochet 14 delightful dishcloths in a rainbow of colors. Made from 100% cotton yarn, all come with step-by-step instructions and color photos of the finished projects.

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Cezanne and Modernism: The Poetics of Painting
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Cezanne and Modernism: The Poetics of Painting

Joyce Medina

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Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism: Art Between the Wars
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Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism: Art Between the Wars

David Batchelor, Briony Fer, Paul Wood

This book begins by considering responses by French artists to the First World War, then discusses the language of construction in places as dissimilar as France, Germany, and the Soviet Union and concludes by addressing the...

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The Art and Science of Handwriting
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The Art and Science of Handwriting

Rosemary Sassoon

Analysing a discipline, this text considers handwriting in its scientific and artistic contexts and reflects a decade's work in both educational and hospital settings.

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One-Handed Histories: The Eroto-Politics of Gay Male Video Pornography
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One-Handed Histories: The Eroto-Politics of Gay Male Video Pornography

John R Burger

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Treasures on Earth: A Good Housekeeping Guide to Churches and Their Contents
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Treasures on Earth: A Good Housekeeping Guide to Churches and Their Contents

Peter Burman, John Habgood

This book explains the techniques and artistry involved in caring for the fabric and contents of churches. It considers the problems of cleaning and repair, and the damage that can be done by over-zealous non-specialists.

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Architecture, Actor and Audience
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Architecture, Actor and Audience

Iain Mackintosh

Explores the contribution the design of a theatre can make to the theatrical experience, and examine s the failure of many modern theatres to appeal to both audiences and theatre people.

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Marketing the City: The role of flagship developments in urban regeneration
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Marketing the City: The role of flagship developments in urban regeneration

H. Smyth

Flagship developments (high-profile, private and public sector developments designed to attract further investment in their wake) have played a very significant role in recent urban regeneration policy. They have allowed local...

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Bills, Letters and Deeds: Arabic Papyri of the 7th-11th Centuries
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Bills, Letters and Deeds: Arabic Papyri of the 7th-11th Centuries

Geoffrey Khan

An examination of the Nasser Khalili Collection of Islamic art, which catalogues specifically the 250 Arabic documents written in papyrus which are owned by the Collection. The entries are catalogued according to the type of...

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Landscape Detailing Volume 2: Surfaces
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Landscape Detailing Volume 2: Surfaces

Michael Littlewood

Intended for use as a reference for landscape designers and as a time-saving tool, this title is useful for the design office. Each section begins with technical guidance notes on design and construction and then provides a list...

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Hacia Tamayo
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Hacia Tamayo

Damian Bayon

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Moderne, Postmoderne - Und Nun Barock? Entwicklungslinien Der Architektur Des 20. Jahrhunderts
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Moderne, Postmoderne - Und Nun Barock? Entwicklungslinien Der Architektur Des 20. Jahrhunderts

Stefan Grundmann

Discusses the development of modern architecture in the context of architectural history.

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Zahl und Zeit: Grammatik der Numeralia und des Verbalsystems im Spatbablonischen
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Zahl und Zeit: Grammatik der Numeralia und des Verbalsystems im Spatbablonischen

Michael P. Streck, Michael P Streck

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Art Juif
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Art Juif

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Ravenna, Hauptstadt Des Spatantiken Abendlandes. Band 3: Fruhchristliche Bauten Und Mosaiken Von Ravenna [tafelband]
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Ravenna, Hauptstadt Des Spatantiken Abendlandes. Band 3: Fruhchristliche Bauten Und Mosaiken Von Ravenna [tafelband]

Friedrich Wilhelm Deichmann

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Regensburger Spitaler Und Stiftungen: Denkmalpflege, Sammlungstradition, Geschichte Und Sozialwesen
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Regensburger Spitaler Und Stiftungen: Denkmalpflege, Sammlungstradition, Geschichte Und Sozialwesen

H Ewe, Helmut-Eberhard Paulus

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Engines of Culture: Philanthropy and Art Museums
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Engines of Culture: Philanthropy and Art Museums

Daniel M. Fox

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Commentaries on Roman Art: Selected Studies
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Commentaries on Roman Art: Selected Studies

Professor Richard Brilliant

This reprint of Richard Brilliant's papers document the development of his ideas concerning Roman art and its links with Greek art. Divided into three sections, the papers discuss portraiture, the methods by which Roman artists...

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Roman Museums: Selected Papers on Roman Art and Architecture
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Roman Museums: Selected Papers on Roman Art and Architecture

Donald E. Strong

A posthumous selection of nineteen previously published papers which are divided into four thematic sections: general papers; architectural studies; sculpture; acquisitions made by the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at...

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Studies in Roman and Early Christian Architecture
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Studies in Roman and Early Christian Architecture

J.B.Ward- Perkins

The work of J. B. Ward-Perkins on Roman architecture spanned fifty years, and his numerous published papers covered almost every aspect of the subject. This selection of sixteen studies focuses mainly on the provinces,...

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