July 2014 (26)

A Gallipoli Soldiers Secret

ISBN: 9780473287894

Author: Buket Uzuner    Publisher: Antares Publishing

BESTSELLER The novel A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret is the story of a New Zealand woman’s pilgrimage to Turkey to discover the truth about her great-grandfath...


BESTSELLER The novel A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret is the story of a New Zealand woman’s pilgrimage to Turkey to discover the truth about her great-grandfather’s fate - a Gallipoli soldier who never returned home. During her search she stumbles over dark secrets which have been hidden in a Turkish village for decades. They are so sensitive that disclosure threatens embarrassment for villagers and two old foes -New Zealand and Turkey.
Lyrically written, A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret paints an informative picture of life in a Turkish village, Turkish culture and history, and the suffering and annihilation Turks endured in WWI. It follows the war through the stories of two soldiers – New Zealander Alistair John Taylor and Turk Ali Osman. Their lives converge with unexpected consequences.
A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret is unique in that it provides a glimpse of the war from a Turkish perspective. It also vividly reveals village life and a journey of inner conflict and self-discovery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 135 x 216 x 40 mm


Publication Date: 10-02-2015


$34.99 $5.00
Compendium

ISBN: 9783832798604

Author: Michael Von Hassel    Publisher: TeNeues

If you try to explain Michael von Hassel's photographic approach, it sounds paradoxical at first: by representing reality in an alienated way - for example, by ...


If you try to explain Michael von Hassel's photographic approach, it sounds paradoxical at first: by representing reality in an alienated way - for example, by lending it radically intense colour - he sharpens our own view of what is real. This hyper-realism works in amazing ways. When the Munich-born photographer captures an empty Oktoberfest tent, a mountain view, or a street scene from a big city in his innovative way, we discover details that might normally escape us. In so doing, von Hassel grants his audience a new perspective on the world and garners permanent place in international exhibitions. Furthermore, von Hassel was honoured as the best contemporary artist at the 2009 Hot Air Fair in Basel, Switzerland, and subsequently attracted an avid group of collectors. Apart from the photographer's distinctive approach, his images also possess a particular quality that explains their popularity: they are simply irresistibly beautiful.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 25-07-2014


$225.00
Outdoor Gallery New York

ISBN: 9781584235538

Author: Yoav Litvin    Publisher: Gingko Press

Outdoor Gallery – New York City documents the vibrancy of the diverse contemporary street art environment of New York City. The book predominantly collects th...


Outdoor Gallery – New York City documents the vibrancy of the diverse contemporary street art environment of New York City. The book predominantly collects the work of New York based artists, running the gamut from old school graffiti writers such as COPE2, to contemporary street artists such as HELLBENT, EKG, ASVP, CERN and GAIA. Their work is showcased alongside that of some international fellow travellers including NICK WALKER, THE YOK, SHERYO and KRAM. The book features hundreds of pieces of art by 46 different artists. The well-photographed works are accompanied by the artists musings on New York, street art and their own work and processes. This work is non-permanent and necessarily current and relevant. In Outdoor Gallery New York resident and author Yoav Litvin successfully documents the zeitgeist.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 242 x 292 mm


Publication Date: 15-04-2014


$79.99
Graphic Candy

ISBN: 9789881797148

Publisher: Gingko Press

In our everyday lives we are constantly bombarded by electronic media. From billboards to the internet, television and movies, special effects rule the day. Whe...


In our everyday lives we are constantly bombarded by electronic media. From billboards to the internet, television and movies, special effects rule the day. Whether new technologies such as touch screens or retrievals from the past such as GIFS or 3D graphics, the arsenal is vast.

As a result, we are numb to passive forms of advertising or promotion. This extends to the realm of printed material we need, to have our attention grabbed by the jugular. In Graphic Candy, designers respond by presenting the best in interactive promotional design of recent years.

Showcasing a brilliant assortment of invitations, stationery, calendars, toys, puzzles and more that push print technology to its limits, involving the consumer in the realization of the design itself and in turn the promotion of the brand.

Featured designers include: Codesign, Werner Design, LSDK, Paperlux, Wakey, Vellut, Yurko Gutsulyak, SNASK, The Creative Method, BLOW, KOTENHITS, Bunch Design, Onion Design and Bravo Company.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 184 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2014


$79.99
Classic Patterns

ISBN: 9789881294319

Publisher: Gingko Press

The creation of artistic patterns dates back to our ancient past. From Egypt to Morocco, Greece to China, patterns and pattern makers played a valuable role in ...


The creation of artistic patterns dates back to our ancient past. From Egypt to Morocco, Greece to China, patterns and pattern makers played a valuable role in the creation of early arts and crafts. Ornamental carpets, tapestries, fabrics and other adornments from the Classical period, through the Middle Ages and into the 20th century predominantly featured flora, fauna and ancient symbols. Classic Patterns takes inspiration from this rich history to draw out new and fresh nuances in pattern creation. A talented group of designers including Charlotte Day and Nicoletta Pagano are featured in over 200 pages of exquisite design. Two distinct sections feature figurative and abstract patterns, and while clearly influenced by the past, new technology has allowed these designs to come into their own. A CD-ROM packed with classic patterns is included for those seeking further inspiration. Classic Patterns is a wonderful resource for any designers reference library.


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2014


$79.99 $40.00
Typoholic

ISBN: 9789881943996

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Type aficionados belong to one of the most fervent and fanatical subsets of the creative world, championing designers who pull inspiration from a variety of dis...


Type aficionados belong to one of the most fervent and fanatical subsets of the creative world, championing designers who pull inspiration from a variety of disciplines in order to create their own unique characters.

No longer solely relegated to the confines of print, today’s typefaces often leap off the page to write their own stories, providing some of the most thrilling and innovative expressions of our alphabet ever created in three glorious dimensions.

Typoholic – Material Types in Design collects a sampling of the most recent trends and developments in type design by designers who utilize such diverse mediums as illustration, craft, fashion, photography and performing arts to manifest their designs — whether for branding, editorial, product, promotional or installation based applications.

Includes an introductory section showcasing more than 40 brand new type families.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 184 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2014


$79.99
The Road Headed West

ISBN: 9781849536356

Author: Leon McCarron    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

It seemed a terrible shame to meet my end in Iowa; I couldn’t imagine any where more disappointing to die. The scenery hadn’t changed for weeks and I was sl...


It seemed a terrible shame to meet my end in Iowa; I couldn’t imagine any where more disappointing to die. The scenery hadn’t changed for weeks and I was slowly dissolving into stimulation-deprived madness. My current predicament,then – attempting to escape through cornfields from a gun-toting alcohol soaked rancher – was not something I expected.



Terrified at the prospect of a life spent behind a desk, without challenge or adventure, Leon took off to cross America on an overloaded bicycle packed with everything but common sense.Over five months and 6,000 miles, he cycled from New York to Seattle and then on to the Mexican border, facing tornados, swollen river crossings and one hungry black bear along the way. But he also met kind strangers who offered their food,wisdom, hospitality and even the occasional local history lesson, and learned what happens when you take a chance and follow the scent of adventure.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 07-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Travel
$27.99
Saving Our Skins

ISBN: 9781849536097

Author: Caro Feely    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Frost can be fatal to a fledgling wine business... gorgeous glitter with a high price tag. On a winter’s day it is beautiful, but on a spring day after bud bu...


Frost can be fatal to a fledgling wine business... gorgeous glitter with a high price tag. On a winter’s day it is beautiful, but on a spring day after bud burst it spells devastation.



For Sean and Caro Feely, a couple whose love affair with wine and France has taken them through financial and physical struggle to create their organic vineyard, it could spell the end. Until they receive an unexpected call that could save their skins…



This book is about life, love and taking risks, while transforming a piece of land into a flourishing vineyard and making a new life in France. Caro Feely is a certified wine educator and writes from the organic vineyard and wine school in France that she set up with her husband. She spent 15 years working as a business and IT consultant with multinationals such as IBM and Accenture before following her dream to make wine in France.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Publication Date: 07-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Biography   Travel
$24.99
Arrival of Eagles

ISBN: 9781909808126

Author: Andy Saunders    Publisher: Grub Street

During World War Two a great many Luftwaffe aircraft arrived on the ground in the UK or its coastal waters, but, as with Rudolf Hess, not all of them through 'c...


During World War Two a great many Luftwaffe aircraft arrived on the ground in the UK or its coastal waters, but, as with Rudolf Hess, not all of them through 'conventional' combat circumstances. Some had got lost, others were brought by defectors; some were lured through electronic countermeasures by the RAF, others brought down in unusual combat circumstances. All manner of types appeared - He111, Go145, Me110, Ju88, Me109 F and G, FW 190, Do 217 - and all were of great interest to the RAF. In some cases aircraft were repaired and test flown, betraying vital and invaluable information. Distinguished author Andy Saunders examines a selection of such fascinating cases and draws upon his own research, interviews, official reports and eye-witness accounts to bring alive these truly unusual accounts, all richly illustrated with contemporary photographs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Publication Date: 18-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Military
$55.00
Jaguar Boys

ISBN: 9781909808157

Author: Ian Hall    Publisher: Grub Street

Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the...


Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAF's tactical strike-attack and recce forces for a decade from the mid-1970s. In these pages, the Jaguar Boys - pilots, engineer and ground crew - tell of the aircraft's drawbacks and joys, their sadness at losses, and their pleasure at its development into a readily-deployable and outstandingly-capable fighter-bomber for the post-Cold War era. Then came the Gulf War which signalled the start of a hectic sequence of operational adventures and upgrades for the 'Boys' and seasoned veterans tell of action over Iraq and in the Balkans. One of the best-loved of RAF types, the Jaguar commanded a fierce loyalty and affection which shines through in these accounts of an aircraft that will live forever in the memory.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Publication Date: 18-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Military
$55.00
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