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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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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 intere...
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Prague at the Turn of the Century

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by Scheufler, Pavel
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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 - there's now only one resident for every 140 visitors and Venice's fragile fate has b...
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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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Magic Places of the Earth

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by Micek, Tomas
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Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony

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by Morris, Jan
Winner of the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing 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 nati...
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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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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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Naples and Campania: The Food and Wine Guide

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by Carla Capalbo
Naples and the Campania are home to one of the most vibrant, but under-appreciated cuisines of Italy, and in order to make it better known the Government of the Regione of Campania has commissioned this sequel to Carla Capalbo's well-known Food Lover's Companion to Tuscany - a task that has taken two solid years of research. Like the earlier volume, the Food Lover's Companion to Naples and the Campania cove...
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Andalucia

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by Michael Jacobs
In this masterly book, now in a revised and updated fourth 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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Rome

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by Mauro Lucentini
Now in its fourth Italian edition and second German edition, this incomparable guide to Rome is now published in English, in a fully updated and newly illustrated edition. Written by one of Italy's most distinguished journalists, it combines vivid, engaging description and background with great practicality and comprehensive information. From the foreword 'This book is both for people who have not visited R...
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Lille For Pleasure

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by Derek Blyth
Lille is City of Culture 2004 and has created a spectacularly innovative programme of events as part of the year-long celebrations. But it is also an ancient town with a fascinating history, poised as it is on the border of France and Dutch-speaking Flanders. A beautiful old city, spectacular fortifications, intriguing Art Nouveau architecture, as well as a famous museum, and plenty of opportunities to savo...
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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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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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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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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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