Handbook to Gothic Architecture Ecclesiastical and Domestic for Photographers and Others ab 13.99 € als Taschenbuch: . Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Taschenbücher, Geist & Wissen,
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Vital, vivid and engaging, this cluster of ancient kingdoms is home Gothic cathedrals, stunning mountain ranges, charming seaside towns and buzzing cities. From sampling fresh seafood and delicious cider to walking the medieval pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela, Footprint's Northern Spain Handbook will help you make the most of your trip. - In-depth coverage of the region's activities, from skiing and surfing to the best fiestas - Highlight maps to help you get the best from this vast region - Exceptional background and history section - from the Reconquista, to pilgrims, to politics - Where to stay and eat for your budget; also offers information on the best refugios, paradores and sidrerias - Includes feature on the Camino de Santiago From the gourmet scene of San Sebastian and Bilbao's iconic Guggenheim museum, to the wild and dramatic coast of Galicia, Footprint's Northern Spain Handbook will ensure that you get the best out of this culturally rich destination.
The Students' Handbook of Comparative Grammar ab 26.9 € als Taschenbuch: Applied to the Sanskrit Zend Greek Latin Gothic Anglo-Saxon and English Languages. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, English, International, Gebundene Ausgaben,
Small enough to fit in a pocket yet serious enough to provide real answers, this primer is a must-have for architecture and history buffs, tourists, and churchgoers interested in decoding the styles and symbols of religious buildings. Every building contains clues embedded in its design that identify not only its architectural style but also who designed it, what kind of congregation it was built for, and why. This practical yet charming handbook is the key to decoding the style, history, evolution, and social significance of religious buildings. Not strictly limited to churches, it also covers abbeys, chapels, and monasteries, among other structures. Organized according to architectural element (windows, domes, arches, etc.), each element is presented in chronological order. Additional chapters explore the architectural influence of geography, history, and various creeds, along with an illustrated timeline showing how, where, and in many cases why certain church features evolved through the centuries. There is also a useful introduction to naming each component of a church, from vaults to buttresses and transepts to apses. All entries are illustrated with period engravings and line drawings. This book will be invaluable for architecture buffs and anyone who has ever wondered why classic New England churches are white with little ornament, why Quaker meetinghouses have no altars, or why Episcopalians traditionally favored the Gothic style.
Here now is an enlarged version of the only handbook of grammar you will ever want to read. With this special edition, Karen Gordon gives the reader more illustrations and even more examples of confusing appositives, the many uses of gerunds, the complicated matter of agreements. The Deluxe Transitive Vampire spins a lively gothic narrative with such characters as the Debutante, famous courtesan, wolf, bat, vampire, mastodon, pizza chef, lummox, lamia, and trilingual solitary. Gordon conjures up this eccentric cast with a uniquely wicked, witty and playful style. Yet every rule is explained with great clarity and precision. While entertaining the reader with the unexpected, she makes the most intricate and impossible usages clear for the first time. 'You will not find a more charming or constructive companion than Karen Gordon', Kenneth Auchincloss reported in Newsweek when Ms. Gordon's punctuation book, The Well-Tempered Sentence, first appeared. 'How rare it is to laugh as one studies a grammar text', Doris Grumbach exclaimed on National Public Radio. And in the New York Times, Herbert Mitgang warned, '(Karen Gordon's) sentences might make the Edwardian Brothers Fowler blush and, perhaps, Professor Strunk and Mr. White wince'. For any reader who finds the rules of grammar irregular and confusing, this book should guide him with confidence through the maze of linguistics.