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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.

Stonehenge & Avebury

Stonehenge & Avebury

Author: Keith Sugden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2019

This stunningly illustrated guide explores the history and mystery of these two sites, as well as looking at the rituals that survive today. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel.

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: ,Glenn Adamson 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.

AIA Guide to New York City

AIA Guide to New York City

Author: Norval White, Elliot Willensky, Fran Leadon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2019

Hailed as extraordinarily learned (New York Times), blithe in spirit and unerring in vision, (New York Magazine), and the definitive record of New York's architectural heritage (Municipal Art Society), Norval White and Elliot Willensky's book is an essential reference for everyone with an interest in architecture and those who simply want to know more about New York City. First published in 1968, the AIA Guide to New York City has long been the definitive guide to the city's architecture. Moving through all five boroughs, neighborhood by neighborhood, it offers the most complete overview of New York's significant places, past and present. The Fifth Edition continues to include places of historical importance-including extensive coverage of the World Trade Center site-while also taking full account of the construction boom of the past 10 years, a boom that has given rise to an unprecedented number of new buildings by such architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Renzo Piano. All of the buildings included in the Fourth Edition have been revisited and re-photographed and much of the commentary has been re-written, and coverage of the outer boroughs-particularly Brooklyn-has been expanded. Famed skyscrapers and historic landmarks are detailed, but so, too, are firehouses, parks, churches, parking garages, monuments, and bridges. Boasting more than 3000 new photographs, 100 enhanced maps, and thousands of short and spirited entries, the guide is arranged geographically by borough, with each borough divided into sectors and then into neighborhood. Extensive commentaries describe the character of the divisions. Knowledgeable, playful, and beautifully illustrated, here is the ultimate guided tour of New York's architectural treasures.

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