Britain in Pictures: ‘70s, ‘80s
(two volume set)
Compiled from the Press Association’s archives, these visual histories of Britain in the 1970s and 1980s evoke the spirit of each decade through reportage photographs of prominent personalities, events and scenes of everyday life, arranged chronologically and accompanied by detailed captions. The two items included in this set are:The 1970s (Read more...) The 1980s (Read more...)
Britain in Pictures: ‘40s, ‘50s, ‘60s
(three volume set)
Compiled from The Press Association’s archives, these visual histories of Britain in the mid 20th century evoke the spirit of each decade through reportage photographs of prominent personalities, events and scenes of everyday life, arranged chronologically and accompanied by detailed captions. The titles included in this set are: The 1940s (Read more...) The 1950s (Read more...) The 1960s (Read more...)
The Swinging Sixties
An Iconic Decade in Pictures
In this photographic portrait of the 1960s, drawn from the Mirrorpix archive, musicians, models, fashion designers, actors and artists dominate the ‘swinging’ scene; but amid the hair-dos, festivals and flower power, there’s also Bobby Moore kissing the World Cup and the new Concorde being wheeled out to meet its adoring fans.
A Place in History
Britain's Headline News Stories Remembered
Through archival and modern photographs, this book revisits the scenes of headline-grabbing events from 20th-century British history. Disasters such as the Crystal Palace fire of 1936 are commemorated, alongside the sporting triumph of Roger Bannister’s four-minute mile in Oxford and Liverpool’s cultural landmark – the Cavern Club. Comparing the appearance of these places then and now provides a pictorial record of the far-reaching social and economic changes that Britain has experienced.
Britain in Pictures
A young Julie Andrews as Cinderella, Colin Jackson in mid-flight over hurdles, Harold Wilson shrouded in pipe-smoke... This A–Z of outstanding personalities, captured in more than 400 reportage photographs, presents a century of sportsmen and women, actors and musicians, writers, artists, politicians, soldiers and royalty.
Fashion in Pictures
Pop stars and actors as well as models and society figures feature in this pictorial survey of fashion since 1900 through photographs taken for the Daily Mirror newspaper. From reportage images of Royal Ascot to studio fashion shots and tabloid-style photographs, the images reflect the changing times as well as changing attire.
Twentieth Century in Pictures
Since the beginning of passenger air travel, photographers have recorded the rich and famous as they arrive at their destination. These 300 images from the Press Association's archives form a gallery of 20th-century celebrity, from Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Britain in Pictures
Drawn from the Press Association’s archives, the photographs in this collection start with a penny-farthing race in 1932 and end with a jitterbug competition in 1939 – but in between are years of mass unemployment, fascists in London, the abdication crisis and the declaration of war.
Britain in Pictures
Milestones in aviation have always provided a good story and a good photograph, from the daredevil pioneers of powered flight and airship disasters of the early 20th century to the first flight of Concorde in 1969 and Richard Branson's contemporary space plane programme. This selection of 300 images from the Press Association archive mixes war aces, record-breakers and flying firsts to tell the story of aviation.
The Complete Book of Photography
The Essential Guide to Taking Better Photos
Although digital technology has simplified some aspects of photography, an understanding of lighting and composition is still necessary to take good images, and familiarity with the concepts of exposure, aperture and shutter speed is required for the more ambitious photographer. This highly illustrated guide advises on the relative merits of different types of cameras and considers digital file types, file management, retouching and printing as well as exploring photographic techniques for all types of subject matter.
The Classic Rollei
A Definitive Guide
The preferred tool of some of the best-known photographers of the 20th century, the Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera is renowned for its high-quality build and excellent lenses and remains highly capable as well as collectable today. This guide to the classic camera tells the history of the brand and profiles the different models manufactured between 1929 and 1981, exploring the lenses, shutters and accessories, giving tips on use and offering advice to anyone wishing to acquire one.
A Photographic Journal of Travels Through China 1894–1896
One of the most accomplished explorers and travel writers of the Victorian era, Isabella Bird (1831–1904) was a late convert to photography. In the 1890s she made three journeys to China, including 'some very serious travel' in remote and uncharted areas, and created an extensive photographic record of each arduous trek. This volume presents 180 reproductions of her 'Chinese pictures' (gelatin silver prints) along with captions taken from her books of 1898–1900 and a biographical essay.
On 29 May 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth, in an expedition organized by the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club. But there were several earlier British attempts to conquer the peak in the 1920s and 1930s. This stunning large format book, published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their achievement, presents hundreds of photos taken by the members of all these expeditions and concise but informative text. Off-mint.
A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos
Although the night sky is a beautiful and captivating sight, novice star-watchers can find it mysterious and unfathomable. So astronomer Mark Thompson has written these twelve chapters tracing the stars' movements through each month of the year; he also explains the history and key concepts of astronomy, gives tips on the best ways to observe the sky (even without a telescope) and describes the life cycle of stars.
Queen Elizabeth II
From bridesmaid to great-grandmother, this selection of photographs from the Press Association archives presents scenes from the life of possibly the most photographed woman in the world: Queen Elizabeth II. The photographs span a period of 80 years, from 1931 to 2011, and are mostly informal, whether Her Majesty is trooping the colour or the corgis. 20 snap out postcards.