Documents cultural and religious sites across the Tibetan Plateau and its bordering regions from the Paleolithic and Neolithic times all the way up to today. This book ranges through the five periods in Tibetan history, offering introductory maps of each followed by details of western, central, and eastern regions.
The age of the baroque - a time of great strides in science and mathematics - also saw the construction of some of the world's most magnificent buildings. Hersey explores the interrelations of the two developments and how they cross-fertilised.
Bernini was a man driven by many passions, possessed of an explosive temper and a hearty sex drive, and he lived a life as dramatic as any of his creations. This title sets Bernini's raucous life against a vivid backdrop of baroque Rome, bustling and wealthy, and peopled by churchmen and bureaucrats, popes and politicians, schemes and secrets.
Stretching south from 47th Street to the Midway Plaisance and east from Washington Park to the lakeshore, the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park - Kenwood covers nearly two square miles of Chicago's South Side. This book offers readers a biography of this distinguished neighborhood, from house to home, and from architect to resident.