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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!

Guide to Historic Artists' Homes & Studios A Guide

Guide to Historic Artists' Homes & Studios A Guide

Author: Valerie A. Balint Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2020

From the desert vistas of Georgia O'Keeffe's New Mexico ranch to Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's Hamptons cottage, step into the homes and studios of illustrious American artists and witness creativity in the making. Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this is the first guidebook to the forty-four site museums in the network, located across all regions of the United States and all open to the public. The guide conveys each artist's visual legacy and sets each site in the context of its architecture and landscape, which often were designed by the artists themselves. Through portraits, artwork, and site photos, discover the powerful influence of place on American greats such as Andrew Wyeth, Grant Wood, Winslow Homer, and Donald Judd as well as lesser-known but equally creative figures who made important contributions to cultural history-photographer Alice Austen and muralist Clementine Hunter among them.

Hidden London Discover Over 100 of the City's Hidden Attractions

Hidden London Discover Over 100 of the City's Hidden Attractions

Author: David Hampshire Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

Provand's Lordship and Medieval Glasgow

Provand's Lordship and Medieval Glasgow

Author: Helen Avenell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Iona Abbey and Nunnery

Iona Abbey and Nunnery

Author: Peter Yeoman, Nicki Scott, Historic Scotland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

The tiny island of Iona has been a vibrant centre of Christian worship since Columba arrived in AD 563. His monastery thrived for centuries, despite repeated Viking raids beginning in 795. Around 1200, the abbey and nunnery were founded, introducing new forms of worship and new buildings, while still welcoming pilgrims to St Columba's shrine. Even after the Protestant Reformation of 1560 brought an end to Scotland's monasteries, Iona served briefly as a Cathedral of the Isles. Restoration of the buildings began in 1899, and in 1938 the Iona Community was formed, revitalising the abbey's spiritual role. This unique site bears witness to a long history of religious practice that still flourishes today.

Skara Brae

Skara Brae

Author: David Clarke, Historic Scotland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

The Neolithic village known as Skara Brae was continuously occupied for about 300 to 400 years, before being abandoned around 2500 BC. Despite severe coastal erosion, eight houses and a workshop have survived largely intact, with their stone furniture still in place. This is the best-preserved settlement of its period in northern Europe, and thousands of artefacts were discovered during excavations of the site. Who lived here? How did they live? And why did they ultimately abandon the village? In this lively account, Dr David Clarke, who led major excavations at Orkney's Skara Brae, describes the details of the site and explores some of the enigmas posed by this extraordinary survival.

Tennessee Civil War Monuments An Illustrated Field Guide

Tennessee Civil War Monuments An Illustrated Field Guide

Author: Timothy Sedore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2020

Throughout Tennessee, Civil War monuments stand tall, peppering the landscape from Chattanooga to Memphis and pinpointing important events and figures within Tennessee's collective narrative. In Tennessee Civil War Monuments, Timothy S. Sedore reveals Tennessee's history-laden landscape through the lens of its many proud monuments. War monuments have been cropping up since the beginning of the commemoration movement in 1863, and Tennessee is now home to 400 memorials. Not only does Sedore provide commentary for every monument-its history and aesthetic panache-he also explores the relationships that Tennessee natives have with these historic landmarks. A detailed exploration of the monuments that enrich this Civil War landscape, Sedore's Tennessee Civil War Monuments is a guide to Tennessee's spirit and heritage.

Tennessee Civil War Monuments An Illustrated Field Guide

Tennessee Civil War Monuments An Illustrated Field Guide

Author: Timothy Sedore Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2020

Throughout Tennessee, Civil War monuments stand tall, peppering the landscape from Chattanooga to Memphis and pinpointing important events and figures within Tennessee's collective narrative. In Tennessee Civil War Monuments, Timothy S. Sedore reveals Tennessee's history-laden landscape through the lens of its many proud monuments. War monuments have been cropping up since the beginning of the commemoration movement in 1863, and Tennessee is now home to 400 memorials. Not only does Sedore provide commentary for every monument-its history and aesthetic panache-he also explores the relationships that Tennessee natives have with these historic landmarks. A detailed exploration of the monuments that enrich this Civil War landscape, Sedore's Tennessee Civil War Monuments is a guide to Tennessee's spirit and heritage.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse Official Souvenir

The Palace of Holyroodhouse Official Souvenir

Author: Pamela Hartshorne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2020

A royal palace for over 500 years, Holyroodhouse is The Queen's official Scottish residence. It has been home to Mary, Queen of Scots, and Bonnie Prince Charlie, as well as the setting for rebellion, murder and marriages that have changed the course of British history. This new guide tells the sometimes turbulent story of Holyroodhouse, while new photography offers a closer look at its interiors and some of the artworks on display.

A Pilgrim's Guide to Sacred Cornwall

A Pilgrim's Guide to Sacred Cornwall

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Art Deco Traveller: A Guide To Australia & New Zealand

Art Deco Traveller: A Guide To Australia & New Zealand

Author: Genista Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

This is an invaluable location guide for any traveller in Australia and New Zealand seeking art deco locations and for all lovers of 1920s and 30s nostalgia and all that that entails: the opulence and decadence of the legendary Jazz Age era. Whether you are visiting down under for business or pleasure or living locally and just wish to have a further insight into the art deco legacy left behind for us all to enjoy, this region-by-region guide to both countries guide highlights buildings and facades to see, local accommodation, theatres, monuments and associated places of interest. The guide has been compiled from the author's personal visits and her extensive research, resulting in a unique extravaganza of art deco words and pictures that any layman or aficionado will find a great companion to this iconic era.

Art Deco Traveller: A Guide to the USA

Art Deco Traveller: A Guide to the USA

Author: Genista Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

Be transported back to the heyday of modern style when architecture, design and style were de rigueur. This is an invaluable location guide for any art deco traveller in the United States and for all lovers of 1920s and 30s nostalgia and all that that entails: the opulence and decadence of the legendary Jazz Age era. Whether you are visiting the USA for business or pleasure or just wish to have a further insight into the art deco legacy left behind for us all to enjoy, this state-by-state guide highlights buildings and facades to see, local accommodation, theatres, monuments and associated places of interest. The guide has been compiled from the author's personal visits and her extensive research, resulting in a unique extravaganza of art deco words and pictures that any layman or aficionado will find a great companion to this iconic era.

Paestum Worldwide Heritage of Mankind

Paestum Worldwide Heritage of Mankind

Author: A.C. Carpiceci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

PLAN OF THE ARCHAELOGICAL AREA. ALTHOUGH IN ITALY, THE GREEK TEMPLES AT PAESTUM 600BC ARE SOME OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THE GLORY THAT WAS GREECE. RECONSTRUCTIONS, VASES, TOMBS, FORA, AMPHITHEATRES.