Prestel Publishing (358)

Beyond the Plate

ISBN: 9783791382777

Author: Daniela Galarza    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Bringing together 30 of the best food blogs from around the world, this fun, colorful cookbook is filled with delicious recipes and the stories behind the blogs...


Bringing together 30 of the best food blogs from around the world, this fun, colorful cookbook is filled with delicious recipes and the stories behind the blogs. Foodies, home cooks, and amateur chefs are increasingly turning to the Internet for recipes, food trends, and other culinary information. Featuring 30 diverse food bloggers, this richly illustrated book includes recipes for all occasions and palates. Blogs such as My Darling Lemon Thyme, Indian Simmer, Local Milk, and Lady & Pups, among others, effortlessly guide readers through the latest global food trends from curry noodle soups to sweet tahini pastries. While the bloggers themselves hail from every corner of the world—Brooklyn to Slovenia, Helsinki to Hong Kong—their recipes, tips, and personal stories are universally appealing to anyone interested in food. Brimming with vibrant photographs, engaging profiles of the faces behind the blogs, and fun Q&A’s, this first-ofits- kind cookbook features two recipes from each blogger— one fan favorite and one never-before-published dish. This gorgeously illustrated collection of the world’s most compelling food bloggers, takes readers beyond the plate, helping home cooks navigate the world of myriad food blogs and showcases the world’s best and tastiest recipes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 193 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


$55.00
Where's The Artist?

ISBN: 9783791372334

Author: Susanne Rebscher    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This delightful and engaging introduction to the history of art for children comes in a beautiful oversized format and features intricate illustrations with hid...


This delightful and engaging introduction to the history of art for children comes in a beautiful oversized format and features intricate illustrations with hidden details. Children love to pore over detailed illustrations, especially when they contain hidden elements for them to find. This endlessly entertaining book opens up entire historic periods to young readers in double page spreads that are teeming with life and meticulously drawn to teach them about artistic traditions. Each spread represents a moment in history, capturing how art was integrated into daily life and illustrating contemporary styles, tools, and mediums. Children will learn about cave paintings and what humans used for light and why they painted so many animals and hunting scenes. They’ll find themselves in Ancient Greece, where deities watch over a busy marketplace in front of the Parthenon. A cross-section of a medieval monastery, Leonardo’s workshop, and a collection of 19th century artists painting in nature are just a few more of the examples, which take readers through to the present day. Featuring additional information including facts and anecdotes that enhance the experience of learning, a book to turn to again and again, Where’s the Artist? provides an ingenious and beautifully executed tutorial on art history that will captivate children of any age.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 285 x 395 mm


$45.00
Great Pubs of London (pocket edition)

ISBN: 9783791385143

Author: George Dailey    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A pocket-sized edition of the best-selling Great Pubs of London, this book celebrates London’s most significant and historic pubs. For centuries, the pub has ...


A pocket-sized edition of the best-selling Great Pubs of London, this book celebrates London’s most significant and historic pubs. For centuries, the pub has been an essential part of London’s cultural and social fabric. This book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions—from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what makes each pub so special, their place in London’s history, the personalities who have frequented them, the events that occurred inside, and the ways pubs have contributed phrases such as “on the wagon” and “one for the road” to the modern lexicon. This book reveals why the Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden earned the nickname the “Bucket of Blood,” and features a pub that Charles Dickens described as a “great rambling queer old place”. Furthermore, the book muses over the chances that Casanova paid a visit to The Dog and Duck in Soho, and uncovers the location of Charles De Gaulle’s favorite wartime watering hole. This fascinating book is a must-have for anyone with a love for these London institutions and its new, easy-tocarry format makes it perfect for taking on a historic pub crawl.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 145 x 187 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


Tags: March 2019   Travel
$45.00
Human Anatomy

ISBN: 9783791383293

Author: Jim Naughten    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Following his highly successful book, “Animal Kingdom”, Jim Naughten brings to life historic specimens of the human body in this peculiarly enthralling coll...


Following his highly successful book, “Animal Kingdom”, Jim Naughten brings to life historic specimens of the human body in this peculiarly enthralling collection of stereoscopic photographs. Historically, stereoscopic photography was widely used in medicine as a teaching aid, so it seems fitting that Jim Naughten’s stereoscopic pictures of human specimens on display at the Vrolik Museum in Amsterdam transform science into art. With over 5,000 immaculately preserved objects, the Vrolik has one of the largest collections of anatomical specimens in the world. Naughten has selected 50 of the most striking examples for this book, including pathological specimens such as skeletons afflicted by rickets and other diseases of the bone; congenital malformations; and dissected heads. Many are photographed in their original wood and glass specimen cases, which lends them a haunting tone. Reproduced with stunning clarity, these transfixing images take the reader on a fascinating journey through the history of the study of anatomy, with the stereoscopic viewer permitting an immersive experience that is not possible with conventional photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 270 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


$100.00
Bruce Davidson : An Illustrated Biography

ISBN: 9783791381350

Author: Vicki Goldberg    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The second in an acclaimed series of illustrated biographies of Magnum photographers, this volume chronicles the life and work of Bruce Davidson, a truly Americ...


The second in an acclaimed series of illustrated biographies of Magnum photographers, this volume chronicles the life and work of Bruce Davidson, a truly American artist, iconoclast, and humanist. Bruce Davidson began his love affair with photography at age ten. The son of a hardworking divorced mother, he was a loner who disliked school and had difficulty conforming to the world around him. His camera released him from the boundaries of his youth and opened the doors to a lifetime’s work. Vicki Goldberg's authoritative text explores the wide range of his vision and technique, and reveals how his work has played a critical role in twentieth-century photography. This lushly illustrated text includes images from his most iconic series such as "Brooklyn Gang", "East 100th Street", "Subway", and "Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs", along with never-before seen archival material from Davidson’s private archive. Beautifully reproduced, these pictures reveal Davidson’s curiosity about, and empathy for, his subjects. Whether he is documenting circuses, gangs, East Harlem tenements, Jewish cafeterias, Welsh miners, or Central Park, Davidson imbues his work with an eye for narrative. His pictures tell stories—and he lets them speak for themselves. The result is a comprehensive and elegantly presented portrait of an artist’s life and work.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 235 x 273 mm


$110.00
Facades - A Visual Compendium of Modern Architectural Styles

ISBN: 9783791385174

Author: Oscar Riera Oueda    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This fascinating sourcebook presents the most remarkable, beautiful, and innovative building façades in contemporary architecture. A building’s façade sets ...


This fascinating sourcebook presents the most remarkable, beautiful, and innovative building façades in contemporary architecture. A building’s façade sets the aesthetic tone for its entire design while serving a variety of functions, from regulating light and protecting against the elements to providing insulation for temperature and sound. This absorbing book details hundreds of examples of interesting and progressive façades from around the world. Presented in colorful double-page spreads, each façade is photographed from different angles and includes engaging texts that describe their significance. Readers can learn how traditional mashrabiyas in Abu Dhabi are being engineered to respond to light and to regulate heat, how a hospital in Mexico City has been constructed with “smog-eating” tiles, and how a “bio-adaptive” façade in Germany uses algae to generate energy and provide shade. Informative and accessible, this compendium is a highly useful resource for architects, engineers, and designers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 448


Dimensions: 185 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$110.00
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Birds and their Feathers

ISBN: 9783791373355

Author: Britta Teckentrup    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Hailed as 'a magnificent volume that offers hours of lingering pleasure… fertile ground for conversation and imagination,' (Midwest Book Review) Britta Tecken...


Hailed as 'a magnificent volume that offers hours of lingering pleasure… fertile ground for conversation and imagination,' (Midwest Book Review) Britta Teckentrup's The Egg introduced children to one of nature's most perfect creations. Now, employing the same earth-tone coloring and delicate illustrations that have made her an enormously popular children's author, Teckentrup turns her gaze to the endlessly fascinating feather. What are they made of? Why do birds have so many of them? How do they help birds fly? And what other purpose do they serve? By providing accessible answers to these and other questions, this delightful book introduces young readers to the wonders of 'plumology,' while also drawing them in with enchanting illustrations. An exquisitely rendered fusion of art and science, this marvelous book satisfies young readers' natural curiosity about the world around them.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 190 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2018


$34.00
Albrecht Dürer

ISBN: 9783791383453

Author: Norbert Wolf    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in a new edition, this lavishly illustrated volume draws on the latest research to present an exciting new interpretation of Albrecht Dürer, both...


Now available in a new edition, this lavishly illustrated volume draws on the latest research to present an exciting new interpretation of Albrecht Dürer, both as a man and as an artist. Albrecht Durer’s prints and drawings have inspired hundreds of artists, both during his life and after his death. Yet his talent as a painter and colorist, and his enthusiasm for the scientific world have not been widely appreciated. Durer’s influence was both international and intergenerational—indeed Picasso claimed to have been inspired by the 16th-century artist. Reproduced in stunning detail and including illustrations of Durer’s most famous prints and drawings, a catalog raisonne of his paintings, and biographical research, this book presents a Durer for the 21st century. Producing more self-portraits than any other artist of his day; mass marketing his best-selling prints; even inventing his own monogram logo; Albrecht Durer was commercially astute long before today’s generation of self-promoting and financially-savvy artists. There are 55 extant Durer paintings, of which 17 are in dispute. Using scientific research, this book puts all arguments to bed resulting in the definitive catalog raisonne of the paintings. Drawing on in-depth research, this book reveals the truth behind Durer and his art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 222 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2017


$100.00
Egon Schiele: Landscapes

ISBN: 9783791383460

Author: Rudolf Leopold    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in an updated edition, this visually stunning collection of landscape paintings and drawings by Egon Schiele brings to light a little-known aspect...


Now available in an updated edition, this visually stunning collection of landscape paintings and drawings by Egon Schiele brings to light a little-known aspect of this famous painter's oeuvre. Best known for his depictions of the human form, Schiele was also interested in portraying the beauty and structure of the world he inhabited. In fact, Schiele's paintings of the countryside and his native Vienna comprise a large portion of his body of work. Nearly one hundred of the artist's landscapes are exquisitely reproduced in this handsome book and presented alongside photographs of the scenes he depicted, taken from the vantage point of the original works. This volume proves that Schiele’s mastery extends beyond his radical renditions of the human figure and reveals themes that appear throughout his work. Schiele's landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the school of European nature painting.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2017


$45.00
Forms of Japan

ISBN: 9783791381626

Author: Michael Kenna    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This beautiful book presents a meditative, arresting, and dazzling collection of 240 black-and-white images of Japan, made over almost 30 years by the internati...


This beautiful book presents a meditative, arresting, and dazzling collection of 240 black-and-white images of Japan, made over almost 30 years by the internationally renowned photographer Michael Kenna. A rocky coast along the sea of Japan; an immense plain of rice fields in the snow; Mount Fuji towering over misty wooded hills; silent temples devoid of people but brimming with Buddhist deities; a Torii gate mysteriously emerging from moving clouds and water—these are a few images from this remarkable collection of photographs by Michael Kenna, whose black-and-white work is highly renowned. Forms of Japan, brilliantly designed by Yvonne Meyer-Lohr, is organized into chapters simply titled, “Sea,” “Land,” “Trees,”, “Spirit,” and “Sky.” The quietly evocative photographs, often paired with classic haiku poems of Basho, Buson, Issa, and others, provide a contemplative portrait of a country betterknown for its energy and industry. Gorgeously reproduced to convey the enormous subtleties that exist in Michael Kenna’s traditional black-and-white silver prints, the photographs in this book include both well known and previously unpublished images from all corners of Japan: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Okinawa, and Shikoku.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 290 x 280 mm


$140.00
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