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Books / History / By Era / 19th Century

Making the Metropolis: Creators of Victoria's London
Author: Stephen Halliday
Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing Company Ltd.
Year: 2003
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ArchitectureWeek— The story of the development of London, throughout the 19th century, turning a loose collection of communities into the world's first metropolis, with underground railways, houses for aristocrats, the Crystal Palace, and the city's famous museums.

Living in the Lowlands: The Dutch Domestic Scene 1850-2000
Author: Baeten Jean Paul
Publisher: NAI Publishers
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $45.00
ArchitectureWeek— Fifteen 'domestic scenes' illustrate important points in the history of housing construction in the Netherlands since 1850. Each 'domestic landscape' is described by a different author in a brief and sometimes highly personal text, illustrated with visual documentation from the collection of the Netherlands Architecture Institute. Living in the Lowlands accompanies the new permanent exhibition in the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam.

Dream Palaces: The Last Royal Courts of Europe
Author: Jérôme Coignard, Photographs by Marc Walter
Publisher: Vendome Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $40.95
ArchitectureWeek— This book offers a panorama of these fantastic estates, where leading architects, craftsmen, muralists, garden designers, and naturalists were employed at enormous expense to create a life of unsurpassed luxury. Author Jérôme Coignard provides a brief overview of each royal family and their palace's architecture and decoration, drawing on contemporary memoirs and letters. Marc Walter's color photographs are accompanied by period interior views, watercolors, and family photographs.

Strategies of Display: Museum Presentation in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Visual Culture
Author: Julia Noordegraaf
Publisher: NAi Publishers
Year: 2004
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ArchitectureWeek— Strategies of Display describes the history of museum presentation within the context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century visual culture. Taking the remarkable display history at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam as a point of departure, it reflects on the history of presentation in museums in Western Europe and North America. Its numerous illustrations present a parallel history of museum presentation in pictures.

Chicago's Famous Buildings
Author: Franz Schulze and Kevin Harrington
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $11.90
ArchitectureWeek— Now in its fifth edition, Chicago's Famous Buildings covers more than a decade of new architecture and takes a look back at the city's classical legacy of Adler, Sullivan, Burnham, Root, Wright, and Mies van der Rohe. The authors have added many new descriptions and images of the most important projects in Chicago. The book also includes a glossary of architectural terms, an extensive index, new maps that serve as great walking guides, and more than sixty new photographs of both old and new buildings.

Egyptian Palaces and Villas: Pashas, Khedives, and Kings
Author: Shirley Johnston
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Year: 2006
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ArchitectureWeek— This illustrated book offers a look inside the opulent estates of the pashas, khedives, and great ladies of 19th-century Egypt, and the princes and kings of the early 20th century. The stories of the families and architects behind 41 villas and palaces are told through the text and the beautiful photographs taken by Sherif Sonbol.

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