A VISION OF YEMENOrdinær pris 469,00 kr
Sheikh Hassan Al Thani is a tireless explorer of the history of southern Arabia. A curious observer who is well acquainted with his subject, he photographs the footprints of this civilization, while pondering the country's future. This work takes the reader progressively deeper into the heart of Yemen to see fascinating landscapes, streets, architecture of ancient towns, cars, satellite dishes, and other signs of modernity. The photographer trains his lens on people who emerge from these photographs to give additional clues to understanding this remarkable and changing land. Shot in color and in black and white, these fascinating images provide unparalleled testimony to the richness of this ancient civilization.
Forfattere: Hassan al than
Publisert måned: Des
Publisert år: 2006
Sider nr: 215
At Home in Sri LankaOrdinær pris 429,00 kr
A decade after the publication of living in Sri Lanka, photographer James Fennell revisits the `paradise isle' to discover exactly what it is that makes a great Sri Lankan home. Travelling with writer tom sykes, he has visited numerous houses and taken thousands of photographs, as well as interviewing owners, interior decorators, architects, stylists and designers. Collectively, the twenty-six properties showcased in this book - the very best examples - capture the essence of elegant Sri Lankan living.
Sri Lanka is a place of geographic and cultural contrasts, and its best architecture is structurally versatile, using features such as overhanging roofs, slatted walls and courtyards to cope with intense sunshine and sudden downpours in equal measure. Also in the interior, climatic factors dominate even the most luxurious homes: Valuable antiques and art give way to simple pieces of furniture, batiks, prints and artfully crafted cushions, with colour or shadow used creatively to enliven expansive walls. From the colonial grandeur of actress gillian anderson's secluded retreat and the sumptuous Wallawawa hotel to works by the celebrated architects Geoffrey Bawa (claughton house; paradise road the villa Bentota) and anjalendran (the crooked house; mount cinnamon), the structures in this book have one thing in common: They embrace the unpredictable natural environment, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living.
forfattere: Tom Sykes
Publisert måned: Aug
Publisert år: 2016
Sider nr: 207
BANGKOK LOCALOrdinær pris 329,00 kr
This beautiful book features 70 recipes of dishes that define Bangkok, so you can capture the city's magic in your own home. Bangkok is any explorer's dream and a food-lover's paradise. In the Thai capital, most food is still sold along the ancient canals that crosshatch the city, and on street corners, from mobile carts and inside its bustling markets.
Of course, you'll find the best green curry and pad Thai of your life in this dynamic city. But Bangkok holds infinite secrets for anyone truly passionate about food. Bangkok Local follows one culinary day, with sections marked for Early, Mid and Late.
It's the second in our Local series, which unites intimate food knowledge with stunning gonzo-photography. From the Early chapter, you might cook up some fried taro cakes (kanom pak gad) or an egg in tamarind sauce (kai luk keuy) or rice soup with barramundi (kao tom pla kra pong). Then Mid is all about lunch and afternoon snackery: orange sour soup with prawns and mixed vegetables (gaeng som pak gung sod), papaya salad (som tum) and fried rice with pineapple (kao pad sapparod).
Finally, it's Late. That means jungle curry with pork (gaeng pa mu), late-night stir-fried crab with black pepper (pu pad prik thai dum) and bananas in coconut cream (gluay buat chee). It's high time you tried Thai.
Publisert år: 2019
BEDOUIN AND NOMADSOrdinær pris 439,00 kr
The deserts of Arabia stretch from Jordan to Yemen: Wadi Rum, the Nefud, Ad-Dahna and Rub al Khali - known as the Empty Quarter - which borders Yemen and extends to Oman. The author takes us to the heart of this immense region, tracking the ancient incense route and the nomadic Bedouins. More than 200 photographs by Etienne Dehau illustrate the culture of this people as they move from camp to camp within a land that is both hostile and overwhelming.
Forfattere: Pierre Bonte
Publisert måned: Mar
Publisert år: 2007
Sider nr: 206
BUDDHIST HIMALAYASOrdinær pris 279,00 kr
Available in paperback, this sumptuous volume presents a dazzling collection of photographs of the majestic landscape and Buddhist people of the Himalayas. The authors profound intimacy with their subject is immediately apparent in their awe-inspiring images, which present a harmonious mosaic of the unmatched richness of the civilizations on the Roof of the World. The pictures are accompanied throughout by contributions from nineteen eminent specialists on the region, who discuss the faith, culture, politics and traditions of the Himalayan world.
Reflecting not only the cycle of human existence but also the history of the Himalayas, this lavish volume offers an unparalleled insight into Himalayan Buddhism in the 21st century.
Forfattere: M. Ricard mf
Publisert måned: Sep
Publisert år: 2008
FROM THE SOURCE - THAILANDOrdinær pris 279,00 kr
From the Source is Lonely Planet's groundbreaking cookbook series that introduces food lovers to the world's most authentic local dishes by transporting you into the kitchens of the cooks who have perfected them. Each country-specific edition features sumptuous original photography, up to 70 classic recipes, and an introduction to each by cooks from street-food vendors to Michelin-starred chefpatrons. From the Source represents the world of food at its most exciting.
forfattere: A. Bush
Publisert måned: Aug
Publisert år: 2015
Sider nr: 271
JAPAN´S WORLD HERITAGE SITESOrdinær pris 349,00 kr
Japan's world heritage sites presents the exquisite temples, shrines, gardens, castles and natural wonders found throughout japan which have now been declared unesco world heritage sites. This new edition has more convenient size and includes many newly-designated UNESCO sites including: Christian sites in Nagasaki that tell the extraordinary story of Japan's christians who continued to practice their faith in secret under penalty of death during Japan's feudal era; Meiji industrial sites which tell of the nation's rapid modernization during the Meiji period; the Munakata shrine to seafaring deities on a forbidding island; the Tomioka silk mill which became a leader in japan's export drive; the national museum of western art, an architectural gem designed by le corbusier.
Japan expert John Dougill personally travelled to each of these sites to research this book. He tells how his journey led him from the sub-arctic island of Hokkaido to the sub-tropical islands of the Okinawan archipelago and beyond. Tag along as he describes each place in loving detail and talks about its special historical and cultural features, including: Mount Fuji, Japan's tallest and most sacred volcano, located on Honshu island near Tokyo.
Mt. Fuji is considered the sacred centre of japan; himeji castle, a monument from japan's long feudal history. Also known as egret castle, because it looks like a bird taking off in flight; Horu-ji temple, the world's oldest surviving wooden structure a centre of buddhist learning that still serves as a seminary and monastery; the Hiroshima peace memorial or atomic-bomb dome one of the few structures to partially survive the atomic blast in 1945; the Ogasawara islands, a remote archipelago of over 30 islands including Iwo Jima, that is home to rare wildlife and spectacular scenery. Readers will learn how japan became involved with the world heritage sites program back in 1993, the importance of these designations, and their popularity in Japan and abroad today.
whether you are planning to travel to japan or just enjoy learning more about this history of this unique land, japan's world heritage sites is sure to inspire.
forfattere: John Dougill
Publisert måned: Okt.
Publisert år: 2019
Sider nr: 208
KYRGYZSTANOrdinær pris 469,00 kr
Never before has a book of the costumes of the nomadic peoples of Central Asia been published in American or Western European literature. This lavishly illustrated volume features the work of eminent Russian anthropologist Claudia Antipina, who died in 1996 at the age of 92. Antipina was one of only a small number of Russian anthropologists who devoted their lives to research among the nomadic Kyrgyz, and she herself lived most of her life in Kyrgyzstan. The costumes and documentation in this volume represent a substantial body of research collected by Antipina during the years of her life in Kyrgyzstan, and have never before been published. The book is illustrated with the watercolor images by Temirbek Musakeev and the photographs of French/Argentinean photographer Rolando Paiva.
Forfattere: K. Antipina
Publisert måned: Des
Publisert år: 2006
Sider nr: 189
LIVING IN BALIOrdinær pris 249,00 kr
TLV - TEL AVIVOrdinær pris 449,00 kr