Remembering 1914–18, Great War Britain
The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment was the destination for many of Lancaster’s young men in 1914. This study of the city’s experience of the war draws on regimental records as well as first-hand accounts and contemporary documents and photographs.
El Greco to Velázquez
Art During the Reign of Philip III
Painting in Spain in the early 17th century developed a more naturalistic style, with an increased attention to detail in the picture space and the emergence of still life and genre scenes as subjects for artists. This illustrated volume analyses the late paintings of El Greco and the early career of Velázquez as well as the work of more than a dozen influential but lesser known painters.
Good Without Gluten
With an emphasis on respecting dietary restrictions without compromising on texture or flavour, the chefs from the noted Parisian patisserie No-Glu share a collection of 65 gluten-free dishes such as Focaccia with Fresh Herbs, Pear Almond Muffins, Smoked Duck and Caramelised Leek Quiche, and California Pizza. Detailed information about the flours, grains, starches, oils and dairy substitutes used in the recipes is included.
Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
‘Look into my eyes, tyrant! They’re the eyes of a man who would die for liberty!’ Thus spake Captain America. He is just one of the superheroes profiled in this essential guide to all things Marvel. After the directory of characters, giving information on each master’s awesome powers and missions, there are sections on mystic realms, mechanoids, iconic artefacts and key events in the Marvel universe.
Modern Scandinavian Design
This extensively researched, highly illustrated guide to the everyday design traditions of the Nordic countries since 1925, an aesthetic which is broadly underpinned by a shared belief in social equality, ranges from decorative pieces to lighting, furniture and architecture. The authors explore the influences that characterize each country's contrasting output, such as the Danish philosophy of Hygge, the Finnish preference for functionality, the ethical approach favoured by Sweden and the rich folk heritage of Norway.
The Arts of Intimacy
Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture
In a well-illustrated study of ‘the lost memory of Castile’, the authors explore the dynamic intermingling of Arabic, Hebrew and Latin elements in medieval Castilian visual and literary culture. The book includes a chronology, genealogies and an extensive bibliographic essay on sources and readings.
Great British Village Show
Royal Horticultural Society
With a foreword by village fair stalwart Alan Titchmarsh and advice from cookery teacher Thane Prince and gardening expert Matthew Biggs, this illustrated compendium offers a unique insight into the particularities of a great British tradition. It looks at the RHS guidelines on selecting and presenting produce and includes interviews with show veterans and tried-and-tested recipes for cakes, chutneys and jams.
The Independent Eye: Contemporary British Art
The collection of Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie comprises modern and contemporary British art from the last 40 years, particularly major works by Caulfield, Hodgkin and Kitaj, and 50 works by John Hoyland. This exhibition catalogue examines this period through the lens of the collection, with essays by several leading critics and art historians. These are followed by biographies of each artist and large scale reproductions of their works. A CDROM of the images is also included.