It is the most anticipated royal baby for over 30 years and the Daily Mirror is producing a special souvenir magazine to celebrate the arrival of the heir to the throne. The 84-page publication will tell the full story of the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy and how the baby's arrival was greeted within the family and around the country. We consider how William and Kate, the most modern of royal couples, might raise their first child and break from some long-established traditions. Using rare and unseen images from the magnificent Mirror archive, plus newspaper stories from the time, the magazine also takes a look at how the births of previous royal babies were reported. Priced GBP4.99, this is sure to be a must-have souvenir for any royal -watcher. Please note this is a magazine and not a book.
This comprehensive book provides a global perspective on the properties and powers of furniture. Programs in the visual arts - art, architecture, interior design - are all facing the challenge of providing students with information from around the world. History of Furniture: A Global View covers the major historical movements in furniture design from prehistoric periods through to contemporary design, including those regions that traditional history books ignore or underserve such as Africa and China. It presents the achievements of Western furniture designers, not in isolation from the rest of the world, but in vibrant contact with it including, for example, the influence of Islamic design on Romanesque style and Thailand's interpretation of Art Nouveau. Features: -- Large, color illustrations featured throughout the text -- Chronology of historic events, key terms, biographies of important designers in each chapter -- Comprehensive glossary, including the numerous unfamiliar terms used in furnishings -- Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom -- Powerpoint available