A Guide to the Serbian Mentality
Belgrade author and painter Momo Kapor has spent many years studying the mentality of his countrymen. The fruit of this literary research is this book, a book that will help you grasp the essence of the Serbian people and their way of life. This longtime columnist for the distinguished Serbian daily Politika and the monthly magazine JAT Review, published by JAT Airways, has compiled the best and most interesting of his articles for this book, which is richly illustrated with his own drawings.
Ancient Sicily, Monuments Past & Present
This new book in the popular Monuments Past and Present series explores historic sites in Sicily, illustrating important monuments and districts as they appear today, with overlays indicating how the sites are thought to have looked in ancient times. The book begins with a brief history of Sicily from its early contacts with Minoans and Myceneaens, through its division between the Greeks and Phoenicians, to the series of invasions it suffered at the hands of the Carthaginians, the Romans, and the Arabs, each of whom left their mark on the landscape.
Bargello – A Guide to the collections
All full color reproductions. Introduction by Giovanna Gaeta Bertela, Director of the Museum. The Bargello is one of the oldest buildings in Florence, built in 1250 and converted into the National Museum in 1865. This guide gives the history of the building and the collections which include several rooms of magnificent sculptures.
256 ferrous photo shows natural beauty, castles, a pilgrimage place, the town Heritage Reserve, with suggestions that reflect the rich history of our earth. Captions for each photo are listed not only in Czech handle multilingual, but also German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Chateaux of the Loire Valley
The architectural heritage of the French kings is nowhere as present as in the Loire Valley. Magnificent castles, sophisticated gardens and sweeping parks demonstrate both the monarchs’ power and appreciation of art, attracting and fascinating uncounted visitors to this day.
This book focuses on Croatia’s natural and cultural attractions, including in-depth coverage of Zagreb and the historic cities of Dubrovnik and Split. All the national parks and nature reserves are covered in detail, allowing walkers to discover quiet trails around the waterfalls of the Plitvice Lakes as well as dramatic mountain scenery. Key information for sunbathers and sailors is provided on the pick of the hundreds of islands along Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian coastline.
Croatia A History
When in the fourth century the Roman empire split into the Western and Eastern empires, the boundary between the two stretched from the Montenegrin coast up the river Drina to the confluence of the Sava and the Danube and then further north. This boundary has remained virtually unchanged for 1,500 years: the European, Catholic West and the Orthodox East meet on Slav territory. There were, and still are, ethnic similarities between the peoples on either side of the divide, but their culture and history differ fundamentally.
Croatia – Eyewitness Travel Guide
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Croatia will lead you straight to the best attractions Croatia has to offer. Packed with information, detailed maps, beautiful cutaways, and floor plans of all of the major sites, and covering everything from its food and culture to the gorgeous Mediterranean beaches, this guide explores every facet of Croatia that makes it a must visit. Find its liveliest nightlife, or hike through some of the most exquisite scenery-and everything in between-with the help of DK Eyewitness Travel: Croatia, packed with essential information for travelers on different budgets.
Discovering the hill towns of Italy
The landscape of rural Italy, from the island of Sicily to the northernmost Alps, is characterized by its picturesque hilltop settlements. Some were once autonomous city states; many are still the hub around which the life of the surrounding countryside revolves. This book takes a meandering route through 50 lesser-known hill towns, evoking the atmosphere and recording impressions of the everyday life, the festivals and celebrations, and the medieval and Renaissance buildings.
From Sicily to the Alps
When in the fourth century the Roman empire split into the Western and Eastern empires, the boundary between the two stretched from the Montenegrin coast up the river Drina to the confluence of the Sava and the Danube and then further north. Charting social, economic, and cultural developments, Goldstein shows us that this complex historical pattern explains many of the political developments of today.
Best known for his disarmingly simple depictions of bottles, vases, bowls and jars grouped together on tabletops and painted in exquisitely muted natural colors, the beloved twentieth century Italian painter Giorgio Morandi was also an exceptional interpreter of the medium of engraving. This charming, concise volume, published to coincide with a spate of fall 2008 exhibitions–including a major survey at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art–collects drawings, watercolors and etchings selected mainly from British and American collections. They range across all of Morandi’s favorite motifs, from the famous still lifes of humble objects to the landscapes, cityscapes and objects from the sea.
Great Houses of Europe
For over 100 years, “Country Life” magazine has been recording the country houses of the British Isles and Europe. From the start, its weekly articles on the subject were illustrated with specially commissioned photographs by some of the century’s pre-eminent architectural photographers. “Great Houses of Europe” brings together a collection of over 200 colour and black-and-white photographs by the master of natural-light photography, “Country Life” photographer Alex Starkey.
With their backs to the World: Portraits from Serbia
From beloved international reporter Åsne Seierstad comes a remarkable exploration of the lives of ordinary Serbs under the regime of Slobodan Milosevic-during the dramatic events leading up to his fall, and finally in the troubled years that have followed. Seierstad brings her acclaimed attention to detail to bear on the lives of those whom she encounters in With Their Backs to the World, as she creates a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation made up of so many different-and often conflicting-hopes, dreams, and points of view.