Architectural History

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A colourful record of private enterprise restoration is encapsulated in this book

The story of some 16 18th-century houses in London’s East End that have been carefully saved after years of neglect

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The testimonies of 100 artists to the lasting influence of Mies van der Rohe on their work are compiled in this book

Well selected illustrations make clear the connections between the architect’s work and those of contemporary artists

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The story of the 20th-century creation of a Palladian villa is beautifully presented in this coffee-table book

Written by an architectural historian, the book describes the building of Henbury and the making of its interiors

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New catalogue presents virtuosity of Neo-Classicist goldsmith Luigi Valadier

Alvar González-Palacios’s book on the Italian decorator is a peak in his distinguished career

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How Rheims Cathedral's destruction in the First World War had a happy ending

New book explores how the burnt cathedral created a 'profound intellectual rift' between Germany and France, then reconciliation

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The Notre Dame fire: what happens next? Plus, Cold War Steve

We talk about the effects of the fire at Notre Dame, the building’s history, and what happens next. And we speak to satirical artist Christopher Spencer, the man behind Cold War Steve. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.