Arts & Design Book Reviews

Art book reviews

The Evolution of Designs: Biological Analogy in Architecture and the Applied Arts

This book tells the history of the many analogies that have been made between the evolution of organisms and the human production of artefacts, especially buildings. It...

The Evolution of Designs: Biological Analogy in Architecture and the Applied Arts

This book tells the history of the many analogies that have been made between the evolution of organisms and the human production of artefacts, especially buildings. It...

Craftsman Homes: Architecture and Furnishings of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (Dover Architecture New edition)

WHEN we remember the sincere reformers of the world, do we not always recall most gladly the simple men amongst them, Savonarola rather than Tolstoi, Gorky rather than...

Performing the Sentence – Research and Teaching in Performative Fine Arts

Performing the Sentence brings into dialogue the ways that performative thinking has developed in different national and institutional contexts, within different...

The Study of Architectural Design: With Special Reference to the Program of the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design

Used to train every architect in America until the late 1940s, it was supplanted by the advent of modernism. With Harbeson’s clear approach to teaching the system,...

The Country Houses of John F. Staub (Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities No. 11)

In the early 1920s, architect John F. Staub, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, who had studied at MIT and worked in New York, came to the burgeoning city of Houston as...

Art Deco House Styles

The Art Deco period of the 1920s swept away the dark sobriety of Victorian living, replacing it with houses that were light, colourful and exciting. This is the perfect...

Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure & Colouring Book

This is a beautiful new colouring book that takes you on a magical journey beneath the waves, from the creator of the worldwide bestsellers, Secret Garden and Enchanted...