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James Mustich’s 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die is the fifth title in the best-selling ‘Before You Die’ series.
Melissa McCormick's illustrated companion is the perfect guide to The Tale of Genji, the 11th-century Japanese masterpiece by Murasaki Shikibu.
In The Writer’s Map, historian Huw Lewis-Jones presents the maps that writers create and those that inspire their writing.
Vienna 1900 Complete brings together almost 1,000 images representing the richness of the visual arts in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century.
Part portrait of Britain’s greatest man of letters, part guide to life, The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters is a witty and erudite re-evaluation of Dr Johnson’s enduring relevance.
One of Britain’s best-selling historians, Andrew Roberts pens a magnificently fresh and unexpected biography in Churchill: Walking with Destiny.
John Stevenson explores the Japanese artist’s greatest collection of prints in Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon – a spectacular new large-format edition published by Abbeville Press.
The final, surprising chapter of a great American life.
Best-selling author Philip Matyszak explores how the Greeks and Romans used magic, who performed it, and why.
A major monograph of Bruegel, published to mark the anniversary of his death 450 years ago.
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This exquisite and expansive overview of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art is illustrated with more than 220 beautifully reproduced masterpieces.
New technologies reveal some of the incredible secrets that have long been locked in the prehistoric bones of dinosaurs.
The first publication to provide a continuous translation of the ancient Egyptian ‘Book of the Dead’ texts, the Papyrus of Sobekmose.
Embark on an epic journey across the globe and hundreds of thousands of years into the past to discover the origins of art.
A captivating portrait of the greatest British gardens and the lords, ladies and gardeners who own and manage them.
The definitive Japanese home-cooking recipe collection from one of the most respected and beloved culinary cultures.
This incredibly well-researched book paints a vivid picture of life in the Roman legions.
This new fully illustrated and wide-ranging book applies 21st-century knowledge to help answer centuries-old questions about Leonardo da Vinci.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this is a unique pictorial history of astronomical exploration, from the earliest prehistoric observatories to the latest satellite images.
Sacred Britannia is a fresh and innovative new account of the complexity of religion and belief in Roman Britain.
First-hand records of travellers’ encounters with strange creatures and new lands; full of dangers and delights, pleasures and perils.
John Gaskin presents the perfect primer for anyone interested in the foundation of Western thought, and a unique companion for visitors to classical sites.
Zahi Hawass provides a unique perspective on the tomb of Tutankhamun, room-by-room, in this new fully illustrated edition.
Combining a broad historical sweep with a jargon-free architectural study, this volume is a unique introduction to the subject.
An expressive and accessible survey of the portraits and self-portraits of Vincent van Gogh.