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Drawing architecture
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Thomas, Helen

Drawing architecture / Helen Thomas

London [etc.] : Phaidon, 2018

Abstract: An elegant presentation of stunning and inspiring architectural drawings from antiquity to the present day Throughout history, architects have relied on drawings both to develop their ideas and communicate their vision to the world. This gorgeous collection brings together more than 250 of the finest architectural drawings of all time, revealing each architect's process and personality as never before. Creatively paired to stimulate the imagination, the illustrations span the centuries and range from sketches to renderings, simple to intricate, built projects to a utopian ideal, famous to rarely seen - a true celebration of the art of architecture. Visually paired images draw connections and contrasts between architecture from different times, styles, and places. From Michelangelo to Frank Gehry, Louise Bourgeois to Tadao Ando, B.V. Doshi to Zaha Hadid, and Grafton to Luis Barragán, the book shows the incredible variety and beauty of architectural drawings

The Art museum
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The Art museum

Edition revised

[S.l] : Phaidon, 2017

Abstract: Il volume vuole essere un museo immaginario che ospita la più bella collezione artistica mai presentata. Le sue sale espongono circa 1600 opere tra dipinti, sculture, affreschi, fotografie, arazzi, fregi, istallazioni, performance, video, stampe xilografiche, paraventi, ceramiche e manoscritti che ripercorrono la storia dell'arte mondiale.

Universe
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Universe : exploring the astronomical world

London ; New York : Phaidon, 2017

Abstract: Explore the stars and planets and beyond through art over the ages – an international panel of experts take you on a journey through man's record of the universe – from ancient cave paintings to animation. Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand - or who have been inspired by – the beauty and mystery of stars, planets, and beyond. Carefully chosen by an international panel of experts and arranged to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, the selection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches, and digital renderings with iconic works by renowned photographers, artists, and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds

The illustrated story of England
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Hibbert, Christopher

The illustrated story of England / Christopher Hibbert ; illustrated by John Broadley ; new chapter by Dr Seàn Lang

[London] : Phaidon, 2016

Abstract: A beautiful, quirky, illustrated edition of Phaidon’s compelling bestseller, celebrating the book's 25th anniversary This concise and fast-paced introduction to English history keeps the reader enthralled through the entire course of the country's political, economic, and cultural landscape, covering the whole sweep of English history from the Stone Age to the present. Its flowing narrative style, character sketches, and lively anecdotes bring the people and places of the past to life. In this newly illustrated edition, John Broadley’s unique tableaux-like illustrations capture the landscape, costumes, and characters of the history that Hibbert's text so vividly evokes.

Brick
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Brick / edited by William Hall ; essay by Dan Cruickshank

[London] : Phaidon, 2015

Abstract: A fresh, insightful and surprising look at one of the world’s most versatile and popular architectural building materials, Brick explores the beauty of brick through 169 structures dating from 2,100 BC to the present day. Showcasing extraordinary early structures, such as the strange remains of the Ziggurat of Ur (2,100 BC) and the vast Baths of Caracalla in Rome (216 AD), Brick also features works by some of the most celebrated architects of the twentieth century, such as Alvar Aalto, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Equally striking and memorable projects are featured by innovators working in the twenty-first century, such as Frank Gehry, Peter Zumthor, Kazuyo Sejima, and many lesser-known newcomers. Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, the selected projects take you on a global tour of intriguing and inspiring structures: an American arts centre sits next to an English castle, a French war memorial is shown alongside a Russian cathedral, and a Uruguayan church next to a school in Burkina Faso. Illustrated with extraordinary photographs, each project includes an extended caption providing a commentary on the building, while an essay by the historian and BBC television presenter Dan Cruickshank sketches the fascinating history of this enduring building material. Following the popularity and format of Concrete (William Hall, 2012), Brick is a beautiful and informative visual exploration of a material that is often overlooked, and sometimes considered limiting, but is actually full of spectacular potential.

The history of English
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Gramley, Stephan

The history of English : an introduction / Stephan Gramley

London ; New York : Routledge, 2012

Abstract: The History of English: An Introduction provides a chronological analysis of the linguistic, social, and cultural development of the English language from before its establishment in Britain around the year 450 to the present. Each chapter represents a new stage in the development of the language from Old English through Middle English to Modern Global English, all illustrated with a rich and diverse selection of primary texts showing changes in language resulting from contact, conquest and domination, and the expansion of English around the world. The History of English goes beyond the usual focus on English in the UK and the USA to include the wider global course of the language during and following the Early Modern English period. This perspective therefore also includes a historical review of English in its pidgin and creole varieties and as a native and/or second language in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. Designed to be user-friendly, The History of English contains: •chapter introductions and conclusions to assist study •over 80 textual examples demonstrating linguistic change, accompanied by translations and/or glosses where appropriate •study questions on the social, cultural and linguistic background of the chapter topics •further reading from key texts to extend or deepen the focus •nearly 100 supporting figures, tables, and maps to illuminate the text •16-pages of colour plates depicting exemplary texts, relevant artefacts, and examples of language usage, including Germanic runes, the opening page of Beowulf, the New England Primer, and the Treaty of Waitangi. The companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/gramley supports the textbook and features: •an extended view of major aspects of language development as well as synopses of material dealt with in a range of chapters in the book •further sample texts, including examples from Chaucer, numerous Early Modern English texts from a wide variety of fields, and twenty-first-century novels •additional exercises to help users expand their insights and apply background knowledge •an interactive timeline of important historical events and developments with linked encyclopaedic entries •audio clips providing examples of a wide range of accents The History of English is essential reading for any student of the English language

Subterranean city
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Clayton, Antony

Subterranean city : beneath the streets of London / Antony Clayton ; foreword by Christopher Fowler.

London : Historical Publications, 2010

The great war for civilisation
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Fisk, Robert

The great war for civilisation : the conquest of the Middle East / Robert Fisk

Revised ed

London : Harper Perennial, 2006

Constantinople
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Mansel, Philip

Constantinople : city of the worldʼs desire, 1453-1924 / Philip Mansel

London : J. Murray, 2006

A world history of art
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Honour, Hugh - Fleming, John

A world history of art / Hugh Honour & John Fleming

7. ed

London : L. King, 2005

Ancient Scotland
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Ross, David

Ancient Scotland : from the roman invasion to 1034 / David Ross

New Lanark : Geddes & Grosset, 2004

Driving ambition
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Nye, Doug

Driving ambition : the official, inside story of the McLaren F1 / Doug Nye ; with Ron Dennis and Gordon Murray

London : Virgin, print 2003

History of the Jews in modern times
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Gartner, Lloyd P.

History of the Jews in modern times / Lloyd P. Gartner

Oxford : Oxford university press, 2001

The art of seeing
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The art of seeing : the best Reuters photography / [a cura di] Ulli Michel

London [etc.] : Pearson education, 2000

The Oxford history of Britain
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The Oxford history of Britain / edited by Kenneth O. Morgan

Revised ed.

Oxford [etc.] : Oxford university press, 1999

The official illustrated history of Arsenal, 1885-1999
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Sear, Phil - Tyler, Martin

The official illustrated history of Arsenal, 1885-1999 / Phil Sear, Martin Tyler

London : Hamlyn, 1999

Longitude
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Sobel, Dava

Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time / Dava Sobel

London : Fourth Estate, 1996

Abstract: Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest, and of John Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking. Through Dava Sobel's consummate skill, Longitude will open a new window on our world for all who read it.

Kingfisher history encyclopedia
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Monografie

Kingfisher history encyclopedia / foreword by Magnus Magnusson

Revised ed.

London : Kingfischer, 1995

The life and death of St. Kilda
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Steel, Tom

The life and death of St. Kilda / Tom Steel

London : HarperCollins, 1994.

English fiction of the Victorian period, 1830-1890
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Wheeler, Michael

English fiction of the Victorian period, 1830-1890 / Michael Wheeler

2. ed.

London [etc.] : Longman, 1994