April 2015 (39)

Art On The Wall

ISBN: 9781908175472

Author: CYPI Press    Publisher: Gingko Press

Art on the Wall reveals how designers and artists turn the blank canvases of plain walls into visceral, colorful experiences for anyone entering the room. Proje...


Art on the Wall reveals how designers and artists turn the blank canvases of plain walls into visceral, colorful experiences for anyone entering the room. Projects in a wide range of color, texture, size and style decorate the walls of restaurants, clubs, private homes, stores, art exhibitions and office spaces around the world. More than just aesthetic additions, these pieces of art represent the values, achievements, backgrounds and even flavors of the spaces they decorate. This title features nearly 100 walls in a variety of settings, and each project is given extra depth with information on project designers, locations and clients alongside images featuring the piece. Walls featuring graffiti murals, abstract modern patterns, textured additions, playful characters and even depictions of war and social conflict will inspire readers to look for new solutions for the blank walls in their own lives.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2015


$79.99
Contemporary Jewelry Design

ISBN: 9781908175489

Publisher: CYPI Press

Contemporary Jewelry Design showcases over 40 designers from around the world, from established names in jewelry design to less-known rising stars, whose work e...


Contemporary Jewelry Design showcases over 40 designers from around the world, from established names in jewelry design to less-known rising stars, whose work embodies the diverse production techniques and design concepts that define modern jewelry. The projects go beyond the everyday expectations of jewelry to the realm of wearable art, used not just as adornment but as pieces that interpret feelings or ideas, tell stories, or express emotions. The book features interviews with designers as well as stunning photography of their pieces, and traces the projects through the design, research, and experimental stages all the way to the realization of the finished product. The projects in Contemporary Jewelry Design will encourage readers to approach design from new perspectives, and expand their creative horizons with inspiration from the very best of contemporary jewelry.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2015


$69.99 $35.00
Ton-Up Lancs

ISBN: 9781909808263

Author: Norman L.R. Franks    Publisher: Grub Street

Ton-up Lancs is a welcome reassessment of a study which first appeared under the 'Claims to Fame' series. Since that publication years ago, information and phot...


Ton-up Lancs is a welcome reassessment of a study which first appeared under the 'Claims to Fame' series. Since that publication years ago, information and photographs continued to be sent to and researched and collected by the author, so much so that a complete revision was necessary, with a new 100-sortie aircraft added to the list, and with many more photographs of the aircraft and men who flew in these very special Avro Lancs. Each aircraft's history is recorded, supported by stories from aircrew that flew them, along with what happened to them once - or if - they survived. The most famous is 'Queenie' (W5868), the only one still in existence and which can be seen in the Bomber Command Hall at the RAF Museum, Hendon. She, as with some others, has some controversial accounting regarding the actual number of operations flown, which the book covers in full. Such controversies can also be explained by the detailed listing of each raid flown by each pilot and crew during 1942-1945, on sorties all over Hitler's Third Reich, Northern Italy, during support missions before and after D-Day, as well as in attacking V1 rocket launcher sites in Northern France. There are also first-hand accounts of the experience of flying on ops, supported by over 200 photographs reproduced throughout the book, many from personal albums which have not been published before.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 194 x 252 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2015


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$39.99
Animal Kingdom

ISBN: 9789881383457

Publisher: Gingko Press

Some of the earliest examples of figurative art in existence are representations of animals. Whether wild predator or prey, or domesticated for food or companio...


Some of the earliest examples of figurative art in existence are representations of animals. Whether wild predator or prey, or domesticated for food or companionship, animals have played an important role throughout human history. It is no surprise, then, that their very forms can be imbued with so much meaning. Animal Kingdom, the first volume in the new series Untamed Graphics, explores the wide variety of graphic depictions of animals in contemporary design. From branding and packaging, to product design and installation art, the examples showcase the diversity as well as universality of their appeal. Some are gestural or abstract designs that merely hint at their iconic features, while others are highly stylized, reflecting the voice of the artist, or the needs of the market or client. From animalistic typography to boutique window displays, insect identification apps to larger than life sculptures of stalking tigers, the range of scale is staggering, with as many variations as there are species on earth.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


$79.99
Plant Kingdom

ISBN: 9789881383440

Publisher: Gingko Press

Plants are age-old symbols of vitality, health and wholesomeness. Untamed Graphics – Plant Kingdom taps into the power of this symbolism by presenting iconic ...


Plants are age-old symbols of vitality, health and wholesomeness. Untamed Graphics – Plant Kingdom taps into the power of this symbolism by presenting iconic botanical forms as seen in the best contemporary design. The featured projects involve plant forms as used in branding campaigns, packaging, advertising, in-store displays and marketing collateral, to name only a few examples. The diversity and universality of plant-inspired designs are represented by inspired work from designers and firms such as Aridna Vilalta Creative, Bel Epok, Big Fish, T sushima Design, Leta Sobieraiski, AMKK and Str.mme Throndsen Design, from all corners of the globe. For artists and designers seeking inspiration, the verdant colors and organic forms from the Plant Kingdom, this untamed collection is a great place to draw inspiration.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


$79.99
Edible Wild Plants & Herbs

ISBN: 9781909808232

Author: Pamela Michael    Publisher: Grub Street

This is the perfect companion guide for every budding forager. Exquisitely illustrated with full-colour paintings of all the plants and herbs in the book, rangi...


This is the perfect companion guide for every budding forager. Exquisitely illustrated with full-colour paintings of all the plants and herbs in the book, ranging from dandelion and sorrel to sea beet and samphire, "Edible Wild Plants and Herbs" is both a cookbook and field guide to the identification and use of foodstuffs from the wild. There are almost 400 recipes covering nearly 100 different plant varieties and the illustrations, drawn from life by one of the country's leading botanical artists, show the edible parts of the plants at their peak time for picking. In addition, there is a calendar indicating what plants to look for at each season of the year, information on where the plants are found and how to identify them. In the past, the home kitchen provided a family with all its medicines and cosmetics as well as its food, wine, pickles and preserves. Our ancestors were resourceful and imaginative and very much in tune with nature; this book recaptures their harmonious, sustainable way of life by setting down for the modern reader all that knowledge and lore. There are recipes for soups, sauces, main dishes, salads, pickles, jams, sorbets, as well as teas, syrups and lotions.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 225 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2015


$45.00
English Puddings

ISBN: 9781909166233

Author: Mary Norwak    Publisher: Grub Street

With an already cult-like following, this book is described as the definitive guide to puddings; both sweet and savoury. Mary Norwak’s English Puddings is now...


With an already cult-like following, this book is described as the definitive guide to puddings; both sweet and savoury. Mary Norwak’s English Puddings is now being reissued as part of Grub Street’s classic range, to adorn bookshelves alongside the highly acclaimed cookery writers, Elizabeth David and Jane Grigson. This delightful book offers a fascinating insight into the story of the pudding from its birth to the final bake. It is organised by pudding type ranging from: Jellies, Blancmanges and Flummeries, to Dumplings, Pies and Tarts. Containing recipes for all the firm favourites, from the tried and tested Steak and Kidney pudding and the festive Christmas pudding, to the lesser know, but equally delicious, Peterhouse Pudding and Devonshire Apple Drugget. Proudly flying the flag for heritage fare, this book both redefines and revives a culture of hearty, unfussy plates of delicious slow cooked stewed meats and gently poached seasonal fruits. Norwak is a writer who frequents the shelves of many a kitchen, both the modern and traditional, as well as the professional and amateur alike. With helpful hints and presentation tips throughout, this book will turn even the novice into a pudding prodigy. ‘Pudding fanciers need to arm themselves with a collection of recipes… Best of the lot is Mary Norwak’s glorious little book English Puddings.’ Nigel Slater


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2015


$45.00
Five-Minute Quilt Blocks

ISBN: 9781574214208

Author: Suzanne McNeill    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Learn to make beautiful quilts in no time with this clever one-seam technique. The flying geese quilt block is a traditional favorite and now with Suzanne McNei...


Learn to make beautiful quilts in no time with this clever one-seam technique. The flying geese quilt block is a traditional favorite and now with Suzanne McNeill's clever technique, quilters can make each square in only 5 minutes. Inside this book, Suzanne will show you how to create quilt blocks with only one seam and how to piece the blocks together to make 12 great projects. From table runners to wall hangings to traditional quilts and more-even beginners will find projects that can be made with ease. Each project is shown in fabulous four-color photography and includes detailed step-by-step instructions. Basic quilting instructions are also included for beginners and those new to sewing.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 62


Dimensions: 282 x 218 x 5 mm


$34.99
Day of the Dead Coloring Book

ISBN: 9781574219616

Author: Thaneeya McArdle    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Give your coloring a new lease on life with the Day of the Dead Coloring Book! Inside you'll find 30 creative art activities inspired by the quirky Mexican holi...


Give your coloring a new lease on life with the Day of the Dead Coloring Book! Inside you'll find 30 creative art activities inspired by the quirky Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. Fun, exotic, and full of psychedelic details, these intricate drawings are sure to spark your imagination and awaken your inner artist. Express yourself with fascinating images based on Day of the Dead sugar skulls. You'll love coloring this mystical folk art, from dancing skeletons to traditional "nichos" and "papel picado". Each inspiring design is so detailed that you could spend hours on a single page. The book also provides valuable advice on coloring and patterning techniques, plus some fully colored examples to get you started. Printed on high-quality, extra-thick paper, this inspiring coloring book for grownups is perfect for decorating with markers, colored pencils, gel pens, or watercolors. Designed to eliminate bleed-through, each page is pre-perforated for easy removal and display.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 217 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2014


$19.99
Dapper Animals Coloring Book

ISBN: 9781574219586

Author: Thaneeya McArdle    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Inside this book are 30 fun and easy art activities featuring some decidedly quirky critters! These smart and stylish animals are dressed to the nines-decked ou...


Inside this book are 30 fun and easy art activities featuring some decidedly quirky critters! These smart and stylish animals are dressed to the nines-decked out in suits, spectacles, bowties, scarves, necklaces, and hats of all sorts. Each ready-to-color line drawing has plenty of space for aspiring artists to add their own doodles, designs, and patterns. From a rakish raccoon and a trendy tiger to a posh panda and a modish marmoset, Dapper Animals Coloring Book offers endless opportunities for creative self-expression. Printed on high-quality, extra-thick paper, this inspiring coloring book for grownups is perfect for decorating with markers, colored pencils, gel pens, or watercolors. Designed to eliminate bleed-through, each page is pre-perforated for easy removal and display


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 215 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2014


$19.99
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