The Winter Palace is the former main residence of the Russian Tsars in Saint Petersburg.
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. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
Sanssouci Palace at Potsdam was the summer residence of Prussian kings and German emperors.
The Castel del Monte is a building from the time of the Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick II (1194-1250) in Apulia in south-eastern Italy.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
The Palazzo Vecchio (“old palace”), as the seat of the city parliament, represented the center of secular power in 14th century Florence.
Lateral facade of King Pal’s palace, in the Gwalior fortress
THE WARTBURG lies on the north-western slope of the Thuringer Forest. Romantic castles and palaces as seen and described by famous writers
The Doge’s Palace in Venice was the seat of the Doge and the governing and judicial organs of the Republic of Venice from the 9th century onwards.
Fontainebleau reflects and preserves for us the glories of the gay and splendour-loving kings of France.
Fatehpur Sikri, the “City of Victory”, was the name given by the Great Mogul to the ensemble. The former capital of the Mughal Empire under Great Mughal Akbar I. (1542-1605) was built between 1569 and 1574.
Linlithgow Palace is a ruined castle in the Scottish town of Linlithgow. Both James V and Mary Stuart were born there.