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  Book  Title: Great Architecture of the World  
Classification No: 72.03 
ISBN: 0-86134-126-0 
Accession No: 3258 , 493 
Author: Editor : John Julius Norwich  
Publisher: Artiste House  
Published Year: 1975 
No. of Pages: 288 
Description: This is the story of the greatest monuments created by man, told by fourteen of the most distinguished architectural historians and abundantly illustrated with more than 800 original diagrams, annotated drawings and superb photographs.  
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  Book  Title: Jewish Tales of Holy Women 
Classification No: 8-31 
ISBN: 0-7879-6271-6 
Accession No: 3020 
Author: Buxbaum, Yitzhak  
Publisher: JOSSEY-BASS  
Published Year: 2002 
No. of Pages: 301 
Description: The tales display a specifically female Jewish spirituality, giving us a peek into a world of devotional beauty that focuses on kindness.  
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  Book  Title: Painting and Decorating  
Classification No: 729.1 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 90 
Author: Arrancement  
Publisher: McCARRON BIRD PTY. Limited  
Published Year:  
No. of Pages: 155 
Description: While this manual was originally prepared for the use of trainees in Painting and Decorating under the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme, there has been a considerable demand for copies for use in State Technical Institutions, and by industry, for the training of apprentices and student in Painting and Decorating, and it is now being reprinted for these purposes.  
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  Book  Title: Memoirs of the Colombo Museum : Series A. No. 1, Bronzes from Ceylon, Chiefly in the Colombo Museum 
Classification No: 739.5 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 222 
Author: Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. 
Publisher: The Colombo Museum 
Published Year: 1914 
No. of Pages: 31 
Description: The present Memoir inaugurates a new series of publications which will be issued from the Colombo Museum at irregular intervals, and which will primarily deal with the Collections of the Colombo Museum in us complete a manner as possible.

 
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  Book  Title: Design for Living : Public Housing Architecture in Singapore  
Classification No: 728.22 
ISBN: 9971-88-088-1 
Accession No: 3256 
Author: Housing and Development Board  
Publisher: Housing and Development Board  
Published Year: 1985 
No. of Pages: 160 
Description: As with all work done by the Housing and Development Board, This book is the result of the contributions and efforts of many people. 
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  Book  Title: Piano : Renzo Piano Building Workshop 1966 to today  
Classification No: 72.037 
ISBN: 978-3-8365-0322-8 
Accession No: 3565 
Author: Philip Jodidio  
Publisher: Taschen 
Published Year: 2008 
No. of Pages: 528 
Description: One of the great beauties of architecture is that, each time, it is like life starting all over again, Piano says.  
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  Book  Title: The New Jewelry : Trends & Tradition  
Classification No: 729.1 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 292 
Author: Dormer, Peter & Turner, Ralph  
Publisher: Thames & Hudson 
Published Year: 1985 
No. of Pages: 192 
Description: Jewelry is a decorative art and what matters is not the words that can be coined from it, but whether or not it gives pleasure to the wearer and spectator.  
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  Book  Title: From Governor’s Pavilion to President’s Pavilion  
Classification No: 725.17 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 070 
Author: Karunaratna, Nihal  
Publisher: Department of Government Printing 
Published Year: 1954 
No. of Pages: 119 
Description: This book entitled From Governor’s Pavilion to President’s Pavilion is the second publication done through the National Archives, so the Residences of the President of Sri Lanka. The first book, From Governor’s Residence to President’s House, authored by Dr. Brendon Gooneratne was published in 1981.  
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  Book  Title: In Detail Building Skins : New Enlarged Edition  
Classification No: 729 
ISBN: 978-3-7643-7640-6 
Accession No: 3563 
Author: Schittich, Christian  
Publisher: Birkhauser 
Published Year: 2006 
No. of Pages: 198 
Description: Focussing on the choice of materials and their application, the aesthetic qualities and the technical possibilities are presented in carefully selected international examples.

 
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  Book  Title: A J Metric Hand Book : 1  
Classification No: 729 
ISBN:  
Accession No: 60 
Author: Fairweather, Leslie  
Publisher: Arct. Press  
Published Year: 1968 
No. of Pages: 159 
Description: The purpose of this publication is to offer professions engaged in planning, designing and erection of buildings some basic data set in the metric system of measurement.  
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  Book  Title: Masks of Sri Lanka and Mask and Kolam Dancing  
Classification No: 688.75 
ISBN: 955-98227-1-7  
Accession No: 3351 
Author: de. S. Manukulasooriya, R. C.  
Publisher: Tharanjee Prints  
Published Year: 2005 
No. of Pages: 141 
Description: This book contains pictures of all the masks of Sri Lanka reproduced in the book ‘MASKEN AUS CEYLON’ by Gerd Hopfner and found in the Museum for Volkerkunde : Berlin as well as the pictures of the specimens found in the Sri Lanka Collection in the National Museum.  
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  Book  Title: The Road Not Taken : A Traveler’s Guide on the Lesser Known Destinations of Grahwal and Kumaon Himalayas 
Classification No: 91 (026) 
ISBN: ---------- 
Accession No: 3253 
Author: Department of Tourism, Government of Uttaranchal  
Publisher: Department of Tourism, Government of Uttaranchal  
Published Year: 2002 
No. of Pages: 95 
Description: This book is an exploration of the road less travelled. It strives to raise the curtain over the lesser known destinations in the Grahwel and Kumaon regions of the Indian State of Uttaranchal. 
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  Book  Title: Gilbert’s Living With Art 
Classification No: 7.03 
ISBN: 0-07-231726-4 
Accession No: 3004 / 3003 
Author: Getlein, Mark 
Publisher: McGraw Hill 
Published Year: 2002 
No. of Pages: 580 
Description: It offers a broad introduction to the nature, vocabulary, media, and history of art, illustrated by hundreds of examples drawn from many cultures and across many centuries. 
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  Book  Title: Interiors in Color : Creating Space, Personality and Atmosphere  
Classification No: 729.1 
ISBN: 0-8230-7301-7  
Accession No: 134 
Author: Mejetta, Mirko and Spada, Simonetta  
Publisher: Whitney Library of Design  
Published Year: 1983 
No. of Pages: 95 
Description: Whether you are an architect, interior designer or homeowner, this book will provide you with a rich collection of ideas and impressions that will stimulate you to reflect on the use of color in your surroundings and teach you to use color in a creative, imaginative way.  
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  Book  Title: Ridi Vihare : The Flowering of Kandyan Art  
Classification No: 7.032.1 
ISBN: 955-113-72-X  
Accession No: 3321 
Author: Tammita, SinhaRaja  
Publisher: Stamford Lake (Pvt) Ltd  
Published Year: 2006 
No. of Pages: 175 
Description: Known in Sinhala as the “Silver Vihare”, the shrine of Ridi Vihare has its origins during the early days of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Heir to a tradition which dates back to the early Anuradhapura period, its beginnings are shrouded in myth and legend.  
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  Book  Title: World Architecture : An Illustrated History 
Classification No: 72.03 
ISBN: 9780600039549 
Accession No: 3261 
Author: Editor : Trewin Copplestone 
Publisher: Paul Hamlyn  
Published Year: 1963 
No. of Pages: 348 
Description: Buildings that survive from the past are fossils of civilization. For certain early cultures that left no written records, or whose records have not been deciphered, monumental remains are the principal sources of information. 
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  Book  Title: Art Across Time  
Classification No: 7.03 
ISBN: 007-230033-7 
Accession No: 3002 / 3001 
Author: Adams, Laurie Schneider  
Publisher: McGraw Hill 
Published Year: 1999 
No. of Pages: 944 
Description: Multiple views of architecture and sculpture, along with plans and diagrams, create a sense of their three-dimensional reality.  
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  Book  Title: Specification Writing for Architects and Surveyors ( Fifth Edition )  
Classification No: 69.003 
ISBN: 258-96704-8  
Accession No: 1207 
Author: Willis, Arthur J. & Willis, Christopher J.  
Publisher: Crosby Lockwood & Son Ltd.  
Published Year: 1968 
No. of Pages: 104 
Description: In preparing a new edition of this of this book the first obvious decision to make was whether or not to convert measurements to metric.  
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  Book  Title: The Life and Work of an Asian Women Architect - Minnette De Silva  
Classification No: 72.037 
ISBN: 955-9512-00-5 
Accession No: 863 
Author: De Silva, Minnette ,de Vos, Ashley & Sirivardana, Susil  
Publisher: Minnette De Silva (Pvt) Ltd  
Published Year: 1998 
No. of Pages: 344 
Description: Minnette de Silva, the first Sri Lankan woman architect and the first Asian woman to be elected an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects, emerges as a person of intrinsic interest in this book, as much for her recollections of a time gone by, as for her strong and innovative presence.  
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  Book  Title: Architecture : World’s Greatest Buildings, History and Styles , Architects 
Classification No: 72 
ISBN: 978-1-40531-029-1  
Accession No: 3072 
Author: Jonathan Glancey  
Publisher: DK London  
Published Year: 2006 
No. of Pages: 512 
Description: Architecture is an enormous subject, plumbing the depths of ancient history while embracing the world. 
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