The Flatiron: The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose with It

The marvelous story of the Flatiron: the instantly recognizable building that signaled the start of a new era in New York history. Critics hated it. The public feared it would topple over. Passersby were knocked down by the winds. But even before it was completed, the Flatiron Building had become an unforgettable part of New York City. The Flatiron Building was built by the Chicago-based Ful

Labyrinth: Illuminating the Inner Path free ebook


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Labyrinth: Illuminating the Inner Path

This gorgeous book–illustrated with pictures of labyrinths from different designs, locations, and ages is dedicated to unearthing the mystery of this ancient obsession. Mysterious and alluring, labyrinths have been in use for more than 4,000 years as a means of exploring one's spiritual journey and searching for meaning and guidance. The labyrinth is a unicursal or one-path design–not like a

Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower free ebook


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Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower

Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower is an eminently giftable tribute to the greatest sight in the City of Light. A gorgeous re-creation of Henri Rivire's original 1902 volume offers a stunning view of turn-of-the-century Paris. Sometimes looming in the foreground, sometimes a tiny detail on the horizon, the tower is always present: piercing the sky above a teeming street scene; populated with dar

The New York World's Fair, 1939/1940: in 155 Photographs by Richard Wurts and Others

The New York World's Fair, 1939/1940: in 155 Photographs by Richard Wurts and Others Paperback by Stanley Appelbaum (Editor) , Richard Wurts (Photographer),Photographic tour of best-loved world's fair: the 700-foot-tall Trylon; the 200-foot-wide Perisphere; GM's Futurama ride; 3-D movies; Elektro the 7-foot-tall robot; artwork by Salvador Dali, Rockwell Kent, Alexander Calder, and much more. 155

Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life free ebook


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Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life

From the hotel's origin in humble inns dotted along ancient trade routes, to today's worldwide Hilton and Hyatt networks, the concept of the hotel has come a very long way indeed. We now talk about boutique hotels and resort hotels, places that connote a relatively new lifestyle of perpetual leisure and transience, and as the role of the hotel has expanded, so too have architects and interior desi

The Castles of King Ludwig II (Castles & Palaces) free ebook


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The Castles of King Ludwig II (Castles & Palaces)

The three legendary structures conceived by King Ludwig II are showcased in this photographic exploration. Documenting what was revered as his dream home, the study delves into the construction of Neuschwanstein Castle, from the foundations being laid to the eventual completion of its great hall. His creations at Schloss Linderhof–the only castle to be finished–and Schloss Herrenchiemsee are

London Deco free ebook


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London Deco

Join architectural illustrator Thibaud Herem as he leads us through the streets of London to discover some of the most striking, elaborate, and intriguing art deco buildings in the capital. From imposing, Orwellian giants to the hidden jewels of the thirties, Thibaud takes us on a tour of London's forgotten architectural masterpieces in an art edition of giant proportions. Thibaud Herem is a Fr