January / February 2018 (62)

Back to the Lab

ISBN: 9781584236849

Author: Raph Rashid    Publisher: Gingko Press

Independent producers and DJs have been busy creating world class music in bedrooms, kitchens and garages for years. Meanwhile, photographer Raph Rashid has tra...


Independent producers and DJs have been busy creating world class music in bedrooms, kitchens and garages for years. Meanwhile, photographer Raph Rashid has traveled the globe, gaining access to these inner sanctums, one by one. The tremendous variety of set-ups and layouts used by in-home producers is artfully documented in the pages of Back to the Lab. Intimate photos of the creators amongst their instruments, gear, record collections and ephemera offer unprecedented access. Notes about the producers, their environment and “essential” releases round out this love-letter to the underground. Rashid has been checking his list since the publication of his bestselling Behind the Beat, making sure to document the old-school producers he’d missed, meanwhile keeping an eye out for fresh new talent. Featured artists and producers include: Alchemist, Ant, Babu, EL-P, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Lord Finesse, Oh No and many more…


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 247 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2017


$75.00
Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real Cool Cats

ISBN: 9781629634388

Author: Iain McIntyre    Publisher: PM Press

The first comprehensive account of how the rise of postwar youth culture was depicted in mass-market pulp fiction. As the young created new styles in music, fas...


The first comprehensive account of how the rise of postwar youth culture was depicted in mass-market pulp fiction. As the young created new styles in music, fashion, and culture, pulp fiction shadowed their every move, hyping and exploiting their behavior, dress, and language for mass consumption and cheap thrills. With their lurid covers and wild, action-packed plots, these books reveal as much about society's deepest desires and fears as they do about the subcultures themselves. Featuring approximately 400 full-color covers, many of them never before reprinted, along with 70 in-depth author interviews, illustrated biographies, and previously unpublished articles, the book goes behind the scenes to look at the authors and publishers, how they worked, where they drew their inspiration and—often overlooked—the actual words they wrote. It is a must read for anyone interested in pulp fiction, lost literary history, retro and subcultural style, and the history of postwar youth culture.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 29-12-2017


$65.00
The Clash on the Clash

ISBN: 9781613737453

Author: Sean Egan    Publisher: Chicago Review Press

The Clash thought they could change the world. They never did, but they created some of the greatest rock music of all time in the attempt.Clash interviews were...


The Clash thought they could change the world. They never did, but they created some of the greatest rock music of all time in the attempt.Clash interviews were mesmerizing. Infused with the messianic spirit of punk, the Clash engaged with the press like no rock group before or since, treating interviews almost as addresses to the nation. Their pronouncements were welcomed but were hardly uncritically reported. The Clash's back pages are voluminous, crackle with controversy, and constitute a snapshot of a uniquely thoughtful and fractious period in modern history. Included in this compendium are the Clash's encounters with the most brilliant music writers of their time, including Lester Bangs, Nick Kent, Mikal Gilmore, Chris Salewicz, Charles Shaar Murray, Mick Farren, Kris Needs, and Lenny Kaye.Whether it be their audience with the (mainly) simpatico likes of punk fanzine Sniffin' Glue, their testy encounters with the correspondents of pious UK weeklies like New Musical Express, Melody Maker, and Sounds, or their friendlier but no less eyebrow-raising conversations with US periodicals like Creem and Rolling Stone, the Clash consistently created copy that lived up to their sobriquet "The Only Band That Matters."


Bind: hardback


Pages: 384


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 17-11-2017


$59.99
Womens London

ISBN: 9781504800822

Author: Rachel Kolsky    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Women's London is the only guidebook that focuses on the women who have shaped London through the centuries and the legacy they have left behind. This new book ...


Women's London is the only guidebook that focuses on the women who have shaped London through the centuries and the legacy they have left behind. This new book provides the perfect opportunity to explore sights, statues, plaques and buildings associated with famous and some not so famous women who have left their mark on London's heritage, culture and society. Their stories include scientists and suffragettes, reformers and royals, military and medical pioneers, authors and artists, fashion and female firsts … and more. The author, a popular London tour guide and lecturer, specialises in women's history and has provided a series of original self-guided walking tours taking you to historic areas where important women lived, worked and are commemorated. Illustrated with new full-colour photography, archive images and specially commissioned maps, Women's London will inspire visitors and Londoners alike to discover how much London owes to women.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 147 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 15-01-2018


$45.00
UNtold

ISBN: 9781682570890

Author: Ian Williams    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Drawing on personal experience with the UN, this combination of informative text and whimsical cartoons describes how the organization is supposed to work, how ...


Drawing on personal experience with the UN, this combination of informative text and whimsical cartoons describes how the organization is supposed to work, how it actually behaves, and why there is a difference. UNtold lets readers in on the quirks and mysteries of international diplomacy and global decision-making. Delightfully irreverent, the message is that this vital body really can represent "We the peoples of the world." The book has something to offer everyone, from high school and college students involved in model UNs to secretaries of state and senior diplomats.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 24-11-2017


$49.99
Chicken DIY

ISBN: 9781620082300

Authors: Samantha Johnson, Daniel Johnson    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The popularity of egg-laying chickens is on the rise. Sustainable and fun, raising chickens is one of the most interesting and rewarding backyard hobbies you ca...


The popularity of egg-laying chickens is on the rise. Sustainable and fun, raising chickens is one of the most interesting and rewarding backyard hobbies you can find. In Chicken DIY, aspiring chicken farmers will find creative plans and easy-to-follow construction tips for making a safe and healthy environment for their fine-feathered friends. Veteran farmers and poultry enthusiasts Samantha and Daniel Johnson provide complete and easy-to-follow instructions for 20 essential projects, from coops and feeders to runs, ramps, roosts and incubators. Clear step-by-step colour photographs guide the reader through each hands-on project.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 203 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 15-01-2018


$42.00
The Self Sufficiency Handbook

ISBN: 9781620082348

Author: Alan & Gill Bridgewater    Publisher: Companion House

Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and plannin...


Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and planning to go organic? Yearning to get back to the way it was but don't know where to start? This book will show you how to achieve the eco-friendly good life. The authors cover the ecological gamut from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. They answer important questions like how much land is really needed to be self-sufficient, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet your needs. There’s practical information here on building an insulated flue pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants and composting with worms—as well as recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, cheeses and more. Packed with full-colour photographs, helpful illustrations and diagrams, The Self-Sufficiency Handbook will appeal to urban dwellers who want to adopt certain aspects of greener living and to serious adherents of back-to-basics living.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2017


$39.99
Fashion Patternmaking Techniques for Childrens Clothing

ISBN: 9788416851140

Author: Antonio Donnanno    Publisher: Promo Press

Antonio Donnanno returns to children’s clothing patterns, expanding on previous work and including numerous new garments to dress kids for any occasion. Once ...


Antonio Donnanno returns to children’s clothing patterns, expanding on previous work and including numerous new garments to dress kids for any occasion. Once again, this text is the result of attentive studies and ongoing updates to measurements and the changing needs that this industry is known for. The author wanted to create a method similar to that for adults, simple yet precise and clear. All categories of garments which are currently made and sold were the object of close study: from gowns to rompers, skirts to trousers and jumpsuits, casual clothes to carnival costumes. In the words of the author: “Each age range comes with models which combine comfort, beauty and style. I hope this text will help simplify the work of those in this industry or of those who just wish to make garments for their family members.”


Bind: paperback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2018


$95.00
Stitching Pathways

ISBN: 9781935726937

Author: Wendy Sheppard    Publisher: Landauer Publishing

Get the results you love with this complete visual guide to quilting on your home sewing machine. Expert designer, author and blogger Wendy Sheppard wants quilt...


Get the results you love with this complete visual guide to quilting on your home sewing machine. Expert designer, author and blogger Wendy Sheppard wants quilters of all skill levels to be able to say “I made this from start to finish.” From straight line quilting to beautiful free-motion techniques, Wendy’s expert advice and proven methods guide you through every step. Learn new skills and build your confidence with beautiful projects, step-by-step stitch guides, detailed diagrams and stunning colour photographs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 210 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 17-11-2017


$49.99
Discovering Japanese Handplanes

ISBN: 9781565238862

Author: Scott Wynn    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Fast, efficient and effective, Japanese handplanes are becoming increasingly more popular among Western cabinetmakers, carpenters and woodworkers. These tools a...


Fast, efficient and effective, Japanese handplanes are becoming increasingly more popular among Western cabinetmakers, carpenters and woodworkers. These tools are meant to be used, used hard, and produce rapid, excellent results. Author and woodworking instructor Scott Wynn shows you how to choose, set up, maintain and use these versatile tools to achieve stunning results. Japanese blades are arguably the best in the world and Scott shares his methods for keeping those blades sharp. Japanese-style planes are also quick to build, and Scott shows how to make your own custom plane in a special section. Discover why this traditional tool has a home in your modern workshop, with step-by-step instructions, full-colour photos, detailed illustrations and clear diagrams.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 17-11-2017


$44.99
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