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Kaminsky, Stuart M.
Previous owner's signature on ffep.207pp.
Severn House, 1980, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Hardback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0727806041
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Inventory #20475
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Aaron, Shara and Bearden, Monica
This book emphasises that chocolate is much more than just a sweet treat. It encompasses a culture, a cuisine, a treatment and much more. Here you will learn how to savour and expand the sensual experience that is chocolate. The history and culture of the product is traced around the world and that eaten in moderation, it can have healing powers. Enticing recipes will bring your appreciation of this gift from Mother Nature to a new level. 213pp.
Prometheus Books, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781591026532
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Inventory #20074
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Korom Jr., Joseph J.
The skyscraper is an American invention that has captured the public's imagination for over a century. The tall building is wholly manmade and borne in the minds of those with both slide rules and computers. This is the story of the skyscraper's rise and the recognition of those individuals who contributed to its development. This volume is unique; its approach, information, and images are fresh and telling. The text examines America's first tall buildings - the result of twelve years of in-depth research by an accomplished and published architect and architectural historian.Over 300 compelling photographs, charts, and notes make this the ultimate tool of reference for this subject. Biographies woven throughout with period norms, politics and lifestyles help to place featured skyscrapers in context. Quite simply, there is no book like this. The text, carefully and insightfully written, is clear, concise, and easily digestible, the text being the product of well-documented original research written in an informative tone. "The American Skyscraper 1850-1940: A Celebration of Height" is a richly documented journey of a fascinating topic, and it promises to be a superb addition to libraries, schools of architecture, students of architecture, and lovers of art. 540pp.
Branden Books, 2008, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9780828321884
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Inventory #20927
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.09 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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King, Andrew (editor); Belisle, Jocelyne (editor); Eisler, Lawrence (editor)
This book discusses changing ideas about the nature and function of the city as an essential cultural network, one that each of its inhabitants participates in, whether consciously or unconsciously. The city acts as a backdrop to everyday life and influences the ways in which individuals interact with a greater cultural community. How would life be different for us as individuals if we lived in a different kind of city? What interventions can be made at an architectural level to make our city a more engaging place to live? In this theoretical discussion and visual display of urbanism, vital connections are made between modernism as an international movement and its manifestations in Canadian architecture. With contributions from experts in diverse fields of inquiry, the book offers a discussion of the dynamic relationship between form and culture in word and picture. 170pp. N.B. Front cover slightly marked.
University of Calgary Press, 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1552381056
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Inventory #10939
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Gray, Francine Du Plessix
This is a biography of the proto-feminist French author Louise Colet (1810-1876) incorporating numerous aspects of mid-19th-century European women's lives. Notoriously tempestuous and beautiful, Louise Colet is best known as the greatest love of Gustave Flaubert; as one of his models for Emma Bovary; and as the recipient of some of Flaubert's most treasured letters. What is less known is that at the apogee of her career she was, after George Sand, the most famous woman writer in France, a prolific author fluent in poetry, fiction, historical essays and journalism (she won the Academie Francaise poetry prize four times). A mistress of Alfred de Vigny, Victor Hugo and Leconte de Lisle, she was known as "the muse" and presided over one of the most popular salons of mid-19th-century Paris. 432pp.
Hamish Hamilton, 1994, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0241132568
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Inventory #26825
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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