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The Fountainhead

9780141188621
Rand, Ayn
Tells the story of Howard Roark, a brilliant architect who dares to stand alone against the hostility of second-hand souls. First published in 1943, this novel presents a view of man's creative potential. It is about ambition, power, gold and love.
$18.52
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The Architecture of Happiness

9780241970058
Botton, Alain De
What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? This book explores one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their furnishings.
$20.37
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The Architect's Apprentice

9780241970942
Shafak E
Sixteenth century Istanbul: a stowaway arrives in the city bearing an extraordinary gift for the Sultan. The boy is utterly alone in a foreign land, with no worldly possessions to his name except Chota, a rare white elephant destined for the palace menagerie.
$16.67
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Home And Exile

9781841953854
Achebe, Chinua
Examines the political nature of culture and specifically literature. This title challenges the way the West has appropriated Africa with a particular emphasis on how 'imperialist' literature has been used to justify its dispossession and degradation.
$12.96 $18.52
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Invisible Cities

9780099429838
Calvino, Italo
In Invisible Cities Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Venice.
$16.67
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In Praise of Shadows

9780099283577
Tanizaki, Junichiro
This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.
$14.81
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The Wild Silence

9780241401477
Winn, Raynor
$18.52
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Piranesi

9781526622433
Clarke, Susanna
WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2021
$16.67
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The Art of Travel

9780241970065
de Botton, Alain
Provides an insight into everything from holiday romance to hotel mini-bars, airports to sight-seeing. This book suggests how we might be happier on our journeys.
$20.37
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