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|Author||: Alexandrina Buchanan|
|Total Pages||: 0|
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From fairy-tale castles and baronial halls to dungeons, torture and horror, the Gothic style has been incredibly influential. Indeed the cultural heritage of Britain owes more to the Gothic style than any other period, and many of our nation's buildings have a Gothic past. Explore the history of this awe-inspiring style of architecture in Alexandrina Buchanan's informative guide to the Gothic. The guide comprehensively covers the origins of the style and its use in church buildings as well as homes, through to the Victorian and Modern Gothic. illustrated by colour photographs of Gothic features and artworks, this guide is also accompanied by a CD of music with a Gothic theme to celebrate some of our most magnificent Gothic glories. A classic Pitkin. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel.
|Author||: Sean Wilsey|
|Total Pages||: 496|
|Genre||: Biography & Autobiography|
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“[An] irreverent and remarkably candid memoir about growing up in wealthy eighties San Francisco . . . rollicking, ruthless . . . ultimately generous-hearted.” —Vogue “A vivid mix of brio, self-awareness and sophistication . . . writing well is indeed the best revenge.” —The New York Times Book Review “A monumental piece of work.” —Kirkus Reviews “In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess.” With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest, and most grandiose of families. Sean's blond-bombshell mother (one of the thinly veiled characters in Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City) is a 1980s society-page staple, regularly entertaining Black Panthers and movie stars in her marble and glass penthouse, "eight hundred feet in the air above San Francisco; an apartment at the top of a building at the top of a hill: full of light, full of voices, full of windows full of water and bridges and hills." His enigmatic father uses a jet helicopter to drop Sean off at the video arcade and lectures his son on proper hygiene in public restrooms, "You should wash your hands first, before you use the urinal. Not after. Your penis isn't dirty. But your hands are." When Sean, "the kind of child who sings songs to sick flowers," turns nine years old, his father divorces his mother and marries her best friend. Sean's life blows apart. His mother first invites him to commit suicide with her, then has a "vision" of salvation that requires packing her Louis Vuitton luggage and traveling the globe, a retinue of multiracial children in tow. Her goal: peace on earth (and a Nobel Prize). Sean meets Indira Gandhi, Helmut Kohl, Menachem Begin, and the pope, hoping each one might come back to San Francisco and persuade his father to rejoin the family. Instead, Sean is pushed out of San Francisco and sent spiraling through five high schools, till he finally lands at an unorthodox reform school cum "therapeutic community," in Italy. With its multiplicity of settings and kaleidoscopic mix of preoccupations-sex, Russia, jet helicopters, seismic upheaval, boarding schools, Middle Earth, skinheads, home improvement, suicide, skateboarding, Sovietology, public transportation, massage, Christian fundamentalism, dogs, Texas, global thermonuclear war, truth, evil, masturbation, hope, Bethlehem, CT, eventual salvation (abridged list)—Oh the Glory of It All is memoir as bildungsroman as explosion.
|Author||: Samantha Beiko,Various|
|Publsiher||: Bedside Press|
|Total Pages||: 164|
|Genre||: Graphic novels|
Download Gothic Tales of Haunted Love Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
"Gothic Tales of Haunted Love is a new anthology of gothic romance comics inspired by the 1970s genre, but with diverse lead characters, LGBT themes, and global settings."--Provided by publisher.
|Author||: Jules Brown,Rough Guides|
|Publsiher||: Rough Guides|
|Total Pages||: 208|
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Slim, stylish and pocketable, Barcelona Directions is full of ideas for stop-overs, long-weekends and flying visits to one of Europe''s most popular city break destinations, richly illustrated with hundreds of specially commissioned photos. The full-colour introduction features 28 themed spreads - from shopping and designer bars to architecture and art galleries. The main section of the guide, "Places", gives a district-by-district account of the sights, restaurants, shops, transport links and nightlife - all generously illustrated. Every listing and review is pin-pointed on accompanying user-friendly maps.