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Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

See below for a selection of the latest books from Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides category. Presented with a red border are the Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Who's Buried Where

Who's Buried Where

Author: Lucinda Lambton Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Adirondack Experience The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

Adirondack Experience The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

Author: Laura Rice Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

First book to highlight the collection of this newly renovated museum. The Adirondack region draws between 7 and 10 million visitors per year. Provides historical and cultural perspectives of this popular, scenic destination. The Adirondack Park in New York State offers a rare combination of breathtaking natural beauty, surprising and inspiring stories, and rich traditions of progress and preservation. Created in 1892 amid concerns for the water and timber resources of the region, the park is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States and draws between seven and ten million visitors yearly. Since 1957, Adirondack Experience (formerly the Adirondack Museum) has shared stories of the people who lived, worked and played in the Adirondacks through their rich collection of objects, photographs, books, manuscripts, and historical records. This fully illustrated book shares the region's unique history, while celebrating the transformation of the Adirondacks from wilderness to mineral and lumber resource to resort community to recreation getaway.

The English Heritage Guide to London's Blue Plaques The Lives and Homes of London's Most Interesting Residents (2nd edition, revised and updated)

The English Heritage Guide to London's Blue Plaques The Lives and Homes of London's Most Interesting Residents (2nd edition, revised and updated)

Author: English Heritage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Blue plaques, bearing names both familiar and intriguing, can be found all across the capital. From BOB MARLEY to ALAN TURING, VIRGINIA WOOLF to VINCENT VAN GOGH, MAHATMA GANDHI to EMMELINE PANKHURST, the plaques celebrate an incredible range of London's past residents. Whether they be scientists, sports stars, artists, actors, inventors or politicians - this revised and updated English Heritage guide reveals, with wit and insight, the stories of London's most extraordinary men and women and the homes in which they lived.

Provand's Lordship and Medieval Glasgow

Provand's Lordship and Medieval Glasgow

Author: Helen Avenell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism

Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism

Author: Joshua G. (Murray State University, USA) Adair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism examines the role of exhibitionary institutions in representing LGBTQ+ people, cisgender women, and nonbinary individuals. Considering recent gender and sexuality-related developments through a critical lens, the volume contributes significantly to the growing body of activist writing on this topic. Building on Gender, Sexuality and Museums and featuring work from established voices, as well as newcomers, this volume offers risky and exciting articles from around the world. Chapters cover diverse topics, including transgender representation, erasure, and activism; two-spirit people, indigeneity, and museums; third genders; gender and sexuality in heritage sites and historic homes; temporary exhibitions on gender and sexuality; museum representations of HIV/AIDS; interventions to increase queer visibility and inclusion in galleries; LGBTQ+ staff alliances; and museums, gender ambiguity, and the disruption of binaries. Several chapters focus on areas outside the US and Europe, while others explore central topics through the perspectives of racial and ethnic minorities. Containing contributions that engage in sustained critique of current policies, theory, and practice, Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism is essential reading for those studying museums, women and gender, sexuality, culture, history, heritage, art, media, and anthropology. The book will also spark interest among museum practitioners, public archivists, and scholars researching related topics.

Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism

Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism

Author: Joshua G. (Murray State University, USA) Adair Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism examines the role of exhibitionary institutions in representing LGBTQ+ people, cisgender women, and nonbinary individuals. Considering recent gender and sexuality-related developments through a critical lens, the volume contributes significantly to the growing body of activist writing on this topic. Building on Gender, Sexuality and Museums and featuring work from established voices, as well as newcomers, this volume offers risky and exciting articles from around the world. Chapters cover diverse topics, including transgender representation, erasure, and activism; two-spirit people, indigeneity, and museums; third genders; gender and sexuality in heritage sites and historic homes; temporary exhibitions on gender and sexuality; museum representations of HIV/AIDS; interventions to increase queer visibility and inclusion in galleries; LGBTQ+ staff alliances; and museums, gender ambiguity, and the disruption of binaries. Several chapters focus on areas outside the US and Europe, while others explore central topics through the perspectives of racial and ethnic minorities. Containing contributions that engage in sustained critique of current policies, theory, and practice, Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism is essential reading for those studying museums, women and gender, sexuality, culture, history, heritage, art, media, and anthropology. The book will also spark interest among museum practitioners, public archivists, and scholars researching related topics.

Craft Capital Philadelphia's Cultures of Making

Craft Capital Philadelphia's Cultures of Making

Author: CraftNOW Philadelphia, Jessica Kourkounis Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2019

How can a broken artifact represent a city? The Liberty Bell cracked on the very first attempt to make it sound, and had to be recast twice and remolded with additional copper to improve its alloy. Today, it hangs in Independence Hall, where it remains a symbol of American freedom as well as an unbeatable icon of Philadelphia craft. This collection of essays from writers and curators connects Philadelphia's heritage to its current stature as a national craft capital. Explore one of America's most creative cities in this trailblazer for city-based studies of contemporary craft, and discover how small workshops for fabric, wool, ceramics, and textile starting as early as 1751 grew into the still expanding craft world that we have today. With a reputation for rich history and creativity, Philadelphia can now be explored simultaneously through the view of both in this perfect tour for craft and history enthusiasts alike.

World Wonders Discover the Secrets of Our Planet's Iconic Structures

World Wonders Discover the Secrets of Our Planet's Iconic Structures

Author: Michal Gaszynski Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The greatest structures in human history. Explore the constructions that have shaped our world and learn their hidden secrets in this large format highly illustrated book. Each building analysed by the author is illustrated with its architectural details and enriched with intriguing facts, symbols and infographics. 50 unique structures described including; - Kennedy Space Centre - Great Wall of China - Eiffel Tower - Maracana Stadium - Great Pyramids - Svalbard Global Seed Vault

South Away The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels

South Away The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels

Author: Meaghan Marie Hackinen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Prehistoric Monuments of the Lake District

Prehistoric Monuments of the Lake District

Author: Tom Clare Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

The Lake District is famous for its magnificent scenery, but it is also an area that has been inhabited from early prehistoric times. This book by a former county archaeologist of Cumbria is both an introduction to the prehistoric archaeology of Cumbria and a field guide to the area. More than 100 Neolithic and Bronze Age sites are described, in particular the many conspicuous stone circles. There is new material on major sites such as the Swinside circle and previously unpublished information on both well-known and new sites. The whole work is illustrated by a fine range of photographs and plans.