Lives of the most excellent painters, sculptors & architects…

Email: Dad’s 75th birthday. Loves art, sculptures, books. (Spain)

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The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors & Architects is a series of artist biographies written by the 16th-century Italian painter & architect Giorgio Vasari. Perhaps the most famous, most-read work of the older literature of art. Some of the Italian Renaissance’s most influential writing on art. Inspiring stories of creative passion.

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The black leopard…

There are few creatures as gorgeous, elegant & elusive as the Black Leopard. In Africa, these magnificent cats are so rare as to be the stuff of legend. Will Burrard-Lucas captures incredibly intimate portraits of this elusive cat. A visually stunning collection. A story of creativity & passion for wild animals. Awe-inspiring images of lions, elephants & black leopard.

Black leopards have a gene mutation resulting in excess melanin & a beautiful black coat. Mostly found in South-East Asia where lush vegetation offers camouflage. In the semiarid shrub lands of Africa, black leopards are extraordinarily rare. Perfect for aspiring photographers, nature & animal lovers, big cat enthusiasts, conservationists & travellers. The Black Leopard. Breathtaking. Nature’s hidden wonders.

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Art: a visual history…

Covering every era & over 650 artists, a comprehensive guide that offers an expansive view of art history. Features iconic works & lesser known gems to techniques & themes. A beautiful overview of Western artists, paintings & stories. Art: A Visual History is full of vibrant colours. From 30,000 BCE to the present, includes features on major schools & movements, critical appraisals of 22 masterpieces – Botticelli’s Primavera to Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire. A stunning source to satiate our creative curiosity in art history – from 1st time gallery goers to knowledgeable art enthusiasts. 

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Ride…

Email: Fiancé’s 30th birthday. Loves cycling, swimming. (Spain)

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RIDE. Go off the beaten trail. Discover 100 incredible cycling adventures across the globe. Explore the most thrilling on & off-road cycling routes. A stunning guide to plan the perfect bicycle tour. 100 rides – day cycles around cities to epic journeys across continents. Spectacular photography, an inspirational travel guide for anyone planning a cycling holiday. Power up mountain passes in Italy’s Dolomites or tackle Bolivia’s infamous Death Road. Cycle the famous Cape-to-Cairo route across Africa or go island hopping in Japan. The world is our oyster.

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Colours…

Email: Wedding anniversary. Love modern art, travel. (Switzerland)

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