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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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British Royal Tombs

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by Dodson, Aidan
Aidan Dodson's British Royal Tombs covers all the burials of the kings, queens (and lords protector) of England, Scotland and the United Kingdom, from the occupant of the great Sutton Hoo ship burial, to George VI, last Emperor of India, including of course the long-lost Richard III. This fully revised edition of a book that became an immediate classic of its kind will be equally interesting to the interest...
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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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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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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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Prague at the Turn of the Century

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by Scheufler, Pavel
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Magic Places of the Earth

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by Micek, Tomas
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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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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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Art Galleries of the World

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by Helen Langdon
A guide to over 800 museums, art galleries, churches and palaces in 33 countries. Practical information provided includes: opening hours, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, Internet and email. It features: a star rating system to highlight unmissable masterpieces; foreign language vocabulary; A-Z index of over 600 major artists and sculptors; and a glossary of art terms. Guidebook, directory, reference w...
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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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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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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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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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Venice for Pleasure

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by Morris, Jan
'None of Venice's innumerable chroniclers have portrayed the Serenissima's character with quite such a combination of the scholarly, the informal and the intimate...Over the years thousands of readers, starting this book, have been relieved to encounter its famously undemanding approach to the city - 'Generally the first thing to do in Venice is to sit down and have some coffee': but by the time they get to...
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A Guide to Baroque Rome: the Palaces

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by Langdon, Anthony
The palaces built in Rome in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are some of the most magnificent buildings in Europe - yet they remain relatively unfamiliar. This is the first stand-alone overview guide ever published. We are producing it as a companion volume to our revised edition of Anthony Blunt's seminal guide to Baroque Rome (A Guide to Baroque Rome: The Churches, 9781873429181). In this volume...
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An Hour From Paris

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by Annabel Simms
A guide to twenty little known destinations, all within an hour of Paris by train. An insider's guide to the most interesting, beautiful and under-visited places in the countryside around Paris, all an hour or less away by train. Contains historical background, photographs and specially-drawn maps, with full details of how to get there by train and brief directions for car drivers.
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Romania

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by Villiers John
Romania is one of the most beautiful, intriguing, and little-known countries in Europe. This new book, arranged as a series of essays, is the most lucid and wide-ranging guide available to Romania's architecture, history, and culture. From the remains left by the Romans to the unique churches of Moldavia and Maramures, and not forgetting the Transylvania of Vlad Dracul, "Romania "explains, informs, and insp...
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