The eighteenth century was a time of supreme achievement in French architecture. The buildings of the period are distinguished by restraint and proportion, grace and practicality - qualities that influenced architecture across Europe. This handsome book surveys developments from the final years of Louis XIV and the lasting influence of Jules-Hardouin Mansart to the dramatic fantasies of Boullee. It analyses not only the buildings, but also their interiors, and the contemporary theoretical
Making and having babies-what it takes to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and deliver-has mystified women and men for the whole of human history. The birth gurus of ancient times..
"In this mesmerizing novel... not to be recommended for the weak-minded and impressionable" (Washington Post), we encounter Guy Haines, a successful architect in the midst of a..
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Now part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are threatened" (New York Times Book..
Since his work first appeared in Poetry, Robert Fitzgerald''s controlled yet lyric voice, his intimacy with the classic tradition, have gained for him a distinguished reputation..
A Russian Doll and Other Stories is the ninth collection of short fiction by one of this century''s premier Argentinian writers who, with his fellow countrymen Julio Cortazar and..
The British statesman George Macartney (1737-1806) had a long and distinguished career, holding posts including the governorships of Grenada and Madras. He also undertook..