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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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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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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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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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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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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: The Illustrated History

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by Ross Cathy and Clark John
London: The Illustrated History, a beautifully presented and vividly illustrated history of the capital published by Penguin in collaboration with the Museum of London. The authors, Cathy Ross and John Clark, and the numerous other contributors are all current or former members of the museum’s expert staff.
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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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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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Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered

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by Quentin Blake
Quentin Blake is one of the most celebrated illustrators in the world today, and the best person imaginable to collaborate on this sketchbook with training wheels.
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Helsinki Wallpaper* City Guide

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

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by Coveney, Michael
London is the theatre capital of the world. From world-famous musicals to West End shows, from cutting-edge plays to Shakespeare in its original staging, from outdoor performance to intimate fringe theatre, the range and quality is unsurpassed.
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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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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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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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