Apart from the resources of the reader which you will find at the bottom of this page, I also recommend the use of the following lexicons and dictionaries for your course:

Eastwood, John (1995) Oxford Guide to English Grammar (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
(A brilliant handbook of English grammar, very practical).

Spooner, Alan (ed.) (2003) The Little Oxford Thesaurus (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

Wehmeier, Sally (ed.) (2005) Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
(A very good dictionary at advanced learner's level, and the accompanying CD is very professional and helpful. Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English is equally useful.)

باطنی، محمد رضا و دستیاران (۱۳۸۰) فرهنگ معاصر انگلیسی-فارسی (تهران: فرهنگ معاصر) ء
(Haghshenas Persian to English dictionary is equally useful and can be used as an alternative. With precise and clear equivalents. The book--like any other English to Persian dictionary--is not an alternative to an English to English dictionary.)

امامی، کریم (۱۳۸۵) فرهنگ معاصر کیمیا (تهران: فرهنگ معاصر) ء

For editorial styles check the links below:

APA Style homepage:

The Chicago Manual of Style Online:

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Benjamin, Walter (1995) 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' in: A Cultural Studies Reader (History, Theory, Practice), Jessica Munns et al. (ed.) (London: Longman)

Berman, Marshall (1988) All That Is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity (London: Penguin)

Burger, John (1990) Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series (London: Penguin)

Clowney, David (2007) 'Definition Projects in Aesthetics and the Historical Origins of Fine Art'

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Loos, Adolf (1998) Ornament and Crime (Selected Essays) (Riverside: Ariadne Press), pp. 134-143, 167-176, 184-189.

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Mattick, Paul (2003) Art in Its Time (London: Routledge)

McBride, Patrizia C. (2008) //"In Praise of the Present": Adolf Loos on Style and Fashion", Project Muse, accessed on 13 Feb. 2008 at:

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Shohat, Ella & Rober Stam (1998) ‘Narrativizing Visual Culture / Towards a Polycentric Aesthetic’, in: The Visual Culture Reader Nicholas Mirzoeff (ed.) (London: Routledge), pp. 37-59.

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