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The London 3D Expanding City Skyline - Pocket Pop up Book

Novelty book
by Sarah McMeneny
The London 3D Expanding City Skyline - Pocket Pop up Book by Walker Books features twelve of London’s most famous sites accompanied by brief descriptions and a map showing their location around the city. Extending to 1.5 meters when fully stretched, the book becomes a three dimensional, beautifully illustrated city skyline.
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London - A History in Maps

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by Peter Barber
London - A History in Maps published by the British Library in association with the London Topographical Society beautifully illustrates the development of London over the past 750 years from a small town, snuggly fitted within its walls, into one of the world’s greatest and most dynamic capitals.
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How to Read Modern Buildings: A Crash Course in the Architecture of the Modern Era

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by Will Jones
How to Read Modern Buildings is an indispensable pocket-sized guide to understanding the architecture of the modern era. It takes the reader on a guided tour of modern architecture through its most iconic and significant buildings, showing how to read the hallmarks of each architectural style and how to recognize them in the buildings all around. From Art Deco and Arts and Crafts, through the Intern...
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How to Read Towns and Cities: A Crash Course in Urban Architecture

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by Glancey, Jonathan
How to Read Towns & Cities is a pocket-sized primer to understanding the forces that have shaped the world's cities. It takes a practical, highly visual approach - showing us how to read the stories embedded in the fabric of the neighbourhoods, towns, and cities in which we live today. The fortunes of towns and cities rise and fall along with the fate of the civilisations to which they belong. Some are los...
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Quiet London: Culture

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by Siobhan Wall
London is an exciting, vibrant and often noisy city but this busy metropolis also has a quiet side. Siobhan Wall encourages Londoners and visitors to the capital to wander away from the crowds and discover calm amid the hustle and bustle. This is a guide to over 100 quiet places to enjoy the art and culture that London has on offer, from small museums and light-filled galleries to hushed libraries, ...
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Overview: Earth: A New Perspective of Earth

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by Grant, Benjamin
A stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram account. Inspired by the 'Overview Effect' - a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole - the breathtaking, high-definition satellite photographs in OVERVIEW offer a new way to look ...
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Architecture in Minutes

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by Hodge, Susie
In this hyper-compact, fully illustrated guide to architecture, Susie Hodge outlines the history and theory of architecture from the earliest structures to the cutting-edge concepts of the present day. Along the way she profiles 200 key buildings, historic styles, architectural movements and celebrated architects from all around the world. Contents include the Greek orders, Roman engineering, Gothic archite...
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How to Read Churches: A Crash Course in Ecclesiatical Architecture

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by Denis R. McNamara
This handy, easy-to-carry book provides the reader with a strictly visual approach to reading the architecture of churches. Covering all the ecclesiastical building types of Western Christianity, readers are taken on a journey tracing the development of the church building from the simple stone halls of the Anglo-Saxon period right through to the eclectic designs of the nineteenth century. Another a...
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Dali: Les Diners De Gala

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Food and surrealism make perfect bedfellows: sex and lobsters, collage and cannibalism, the meeting of a swan and a toothbrush on a pastry case. The opulent dinner parties thrown by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and his wife and muse, Gala (1894-1982) were the stuff of legend.
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London Uncovered: Sixty Unusual Places to Explore

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by Mark Daly, Peter Dazeley
London Uncovered opens the doors to sixty of the capital's most intriguing places, all visitable but not widely known. Peter Dazely has photographed museums of the unusual, places of worship, palaces of entertainment and some of the most historic and ornate shops, houses and hostelries in the city.
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Archidoodle City: An Architect's Activity Book

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by Bowkett, Steve
Following the success of Archidoodle, this new title focuses on the city. Filled with an array of beautiful and fun drawings, it poses 75 architectural challenges for the user: from building an underground community or designing your own imaginary city to creating a new park for New York, plus many more. Aimed at at anyone who loves drawing buildings and cities, it encourages the users to imagine their own ...
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Architecture Matters

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by Betsky, Aaron
Architecture matters. To our cities, to our planet, to our personal lives. How we design and what we build has an impact that usually lasts for generations. The more we understand the importance of architecture, and the thinking and decisions behind the buildings we create, the better world we will construct. Who better to guide readers into the rich and complex world of contemporary architecture than Aaron...
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Ornament and Decoration in Islamic Architecture

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by Clevenot, Dominique
Surface decoration has always played a fundamental role in Islamic architecture. As human representation is forbidden in Islamic religious monuments, designers employed mosaics, stucco, brickwork and ceramics, and the vigorous use of brilliant colour to reach unparalleled heights of expression. It is this ornamental dimension of Islamic architecture that is explored in this magnificent volume. Rather than l...
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What's So Great About the Eiffel Tower?: 70 Questions That Will Change the Way You Think About Architecture

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by Glancey, Jonathan
Why do we find the idea of a multi-coloured Parthenon so shocking today? Why was the Eiffel Tower such a target for hatred when it was first built? Is the Sagrada Familia a work of genius or kitsch? Why has Le Corbusier, one of the greatest of all architects, been treated as a villain? This book examines the critical legacy of both well known and either forgotten or underappreciated highpoints in the histor...
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Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital

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by Zupagrafika
In this fun and intellectually stimulating book, readers can recreate a number of London's most renowned Brutalist buildings. Opening with an informative history of the origins and philosophy of Brutalist architecture, the book then focuses on nine buildings: Alexandra Road Estate Alton Estate Barbican Estate Robin Hood Gardens Balfron Tower The National Theatre Space House Ledbury Estate T...
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Soviet Bus Stops

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by Herwig, Christopher
Photographer Christopher Herwig presents a curated collection of the most interesting and obscure Soviet bus stops. Travelling over 30,000km, Herwig discovered and documented these architectural treasures from around Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Belarus.
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Alcohol: Soviet Antialcohol Posters

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by Murray, Damon
Soviet propaganda against the demon drink: the latest in Fuel’s Russian pop culture series. From the acclaimed authors of the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedias and Soviet Space Dogs comes Alcohol, a glorious and exhaustive collection of previously unpublished Soviet anti-alcohol posters. The book includes examples from the 1960s through to the 1980s, but focuses on posters produced during Mikhail G...
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The Little Book of Calm Colouring: Portable Relaxation

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by David Sinden
Alleviate anxiety and soothe all stress with The Little Book of Calm Colouring from David Sinden and Victoria Kay, the perfectly-formed sought-after antidote to a busy life.
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Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere

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by Zach Klein
From the creators of the hugely popular tumblr site, 'Cabin Porn', comes this collection of breath-taking photography of rural escapes and inspiring stories of people who've created their dream home. A simple shelter, somewhere peaceful, surrounded by nature...wherever you dream of having your quiet place, these rural escapes are for anyone yearning for a different kind of existence.
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What is Architecture?: And 100 Other Questions

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by Waern, Rasmus
This entertaining and informative book explores the world of architecture through a series of 101 questions and answers that cover a wide range of issues on its practice and theory. There are historical questions, such as 'Who was the first architect?' and 'Are all churches architecture?' as well as ones that relate to contemporary activity, such as 'Have computers changes architecture?' or 'How small can a...
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