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The author started writing as a child. By seven wanted to be an architect. By twenty-four had become a builder. By thirty-four had become an architect registered and working in the UK. At the age of fifty he decided that architecture as a discipline was a social science of some...
Christopher Dresser 1834-1904 was arguably the first British industrial designer, working in a variety of media, and this 1862 work was his most influential book. Highly illustrated, it describes how to incorporate ornament into design, and encouraged the rising middle classes to decorate their homes themselves.
The fourth edition (on which this edition is based) of The Divine Companion was published by Henry Playford in 1722. It was a seminal publication in being the first anthology of church music to include anthems intended for amateur rather than professional singers, who might have no organ or other...
By Mark Duffy
Louth Rediscovered is a photography book with the most concise collection of Louth heritage sites. County Louth is known for being the smallest county in Ireland, but did you know that it also has the largest number of heritage sites per capita outside of Dublin? Join landscape photographer...
In a time before air travel or radio, Burton Holmes set out across the globe. The "world's greatest traveler" visited nearly every country on the planet, bringing home more than 30,000 photographs, 500,000 feet of film, and unbelievable travel stories that first exposed America to some of these far-flung, mysterious...
By Brian Dilg
Combining science and photography, Brian Dilg explores the reasons behind Why You Like This Photo.