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The Treasures Of Venice Pop Up

Author : Dario Cestaro
ISBN : 883171502X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 84.86 MB
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Learn about some of the most famous landmarks in the city of Venice in this colorful pop-up book.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Wonders Of Florence

Author : Dario Cestaro
ISBN : 8831719211
Genre : Art
File Size : 50.11 MB
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The first pop-up book on Florence. Dario Cestaro’s spectacular drawings and paper architecture reveal Florence and its treasures in a pop-up book telling the city’s history with straightforward texts and interesting facts. This fascinating journey in colored pages shaped into Florence’s most celebrated landmarks will help even younger children to recognize the main buildings: the cathedral with its famous ogival dome; the Palazzo Vecchio with its great tower and crenellated walls; the Palazzo Pitti, once the Medicis’ majestic ducal residence; the Ponte Vecchio, the iconic bridge over the Arno with its historic craft shops; the Church of Santa Croce, which contains tombs and monuments to many illustrious persons (Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo).
Category: Art

Magnificent Milan

Author : Dario Cestaro
ISBN : 8831721216
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 41.76 MB
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The first pop-up book on Milan, a 3-D guide for children and adults. Milan revealed by the spectacular paper architecture of Dario Cestaro, in a pop-up book that recounts the city’s history in simple texts and curious anecdotes. A fascinating journey through colorful pages that turn into Milan’s most famous buildings, helping even the youngest of readers to recognize its principal landmarks: the Duomo, with its soaring spires; the Castello Sforzesco, with its imposing battlement walls; the Teatro alla Scala, temple of opera; the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, a medieval treasure chest dedicated to the city’s patron saint; the Stazione Centrale, with its daring vaults of iron and glass; and the city’s new skyline, redesigned by skyscrapers over 200 meters in height.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Simon Reynolds
ISBN : 1429968583
Genre : Music
File Size : 79.21 MB
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One of The Telegraph's Best Music Books 2011 We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band re-formations and reunion tours, expanded reissues of classic albums and outtake-crammed box sets, remakes and sequels, tribute albums and mash-ups . . . But what happens when we run out of past? Are we heading toward a sort of culturalecological catastrophe where the archival stream of pop history has been exhausted? Simon Reynolds, one of the finest music writers of his generation, argues that we have indeed reached a tipping point, and that although earlier eras had their own obsessions with antiquity—the Renaissance with its admiration for Roman and Greek classicism, the Gothic movement's invocations of medievalism—never has there been a society so obsessed with the cultural artifacts of its own immediate past. Retromania is the first book to examine the retro industry and ask the question: Is this retromania a death knell for any originality and distinctiveness of our own?
Category: Music

Damien Hirst Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable

Author : Damien Hirst
ISBN : 1906967822
Genre : Art
File Size : 61.24 MB
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This exquisite limited-edition book with leather-ribbed spine presents a series of drawings on vellum and paper, rendered in a range of mediums including silverpoint, ink, lapis lazuli pigment and gold leaf. Complete with scrawled annotations and collection stamps, the Renaissance-style drawings depict each of the 100 artworks that constitute Damien Hirst's Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, the subject of an exhibition at the Pinault Collection's two Venetian museums--Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana--until December 2017. The book features a text by Amie Corry.
Category: Art

Rick Steves Venice

Author : Rick Steves
ISBN : 9781631214561
Genre : Travel
File Size : 29.64 MB
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting the island city of Venice. Following the self-guided tours in this book, you'll explore Venice's most important landmarks and cruise the Grand Canal for a close-up look at the elegant palaces, bridges, and churches. You'll discover picturesque lanes, enjoy the best city views, and tour outlying islands in the lagoon. Dine at a romantic canal-side restaurant, or join the locals at a characteristic cicchetti bar and munch seafood-on-a-toothpick. As the stars shine over St. Mark's Square, sway to the free music of café orchestras. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to explore Venice hassle-free and get up-to-date advice on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Category: Travel

Rome The Eternal Beauty

Author : Dario Cestaro
ISBN : 8831726730
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 24.44 MB
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The first pop-up book on Rome, a 3-D guide for children and adults with evocative images and texts that stimulate the reader's curiosity. Rome presented through the spectacular paper architecture of Dario Cestaro, in a pop-up book that recounts the city's history with simple texts and curious anecdotes. A fascinating journey through colorful pages that turn into Rome's most famous buildings, helping even the youngest to recognize their principal characteristics: the Colosseum, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel, Trevi Fountain, and many others.
Category: Architecture

Little Toot On The Grand Canal

Author : Hardie Gramatky
ISBN : 9781623345914
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 24.75 MB
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Little Toot, the playful tugboat of the New York waterways, again crosses the Atlantic Ocean, This time he goes with his father to Venice. In that storied city of canals, he is enchanted by St. Mark's Square, the famous glassblowers, and the friendly Venetians.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Treasure Of Kafur

Author : Aroon Raman
ISBN : 9781447270362
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 61.82 MB
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'The fate of an empire trembles in the balance ...' Hindustan, 1580 AD. The Mughal Emperor Akbar is at the height of his power, seemingly invincible. But twenty years of war have earned him many enemies, and rebellion is brewing, led by Asaf Baig, the tyrannical ruler of Khandesh. Baig has stumbled upon the knowledge that the whereabouts of the fabulous lost treasure of Malik Kafur, which will guarantee victory to Akbar's enemies, is known to an old woman called Ambu. Baig kidnaps Ambu to wrest the knowledge of the treasure from her, but her twenty-year-old grandson, Dattatreya, escapes and flees across Hindustan to enlist the help of the the one person who has the most reason to stop Baig - the Mughal Emperor himself. Staying one step ahead of capture and death, Datta is swept up in a world of kings and warrior princesses, of uncommon friendships and an implacable evil; and a desperate race against time to save his grandmother - and the Empire.
Category: Fiction