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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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Fantastic State of Ruin: The Painted Towns of Rajasthan

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by Zurick, David
This book tells the story of the painted towns of Shekhawati in rural Rajasthan, India. For centuries, the painted buildings served the towns as trading houses, pleasure palaces, temples, caravansaries, and private homes. Following independence, the descendants of the merchant families left Shekhawati for India's burgeoning cities, abandoning their opulent structures. Some were left in the charge of caretak...
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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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The Best of Matt 2018

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by Pritchett, Matt
Nobody does it better - award-winning cartoonist Matt gives a brilliantly funny take on the last 12 months. From politics to paparazzi, weather to the woeful rail services, health service to health scares, only Matt nails it every single time. He makes the world a far brighter place! 'Captures the absurdities of a situation better than any article' Observer 'Matt is a humorist who goes straight fo...
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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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The 50 Greatest Castles and Palaces of the World

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by Pickup, Gilly
Castles and palaces around the world are structures of grandeur, might and beauty. From the flamboyance of Germany's fairy tale-Neuschwanstein Castle to the gothic, Dracula-inspiring Bran Castle, perched high in the craggy peaks of Romania's Carpathian Mountains; Tokyo's Imperial Palace, previously home to samurai warriors to Ireland's Blarney Castle, where `the gift of the gab' will be granted to any w...
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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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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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Unseen London

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by Dazeley, Peter
A revised and updated edition for 2017: includes the royal palaces of Hampton Court, the Tower of London and the Inigo Jones Banqueting Hall at Palace of Whitehall, and the Royal Courts of Justice, Supreme Court and Bow Street Magistrates Court.
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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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Cool Places

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by Dunford, Martin
A lavish full-colour guide to the very best places to stay in the UK: everything from boutique hotels and designer B&Bs to chic country cottages and luxury glampsites. Inspired by the unique accommodation website Cool Places, it features over 200 of the finest places to stay stay in Britain. Whether you're looking for a glam country getaway, a seaside holiday, a family break or a romantic treat, Cool Places...
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London Uncovered (New Edition): More than Sixty Unusual Places to Explore

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by Dazeley, Peter
This unique London guidebook opens the doors to more than sixty of the capital's most intriguing places, all visitable but not widely known. From museums of the unusual, places of worship, palaces of entertainment to some of the most historic and ornate shops, houses and hostelries in the city, take a trip through the capital's hidden treasure and discover a picture of a London which is strange, gaudy, gran...
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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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Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

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by Tom Nancollas
Lighthouses are striking totems of our relationship to the sea. For many, they encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes amongst the waves, but their original purpose was much more utilitarian than that. Today we still depend upon their guiding lights for the safe passage of ships. Nowhere is this truer than in the rock lighthouses of Great Britain and Ireland which form a ring of twenty towers built ...
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Tiny Churches

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by Wills, Dixe
BBC Countryfile Magazine praised Dixe Wills for writing `intelligently and amusingly, with evident excitement and imagination', qualities that he brings to Tiny Churches. Beautifully presented in full colour throughout, the book uncovers 60 of the loveliest and most diminutive places of worship in Britain, many of which are known only to locals. Each church is so tiny that fewer than 50 people could fit com...
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Poppies: Blood Red Lands and Seas of Red

The major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London marked one hundred years since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the First World War. Created by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies progressively filled the Tower's famous moat between 17 July and 11 November 2014. Each poppy represented a British military fatality during the war. The po...
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Barcelona Sketchbook: Homage to Catalan Architecture

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by Byfield, Graham
The perfect introduction to the city's architectural heritage, Barcelona Sketchbook gives visitors and residents insight into a wealth of sights, both grand and intimate in scale. Many facets of the Catalonia capital and surroundings are recorded here, as Graham Byfield strolls with his sketchpad through the Ramblas, the glories of Antoni Gaudi, the great ceremonial buildings, and cafes and parks full of ch...
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How To Read Castles

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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The Language of Buildings: How to Tell an Arch from an Architrave

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by Matthew Rice
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Who Built Scotland: A History of the Nation in Twenty-Five Buildings

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by Jamie, Kathleen
'What we build always reveals things that are deeply and innately human. Because all buildings are stories, one way or another.' Kathleen Jamie, Alexander McCall Smith, Alistair Moffat, James Robertson and James Crawford travel across the country to tell the story of the nation, from abandoned islands and lonely glens to the heart of our modern cities.
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