Anna Streiffert - The World's Must-See Places
The World's Must-See Places takes you on a tour of more than 100 of the world's greatest sights. In true DK Eyewitness Travel Guide style, each page of the book will show you what other books only tell you, with unique 3-D cutaway artwork that lets you look inside each building as if you were there. Ancient, classical, and modern sights from every continent are included. Each featured sight has been selected for its uniqueness, or its historical or architectural importance, and many are included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. The sights include iconic landmarks, such as Chartres Cathedral and Sydney Opera House, and lesser-known gems, including the Kairouan Mosque in Tunisia and the Toshu-gu Shrine in Japan. In addition to engaging text that describes each sight, sidebars and text panels cover topics such as the architectural style of the building, the architect and his works, or historic events or people that shaped the building as we know it today. This book not only inspires readers to visit featured sights, but will also dazzle armchair travelers who prefer to explore these cultural wonders from the comfort of their own homes.
Róbert Mandel - Hungarian Folk Instruments
Mandel Róbert "Magyar népi hangszerek" című kötetének legfőbb célja, hogy - a zeneszerszámok szakszerű leírása és a népi hangszereinket jellemzően említő magyar irodalmi részletek idézése mellett - tökéletes minőségű tárgyfotókkal, valamint eredeti minőségükben megtartott korabeli fotográfiákkal nemcsak a szűkebben vett szakmai és népzenei köröknek, hanem a zenekedvelőknek és a magyar zenetörténet iránt elkötelezett olvasóknak is bemutathassa, sőt megcsillogtathassa az Európában is páratlan magyarországi instrumentáriumot. A kötet angol nyelvű.
Ismeretlen szerző - Images of Dubai and The United Arab Emirates
This title is filled with photographs of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. Focus is on the beauty of the city and country, with particular attention on viewing scenes from an artistic perspective. It is the the work of a group of talented local photographers.
Ismeretlen szerző - UNESCO - World Heritage Sites
Updated for 2012, this guide fully describes every official UNESCO World Heritage site. In 1959, UNESCO launched an international campaign to safeguard the world's most important cultural, natural and mixed sites, which led to the first World Heritage List. In clear text and photographs describing each site, this updated and revised edition of World Heritage Sites details all 936 sites on the list, including the 25 added in 2011. Covering 153 countries, the World Heritage List is a valuable tool in the battle to preserve cultural and natural heritage. Its strict criteria mean only the most extraordinary and important sites make it onto the list, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Great Barrier Reef, the Historic Center of Vienna, Vatican City, the Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site, Robben Island, Ancient Damascus, and the Tower of London. At the same time, failure to maintain the criteria can result in being delisted, as was the Dresden Elbe Valley in 2009. Some of the new sites added in 2011 and included in this book are: Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison, Barbados Saloum Delta, Senegal Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley Fagus Factory in Alfeld, Germany Ningaloo Coast, Australia Ancient Villages of Northern Syria Citadel of the Ho Dynasty, Vietnam Petroglyphic Complexes of the Mongolian Altai The Persian Garden, Iran Featuring gorgeous photographs and updated maps, World Heritage Sites is uniquely comprehensive.
Tamara Tjardes - Folk Art
Another addition to The World's Greatest Art series, this intriguing new book covers the folk art of South and North America and aboriginal traditions. The influences section also refers to the many folk traditions throughout the world and offers an intriguing insight into tribal, early and contemporary folk art.
Erich Lessing - Vincente Pomarède - The Louvre: All the Paintings
Endorsed by the Louvre, and for the first time ever, every painting from the world's most popular and renowned museum is available in one stunning book. All 2,954 paintings are fully annotated with the name of the painting and artist, date created, size and medium.
Lark E. Mason - Asian Art
Lark E. Mason Jr. offers a clear and concise guide to understanding the fine and decorative arts of Asia including the arts of the Islamic world. He addresses this complex subject in an easy to follow format beginning with an overview of the tumultuous history of the continent, leading into chapters on ceramics, metalwork, the arts of the craftsman, furniture and lacquer, textiles, prints and paintings. Each chapter includes a summary of the minor and major art forms with expert advice for judging quality and identifying fakes and over-restored objects. A valuable dictionary of terms and tables with reign dates and marks is included. The Author Lark E. Mason Jr. is the author of numerous articles on Asian art and the translator of two major works on Chinese furniture. He is currently a Senior Vice President with Sotheby’s New York and is familiar to American audiences for his frequent appearances on the PBS series ‘The Antiques Roadshow’.
Ismeretlen szerző - Hungarian Art 1900-1950 - Radnai Collection, Győr
A hazai műgyűjtés példaértékű képviselője, Radnai Béla (1891-1962) gyűjteményét bemutató, angol nyelvű reprezentatív album.
Tóth Pál - Csodálatos Magyarország
Budapest: Országház, Budai királyi palota, Gellérthegy, Halászbástya, Margitsziget, Hősök tere, Dohány utcai zsinagóga, Magyar Állami Operaház, Nemzeti Színház, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, Magyar Néprajzi és Szépművészeti Múzeum, Mátyás-templom, Vajdahunyad vára, Szent István-bazilika Sopron; Fertőd; Győr; Esztergom; Szentendre; Pannonhalma; Ják; Herend; Székesfehérvár; Veszprém; Hévíz; Keszthely; Balatonfüred; Pécs; Szeged; Ópusztaszer; Kecskemét; Hollókő; Ipolytarnóc; Mezőkövesd; Eger; Miskolc; Aggtelek-Jósvafő; Hollóháza; Vizsoly; Tokaj; Szatmárcseke; Túristvándi; Máriapócs; Nyíregyháza; Debrecen; Hajdúszoboszló; Hortobágy; Szarvas.
Ismeretlen szerző - Az év természetfotói - Magyarország 2013
A naturArt - Magyar Természetfotósok Szövetsége 2013-ban huszonegyedik alkalommal írta ki az immár nemzetközi szinten is számon tartott fotópályázatát. A GDF SUEZ - Az Év Természetfotósa 2013 pályázatra beérkezett csaknem négyezer pályamű minden eddiginél magasabb színvonala újfent bizonyította, hogy a magyar profi és amatőr természetfotósok a világ élvonalába tartoznak. Mi sem példázza ezt jobban, mint azok az újszerű, előzmény nélküli képek, amelyek újra és újra meghökkentenek, elvarázsolnak bennünket fotográfusokat és természetszerető, fotózást kedvelő nézőket. Ez az album - a korábbi esztendőkhöz hasonlóan - a pályázat legjobb képeiből ad válogatást az olvasóknak.
Anthony Taylor - The Sacred Sites Bible
From the towering minarets of Turkey's Hagia Sophia to the cloud-wrapped city of Machu Picchu in Peru, this captivating guide displays exquisite details of more than 100 spiritual landmarks around the world. Perfect for both the globe-trotting adventurer and the armchair traveler, it provides in-depth facts about the construction and religious significance of each location, as well as tips on the perfect time of year to visit. Full-color photographs show each stunning site as it looks today, while illustrations reconstruct the ancient buildings as they would have appeared at their height.
Borbély Béla - Siklósi Gyula - Királyaink emléke / In Memory of Our Kings
Ezeréves államiságunk, múzeumok, könyvtárak, levéltárak féltve őrzött, a nagy nyilvánosság számára csak nagyon ritkán bemutatott kultikus kincseiről, szakrális épületeiről, a világ legértékesebb ötvöstárgyai között számon tartott remekeiről, a koronázásnál használt relikviákról, valamint a középkori magyar királyi városok építészeti emlékeiről készült művészi fotókat gyűjtötte össze és hozza emberközelbe a ez az igényes kivitelű album.
Linda Safran - Heaven on Earth
This easily accessible volume, which grew out of a series of lectures presented at the Smithsonian Institution in 1991, aims to provide a coherent introduction to Byzantine culture with a focus on the interconnected realms of art and religion. The eight participants have revised their lectures into chapters on Byzantine history, theology, icons and icon theory, church architecture, monumental painting, silver church furnishings, illustrated liturgical books, and pilgrimage. In addition to presenting current research on this range of topics, the chapters each contribute original scholarship from authors who are recognized experts in their respective fields. The Introduction, by Linda Safran, deals with views and definitions of Byzantium over the course of its long history and considers why that civilization deserves our attention today. It underscores the essential unifying role of the Orthodox religion in a vast and fluid empire and clarifies how the experiential aspects of that religion-churches, liturgy, church arts and imagery, religious travel-open a window into Byzantine culture. Throughout the book, the past is made vivid by considering what Byzantine believers heard and said and did, as well as what they saw. The book's chapters are cross-referenced and are complemented both by endnotes that cite primary and secondary sources and by 'Suggestions for Further Reading' that include English and foreign-language references. There is no comparable art history text that combines this high-caliber range of current scholarship with more than 250 illustrations, including 16 pages of color plates, to introduce Byzantine culture to a broad readership.Contributors are Joseph Alchermes, Susan A. Boyd, Anna Kartsonis, Henry Maguire, Robert Ousterhout, Eric D. Perl, Nancy Patterson Sevcenko, and Gary Vikan.
Amrita Sondhi - The Tastes of Ayurveda
Ayurveda, the five thousand-year-old healing tradition from India linked to the development of yoga, is based on the concept that one's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being comes from a number of sources, including a healthful diet based on one's individual constitution. In this vegetarian cookbook, Amrita Sondhi, author of The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook (now in its fourth printing), provides new twists on traditional Ayurvedic recipes that are also inspired by the growing popularity of whole grains (quinoa, spelt, and barley) and raw foods. The Ayurvedic diet is based on the concept of three "doshas": vata (air), pitta (fire), and kapha (earth). Each of us has a primary dosha that we can strive to maintain at a healthy balance, but which can cause problems if excessive. The book includes a questionnaire so readers can determine their own primary dosha and then look for recipes that will help them to maintain or reduce it for optimal health. Recipes include modern interpretations of Indian cuisine (spicy paneer zucchini kabobs and mango and coconut kulfi), and Ayurvedic spins on vegetarian fare (sprouted barley rainbow pilaf and raw zucchini hummus). The book also includes yoga and breathing exercises that one can easily do at home or at work, full-color recipe photos, and information on sprouting/fermenting techniques and backyard gardening. The Tastes of Ayurveda offers simple and delicious ways to achieve a more healthful and serene life. Amrita Sondhi is a yoga instructor, Ayurvedic cooking teacher, and the owner of Movement, a sustainable fiber clothing line.
Antonio Carluccio - Complete Mushroom Book
There are not many people who can claim to have been collecting, cooking, and devising recipes for mushrooms for more than sixty years, but Antonio Carluccio is one of them. Carluccio's interest in mushrooms-his mycological education-began at the age of seven when he went on mushroom hunts with his father and has culminated in his Neal Street Restaurant in London. Today, mushrooms are more popular then ever. Chefs everywhere use these delectable morsels to provide a powerful punch of flavor, without adding many calories or fat. The book begins with a complete field guide, in which forty species are identified with photos. To ensure safety, poisonous look-alike species are also meticulously documented. Then comes a veritable feast of more than 150 mushroom recipes-from classic Italian preparations to Asian-inspired creations and contemporary dishes. Mouthwatering photos accompany each recipe and evoke the earthy sensuality that only mushrooms can bring to the table. In The Complete Mushroom Book, Antonio Carluccio shares the excitement of the hunt and a lifetime of expertise in the kitchen with a new generation of enthusiasts eager to reap the pleasures of cooking with mushrooms.
Helen Farmer-Knowles - The Healing Plants Bible
We yearn for natural, sustainable ways to help feed, heal, and nurture the body and soul. Luckily, nature supplies us with an abundance of vegetation that possesses the qualities we need to succeed in our quest for holistic healing. This latest entry in the successful Bible series introduces readers to the core plants used in organic medicine across the centuries and around the world, including Western herbalism, traditional Chinese medicine, and India’s Ayurveda. Plant profiles include important information on each varietal’s history, medicinal components, and therapeutic properties, along with any necessary warnings. You’ll discover the latest findings in phytonutrients; which trees hold healing energies; and plants that are used for spiritual healing. Plus, a bonus chapter covers the treatment of common ailments, from depression to insomnia, using flower essences. This fully-illustrated, comprehensive guide will become your go-to reference to nature’s remedies.