Vitruvius Britannicus

Author: Colen Campbell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613945X
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This groundbreaking work established Neo-Palladianism as the national style, overthrowing Baroque trends and anointing Inigo Jones as the British Vitruvius. Its 300 illustrations include facades, grounds, exteriors, and perspective views.

Vitruvius Britannicus

Author: J. Badeslade
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141268
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This magnificent volume comprises three folios, originally published between 1739 and 1771. More than 100 plates depict facades, ground plans, exterior elevations, and perspective views of grand Neo-Palladian buildings.

The Non Representation of the Agricultural Labourers in 18th and 19th Century English Paintings

Author: Penelope McElwee
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443888745
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The life of the poor rural worker appears to have been one of unmitigated toil within an unequal society, a reality seldom endorsed in paintings of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The contemporary viewer, who constituted less than three per cent of the population, wished to see visions of the idyllic golden landscapes of Merrie England peopled by happy contented workers, or, alternatively, images of the Big House, a feature and phenomenon now marching over the countryside, fed by a new building frenzy. This particular element would soon evolve into an all-consuming preoccupation for the wealthy throughout the period. Members of the upper echelons of society, with their families all attired in fine silks and satins, look out at their audience from ornately framed canvases as individuals. Yet the rural poor, the rabble at the gates, the unseen workforce, who toiled at the behest of the Master, are virtually unknown. They have left few records. Enclosure came at a price. The Poorhouse beckoned. And still the agricultural labourer did virtually nothing, for most of the eighteenth century, to protest or rebel against the inequalities of his downtrodden existence. Only the dreaded behemoth of the nineteenth century, the threshing machine, would stir him into action. How would it end?

Chicago at the Turn of the Century in Photographs

Author: Larry A. Viskochil
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486142329
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Rare large-format prints offer detailed views of City Hall, State Street, the Loop, Hull House, Union Station, many other landmarks, circa 1904-1913. Introduction. Captions. Maps.

Hints on Household Taste

Author: Charles L. Eastlake
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613671X
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Primary authority on what was proper, beautiful, efficient in all aspects of mid-19th-century interior design. Originally published in 1868. Over 100 illustrations.

Vitruvius Scoticus

Author: William Adam
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486473074
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This classic portfolio uses elevations, floor plans, and other line drawings by Scotland's first great classical architect to document the country's 18th-century buildings. Unlike previous Vitruvius volumes, it features plans for many smaller structures and served as a model book for 19th-century American builders and architects. Its 160 plates include 100 of Adam's own designs.