Glimpses of the world; a portfolio of photographs by John Lawson Stoddard
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 ancient Gaelic name of Iona was unis nan Druineach, the Isle of the Druids. The Westminster Abbey of Scotland.
What the fandango is to the Spaniards, the tarantella is to the Neapolitans.
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.
Lateral facade of King Pal’s palace, in the Gwalior fortress
A world of wonders, with anecdotes and opinions concerning popular superstitions by Albany Poyntz (Catherine Gore).
The Pont au Double seen from the Pont Saint-Charles. The Washing Place of the Hotel-Dieu.
This second fall is by most preferred to the great one above, where the waters, descending in one sheet, pass under the bridge seen above.
THE WARTBURG lies on the north-western slope of the Thuringer Forest. Romantic castles and palaces as seen and described by famous writers
In the slope of the eastern Apennines, overlooking the Adriatic gulf, stands what may be called the European Nazareth.
Its location in the Jordan Rift Valley makes it the lowest city in the world, about ten kilometres north of the Dead Sea.