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Maps of London and Beyond

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by Dant, Adam
A spectacular, large-format collection of Adam Dant's fine art maps giving a unique view of our history and life today. Artist and cartographer Adam Dant surveys London's past, present and future from his studio in the East End. Beautiful, witty and subversive, his astonishing maps offer a compelling view of history, lore, language and life in the capital and beyond. Traversed by a plethora of colourf...
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How to Read London

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by Rogers, Chris
Over 2,000 years of settlement give London its unique architectural heritage. Unlike Haussmann’s Paris, neither monarch nor politician imposed their will; private ownership and enterprise shaped the city and defined its parts. Elegant West End squares and crescents hallmark the Classical townscape that emerged between 1600 and 1830, but medieval, Tudor and Victorian enclaves identified by occupation, class ...
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London's Architectural Walks

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by Watson, Jim
London's Architectural Walks is a unique guide to the most celebrated landmark buildings in one of the world's major cities. In thirteen easy walks it takes you on a fascinating journey through London's diverse architectural heritage with historical background and clear maps. Some of the capital's most beautiful parks are visited, plus palaces, theatres, museums and some surprising oddities. With the author...
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Panorama Pops - London 3D Expanding City Skyline

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by McMeneny, Sarah
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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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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The Colours of History: How Colours Shaped the World

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by Gifford, Clive
Why did Roman emperors wear purple? Which colour is made from crushed beetles? What green pigment might be used to build super-fast computers of the future? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this vibrant exploration of the stories behind different colours, and the roles they've played throughout history. From black to white, and all the colours in between, every shade has a story to t...
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The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice

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by Mackrell, Judith
Abandoned unfinished and left to rot on Venice's Grand Canal, `il palazzo non finito' was once an unloved guest among the aristocrats of Venetian architecture. Yet in the 20th century it played host to three passionate and unconventional women who would take the city by storm. The staggeringly wealthy Marchesa Luisa Casati made her new home a belle epoque aesthete's fantasy and herself a living work of...
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London - A History in Maps

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by Barber, Peter
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 Castles

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by Hislop, Malcolm
How to Read Castles is a travel-sized primer that takes a strictly visual approach to castle architecture, building up the reader's vocabulary of castle types, styles, and materials, and showing how these aspects can be recognized across architectural features from the floor-plan and moat, to the towers and crenulations. Focusing on the period from the 10th to the 16th century, and crusading across the glob...
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Vintage Travel Posters: A Journey to the Sea in 30 Posters

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by Saunders, Gill
From the restorative retreat of a palm-lined beach to the brisk breeze of Bridlington, holidaying by the sea is a pastime that’s hard to beat. For over a century, be it by boat, by train, by car or by plane, we’ve flocked to the coast at home and abroad. Once essential advertisements, these stylish vintage posters now present a picturesque glimpse into the Golden Age of travel in the first half of the twent...
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Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide

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by Wilkinson, Paul
The resonant ruins of Pompeii are perhaps the most direct route back to the living, breathing world of the ancient Romans. Two million visitors annually now walk the paved streets which re-emerged, miraculously preserved, from their layers of volcanic ash. Yet for all the fame and unique importance of the site, there is a surprising lack of a handy archaeological guide in English to reveal and explain its p...
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Lonely Planet Ultimate Travelist Colouring Book

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by Lonely Planet
The art of colouring has been proven to enhance creativity, focus the mind and harness mindfulness. Now, unleash your inner wanderlust and bring to life the world's 100 greatest places, as voted by Lonely Planet's travel experts. This is our bucket list. It's the 100 most thrilling, memorable, downright interesting places on this planet - and what's more, we've ranked them in order of their brilliance. ...
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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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Hong Kong Wallpaper* City Guide

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by Wallpaper*
Wallpaper* City Guides present a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer to the design conscious traveller. Here is a precise, informative, insider's checklist of what you need to know about the world's most intoxicating cities. Whether you are staying for 48 hours or five days, visiting for business or a vacation, Wallpaper* has done the hard work for you, from finding...
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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

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by Jenkins, Simon
Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. It is the location of all our hopeful beginnings and intended ends; an institution with its own rituals and priests; and a long-neglected aspect of Britain's architecture: the railway station. Bestselling historian Simon Jenkins has travelled the length and breadth of the country to select this joyous celebration of our soci...
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A World of Cities

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by Murray, Lily
Climb Paris's Eiffel Tower, explore Cairo's ancient pyramids, wander the busy streets of New Delhi and see the lights of Shanghai in this whirlwind tour of the world's most beautiful cities. Print-maker James Brown, the talent behind international bestseller A World of Information, has rendered each city in bold, bright colours, with fascinating facts about the history and culture incorporated into the cont...
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The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals

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by Dobson, Sue
Cathedrals and great churches are among the most iconic sights of the world’s towns and cities. Visible from miles around, the cathedrals of Canterbury, St Paul’s, Chartres and St Stephen’s in Vienna dominate their skylines. Others surprise by their statistics: Salisbury has Britain’s tallest spire, Wells the largest display of medieval sculptures in the world, while King’s College Chapel in Cambridge bo...
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Art for Mindfulness Cats

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by Yee, Liz
For all lovers of cats and colouring, a beautiful collection to make your own. Colouring books ... for grown-ups. Remember the long hours spent colouring in the lines of your most-cherished colouring books, full box of crayons within reach, the demanding adult world tuned out? Secretly long for an excuse to retreat back into that world? Now you can. Find your inner artist and colour your way to better fo...
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A Spotter's Guide to Amazing Architecture

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by Lonely Planet
The next in our Spotter's Guide series reveals 120 of the world's great human constructions and where to find them, from cloud-piercing skyscrapers and ancient sites to classic buildings and contemporary designs. Packed with facts, maps and photos, it's a fun and fascinating introduction to the sublime, the strange and everything in between.
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Tallinn Wallpaper* City Guide

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by Wallpaper*
Tallin in the Wallpaper* City Guide series published by Phaidon encompassing a collection of pocket-size guides dedicated to the design elements in major cities. Compiled by experts at the Wallpaper* magazine, the guides are widely recognised for appealing to design-conscious travellers and are aimed at those interested in art, design and architecture. Each guide identifies the best bars, restaurants, hotel...
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