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The most versatile British designer of the 18th century William Kent (1685-1748) created a style for a new nation and monarchy. The scope of his achievements encompasses architecture palatial interiors elaborate gardens and exquisite furniture. Among his creative innovations are bold combinations of elements from Palladian rococo and gothic design anticipating the intermingling of architectural styles we see today.  William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain is the first comprehensive exploration of this important designer and his extraordinary creations.An international team of the foremost experts in the field examines the entire spectrum of Kent’s oeuvre including the interiors at Kensington Palace and Houghton Hall. Essays illuminate issues about the authorship of Kent’s furniture and metalwork situate his contributions in relation to architectural discourse and classify the characteristics of his designs. Copiously illustrated including many stunning new photographs this handsome volume celebrates the work and career of one of the most influential figures in the history of architecture and design.Key Features:688 pagesHardbackPublished in 2013

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Merlin the Magician has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was first introduced in the twelfth century though the pages of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae.  But although the Merlin of literature and Arthurian myth is well known Merlin the "historical" figure and his relation to medieval magic are less familiar. In this book Anne Lawrence-Mathers explores just who he was and what he has meant to Britain.The historical Merlin was no rough magician: he was a learned figure from the cutting edge of medieval science and adept in astrology cosmology prophecy and natural magic...

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Darwins Universe Stockists

This alphabetically arranged reference an immensely entertaining browser's delight offers a dazzling overview of the life and thought of Charles Darwin and his incredibly wide sphere of influence.Authoritative and abundantly illustrated it illuminates the ways in which ideas of evolutionary biology have leapt the boundaries of science to influence philosophy law religion literature cinema art and popular culture. Darwin's Universe a thoroughly revised and updated successor to Richard Milner's acclaimed Encyclopaedia of Evolution contains more than a hundred new essays including entries on animal behaviour (Alex...

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