Constantinople and its environs. The “Subterranean Palace” still remains a cistern filled with water.
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
The Oxbow Connecticut River Valley. Probably the richest view in America, in point of cultivation and fertile beauty, is that from Mount Holyoke.
No pencil, no language, can describe the splendor with which the moon drew her light across the face of the Fall.
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 Giant Thorney Bamboo. Nothing can exceed in beauty the graceful bamboo, as its feathery foliage waves and flutters in the breeze.
For centuries, Sorrento has been the destination of northern European longing for Italy. Writers and painters have immortalised the place in words and pictures.
Of the river scenery of America, the Hudson, at West Point, is doubtless the boldest and most beautiful.
Grand Tour. Florence and Fiesole, Italy. The Rhine, Italy, and Greece in a series of drawings from nature by George Newenham.
American Scenery. The best way to approach Niagara is to come up on the American shore, and cross at the ferry.
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.
The view is taken from a point immediately above the north-west corner of Tiberias.