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Марина Сорокина Lace of Russia. Vologda Lace

Марина Сорокина Lace of Russia. Vologda Lace

Interbook-Business Publishers has undertaken the publication of the "Masterpieces of Russian Folk Art" series consisting of handsomely designed art books on traditional Russian crafts. An embodiment of the experience and talents of many generations, folk crafts are constantly developing and regenerating, thus remaining a viable modern art which gives joy and beauty to the people. Each book contains a survey of the history of the craft and the work of prominent craftsmen, as well as about 150 illustrations, including the best works from both Russian museums and private collections.

Цена: 229 руб.

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Chernobyl. History of a Tragedy

Chernobyl. History of a Tragedy

On the morning of 26 April 1986 Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Soviet Ukraine. The outburst put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation. In the end, less than five percent of the reactor's fuel escaped, but that was enough to contaminate over half of Europe with radioactive fallout.In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy recreates these events in all of their drama, telling the stories of the firefighters, scientists, engineers, workers, soldiers, and policemen who found themselves caught in a nuclear Armageddon and succeeded in doing the seemingly impossible: extinguishing the nuclear inferno and putting the reactor to sleep. While it is clear that the immediate cause of the accident was a turbine test gone wrong, Plokhy shows how the deeper roots of Chernobyl lay in the nature of the Soviet political system and the flaws of its nuclear industry. A little more than five years later, the Soviet Union would fall apart, destroyed from within by its unsustainable communist ideology and the dysfunctional managerial and economic systems laid bare in the wake of the disaster.A poignant, fast paced account of the drama of heroes, perpetrators, and victims, Chernobyl is the definitive history of the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Цена: 1181 руб.

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Valerian: The Complete Collection: Volume 1

Valerian: The Complete Collection: Volume 1

This first volume of the collection contains books 1 and 2 of the series "The City of Shifting Waters and The Empire of a Thousand Planets. It also includes book 0, Bad Dreams, translated into English for the first time: the very first adventures of our two heroes, published after City and retroactively numbered. Finally, linking the volumes of this collection together is a long, exclusive interview with the authors and director Luc Besson. Illustrated with new art as well as numerous sketches, studies and photographs from the big-screen adaptation.

Цена: 1476 руб.

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Flight: Volume Two

Flight: Volume Two

The graphic novel anthology that solidified the stature of the FLIGHT series as one of the most thoughtful, beautifully rendered works in the field. "Last year, the first volume of Flight introduced a squadron of talented young cartoonists whose anime/animation influence struck a fresh note among jaded comics readers. This edition shows substantial growth while introducing some veterans, such as Jeff Smith (Bone) and Doug TenNapel (Creature Tech)...The sheer force of creative energy on display is impressive." "The first Flight anthology was one of those universally-beloved comics, and the second volume is maybe a little bit better." - The Fourth Rail for Flight, Volume Two. "The quality is simply outstanding. It's probably safe to say that among its 432 pages, Flight has something to offer just about everyone." - Comixfan.com for Flight, Volume Two.

Цена: 2328 руб.

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Life the Wizard of Oz: 75 Years Along the Yellow Brick Road

Life the Wizard of Oz: 75 Years Along the Yellow Brick Road

LIFE is where the nation first learned about THE WIZARD OF OZ and its soon-to-be starlet Judy Garland. Seventy-five years after the debut of the classic American movie, this commemorative volume, LIFE THE WIZARD OF OZ: 75 YEARS ALONG THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, includes rare and never-before-seen photography about the iconic film, intimate portraits of the film's stars, and exclusive commentary from renowned contributors, including TIME movie critic Richard Corliss. This celebratory book not only covers the history of the movie, but also explores the legends, lore and the effect the movie had on the nation's film industry and culture- THE WIZARD OF OZ was one of the first color films created.

Цена: 1347 руб.

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Alternative Petersburg. Guide Book

Alternative Petersburg. Guide Book

Hundreds of guidebooks about St. Petersburg begin exactly the same way:"On the 16th of May 1703, Peter the Great... blah blah blah."Hundreds of marvellous, excellent and comprehensive books... Tell about St. Petersburg like they think they should, like the city's story is being told for visitors or schoolchildren on an obligatory tour. And at the same time, just like every every city, St. Petersburg has as many different sides as there are passers-by on Nevsky Prospect in the weekend. And in order to get to know a house it is not enough to admire it from the outside — you have to step inside.With the help of this guidebook you will find out about the places that are significant or cult for the Peterburgians. Why are they special?Who knows...Perhaps that's where the city's spirit is.

Цена: 275 руб.

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Moscow Metro. Guide

Moscow Metro. Guide

The guidebook offers five itineraries focussing on the art and architecture of Moscow's most interesting stations with a brief account of their history and special features. Extensive use is made of modern and archive photographic material, as well as designs and sketches, some of which were never used. Routes 2, 4 and 5 have been expanded to include stations of general interest. An index of all the stations on the Moscow Metro and a list of museums, theatres, sport centres, stadiums, railway stations, shopping facilities and parks in their vicinity make the guidebook invaluable for intrepid foreign tourists who prefer to explore for themselves. Издание на английском языке. Формат: 22 см х 29 см. Рекомендуем!

Цена: 172 руб.

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Kamchatka: Modern Guide

Kamchatka: Modern Guide

This traveller guide includes all the relevant information about the places of interest and the infrastructure of the Kamchatka Krai, as well as about walking routes and transport in the region. It is the first book to offer the definitive review of cultural and geographical sites of the Koryak Autonomous District. Here you will find the information about the traditions of indigenous ethnic groups, about the climate patterns and natural environment of the region, as well as its economic outlook.To illustrate the book, photographs were used as well as geographical maps and local plans.The book will be of use for all those who plan on going to Kamchatka, those who are interested in its history and geography.

Цена: 503 руб.

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Марина Стекольникова, Александр Боровский Государственный Русский музей. Альманах, №63, 2004. All Creatures: Great and Small

Марина Стекольникова, Александр Боровский Государственный Русский музей. Альманах, №63, 2004. All Creatures: Great and Small

Before the official appearance of the animal genre in fine art, masters combined elements of art and natural history, inspired by their own love of nature. The first professional animal artists appeared in China during the T'ang dynasty in the eighth century and the Sung dynasty in the thirteenth century. In Europe, animal art first developed in the Netherlands and Flanders in the seventeenth century (Paul Potter, Frans Snyders and Jan Fyt), before spreading to France (Jean-Baptiste Oudry), Russia and other countries in the eighteenth century. For a long time, animalism was linked to such other realms of fine art as genre, landscape and still-life painting. To this day, the official borders of the genre are still unclear, particularly in decorative and applied art. Формат: 25 см x 31 см.

Цена: 595 руб.

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A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume 4

A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume 4

Bestselling writer Daniel Abraham and acclaimed illustrator ommy Patterson bring their stunning graphic-novel daptation of George R. R. Martin's classic A Game of Thrones о a stunning finish that merits a place alongside the majestic iriginal on the bookshelf of every fantasy fan. The death of King Robert Baratheon and the imprisonment his Hand, Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell, has set the great louses of Westeros at one another's throats. In Winterfell, Eddard's eldest son and heir, Robb Stark, las gathered an army and is pushing south, determined to free lis father. Along the way, he pledges to marry the daughter of bord Walder Frey in exchange for a military advantage that lllows him to capture Jaime Lannister - a powerful bargaining :hip to ensure Lord Eddard's safe release. But it is one thing to capture the Kingslayer and quite another to hold him. Meanwhile, in King's Landing, young King Joffrey has other ideas than an exchange of prisoners. Ignoring the advice of his mother, Queen Cersei, he throws oil on the flames of conflict and ignites a conflagration that seems likely to consume not only the Starks but all of Westeros - unless Tyrion Lannister, the Imp, can bring the mad boy-king to heel.

Цена: 1017 руб.

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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Part 2

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Part 2

An irresistibly brilliant graphic novel adaptation of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, adapted by award-winning illustrator P. Craig Russell. This is the second of two volumes.Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it's in the land of the living that the real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives, and he has already killed Bod's family.

Цена: 870 руб.

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Berlitz: Tuscany and Umbria Pocket Guide

Berlitz: Tuscany and Umbria Pocket Guide

"Berlitz Pocket Guide Tuscany and Umbria" is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this bountiful region has to offer, from its exquisite Renaissance cities to hilltop villages and peaceful, verdant landscapes. Follow in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi, climb the leaning tower of Pisa, go hiking in the Apennines, wander through the medieval alleyways of Siena and San Gimignano - the Where To Go chapter details all the key sights. Handy maps on the cover help you get around with ease. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the Top 10 Attractions in Tuscany and Umbria, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Tour of the region. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from shopping for leather goods in Florence to catching one of the many music festivals the region is renowned for. You'll also be armed with background information, including a brief history of the region of Tuscany and Umbria and an Eating Out chapter covering its mouth-watering rustic cuisine and famous wine, Chianti. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants, and an A-Z to equip you with all the practical information you will need.

Цена: 461 руб.

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Codex Seraphinianus

Codex Seraphinianus

An extraordinary and surreal art book, this edition has been redesigned by the author and includes new illustrations. Ever since the Codex Seraphinianus was first published in 1981, the book has been recognized as one of the strangest and most beautiful art books ever made. This visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language has fueled much debate over its meaning. Written for the information age and addressing the import of coding and decoding in genetics, literary criticism, and computer science, the Codex confused, fascinated, and enchanted a generation. While its message may be unclear, its appeal is obvious: it is a most exquisite artifact. Blurring the distinction between art book and art object, this anniversary edition-redesigned by the author and featuring new illustrations-presents this unique work in a new, unparalleled light. With the advent of new media and forms of communication and continuous streams of information, the Codex is now more relevant and timely than ever. A special limited and numbered deluxe edition that includes a signed print is also available. Рекомендуем!

Цена: 7623 руб.

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The Rough Guide to Mallorca and Menorca

The Rough Guide to Mallorca and Menorca

The new-look, full colour THE ROUGH GUIDE TO MALLORCA AND MENORCA goes beyond the sun, booze and high-rise hotels to reveal the surprising delights of these Balearic islands. Away from the handful of mega-resorts, discover the bustle of Mallorca's capital, Palma, the craggy mountains and medieval monasteries of the north coast, and the charming towns of the central plain. Menorca, lying to the east, boasts an interior of rolling fields and wooded ravines in between its capital Mao, and the beautifully preserved town of Ciutadella, while a chain of conservation areas protect the pristine coves and beaches that are Menorca's real treasures. Stunning photos, suggested itineraries, day hike routes, colour-coded maps, trustworthy reviews and top five boxes, not to mention all the practical information you need, will help you enjoy the very best of both these islands. Make the most of your time with THE ROUGH GUIDE TO MALLORCA AND MENORCA.

Цена: 546 руб.

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The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illu

The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illu

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Nikolay Starikov Rouble Nationalization: The Way to Russia's Freedom

Nikolay Starikov Rouble Nationalization: The Way to Russia's Freedom

Unrestrained issuing of money backed by nothing has been the dream of bankers and moneylenders for centuries. This is the shortest way to world domination. Today this dream has become reality. All the world's money stocks are tied to the dollar, which can be issued without restrictions. As a result of defeat in the Cold War Russia was deprived of a significant part of its sovereignty. The Russian rouble does not be­long to the people anymore. The only way out of the dead end is to change the current form of the system of money-issuing.By reading this book you will find out the answers to the following questions: What are the gold and currency reserves of Russia and why do they not belong to the Rus­sian Government? Who was Stalin's 'Chubais' and how did the leader of the USSR treat him? How are the deaths of American presidents connected to various types of identical American dollars? How did Benito Mussolini cooperate with the British intelligence service and what did it lead to? Why did the USSR refuse to enter the IMF and sign the Bretton Woods agreement? Who was knighted upon Stalin's death and why? What constitution did Sakharov offer to his country?The story of the Bank of England, the reasons for Joseph Stalin's death, unknown snipers on the rooftops of Moscow in October 1993, the Central Bank of Russia inde­pendent from Russia - these are parts of one thing; the roots of one tree.

Цена: 210 руб.

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The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

The inspiration for the new movie The Death of Stalin written and directed by Armando Iannucci (In The Loop, Veep, the Thick of It). Fear, corruption and treachery abound in this political satire set in the aftermath of Stalin s death in the Soviet Union in 1953. When the leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, has a stroke - the political gears begin to turn, plunging the super-state into darkness, uncertainty and near civil war. The struggle for supreme power will determine the fate of the nation and of the world. And it all really happened.

Цена: 1901 руб.

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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

'Gripping and surprising ... Pollan makes losing your mind sound like the sanest thing a person could do' The New York Times Book ReviewCould psychedelic drugs change our worldview? One of America's most admired writers takes us on a mind-altering journey to the frontiers of human consciousnessWhen LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as if the world might be on the cusp of psychological revolution. It promised to shed light on the deep mysteries of consciousness, as well as offer relief to addicts and the mentally ill. But in the 1960s, with the vicious backlash against the counter-culture, all further research was banned. In recent years, however, work has quietly begun again on the amazing potential of LSD, psilocybin and DMT. Could these drugs in fact improve the lives of many people? Diving deep into this extraordinary world and putting himself forwardas a guinea-pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinatedby the implications of these drugs. How to Change Your Mind is a report from what could very well be the future of human consciousness.

Цена: 1204 руб.

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Flight: Volume Six

Flight: Volume Six

A full-colour graphic anthology of short stories by some of the hottest creators in the field, Flight, Volume Six is the newest addition to a great success story in graphic novel publishing.

Цена: 1668 руб.

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The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, The Cia, And The Rise Of America’s Secret Government

The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, The Cia, And The Rise Of America’s Secret Government

An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful - and secretive - colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers America's greatest untold story: the United States' rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA. Drawing on revelatory new materials - including newly discovered US government documents, US and European intelligence sources, the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles' wife and mistress, and exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials - Talbot reveals the underside of one of America's most powerful and influential figures. Dulles's decade as the director of the CIA - which he used to further his public and private agendas - were dark times in American politics. Calling himself ''the secretary of state of unfriendly countries,'' Dulles saw himself as above the elected law, manipulating and subverting American presidents in the pursuit of his personal interests and those of the wealthy elite he counted as his friends and clients - colluding with Nazi-controlled cartels, German war criminals, and Mafiosi in the process. Targeting foreign leaders for assassination and overthrowing nationalist governments not in line with his political aims, Dulles employed those same tactics to further his goals at home, Talbot charges, offering shocking new evid...

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The Rough Guide to Jordan

The Rough Guide to Jordan

"The Rough Guide to Jordan" is the definitive guide to the most alluring corner of the Middle East. Detailed accounts of every attraction, along with crystal-clear maps and plans, lift the lid on this fascinatingly diverse country. Explore the world wonder that is Petra, an ancient city carved from rose-red mountain cliffs. Roam the sands of Wadi Rum in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, then relax on golden beaches at Aqaba, Jordan's beautiful Red Sea resort. You'll find full-colour pictures and maps throughout, alongside insider tips on getting the best out of a visit to Amman, the buzzing Jordanian capital, as well as Crusader castles and stunningly well preserved Roman cities. Float your cares away on the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, or take in spectacular views over the Dana biosphere reserve. At every point, the "Rough Guide" steers you to the best hotels, cafes, restaurants and shops across every price range, giving you clear, balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions. Make the most of your time with "The Rough Guide to Jordan".

Цена: 748 руб.

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Vietnam

Vietnam

This edition covers recommended places to stay, gives the scoop on Vietnam's gastronomic delights and how to eat them, and offers special sections on the best of Vietnam, including the Tet festival and Halong Bay.Издательство: Lonely Planet PublicationsФормат издания: 130x190

Цена: 273 руб.

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The Rough Guide to Venice and the Veneto

The Rough Guide to Venice and the Veneto

The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto is long established as the most thorough and reliable guide to the city and its surroundings. Unrivaled in its coverage of the Doge's Palace, the Basilica di San Marco, and other major sights, The Rough Guide to Venice and the Veneto also reveals the treasures to be found in the districts that lie off the usual tourist trails — and has plenty of maps to make sure you find them easily. It will tell you the best places to stay, eat, and drink, in all price ranges, from backwater bars to gourmet restaurants, from homely B&Bs to spectacular Grand Canal hotels. In addition to being packed with stories that illuminate the city's history, The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto tells you more about the city as it is today than any other guidebook, with features on everything from flood-prevention projects to the travails of Venice's football team. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto. Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.

Цена: 849 руб.

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The Chronicles of King Conan Volume 5: The Black Dragons and Other Stories

The Chronicles of King Conan Volume 5: The Black Dragons and Other Stories

"They say the king's gone mad!" Blinded by grief and rage, Conan the King has let matters of state fall by the wayside as he mourns the apparent death of his son and heir, Conn. The barbarian king's erratic behavior and the void of leadership is troubling, but where some see a kingdom on the brink of chaos, others see an opportunity to seize the moment and pull the reins of power from the preoccupied monarch's hands. Dead hands, that is!

Цена: 1662 руб.

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The Kane Chronicles, The, Book One: Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel

The Kane Chronicles, The, Book One: Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel

Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near-strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, Carter has traveled the world with their father, the famed Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together to the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that all the gods of Egypt are waking, and that Set now has his sights on them. To stop him, the duo embarks on a dangerous journey across the globe, one that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and its connection to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs. The heart-stopping action and magic explode off the page in The Red Pyramid, The Graphic Novel, based on the worldwise best-selling novel by Rick Riordan.

Цена: 1283 руб.

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The Rough Guide to Amsterdam

The Rough Guide to Amsterdam

The Rough Guide to Amsterdam is your essential travel guide to this compact and instantly likeable city, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions. From the Anne Frank House to the Rijksmuseum, The Rough Guide to Amsterdam will steer you to outstanding art galleries, elegant canal-side architecture, and all the must-see city sights. This full-color, updated guide provides comprehensive coverage of the best restaurants, stylish bars, intimate cafes, vibrant markets, and hottest nightlife in Amsterdam for all budgets. Explore all corners of the city with authoritative background on everything from the city's canal houses to the art of the Golden Age, relying on the clearest maps of any guide, as well as practical language tips. The Rough Guide to Amsterdam also includes a chapter devoted to day trips featuring places like Haarlem, Alkmaar, and Edam. Whether you're sipping a beer in an old cafe or dodging the trams on Dam Square, this guide is indispensable. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Amsterdam. Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.

Цена: 915 руб.

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Jan Morris Locations

Jan Morris Locations

From San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso, to nostalgic Oslo, to Norfolk Island, home of the Boobook Owl, Locations is an honest and insightful look at thirteen unique places from the woman who has, in her own words, been earning her living "by perpetual wandering and writing" for nearly forty years. One of the world's preeminent travel writers, Jan Morris is the author of a number of highly acclaimed volumes. And now, in Locations, she presents yet another collection of provocative essays on destinations as varied as Paris and Oslo, West Point and Chicago.These pieces reveal not so much how a place looks, feels, or sounds, but Morris's own response to a particular moment, her appreciation of history's causes and effects, her sharp eye for a telling detail, and her ability to find the meaning in a chance encounter. In Vermont, ("the receptacle of the symptoms Romantics like to identify as American Innocence") she retells with delight how, like the keys to a city, she was given the gift of a piece of lead piping from which the stallion Justin Morgan (the father of the breed of Morgan horses) had drunk. She finds Oaxaca (pronounced like "wa-HA-ka") colored violently by its Indianness, where one can hear the arcane languages of the Mixtec, Zapotec, and Ixcatec, and, five thousand feet above sea level, get a benign and hallucinatory effect of breathiness and romance. Morris captures what she calls the pungency of the Tex-Mex frontier, where one can not only find clans (who have lived the...

Цена: 155 руб.

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Vampire Culture

Vampire Culture

Unique and exciting, this ethnographic study is the first to address a little-known subculture, which holds a fascination for many. The first decade of the twenty-first century has displayed an ever increasing fixation with vampires, from the recent spate of phenomenally successful books, films, and television programmes, to the return of vampire-like style on the catwalk. Amidst this hype, there exists a small, dedicated community that has been celebrating their interest in the vampire since the early 1990s. The London vampire subculture is an alternative lifestyle community of people from all walks of life and all ages, from train drivers to university lecturers, who organise events such as fang fittings, gothic belly dancing, late night graveyard walks, and "carve your own tombstone". Mellins presents an extraordinary account of this fascinating subculture, which is largely unknown to most people. Through case study analysis of the female participants, Vampire Culture investigates women's longstanding love affair with the undead, and asks how this fascination impacts on their lives, from fiction to fashion. Vampire Culture includes photography from community member and professional photographer SoulStealer, and is an essential read for students and scholars of gender, film, television, media, fashion, culture, sociology and research methods, as well as anyone with an interest in vampires, style subcultures, and the gothic.

Цена: 3357 руб.

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Suzanne Massie Pavlovsk: The Life of a Russian Palace

Suzanne Massie Pavlovsk: The Life of a Russian Palace

Like the rings in a tree, two centuries of turbulent events have left their imprint on the history of the palace at Pavlovsk. In this, her first book since her classic Land of the Firebird, Suzanne Massie uses this history as a lens to look deeply into the soul of successive periods revealing the heights of hope and the depths of horror in the larger than life size to be found only in Russia. Pavlovsk is a riveting true story of passions and people - as gripping as a novel, exciting as a spy thriller. The story begins in the lavish late 18th-century court of Catherine the Great who gave the land where this magnificent palace was built to her unhappy son Paul and his young wife Maria Feodorovna. Paul, one of the most enigmatic and quixotic of tsars - assassinated a few years after he became Emperor - nevertheless managed to win and hold the love of one of the most beautiful and talented of tsarinas. Together they had ten children, among them four daughters who became queens and two sons who became tsars, the great Alexander I, conqueror of Napoleon and Nicholas I, the "Iron Tsar". Maria Feodorovna, a woman of uncommon taste, working with the best architects and artisans of her day, made Pavlovsk an encyclopedia of all the ideas of beauty of Russia's golden age. The saga sweeps the reader through the revolution, when the palace was narrowly saved from ravaging Red Guards by a group of art lovers - only to fall a few years later into the brutal hands of the Nazis and the Gestapo...

Цена: 679 руб.

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Dubai: Pocket Guide

Dubai: Pocket Guide

Berlitz Pocket Guide Dubai is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this ever-changing city has to offer. The Where To Go chapter details all the key sights, from modern icons such as the seven-star Burj Al Arab and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, to the more traditional attractions such as the Gold Souk and historic Bastakiya. There are also excursions into the desert, Al Ain and even nearby Abu Dhabi. Handy maps on the cover help you get around with ease. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the Top 10 Attractions in the city, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in Dubai. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, including shopping in the city's opulent malls and atmospheric souks, taking in the horse racing and hitting Dubai's famous clubs and bars. You'll also be armed with background information, including a brief history of the city and an Eating Out chapter covering its cosmopolitan cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants, and an A-Z to equip you with all the practical information you will need.

Цена: 405 руб.

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