Brian Cook's Landscapes of Britain

Author: Brian Cook

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781849940368

Category: Art

Page: 128

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The illustrations of Brian Cook from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s have become iconic. His heightened use of colour, in a flat colour poster style, is much imitated, but never surpassed. His jacket covers for the Batsford series of books that celebrated British life are now very collectable. This collection of his best work is a beautiful publication that should be enjoyed not only by collectors but all lovers of good design and illustration. Brian Cook describes his working processes, the then-new printing process that allowed him to pioneer his characteristic bold colours, and the design principles and practical methods of his craft. A stunning book for designers.

The Inns of England Notebook

Author: Batsford,Brian Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840655858

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

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Brian Cook's illustrations of Britain, its cottages, churches, villages, and landscapes, are now iconic and highlight the best of Britain. These iconic images were originally commissioned for Batsford book jackets in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. His heightened use of color and flat poster style has been much imitated but never surpassed. Each notebooks is exquisitely finished with a cloth-bound cover, back pocket, and elastic closure. The inside pages are woodfree paper with alternate lined and plain pages. These journals are perfect for vintage book lovers.

Hidden Villages of Britain

Author: Clare Gogerty

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944873

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The official TV-tie in to the popular Channel 4 programme 'Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages' Explore the most interesting and beautiful examples of British village life in this lavishly illustrated book, published as a companion volume to the highly successful Channel 4 television series, 'Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages'. Featuring gorgeous illustrations and dust jackets from Brian Cook's iconic designs, the book explores the villages as they appeared then and now. It's hard not to be enchanted by rural villages. From thatched roofs, charming churches, bunting, cream teas and the local landscape, they capture our imaginations. Structured by region, this book follows Penelope's journey through Britain across all four series, including the idyllic villages found in the Costwolds, the cosy cottages of East Anglia and the treasures nestled in the North Yorkshire moors. Pictured alongside Brian Cook's iconic illustrations, Hidden Villages of Britain takes you through the fascinating history and the curious customs and characters unique to each village and how they survive in the present. From bog snorkelling in Llanwrtyd Wells and gravy wrestling in Stacksteads to cheese rolling down Cooper's Hill in Brockworth and dwile flocking (where contestants seek to soak their opponents with a beer-soaked cloth outside the village pub), snippets of the history, life and traditions of each village are fully explored. Whether you are looking for a place for your next holiday, a guide to Britain's rural landscape or have a love for Britain's most inspirational settings, this book is perfect for the armchair traveller.

Brian Cook's Vintage Britain

Author: Brian Cook

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781840656176

Category: Art

Page: 16

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Four different designs on 16 notecards encapsulate classic scenes of the glorious countryside of old England Brian Cook's illustrations of Britain, its cottages, churches, villages, and landscapes, are now iconic and highlight the best of Britain. These images were originally commissioned for Batsford book jackets in the 1930s, '40s and '50s. His heightened use of color and flat poster style has been much imitated but never surpassed.

The Landscapes of England Notebook

Author: Batsford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840655872

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

View: 2013

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Brian Cook's illustrations of Britain, its cottages, churches, villages, and landscapes, are now iconic and highlight the best of Britain. These iconic images were originally commissioned for Batsford book jackets in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. His heightened use of color and flat poster style has been much imitated but never surpassed. Each notebooks is exquisitely finished with a cloth-bound cover, back pocket, and elastic closure. The inside pages are woodfree paper with alternate lined and plain pages. These journals are perfect for vintage book lovers.

The Beauty of Britain Notebook

Author: Batsford,Anova Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840656008

Category:

Page: 144

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Brian Cook's illustrations of Britain, its cottages, churches, villages, and landscapes, are now iconic and highlight the best of Britain. These iconic images were originally commissioned for Batsford book jackets in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. His heightened use of color and flat poster style has been much imitated but never surpassed. Each notebooks is exquisitely finished with a cloth-bound cover, back pocket, and elastic closure. The inside pages are woodfree paper with alternate lined and plain pages. These journals are perfect for vintage book lovers.

The Face of Scotland Notebook

Author: Batsford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840655889

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

View: 1929

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Brian Cook's illustrations of Britain, its cottages, churches, villages, and landscapes, are now iconic and highlight the best of Britain. These iconic images were originally commissioned for Batsford book jackets in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. His heightened use of color and flat poster style has been much imitated but never surpassed. Each notebooks is exquisitely finished with a cloth-bound cover, back pocket, and elastic closure. The inside pages are woodfree paper with alternate lined and plain pages. These journals are perfect for vintage book lovers.

The Cathedrals of England

Author: Harry Batsford,Charles Fry

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849940290

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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The companion reissue to The Spirit of London, this classic text from 1934 is still an invaluable aid to understanding England’s cathedrals. It aims to give a brief account, and pictorial review, of each cathedral in England. Simply and concisely written to be read by anyone with an interest in the subject. From mighty York minster, Durham and Canterbury through St Albans to Ripon and Southwark, all the cathedrals are covered. The full list of cathedrals covered are: Bristol, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Chichester, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Lichfield, Lincoln, London, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Ripon, Rochester, St Albans, Salisbury, Southwark, Southwell, Wells, Winchester, Worcester, York. Also the Parish church cathedrals of Birmingham, Blackburn, Bradford, Chelmsford, Coventry, Derby, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Portsmouth, St Edmundsbury, Sheffield and Wakefield. Not only does it have the stunning Brian Cook illustration on the cover (Gloucester Cathedral), but several of Brian’s line drawings are used inside the book. A beautiful book to have on any shelf, this is also a practical guide that still works as a reference guide. It should be stocked in all the cathedral shops across England! The companion reissue to The Spirit of London, this classic text from 1934 is still an invaluable aid to understanding England’s cathedrals. It aims to give a brief account, and pictorial review, of each cathedral in England. Simply and concisely written to be read by anyone with an interest in the subject. From mighty York minster, Durham and Canterbury through St Albans to Ripon and Southwark, all the cathedrals are covered. The full list of cathedrals covered are: Bristol, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Chichester, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Lichfield, Lincoln, London, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Ripon, Rochester, St Albans, Salisbury, Southwark, Southwell, Wells, Winchester, Worcester, York. Also the Parish church cathedrals of Birmingham, Blackburn, Bradford, Chelmsford, Coventry (pre-war building), Derby, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Portsmouth, St Edmundsbury, Sheffield and Wakefield. Not only does it have the stunning Brian Cook illustration on the cover (Gloucester Cathedral), but several of Brian’s line drawings are used inside the book. A beautiful book to have on any shelf, this is also a practical guide that still works as a reference guide. It should be stocked in all the cathedral shops across England!

The Village Carpenter

The Classic Memoir of the Life of a Victorian Craftsman

Author: Walter Rose

Publisher: Linden Publishing

ISBN: 1610351886

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 166

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First published in 1937, this woodworking classic reveals a fascinating look into the social structure of a 19th-century English town and a carpenter's place in it. Encapsulating a time prior to power tools and mass production, when woodworkers made virtually everything, Walter Rose writes eloquently on a number of topics, including running a country business; the carpenter's shop; working on a farm, new home, and windmill; undertaking; and furniture repairs. Manifesting the importance of skill and the attitudes of the craftsman to his tools and work, this book will be of great interest to any carpenter or woodworker with an appreciation for the history of their craft.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

English Village Homes and Country Buildings

Author: Sydney R. Jones

Publisher: Morrison Press

ISBN: 1446523179

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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A collection of photographs of English country houses accompanied by a detailed history of the home. Contents Include: Prelude; The Subject in General; The Historical Background; The English Scene; Village Architecture; The Architectural Development of Village Homes; Local Styles in Rural Architecture. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

The Villages of England

Author: Richard Muir

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500284735

Category: History

Page: 224

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In this beautifully illustrated book reknowned landscape archaeologist Richard Muir tells the story of the English village. He considers the Anglo-Saxon origins of the village, how individual villages acquired distinctive forms and names, and the structures common to villages such as the church, the village green, and the village school. He also looks at village life, and at the changing landscape down to the present day.

A Gentleman in Moscow

Author: Amor Towles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0670026190

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

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A New York Times bestseller "The same gorgeous, layered richness that marked Towles' debut, Rules of Civility, shapes [A Gentleman in Moscow]" - Entertainment Weekly "Elegant... as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg" - O, the Oprah Magazine He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel "Towles's greatest narrative effect is not the moments of wonder and synchronicity but the generous transformation of these peripheral workers, over the course of decades, into confidants, equals and, finally, friends. With them around, a life sentence in these gilded halls might make Rostov the luckiest man in Russia." -The New York Times Book Review In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. "And the intrigue! ... [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery... a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama." - The San Francisco Chronicle

The Villages of England Notebook

Author: Anova Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840656015

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

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Brian Cook's illustrations of Britain, its cottages, churches, villages, and landscapes, are now iconic and highlight the best of Britain. These iconic images were originally commissioned for Batsford book jackets in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. His heightened use of color and flat poster style has been much imitated but never surpassed. Each notebooks is exquisitely finished with a cloth-bound cover, back pocket, and elastic closure. The inside pages are woodfree paper with alternate lined and plain pages. These journals are perfect for vintage book lovers.

The Most Beautiful Villages of England

Author: James Bentley,Hugh Palmer

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500019054

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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Short descriptions accompany photographs of buildings and gardens in English villages

Out Of Africa

Author: Isak Dinesen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443432954

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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In Out of Africa, author Isak Dinesen takes a wistful and nostalgic look back on her years living in Africa on a Kenyan coffee plantation. Recalling the lives of friends and neighbours—both African and European—Dinesen provides a first-hand perspective of colonial Africa. Through her obvious love of both the landscape and her time in Africa, Dinesen’s meditative writing style deeply reflects the themes of loss as her plantation fails and she returns to Europe. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Pretty Mess

Author: Erika Jayne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501181912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Without her alter-ego Erika Jayne, Erika Girardi says she’d just be “another rich bitch with a plane”—so get ready for the dishy, tell-all memoir from show-stopping performer, model, singer, and beloved star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne. Erika Jayne didn’t make it this far by holding back. Now, in her first-ever memoir, the fan favorite star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills bares her heart, mind, and soul. In Pretty Mess, Erika spills on every aspect of her life: from her rise to fame as a daring and fiery pop/dance performer and singer; to her decision to accept a role on reality television; to the ups and downs of family life (including her marriage to famed lawyer Tom Girardi, thirty-three years her senior). There’s much more to Erika Jayne than fans see on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Pretty Mess is her opportunity to dig deep and tell her many-layered, unique, and inspiring life story. As fun and fearless as its author, this fascinating memoir proves once and for all why Erika Jayne is so beloved: she’s strong, confident, genuine, and here to tell all!