May 2021 (72)

A Garden Eden : Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration XL

ISBN: 9783836577397

Author: H. Walter Lack    Publisher: Taschen

Art meets science in this far-reaching catalogue of botanical illustration. Drawn from the vaults of the National Library of Vienna, these exquisite color repro...


Art meets science in this far-reaching catalogue of botanical illustration. Drawn from the vaults of the National Library of Vienna, these exquisite color reproductions range from Byzantine manuscripts to 20th-century masterpieces and celebrate both the skill of botanical artists and the abundance of natural flora.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 576


Dimensions: 250 x 345 mm


Publication Date: 11-05-2021


$160.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
The Charlie Chaplin Archives

ISBN: 9783836580724

Author: Paul Duncan    Publisher: Taschen

Within a year of arriving in Hollywood in 1914, British-born Charlie Chaplin had become the slapstick king of America. By the end of his second year on the silv...


Within a year of arriving in Hollywood in 1914, British-born Charlie Chaplin had become the slapstick king of America. By the end of his second year on the silver screen, Chaplin's fame had spread worldwide. He was the first international film star and rapidly one of the richest men in the world, with a million dollar contract, his own studio and his stock company of close collaborators. From Alaska to Zimbabwe, the bowler hat, cane, baggy trousers and outsized shoes of the Tramp became, and remains, an instantly recognizable silhouette. With unrestricted access to the Chaplin archives, TASCHEN presents the ultimate book on the making of every one of his films. With 900 images, including stills, memos, storyboards and on-set photos, as well as interviews with Chaplin and his closest collaborators, it reveals the process behind the Chaplin genius, from the impromptu invention of early shots to the meticulous retakes and reworking of scenes and gags in his classic movies: The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), The Circus (1928), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), and the provocative Hitler parody The Great Dictator (1940). The book includes: The Chaplin life history in words and pictures 900 images including many previously unseen stills, on-set photos, memos, documents, storyboards, posters, and designs, plus scripts and images for unmade films An oral history, told from the point of view of Chaplin himself, drawing upon his extensive writings, many of which have never been reprinted before. Supplementary interviews with some of his closest collaborators. Material from over 150 books of press clippings in Chaplin's archives, which range from his early days in music halls to his death Chaplin's short films, from Making a Living (1914) to The Pilgrim (1923), as well as all of his feature-length movies, from The Kid (1921) to A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)


Bind: hardback


Pages: 560


Dimensions: 246 x 337 mm


Publication Date: 14-05-2021


$180.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll

ISBN: 9783836583268

Author: Alfred Wertheimer    Publisher: Taschen

The making of Elvis, behind the scenes “Elvis who?” was photographer Alfred Wertheimer’s response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him t...


The making of Elvis, behind the scenes “Elvis who?” was photographer Alfred Wertheimer’s response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him to photograph an up-and-coming crooner from Memphis. Little did Wertheimer know that this would be the job of his life: just 21 years old, Elvis Presley was—as we now know—about to become a legend. Trailing Presley like a shadow, Wertheimer took nearly 3,000 photographs of Presley that year, creating a penetrating portrait of a man poised on the brink of superstardom. Extraordinary in its intimacy and unparalleled in its scope, Wertheimer's Elvis project immortalized a young man in the very process of making history. Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll collects Wertheimer’s most remarkable Elvis shots from that magical year, along with a selection of his historic 1958 pictures of the star being shipped off to an army base in Germany. Each chapter is illustrated with a poster by Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest letterpress print shops in America, which created many early Elvis posters in the 1950s. “Some of the most remarkable photographs ever made of any major celebrity, in any era.” — TIME


Bind: hardback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 214 x 316 mm


Publication Date: 23-05-2021


$115.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
Frank Sinatra Has A Cold

ISBN: 9783836576185

Author: Gay Talese    Publisher: Taschen

“Sinatra with a cold is Picasso without paint, Ferrari without fuel—only worse. For the common cold robs Sinatra of that uninsurable jewel, his voice, cutti...


“Sinatra with a cold is Picasso without paint, Ferrari without fuel—only worse. For the common cold robs Sinatra of that uninsurable jewel, his voice, cutting into the core of his confidence.” — Gay Talese In the winter of 1965, writer Gay Talese set out for Los Angeles with an assignment from Esquire to write a major profile on Frank Sinatra. When he arrived, he found the singer and his vigilant entourage on the defensive: Sinatra was under the weather, not available, and not willing to be interviewed. Undeterred, Talese stayed, believing Sinatra might recover and reconsider, and used the meantime to observe the star and to interview his friends, associates, family members, and hangers-on. Sinatra never did grant the one-on-one, but Talese’s tenacity paid off: his profile Frank Sinatra Has a Cold went down in history as a tour de force of literary nonfiction and the advent of the New Journalism. In this illustrated edition, Frank Sinatra Has a Cold is published with an introduction by Talese, reproductions of his manuscript pages, and correspondence. Interwoven with photographs from the legendary lens of Phil Stern, the only photographer granted access to Sinatra over four decades, as well as from top photojournalists of the ’60s including John Bryson, John Dominis, and Terry O’Neill. The photographs complement Talese’s character study, painting an incisive portrait of Sinatra in the recording studio, on location, out on the town, and with the eponymous cold, which reveals as much about a singular star persona as it does about the Hollywood machine.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 250


Dimensions: 236 x 333 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2021


Tags: May 2021   Biography   Music
$150.00
Soul R&B Funk Photographs 1972-1982

ISBN: 9783836583251

Author: Bruce W Talamon    Publisher: Taschen

Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, this young African American photographer from Los Angeles...


Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, this young African American photographer from Los Angeles found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of the music scene. He caught his first big break landing a position as a staff photographer at SOUL Newspaper in LA in the early 1970s, just as soul, R&B, and funk were becoming part of the mainstream. He captured the rehearsals and sound checks, recording sessions and costume fittings, the quiet reflective moments and life on the road, and, of course, the wild photo shoots and memorable performances. These photographs define an era famed for its glamour, fabulous fashions, and utter devotion to the groove. Including close to 300 photographs from 1972 to 1982, the extensive Talamon archives are presented in full detail for the first time. Whether you're a diehard soul fan or a thrilled newcomer to the aesthetic magic of the 1970s, the collection exudes the infectious spirit of an exuberant age. Featuring icons such as Earth, Wind & Fire; Marvin Gaye; Diana Ross; Parliament-Funkadelic; Al Green; Gil Scott-Heron; James Brown; Barry White; Rick James; Aretha Franklin; the Jackson Five; Donna Summer; and Chaka Khan and many others; there are also several stops at the legendary Soul Train studios. Talamon documented a visual period in black music that lasted way past the midnight hour and will never come again.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 376


Dimensions: 226 x 316 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2021


$150.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
Billie Eilish

ISBN: 9781526364104

Author: Billie Eilish    Publisher: Hachette

Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flare and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a...


Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flare and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a musician who stands out from the crowd. Between her record-shattering award-winning music and her uncompromising and unapologetic attitude, it's no surprise that her fanbase continues to grow by millions month after month. She is that rare combination of wildly popular and highly respected for her prodigious talent, a once in a generation superstar. Now in this stunning visual narrative journey through her life, she is ready to share more with her devoted audience for the first time, including hundreds of never-before-seen photos. This gorgeous book will capture the essence of Billie inside and out, offering readers glimpses into her childhood, her life on tour, and more. A must-have for any fan. Recommended for ages 14 and over.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 198 x 236 mm


Publication Date: 11-05-2021


Tags: May 2021   Biography   Music
$50.00
Together

ISBN: 9780857839442

Author: Luke Adam Hawker    Publisher: Hachette

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A beautiful book to connect us after such a challenging time. 'Dark clouds were looming in the distance. We watched them gather, and...


THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A beautiful book to connect us after such a challenging time. 'Dark clouds were looming in the distance. We watched them gather, and we wondered... When will it come? How long will it last?' A monumental storm brings huge and sudden change. We follow a man and his dog through the uncertainty that it brings to their lives. Through their eyes, we see the difficulties of being apart, the rollercoaster of emotions that we can all relate to, and the realisation that by pulling together we can move through difficult times with new perspective, hope and an appreciation of what matters most in life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 196 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2021


$39.99
Buddha Bowls

ISBN: 9781911667056

Author: Tanja Dusy    Publisher: Grub Street

The perfect way to eat: a colourful bowl, packed with wonderful healthy ingredients. Buddha Bowls are now a ‘must’ on the menus of many on-trend bars and re...


The perfect way to eat: a colourful bowl, packed with wonderful healthy ingredients. Buddha Bowls are now a ‘must’ on the menus of many on-trend bars and restaurants: they are not only satisfying, they are also really nourishing. The concept comes from Asia and all recipes have a simple basic theme in common: a wide variety of ingredients and flavours come together in a bowl to create a harmonious overall meal. The balanced combination of carbohydrates, fat and protein provides the body with everything it needs for well-being. In Buddha Bowls, bestselling author Tanja Dusy provides 50 meat-free recipes for breakfast bowls, quick and easy bowls and sophisticated super bowls, and also gives readers numerous basic recipes so that you can combine your own bowl creations in no time at all. Each bowl in this book is put together as an ideal mix. Whatever you like is allowed, and anyone who wants can simply replace individual components. In this way, everyone gets full, happy and completely satisfied in their own personal way. It’s so easy to mix and match parts of the meals to make your own combos for healthy comfort food that tastes great and is easy to prepare. Tanja Dusy feels most comfortable when she is in her kitchen. She has written many cookbooks for over 20 years now and has been working as an editor for well-known publishing houses. Specializing in cookery books, she develops recipes that guarantee success but also have a little pinch of something special.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 126


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2021


$45.00
The Planet-Friendly Cookbook

ISBN: 9781787836914

Author: Karen Edwards    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TIPS FOR AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY KITCHEN We all have the power to make a difference We know our planet s resources are stretched to th...


DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TIPS FOR AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY KITCHEN We all have the power to make a difference We know our planet s resources are stretched to the limits. We know that without significant changes to our diets and shopping habits, nature will continue to suffer. But sometimes it feels like we re bombarded with mixed messages, and it can be hard to work out which foods are truly eco-friendly. This book sets out the facts in a clear and straightforward way, helping you to make informed choices about environmentally conscious ways to shop, the products to avoid, the best foods to buy, and sustainable ways to prepare them. With over 30 delicious recipes that you, and the earth, will love, The Planet-Friendly Cookbook contains all the tips and advice you need to start making small changes that have big impacts. The choices we make can help create a kinder way of feeding the world, and will preserve our beautiful planet for many generations to come.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 156 x 156 mm


Publication Date: 13-05-2021


$24.99
Crafty Family Ideas

ISBN: 9781497101593

Author: Kristin Gambaccini    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Your one-stop guide for all things crafting and fun for the whole family! Crafty Family Ideas will show you tons of simple crafts, recipes, and other ideas for ...


Your one-stop guide for all things crafting and fun for the whole family! Crafty Family Ideas will show you tons of simple crafts, recipes, and other ideas for a creative life. Featuring 55 delicious recipes and playful DIY projects to make as a family - from a bubblegum machine and homemade bug spray to a pumpkin pie garland and Christmas cookies - this engaging and entertaining guide is jam-packed with endless fun for every season and every occasion! With an aim to inspire and entertain, this book is perfect for parents looking for fresh ideas and instill a love of crafting in their kids. Written in her relatable and humorous style author Kristin Gambaccini is known for from her popular blog Perfectly Destressed, Crafty Family Ideas is a creative, must-have resource for every busy parent looking to juggle it all while having stress-free fun!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 178 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 22-06-2021


$34.99
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