August 2016 (67)

The Real James Dean

ISBN: 9781613734728

Author: Peter Winkler    Publisher: Chicago Review Press

In the decades following his death, many of those who knew James Dean best––actors, directors, friends, lovers (both men and women), photographers, and Holl...


In the decades following his death, many of those who knew James Dean best––actors, directors, friends, lovers (both men and women), photographers, and Hollywood columnists––shared stories of their first-person experiences with him in interviews and in the articles and autobiographies they wrote. Their recollections of Dean became lost in fragile back issues of movie magazines and newspapers and in out-of-print books that are extremely hard to find. Until now. The Real James Dean is the first book of its kind: a rich collection spanning six decades of writing in which many of the people whose lives were touched by Dean recall their indelible experiences with him in their own words. Here are the memorable personal accounts of Dean from his high school and college drama teachers; the girl he almost married; costars like Rock Hudson, Natalie Wood, Jim Backus, and Raymond Massey; directors Elia Kazan, Nicholas Ray, and George Stevens; entertainer Eartha Kitt; gossip queen Hedda Hopper; the passenger who accompanied Dean on his final, fatal road trip; and a host of his other friends and colleagues.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 368


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-08-2016


Tags: August 2016   Biography
$45.00
Contemporary Brainteasers

ISBN: 9780486807829

Author: Terry Stickels    Publisher: Dover Publications

How many cards do I have to deal before I know for certain that you have a straight? If two typists can type two pages in two minutes, how many typists will it ...


How many cards do I have to deal before I know for certain that you have a straight? If two typists can type two pages in two minutes, how many typists will it take to type 18 pages? How many days are in five million seconds? If you think these are good questions, this is the book for you! Over two hundred entertaining puzzles involving mathematical and mechanical calculations include challenges to your lateral thinking and logical reasoning. When your brain's tired of being teased, you can consult the complete solutions.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 128 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2016


$18.99
Graphic Recording

ISBN: 9783899556568

Author: Anna Lena Schiller    Publisher: Gestalten

To see the big picture, draw it first. Graphic recording is the rapidly growing practice of visualizing the content of a presentation or meeting by drawing it l...


To see the big picture, draw it first. Graphic recording is the rapidly growing practice of visualizing the content of a presentation or meeting by drawing it live with markers and a large sheet of paper. Hand-drawn cartoons and diagrams entertainingly represent key messages, ideas, goals, and results, ensuring high engagement and retention.§This book is the first how-to guide for creating graphic recordings and using them to make meetings and workshops more effective. Expert graphic recorder Anna Lena Schiller reveals the essential tools and techniques with examples and helpful visuals.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 08-08-2016


$120.00
New Necklaces

ISBN: 9788416504084

Author: Nicolas Estrada    Publisher: Promo Press

After the successful New Rings and New Earrings (published both by Promopress in Fench, Spanish and Portuguese and by Thames & Hudson in English), New Necklaces...


After the successful New Rings and New Earrings (published both by Promopress in Fench, Spanish and Portuguese and by Thames & Hudson in English), New Necklaces is the third book curated by jeweler and author Nicolas Estrada. A very special selection of impressive pieces by more than 180 artists from all over the world, this book showcases the current trends in contemporary jewelry and how boundaries in concept, materials and techniques are being questioned by jewelry designers today. From those that look back to classic forms and materials to the most daring, experimental and surprising ideas, each of the 500 necklaces included in this book has something that makes it unique and relates strongly to today’s social, cultural and artistic reality. With prefaces by German jeweler Julia Wild and Leo Caballero, owner of the Barcelona gallery Klimt 02, specialized in contemporary jewelers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 250


Dimensions: 193 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 22-08-2016


$75.00
Paper Secret 2

ISBN: 9781584236108

Publisher: Gingko Press

The creative potential in paper as a raw material is almost unlimited. Paper Secret 2 returns to the world of papercraft to explore it in its diverse applicatio...


The creative potential in paper as a raw material is almost unlimited. Paper Secret 2 returns to the world of papercraft to explore it in its diverse applications, whether cut, curled, stacked, cast, folded, pulped or slotted together. The artists and designers within push paper to its limits, using unique visual effects such as form and shadow to create projects that range from room-filling installation pieces to impossibly delicate life-sized paper hummingbirds. With projects in fashion, personal art, advertising, design and more, Paper Secret 2 reveals the infinite creative freedom and unlimited possibilities hidden within paper.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2016


$79.99
Super Cute Paper Toys DIY

ISBN: 9788416500291

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

The DIY phenomenon is growing, and at the hand of expert artists in the world of illustration and papercraft, we managed to gather 37 printed templates of excel...


The DIY phenomenon is growing, and at the hand of expert artists in the world of illustration and papercraft, we managed to gather 37 printed templates of excellent quality on couché paper of 200 gr, with which to create fabulous toys. We find all kinds of figures, always with a simple pattern, designed with all kinds of details, creating different reliefs to simulate volume and give more realism to our toys, accomplishing a true work of art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 215 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 29-07-2016


$49.99
Great Works : Encounters With Art

ISBN: 9783791383019

Author: Michael Glover    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Every Saturday for the best part of a decade, thousands of people have been turning to the pages of the British newspaper The Independent to read Michael Glover...


Every Saturday for the best part of a decade, thousands of people have been turning to the pages of the British newspaper The Independent to read Michael Glover’s thoughts about a particular piece of art. Pithy, astute, erudite, often humorous, and always engaging, these enormously popular essays are filled with compelling and entertaining observations as well as trenchant commentary about art, history, culture, and humanity. Collected for the first time in book form, this selection of 50 essays—a number of which have been exclusively written for this volume—is organized in an unexpected manner, allowing readers to see connections and juxtapositions between works. Their subjects cover an enormous span in terms of style, era, and geography—from Rembrandt’s Bathsheba with King David’s Letter and El Greco’s The Vision of St. John to Ai Wei Wei’s Iron Tree and Georgia O’Keeffe’s Single Lily with Red. All the texts are accompanied by full-color illustrations of the work in focus. With its compact format, this book is the perfect companion to a day at the museum, but also lends itself to leisurely dipping in-and-out of, either at home or as part of a daily commute. A great gift for art lovers, this book will also introduce Michael Glover to a host of new readers eager to learn about art from a charming and knowledgeable teacher.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 165 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 03-09-2016


$69.99
Just Style: Fahion Guide for Women

ISBN: 9783848006342

Author: Dagmar Vorwerk    Publisher: h f Ullmann

In this richly illustrated guide, personal stylist Dagmar Vorwerk reveals important tips and tricks about fashion and styling. She shows, with numerous case stu...


In this richly illustrated guide, personal stylist Dagmar Vorwerk reveals important tips and tricks about fashion and styling. She shows, with numerous case studies from the world of fashion and celebrities, what makes a successful look. This handbook to style will appeal not only to women considering a radical change in their style, but also to those who simply want to cultivate their look.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 122 x 180 mm


$34.99 $19.99
A Guys Guide to Shoes

ISBN: 9783848008124

Author: Bernhard Roetzel    Publisher: h f Ullmann

To the aficionado, men's shoes are cult objects. No garment available for men is similarly coveted, lovingly cared for, and comparatively dearly bought by its d...


To the aficionado, men's shoes are cult objects. No garment available for men is similarly coveted, lovingly cared for, and comparatively dearly bought by its devotees. But even committed shoe fans often lack the broad knowledge. Consequently, a book about shoes should not only deal with the aesthetic side but also offer a wealth of information - on materials and styles, brands and manufacturers, models and their makers. Bernhard Roetzel's A Guy's Guide to Shoes conveys competence and knowledge, discusses trends and history, and depicts fashion and style.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 122 x 180 mm


$34.99 $19.99
Encyclopedia of Classic & Vintage Stitches

ISBN: 9781504800563

Author: Karen Hemingway    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Encylopedia of Classic & Vintage Stitches is the ultimate sourcebook for stitchwork practitioners: a compendium of 245 embroidery stitches photographed close-up...


Encylopedia of Classic & Vintage Stitches is the ultimate sourcebook for stitchwork practitioners: a compendium of 245 embroidery stitches photographed close-up, accompanied by stitch-by-stitch instructions, plus hundreds of illustrations and meticulous charts and diagrams. Twenty-four superb projects offer practice-makes-perfect work on every kind of embroidery, from cross-stitching and huck-weaving, crewel and needlelace to smocking and bargello. The finished products? An array of skill-displaying samplers, a Victorian brooch cushion, glittering Shisha bag, silk ribbon floral pane, Hardanger tablemat, and more, in a portfolio of beautiful handiwork. A must-have reference for beginners and the experienced alike.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 06-04-2016


$39.99
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