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The Architecture of Luxury

Author: Annette Condello
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014.
Series: Ashgate studies in architecture series.
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Focusing on various contexts within Western Europe, Latin America and the United States, this book traces the myths and application of luxury within architecture, interiors and designed landscapes. Spanning from antiquity to the modern era, it sets out six historical categories of luxury - and relates these to the built and unbuilt environment, taking different cultural contexts and historical periods into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Condello, Annette.
Architecture of Luxury.
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Condello
ISBN: 9781472434227 1472434226
OCLC Number: 874319656
Description: 1 online resource (183 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Sybaris as a Marker of Luxury; 2 Lucullan Luxury; 3 Architectural Excess; 4 Luxurious Spaces and the Rustic; 5 NeoEuropean Luxury; 6 The Dispersal of Modern Luxury; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Ashgate studies in architecture series.
Responsibility: by Annette Condello.

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