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Love is everywhere in Persian poetry and can be interpreted in various ways: as mystic love, the basis of the relationship between humans and God; even as patriotic love for Iran. This title offers a collection of Persian love poetry that is illustrated with images from the British Museum's world.
By Anna Maude
London has provided a rich subject for the many artists, satirists, map-makers and engravers who have tried to make a lasting record of their impressions of the city. This book brings together and interprets images of the changing faces of London, featuring never-before-seen works from the rich collection of the...
Trees - actual, mythical and metaphorical - are at the heart of mankind's relationship with the natural and supernatural world, a relationship that serves as a powerful index of both ecological and spiritual well-being. This title features a range of art and artefacts offering a cross-cultural approach to the subject.
By Steve Biddle
Unfolds to reveal forty eight coloured double sided sheets of origami paper. This gift includes materials and illustrated instructions for making a range of origami creations from birds to flowers, animals to insects, all inspired by Japanese masters such as Hiroshige, Utamaro and Hokusai.
The powerful image that the kings of Egypt presented to their subjects was so awe inspiring and captivating that people today are still impressed by the compelling stories and imposing statuary of the Pharaoh. This title reveals that the reality of Egyptian kingship was often much more complex.
By John Curtis
Presents the relationship between horses and humans through the ages and reveals the immense influence of horses on human history. This title explores how people and cultures have been characterized by the horse and its central role in society, in peace and war, in mythology and literature.
By Maggie Black
Explores the relationship between food, religion and the ever-widening gap between the tables of the rich and the poor. This book has been thoughtfully adapted for the modern kitchen, whilst retaining the true essence of dining in medieval Britain. It is illustrated with scenes of food, feasting and cooking from...
By Barrie Cook
Explores the role of money and medals in William Shakespeares world and work. This title presents an account of Shakespeare's cosmopolitan world. It is illustrated with images that bring to life the rich material culture that shaped Shakespeare's writings and his age.
Power; the power of the gods; the power of Greek cities; the power of the human body: all these were celebrated at the ancient Olympic Games. This title revolves around the Games of 416 BC a turning point in Greek politics when a cold war between Athens and other major...