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First Treatise on Museums

The First Treatise on Museums:
Samuel Quiccheberg's Inscriptiones, 1565

Samuel Quiccheberg
Introduction by Mark A. Meadow
Translation by Mark A. Meadow and Bruce Robertson
Fall 2013

Discourse on Sacred and Profane Images

Discourse on Sacred and Profane Images

Gabriele Paleotti
Introduction by Paolo Prodi
Translation by William McCuaig
Fall 2012

Letters to Miranda and Canova on the Abduction of Antiquities from Rome and Athens

Letters to Miranda and Canova on the Abduction of Antiquities from Rome and Athens

Antoine Quatremère de Quincy
Introduction by Dominique Poulot
Translation by Chris Miller and David Gilks
Spring 2012

The Origins of Baroque Art in Rome

The Origins of Baroque Art in Rome

Alois Riegl
Edited and translated by Andrew Hopkins and Arnold Witte
Fall 2010

Toward an Architecture

Toward an Architecture

Le Corbusier
Translation by John Goodman
Fall 2007

History of the Art of Antiquity

History of the Art of Antiquity

Johann Joachim Winckelmann
Translation by Harry Francis Mallgrave
Fall 2005

Italian Renaissance Painting according to Genres

Italian Renaissance Painting according to Genres

Jacob Burckhardt
Translation by David Britt and Caroline Beamish
Fall 2004

Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts; or, Practical Aesthetics: A Handbook for Technicians, Artists, and Patrons of Art

Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts; or, Practical Aesthetics: A Handbook for Technicians, Artists, and Patrons of Art

Gottfried Semper
Translation by Harry Francis Mallgrave and
Michael Robinson
Spring 2004

The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece

The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece

Julien-David Le Roy
Translation by David Britt
Fall 2003

Nine Letters on Landscape Painting Written in the Years 1815-1824; with a Letter from Goethe by Way of Introduction

Nine Letters on Landscape Painting Written in the Years 1815–1824; with a Letter from Goethe by Way of Introduction

Carl Gustav Carus
Translation by David Britt
Fall 2002

Observations on the Letter of Monsieur Mariette with Opinions on Architecture, and a Preface to a New Treatise on the Introduction and Progress of the Fine Arts in Europe in Ancient Times

Observations on the Letter of Monsieur Mariette with Opinions on Architecture, and a Preface to a New Treatise on the Introduction and Progress of the Fine Arts in Europe in Ancient Times

Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Translation by Caroline Beamish and David Britt
Fall 2002

Modern Architecture in Czechoslovakia and Other Writings

Modern Architecture in
Czechoslovakia and Other Writings

Karel Teige
Translations by Irena Murray and David Britt
Fall 2000

Prècis of the Lectures on Architecture with Graphic Portion of the Lectures on Architecture

Précis of the Lectures on Architecture with Graphic Portion of the Lectures on Architecture

Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand
Translation by David Britt
Fall 2000

The Victory of the New Building Style

The Victory of the New Building Style

Walter Curt Behrendt
Translation by Harry Francis Mallgrave
Spring 2000

The Group Portraiture of Holland

The Group Portraiture of Holland

Alois Riegl
Translation by Evelyn M. Kain
Fall 1999

The Renewal of Pagan Antiquity

The Renewal of Pagan Antiquity

Aby Warburg
Translation by David Britt
Spring 1999

The Modern Functional Building

The Modern Functional Building

Adolf Behne
Translation by Michael Robinson
Fall 1996

 Thoughts on Style, 1886-1909

Thoughts on Style, 1886–1909

Hendrik Petrus Berlage
Translation by Iain Boyd Whyte and Wim de Wit
Spring 1996

Building in France; Building in Iron; Building in Ferroconcrete

Building in France; Building in Iron; Building in Ferroconcrete

Sigfried Giedion
Translation by J. Duncan Berry
Fall 1995

Essays on Architecture, 1796-1799

Essays on Architecture, 1796–1799

Friedrich Gilly
Translation by David Britt
Fall 1994

Style-Architecture and Building-Art: Transformations of Architecture in the Nineteenth-Century and Its Present Condition

Style-Architecture and Building-Art: Transformations of Architecture in the Nineteenth-Century and Its Present Condition

Hermann Muthesius
Fall 1994

Empathy, Form, and Space: Problems in German Aesthetics, 1873-1893

Empathy, Form, and Space: Problems in German Aesthetics, 1873–1893

Conrad Fiedler, Adolf Göller, Adolf Hildebrand, August Schmarsow, Robert Vischer,
and Heinrich Wölfflin
Translation by Harry Francis Mallgrave and Eleftherios Ikonomou
Spring 1994

Ordonnance for the Five Kinds of Columns after the Method of the Ancients

Ordonnance for the Five Kinds of Columns after the Method of the Ancients

Claude Perrault
Translation by Indra Kagis McEwen
Spring 1993

The Genius of Architecture; or, The Analogy of That Art with Our Sensations

The Genius of Architecture; or, The Analogy of That Art with Our Sensations

Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières
Translation by David Britt
Spring 1992

In What Style Should We Build? The German Debate on Architectural Style

In What Style Should We Build? The German Debate on Architectural Style

Carl Gottlieb Wilhelm Bötticher, Heinrich Hübsch, Carl Albert Rosenthal, Rudolf Wiegmann,
and Johann Heinrich Wolff
Translation by Wolfgang Herrmann
Spring 1992

Modern Architecture: A Guidebook for His Students to This Field of Art

Modern Architecture: A Guidebook for His Students to This Field of Art

Otto Wagner
Translation by Harry Francis Mallgrave
Fall 1988