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Apocalypse: The Great East Window Of York Minster

Apocalypse: The Great East Window Of York Minster

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This is the tale of a medieval masterpiece. York Minster boasts one of the great artistic achievements of the Middle Ages - a stunning expanse of stained glass of unparalleled size and beauty in Britain. The Great East Window, created by the 15th-century glass painter John Thornton, contains over 300 glazed panels, including a remarkable sequence depicting that most inspiring and controversial Biblical text, the Revelation of St John. The four horsemen, the Archangel Michael and the dragon, the whore of Babylon, the coming of the new Jerusalem - all of the famous phantasmagorical images of John's vision are here in searing colour and detail. Specially commissioned as the Minster received a generous grant to clean and preserve this masterwork, Apocalypse reproduces the entire cycle in colour for the first time. Expert commentary by medieval stained glass expert Sarah Brown is supplemented by a chapter on the interpretation of the Apocalypse by theologian Paula Gooder and an introduction by the Dean of York.
Bes - Ben Chicago's Mad Hatter

Bes - Ben Chicago's Mad Hatter

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A history of the renowned 20th century millinery shop, with over 500 illustrations. This publication showcases the career of Chicago milliner Benjamin B. Green-Field, who viewed fashion with a sense of humor, creating extraordinary confections designed to amuse the viewer and express an aspect of the wearer’s personality. 


Author Elizabeth Jachimowicz has mined a variety of sources including photographic and newspaper archives, along with extensive Bes-Ben business records housed at the Chicago History Museum, to put together this narrative. Illustrated with images from both private and public collections, the book contains a substantial catalogue of the milliner’s oeuvre. It is designed to both entertain the casual reader and to provide detailed information for scholars seeking to identify specific hats. It will also serve as an inspirational resource for students and designers. 



Postcards: The Rise and Fall of the World's First Social Network

Postcards: The Rise and Fall of the World's First Social Network

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Postcards are usually associated with banal holiday pleasantries, but they are made possible by sophisticated industries and institutions, from printers to postal services. When they were invented, postcards established what is now taken for granted in modern times: the ability to send and receive messages around the world easily and inexpensively. Fundamentally they are about creating personal connections—links between people, places, and beliefs. Lydia Pyne examines postcards on a global scale, to understand them as artifacts that are at the intersection of history, science, technology, art, and culture. In doing so, she shows how postcards were the first global social network and also, here in the twenty-first century, how postcards are not yet extinct.

Vintage Costume Inspirations

Vintage Costume Inspirations

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Vintage Costume Inspiration is full of wildly creative pictures and ideas. Most of the images in this book are from mid-century French and German costume magazines and catalogs. This book has everything, from costumes that will challenge even the most serious crafters, to simple and striking details for more casual creators.

A great costume can often come from a simple idea. Therefore, Laughing Elephant has selected images that capture some of those wonderful costumes and compiled them in this book to spark the imaginations of parents and children alike. A few of the best and most whimsical ideas include: an artist's palette (complete with paintbrush hat!), a carrot, a box of chocolate, a telephone, and even an alluring version of a high-tension wire.

These costumes are beautifully illustrated and sure to ignite your child's imagination. Have the most original costume at the next Halloween party with our retro costume look book!

Votes For Women! The Suffrage Movement Book of Postcards

Votes For Women! The Suffrage Movement Book of Postcards

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The fight for American women to gain the vote lasted more than seven decades, upending traditional notions of gender roles and forcing a reconsideration of the duties and privileges of citizenship. Recorded in photographs, periodicals, and broadsides, the suffrage movement inspired the creation of a wide variety of colorful protest imagery and art, including posters, cartoons, and music. The thirty postcards in this book featuring images selected from collections at the Library of Congress capture the conviction, energy, and creativity of the pathbreaking protesters who changed the course of American history.