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A History of Cheltenham in 100 Objects

Author : Steven Blake
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Famous for its spa heritage, Regency architecture, schools and colleges and annual Festivals, Cheltenham was also once home to many notable inhabitants, including Gustav Holst, composer of "The Planets," Edward Jenner, the pioneer of the smallpox vaccine and Edward Wilson, the Antarctic explorer. Compiled by the former Museum and Collections Manager at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, and based on the Museum's rich collections, this new book features 100 objects that each help to tell the fascinating story of Cheltenham and demonstrate the importance of objects in understanding our past. This book will appeal to everyone interested in finding out more about the people, places and past life of Cheltenham through the objects and printed ephemera of times gone by.

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Author : Neil MacGregor
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"An enthralling and profoundly humane book that every civilized person should read." --The Wall Street Journal The blockbuster New York Times bestseller and the companion volume to the wildly popular radio series When did people first start to wear jewelry or play music? When were cows domesticated, and why do we feed their milk to our children? Where were the first cities, and what made them succeed? Who developed math--or invented money? The history of humanity is one of invention and innovation, as we have continually created new things to use, to admire, or leave our mark on the world. In this groundbreaking book, Neil MacGregor turns to objects that previous civilizations have left behind to paint a portrait of mankind's evolution, focusing on unexpected turning points. Beginning with a chopping tool from the Olduvai Gorge in Africa and ending with a recent innovation that is transforming the way we power our world, he urges us to see history as a kaleidoscope--shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising. A landmark bestseller, A History of the World in 100 Objects is one f the most unusual and engrossing history books to be published in years. “None could have imagined quite how the radio series would permeate the national consciousness. Well over 12.5 million podcasts have been downloaded since the first programme and more than 550 museums around Britain have launched similar series featuring local history. . . . MacGregor’s voice comes through as distinctively as it did on radio and his arguments about the interconnectedness of disparate societies through the ages are all the stronger for the detail afforded by extra space. A book to savour and start over.” —The Economist

Norman s history of Cheltenham

Author : John Goding
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History of the World in 100 Modern Objects

Author : Francesca Hornak
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Since Spring 2013, Francesca Hornak has been writing a hugely popular column in the Sunday Times Style section, 'History of the World in 100 Modern Objects'. Featuring a different iconic object each week, the column explores contemporary middle-class life through the objects we fetishise. Each column is a little vignette about a different character, such as Izzy, who's 26 and interns at Kelly Hoppen and gets into a spat with her flatmate about a twee Oliver Bonas cake stand, Nick, 40, who's considering the safety aspects of his children's bike trailer and remembering his old DJing days, and Philippa, 64, who's tussling with her Sky TV remote after her divorce. Funny, charming and sometimes poignant, each column is an evocative slice of modern life. The columns are accompanied by crisp, colourful illustrations by the illustrator James Joyce, which make the book into a design object itself.

The New Guide to Cheltenham Being a Complete History and Description of that Celebrated Watering Place Accompanied by an Accurate Map

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Twenty Sixth Meeting Held At Cheltenham In August 1856

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History of Europe

Author : Archibald Alison
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History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in MDCCCXV to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in MDCCCLII

Author : Sir Archibald Alison
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History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in 1852

Author : Archibald Alison
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History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in MDCCCXV to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in MDCCCLII by Sir Archibald Alison Bart D C L

Author : Archibald Alison
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Norman s Pictorial Hand Book of Cheltenham

Author : George NORMAN (of Cheltenham.)
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The Athenaeum

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The Midland Naturalist

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Good Citizen s Furniture

Author : Annette Carruthers
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The Arts and Crafts Movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has had a lasting artistic and philosophical legacy, and continues to have wide aesthetic appeal. Many of its proponents were based in small rural communities in the Cotswolds, and one of the most important Arts and Crafts collections is held at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museums in Gloucestershire. This new publication is the first to document the exceptional collection of Arts and Crafts furniture held in Cheltenham; from William Morris and his circle right up to present-day craft furniture makers such as Alan Peters. Each item of furniture in the collection is fully catalogued and illustrated alongside its catalogue entry. In addition, three chapters describe the general principles of the Arts and Crafts Movement with particular reference to furniture design, the growth of the movement in the Cotswolds, and the development of the Cheltenham collection. Superb black-and-white photography of the furniture has been specially commissioned for the book, and twelve colour illustrations highlight more intricate features of the objects. Many previously unpublished views of interiors are also included, along with other photographs from the Museum's archive which indicate the range of media represented in the collection. This is a vital source work for anyone interested in this fascinating period in British art and design.

Museums of the World

Author : Marco Schulze
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Museums of the World covers in its 13th edition 52,953 museums in 201 countries, listed hierarchically by country and place, and within places, alphabetically by name. A separate chapter records 504 museum organizations in 131 countries with addresses. The museums are coded by 22 categories identifying the focus and type of each institution. A typical entry contains the following details: name of the museum in the original language with English translation where necessary, address, telephone number, fax, eMail address and URL, museum type, year of foundation, name of the director and museum staff, special collections and equipment, number of the entry. In addition, there is an alphabetical index of museums, a subject index, an index of persons covering academic staff working in museums, and a personality index, recording artists whose works are shown predominantly in a specific museum and/or refering to memorabilia of famous individuals.

Catalogue of the Library of the Corporation of the City of London Instituted in the Year 1824 A L

Author : Guildhall Library (London, England)
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Catalogue of the Guildhall Library of the City of London with Additions to June 1889

Author : Guildhall library (Londres)
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Sotheran s Price Current of Literature

Author : Henry Sotheran Ltd
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Systems of Education a history and criticism of the principles advocated by eminent educationists

Author : John GILL (of the Normal College, Cheltenham.)
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The Athen um

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