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Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce After the First World War, Rolls-Royce resumed car production, introducing the new Phantom I and II. By 1921 Rolls-Royce had also made a move into the United States, building a factory in Springfield Massachusetts. It was in 1931 that Rolls-Royce acquired Bentley Motors.
Rolls-Royce

Unbeatable BMW

Unbeatable BMW Among BMW enthusiasts, the E36 platform is considered one of the best BMW designs of the past 20 years. Sales figures for 3 Series coupes, sedans, and convertibles were at all time highs in North America and Europe. Against other competititors, the E36 would repeatedly beat out the competition and won many awards from major car magazines.
Unbeatable BMW

Porsche

Porsche The Road from Zuffenhausen Porsche: The Road from Zuffenhausen is the first book in more than twenty-five years to chronicle in such meticulous detail the early years of the renowned automobile company.
Perfect for the more than 500,000 Porsche owners and the millions of Porsche enthusiasts, Porsche is a lively narrative of the cars and the people who created them.
Porsche

Tristan Egolf

Skirt and the Fiddle Tristan Egolf (1971-2005), the author of the cult classic novels "Lord of the Barnyard" and "Skirt and the Fiddle" was found dead in an apartment Saturday in Lancaster, Pa. Egolf's death by shotgun has been ruled a suicide by the Lancaster police. He was 33.
Tristan Egolf (1971-2005)

American Master Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is unquestionably America's most celebrated architect. In fact, his career was so long and his accomplishments so varied it can be difficult still to grasp the full range of Wright's achievement. In this new study, Wright scholar Kathryn Smith does just that, exploring the grace and beauty found in all facets of Wright's work
Frank Lloyd Wright
Enduring Design

American Dream

American Dream documents the Houses at Sagaponac, a groundbreaking architecture project initiated by real estate developer Harry J. Brown. The project features homes designed by internationally recognized architects on a 10-acre site near the tip of Long Island.
American Dream

Victorian Houses

Victorian Houses presents the architectural detailing of the time in the context of the era - providing a comprehensive understanding of its architecture and design.
Victorian Houses

Diana's Last Word

Princess Diana During the last five years of her life, Princess Diana had one friend and confidante who was special to her. Simone Simmons was not part of Diana's social circle.
Princess Diana

Oppression in black life

Killing rage speaks to this imbalance. These twenty-three essays, most of them new works, are written from a black and feminist perspective, and they tackle the bitter difficulties of racism by envisioning a world without it. Bell Hooks defiantly creates positive plans for the future rather than dwell in theories of a crisis beyond repair.
Killing rage

Marcel Duchamp

Fountain by Marcel Duchamp Marcel Duchamp's stature in history of art has grown steadily since the 1930's, largely because several artistic movements have embraced him as their founding father.
Marcel Duchamp