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Most popular Memorials, monuments books
The most popular Memorials, monuments books currently available. Updated weekly.
A practical and inspirational guide to modern pilgrimages: the art of mindful walks to a place of meaning.
An illustrated guide to the final resting places of London s rich, famous, and royal residents, sure to appeal to anyone wishing for an alternative history of the British capital."
A beautiful, illustrated exploration of European burial sites and memorials from the First and Second World Wars
The guidebook covers around 100 buildings from the most underappreciated era in the history of Soviet architecture, with separate chapters on Sokolniki Park, the Moscow Metro, VDNKh, and the town of Zelenograd. This is the first book to examine modernist architecture from Khrushchev to Gorbachev as a total phenomenon.
A major new illustrated study of a remarkable piece of architecture and engineering, and one of Britain's most iconic landmarks.
A comprehensive look at Williamsburg's evolution and important role in defining our understanding of 18th-century America
Published in association with English Heritage, The Little Book of Stonehenge is a fact-filled gift book and perfect tribute to this iconic historical landmark.
Examining the Holocaust in literature, landscape and memory, this book examines three sites of murder by the Nazis: Buchenwald, Germany; Babi Yar, Ukraine; and Lidice, Czech Republic.
Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia is the rst comprehensive guide to the ancient sites and archaeological ruins of Southeast Asia.
Lincoln's White House is the first book devoted to capturing the look, feel, and smell of the executive mansion from Lincoln's inauguration in 1861 to his assassination in 1865.
Explore the story of Greyfriars Graveyard, Edinburgh's most important burial ground since the 16th century.
This fascinating volume details the lives of the 226 Sevenoaks men lost during the First World War.
Sam Edwards uncovers the history of how, amidst the challenges and tensions of the Cold War, Americans and Europeans used acts of World War II commemoration as forums in which to discover, define and dispute the past and present of the transatlantic alliance.
Cyrus Dallin's statue Massasoit was intended to memorialize the Pokanoket Massasoit as a welcoming participant in the mythical first Thanksgiving. The story of this statue reveals much about the process of creating, commodifying, and reinforcing the historical memory of Indigenous people.
Investigates the natural and physical environments of seven diverse National Park Service sites in the American West and how they influence emotions about historical conflict and national identity. Chapters center around the region's diverse inhabitants and the variously traumatic histories these groups endured.
Timed to publish with the opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum, this is Lady Liberty s untold story of her building, restoration, and iconic place in the world as brought to life through the fascinating lens of archival images, ephemera from the museum s collection, and today s most compelling photography restored and resplendent against the New York City skyline.
In this book author Michael Meighan examines the history of Scotland through its monuments and memorials.
This book is an extended photographic essay about the topographic features of the landscape. The author puts forward a radically new perspective for conceptualizing the meaning and significance of prehistoric monuments in relation to the natural landscape.
A comprehensive guide to the individual churches, catacombs, embellishments and artefacts of Early Christian Rome. The author describes precisely where the extant features are situated and provides details on what can be seen.
This study explores how we remember traumatic events such as wars, famines, genocides and terrorism. Taking examples from the World Wars, Vietnam, the Holocaust, Kosovo and September 11th, Edkins argues that remembrance does not have to be nationalistic but can instead challenge the political systems that produce violence.
First mooted in 1917, The Scottish National War Memorial was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales, on 14th July 1927. Paid for by public subscription, this remarkable architectural and artistic achievement articulated a nation's grief. Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, who led a team of artists and craftsmen.
The National Mall in Washington, DC, is 'a great public space, as essential a part of the American landscape as the Grand Canyon,' according to architecture critic Paul Goldberger, but few realize how recent, fragile, and contested this achievement is. This title tells the Mall's engrossing story - its historic plan, the structures, and more.
Showcase of the new building by Belzberg Architects, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, with its innovative concepts in building design and merger of sustainability with aesthetics.
The streets and public spaces of London are rich with statues and monuments commemorating the city's great figures and events - from Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square and Sir Christopher Wren's Great Fire Monument to the charming Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, the range is glorious.
The extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell was marked by myriad achievements. Although best known for her desert travels and her part in the creation of the modern state of Iraq, she also made a significant contribution to the field of archaeology. This book explores Bell's achievements, emphasizing the tenacious, inquisitive side of her personality.
Uncovers the dark secrets of London's lost and forgotten burial places.
New edition of Alistair Moffat's bestselling The Wall
One of the rare books about the First World War that visually explores the efforts of the major combatants toremember the fallen along the entire length of the old Western Front.
Paul Rabbitts celebrates the wonderful range of architecture to be found in British parks.
Pushing the Boundaries of What LEGOs Can Be Used to Build
The first extensive exploration of the groundbreaking daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey, whose work features the earliest known images of the great monuments and sites of the eastern Mediterranean
This book explores a rediscovery of the concept of monuments as essential and creative parts of cities. Based on the re-reading of four powerful urban interplays in Sao Paulo, the concept of 'Monuments of Everyday Life' is outlined, revealing specific spatial patterns that are understood as alternatives to places of instability,
`Imagine a grown-up version of Horrible Histories.' Sunday Times
Offers a rich discussion between four leading scholars who have studied the history of Confederate memory and memorialization. Through this dialogue, we see how historians explore contentious topics and provide historical context for students and the broader public.
A new centenary history of the infamous Western Front campaign for the Belgian village of Passchendaele fought from 31 July - 10 November 1917.
The stories behind Reading's memorials bring the people and events of Reading's past to life. This book describes aspects of the town's history by considering some of its - often not well known - plaques, statues and monuments. Even the better known memorials have secrets to yield in the tales of their origins.
Through the lens of Korean War memorials, Right to Mourn looks at how long-suppressed memories become public, and asks how a physical monument can possibly communicate trauma and facilitate mourning.
From Stonehenge to Newgrange, the richest array of megalithic monuments in Europe is found in Great Britain and Ireland. The number and sheer diversity of these structures is astonishing. This title guides you around these monuments. It is intended for travellers, tourists and students.
The ruins of the Forum in Rome, the centre of its ancient Empire, are one of the best known wonders of antiquity and a highpoint of the tourist route round the Eternal City, but the Forum remains for many visitors a baffling and unwelcoming place. This book helps us to rediscover its rich history.