Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
An illustrated history of sixteen of the world's greatest cathedrals, interwoven with the lives, legacies and scandals of the people who built them.
England's most prolific architect since Sir Christopher Wren, he designed the Cenotaph in Whitehall, country houses, and the memorials to commemorate the dead of the First World War.
William Morris' many-sided career placed him at the centre of an age and culture he both condemned and shaped. This is an illustrated biography of William Morris, who is an artist, designer, poet, weaver, dyer, calligrapher, printer, businessman, journalist and novelist.
Bricks were introduced to Britain by the Romans and reintroduced by Flemish craftsmen in the middle ages. This book gives an insight into the surprising variety of bricks, as well as a brief history of brickmaking, descriptions of hand and machine moulding, drying, the use of kilns and firing.
The British film industry was already well established when Hollywood sprang to life in 1911, and has remained at the forefront of film-making ever since. This title tells the century-long story of British film, illustrating it with colourful photographs of actors, directors and production staff at work.
The British spa came into its own in the Georgian period, with thousands flocking to take the waters at Bath, Cheltenham and Tunbridge Wells as well as numerous other towns. This book traces the story of the British spa back to Roman and medieval times, through their heyday in Georgian and Victorian Britain.