August 2016 (76)

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
Knitted Toys : 20 Cute and Colorful Projects

ISBN: 9780486802886

Author: Jody Long    Publisher: Dover Publications

Create a teddy bear, propeller plane, Russian doll, fire engine, and other cuddly toys with this easy-to-follow book. Knitters will treasure this guide to craft...


Create a teddy bear, propeller plane, Russian doll, fire engine, and other cuddly toys with this easy-to-follow book. Knitters will treasure this guide to crafting 20 fanciful toys that appeal to boys and girls alike. Toys range from such traditional items as a bunny and a puppy to winsome versions of more unusual animal companions ― a snake, bumblebee, mouse, caterpillar, and other endearing creatures. There are step-by-step directions for each of the toys — several with bonus accessories to knit — as well as color photographs of the completed projects. Suitable for knitters at all levels of experience, these toys make wonderful gifts and cherished keepsakes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2016


$45.00
Oskar Loves

ISBN: 9783791372709

Author: Britta Teckentrup    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Oskar, a charming raven, loves trees, red cherries, and the smell of spring. He also loves rain, snow, clouds, books, and the moon. With this book’s simple, b...


Oskar, a charming raven, loves trees, red cherries, and the smell of spring. He also loves rain, snow, clouds, books, and the moon. With this book’s simple, boldly colored, and beautiful illustrations, children are invited into Oskar’s world and in turn to explore the wonders of the world around them. As she has done in her previous books, such as Grumpy Cat and Before I Wake Up…, Britta Teckentrup combines evocative art with a storyline that will appeal to children and those who read to them. Asking, “What do you love?” Oskar Loves… invites all of us to take a moment to appreciate the world we inhabit.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 190 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2016


$32.00
Friends Forever

ISBN: 9783899557732

Author: Roald Kaldestad    Publisher: Gestalten

Against a pastel backdrop of falling leaves and raindrops, a young boy learns how to make new friends and cherish the old. “Two hundred and sixty-nine days,...


Against a pastel backdrop of falling leaves and raindrops, a young boy learns how to make new friends and cherish the old. “Two hundred and sixty-nine days,” counts a freckle-faced, rosy-cheeked boy. His goodbye to his best friend is still fresh within his young heart. Though his companion has moved away, she sends surprise notes and chocolate bars by post, assuaging his pain and bringing a smile to his face. The support of his loving family and the arrival of a new neighbor with her striped cat combine with his optimism to slow the rainfall and welcome the possibility of a new friendship. Change is a constant in the worlds of adults and children alike. Friends Forever’s poignant story addresses change’s unexpected arrival and, through a softly colored palette, shows that change can be soothed by fond memories. The poetic text by Norwegian author Roald Kaldestad narrates the journey of the protagonist as he teaches readers to embrace the present and appreciate the joys of a bluer sky.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 210 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2016


$45.00
The Lion and the Mouse : Aesops Fables Easy Readers

ISBN: 9781841359533

Publisher: Award Publications

The Lion and the Mouse with The Donkey and the Lapdog Enjoy the wisdom and fun of Aesop's timeless tales in this easy-toread series. Specially designed to enco...


The Lion and the Mouse with The Donkey and the Lapdog Enjoy the wisdom and fun of Aesop's timeless tales in this easy-toread series. Specially designed to encourage the development of reading skills, the stories feature large, clear type, short sentences and fun illustrations, helping to build the confidence and ability of young readers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 214 x 244 mm


$9.99
The Hare and the Tortoise : Aesops Fables Easy Readers

ISBN: 9781841359540

Publisher: Award Publications

The Hare and the Tortoise with The Sick Lion Enjoy the wisdom and fun of Aesop's timeless tales in this easy-toread series. Specially designed to encourage the ...


The Hare and the Tortoise with The Sick Lion Enjoy the wisdom and fun of Aesop's timeless tales in this easy-toread series. Specially designed to encourage the development of reading skills, the stories feature large, clear type, short sentences and fun illustrations, helping to build the confidence and ability of young readers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 214 x 244 mm


$9.99
The Farmer and His Sons : Aesops Fables Easy Readers

ISBN: 9781841359601

Publisher: Award Publications

The Farmer and His Sons with The Donkey in the Lion's Skin Enjoy the wisdom and fun of Aesop's timeless tales in this easy-toread series. Specially designed to...


The Farmer and His Sons with The Donkey in the Lion's Skin Enjoy the wisdom and fun of Aesop's timeless tales in this easy-toread series. Specially designed to encourage the development of reading skills, the stories feature large, clear type, short sentences and fun illustrations, helping to build the confidence and ability of young readers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 214 x 244 mm


$9.99
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