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A guide to the ancient Olympic Games. It traces their mythological and religious origins, and describes the events, the sacred ceremony and the celebrations that were an essential part of the Olympic festival. It covers the diet and medical treatment of athletes, sponsorship, patronage, propaganda and revivals of the Games.
A sourcebook of hundreds of designs drawn from the work of artists and craftsmen throughout time, from the Pacific cultures of Oceania to the rich and varied heritage of Ancient Greece. It includes an informative introduction and a selection of illustrated patterns.
By Joe Cribb
Eric Gill 1882-1940 is one of the twentieth century's most controversial artists. This title focuses on the clarity of Gill's drawn and cut line. It explores his genius as a letter cutter, wood engraver, sculptor and typographer in the light of his refined finished drawings and preparatory sketches.
For most ancient Egyptians, life on earth was short. But death was not an end; it was merely the entering of a new phase of being. They believed that the afterlife was a real place, but various obstacles and judgements had to be overcome to reach it. This book reveals...
The Aztecs established a great empire in central Mexico about 600 years ago, before the arrival of the Spanish under Hernan Cortes in 1519. They were a warlike people who exacted tribute from other people. This work offers a selection of pictures for children to colour, based on the powerful...
Shah Abbas I was one of Iran's most influential leaders. This book brings together an array of treasures that were given to Iran's shrines during Shah Abbas' reign. It traces the story of the Safavid dynasty 1501-1722, a period of dynamic religious and political development in Iran.
Includes a 12-page foldout timeline which can be detached and displayed on a wall or noticeboard, offering a visual reference to the key periods, events and developments of Islamic civilizations from approximately the 7th to the 19th centuries AD. This title offers introductions to each of the periods and dynasties.
Coinciding with a major refit of the medieval galleries at the British Museum, this book presents some of the highlights, concentrating on the period 1050-1500. The pieces are photographed superbly in full colour, each with a description on the facing page.