March 2017 (59)

Albrecht Dürer

ISBN: 9783791383453

Author: Norbert Wolf    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in a new edition, this lavishly illustrated volume draws on the latest research to present an exciting new interpretation of Albrecht Dürer, both...


Now available in a new edition, this lavishly illustrated volume draws on the latest research to present an exciting new interpretation of Albrecht Dürer, both as a man and as an artist. Albrecht Durer’s prints and drawings have inspired hundreds of artists, both during his life and after his death. Yet his talent as a painter and colorist, and his enthusiasm for the scientific world have not been widely appreciated. Durer’s influence was both international and intergenerational—indeed Picasso claimed to have been inspired by the 16th-century artist. Reproduced in stunning detail and including illustrations of Durer’s most famous prints and drawings, a catalog raisonne of his paintings, and biographical research, this book presents a Durer for the 21st century. Producing more self-portraits than any other artist of his day; mass marketing his best-selling prints; even inventing his own monogram logo; Albrecht Durer was commercially astute long before today’s generation of self-promoting and financially-savvy artists. There are 55 extant Durer paintings, of which 17 are in dispute. Using scientific research, this book puts all arguments to bed resulting in the definitive catalog raisonne of the paintings. Drawing on in-depth research, this book reveals the truth behind Durer and his art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 222 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2017


$100.00
Egon Schiele: Landscapes

ISBN: 9783791383460

Author: Rudolf Leopold    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in an updated edition, this visually stunning collection of landscape paintings and drawings by Egon Schiele brings to light a little-known aspect...


Now available in an updated edition, this visually stunning collection of landscape paintings and drawings by Egon Schiele brings to light a little-known aspect of this famous painter's oeuvre. Best known for his depictions of the human form, Schiele was also interested in portraying the beauty and structure of the world he inhabited. In fact, Schiele's paintings of the countryside and his native Vienna comprise a large portion of his body of work. Nearly one hundred of the artist's landscapes are exquisitely reproduced in this handsome book and presented alongside photographs of the scenes he depicted, taken from the vantage point of the original works. This volume proves that Schiele’s mastery extends beyond his radical renditions of the human figure and reveals themes that appear throughout his work. Schiele's landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the school of European nature painting.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2017


$45.00
Super Freak: The Life of Rick James

ISBN: 9781613749579

Author: Peter Benjaminson    Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Few American superstar stories are richer, wilder, or more excessive than Rick James's. He played in a band with Neil Young, spent years in jail, produced his f...


Few American superstar stories are richer, wilder, or more excessive than Rick James's. He played in a band with Neil Young, spent years in jail, produced his first album (which was then picked up by Motown) with money from shadowy sources, crossed rock and funk to come up with one of the best-selling albums of the 1980s, became one of the biggest pop star of the era, turned a young white woman named Teena Marie into an R&B superstar, displayed an outrageously sex and drug-filled lifestyle, was tried and found guilty of assaulting and imprisoning a young woman, went on to record new music that was compared to the Beatles' White Album, and ended his life as a punch line for Dave Chappelle. And along the way, he scored a large number of major hits, sold tens of millions of albums and became intimate with dozens of big-name celebrities. Rick James attempted to tell his own story—in two different books—but left out many incidents that showed what he was really like. Nobody has written the full truth about his life. Now, based on court records, newspaper archives, and extensive interviews with dozens of family members, band members, friends, and lovers, here is the definitive biography of Motown's most controversial superstar.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 384


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2017


Tags: March 2017   Biography   Music
$59.99 $38.00
Judy and I

ISBN: 9781613735831

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

The third of Judy Garland's five husbands, Sid Luft was the one man in her life who stuck around. He was chiefly responsible for the final act of Judy’s meteo...


The third of Judy Garland's five husbands, Sid Luft was the one man in her life who stuck around. He was chiefly responsible for the final act of Judy’s meteoric comeback after she was unceremoniously booted off the MGM lot: he produced her iconic, Oscar-nominated vehicle A Star Is Born and expertly shaped her concert career. Previously unpublished, Sid Luft’s intimate autobiography tells his and Judy’s story in hard-boiled yet elegant prose. It begins on a fateful night in New York City when the not quite divorced Judy Garland and the not quite divorced Sid Luft meet at Billy Reed’s Little Club and fall for each other. The romance lasted Judy’s lifetime, despite the separations, the reconciliations, and the divorce. Under Luft’s management, Judy came back bigger than ever, building a singing career that rivaled Sinatra’s. However, her drug dependencies and suicidal tendencies put a tremendous strain on the relationship. Sid did not complete his memoir; it ended in 1960 after Judy hired David Begelman and Freddie Fields to manage her career. But Randy L. Schmidt, acclaimed editor of Judy Garland on Judy Garland and author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, seamlessly pieced together the final section of the book from extensive interviews with Sid, most previously unpublished. Despite everything, Sid never stopped loving Judy and never forgave himself for not being able to ultimately save her from the demons that drove her to an early death at age forty-seven in 1969. Sid served as chief conservator of the Garland legacy until his death at the age of eighty-nine in 2005. This is his testament to the love of his life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2017


Tags: March 2017   Biography
$59.99 $38.00
Beyond the Plate

ISBN: 9783791382777

Author: Daniela Galarza    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Bringing together 30 of the best food blogs from around the world, this fun, colorful cookbook is filled with delicious recipes and the stories behind the blogs...


Bringing together 30 of the best food blogs from around the world, this fun, colorful cookbook is filled with delicious recipes and the stories behind the blogs. Foodies, home cooks, and amateur chefs are increasingly turning to the Internet for recipes, food trends, and other culinary information. Featuring 30 diverse food bloggers, this richly illustrated book includes recipes for all occasions and palates. Blogs such as My Darling Lemon Thyme, Indian Simmer, Local Milk, and Lady & Pups, among others, effortlessly guide readers through the latest global food trends from curry noodle soups to sweet tahini pastries. While the bloggers themselves hail from every corner of the world—Brooklyn to Slovenia, Helsinki to Hong Kong—their recipes, tips, and personal stories are universally appealing to anyone interested in food. Brimming with vibrant photographs, engaging profiles of the faces behind the blogs, and fun Q&A’s, this first-ofits- kind cookbook features two recipes from each blogger— one fan favorite and one never-before-published dish. This gorgeously illustrated collection of the world’s most compelling food bloggers, takes readers beyond the plate, helping home cooks navigate the world of myriad food blogs and showcases the world’s best and tastiest recipes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 193 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


$55.00
Tapas : Classic Dishes From Spain

ISBN: 9781910690345

Author: Elisabeth Luard    Publisher: Grub Street

Tapas are the wonderfully tempting little dishes of food that are traditionally served with sherry in southern Spain. Beautifully simple, tantalisingly delicio...


Tapas are the wonderfully tempting little dishes of food that are traditionally served with sherry in southern Spain. Beautifully simple, tantalisingly delicious and easy to prepare, they are perfect for all kinds of occasions. The recipes and suggestions in this book demonstrate how simple ingredients can be quickly transformed into mini feasts designed to delight the senses. Among the recipes are salted almonds, bread with olive oil and garlic, salt cod, chicory and blue cheese, mushrooms with garlic and rosemary, broad beans with ham, tortilla, pickled sardines, lamb ribs with paprika, beef in red wine, croquettes, empanadas and many, many more. In addition there is plenty of helpful advice including a selection of menus that show how to combine tapas to provide meals for every occasion – such as spring, summer, autumn and winter parties, children’s tapas party, vegetarian tapas party and a no-cook tapas menu. The wealth of background information and the superb collection of recipes vividly evokes the spirit of a country where food is the essence of the community.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2017


$24.99
Winter Smoothies

ISBN: 9783848010301

Author: Eliq Maranik    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Who said that smoothies should be enjoyed in the summertime only? With these brand new recipes from the smoothie expert Eliq Maranik, the high season for smooth...


Who said that smoothies should be enjoyed in the summertime only? With these brand new recipes from the smoothie expert Eliq Maranik, the high season for smoothies has moved to the coldest time of the year! The fresh, fruity and nutritious smoothies, that are flavored with typical warm winter spices such as ginger and cinnamon, will sweeten those cold winter nights and provide you with the nutrients your body craves, such as vitamins, micronutrients and fiber. Whether you are new to the world of blending or an experienced smoothie veteran, this book will open your eyes to a whole new world of smoothie making. With straightforward introductory chapters, from the buying and handling of fruit and vegetables, your choice of blender and the preparation of the foodstuffs, you will quickly acquire the necessary knowledge required to make smoothies like a pro.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2016


$29.99 $9.99
Nymphing The New Way

ISBN: 9781910723227

Author: Jonathan White    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

French nymphing, or European nymphing as it is often known in the US, is the most important new development in flyfishing for a generation. The use of ultra-lon...


French nymphing, or European nymphing as it is often known in the US, is the most important new development in flyfishing for a generation. The use of ultra-long tapered French leaders provides huge advantages both in terms of reducing drag and dramatically improving fly presentation. These methods, which have already revolutionised the world of competition flyfishing, are now also proving themselves to be a game-changer for the recreational fisherman. This is the first book to explain all branches of French leader technique: • sight nymphing • short and long-range indicator nymphing • dry fly • fishing for grayling, carp and steelhead • masterclasses from leading experts Cody Burgdorff (USA) Julien Daguillanes (France) Stanislav Mankov (Bulgaria) • tips for fishing in all types of river and clear stillwaters in the UK, Continental Europe, the USA and the Southern Hemisphere. Use of the French leader has led to the French national team becoming the most successful team at the World Championships in recent years, winning 7 Gold, 7 Silver and 7 Bronze medals. As opportunities to catch trout on a dry fly have become less frequent and of shorter duration, the use of modern nymphing techniques can often make the difference between a successful fishing trip and not catching fish at all.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2016


$49.99
Henry and Boo

ISBN: 9781846439988

Author: Megan Brewis    Publisher: Child’s Play

Henry isn't happy when an uninvited guest suddenly interrupts his tea break. And he is less than thrilled when the little creature decides to stay - along with ...


Henry isn't happy when an uninvited guest suddenly interrupts his tea break. And he is less than thrilled when the little creature decides to stay - along with its annoying habit. With the unwelcome visitor getting under his feet all day, it's easy for Henry to miss the signs that a dangerous and hungry bear has been seen in the area. How can he avoid being the next victim? A charming story about friendship, tolerance and unexpected consequences, with a compelling refrain that all readers will want to join.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$19.99
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