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Apocalypse: The Illustrated Book of Revelation By Andrew Forbes & David Henley
eBook (ePub): $8.99
The Book of Revelation is the final book of the New Testament. Also known as Revelations, it is one of the best known and least understood books in the Christian biblical canon. What distinguishes... More > this edition of the Book of Revelation, however, is not the text but the remarkable and imaginatively beautiful accompanying images. These are derived from various 10th and 11th century illuminated manuscript versions of the Commentaria in Apocalypsin or ‘Commentary on the Apocalypse' originally penned by the Spanish monk and theologian Beatus of Liébana in the mid-8th century. This book features the original King James version of the Book of Revelation profusely illustrated with rare and magnificent images from the 10th and 11th century Beatus commentaries; the 12th century Bamberg Apocalypse and the 15th century Ottheinrich Bible. 14,500 words, 99 full colour images< Less
Pages from the Book of Kells By Andrew Forbes et al.
eBook (ePub): $7.99
The Book of Kells is a magnificently illuminated manuscript Gospel in Vulgate Latin containing the four Gospels of the New Testament - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - together with various prefatory... More > texts and tables. It was created by Celtic monks on the small Island of Iona off the coast of western Scotland in about 800 CE. The Book of Kells is chiefly celebrated for its illuminated illustrations and extraordinarily elaborate ornamentation. It is considered to represent the very best of insular illumination and is widely considered Ireland’s most important national treasure. This ebook includes full colour images of all the major illuminated pages in the Book of Kells, together with an introduction, the main text of Sir Edward Sullivan's seminal study of the Book of Kells from 1914, a brief biography of Sir Edward Sullivan, and an essay on Saint Columba and the Island of Iona where the book was made. 9,500 words, 43 full colour plates, 2 black and white plates.< Less
The Illustrated Book of Tea By Andrew Forbes et al.
eBook (ePub): $7.99
Perhaps the most universal of all drinks but water, tea enjoys a unique popularity around the globe. From the Patagonian Pampas in Argentina, to the high plateau of Tibet, it serves as a restorative,... More > an aid to digestion and a warming “pick-me-up”. In the refined chanoyu ceremony of Japan, tea-drinking has attained an apex of cultural sophistication, whilst half a world away in Great Britain high tea, generally taken at mid-afternoon, distinguishes the drawing rooms of the rich and influential, royalty and commoner alike. No doubt about it, people everywhere hold tea in high esteem – but where did it originate, and who first thought of plucking the leaves of this sturdy shrub, and then infusing them in boiling water? An illustrated version of Okakura Kakuzo’s classic ‘The Book of Tea’ with an introductory biography of Okakura and a chapter on ‘Tea - The Serviceable Herb’. 22,000 words, 75 contemporary and historical images< Less
Mandalas Coloring Book For Adults & Beginners Vol 2 Color your heart & relieve your stress with variety of mandalas & much more By Publicancy Ltd
Paperback: $8.00
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Mandalas Coloring Book For Adults & Beginners Vol 2 is an amazing coloring book with more than 50 Mandalas. Perfect paper quality that allows designs on only one side of the page so the ink... More > won’t bleed into the next page.Most of the designing is very detailed, you’ll need to use fine-point markers or colored pencils for top-grade results. This book has been drawn for cognoscenti colorists and is suitable for adults and older children coloring with fine-tipped markers, colored pencils or brush tipped markers.< Less
Mandalas Coloring Book For Adults & Beginners Vol 1 Color your heart & relieve your stress with variety of mandalas & much more By Publicancy Ltd
Paperback: $6.91
Prints in 3-5 business days
Mandalas Coloring Book For Adults & Beginners Vol 1 is an amazing coloring book with more than 50 Mandalas. Perfect paper quality that allows designs on only one side of the page so the ink... More > won’t bleed into the next page. Most of the designing is very detailed, you’ll need to use fine-point markers or colored pencils for top-grade results. This book has been drawn for cognoscenti colorists and is suitable for adults and older children coloring with fine-tipped markers, colored pencils or brush tipped markers.< Less
Utagawa Hiroshige's 36 Views of Mount Fuji By Andrew Forbes & David Henley
eBook (ePub): $7.99
‘Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji’ - in Japanese Fuji Sanjū-Rokkei - is the title of two separate and distinct series of woodblock prints by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Utagawa... More > Hiroshige (1797-1858), also often known as Andō Hiroshige, depicting Mount Fuji in differing seasons and times from a variety of different places and perspectives more than 150 years ago. The 1852 series was made in landscape orientation and was obviously influenced by the earlier similarly titled series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji by the master artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) which was published between 1826 and 1833. By contrast, the 1858 series are set in portrait orientation. In this volume Cognoscenti Books offer the full 1858 series of 36 prints, together with 6 supplementary prints and an essay on the Life and Times of Utagawa Hiroshige. The ukiyo-e woodblock prints are all high quality and in full colour. 43 historical images.< Less
Ladyboy: Thailand's Theater of Illusion By Andrew Forbes et al.
eBook (ePub): $7.99
The photographs in this coffee table e-book colourfully reveal the glamorous world of Thai transvestite cabaret. In Thailand practically every town or village has several openly transsexual boys or... More > men who dress as women and are born with feminine characteristics. They are known by a Thai term which translates as 'Women of the Second Kind', and are also often known by the English loan word 'Ladyboy'. Perhaps no other country in the world has such a large percentage of transsexuals, nor arguably does there exist any other culture where persons of the ‘third gender' can live and interact with society so freely and comfortably. The photographs in this 'coffee table e-book' portray the glamorous world of Thai erotic and exotic transvestite cabaret and represent, faithfully, Thailand's extraordinary 'Theater of Illusion'. 3,500 Words, 85 full colour images< Less
China's Ancient Tea Horse Road By Andrew Forbes & David Henley
eBook (ePub): $7.99
The antique Silk Road that connected the Chinese and Mediterranean Worlds for more than a millennium, facilitating the exchange of both goods and cultures, is widely known and celebrated. Less... More > familiar is its more southerly equivalent, the ‘Ancient Tea-Horse Road’ that once linked the lush tea gardens of southwest China with the frigid wastelands of Tibet and – beyond – the torrid plains of northern India. The latter is also sometimes called the ‘Southern Silk Road’, though this is a misnomer, as silk seems never to have played a very important part in the traffic that traveled along it. Follow the jingling mule trains carrying tea across the centuries from China to Tibet. 35 historic images, 10 contemporary images, 1 map< Less
100 Famous Views of Edo By Andrew Forbes & David Henley
eBook (ePub): $8.99
Utagawa Hiroshige’s ‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo’, actually composed of 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-19th century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements... More > of Japanese art. The series, which includes many of Hiroshige’s most famous prints, represents a celebration of the style and world of Japan’s finest cultural flowering at the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Hiroshige was nothing if not prolific, creating more than 8,000 art works in the course of his life, perhaps the most celebrated of which remains his '100 Famous Views of Edo', presented here in its entirety with new text and 134 full colour images.< Less
Angkor: Eighth Wonder of the World By Andrew Forbes et al.
eBook (ePub): $8.99
For much of the second half of the 20th century Cambodia was racked by war and famine. Considered a sideshow in the Vietnam War, the country was nevertheless invaded by both North and South Vietnam,... More > bombed to smithereens by the United States, and—worst of all—ruled, between 1975 and 1979, by Pol Pot’s genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. Things were so bad that the very name Cambodia became synonymous with pain and suffering. Yet it was not always so. Before its rice fields were stained with blood, Cambodia was celebrated as a land of fertile tranquility where a Buddhist people continued the myriad artistic and cultural traditions of the old Khmer Empire, exemplified by the extraordinary temple of Angkor Wat, surely the Eighth Wonder of the World. Angkor has to be seen to be believed. It is the largest religious site in the world and the major cultural and historical attraction in all of Southeast Asia. 20,000 words, 81 contemporary images, 18 historic images, 7 maps< Less

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