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    DescriptionLoosely following in the footsteps of the most notorious grand tourists Kevin clambers in, on and amongst the greatest buildings, ruins and cities in Europe and also veers drastically off the official path to visit the brothels, bathhouses and drinking dens which formed the other half of the grand tourists' experiences. This accumulation of sights sounds and smells allows a sense of what it must have been like for a callow Briton to have come face to face with the heat and the noise, the drama and still living history of the civilisations of Europe. As always, Kevin, who speaks French and Italian fluently, is an entertaining and masterly companion as we delve behind the facades we all think we know so well.


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    Title
    Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour of Europe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin McCloud
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 260 mm
    Height: 285 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,356 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780297859567
    ISBN 10: 0297859560
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13690
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BISAC V2.8: TRV019000
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-TT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    LC classification: G
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    DC22: 914.04561
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1D
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WTL
    Illustrations note
    250
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    Publication date
    03 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Studied Art and Architecture at Cambridge, trained as a theatre designer, then set up his own design, lighting and manufacturing business. Today he concentrates on television work, journalism and product design. He is best known for his series GRAND DESIGNS and GRAND DESIGNS ABROAD which have spawned a monthly magazine of the same name. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an ambassador for WWF and has a number of honorary degrees. He has also appeared as TOP GEAR's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
    Review quote
    'Kevin McCloud is a good guide and host because he's immensely enthusiastic and knowledgeable about his subject, architecture, and he's completely engaging without being patronising.' RADIO TIMES (TV review) 'He is on good form here, setting off on an enjoyable and illuminating four-week excursion' SUNDAY TIMES (TV review) 'a breezy architectural travelogue' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY (TV review) 'Hugely entertaining and informed take on the 18th and 19th-century upper-class experiences of Europe and their influence on British culture.' WOMAN & HOME