Profiling the work of international interior designer Eric Kuster. In addition to exclusive residences from Curacao to London, his projects also include yachts and hotels, as well as commercial projects, ranging from legendary Amsterdam club Jimmy Woo to Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium. From every textile to each piece of furniture, and each artwork to every color combination, absolutely nothing is left to chance.
BRITISH TRASH CINEMA is the first overview of the wilder shores of British exploitation and cult paracinema from the 1950s onwards. From obscure horror, science fiction and sexploitation, to art-house camp, Hammer's prehistoric fantasies and the worst British films ever made, author I.Q. Hunter draws on rare archival material and new primary research to take us through the weirdand wonderful world of British trash cinema. Beginning by outlining the definitions of trash films and their place in British film history, Hunter explores topics including: Hammer's overlooked fantasy films, the emergence of the sexploitation film in the 1950s and 60s, the sex industry in the 1970s, Ken Russell's high camp Gothic and erotic adaptations since the 1980s, gross-out comedies, revenge films, and contemporary straight-to-DVD horror and erotica.
Samuel Johnson famously said that: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." London's remarkable history, architecture, landmarks, streets, style, cool, swagger, and stalwart residents are pictured in hundreds of compelling photographs sourced from a wide array of archives around the world. London is a vast sprawling metropolis, constantly evolving and growing, yet throughout its complex past and shifting present, the humor, unique character, and bulldog spirit of the people have stayed constant. This book salutes all those Londoners, their city, and its history. In addition to the wealth of images included in this book, many previously unpublished, London's history is told through hundreds of quotations, lively essays, and references from key movies, books, and records. From Victorian London to the Swinging 60s; from the Battle of Britain to Punk; from the Festival of Britain to the 2012 Olympics; from the foggy cobbled streets to the architectural masterpieces of the millennium; from rough pubs to private drinking clubs; from Royal Weddings to raves, from the charm of the East End to the wonders of the Westminster; from Chelsea girls to Hoxton hipsters; from the power to glory: in page after page of stunning photographs, reproduced big and bold like the city itself, London at last gets the photographic tribute it deserves.
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Полный вариант заголовка: «Journey from Riga to the Crimea : by way of Kiev : with some account of the colonization, and the manners and customs of the colonists of New Russia : to which are added, Notes relating to the Crim Tatars / by Mary Holderness».
The Witch's Head is the second novel by H Rider Haggard, which he wrote just prior to King Solomon's Mines. Zulu magic comes to the British Fenlands, as the severed head of a sorcerer casts a spell from beyond the grave. The story sweeps from England to the South African setting Haggard knew well from his years with Britain's colonial service.
From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century, to the women behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to those blazing the way in the race to get to Mars, A Galaxy of Her Own reveals extraordinary stories, champions unsung heroes and celebrates remarkable achievements from around the world.Written by Libby Jackson, a leading UK expert in human space flight, and illustrated with bold and beautiful artwork from the students of London College of Communication, this is a book to delight and inspire trailblazers of all ages.
Полный вариант заголовка: «An appeal from the new to the old Whigs : in consequence of some late discussions in Parliament, relative to the reflections on the French Revolution».
From the romance of its evolution to the splendor of its design, the wedding dress is unlike any other garment, a talisman from a fantasy world, the manifestation of dreams coming true. This book draws on wedding garments in the V&A’s renowned collection along with photographs, letters, memoirs, and newspaper accounts to explore the history of the white wedding dress and the traditions that have developed around it from 1700 to today, when designers from Vera Wang to Vivienne Westwood continue to challenge the aesthetic. Paintings, drawings, and wedding photos depict queens, princesses, celebrities, and everyday women-including Kate Middleton-in their gowns. The text considers the dress in the context of the commercialization of weddings that began in the Victorian era. The Wedding Dress is not only about costume, but also about the cultivation of the image of the bride.
Полный вариант заголовка: «A sketch drawn from the records of the British Factory at St. Petersburg and designed to elucidate the history of that body, from 1716 to 1824...».
Полный вариант заголовка: «Journal of the proceedings of the late embassy to China : comprising a correct narrative of the public transactions of the embassy, of the voyage to and from China, and of the journey from the mouth of the Pei-Ho to the return to Canton. Interspersed wih observations upon the face of the country, the polity, moral character, and manners of the Chinese nation. The whole illustrated by maps and drawings / by Henry Ellis».
Полный вариант заголовка: «Travels from St. Petersburg, in Russia, to diverse parts of Asia : Vol. 2 : The continuation of the journey between Mosco and Pekin. To which is added (with special t.p.) a translation of the Journal of Mr. de Lange, resident of Russia at the court of Pekin, in the years 1721 & 1722. A journey from Mosco to Derbent in Persia, in the year 1722. A journey from St. Petersburg to Constantinople in the years 1737 and 1738. : in 2 vol.».
Crusade is a richly detailed historical adventure, from Carnegie shortlisted author, Elizabeth Laird.Two boys. Two faiths. One unholy war . . .When Adam's mother dies unconfessed, he pledges to save her soul with dust from the Holy Land. Employed as a dog-boy for the local knight, Adam grabs the chance to join the Crusade to reclaim Jerusalem. He burns with determination to strike down the infidel enemy . . .Salim, a merchant's son, is leading an uneventful life in the port of Acre - until news arrives that a Crusader attack is imminent. To keep Salim safe, his father buys him an apprenticeship with an esteemed, travelling doctor. But Salim's employment leads him to the heart of Sultan Saladin's camp - and into battle against the barbaric and unholy invaders . . .
The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto is long established as the most thorough and reliable guide to the city and its surroundings. Unrivaled in its coverage of the Doge's Palace, the Basilica di San Marco, and other major sights, The Rough Guide to Venice and the Veneto also reveals the treasures to be found in the districts that lie off the usual tourist trails — and has plenty of maps to make sure you find them easily. It will tell you the best places to stay, eat, and drink, in all price ranges, from backwater bars to gourmet restaurants, from homely B&Bs to spectacular Grand Canal hotels. In addition to being packed with stories that illuminate the city's history, The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto tells you more about the city as it is today than any other guidebook, with features on everything from flood-prevention projects to the travails of Venice's football team. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto. Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.