The “Babende” are the members of a secret society among the Bangongo, a tribe of the Buschongo or Songora on the lower Congo.
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
View of Kingston and Port Royal in Jamaica from 1825.
This Arch was a tribute of gratitude to the Emperor Trajan, and was erected in the year 115 A. D.
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 Strada maggiore is a street leading from the gate of the same name to the centre of the city
Kensington Gardens are not great, nor abounding in fine plants, but the walks and grass laid out are very fine, describes Gibson.
A picturesque tour of Italy, from drawings made in 1816-1817 by James Hakewill and William Turner.
The ruins of Baalbek. Drawn from nature by W. H. Bartlett
The Louvre and the Tuileries, were once central residences of the French monarchies
AMBOISE is the only castle in France, which has had the honour of being sketched by Leonardo da Vinci.
Lake Lugano is a glacial lake with Mediterranean climate, between the Canton of Ticino in Switzerland and Lombardy in Italy.