Author: Stephen Jay Schneider
Both casual travelers and dedicated history buffs will relish this visitor's guide to palaces, cathedrals, temples, battlefields, homes of great artists and statesmen--places and monuments that bear witness to thousands of years of human history. Packed with vivid color photos and detailed textual entries 1001 Amazing Places You Must See Before You Die carries its readers off to places that include: Prehistoric Sites: Stonehenge, England; the Lescaux Cave Paintings, France, and others. Battlefields: Waterloo, Belgium; Gettysburg, U.S.A.; Hastings, England; Ypres, Belgium, and others. Buildings and Monuments: St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow; Nishi Hogan-Ji (Buddhist temple), Kyoto, Japan; St. Paul's Cathedral, London; the Eiffel Tower, Paris; the Empire State Building, New York City; the Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy; the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem; the Pyramids, Egypt; and many others. Homes of the Famous and Infamous: Mozart's Birthplace, Salzburg, Austria; Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, England; Jane Austen's home, Chawton, England; Hitler's retreat at Berchtesgaden, near Munich, Germany; and many others. Published in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this book upholds their mission to pass on information about the legacy of our past to future generations. 1001 Amazing Places You Must See Before You Die makes a great book for browsing, an idea-packed source for vacation planning, a handy reference volume for students of history, and a sheer pleasure for the general reader.
Author: Richard Cavendish
Publisher: Chartwell Books
1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is a visual testament to the beauty, grace, and fortitude of the world's greatest architectural achievements. Beginning in the ancient and Near East, the book explores buildings from the Byzantine and Gothic architecture of the Middle Ages through to splendid contemporary innovations. The book is not only concerned with size - it also includes some of the world's most remarkable domestic buildings, such as the Mongolian yurt and houses of the American pioneers, as well as railway buildings, chapels, casinos, concert halls, gentlemen's clubs, and museums, cherished often for the way they represent and capture a particular moment in history. Comprehensive and concise entries contain essential information on what is special about the buildings, their structural processes, and the social, political and geographical considerations of the architects who designed them. An aspiring visual testimony to the extraordinary creative capabilities of the architects, engineers, and builders, this book also contains information on the tools and methods they used. 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die is the complete companion to the outstanding architecture of the world.
You Must See Before You Die
Author: Mark Irving
Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
With over 1.75 million copies sold worldwide, this book is a must-have for all movie lovers! This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Selected and authored by a team of international film critics, every profile is packed with details, plot summaries and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film’s history. Each entry offers a fresh look at some the greatest films of all time. This all-new edition has been updated with: New films that span the globe ; Detailed, full-color images ;Key quotations from the movies ; More movie posters than ever ; Up-to-date facts and movie trivia. Learn the complete history of filmmaking, from silent-era sensations such as D.W. Griffith’s controversial "The Birth of a Nation" to recent Oscar nominees like "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Mad Max: Fury Road." Discover little-known facts about Hollywood’s most memorable musicals, greatest dramas, noteworthy documentaries, screwball comedies, classic westerns, action and adventure films, and more. Movie lovers of all stripes will thoroughly enjoy this must-have compilation.
Author: Steven Jay Schneider,Ian Haydn Smith
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Category: Performing Arts
1001 Gardens is an extraordinary showcase of the best examples of man's artistic taming of nature from the world's most outstanding landscape gardeners. From the famous gardens of the Moorish Alhambra to hidden gems, such as the Leichtag family's Healing Garden, created for patients at the San Diego Children's Hospital, this lavishly illustrated guide will delight both lovers of natural beauty and gardeners alike. Covering the entire globe, the guide presents the very best example of every gardening style, whether it is the inspirational European floral display of impressionist painter Claude Monet's garden at Giverny in France or the exuberant diversity of the lush tropical gardens of Bali. Everywhere, gardens speak of the intimate relationship between man and the environment. Worldwide and from person to person our conceptions of beauty may differ, but gardeners are united in their desire to create visions of heaven on earth, places that stimulate the imagination and restore the spirit.
Author: Rae Spencer-Jones
Presents a chronological look at the history of art through the examination of great works, from prehistoric cave paintings to contemporary installation art pieces.
From Cave Painting to Street Art
Author: Stephen Farthing
Publisher: Universe Publishing
Vacation travelers seeking truly unusual destinations and unforgettable experiences will find a wealth of ideas in this beautiful volume that represent a genuine escape from the merely ordinary.
Author: Helen Arnold
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
Lists top-recommended works by master composers from the past and present, providing a critical assessment of specific recordings and performances as identified by a team of leading music experts.
Author: Matthew Rye,Steven Isserlis
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Introduces more than one thousand historically important sites from around the world and discusses what makes each one so unique.
Author: Richard Cavendish,Kōichirō Matsuura
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Presents a year-by-year chronicle of comic books, graphic novels, and manga worldwide, from the earliest one-off albums to the latest in online comics and including some series and characters that have run for decades.
The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Manga
Author: Terry Gilliam
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Category: Literary Criticism
From the bestselling 1001 series, comes a collection of 1001 quotations from numerous brilliant minds of the Ancient World through to the present day. With quotes from everyone including Marcus Aurelius, Sun Tzu, Shakespeare and Nietzsche through to Ellen DeGeneres, Nelson Mandela, Mark Zuckerberg and Monty Python's Flying Circus, there is an immense range of ideas, witticisms and musings to ponder. The quotations cover a wide range of topics, including art and literature, culture, philosophy, politics, psychology and religion, made accessible and brought to life by being placed in their historical contexts and accompanied by a wealth of illustrations.
Author: Robert Arp
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Whether readers play for fun or for serious sport, this guide will encourage them to live their ultimate golfing fantasies at the world's premier courses. Each golf course has been selected for its interest either as a challenge to play, a place of outstanding beauty, a famous occurrence, or the brilliance of its design.
Author: Jeff Barr
Publisher: Ronnie Sellers Productions
Category: Sports & Recreation
Features artists, art, and architecture of the period, including the frescos of Giotto, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, and the works of Caravaggio, Botticelli, Titian, Durer, and Massacio.
Author: Stephen Farthing,David Hawcock
Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
Get ready to obsess over the last twenty-five years of pop culture hits, misses, and cult classics. THE MUST LIST is an elegantly packaged, gift-worthy compilation of 100 top 25 lists celebrating the best in TV, movies, music, and books from the editors of Entertainment Weekly.
Ranking the Best in 25 Years of Pop Culture
Author: Editors of Entertainment Weekly
Publisher: Liberty Street
Category: Performing Arts
Beginning with an introduction highlighting the "25 Things We've Forgotten About 1990", this full-color, illustrated deep-dive into the past twenty-five years of obsessive pop-culture coverage features the magazine's incisive criticism, trademark humor, and 2,500 amazing moments.
Featured topics include: Greatest Villains, One-Hit Wonders, Best Superheroes, Mobsters, Zombies, Dystopias, Shocking Snubs, Unsexiest Sexy Moments, British Imports, Memorable Deaths, Late Night Comedy Wars, and many more binge-worthy lists.
Welcome to the book of the 1001 paintings you must see before you die - these are the paintings you should never have missed and the ones you want to see again and again. The author's unrivalled knowledge and first-hand experience of looking at works of art enables him to select those that are truly the most memorable. Included are the popular paintings that the public flock to see; the key works that are most breathtaking for their extraordinary power and beauty; those that were turning points in the history of art and changed the face of art forever; those that have become legendary because of the stories and anecdotes that lie behind them and their acquisition; those that cause famous scandals; those that contain fascinating details that most people miss; and those that you never knew about.Beautifully designed and presented, the book can be used in a variety of ways: cross-referenced by location of paintings in each country, it is an essential reference book to take with you when you travel abroad; cross referenced by artist's nationality, it enables you to make your own critical assessment of the artistic achievement of each nation. This is a collector's must for the bookshelf.
Author: Geoff Dyer,Stephen Farthing
Category: Art appreciation