Great Expectations and Hard Times
The Nonesuch Dickens
The story of Pip, whose childhood encounter with the convict Magwitch brings him the curse of money and the 'great expectations' that end in disillusion, is accompanied by Hard Times, with its vision of the industrial city and Mr Gradgrind’s insistence on ‘nothing but fact’. Slightly off-mint.
The Nonesuch Dickens
'Of all my books,' wrote Dickens, 'I like this the best.' The story of David Copperfield's trials and tribulations and ultimate happiness reflects elements of Dickens's own life, and presents some memorable characters, including Mr Micawber and Uriah Heep. Slightly off-mint.
The Nonesuch Dickens
Taking aim at the legal profession, Dickens’s epic satire follows the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce as it steam-rollers over the lives and aspirations of a huge cast of characters, including Inspector Bucket, Lady Dedlock and the spontaneously combusting Krook. Slightly off-mint.
One Man Against Slavery
Subtitled One Man Against Slavery, this volume tells through the narrative work of African-American gouache artist Jacob Lawrence the story of white man John Brown’s 1859 raid on a US government arsenal to arm Virginia’s slaves and help them take back their freedom through violence. 10”x8”, colour throughout
The Architecture and Design of Rockwell Group
This catalogue of the architecture and design of leading American firm Rockwell Group includes high-quality photography and text descriptions of many projects, and in some cases images of the artwork which inspired their designs for theatres, hotels, stadiums, restaurants, casinos and other spaces. 13”x10”, colour throughout
The Art of the Jewish Marriage Contract
The custom of illuminating the traditional Jewish marriage contract, the ketubbah, developed over the past four centuries into a rich and varied folk art throughout Northern Europe, Italy and the Near East. Produced in conjunction with the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, this beautiful volume contains full-colour plates of 61 examples from its outstanding collection, and offers a vivid and fascinating account of the marriage customs and daily life of diverse Jewish communities.
All art is autobiographical, claimed Federico Fellini; 'even if I tried to make a film about a fillet of sole it would be about me'. Using previously unpublished material from family archives and the Fondazione Federico Fellini, this sumptuous book is a tribute to the director's vast cinematic output. Covering all his films, including the Palme d'Or winner La Dolce Vita, it is a major tribute to one of Italy's cultural icons.
The International Tennis Federation
A Century of Contribution to Tennis
Inspired by earlier racquet games, lawn tennis was devised in the 1870s; it quickly became established around the world with prestigious championships and competitions and the formation of the International Lawn Tennis Federation in 1913. This illustrated history celebrates the Federation’s role in the development of the sport, standardizing the rules of the early game, popularizing it beyond its original heartlands (the ‘Lawn’ was dropped in 1977) and evolving tennis at the elite level from amateur beginnings to today’s professional sport.
Culture on the Edge
The Tibetan way of life is changing fast, with new transport links and communications infrastructure bringing ever more tourists and technology. The environment itself is also in jeopardy as the region heats up and glaciers that feed important water sources flowing into China, India and Pakistan recede. This photographic portfolio presents studies of the striking people, landscapes and customs of Tibet with reference to how these modern threats are affecting the country's traditional devotional Buddhist culture.
Jerusalem Stone and Spirit
3000 Years of History and Art
As the spiritual centre of the world's three monotheistic religions, Jerusalem has for 3,000 years been a crossroads of art, architecture and history. This volume tells its story from a new point of view, blending a richly detailed historical account of the city from the time of King David to the early 20th century, with art and artefacts from across the world that illustrate Jerusalem's cultural and spiritual significance far beyond the earthly city.