For centuries, Sorrento has been the destination of northern European longing for Italy. Writers and painters have immortalised the place in words and pictures.
Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.
Grand Tour. Florence and Fiesole, Italy. The Rhine, Italy, and Greece in a series of drawings from nature by George Newenham.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
The Damascus Gate or Bab al-Amud, is one of the main gates and the largest city gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Olympieion (also Columns of the Olympian Zeus) in Athens was one of the largest temples in ancient Greece. Its construction dates back to the 6th century BC, but it… Read More
The Roman Pantheon, a temple for all the gods, is one of the most perfect examples of ancient architecture in its magnificent simplicity.
The Rath-Haus, or town-hall, at Cologne, is interesting, not merely from the singularity of its style, but from its connexion with the traditionary history of this ancient city.
The Monument of Philopappus is an ancient Greek mausoleum dedicated to Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappus (65-116 AD), a prince of the kingdom of Commagene, Anatolia.
Atta Troll. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a narrative poem by Heinrich Heine. Atta Troll is one of the most virtuosic works Heines. German Romantic.
The Dakota or Dakhóta (often Santee or Eastern Dakota) are the eastern dialect and tribal group of the Sioux from the Sioux language family.
Knitted dress by Thiébaud-Guichard. Romantic era 1841. Meubles de Maigret. Guipure de Doucet. Porcelaines de Toy. Miror de Giroux. Fleurs de Constantin. Etoffes de robes de Thiébaud-Guichard façon de Mlle.… Read More