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Lowe, John 1928-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 1,278 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Anecdotes  Guidebooks  Exhibition catalogs  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TT105, 670
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Most widely held works about John Lowe
 
Most widely held works by John Lowe
Japanese crafts by John Lowe( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A brief insight into the manufacturing processes of a couple of mostly Kyoto-based craftsmen. A foreign craftsman is covered but Japanese skilfulness and process is the main concern. The book has lots of step-by-step images and aims to allow people to attempt some of these arts at home. Good luck with that shakuhachi. While only an overview, Lowe's book provides a lovely snap of some disappearing industries."--Provided by publisher
Old Kyoto : a short social history by John Lowe( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The warden : a portrait of John Sparrow by John Lowe( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Sparrow was an outstanding classical scholar, a rising young lawyer at the Chancery Bar and later, a distinguished Latinist, essayist and literary critic, and one of the most discerning book collectors anywhere. From his school-days at Winchester he became torn between scholarship and the pursuit of literature and, during his long reign as Warden of All Souls, his conservative views made him into a media figure to such an extent that, some twenty years after his retirement, All Souls rarely appears in the press without some mention of John Sparrow." "John Lowe was a close friend of Sparrow's for forty-three years. In 1988 he invited him to be his biographer and gave him the freedom of his large archive of public and private papers." "Sparrow was a homosexual. He never flaunted it but hardly troubled to conceal it. But as Lowe makes clear, it was at the centre of his being, colouring his every thought. This side of his character is confronted, not only through the account of one of his major love affairs, but also in its profound influence on his dealings with people, whether it was his Coldstream Guards platoon guarding Churchill at Chequers, or his colleagues at All Souls. The biography is equally frank about his failure as Warden, his inability to accept the changes which were overtaking Oxford at that time, and the short, distressing spell of drunkenness that followed his retirement. But his marvellous humour and his great gift for friendship largely redeemed his failure."--Jacket
Edward James, poet, patron, eccentric : a surrealist life by John Lowe( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into China by John Lowe( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel account from 1983-1985. The author attempts to open up the world uncommonly seen by tourists: China's modern life, and the daily struggle for survival
Into Japan : Nihon no naka e by John Lowe( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corsica : a traveller's guide by John Lowe( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into Japan : Nihan no naka e by John Lowe( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into Japan by John Lowe( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The negotiations between Charles I and the Confederation of Kilkenny, 1642-1649 by John Lowe( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of "Microlon" and "CL-200" products for friction and wear reduction capabilities by H. M Hawthorne( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Glimpses of Kyoto life by John Lowe( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Old Kyoto : a short social history
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