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81. Modernism [2017]

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viii, 240 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Interpreting and Changing 2. Genres, Art and Film 3. Texts, Contexts, Intertexts Glossary Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138931626 20161128
Modernist movements radically transformed the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary establishment, and their effects are still felt today. Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to nothing less than a literary and cultural revolution. In this fully updated, expanded, and revised third edition, charting modernism in its global and local contexts, Peter Childs: * details the origins of modernism and the influence of thinkers such as Darwin, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, Saussure and Einstein * explores the radical changes which occurred in the arts, literature, drama, and film of the period * traces 'modernism at work' in literature, especially in writings by a range of British, Irish, American and other Anglophone authors including James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, Nella Larsen, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Mansfield, T. S. Eliot, and many others * explains recent critical interest in the culture and worldwide impact of modernism * reflects upon the shift from modernism to postmodernism. At once accessible and critically informed, Modernism guides readers from first steps in the field to an advanced understanding of one of the most important cultural phenomena of the last centuries.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiii, 269 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
  • The epigraphic and archaeological record
  • History of the Liuli glazed ceramics
  • The efflorescence of Ming Sancai sculpture
  • Iconography: early development and the Guanxiu tradition
  • Iconography: synthesis.
Monks in Glaze is a complete reassessment of the famous group of large glazed ceramic sculptures known as the Yixian Luohans. Drawing upon hitherto-unknown epigraphic documents, Eileen Hsiang-ling Hsu proposes a new date (1511-1519) for the group's production and, for the first time, identifies the kiln centre near Beijing as its birthplace. Removed more than one hundred years ago from a massive grotto in northern China, the group's provenance disappeared after its dispersal between 1913 and 1933. Delving into the social and economic issues of religious patronage, imperial workshop practice, and nuanced style of post-Yuan Buddhist art, Hsu convincingly shows that such a large group of masterworks were products of well-developed commercial economy of the Ming dynasty.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xviii, 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction (John R. Gold and Margaret M. Gold), Part I: The Olympic Festivals, 2. The Enduring Enterprise: The Summer Olympics, 1896-2012 (John R. Gold and Margaret M. Gold), 3. The Winter Olympics: Driving Urban Change, 1924-2022 (Stephen J. Essex and Jiska de Groot), 4. The Cultural Olympiads (Beatriz Garcia), 5. The Paralympic Games (John R. Gold and Margaret M. Gold), Part II: Planning and Management, 6. Olympic Finance (Holger Preuss), 7. Promoting the Olympic City (Stephen V. Ward), 8. Olympic Villages (Tony Sainsbury), 9. Security (Jon Coaffee and Pete Fussey), 10. Urban Regeneration (Andrew Smith), 11. Olympic Tourism (Mike Weed), 12. Olympic Transport (Eva Kassens-Noor), Part III: City Portraits, 13. Berlin 1936 (Monika Meyer), 14. Mexico City 1968 (Michael Barke), 15. Munich 1972 (Monika Meyer), 16. Sydney 2000 (Robert Freestone and Simon Gunasekara), 17. Athens 2004 (Margaret M. Gold), 18. Beijing 2008 (Ian G. Cook and Steven Miles), 19. London 2012 (Graeme Evans and Ozlem Edizel), 20. Rio de Janeiro 2016 (Gabriel Silvestre), 21. Tokyo 2020 (Yasushi Aoyama).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138832695 20161003
The first edition of Olympic Cities, published in 2007, provided a pioneering overview of the changing relationship between cities and the modern Olympic Games. This substantially revised and enlarged third edition builds on the success of its predecessors. The first of its three parts provides overviews of the urban legacy of the four component Olympic festivals: the Summer Games; Winter Games; Cultural Olympiads; and the Paralympics. The second part comprisessystematic surveys of seven key aspects of activity involved in staging the Olympics: finance; place promotion; the creation of Olympic Villages; security; urban regeneration; tourism; and transport. The final part consists of nine chronologically arranged portraits of host cities, from 1936 to 2020, with particular emphasis on the six Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games of the twenty-first century. As controversy over the growing size and expense of the Olympics, with associated issues of accountability and legacy, continues unabated, this book's incisive and timely assessment of the Games' development and the complex agendas that host cities attach to the event will be essential reading for a wide audience. This will include not just urban and sports historians, urban geographers, event managers and planners, but also anyone with an interest in the staging of mega-events and concerned with building a better understanding of the relationship between cities, sport and culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138832695 20161003
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xv, 152 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: a theory of conceptualism / Robert Bailey
  • Art and art and language
  • The tasks of translation : Art & Language in Australia and New Zealand 1975-76
  • A conversation about conceptual art, subjectivity, and the post-partum document
  • Peripheries in motion : conceptualism and conceptual art in Australia and New Zealand
  • One and three ideas : conceptualism before, during, and after conceptual art.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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344 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • List of images, figures, and tables[-]Introduction[-][-]Part I: Publishing[-] 1580-1610: Window of Opportunity[-] 1610-1650: Buzz and Pipelines[-] 1650-1800: Mature Markets[-][-]Part II: Painting[-]1580-1610: Window of Opportunity[-] 1610-1650: Unlocking Potential[-] 1610-1650: Buzz and Pipelines[-] 1650-1800: Mature Markets[-][-]Conclusion[-][-]Appendix I[-][-][-]Bibliography[-][-][-]Index (people) [-][-].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789089647023 20170206
Dutch Golden Age - Economic History - Art Market - Publishing - Economic Geography.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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x, 206 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: the state of exception
  • Getting to expressionism, 1959-1961
  • First group show and journey to France, 1961-1962
  • At the forefront of innovation, 1962-1963
  • International recognition, 1964
  • A further brush with fame in 1965
  • Conclusion: the fate of nueva figuración.
Although one of Latin America's most significant postwar art movements, Nueva Figueracion has long been overlooked in studies of modern art. In this first comprehensive examination of the movement, Patrick Frank explores the work of four artists at its heart-Ernesto Deira, Romulo Maccio, Luis Felipe Noe, and Jorge de la Vega-to demonstrate the importance of their work in the transnational development of modern art. These Argentinian painters built on postwar expressionism by working with unprecedented urgency and abandon, combining spontaneous techniques of abstraction with figural subjects. Their works exercised a creative freedom that broke taboos about the role of the artist in society. To show how their works reflect the environment in which they were created, Frank combines analyses of each artist's paintings with discussions of their social, political, and artistic contexts while revealing their connections to literature, popular culture, and film.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xv, 229 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Prologue, 1. Introduction, Part I, 2. Histories: the Maison de Verre through the Large Glass, 3. Theories: part-object, part-architecture, Part II, 4. Glass, 5. Dust, 6. Air, Coda.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472471697 20161018
Part-Architecture presents a detailed and original study of Pierre Chareau's Maison de Verre through another seminal modernist artwork, Marcel Duchamp's Large Glass. Aligning the two works materially, historically and conceptually, the book challenges the accepted architectural descriptions of the Maison de Verre, makes original spatial and social accounts of its inhabitation in 1930s Paris, and presents new architectural readings of the Large Glass. Through a rich analysis, which incorporates creative projects into history and theory research, the book establishes new ways of writing about architecture. Designed for politically progressive gynaecologist Dr Jean Dalsace and his avant-garde wife, Annie Dalsace, the Maison de Verre combines a family home with a gynaecology clinic into a 'free-plan' layout. Screened only by glass walls, the presence of the clinic in the home suggests an untold dialogue on 1930s sexuality. The text explores the Maison de Verre through another radical glass construction, the Large Glass, where Duchamp's complex depiction of unconsummated sexual relations across the glass planes reveals his resistance to the marital conventions of 1920s Paris. This and other analyses of the Large Glass are used as a framework to examine the Maison de Verre as a register of the changing history of women's domestic and maternal choices, reclaiming the building as a piece of female social architectural history. The process used to uncover and write the accounts in the book is termed 'part-architecture'. Derived from psychoanalytic theory, part-architecture fuses analytical, descriptive and creative processes, to produce a unique social and architectural critique. Identifying three essential materials to the Large Glass, the book has three main chapters: 'Glass', 'Dust' and 'Air'. Combining theory text, creative writing and drawing, each traces the history and meaning of the material and its contribution to the spaces and sexuality of the Large Glass and the Maison de Verre. As a whole, the book contributes important and unique spatial readings to existing scholarship and expands definitions of architectural design and history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472471697 20161018
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiii, 279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Contents List of illustrations Notes on contributors Introduction Kathryn Brown Section I Art in context: gender, race, and labour 1 Revisiting Degas: a meditation on women, horses, and nature Norma Broude 2 Sport and embodiment: Degas's racecourse scenes Shao-Chien Tseng 3 Garcon! Waiters, labour, and performance in Edgar Degas's The Spectators Mary Hunter 4 The female spectator of modern art and the spectacle of medicalized femininity Anthea Callen 5 'Miss La La's' teeth: further reflections on Degas and 'race' Marilyn R. Brown Section II Making and materiality 6 Edgar Degas's Princess Pauline de Metternich and the phenomenological swirl Marni Reva Kessler 7 Degas's sculpture: the inside story Patricia Failing 8 Pictures in flux: Degas's monotypes and some notes on their relation to other media Jonas Beyer 9 Intimacy and exclusion: Degas's illustrations for Ludovic Halevy's La Famille Cardinal Kathryn Brown Section III 'Writing' Degas 10 The collecting practices of Degas and Cassatt: gender and the construction of value in art history Ruth E. Iskin 11 Degas and subjectivity: from psychoanalysis to the extended mind Heather Dawkins 12 In his own words: Walter Sickert's writings on Degas Anna Gruetzner Robbins Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472439970 20161205
The first comprehensive assessment of Degas's legacy to be published in over two decades, Perspectives on Degas unites a team of international scholars to analyze Degas's work, artistic practice, and unique methods of pictorial problem-solving. Established scholars and curators show how recent trends in art historical thinking can stimulate innovative interpretations of Degas's paintings, prints, sculptures, and drawings and reveal new ideas about his place in the art historical narrative of the nineteenth-century avant-garde. Questions posed by contributors include: what interpretive approaches are open to a new generation of art historians in the wake of a vast body of existing scholarship on nineteenth-century art? In what ways can feminist analyses of Degas's works continue to yield new results? Which of Degas's works have received less attention in critical literature to date and what does study of them reveal? As the centenary of Degas's death approaches, this book offers a timely re-evaluation of the critical literature that has developed in response to Degas's work and identifies ways in which the further study of this artist's multi-facetted output can deepen our understanding of the wider scientific, literary, and artistic ideas that circulated in France during the latter decades of the nineteenth century.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xi, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction chapter: Dimensions of Russian culture and mind [Tatiana Larina, Arto Mustajoki, Ekaterina Protassova] 2. Kant and Russian idealism - a litmus test of modernisation [Vesa Oittinen] 3. Soviet Modernisation and its Legacies from the Perspective of Civilisational Analysis [Mikhail Maslovskii] 4. A Morphology of Russia? The Russian Civilisational Turn and its Cyclical Idea of History [Kare Johan Mjor] 5. The Russian Orthodox Church Today - Transformations Between Secular and Sacred [Elina Kahla] 6. The end of the Russian intelligentsia? Conceptual changes in the context of post-Soviet Russia's modernisation process. [Jutta Scherrer] 6.a Appendix: Integrum analysis [Hanna-Maaria Luoto] 7. Universities for Modernising Russia [Yury Zaretskiy] 8. Post-Socialist Neoliberal? Education reform in Russia as a socially interpreted process [Elena Minina] 9. Educating the new listener - classical music and Russian modernisation [Elina Viljanen] 10. Cultural barriers of the Russian modernization [Nadezhda Lebedeva] 11. 'New Women' Modernising Russia [Kirsti Ekonen and Irina Iukina] 12. Public discussion on information society in Russia [Katja Lehtisaari] 13. Preconditions for Russian modernisation: a media analysis [Veera Laine and Arto Mustajoki].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472472120 20170206
In this book the expert international contributors attempt to answer questions such as: How far is it possible to attribute change in contemporary Russia as due to cultural factors? How does the process of change in cultural institutions reflect the general development of Russia? Are there certain philosophical ideas that explain the Russian interpretation of a modern state? This edited volume elaborates on processes of Russian modernisation regarding a wide range of factors, including the use of modern technology, elements of civil society, a reliable legal system, high levels of education, equality among citizens, freedom of speech, religion and trade. The main focus is on the Putin era but historical backgrounds are also discussed, adding context. The chapters cover a wide spectrum of research fields from philosophy and political ideas to gender issues, language, the education system, and the position of music as a constituent of modern identity. Throughout the book the chapters are written so as to introduce experts from other fields to new perspectives on Russian modernisation, and de-modernisation, processes. It will be of great interest to postgraduates and scholars in Philosophy, Politics, IR, Music and Cultural Studies, and, of course, Russian studies.
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Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvii, 275 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Contents List of figures About the contributors Introduction Sabine T. Kriebel and Andres Mario Zervigon Prelude Three or Four Kinds of Indeterminacy in the Photograph Douglas R. Nickel Part I Between Facticity and Fiction 1 No Room for Doubt? Daguerre and his First Critics Steffen Siegel 2 Blowing Up the World: On the Evidentiary Cultures of Enlargement, ca, 1893-1917 Jordan Bear 3 A Magician Among the Spirit Photographs: Reflections on Houdini's Doubt Louis Kaplan Part II Instabilities of the Medium 4 Reaching Beyond the Index: The Publication of News Photographs Thierry Gervais 5 The Camera Work of the PM Sketch Report Jason E. Hill 6 Robert Capa and the Turn to Forensics Vincent Lavoie Part III From Aporia to Anomie: Photography Deconstructed 7 Moholy's Doubt Susan Laxton 8 Max Ernst: Graceful Photographer Adrian Sudhalter 9 Atomisation, Anomie and Farewell to Photography Sarah Kelleher Part IV Indeterminacy 10 Controlling Doubt: Abstract Painting and Photography John J. Curley 11 Clouded Judgment: Conceptual Art, Photography and the Discourse of Doubt Heather Diack 12 Methodological Position for Second Degree Art History Robert Slifkin Selected Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138914612 20170117
Recent decades have seen photography's privileged relationship to the real come under question. Spurred by the postmodern critique of photography in the 1980s and the rise of digital technologies soon thereafter, scholars have been asking who and what built this understanding of the medium in the first place. Photography and Doubt reflects on this interest in photography's referential power by discussing it in rigorously historical terms. How was the understanding of photographic realism cultivated in the first place? What do cases of staged and manipulated photography reveal about that realism's hold on audiences across the medium's history? Have doubts about photography's testimonial power stimulated as much knowledge as its realism? Edited by Sabine T. Kriebel and Andres Mario Zervigon, Photography and Doubt is the first multi-authored collection specifically designed to explore these questions. Its 13 original essays, illustrated with 73 color images, explore cases when the link between the photographic image and its referent was placed under stress, and when photography was as attuned to its myth-making capabilities as to its claims to authenticity. Photography and Doubt will serve as a valuable resource for students and scholars in art history, visual and media studies, philosophy, and the history of science and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138914612 20170117
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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199 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Some photos are haunting, some breathtaking; some are illuminating, and some are beautiful. And some photos as those of us who have ever been on the internet know are downright hilarious. But humor has often been on the sidelines of photography scholarship. With this book, Louis Kaplan remedies this, gathering together over one hundred images in a revealing look at the way photographers from the very beginning of photography in the nineteenth century have found so much amusement at the ends of their lenses. Kaplan introduces readers to a key set of genres in photographic humor, showing how humor is often tied to serious topics such as our identity, social situations, and yes death. He offers a fascinating range of examples, from stereographic domestic comedies to biting political satire, from conceptual artistic pratfalls to surrealist humour noir, and from trick photography to decisively hilarious moments in photojournalism. In doing so, he brings together works by renowned photographers including Jacques Henri Lartigue, Elliott Erwitt, Weegee, Cindy Sherman, and Martin Parr as well as those by your everyday photoshopper. The result is a rich collection of the witty, the absurd, and the uproarious. ".
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xii, 182 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Contents: List of plates List of figures Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Classical and Early Christian precedents 2 Imago Christi 3 Parasites 4 Papal Rome 5 Exit the lame Coda Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472469786 20161003
The presence of the orthopedically impaired body in art is so pervasive that, paradoxically, it has failed to attract the attention of most art historians. In Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era, Livio Pestilli investigates the changing meaning that images of individuals with limited mobility acquired through the centuries. This study evinces that in distinct opposition to the practice of classical artists, who manifested a lack of interest in the subject of lameness since it was considered 'a defect or a deformity' and deformity a 'want of measure, which is always unsightly, ' their Early Christian counterparts depicted them profusely, because images of the miraculous healing of the lame became the reassuring sign of universal acceptance and the promise of a more equitable existence in this life or the next. In the Middle Ages, instead, when voluntary poverty came to be associated with the necessary condition of faithfulness to Christ, the indigent lame, along with others who were forced to beg for a living, became the image of the alter Christus. This view was to change in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, when, with the resurgence of classical and Pauline ideals that condemned the idle, representations of the orthopedically impaired became associated with swindlers, freeloaders and parasites. This fascinating story came basically to an end in the Eighteenth century when, with the revival of the Greek ideal of the Beautiful, the lame gradually left center stage to be relegated again to the margins of the visual arts.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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148 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
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xii, 144 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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302 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxiii, 252 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Contents List of Figures Preface Notes on Contributors Abbreviations 1 Toward an Anthropology of Print Edward Wouk 2 From Print to Paint and Back Again: Painting Practices and Print Culture in Early Modern Antwerp Alexandra Onuf 3 Prints as Paintings: Willem van de Velde the Elder (1611-1693) and Dutch Pen Painting circa 1650-65 Lelia Packer 4 Between Paper and Sword: Daniel Hopfer and the Translation of Etching in Reformation Augsburg Freyda Spira 5 Hunting Erotica: Print Culture and a Seventeenth-Century Rifle in the Collection of the Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt Jonathan Tavares 6 Mantegna's Battle of the Sea Gods: the Material and Thematic Interaction of Print and Sculpture Patricia Simons 7 Making Time and Space: Collecting Early Modern Printed Instruments Suzanne Karr Schmidt 8 The State of the Fashion Plate, circa 1727: Historicizing Fashion Between 'Dressed Prints' and Dezallier's Recueils David Pullins 9 The Concettismo of Triumph: Maerten van Heemskerck's Victories of Charles V and Remembering Spanish Omnipotence in a late Sixteenth-Century Writing Cabinet Arthur J. DiFuria 10 St. Michael the Archangel: Spiritual, Visual and Material Translations from Antwerp to Lima Stephanie Porras 11 Lines of Perception: European Prints and the Mughal Kitabkhana Yael Rice Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472480125 20160919
Printed artworks were often ephemeral, but in the early modern period, exchanges between print and other media were common, setting off chain reactions of images and objects that endured. Paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, musical or scientific instruments, and armor exerted their own influence on prints, while prints provided artists with paper veneers, templates, and sources of adaptable images. This interdisciplinary collection unites scholars from different fields of art history who elucidate the agency of prints on more traditionally valued media, and vice-versa. Contributors explore how, after translations across traditional geographic, temporal, and material boundaries, original 'meanings' may be lost, reconfigured, or subverted in surprising ways, whether a Netherlandish motif graces a cabinet in Italy or the print itself, colored or copied, is integrated into the calligraphic scheme of a Persian royal album. These intertwined relationships yield unexpected yet surprisingly prevalent modes of perception. Andrea Mantegna's 1470/1500 Battle of the Sea Gods, an engraving that emulates the properties of sculpted relief, was in fact reborn as relief sculpture, and fabrics based on print designs were reapplied to prints, returning color and tactility to the very objects from which the derived. Together, the essays in this volume witness a methodological shift in the study of print, from examining the printed image as an index of an absent invention in another medium - a painting, sculpture, or drawing - to considering its role as a generative, active agent driving modes of invention and perception far beyond the locus of its production.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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419 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 26 cm
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