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House numbers : pictures of a forgotten history

House numbers : pictures of a forgotten history

Author: Anton Tantner; Anthony Mathews
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
House numbers are small things that appear quietly on the walls, gates and porches of our homes and places of work. They seem to have come from nowhere and are now taken for granted in everyday life. But house numbers have their own history - one that is retrieved, assembled and presented here, for the first time, in vivid images from around the world.House numbers started their lives in a grey area between the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anton Tantner; Anthony Mathews
ISBN: 9781780235189 1780235186
OCLC Number: 926664320
Description: 200 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Anton Tantner ; translated by Anthony Mathews.


Anton Tantner's engaging, intriguingly quirky book is an illustrated chronicle of the house number, from its introduction in European towns in the eighteenth century through the spread of the  Read more...


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'Sherlock Holmes famously observed that small details are often valuable clues to something larger. In similar fashion Anton Tantner, a historical sleuth, shows that the history of house numbers Read more...

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