Design & Architecture

The Alhambra: A Series Of Tales And Sketches Of The Moors And Spaniards

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Washington Irving


This is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Irving lived at the Alhambra Palace while writing some of…

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

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Wassily Kandinsky


Published in 1911, Kandinsky's book compares the spiritual life of humanity to a pyramid -- the artist has a mission to lead others to the p…

Cuentos de la Alhambra

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Washington Irving


Colección de ensayos e historias del viaje que Washington Irving realizó en 1828 a Granada, acompañado por el guí…

The Sins of Hollywood

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Ed Roberts


Exacerbated by several high-profile Hollywood scandals, a wave of anti-Hollywood rhetoric tried to paint the movie capital as a veritable ho…

How to Do Chemical Tricks

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A. T. Anderson


While a bit outdated in many of the more complex descriptions of several of the phenomena described, this book is nonetheless still fun and …

Great Artists: Volume 1

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Jennie Ellis Keysor


Biographies of Raphael Santi, Murillo, Peter Paul Rubens, and Albrecht Durer. This is a wonderful tool for art study as there are references…

The Seven Lamps of Architecture

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John Ruskin


The Seven Lamps of Architecture, published in May 1849, is an extended essay written by the English art critic and theorist John Ruskin. The…

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 1

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Giorgio Vasari


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite delle più eccellen…

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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Edgar James Banks


The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World is a list of masterpieces of architecture and art of classical antiquity. First compiled in the second ce…

The Stones of Venice, Volume 1

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John Ruskin


The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from …

Lectures on Landscape

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John Ruskin


A series of lectures on landscape painting delivered at Oxford in 1871, by artist, critic, and social commentator, John Ruskin.

Dress Design: An Account of Costume for Artists and Dressmakers

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Talbot Hughes


Explanations of Western European trends in men and women's fashion from prehistoric times to the Victorian Era. (Summary by Libby Gohn)

Auguste Rodin

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Rainer Maria Rilke


Rodin has pronounced Rilke's essay the supreme interpretation of his work. (From the translators’ Preface) Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917, was a…

The Art of Landscape Painting in Oil Colour

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Sir Alfred Edward East


Sketching from Nature, Equipment, Colour, Composition, Trees, Skies, Grass, Reflections, Distance -- chapters rich with timeless oil paintin…

The Two Paths

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John Ruskin


"The Two Paths" is a collection of five lectures delivered in 1858 and 1859 by John Ruskin on art and architecture. This is how th…

The Art of the Moving Picture

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Vachel Lindsay


"This 1922 book by poet and sometime cultural critic Vachel Lindsay might have been the first to treat the then-new medium of moving pi…

Die Phantasie in der Malerei

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Max Liebermann


Max Liebermann gehört zu den bedeutendsten Vertretern des deutschen Impressionismus und war Kopf der Berliner Secession.1903 erfolgte e…

Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic

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Benedetto Croce


One of the earliest works of this Italian philosopher and literary critic, Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic marks t…

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 2

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Giorgio Vasari


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite de' più eccellenti…

The Stones of Venice, Volume 2

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John Ruskin


The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from …

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