An English Heritage Book
Photography by Derek Kendall
More than 1700 photographs, most of which have been taken specifically for this book, offer panoramic and detailed views of 180 interiors ranging from Harrow School, to the timbered barn at Harmondsworth, to an Art Deco masterpiece, the Daily Express Building at Fleet Street...
Lovers of architecture, and especially lovers of London, will welcome this new tool for exploring the glories of the city.
1000 Classic, Rare and Unseen Photographs
The Definitive Pictorial Chronicle of World War II charts the greatest event in human history, from the pre-war tensions to the final reckoning; a conflict that claimed the lives of more than 60 million people and defined the political and social landscape of our modern world. Contemporary news reports and over 1500 extraordinary photographs from one of the world’s greatest archives, that of The Daily Mail, evoke the epic scale of the combat.
Pictures tell stories from the theaters of war and battlefields as well as from civilian life, presenting astonishing insight into life during the world’s most devastating military conflict.
Work, Wealth, Poverty & Change 1870-1945
An English Heritage Book
Foreword by Dan Cruickshank
A spectacular sequel to Philip Davis's Lost London, this lavish landscape-format book reproduces historic photographs commissioned by the London County Council - many of them in the early days of photography - to capture individual buildings and streets that, along with entire neighborhoods, were on the threshold of redevelopment.
Enlarging Lost London's finest photographs reveals a wealth of hidden detail in these historic pictures — long gone street panoramas, often with haunting faces from the forgotten past live again...
An English Heritage Book
Foreword by HRH The Duke of Gloucester
"If the past is a foreign country, this evocative and arresting book documents its capitol city." - Rowan Moore, The Evening Standard
"Here are 360 pages of sustained shock and awe...in pin-sharp clarity." - Marcus Binney, The London Times
"..a magical book about the capital's past." - The (London) Sunday Times
"Each picture contains a novel in this deeply moving, unforgettable book..." - Duncan Fallowell, The Daily Express
The Search for Father in Oneself
Photographs by Sam Lindberg
A luminous series of brief, paired biographies/autobiographies of fathers and children from every walk of life, accompanied by an archival photograph of the father and contemporary portraits of each son or daughter by famed photographer, Sam Lindberg. Using “forced field writing,” adapted from the work of psychologist Kurt Lewin, Jess Maghan has drawn eloquence from these non-professional writers that astounded even themselves. He wants the reader “to tap into the familiar yearning all sons and daughters have to connect with the man anchored to the very center of their being. The man we call father.”
Day by Day - The Headlines as They Were Made
Never in the history of war to this point had a civilian population been subject to such unrelieved terror, though Britain and her Allies would give as good as they got - and more: Germany paid a terrible price for its aggression.
Classic, Rare and Unseen
More than 800 painstakingly restored photographs from the archives of The Daily Mail, giving a fascinating insight into a time when Britain faced the biggest threat in its history and stood alone against implacable enemies.
“Mi casa es su casa” might be a fantasy for many readers of this oversize photographic collection of 55 sumptuous homes throughout the world, all taken by internationally acclaimed photographer, Massimo Listri.
The virtual tour spans every continent and most imaginable forms of housing, from Native American wigwams, to Baroque and French Empire chateaux, to ultra-modern high rise apartments, to rustic stone, wood, and adobe houses, all elegant in their own ways, and all depicted in multiple pages of details.
1914 to the Present Day
Beginning with World War I (the war to end all wars), the Chronicle presents a history of modern military conflict including contemporaneous reporting and more than 900 photographs drawn from the archive of Associated Newspapers.
Included are the Russian Revolution, Estonian, Latvian & Lithuanian Wars of Independence, the Spanish Civil War, World War II, the Chinese Civil War, Korea, Algeria, Vietnam, Armenian Genocide, Turkish War of Independence, Japanese invasion of Manchuria, Changkufeng Incident, Greek Civil War, Mau Mau insurgency, Cuban Revolution, Biafra, Rhodesia, Falklands, Granada, the Gulf War, Sierra Leone, Bosnia, East Timor and Darfur among others.
Art and Photography
This lavish volume, drawn primarily from the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Musee du quai, Branly, Paris, displays the art, artifacts and people of Oceania, the Americas, Africa, and Asia from 1850-1910.
“The images presented here bear witness to the great diversity of cultures, yet they also reflect the existence of similar needs, practices and activities in all societies. The custom of wearing masks, found at every latitude, for example...
This vivid photo-essay on "the great adventure" of discovery and exploration is drawn from the collection of the Royal Geographical Society in London. It begins with Stanley and Livingstone in Africa and proceeds through Asia and Oceania, the Americas, and the Middle East. The work of twenty-three intrepid photographers is included.
No opportunity was overlooked to flaunt wealth and status in Italian palazzi. From the Middle Ages these buildings, often family residences, incorporated anything from phantasmagoric ballrooms and theaters, to intimate salons which attracted illuminati and patrons of the arts, who could bask in the work of the most talented and passionate artists and architects of their time.
This gorgeous volume leads us century by century, from the 1300s to 1900, through the palaces of Colonna, Farnese, and Altemps, where, within their secret rooms, the papal throne was disputed throughout the Middle Ages...
Ever since the advent of Modernism, the rebirth in Italy of classical Greek and Roman styles remains the basis for most modern architecture. Marco Bussaghi’s vast pictorial survey of Italian Rennaissance architecture reveals, with lush photographs, contemporary architectural drawings, maps and models, how geniuses such as Palladio Brunelleschi, and Alberti achieved perfect integration of their buildings with surrounding landscapes. Stunning interiors, such as those of the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, the Chiesa di San Bernardino in Urbino, and the Palazzo Farnese are all detailed with full-color photographs which beautifully capture the decor.
60s Lifestyle in Rome
The economic boom helped to encourage new fashions, fun and rejection of the rules. American films depicted and at the same time acted as a catalyst for this vast social mosaic. The unknown Turkish dancer Aiche Nana performed her legendary impromptu striptease at the Rugantino restaurant in Rome and the majors from the USA moved the sets for their blockbusters to the city, that was not only historical and hospitable, but also offered very low production costs. “Spartacus” and “Ben-Hur” created some momentum. Via Veneto filled up with stars, nobles...
The Pioneers of Everest
Photographs from the Royal Geographical Society, London
Mountains have left mankind awestruck since the beginning of time, with their beauty, mystery, danger, and spiritual appeal. The most forbidding of these, named after George Everest, who undertook in 1823 to survey the Himalayan mountain chain, has become the dernier cri for anyone adventurous (or crazy) enough to challenge the most inhospitable place on earth (also known as “The Third Pole”), the highest mountain on earth.
Retro environments appeal to both the individual and collective memory and evoke nostalgic feelings.
The projects included in this book are designed by such cutting edge firms as Autobahn, Dizel & Sate, Gensler, Greg Natale, JMA, Karim Rashid, Marc Newson, Sebastian CG Segers, Marcio Kogan, Pichiglas/ Alfonso de la Fuerta, Retrovius Reclamation and Design, Shaun Clarkson, Slade Architecture, Studio 63 and Wary Meyers Decorative Arts; projects include homes, shops and hotels...
This opulent yet useful and informative book presents the latest architectural and interior design projects of the leading firms operating in New York City.
Buildings featured include The Museum of Arts and Design, Renaissance Hotel, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Gramercy Park Hotel, Switch Building, The New York Times Building, 7 World Trade Center, The Tribeca Building and NYU Department of Philosophy; stores include the Catherine Malandrino Boutique...
Classic, Rare and Unseen
A veritable encyclopedia of murder, robbery, assassination, kidnapping and mayhem drawn from the incomparable archive of the Daily Mail, illustrated with previously unseen photographs and newspaper clippings that provide contemporaneous reporting.
More than 900 photographs depict a diabolical cast that includes Richard Hauptmann, John Wayne Gacy, John Gotti, Ian Brady, Myra Hindley, Buster Edwards, Dr. Crippen, Indonesia's Suharto, Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, Derek Bentley, Timothy McVeigh, Bonnie & Clyde, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and Al Capone.
Unless we’re actual combatants, the lens through which we view war is almost always that of the war correspondent, using either images, or words, or both. Here is an oversized volume which portrays in stark, and often horrifying detail how wars were documented over the past two centuries, since the dawn of photography. Graphics, propaganda posters, newspaper headlines, and other ephemera are liberally interspersed, as are seldom seen photos of lesser known wars.
The Atlantic Story
Essays by Greil Marcus, Lenny Kaye, Robert Christgau, David Fricke, Barney Hoskyns, Nat Hentoff, Will Friedwauld, Robert Gordon & Vincent Aletti. Contributors include: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Robert Plant, Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Phil Spector, Jack Bruce, Jewel, Tori Amos, Cher, Booker T., Rufus Thomas, Steven Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young, Yes, Greg Allman, Genesis, Phil Collins, Blues Brothers, Stevie Nicks and many, many more.