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Illustrated Three-Line Novels by the One-Man Twitter of 1906 France
Illustrated Three-Line Novels by the One-Man Twitter of 1906 France

What an early 20th-century Parisian dandy had to do with political theater and the rise of micro-nonfiction.

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A Definitive Guide to Leonardo da Vinci’s Paintings and Drawings
A Definitive Guide to Leonardo da Vinci’s Paintings and Drawings

From anatomy to aviation, or what Leonardo’s drawings reveal about cross-disciplinary creativity.

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Architects’ Sketchbooks: Behind the World’s Most Magnificent Buildings
Architects’ Sketchbooks: Behind the World’s Most Magnificent Buildings

How to limn a skyscraper in a line, or why the Centre Pompidou was inspired by a Chinese bamboo hat.

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The Ghost Map: Hard Lessons in Epidemiology from Victorian London
The Ghost Map: Hard Lessons in Epidemiology from Victorian London

What an ill Victorian infant has to do with the power of maps and the future of modern cities.

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1493: An Uncommon History of How Columbus Changed the World
1493: An Uncommon History of How Columbus Changed the World

What events from half a millennium ago can teach us about the globalization debate today.

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Understanding Urbanity: 7 Must-Read Books About Cities
Understanding Urbanity: 7 Must-Read Books About Cities

What airports have to do with Medieval towns, Brooklyn’s bookstores and Le Corbusier.

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