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Guadalupi, Gianni

Works: 474 works in 1,055 publications in 8 languages and 9,018 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Pictorial works  Reference works  History  Art  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, win, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Compiler, Other, Photographer, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: GR650, 809.93372
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Publications about Gianni Guadalupi
Publications by Gianni Guadalupi
Most widely held works by Gianni Guadalupi
The dictionary of imaginary places by Alberto Manguel( Book )
88 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,626 libraries worldwide
"From Atlantis to Xanadu, this Baedeker of make-believe takes readers on a tour of more than 1,200 realms invented by storytellers from Homer's day to our own." "Most every fanciful world from books and film is included: Shangri-La and El Dorado are here, as is Utopia, Tolkien's Middle-earth, and Carroll's Wonderland, as well as the Beatles' Pepperland, the Marx Brothers' Freedonia, and a strange little town called Stepford. The history and behavior of the inhabitants of these lands are described in detail and supplemented by more than 220 maps and illustrations that depict the lay of the land in a host of elsewheres." "Now brought up-to-date with dozens of new entries for such places as Jurassic Park, Salman Rushdie's Sea of Stories, and Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, this volume is even more comprehensive and entertaining."--Jacket
Latitude zero : tales of the Equator by Gianni Guadalupi( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 libraries worldwide
A richly-textured account details the mystical pull of the equator, a human idea that has intrigued and challenged explorers for three thousand years, and traces three centuries of adventure on the high seas and the luxuriant tropical lands crossed by the equator
The discovery of the Nile by Gianni Guadalupi( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 350 libraries worldwide
This volume tells the story of the adventurers who tackled the secret of the source of Africa's greatest river. The Nile a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. Roman legionnaires, Portuguese Jesuits, Scots, and Frenchmen all tried in vain to reveal the great river's secret; all were defeated by impassable swamps or diverted along deadend branches. It was not until the mid-19th century, almost 400 years after the discovery of America, that the mystery was resolved, thanks to the efforts of the British explorers Sir Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, James Augustus Grant, and Samuel White Baker. The author tells their stories and those of all the other adventurers who tackled the secret of the source. It also recounts the gradual exploration of the course of the river and its tributaries, from the ancient Egyptians to the Napoleonic conquest, from the British expedition to Abyssinia to the Egyptian invasion of Sudan, from the slave and ivory trades to the epic death of General Charles George Gordon at Khartoum, from the stories of the stranded white men 'rescued' by Henry Morton Stanley after a march of thousands of miles across the Congo, to the re-conquest of the Sudan by the British
China through the eyes of the West : from Marco Polo to the last emperor by Gianni Guadalupi( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
China Revealed presents the history of the relationships between Europe and the Celestial Empire of classical antiquity, from the time when the caravans began to bring a divine fabric known as silk to the shores of the Mediterranean from the far off, mysterious East, up to the fall of the Manchu Dynasty in 1911. Through beautifully illustrated maps, ancient engravings, the first black and white pictures and color plates, this book describes the incredible experiences of those who ventured into distant Cathay, crossing the endless deserts of Asia and the treacherous oceans. The Franciscan monks, who were the first to penetrate the Mongolian steppes, the merchants such as Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta, the Portuguese sailors and Jesuit missionaries, who became counselors to the Son of the Heavens, and many more
Marco Polo : a photographer's journey by Michael S Yamashita( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Award-winning National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita recreates Marco Polo's fabled journey, documenting his own adventures in 500 photographs. Beginning at Venice's Grand Canal, he travels through Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and along the legendary Silk Road to China, returning via coastal Sumatra, Sri Lanka, and India. This trimmer edition of the 2002 bestseller retains the historical introduction and fascinating Polo-era maps and artwork.--From publisher description
Dictionnaire des lieux imaginaires by Alberto Manguel( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in French and held by 188 libraries worldwide
De A, comme Abaton, à Z, comme Zuy, voici qu'un dictionnaire offre la plus merveilleuse des invitations au voyage. A partir des univers que de tous temps se plurent à inventer les écrivains du monde entier, Alberto Manguel et Gianni Guadalupi, forts de leur conviction que la fiction est réalité, ont recensé lieux imaginaires et sites chimériques
Cotton and silk making in Manchu China by Mario Bussagli( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Zheng He : tracing the epic voyages of China's greatest explorer by Michael S Yamashita( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Over 28 years during the beginning of the 15th century, Admiral Zheng He made seven voyages, visiting 30 countries. With his fleet of hundreds of junks, he travelled from Southeast Asia to Africa, from India to the Middle East, gathering riches, scientific knowledge, fame, and power for his emperor. He came close to conquering the world, until the Ming Dynasty's power shrivelled and the explorer's accomplishments were all but forgotten. In this volume, acclaimed photojournalist Michael Yamashita traces each journey made by Zheng He, and pays tribute to the remarkable achievements of this early intrepid explorer. Following an insightful historical introduction, Yamashita presents the details of each voyage, chronicling the interactions and commercial exchanges, and documenting, through his exceptional photographs, the diverse locales Zheng He discovered over close to three decades of intense exploration
China : the kingdom of the dragon by Marco Moretti( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
With full-colour photographs throughout, this work captures the natural and architectural diversity of China and it's many people. In the Land of the Dragon, cities with skylines that look like backdrops to sci-fi movies coexist with millennium-old monuments. Densely populated cities contrast with the forests and brilliant lakes of Sichuan, the Himalayan peaks, and the deserts and Blue Mountains of Xinjiang. Here a kaleidoscope of perspectives opens up on life in and around nine major metropolises, from Zhenghou and its archaeological discoveries to Macao, the Las Vegas of the East. The photography captures the entire range of China's natural, architectural, and human diversity, while the book's narrative explores the many traditions and aspirations nurtured by the people. The result is a beautiful tableau that lets the reader discover today's China through a choice of sumptuous itineraries
Australia : the new frontier by Alessandra Mattanza( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Takes the reader on a splendid adventure, a sensory experience of feelings and emotions. After a short historic journey to discover the country's roots and traditions it delves into the true spirit of Australia, its magnificent wild natural environment, with endless landscapes and breathtaking vistas
Palazzo Farnese : Ambasciata di Francia a Roma by Gianni Guadalupi( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 91 libraries worldwide
The world's greatest treasures : masterworks in gold and gems from ancient Egypt to Cartier by Gianni Guadalupi( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Czech and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Castles of the world by Gianni Guadalupi( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
With its stunning color photographs and rich descriptions, Castles of the World, takes us on a historical journey that allows us to encounter the power and pageantry, the splendor and the brilliance of a great chapter in history
Von Atlantis bis Utopia : ein Führer zu den imaginären Schauplätzen der Weltliteratur by Alberto Manguel( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in German and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Treasures in gold : masterpieces of jewelry from antiquity to modern times by Gianni Guadalupi( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
"This gorgeous book spotlights the art of the goldsmith through history. Starting with the opulent gilded tombs and grave goods of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs -- including solid gold chairs, inlaid necklaces, and amulets, hundreds of remarkable photographs and the insightful text of this volume present spectacular examples of the goldsmith's art through several millennia. Organized chronologically, the book goes on to trace precious works from subsequent epochs, unveiling the masterpieces that epitomize the craftsmanship of each, as well as presenting a fascinating documentation of the beliefs, values, and societal structure of each civilization. From the jewels of the Etruscan aristocracy to the vases and cameos from the de Medici family estate, golden treasures of faith and art in St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome, the treasures of the English royalty, and the maharaja's jewels, the splendors revealed in this volume are portrayed in full-color photographs that demonstrate the luster, texture, and intricacies that made them so desirable in their time and make them such priceless cultural treasures today. Concluding with a chapter on Cartier, the master jeweler, Treasures in Gold presents the compelling stories behind the creation of each work of art. This unique portable museum is a fascinating read for decorative arts enthusiasts and a useful reference for anyone involved in jewelry design"--Product description
China revealed : the West encounters the Celestial Empire by Gianni Guadalupi( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
This illustrated book presents the history of the relationships between Europe and the Celestial Empire of classical antiquity, from the time when the caravans began to bring a divine fabric known as silk to the shores of the Mediterranean up to the fall of the Manchu dynasty in 1911
The art of being a lion by Christine Denis-Huot( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
A photographic portrait of the lion, detailing each aspect of this endangered cat
Villa Borghese by Luciano Romano( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 57 libraries worldwide
De wolf : mythe en werkelijkheid by Anne Ménatory( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van de soort, een achttal ondersoorten, het sociale leven, de voortplanting, de communicatie, de welpen, de jacht en prooidieren
Sahara by Paolo Novaresio( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 48 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Guadalupi , Džianni
Guadalupi, G.
Guadalupi, G. 1943- (Gianni)
Guadalupi, G. (Gianni)
Guadalupi, Gianni
과달루피, 지안니 1943-
구아달루피, 잔니 1943-
グアダルーピ, ジアンニ
English (135)
French (18)
Italian (17)
German (14)
Japanese (4)
Czech (2)
Spanish (1)
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