by Nicholas A. Brawer, British Campaign Furniture Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download British Campaign Furniture book, In the first-ever book on the subject, Brawer meticulously details the ingeniously designed, elaborately styled, fold-up furnishings used by British armies since the ancient times.
by Arthur Rüegg, Schweizer M Bel Und Interieurs Im 20 Jahrhundert Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Schweizer M Bel Und Interieurs Im 20 Jahrhundert book, Enth. u.a.: S. 126-127: Fahrbare Hausbar, 1932, Alfred Roth. - S. 162-163: "Dreirundtisch", 1949/50, Max Bill. - S. 198-199: "S.T.-Tisch", 1954, Jürg Bally. - S. 200-201: "HE-103" oder "SAFFA-Stuhl", 1955, Hans Eichenberger. - S. 206-207: Kollektion "Swiss Design", seit 1958; Hans Eichenberger, Robert Haussmann, Kurt Thut. - S. 244-245: "Schubladenstapel", 1981, Susi und Ueli Berger. - S. 286-287: Bibliothek, 1993, Beat Frank. - S. 306-307: Musterhäuser, Siedlung Eglisee Basel, 1930, Ernst Mumenthaler und Otto Meier. - S. 308-309: Doldertal-Appartements, Zürich, 1932-1936, Alfred & Emil Roth und Marcel Breuer. - S. 320-321: Musterwohnungen in der Siedlung Halen bei Bern um 1959, Atelier 5. - S. 322-323: Wohnung Berger, Bern, 1963-1970, Susi und Ueli Berger.
by Jon Stobart, The Comforts Of Home In Western Europe 1700 1900 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Comforts Of Home In Western Europe 1700 1900 book, Comfort, both physical and affective, is a key aspect in our conceptualization of the home as a place of emotional attachment, yet its study remains under-developed in the context of the European house. In this volume, Jon Stobart has assembled an international cast of contributors to discuss the ways in which architectural and spatial innovations coupled with the emotional assemblage of objects to create comfortable homes in early modern Europe. The book features a two-section structure focusing on the historiography of architectural and spatial innovations and material culture in the early modern home. It also includes 10 case studies which draw on specific examples, from water closets in Georgian Dublin to wallpapers in 19th-century Cambridge, to illustrate how people made use of and responded to the technological improvements and the emotional assemblage of objects which made the home comfortable. In addition, it explores the role of memory and memorialisation in the domestic space, and the extent to which home comforts could be carried about by travellers or reproduced in places far removed from the home. The Comforts of Home in Western Europe, 1700-1900 offers a fresh contribution to the study of comfort in the early modern home and will be vital reading for academics and students interested in early modern history, material culture and the history of interior architecture.
by Geoffrey Lancaster, The First Fleet Piano Volume One Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The First Fleet Piano Volume One book, During the late eighteenth century, a musical–cultural phenomenon swept the globe. The English square piano—invented in the early 1760s by an entrepreneurial German guitar maker in London—not only became an indispensable part of social life, but also inspired the creation of an expressive and scintillating repertoire. Square pianos reinforced music as life’s counterpoint, and were played by royalty, by musicians of the highest calibre and by aspiring amateurs alike. On Sunday, 13 May 1787, a square piano departed from Portsmouth on board the Sirius, the flagship of the First Fleet, bound for Botany Bay. Who made the First Fleet piano, and when was it made? Who owned it? Who played it, and who listened? What music did the instrument sound out, and within what contexts was its voice heard? What became of the First Fleet piano after its arrival on antipodean soil, and who played a part in the instrument’s subsequent history? Two extant instruments contend for the title ‘First Fleet piano’; which of these made the epic journey to Botany Bay in 1787–88? The First Fleet Piano: A Musician’s View answers these questions, and provides tantalising glimpses of social and cultural life both in Georgian England and in the early colony at Sydney Cove. The First Fleet piano is placed within the musical and social contexts for which it was created, and narratives of the individuals whose lives have been touched by the instrument are woven together into an account of the First Fleet piano’s conjunction with the forces of history. View ‘The First Fleet Piano: Volume Two Appendices’. Note: Volume 1 and 2 are sold as a set ($180 for both) and cannot be purchased separately.
by Midge Gillies, Army Wives Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Army Wives book, Most families have an army wife somewhere in their past. Over the centuries they have followed their men to the front, helped them keep order in far-flung parts of the empire or waited anxiously at home. Army Wives uses first hand accounts, letters and diaries to tell their story. We meet the wives who made the arduous journey to the Crimean war and witnessed battle at close quarters. We hear the story of life in the Raj and the, often terrifying, experiences of the women who lived through its dying days. We explore the pressures of being a modern army wife - whether living in barracks or trying to maintain a normal home life outside 'the patch'. In the twentieth century two world wars produced new generations of army wives who forged friendships that lasted into peacetime. Army Wives reveals their experience and that of a new breed of independent women who supported their men through the Cold War to the current war on terror. Midge Gillies, author of acclaimed The Barbed-Wire University, looks at how industrial warfare means husbands can survive battle with life-changing injuries that are both mental and physical - and what that means for their family. She describes how army wives communicate with their husbands - via letters and coded messages, to more immediate, but less intimate, texts and Skype. She examines bereavement, from the seances, public memorials and deaths in a foreign field of the Great War to the modern media coverage of flag-draped coffins returning home by military plane. Above all, Army Wives examines what it really means to be part of the 'army family'.
by David Loades, Reader S Guide To British History Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Reader S Guide To British History book, The Reader's Guide to British History is the essential source to secondary material on British history. This resource contains over 1,000 A-Z entries on the history of Britain, from ancient and Roman Britain to the present day. Each entry lists 6-12 of the best-known books on the subject, then discusses those works in an essay of 800 to 1,000 words prepared by an expert in the field. The essays provide advice on the range and depth of coverage as well as the emphasis and point of view espoused in each publication.
by Sam Willis, Histories Of The Unexpected Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Histories Of The Unexpected book, In this fascinating and original new book, Sam Willis and James Daybell lead us on a journey of discovery that tackles some of the greatest historical themes - from the Tudors to the Second World War, from the Roman Empire to the Victorians - but via entirely unexpected subjects. You will find out here how the history of the beard is connected to the Crimean War; how the history of paperclips is all about the Stasi; how the history of bubbles is all about the French Revolution. And who knew that Heinrich Himmler, Tutankhamun and the history of needlework are linked to napalm and Victorian orphans? Histories of the Unexpected not only presents a new way of thinking about the past, but also reveals the everyday world around us as never before.
by Yoav Liberman, Working Reclaimed Wood Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Working Reclaimed Wood book, This book is a celebration of reclaimed wood and the beautiful range of possibilities that exists for its creative use. Through technique discussions, ideas for sourcing wood, coverage of safety concerns, detailed photographs and helpful case studies, this guide helps you plan and execute your own reclaimed wood projects. Whether you're interested in sourcing reclaimed wood for environmentally-conscious reasons or tapping into the history or story behind the wood, this guide will walk you though every aspect of using this wonderful material.