10,000 Years of Art is a compact guide to world art, offering a fresh perspective on the whole of art history from 8,000 BC to the present day. Organized in chronological order, the 500 works of art presented here cover all cultures (not just western) and represent the finest examples of fine and de..
Take a journey through the makers and shapers of celluloid history. From horror to romance, noir to slapstick, adventure to tragedy, Western to new wave, this selection gathers the greats of 20th-century cinema into one indispensable guide to movie gold.The collection is arranged chronologically and..
Of all building materials in the world, brick is one of the most enduring and ubiquitous. Traces of brickmaking date back to 7500 BC and fired brick first made its appearance in about 3500 BC. Since then, the trusty brick has shown amazing resilience and remains one of the mainstays of contemporary ..
Not so very long ago, some might have considered wood a material of the past, long since replaced by more modern components such as concrete and steel. The truth is radically different. Bolstered by new manufacturing techniques and ecological benefits, wood has seen a fabulous resurgence in contempo..
Voyeuristic. Inspirational. Entertaining. One thousand blank journals are currently circulating throughout the world, beckoning contributors who find the journals by chance on trains, in cafs, and anonymously left on doorsteps. Artist Someguy shares more than 250 of the best entries: a collage of Af..
This is a book both broad and deep, drawing from the diverse worlds of classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, country, folk, musicals, hip-hop, world, opera, soundtracks, and more. It's arranged alphabetically by artist to create the kind of unexpected juxtapositions that break down genre bias and broad..
Using contemporary sources, photographs and meticulous research 'The 1960s Look' walks you through the decade telling you how men, women and children dressed and how you too can achieve the '1960s Look'. The 1960s, known as the 'Swinging Sixties', are recognised as a landmark decade both by those w..
A photographic exploration of the most revolutionary year of the twentieth century: 1968. Social unrest, political turmoil, and cultural upheaval: that is what comes to mind when most people think about 1968. That landmark year includes everything from the Summer of Love to the space missions that ..
Featured in this massive 600-page collection of Residential are houses as diverse in range and style as the countries in which they are located. From country estates to beachfront holiday retreats,lakeside houses to hip urban dwellings, the one thing all these houses share is quality design. Accompa..
Features more than 100 exciting bars, restaurants and nightspots Bars come in all shapes and sizes, offering everything from quiet and relaxed to loud and energetic. A bar might simply be a place to have a drink with a friend, or a venue where you can dance to music mixed by your favourite DJ, or ..