Softcover. London/NY, Routledge , 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 288 pages, illustrated in b&w. Empire Building is a study of how and why Western architecture was exported to the Middle East and how Islamic and Byzantine architectural ideas and styles impacted on the West.The book explores how far racial theory and political and religious agendas guided British architects (and how such ideas were resisted when applied), and how Eastern ideas came to influence the West, through writers such as Ruskin and buildings such as the Crystal Palace.Beautifully written and lavishly illustrated, Empire Building takes the reader on an extraordinary postcolonial journey, backwards and forwards, into the heart and to the edge of empire.
Hardcover. New York, Weatherhill, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, New York, Weatherhill, 1st, 2000, #0. Book: Very Good, Dust jacket: Very Good, Cloth covers with gilt lettering. Color photographs. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.. 160 pages.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, Harvard University Press/The Council on East Asian Studies, 1st, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 135 pages, 76 b&w illustrations. Very good in a very good, bright dust jacket. A comprehensive examination of the stylistic and iconographic evolution of shinzo, wooden statues of kami that originate from the Shinto tradition of Japan.
Hardcover. Boston, Shambhala Publications, First Edition, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover four volume set. Red cloth covered boards with black text block & gilt titles to spine. Bright full color dust jacket to each volume. Vol. 1 - 485 pages. Dust jacket now protected with a plastic cover. Tight, clean & unmarked throughout. Vol. 2 - 551 pages. Black & white illustrated figures & diagrams. Dust jacket protected with a plastic cover. Vol. 3. -561 pages. Tight binding, clean & unmarked pages throughout. Vol. 4 - 456 pages. Tight binding, sharp corners, clean & unmarked pages throughout. A nice set.
Hardcover. NY/Beijing, Chambers Fine Arts, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover copy in black boards with the artists' name embossed in darker black on the front cover, in a bright red dust jacket, with some edge-wear. This is the most complete catalog of Lu Shengzhong's works to date. The catalog was prepared to accompany the exhibition at the University at Albany Art Museum. Text In English and Chinese. Essays by a dozen scholars. Biographical sketch. 34 page illustrated chronology, records Lu Shengzhong's artworks from 1980 to 2005. Illustrated throughout in color, some black & white, vintage photographs. 11" high X 8" wide, 155 pages.
Hardcover. New Delhi, India, Lustre Press, Roli Books, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 160 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. Stunningly photographed, this album offers a rarely seen view of the snow-clad peaks, mysterious lakes, massive glaciers, and fascinating people of the Himalayas.