October 2016 (43)

Magical Geometry

ISBN: 9789881470393

Publisher: Gingko Press

Geometry has become a key element of the visual language of contemporary art and design, with designers often leaning to its striking, distinctive look to conve...


Geometry has become a key element of the visual language of contemporary art and design, with designers often leaning to its striking, distinctive look to convey both energy and elegant simplicity. Magical Geometry sources projects from outstanding professionals and design teams from around the world to show how the best designs are utilizing striking geometric visuals in contemporary brand strategies. Projects featured include product packaging, posters, business cards, visual brand identities, interior design, and even clothing that all stand out while remaining on-trend, using geometric patterns and shapes in bold new ways to enrich their overall design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$89.99
Stationery Fever

ISBN: 9783791382722

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This beautifully designed book shows how the seemingly mundane objects that populate desks and cubicles everywhere are now being re-imagined as collector’s it...


This beautifully designed book shows how the seemingly mundane objects that populate desks and cubicles everywhere are now being re-imagined as collector’s items. And as today’s trendsetting artists and designers are increasingly returning to non-digital techniques and methods, letterpress stationery, typewriters, and ink pens have developed the cache of vintage fashion and cars. Stationery Fever showcases the plethora of retro and fine office goods being produced and sold around the world. Organized like your favorite stationery store—pencils, pens, notebooks, erasers, greeting cards, school supplies, etc.—it features exquisitely photographed objects that transcend the decades since laptops took over most of our office needs. Each chapter highlights distinct objects and features a store that specializes in that category. Along the way, readers will learn the history of the lined notebook, the proper way to sharpen a pencil, and the story of how postcards came to be. Whether you’re stuffing a college backpack or decorating your home office, this book will appeal to lovers of lo-fi and bespoke objects alike.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 03-10-2016


$79.99
Dogglebox

ISBN: 9781849539944

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Dogs: the world’s cuddliest telly addicts You may think your dog spends all day snoozing while you’re out, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Dogglebox is he...


Dogs: the world’s cuddliest telly addicts You may think your dog spends all day snoozing while you’re out, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Dogglebox is here to reveal that our canine pals are secret TV fanatics – and they have plenty to say about the shows we make for them! Squeeze on to the sofa with these hilarious pups and discover television as you’ve never seen it before.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2016


$21.99
Mogglebox

ISBN: 9781849539937

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Cats: the world’s toughest TV critics Ever wondered what your cat gets up to while you’re out? Well wonder no more, because Mogglebox is here to reveal that...


Cats: the world’s toughest TV critics Ever wondered what your cat gets up to while you’re out? Well wonder no more, because Mogglebox is here to reveal that our feline friends are secret telly addicts – and they have lots to say about the shows we make for them! Curl up with these commentating kitties and discover television as you’ve never seen it before.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2016


$21.99
Sports Scandals

ISBN: 9781849539111

Author: Norman Ferguson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Sport can bring out the best in us...and the worst. The high-pressure world of competitive sport has been shaken over the years by a series of major scandals. I...


Sport can bring out the best in us...and the worst. The high-pressure world of competitive sport has been shaken over the years by a series of major scandals. Involving drugs, sex, violence, money or pure and simple cheating, these incidents have ruined reputations, fuelled suspicions and shocked loyal supporters. Highlighting some of the most memorable cases from around the world, Norman Ferguson explores both recent and historic instances of dishonesty, betrayal and outrageous unsporting behaviour. Over 35 scandals, including: * How cancer-survivor Lance Armstrong deceived his fans and cheated his way to seven Tour de France victories * The World Cup bidding processes that brought the FBI to FIFA's door * Figure skater Tonya Harding's sinister plot to break the leg of her rival, Nancy Kerrigan.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$27.99
Knowledge : Stuff You Ought to Know

ISBN: 9781849538893

Author: Ray Hamilton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You can never know too much stuff. For example: * The surface area of Russia is larger than the surface area of Pluto. * Oxford University is older than the Azt...


You can never know too much stuff. For example: * The surface area of Russia is larger than the surface area of Pluto. * Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire. * Today, the people of earth take more photos in two minutes than they did in the whole of the nineteenth century. This outrageously informative book is packed full of fascinating nuggets of history, science, literature, technology, sports, geography, culture and miscellanea from every corner of the world - enough mind-blowing trivia to ensure you're never short of a jaw-dropping conversation starter (or stopper) again.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 141 x 141 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2016


$24.99
F in Exams: The Big Book of Test Paper Blunders

ISBN: 9781849539241

Author: Richard Benson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Exams have never been so hilarious! Banish the horror of school days with this bumper edition of the world's worst best pupils. Bursting with misunderstandings,...


Exams have never been so hilarious! Banish the horror of school days with this bumper edition of the world's worst best pupils. Bursting with misunderstandings, misspellings and spirited, if ultimately incorrect, answers, this collection brings together the most head-scratching, side-splitting examples from the F in Exams series.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 135 x 204 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2016


$29.99
El Celler De Can Roca

ISBN: 9781910690291

Author: Roca Brothers    Publisher: Grub Street

El Celler de Can Roca is the three Michelin starred Catalan restaurant in Spain which was opened in 1986 by the Roca brothers, Joan, Josep and Jordi. In 2015, i...


El Celler de Can Roca is the three Michelin starred Catalan restaurant in Spain which was opened in 1986 by the Roca brothers, Joan, Josep and Jordi. In 2015, it was once again named the best restaurant in the world by the Restaurant magazine. The Times restaurant critic A.A. Gill compared the restaurant to former restaurant El Bulli, which was once ranked as the number one restaurant in the world, saying that it was an ‘outstanding kitchen, and part of the great confident wave of new Spanish food that is complex, technically exhausting, aware of the landscape, history and politics’. The first edition of El Celler de Can Roca The Book was published in Spanish in a giant format weighing an incredible 5 kilos and retailing at 90 euros. This new smaller, redux edition is appearing in English for the first time. An amazing book, this is the definitive work about El Celler de Can Roca. Fully illustrated in colour throughout it gathers the thoughts of writer Josep Maria Fonalleras in ‘A day at El Celler’. Here is the history, philosophy, techniques, values, sources of inspiration, creative processes, of this band of extraordinary chefs with over 90 detailed recipes, and a collection of the 240 most outstanding dishes from the 25-year history of this magnificent restaurant. An open door to the secrets of El Celler de Can Roca, revealed in 16 chapters and organised according to the sources of inspiration that nurture the Roca brothers: Tradition, Memory, Academia, Product, Landscape, Wine, Chromatism, Sweet, Transversal Creation, Perfume, Innovation, Poetry, Freedom, Boldness, Magic, Sense of Humour.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 175 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$79.99
Cooking Like Mummyji

ISBN: 9781910690307

Author: Vicky Bhogal    Publisher: Grub Street

Cooking Like Mummyji was first published to great acclaim and garnered thousands of loyal fans in 2003 but has been unavailable for almost 10 years. It won the ...


Cooking Like Mummyji was first published to great acclaim and garnered thousands of loyal fans in 2003 but has been unavailable for almost 10 years. It won the Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book at the Guild of Food Writers Awards and was short-listed for Best Book at the Glenfiddich Awards. Now back in a fully revised, redesigned edition with newly commissioned photography the author reveals in over 100 recipes the secrets of British Asian food. These are the recipes from her family and friends; Indian cooking but adapted using British ingredients. Vicky says ‘our home food is much simpler than the food you find in Indian restaurants. We use very few spices. The same ingredients are generally used for everything but, like musical notes, can be combined in many different ways to creat beautiful melodies.’ Many of the names of her dishes will be familiar to afficiandos of high-street Indian restaurants but Vicky’s versions are healthier, with fresher, more vivid flavours.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2016


$69.99
The Five Seasons Kitchen

ISBN: 9781910690314

Author: Pierre Gagnaire    Publisher: Grub Street

In 2015 Pierre Gagnaire, whose 11 restaurants worldwide boast two and three Michelin stars, was voted ‘Best Chef in the World’ by his peers and 2016 sees hi...


In 2015 Pierre Gagnaire, whose 11 restaurants worldwide boast two and three Michelin stars, was voted ‘Best Chef in the World’ by his peers and 2016 sees him mark 50 dazzlingly creative and successful years in the kitchen. To celebrate this outstanding career Grub Street is delighted to be publishing his new title La Cuisine des 5 Saisons in English. This beautiful book is about his recipes and his work as a chef and for the first time makes his dishes accessible for home cooks. Why is it called Five Seasons? Five seasons because for chef Gagnaire there are five not four seasons; Spring, he says must be divided into two seasons. Thus the recipes in this book follow the rhythm of the seasons and their bounty. In each chapter there are six menus with starter, main dish and dessert. The recipes come from Pierre Gagnaire culinary's repertory and these are the recipes which made him famous. Through the recipes one can see the strong worldwide influence in Pierre Gagnaire's cuisine, cooking with every kind of ingredient. His eponymous restaurant at 6 rue Balzac in Paris (in the 8th arrondissement) specialises in modern French cuisine, and has garnered three Michelin stars. He is an iconoclastic chef at the forefront of the fusion cuisine movement by introducing jarring juxtapositions of flavours, tastes, textures, and ingredients. On his website he gives his mission statement as ‘facing tomorrow but respectful of yesterday’. Gagnaire is also Head Chef of Sketch in London. In 2005 both restaurants were ranked in the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants by industry magazine Restaurant, with Pierre Gagnaire ranking third for three consecutive years (2006, 2007, and 2008). In December 2009, Gagnaire made his United States debut with Twist, a new flagship restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas, which has since received great critical praise and a Forbes Five-Star Award. He now also has restaurants in Hong Kong, Seoul, Dubai, Tokyo, Berlin, and Moscow.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 250 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2016


$75.00
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