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MUSEUMS
By Susan A Sternau
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Tracing the development of museums from personal treasure troves to multi-functioned institutions offers a fascinating journey through time. From the "pre-history" of the museum in ancient times to its birth in the Renaissance and evolution up to the present day, here is a beautifully illustrated guided tour to the architecture of the world's most famous and beloved museums. Accompanied by an authoritative text, modern photography is combined with period paintings and illustrations to show both the evolution of architectural styles and the changing tastes in artwork displays. From the Louvre and Hermitage to the Uffizzi and Pitti Palace to the San Francisco MoMA and the Guggenheim in Bilbao,this is an up-to-date survey of the world's great museums. Over 90 full-color illustrations reveals the splendors of these magnificent buildings.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, GENERAL INTEREST, TRAVEL
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THEATRES & OPERA HOUSES
By Terri Hardin
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in.(220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Theatres continue to fascinate as well as entertain us. The creation of a space for spectacle that is at once imposing and yet intimate has been a challenge through the centuries. From the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day to the cutting-edge technology of the new Bastille Opera in Paris, the history of theatre building is here revealed through culor photography and fine-art reproductions. The reader will take a tour through time to see how buildings and performance practices are interrelated. Included are theatres of the ancient Grreks and the Elizabethans, the great opera houses of the world, famous playhouses, and the movie palaces of Hollywood's golden age.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, GENERAL INTEREST, TRAVEL
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WRIGHT, FRANK LLOYD: A RETROSPECTIVE VIEW
By Trewin Copplestone
9 1/8 x 12 in. 112 pages. Hardcover. Over 110 full-color illustrations. It is a measure of the significance of Frank Lloyd Wright that, little more than forty years after his death, there is already a considerable library of booksas well as pamphlets and articles devoted to himthat he is the subject of worldwide lecture courses, and that his name is frequently mentioned in the press. This volume is a tribute to the man who remains as controversial and widely-discussed as he was in his own lifetime. Here is a survey of his finest buildings, complete with floor plans, architectural renderings, and full-color photographs of interiors, exteriors, and architectural details. This volume features some of the many innovative structures from his work. Along with a history of an architectural career spanning seven decades, here is the story of a man whose life encompassed great success, devastating tragedy, and remarkable changes of fortune.

Category: AMERICANA, ARCHITECTURE
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