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The best thing about beautiful places is the wonderful stories they tell about their architecture or history. And one of the best ways to discover these stories is by investing in a book that doesn’t only tell them with words, but also through photographs that immerse you in their glory without even stepping foot into them. As a treat for book enthusiasts, let us take you through 5 releases that will certainly not disappoint!
The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries – 40th Edition by Massimo Listri is more than a book; it’s a feast for bibliophiles. In an amazing photographic journey, it takes the readers through some of the oldest and finest libraries that Massimo Listri visits in order to celebrate their architecture and history, while also discovering the stories they tell.
Diriyah Culture: At-Turaif tells the story of Modern Saudi Arabia’s birthplace. Morphing from a traditional human settlement to a thriving national capital, At-Turaif is located on key trade routes connecting Arabia, India, Mesopotamia and the Levant, and after its destruction in the 19th century, it was restored to gain its place on UNESCO's World Heritage List. This book will let you discover the story that made it a destination for contemporary generations.
The Eternal City: Recipes and Stories from Rome by Maria Pasquale is a journey through Rome’s historical cobblestone streets, where history lies in every corner. This book lets you discover the city through its food, stories and people. From its most famous dishes to its monuments, you will find yourself immersed in the lives of modern-day Romans and embracing la dolce vita they cherish.
Vienna. Portrait of a City by Andreas J. Hirsch, Christian Brandstätter and Hans-Michael Koetzle is an invitation to visually discover the city’s dazzling history that brings together drama and elegance in the most fascinating of ways. Journey through its vast palaces, imperial grandeur, Baroque opulence, genteel coffee house culture, and epicurean tradition, not to mention its heritage of delicate and daring music, art and design.
Versailles: from Louix XIV to Jeff Koons by Catherine Pégard counts the most important historical, social and cultural milestones of the dazzling Château de Versailles. This book takes you through every corner of this iconic landmark - from the palace and gardens to the Grand Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet – by featuring archival images, beautiful photography and insightful texts.
Article Written by Mirella Haddad