The Country House
Material Culture and Consumption
Studying the country house in Britain and Europe as site, product and process of consumption, this volume of 19 illustrated papers explores the complex flows of goods, people and ideas in houses such as Stoneleigh Abbey, Wrest Park and the Dundas properties, Aske Hall and Moor Park. The book is in five parts: elites and consumption; continuity and heritage; eastern connections, adoptions and imitations; country house interiors as lived spaces; and presentation.
The National Gallery Landscapes
20 Cards to Pull Out and Send
This set of postcards features high quality, matt reproductions of some of the finest landscape paintings in the National Gallery’s collection, including works by Edouard Manet, Georges Seurat, JMW Turner, Akseli Gallen-Kallela and John Constable.
Mikhail Piotrovsky and the Hermitage
This history provides an account of one of the world's greatest museums from its foundation by Catherine the Great to the present. It also profiles the current director, Mikhail Piotrovsky, who inherited the role from his father. Colour illustrations feature many of the museum's treasures.
The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu
The Quest for this Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures
When the political chaos of 2012 allowed jihadists to surge across Mali, librarians and archivists secretly worked to hide thousands of Timbuktu’s precious ancient manuscripts. This book combines first-hand reporting of those modern events with the story of Timbuktu’s past as a medieval centre of learning and as the mysterious city that inspired decades of dangerous expeditions by Westerners in search of its fabled wealth. Slightly off-mint.
Survey of London XXXVIII (Off-mint)
The Museums Area of South Kensington and Westminster
Covering more than 20 important buildings, including the South Kensington museums and the Royal Albert Hall, this volume provides a detailed historical and architectural record, illustrated with architectural plans, elevations and photographs. Off-mint. No jacket.