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Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony

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by Morris, Jan
The battleship Yamato, of the Imperial Japanese Navy, wasthe most powerful warship of World War II and representedthe climax, as it were, of the Japanese warrior traditions of thesamurai - the ideals of honour, discipline, and self-sacrificethat had immemorially ennobled the Japanese nationalconsciousness. Stoically poised for battle in the spring of1945 - when even Japan's last desperate technique of arms,...
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An Hour from Paris

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by Simms, Annabel
Discover half-hidden chateaux and artists' country houses; walk, boat or dance by the river; explore old towns and country footpaths; and eat in family-run restaurants with 1950s decor--and prices to match. Based on over 20 years' experience of exploring the Paris countryside by train, each visit includes the essential historical context and practical information to help you discover places unknown to many ...
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If Venice Dies

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by Settis, Salvatore
What is Venice worth? To whom does this urban treasure belong? This eloquent book by the internationally renowned art historian Salvatore Settis urgently poses these questions, igniting a new debate about the Pearl of the Adriatic and cultural patrimony at large. Venetiansare increasingly abandoning their hometown - ther's now only one resident for every 140 visitors and Venice's fragile fate has become emb...
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Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus

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by Capalbo, Carla
Award-winning food and wine writer and photographer Carla Capalbo has travelled across Georgia collecting recipes and gathering stories from traditional food and wine producers in this stunning but little-known country, nestled between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea. The result is a beautifully illustrated cookbook and personal travel guide. Meet Georgia's best chefs and cooks and sample their vib...
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Havana de Cuba

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by Pogorzaly, Marzena
Marzena Pogorzaly made two trips to Havana. There, she walked the streets of Havana Vieja and El Centro, the old districts, trying to capture the melancholy beauty and decay of the city, and its inhabitants. Pogorzaly's calmly gorgeous images are not directly concerned with politics, but as someone who grew up in pre-Solidarity Poland, she combines mature scepticism about communist regimes with due respect ...
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Artist Quarter: Modigliani, Montmartre and Montparnasse

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by Goldring, Douglas
What were Montmartre and Montparnasse really like in their hey-day roughtly between 1904, when the youthful Picasso had just arrived on the Hill of Martyrs, and 1920, when Amedeo Modigliani , justly called `the prince of Bohemians', died of consumption and dissipation in Montparnasse? This book, written by an Enflishman who lived in Montnartre for thirty years and knew its famous habitue intimately , gives ...
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Andalucia

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by Jacobs, Michael
In this masterly book, now in a revised and updated fifth edition, Michael Jacobs looks with fresh eyes at all the traditional delights of Andalucia while doing full justice to the lesser-known aspects of the region. He examines the underrated local food and drink, the extraordinarily varied natural scenery, the composers and writers who created the romantic myths and legends of the nineteenth century, the ...
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Parisian's Paris

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by Bill Gillham
Experience the sights and sounds of the City of Lights like a true native with this expanded edition Bill Gillham has been visiting Paris for decades. For him, the pleasure is not in revisiting the tourist sights, but rather in immersing himself in a particular "quartier," discovering little shops and bistros, exploring markets, parks, and local entertainment, and finding the quirks and particularities of t...
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Gardens of Brantwood: Evolution of Ruskin's Lakeland Paradise

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by Ingram, David
In 1872 the most famous cultural critic in Britain moved into a dilapidated cottage in the heart of England's Lake District and swapped his pen for a billhook. John Ruskin's arrival in a landscape already steeped in agricultural history began an evolution that led to the extraordinary gardens that grace Brantwood today. In this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive guide, eminent botanist and horticultu...
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Dordogne

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by Joy Law
Joy Law's intimate account of Dordogne is the fruit of nearly 40 years of living in and exploring the province. Whether she's taking the reader to some unexpected architectural treasure or singing the praises of the fabulous gastronomy of Dordogne - the home of truffles, foie gras, walnut oil and other legendary pleasures - her enthusiasm is always infectious.
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Magical Places of the Earth

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by Micek, Tomas
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Poland

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by Bentchev, Ivan
More of a historical and cultural than travel guide to Poland, Pallas Athene’s monumental tome on Poland is without doubt one of the most in-depth looks at Polish culture available. Divided by area, each chapter used black and white illustrations and the occasional full-colour photograph to accompany well-written and detailed text about the area, looking at places of interest and their cultural and historic...
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Roman Baroque

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by Blunt, Anthony
The Baroque, for many the most thrilling architectural style ever created, was born in Rome and reached its apogee in the work of three geniuses born in the 1590's - Bernini, Borromini and Pietro da Cortona. Perhaps the greatest student of the style was Anthony Blunt, who spent a lifetime studying and teaching the work of these architects and their importance to us now. This elegant and concise introductio...
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The Food Lover's Companion to Tuscany

by Carla Capalbo
The result of a two year labour of love, a readable and comprehensive survey of food in Tuscany. Where to find excellent and unpretentious examples of Italian home cooking and extensive advice on local food markets and suppliers
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A272: An Ode to a Road

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by Boogaart, Pieter
A decade-old obsession for Dutchman Pieter Boogaart resulted in a guidebook that looks like no other, to a subject never before fully explored: the A272. Three continuous texts wind their way through the book, simultaneously exploring the A272 itself and the countryside it passes through; extra commentary is provided in yet another level of text. Hundreds of colour photographs complete this homage to the 'e...
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Travels with Jan, Pen and 2B - A Lifetime Sketchbook

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by Antony Cleminson
With a rare combination of great economy of means and unfailing panache, Antony Cleminson's drawings of palatial buildings and urban settings are endlessly delightful and fascinating. Collected from more than 60 years of traveling with his wife Jan, a concert violinist, they take in England, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Croatia, Russia, Jordan, Syria, and Yemen. They bring not only extreme sensitivity to ...
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Collio

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by Carla Capalbo
The Collio hills in Friuli Venezia Giulia, in north-eastern Italy, produce some of the greatest Italian white wines, yet are little known outside of Italy. They are also the home of a unique cuisine, on the cusp between the Mediterranean and Central Europe; and close to some of the greatest names in Italian food, such as San Daniele ham and Illy coffee. This book is the first to be dedicated to this area, w...
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South East England

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by Sager Peter
Sager's journey proceeds geographically from east to west. From the hops and orchards of Kent, the Garden of England, to the urbane county of Surrey full of parks, country houses and literary associations, from the beetling cliffs of the South Downs to the broad woods and heaths of the Weald of the North Downs in Sussex, from the village greens of Hampshire to the sea air of the colourful Isle of Wight.
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The Worlds of John Ruskin

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by Jackson, Kevin
Ruskin is one of the most influential and exhilarating writers in English. Art critic, architectural visionary, social reformer, climate warner and incomparable teacher: Ruskin's words not only transformed Victorian England but speak to us with increasing urgency today. This, the first general introduction to Ruskin for many years, places him in the social, economic and aesthetic world of Victorian Britain...
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The Nature of Gothic

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by Ruskin, John
'One of the very few necessary and inevitable utterances of the century.' William Morris, in the Preface. 'The Nature of Gothic' started life as a chapter in Ruskin's masterwork, 'The Stones of Venice'. Ruskin came to lament the 'Frankenstein monsters' of Victorian buildings with added Gothic which 'The Stones' inspired; but despite his misgivings the original moral purpose of his writing had not fallen on...
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