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Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners
ISBN: HB: 9781851245307, Bodleian Library Publishing, November 2020
256 pp., 22.8x17.6 cm, 150 colour illus.
Before the advent of commercial transatlantic flights in the early 1950s, the only way to travel between continents was by sea. In the golden age of ocean liners, between the late nineteenth century and the Second World War, shipping companies ensure...
Town Prints and Drawings of Britain Before 1800
ISBN: HB: 9781851245178, Bodleian Library Publishing, November 2020
224 pp., 23.8x27.8 cm, 116 colour illus.
Provincial towns in Britain grew in size and importance in the eighteenth century. Ports such as Glasgow and Liverpool greatly expanded, while industrial centres such as Birmingham and Manchester flourished. Market towns outside London developed as c...
Atlas of an Anxious Man
ISBN: PB: 9780857426314, Seagull Books, November 2020
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In "The Atlas of an Anxious Man", Christoph Ransmayr offers a mesmerizing travel diary – a sprawling tale of earthly wonders seen by a wandering eye. This is an exquisite, lyrically told travel story. Translated by Simon Pare, this unique account fol...
Tiny Hotels
ISBN: HB: 9783791386720, Prestel Publishing, September 2020
224 pp., 17x17 cm, 230 colour illus.
These days getting away from it all also means escaping the mundane atmosphere of big resorts and cookie-cutter experiences. Whether you are searching for a truly unique getaway in a beautiful corner of the world or looking for inspiration when desig...
Guide to Peril Strait and Wrangell Narrows, Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602234000, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, April 2020
150 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 6 maps, 5 charts, 10 halftones
Learning how to pilot a ship through Wrangell Narrows and Peril Strait is not an easy matter for a vessel operator new to the area, or even for those with experience. It takes time, patience, and a certain appetite for risk. The older generation of c...
Makers Paris The Artists, Artisans, and Iconoclasts Shaping the City
ISBN: HB: 9783791386225, Prestel Publishing, April 2020
256 pp., 27x21 cm, 225 colour illus.
This inspirational guide introduces you to the locals behind thirty-five of Paris's unique shops, studios, and more. Through beautifully illustrated spreads, immerse yourself in the daily practices of diverse creatives including fashion designer Isab...
World Heritage Japan
ISBN: PB: 9786164510111, Prestel Publishing, River Books, February 2020
232 pp., 25.4x25.4 cm, 184 colour and black&white illus.
Author and photographer John Lander takes the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites of Japan as a starting point for exploring the country's architecture, history, customer and festivals. Lander, who has lived in Japan for 35 years, travelled to al...
Prague University Town
ISBN: PB: 9788024640532, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, January 2020
216 pp., 26.6x20.3 cm, 141 colour plates, 1 halftone,
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! Prague has been a center of university education for centuries, and in this book, Josef Petran and Lydia Petranova guide us through the history and architecture of Prague's diverse univers...
Lahore: The Historic City The Historic City and Regional Cultural Heritage
ISBN: HB: 9783791358567, Prestel Publishing, November 2019
368 pp., 28x22 cm, 500 colour and black&white illus.
The cultural capital of Pakistan, and one of the world's most historically fascinating cities – Lahore – has retained much of its historic heritage despite centuries of turbulence. Today it remains a vibrant epicenter of commercial and cultural activ...
Paris: The City of Lights Pop-Up
ISBN: HB: 9788829701056, DAP, Marsilio Editori, November 2019
12 pp., 21.8x21.8 cm, 30 colour illus.
Not for sale in Estonia! Children's book author and illustrator extraordinaire Dario Cestaro (born 1971) presents the beauty of Paris through the spectacular paper architecture of a pop-up book. Cestaro takes young – and young at heart – readers t...