Travel (217)

Florence: Art and Architecture

ISBN: 9783848000081

Author: Antonio Paolucci    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Florence: Art and Architecture combines interesting and clearly written texts with an abundance of pictures. Prominent Florentine scholars and museum directors ...


Florence: Art and Architecture combines interesting and clearly written texts with an abundance of pictures. Prominent Florentine scholars and museum directors accompany the reader on a journey to the unique artistic treasures of the city on the Arno. They introduce historical buildings and sculptures in their historical contexts, and lead you through world famous painting galleries such as the Accademia and the Palazzo Pitti.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 528


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


$59.99
Citix60 - Vienna

ISBN: 9789881320353

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Long the glittering jewel and cultural heart of Europe, today’s Vienna has much to offer the modern traveler, from the stark minimalism of Haus Wittgenstein t...


Long the glittering jewel and cultural heart of Europe, today’s Vienna has much to offer the modern traveler, from the stark minimalism of Haus Wittgenstein to the sprawling galleries of the Kunsthistoriches Museum. Stop by Heuer for amazing organic fare after a day spent shopping the secondhand stores of Westbahnstrasse. End your day with experimental performance art at the schauspielhaus or a hardcore show at the slaughterhouse turned music venue, Arena. Brought to you by Viction:ary, CITIX60 is the locals’ guide to some of the world’s most renowned design hubs — cities that lead the world in creative output. Curated by a select group of artists, designers, chefs, architects, musicians, photographers and filmmakers that call each city home, these books provide an insider’s look at the hidden gems that make a trip memorable. Museums, notable architecture and sculpture, cultural icons, public events and more — every necessity is covered, along with up-to-date recommendations on the hottest accommodations, eateries and shops, each imbued with a city’s distinctive flair. Don’t forget to pack this small but informative travel guide on your next excursion!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 132


Dimensions: 115 x 166 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2016


Tags: March 2016   Travel
$19.99
Once in a Lifetime: Vol. 2: Places to Go for Travel and Leisure

ISBN: 9783899555912

Author: Clara Le Fort    Publisher: Gestalten

Once in a Lifetime Vol. 2 presents a diverse range of unparalleled destinations for those longing for extraordinary travel experiences, whether they are seeking...


Once in a Lifetime Vol. 2 presents a diverse range of unparalleled destinations for those longing for extraordinary travel experiences, whether they are seeking an adventure or a retreat. Some will be attracted to cities—the urban flair of Vienna, the bustle of Tokyo, the rich history of Marrakech—and their sumptuous hotels. Others will want to be pampered at a wellness resort; find peace and quiet in an isolated mountain hut; fulfill a childhood dream of going on a safari; or see, hear, and smell a tropical rain forest. Cultivate your wanderlust with this visual journey to the most beguiling get-aways in the world. The architecture, interiors, and creative details of the featured locations contribute to each destination’s charm, and highly individualized service guarantees an unforgettable experience.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2015


$120.00
London: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899555738

Publisher: Gestalten

Vast and sprawling, a tangle of roads and lanes, a muddle of rising and falling neighbourhoods: London can be a big beast to tame, even for the people who get t...


Vast and sprawling, a tangle of roads and lanes, a muddle of rising and falling neighbourhoods: London can be a big beast to tame, even for the people who get to call it home. But this ever-changing and regenerating capital can also charm you with its beauty, from wind-rustled parks to that winding River Thames. Its mix of people, abundance of culture, and the occasional louche night on the tiles also makes it a city that will surprise you and win you over. The Monocle Travel Guide to London is a celebration of all the things that the Monocle team loves above this mighty metropolis (and they are brave enough to let you see the wrinkles too). It’s a guide to the bars, shops, restaurants, music venues, and museums that they think should edge their way on to your itinerary. They will lure you to some fresher neighbourhoods and fill your head with lots of “We really have to see…” ideas. And they will leave you with a clear, crisp view of how the capital is changing. London is a global city but the Monocle team will help you see it as a series of friendly local gems. Hold on to your hat.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
New York: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899555752

Publisher: Gestalten

New York used to be such an easy city to crack for the visitor. Not only was there that simple-to-master grid of streets but, really, who wanted to stray from M...


New York used to be such an easy city to crack for the visitor. Not only was there that simple-to-master grid of streets but, really, who wanted to stray from Manhattan? Today, while that stretch from Wall Street to the Upper East Side and beyond still enchants, awes, and bamboozles, you really do need to cross some bridges and head upstate. The city’s focus has fractured and shifted and you ignore the appeal of, say, Brooklyn at your peril. This is especially true of anyone wanting to grasp the city’s fast-evolving food scene, discover some fresh design ateliers, go for a run, or buy some less-exposed art. Monocle has had a bureau in New York since its launch in 2007 and it has a shop in the city too. This has made the Monocle team passionate about the place and its ambitions. This book is a celebration of all that they know and love about New York and it should be used to take you beyond the obvious spots (although who wouldn’t want to hit the museum biggies). New York can easily live up to its movie-star good looks but let it be a city that surprises you, too—in a good way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
Hong Kong: Monocle Travel Guides

ISBN: 9783899555769

Publisher: Gestalten

Vertigo-inducing skyscrapers that cling to mountainous slopes and busy fishing villages that proudly hold on to their cultural heritage: Hong Kong is more diver...


Vertigo-inducing skyscrapers that cling to mountainous slopes and busy fishing villages that proudly hold on to their cultural heritage: Hong Kong is more diverse than you’d imagine. Navigate the futuristic covered skyways connecting office towers and you’ll pass over temples from which incense smoke trails towards the heavens. This city can appear to be an impenetrable collection of concrete high-rises, but you are rarely further than a short taxi ride from verdant hikes. The mix of high and low will charm the most hardened urban travellers. Monocle’s Hong Kong takes you on a fresh journey from the best dining spots to side-street food stalls. The Monocle team will also show you where to head for rich retail experiences and handmade shoes and shirts. Then there are walks to take you away from the hustle and bustle of Central into plant-filled streets where the din of the city disappears. Hong Kong may have been built on trade and commerce but it’s now also a place where contemporary art thrives. It’s a global hub that welcomes visitors. You should be next.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
Tokyo: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899555745

Publisher: Gestalten

It would take a lifetime to get to know every facet of Tokyo—so large that it spreads as far as the eye can see. But look closely and you will find a city of ...


It would take a lifetime to get to know every facet of Tokyo—so large that it spreads as far as the eye can see. But look closely and you will find a city of exceptional charm and breathtaking efficiency. The Japanese capital is a fascinating tangle of opposites: the latest technology and traditional arts; crowded stations and quiet backstreets; concrete highways and green parks. Yet it all works like a dream. The Monocle team will navigate you through some of its favorite corners of this vast metropolis. In a city where choice is overwhelming, this guide will help you pick out the highlights. Monocle will escort you along the busiest streets and take you into the bars and cafes that Tokyo people frequent. Expect to fall in love with the dazzling food, sumptuous shopping, and the most courteous residents you’ll ever meet. Monocle will point you in the right direction for everything from record shops to shiatsu massage; they’ve even picked out a few of their favorite buildings. Tokyo has a habit of confounding expectations and few visitors leave anything less than awed. Join the fan club.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
Bangkok: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899556339

Publisher: Gestalten

Bangkok is a city that welcomes visitors but is complex in both history and layout. There’s a reason that people come back time and time again: this is not a ...


Bangkok is a city that welcomes visitors but is complex in both history and layout. There’s a reason that people come back time and time again: this is not a place you can fully comprehend with just one trip. The Thai capital is both socially tolerant and deeply conservative; its businesses are often friendly but difficult to find. It’s a city where both an old monarchy and a young creative class find common ground. In helping you navigate Bangkok’s streets, Monocle will show you a city where business and design is thriving. Hidden in plain sight are great parks for running, architectural masterpieces designed by Thai firms, and hidden bars playing music you've never heard before. And, of course, Monocle will tell you where to head for the city’s famous street food, spa treatments, and hotels for both business and leisure (or a mix of the two). Even if you have been to Bangkok before, you’re about to find out why there’s so much more to discover.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
Madrid: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899556247

Publisher: Gestalten

Madrid is a changed city. The recent metamorphosis has been fuelled by the economic crisis and led by a new generation of determined Madrileños who have transf...


Madrid is a changed city. The recent metamorphosis has been fuelled by the economic crisis and led by a new generation of determined Madrileños who have transformed the Spanish capital for the better. Tradition and modernity thrive side by side: marvel at the centuries-old masterpieces inside the Prado one moment and enjoy sumptuous morsels cooked up by a new wave of intrepid chefs the next. After sating your appetite, be sure to save enough energy for nocturnal frolics in the endless mix of bars, theatres, and clubs. In fact, the native penchant for a good time is such an irrefutable character trait that Monocle challenges you not to be affected by the contagiously cheerful spirit you’ll encounter. The city has thrown off the shackles of immovable tradition; what was once a buttoned-down bastion of conservatism has become Spain’s unabashed centre of the avant-garde. Enjoy a melting pot of talent, taste, and tenacity—all courtesy of fun-loving and welcoming residents.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
Off the Road

ISBN: 9783899555943

Publisher: Gestalten

More and more people are hitting the road to the middle of nowhere. Along less-travelled paths they are heading up mountains and down dunes in converted mobile ...


More and more people are hitting the road to the middle of nowhere. Along less-travelled paths they are heading up mountains and down dunes in converted mobile homes, campers, trucks, or vans. They are enjoying the drive and the view through mud-splattered wind shields as much as the stops and evening campfires amid stunning terrain.Although many of us love living in cities, we have a growing longing to escape into nature. The outdoor scene is booming and many people are heading off to discover it with their own converted vehicles. This way, they can determine their own routes, itineraries, and pace, as well as how many challenges they'd like to meet along the way. After a day on the go, these multifunctional vehicles also serve as kitchens, campgrounds, and sleeping quarters that offer a great deal more improvised fun than a standard, perfectly equipped RV. Conventional luxuries are eschewed for the sake of greater freedom, tranquillity, and adventure.Off the Road captures the special mood of such trips by solo travellers, couples, or families who are seeking an alternative to a more standard vacation or want to live their lives differently - at least for a while. On the one hand, the book shows how familiar models, such as VW buses, Land Rovers, Jeeps, and Toyotas are being rediscovered and repurposed for these exploits. On the other, it presents automotive dreams turned into customized, homey vehicles that offer tailgate breakfasts or roof beds to better admire the stars and that can, in an emergency, cross a river or drag a fallen tree from the road.Whether exploring the desert, showing children the world, or navigating polar landscapes, the journeys collected in Off the Road are as unique as the people who take them. From radical escapists to fans of nature looking for their next trip, the book celebrates the joy of being on the goon four wheels.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


$110.00
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