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The Dandy - Peacock or Enigma? (Hardcover, New): Nigel Rodgers The Dandy - Peacock or Enigma? (Hardcover, New)
Nigel Rodgers 1
R680 R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Save R36 (5%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The 'Dandy' is not just an elaborately, well-dressed man - nor is he an exclusively English phenomenon. He is something far more universal and intriguing. The author captures the lives of the Dandies - some were aristocratic but most were not. All, however, had the chutzpah and style to be a true Dandy. Their stories are told against a backdrop of revolutions and war in the world's great cities (London, Paris, New York, Hollywood, Moscow, Berlin), and amid financial and sexual scandals. All too often Dandies lived in luxury but died in penury. The Dandy's place in history is assured. Not because Dandies have made any major contributions to politics, economics or warfare, but because they were, and continue to be, figures of huge but subtle significance - baffling, enigmatic, iconic.

Ancient Rome - An Illustrated History (Hardcover): Nigel Rodgers Ancient Rome - An Illustrated History (Hardcover)
Nigel Rodgers; Edited by (consulting) Hazel Dodge
R619 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R128 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The legacy of Ancient Rome shapes the world we inhabit today. The history of Rome - as a tiny primitive kingdom, as an ever-growing republic, as a world-ruling empire dominating the known world - is still influential. The first half of this book focuses on the political and military history of Rome. The assassination of Julius Caesar, Nero fiddling while Rome burns, the building of Hadrian's Wall - the truth behind these and many other events are revealed in this account of the rise and fall of a mighty empire. The second part of the book focuses on Rome's influence on the development of world art, architecture and society. Detailed drawings of the Colosseum and other World Heritage buildings reveal Roman techniques and architectural styles. Ancient letters, records and artworks are used to show how real people lived and worked during one of the cultural peaks of world history. With its magnificent combination of photographs, plans and illustrations, and an authoritative and absorbing text, this is the perfect reference guide for any student of history, archaeology and the classical world. It will provide inspiration for anyone planning to visit Italy or other sites in the once-great Roman Empire.

Manet: His Life and Work in 500 Images (Hardcover): Nigel Rodgers Manet: His Life and Work in 500 Images (Hardcover)
Nigel Rodgers
R507 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R101 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is an illustrated exploration of the artist, his life and context, with a gallery of 300 of his greatest works. It is a lively but expert account of Edouard Manet, one of the greatest French artists, whose striking realism has led to him being called the first modern painter. It is a vivid biography explores his life and career, including his break with established institutions and his links with artistic pioneers such as Monet, Cezanne and Degas. It features an extensive gallery of all Manet's most important works, accompanied by an analysis of his aims, style and technique. It focuses on how Manet turned the focus of artistic interest back to real life and away from the conventions of academic art. It is superbly illustrated with 500 pictures covering his life and art, along with works by his main contemporaries, including Monet, Renoir and Gauguin. Born to a wealthy conservative family, Edouard Manet became one of art's greatest revolutionaries, hailed by the Impressionists as their 'king'. While such works as Olympia or Music in the Tuileries struck contemporaries as shockingly candid, he himself revered the Old Masters.Manet's was the first great painter of modern Paris, the artistic capital of the 19th century. The first half of the book details Manet's life and his role as leader of the Batignolles group that included Renoir, Cezanne and Degas. The second half is a wide-ranging gallery of his finest works. With a total of 500 illustrations, this book gives a superb overview of one of the world's greatest and most original artists.

Why Noise Matters - A Worldwide Perspective on the Problems, Policies and Solutions (Hardcover): John Stewart, Francis McManus,... Why Noise Matters - A Worldwide Perspective on the Problems, Policies and Solutions (Hardcover)
John Stewart, Francis McManus, Nigel Rodgers, Val Weedon, Arline Bronzaft
R3,077 Discovery Miles 30 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Is noise the most neglected green issue of our age? This book argues compellingly that it is, and tells you all you need to know about noise as a social, cultural, environmental and health issue. Across the world, more people are disturbed by noise in their day-today lives than by any other pollutant on Earth. From the shanty towns of Mumbai to the smart boulevards of Paris, noise is a problem. It is damaging people's health, costing billions, and threatening the world's natural sound systems in the same way that climate change is altering its eco-systems. Drawing on evidence from all over the world, this book showcases policies and strategies that have worked to decrease noise pollution, and offers lessons for policymakers and environmental health professionals, campaigners and any individual affected by noise. Written by a renowned noise campaigner and experts in law and health, this book tells you all you need to know about noise as a social, cultural and environmental issue and how we can act to build a more peaceful world.

Philosophers Behaving Badly (Paperback): Nigel Rodgers Philosophers Behaving Badly (Paperback)
Nigel Rodgers
R458 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R69 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An engaging and often hilarious survey of the far-from-fusty extra-curricular activities of some of philosophy's finest practitioners "Philosophers Behaving Badly" examines the lives of eight great philosophers--Rousseau, whose views on education and the social order seem curiously at odds with his own outrageous life; Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, two giants of the 19th century whose words seem ever more relevant today; and five immensely influential philosophers of the 20th century, Russell, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Sartre, and Foucault.

Military History of Ancient Greece (Paperback): Nigel Rodgers Military History of Ancient Greece (Paperback)
Nigel Rodgers
R292 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R54 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a comprehensive guide to the golden age of ancient Greece, shown in over 200 colour photographs, diagrams, detailed maps and plans. Featuring detailed accounts of armies, battle campaigns and military strategies from the collapse of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilisations to the astonishing exploits of Alexander the Great a thousand years later. It highlights include detailed chapters on the Persian Wars, the rise and fall of the Athenian Empire and the rule of Sparta, as well as in-depth examinations of key figures such as Pericles of Athens and Dionysius of Syracuse. Opening with the Minoan and Mycenaean Bronze Age cultures, this encyclopedic history tracks the rebirth of Greece after its intervening Dark Age. Witness the birth of world's 'first' individuals and discover the men and women who helped to build and destroy city-states and armies. You can learn how the dynamic interaction of politics, philosophy, history, love and war resulted in a uniquely captivating story of battles, tyrants, soldiers and slaves. Through over 200 vivid photographs, artworks, maps and plans, ancient Greece and her political and military history are brought to life. This is an essential account of the people, places and events that shaped and transformed ancient Greece, leaving a legacy that underlies much of the modern world.

Ancient Greek World (Hardcover): Nigel Rodgers Ancient Greek World (Hardcover)
Nigel Rodgers
R552 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R110 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Split into two parts, the book first traces the origin of the artistic achievements of Greece, describing the rise of Greek architecture through the Doric, Ionian and Corinthian styles. It also discusses and beautifully illustrates the sculptures, vase paintings and mosaics that adorned Greek buildings. The second section looks at how the ancient Greek belief system and philosophy underpinned its great achievements. Religion and mythology; the theatre; literature; philosophy, science and technology; athletics and sport; and work and leisure are all discussed, detailing the many wonders of Greece. Over 500 fine-art illustrations and photographs of temples, archaeological sites, sculptures, paintings and vases make this an indispensable source for anyone wanting to discover the rise and fall of ancient Greece for themselves.

Alexander the Great (Paperback): Nigel Rodgers Alexander the Great (Paperback)
Nigel Rodgers
R291 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R54 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This title deals with ancient Greece and the rise of Macedonia, the campaigns of Alexander and his mighty empire. This stirring history of the age of Alexander examines the dramatic life and times of one of the world's most remarkable men and the growth of his immense empire. It explores the military strategies of Alexander's armies, including the arms and armour, troops and training, ships and war machines crucial to their campaigns. It includes detailed coverage of every significant battle, from Alexander's early commands to the final campaigns, and analysis of his greatest opponents. It offers an authoritative account of military and political strategy and power seen through the lives of some of the world's greatest soldiers from Alexander to Hadrian. Alexander's brief reign is placed in context through analysis of the rise of Macedonia and the disintegration of his immense empire after his death. This title is packed with over 250 beautiful photographs and illustrations sourced from contemporary artefacts and great artists as well as detailed maps and battleplans. One of the world's greatest generals and commanders, Alexander is a near-legendary figure. He dominates classical history as the general and king whose military brilliance and instiable desire for conquest led him to conquer half the known world. This book opens with the rise of Macedonia, followed by an account of Alexander's astonishing military progress and the lasting significance of his vast empire. Over 250 illustrations of the key events, from Granicus to Gaugamela, place the historical action in context. Our knowledge of the ancient world is increased with this expert and insightful guide to one of the most significant periods in world history.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece - a Comprehensive History with 1000 Photographs (Hardcover): Nigel Rodgers The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece - a Comprehensive History with 1000 Photographs (Hardcover)
Nigel Rodgers
R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This title presents a comprehensive history with 1000 photographs. It offers an authoritative account of Greek military and political power, architecture, sculpture and art, drama and philosophy, and their lasting influence on Western culture. Discover how ancient Greece became one of the finest civilizations ever seen and the lives of her great writers, including Plato, Homer and Aristotle. It details the fabulous myths and legends of the great gods of Mount Olympus - from Zeus, Hero and Athena to Apollo, Poseidon and Aphrodite. Accounts of temples, palaces and archaeological sites display the influence of ancient Greece on the birth of Western civilization, architecture and art. Battleplans and maps chart the military history of ancient Greece, including war with Sparta, the Persian Wars and the campaigns of Alexander the Great. With over 1000 magnificent colour photographs, sculptures, paintings and plans, maps and artworks, this lavishly illustrated reference guide evokes the magnificent heritage of classical Greece. The legacy of the ancient Greeks has shaped our world. Classical Greece's military prowess, political sophistication and cultural innovations continue to captivate and influence our modern society. The first half of the book focuses on political and military history, from Mycenae and the Golden Age of Athens to the campaigns of Alexander the Great. The second half concerns ancient Greece's magnificent buildings, sculptures, mythology and dramas, and their influence on world art, architecture and society. This is a breathtaking exploration of the world of the ancient Greeks and an indispensable resource for both the general and specialist reader.

Art & Architecture of Ancient Greece (Paperback): Nigel Rodgers Art & Architecture of Ancient Greece (Paperback)
Nigel Rodgers
R292 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R55 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This title offer an illustrated account of classical Greek buildings, sculptures and paintings, that are shown in 200 glorious photographs and drawings. It includes an authoritative exploration of ancient Greek civilization, architecture and style, sculpture, painting and mosaics. It provides a spectacular visual study of iconic Greek buildings and temples, including the Parthenon and the Acropolis, the Sanctuary of Delphi and the great temples of Olympia. It contains an examination of the Doric, Ionian and Corinthian Orders that influenced the development of great Western architecture from medieval times to the present day. It helps you learn about the sculptors from Pheidias and Polycritus to Praxiteles and Lysippus, and their creations including the Riace bronzes, the Delphi Charioteer, the Farnese Hercules and the Laocoon statue. This title includes over 250 glorious photographs, illustrations and diagrams bring the ancient cities of Athens, Corinth and Sparta to life and reveal the pioneering brilliance of classical Greek art and architecture. This fascinating book explores the importance of art and architecture in the world's first classical civilization, charting the ancient cities from their first foundations to the creation of their towering temples. The first half of this book analyses the rise of Greek architecture from its Minoan roots to the creation of that most perfect temple, the Parthenon. The second part of this book covers the skill of ancient Greek sculptors and artists, and looks in detail at their techniques. An insightful text plus over 250 photographs, illustrations and maps make this book an indispensable resource on classical Greek art and architecture for both the specialist and general reader.

Understand Existentialism: Teach Yourself (Paperback): Mel Thompson, Nigel Rodgers Understand Existentialism: Teach Yourself (Paperback)
Mel Thompson, Nigel Rodgers
R336 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R28 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Is this the right book for me? Understand Existentialism breaks down a complex mode of thought into more manageable sections, enabling you to get to grips with the key concepts within the movement. Chart the origins and development of existentialism in a variety of disciplines and learn about significant thinkers from Sartre and De Beauvoir to Beckett and Camus. Whether you are a newcomer or more experienced student, this book will enhance your understanding of a brand of philosophy designed to give meaning and direction amongst the uncertainties of modern life. Understand Existentialism includes: Chapter 1: Introduction to existentialism Chapter 2: Living dangerously: the roots of existentialism Chapter 3: Between birth and death Chapter 4: Existence precedes essence Chapter 5: The authentic life Chapter 6: Freedom, choice and responsibility Chapter 7: The individual, art and society Chapter 8: Existentialism and religion Chapter 9: Authenticity and the absurd: the fiction of Sartre and Camus Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The Ultimate Illustrated History of Ancient Rome - A boxed set of two encyclopedias: A chronicle of political and military... The Ultimate Illustrated History of Ancient Rome - A boxed set of two encyclopedias: A chronicle of political and military history and a guide to art, architecture and everyday life, in more than 920 photographs (Hardcover)
Nigel Rodgers; Contributions by Hazel Dodge
R419 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R63 (15%) Out of stock
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome - An Illustrated Military and Political History of the World's Mightiest Power: From the... The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome - An Illustrated Military and Political History of the World's Mightiest Power: From the Rise of the Republic and the Dominance of the Empire to the Fall of the West (Hardcover)
Nigel Rodgers, Hazel Dodge
R665 R573 Discovery Miles 5 730 Save R92 (14%) Out of stock

This is an illustrated military and political chronicle of the world's greatest empire: its leaders and generals, wars and campaigns. It features over 470 photographs, artworks, maps, battle plans and diagrams that bring military campaigns, invasions, conquests, victories and defeats to life. It is a highly accessible popular history of government, warfare, conquest, leadership and power in ancient Rome. The story of ancient Rome is one of the great tales of human history. This richly illustrated book offers a fascinating insight into the rise of Rome, which ruled almost the whole known world from Britain in the west to north Africa and the Middle East. Over 1500 years after Rome's final decline and fall, this examination of the people, places and events of this military and political empire will absorb any reader. Magnificent photographs, specially commissioned illustrations, family trees, maps, battle plans and timecharts build up a panoramic picture of the political strength of the Roman empire and its policy of ruthless military conquest.

Roman Army (Paperback): Nigel Rodgers Roman Army (Paperback)
Nigel Rodgers
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Out of stock

This authoritative, fact filled history traces the growth of the Roman army fromits earlydays as an unpaid citizen's mililtia to its establishment as a world conquering professional force.

Incredible Optical Illusions (Paperback): Nigel Rodgers Incredible Optical Illusions (Paperback)
Nigel Rodgers
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Out of stock
Why Noise Matters - A Worldwide Perspective on the Problems, Policies and Solutions (Paperback, New): John Stewart, Francis... Why Noise Matters - A Worldwide Perspective on the Problems, Policies and Solutions (Paperback, New)
John Stewart, Francis McManus, Nigel Rodgers, Val Weedon, Arline Bronzaft
R795 R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Save R77 (10%) Out of stock

Is noise the most neglected green issue of our age? This book argues compellingly that it is, and tells you all you need to know about noise as a social, cultural, environmental and health issue. Across the world, more people are disturbed by noise in their day-today lives than by any other pollutant on Earth. From the shanty towns of Mumbai to the smart boulevards of Paris, noise is a problem. It is damaging people's health, costing billions, and threatening the world's natural sound systems in the same way that climate change is altering its eco-systems. Drawing on evidence from all over the world, this book showcases policies and strategies that have worked to decrease noise pollution, and offers lessons for policymakers and environmental health professionals, campaigners and any individual affected by noise. Written by a renowned noise campaigner and experts in law and health, this book tells you all you need to know about noise as a social, cultural and environmental issue and how we can act to build a more peaceful world.

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