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  • A History of Love and Hate in 21 Statues

    £9.99

    A History of Love and Hate in 21 Statues

    Why is it easy to hate and difficult to love? When societies fracture into warring tribes, we demonise those who oppose us. We tear down our statues, forgetting that what begins with the destruction of statues, often leads to the killing of people. Blending history, philosophy and psychology, A History of Love and Hate in 21 Statues is a compelling exploration of identity and power. This remarkable book spans every continent, religion and era, through the creation and destruction of 21 statues from Hatshepsut and the Buddhas of Bamiyan to Mendelssohn, Edward Colston and Frederick Douglass.

    £9.99
  • The Bookseller of Florence

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    The Bookseller of Florence

    This is an exhilarating and untold account of a Florentine bookseller working at the frontiers of human knowledge, and the epochal shift from script to print that defined the Renaissance. The Renaissance in Florence conjures images of beautiful frescoes and elegant buildings – the dazzling handiwork of the city’s artists and architects. But equally important were geniuses of another kind: Florence’s manuscript hunters, scribes, scholars and booksellers, who blew the dust off a thousand years of history and, through the discovery and diffusion of ancient knowledge, imagined a new and enlightened world. At the heart of this activity was a remarkable bookseller: Vespasiano da Bisticci. Besides repositories of ancient wisdom by the likes of Plato, Aristotle and Cicero, his books were works of art in their own right, copied by talented scribes and illuminated by the finest miniaturists.

    £10.99
  • The Sustainable Home

    £14.99

    The Sustainable Home

    Handy and inspirational tips and lists – how to reduce plastic consumption, clean with eco-friendly products and working with the seasons to bring the outdoors inside. A beautifully produced book on interiors with a focus on sustainability and wellbeing and creating a home with the environment in mind.

    £14.99
  • Bird

    £20.00

    Bird

    A collection of the most beautiful and unusual contemporary photography projects on birds.

    SKU: 9781910566718 Category: Tag:
    £20.00
  • The Emperors of Byzantium

    £25.00

    The Emperors of Byzantium

    Here is a compelling and vivid narrative history of one of the founding civilizations of the modern world, the Byzantine empire, evocatively told through the lives of its 92 emperors. The Byzantine empire was one of the most successful states of the Middle Ages, ruling over a huge terrain straddling Europe and western Asia for an unrivalled eleven hundred years. Yet its history remains largely unfamiliar. This chronicle brings this majestic yet turbulent period to life through the lives of its emperors – supreme military commander, Head of State and God’s representative on earth, no less.

    £25.00
  • Work from Shed

    £25.00

    Work from Shed

    Remote working is here to stay. More people than ever before are finding it’s not just possible to work from home but much more productive, affordable and – as this book will show you – inspiring. For of all the places to create a workspace in your home, the garden offers a unique opportunity for architects to innovate. From visually arresting structures that transform the experience of working to plant-covered studios built in harmony with nature, the photography and informative text will show you just what can be built in a backyard.

    SKU: 9781914314124 Category: Tag:
    £25.00
  • Muse

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    Muse

    The perception of the muse is that of a passive, powerless model, at the mercy of an influential and older artist. But is this trope a romanticised myth? Far from posing silently, muses have brought emotional support, intellectual energy, career-changing creativity and practical help to artists. This book tells the true stories of the incredible muses who have inspired art history’s masterpieces. From Leonardo da Vinci’s studio to the covers of Vogue, art historian, critic and writer Ruth Millington uncovers the remarkable role of muses in some of art history’s most well-known and significant works.

    £14.99
  • The Musical Human

    £12.99

    The Musical Human

    ‘The Musical Human’ takes us on an exhilarating journey across the ages – from Bach to BTS and back – to explore the vibrant relationship between music and the human species. With insights from a wealth of disciplines, world-leading musicologist Michael Spitzer renders a global history of music on the widest possible canvas, looking at music in our everyday lives; music in world history; and music in evolution, from insects to apes, humans to AI. Through this journey we begin to understand how music is central to the distinctly human experiences of cognition, feeling and even biology, both widening and closing the evolutionary gaps between ourselves and animals in surprising ways. The book boldly puts the case that music is the most important thing we ever did; it is a fundamental part of what makes us human.

    £12.99
  • The Mindful Photographer

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    The Mindful Photographer

    The hurried person’s guide to mindful photography, peaceful contemplation and a slow creative practice, including hands-on assignments, enlightening concepts and inspirational stories. In a world where millions of images are shot at every moment of every day and where fast-paced environments exhaust and stifle creativity, ‘The Mindful Photographer’ proposes an antidote: slowing down.

    SKU: 9780500545539 Category: Tag:
    £14.99
  • Penned and Painted

    £25.00

    Penned and Painted

    Lucy Freeman Sandler, one of one of the world’s most respected authorities on medieval art, takes us on a personal but highly insightful exploration of some of the British Library’s most precious manuscript holdings and describes the many uses and meanings of these ß books in books’. Through the fascinating face-to-face discovery of 60 manuscripts, she investigates the various types and forms of books as depicted in the era. How were they produced and what did they look like? What do they tell us of the lives and skills of the scribes and illuminators? What did these books record and signify? How were they displayed, consumed and how did some of these objects of supreme beauty even come to be wantonly destroyed?

    SKU: 9780712354363 Category: Tag:
    £25.00
  • BBC Proms 2022

    £8.99

    BBC Proms 2022

    The BBC Proms is the world’s biggest and longest-running classical music festival and one of the jewels in the crown for the BBC. Held every summer at the Royal Albert Hall in London, it is one of the strongest brand names in the music world and attracts a glittering array of artists and orchestras. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or an experienced Prommer, watching at home or listening on radio or online, this guide provides a companion to a remarkable summer of music, which you can treasure and return to in years to come.

    SKU: 9781912114115 Category: Tags: , ,
    £8.99
  • English Garden Eccentrics

    £30.00

    English Garden Eccentrics

    A highly original study of eccentric English garden-makers and their extraordinary gardens 

    SKU: 9781913107260 Category: Tag:
    £30.00