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Piano

The wide-ranging career of the master architect Some architects have a signature style. What sets Piano apart is that he applies his coherent set of ideas in extraordinarily different ways. It takes more than...
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Extreme innovation

From the Arabian desert to the Finnish tundra, the immense possibilities of adaptive architecture After the global success of YES IS MORE, one of the best-selling architecture books of its generation, BIG –...
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Symmetry and opulence

Exploring the Valley of the Kings A lifelong devotee of ancient Egyptian and Oriental culture, the French author, artist, and scholar Achille-Constant-Théodore-Émile Prisse d’Avennes(1807–1879) is...
The Drinkers or The Triumph of Bacchus, 1628–1629 
Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

The painter’s painter

Velázquez. Complete WorksJosé López-Rey, Odile Delenda, Wildenstein InstituteHardcover with fold-out, 29 x 39.5 cm, 416 pages£ 99.99Edition: English, German, French, Spanish Light, color and penetrating...
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Matisse Cut-Outs

Drawing with scissors The revolutionary late-period work by Matisse Towards the end of his monumental career as a painter, sculptor, and lithographer, an elderly, sickly Matisse was unable to stand and use a...