Engrossing and visually dazzling, this ingenious books makes 'data' both meaningful and entertaining.
The Folio Society’s collection of classic reference books are an unparalleled repository of knowledge. With dictionaries, encyclopaedia and atlases – there is no fact you cannot check. We select works from some of the world’s renowned reference publishers such as Chambers, Oxford University Press and Penguin. See below for the full list of Folio Reference books.
This new edition, complete with commentary, of one of the landmark books on the decorative arts, gives a glimpse of the treasure chambers of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
In his ‘Intimate History’, Richard Fortey unlocks the geological secrets of the earth – its origin and the constant processes that destroy and create it. His aim is to unite the natural and human history of particular places with the geological realities that underlie them.
This book takes stock of the state of knowledge on these maps, bringing together contributions from a dozen European specialists, who trace their history and explore their diversity of style.