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Great Pubs of London

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by Dailey, George
For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London's cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions-from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what m...
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Citygami London: Build Your Own Paper Skyline

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by Clockwork Soldier
Citygami London is a craft project, a diorama, a study in architecture, and, when it's finished, a stand-alone piece of art. Inspired by one of the world's great architectural cities, Clockwork Soldier have created a unique experience that lets readers replicate London's most famous buildings, while also gaining fascinating insight into their histories and significance. Here, scale models of the Shard, Towe...
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Frida Kahlo: The Story of Her Life

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by Vinci, Vanna
The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo's brief life was dramatic and romantic, tragic and painful. In this illustrated "biography", Vanna Vinci captures the spirit of Kahlo's world in boldly colored, minutely detailed illustrations. Blending facts and history with dreamlike and surreal sequences, Vinci creates an intimate portrayal of an artist who incorporated her life experiences into her ar...
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Photos That Changed the World

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by Stepan, Peter
Now available in an updated and revised edition, "Photos that Changed the World" gathers together images of pivotal moments in world history in one stunning volume. In lavish two-page spreads, this book presents nearly one hundred of history s most memorable photographs from the Wright Brothers first flight to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, from Martin Luther King s I Have a Dream speech to Nelson Mandela s r...
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Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital

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by Zupagrafika
In this fun and intellectually stimulating book, readers can recreate a number of London's most renowned Brutalist buildings. Opening with an informative history of the origins and philosophy of Brutalist architecture, the book then focuses on nine buildings: Alexandra Road Estate Alton Estate Barbican Estate Robin Hood Gardens Balfron Tower The National Theatre Space House Ledbury Estate T...
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Antoni Gaudi Colouring Book

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by Prestel Publishing
This delightful colouring book introduces children to one of the world's most recognized and admired architects, Antoni Gaudi. His masterpiece, the still-uncompleted Sagrada Familia Basilica of Barcelona, is one of the most visited monuments in Spain. The Catalonian architect is especially appealing to children, who will marvel at the organic forms inspired by nature he employed in his buildings and designs...
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Antoni Gaudi: Create Your Own City Sticker Book

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by Prestel Publishing
Antoni Gaudi is one of history's most recognized and beloved architects and designers. His masterpiece, the still-uncompleted Sagrada Familia, is one of the most visited monuments in Spain. But this Catalonian architect is especially inspiring to children, who marvel at the non-traditional forms he employed in his buildings and designs. Using pages of colourful stickers to inspire learning and creativity, t...
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It's a London Thing: An Insider's City Guide

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by Butler, Fred
Fred Butler has lived in London for over a decade, yet every day she still finds something new and interesting about the city, whether she's cycling to catch a fashion show, DJing a party, or going on training runs with the Run Dem Crew. Now, in her first book, the popular blogger invites readers to come along on her London travels. Fred recommends the best each neighborhood has to offer in the way of bars,...
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New York Bike Style

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by Polcer, Sam
America may be a nation obsessed with automobiles, but today the bicycle is giving the car a run for its money. And while New York is just one of many cities that is implementing new and exciting bike-friendly policies, the local cyclist population stands out as one of the most diverse, inventive, and stylish in the world. New York Bike Style celebrates this diversity with full-page photographs of riders an...
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The Passport Book

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by Velsen, Nicola von
This highly entertaining, fact-filled book reproduces the passport covers of every single country that issues its own travel document. It clearly illustrates how varied passports can be, despite the guidelines established by the International Civil Aviation Organization. Arranged by continent, each country's entry includes a full-color reproduction of its passport cover as well as brief information, includi...
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Magnum Atlas: Around the World in 365 Photos from the Magnum Archive

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by Magnum Photos
Featuring new and iconic images, this follow-up to Prestel's highly successful A Year in Photography: Magnum Archive includes some of the most striking photography ever collected in one volume. As readers flip the pages they will find themselves traveling from west to east across the globe. Each country is represented in three or four images captured by a single photographer. While renowned figures such as ...
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Stationery Fever: From Paper Clips to Pencils and Everything in Between

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by Komurki, John Z.
This beautifully designed book shows how the seemingly mundane objects that populate desks and cubicles everywhere are now being re-imagined as collector's items. And as today's trendsetting artists and designers are increasingly returning to non-digital techniques and methods, letterpress stationery, typewriters, and ink pens have developed the cache of vintage fashion and cars. Stationery Fever showcases ...
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Funny Birds

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by Ug, Philippe
High up in the treetops strange birds are hatching from their eggs, craning their necks toward their mothers, and exploring their new environment. In this enchanting book, paper artist Philippe UG has created an avian paradise comprised of fourteen unique and delightful birds. As each page is turned, UG's birds form intricate patterns of color and shape, inviting readers deep into a world of feathers, leave...
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A Tiger in My Garden: A Do-It-Yourself Pop-Up Book

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by Arno
Children can make their own beautiful pop-up book using this imaginative kit, a little glue and by following simple step-by-step instructions. The result is a series of magical gardens - French, Japanese, Arabian, tropical and dreamlike - through which a mysterious tiger wonders. Brief texts introduce readers to the various types of gardens. Inspired by the late artist Derek Jarman's unique garden on the co...
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Robots: Watch Out, Water About! Pop-Up Book

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by Ug, Philippe
You don't have to be an eight-year-old boy to appreciate the plight of a robot caught in the rain - if, that is, the story is told in pop-up images by the brilliant Philippe UG. In his latest book, one of the world's most imaginative paper artists delivers a delightful glimpse into the inner workings, movement and emotion of a hapless robot. Once he gets wet, he goes to the doctor and voila! His creaky gear...
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The Island: London Mapped

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by Walter, Stephen
London's streets, built up over more than two thousand years, are a maze of history, cultures and stories. In his fantastically detailed maps of the city, Stephen Walter translates these elements into a tangle of insightful yet humorous words and symbols that make up a complex of hidden meanings and wider contradictions. Testament to Walter's skill and importance as a cartographer, his groundbreaking, overs...
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Kerala: India's Garden of the Gods

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by O Kruger
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Paintings that Changed the World

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by Reichold, Klaus
Looking at 90 of history's greatest masterpieces to explain just what makes them great, this work contains brief, informative essays that examine each work from historic and cultural perspectives and offers intriguing observations and interesting anecdotes about the artists and their eras. Full-page, colour representations accompany each essay and additional illustrations shed light on how - and why - the p...
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Photos That Changed The World

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by Stepan, Peter
From triumph to tragedy, this book gathers together photos of pivotal moments in 20th century world history. Engaging essays accompany each photograph and tell the story behind each image.
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African Masks

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by Herzog Iris
The book includes one hundred colour plates accompanied by in-depth descriptions, as well as numerous black-and-white photographs of the masks as they are used in religious and secular ceremonies. An introductory text by renowned scholars describes how the masks are made, examines their significance in African culture and offers insight into the universal practice of masquerading. A unique contribution to t...
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