September 2020 (56)

Tarot

ISBN: 9783836579872

Author: Jessica Hundley    Publisher: Taschen

To explore the Tarot is to explore ourselves, to be reminded of the universality of our longing for meaning, for purpose and for a connection to the divine. Thi...


To explore the Tarot is to explore ourselves, to be reminded of the universality of our longing for meaning, for purpose and for a connection to the divine. This 600-year-old tradition reflects not only a history of seekers, but our journey of artistic expression and the ways we communicate our collective human story. For many in the West, Tarot exists in the shadow place of our cultural consciousness, a metaphysical tradition assigned to the dusty glass cabinets of the arcane. Its history, long and obscure, has been passed down through secret writing, oral tradition, and the scholarly tomes of philosophers and sages. Hundreds of years and hundreds of creative hands-mystics and artists often working in collaboration-have transformed what was essentially a parlor game into a source of divination and system of self-exploration, as each new generation has sought to evolve the form and reinterpret the medium. Author Jessica Hundley traces this fascinating history in Tarot, the debut volume in TASCHEN's Library of Esoterica series. The book explores the symbolic meaning behind more than 500 cards and works of original art, two thirds of which have never been published outside of the decks themselves. It's the first ever visual compendium of its kind, spanning from Medieval to modern, and artfully arranged according to the sequencing of the 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana. It explores the powerful influence of Tarot as muse to artists like Salvador Dali and Niki de Saint Phalle and includes the decks of nearly 100 diverse contemporary artists from around the world, all of whom have embraced the medium for its capacity to push cultural identity forward. Rounding out the volume are excerpts from thinkers such as Eliphas Levi, Carl Jung, and Joseph Campbell; a foreword by artist Penny Slinger; a guide to reading the cards by Johannes Fiebig; and an essay on oracle decks by Marcella Kroll.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 520


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2020


$90.00
Da Vinci Enigma Tarot

ISBN: 9780764360404

Author: Caitlin Matthews    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most renowned artists of his day, and, in modern times, his work is recognized worldwide. He is universally acknowledged as a p...


Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most renowned artists of his day, and, in modern times, his work is recognized worldwide. He is universally acknowledged as a prophetic visionary, who envisioned and created blueprints for many ideas and artifacts now taken for granted in the modern world. The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot is faithful to his vision, drawing on his notebooks, drawings, and ideas. Lavishly illustrated with his artwork, the deck creates a portable notebook containing the macrocosm (Major cards), the greater archetypal world, and the microcosm (Minor cards), the lesser manifest world of everyday. Using da Vinci's own insights, the accompanying book enables the reader to use the deck to discover fresh ways of looking at personal experience.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 181 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2020


$75.00
DUE > 20th Dec 2020
Maria Sibylla Merian: The New Book of Flowers (Pull Out Posters)

ISBN: 9783791386003

Author: Stella Christiansen    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

22 Colour Illustrations; A must-have for botanical art enthusiasts and Maria Sibylla Merian fans, this gorgeous collection of frameable reproductions is bloomin...


22 Colour Illustrations; A must-have for botanical art enthusiasts and Maria Sibylla Merian fans, this gorgeous collection of frameable reproductions is blooming with color and meticulous detail. More than three centuries after Maria Sibylla Merian established herself as a scientific trailblazer—and after more than two centuries of obscurity—the work of this pioneering naturalist and artist is being rediscovered. Merian’s work, The New Book of Flowers, raised the artistic standards of natural history illustration. Published in 1675, the book employed impeccable botanic accuracy with artistic expression. In it, Merian moved away from traditional methods that favored single illustrations and instead composed her studies to explore the relationships between flowers and insects. This poster book draws its nearly two dozen illustrations from The New Book of Flowers. Exquisitely reproduced, each illustration reveals the exacting detail and luminous colors that are the hallmark of Merian’s work. Perfect for close study as well as decoration, this treasury of botanical delight will help brighten any room—and inspire anyone drawn to the beautiful world of flowers.


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 28 x 35 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2020


$59.99
On The Run : Running Across the Globe

ISBN: 9783899558647

Author: Nick Butter    Publisher: Gestalten

Previously announced 2020. Offering insight on route planning, training guides, and demystifying the science of the body, On the Run has been composed to educat...


Previously announced 2020. Offering insight on route planning, training guides, and demystifying the science of the body, On the Run has been composed to educate and inspire runners of all experience levels. More than a health trend, running fosters community: learn about races and clubs throughout the world and discover how runners from different backgrounds, of different ages, and with different abilities are championing the sport.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2020


$120.00
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
Wanderlust Europe : The Great European Hike

ISBN: 9783899558661

Author: Alex Roddie    Publisher: Gestalten

From the temperate climes of the Spanish islands, over the Nordic fjords, and to the summit of alpine peaks, Wanderlust Europe points the reader in the directio...


From the temperate climes of the Spanish islands, over the Nordic fjords, and to the summit of alpine peaks, Wanderlust Europe points the reader in the direction of the continent’s most awe-inspiring routes. Offering expert knowledge on how best to experience nature’s majesty, this stimulating manual for hikers of all skill levels traverses far-reaching locales in pursuit of breathtaking beauty and a sense of freedom. Combining first-hand tips with informative maps and an array of spectacular photography, this book is a welcome addition to the Wanderlust series and for anyone with an urge to connect with the great outdoors.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2020


$120.00
Tiny Hotels

ISBN: 9783791386720

Authors: Florian Siebeck, 1XRun    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

These days getting away from it all also means escaping the mundane atmosphere of big resorts and cookie-cutter experiences. Whether you are searching for a tru...


These days getting away from it all also means escaping the mundane atmosphere of big resorts and cookie-cutter experiences. Whether you are searching for a truly unique getaway in a beautiful corner of the world or looking for inspiration when designing your own home, this book is bursting with stunning ideas and locales. The 40 hotels profiled have only a few rooms and you won't find them in traditional travel guides. The breathtaking photography captures the hotel's character, its architectural features, and the surrounding landscape. There are wilderness retreats such as Pumphouse Point in the middle of a Tasmanian lake and Mediterranean escapes such as Tainaron Blue, a stone tower in the Peloponnesian Islands. There are hidden gems in busy cities-Ottantotto Frienze in Florence, the Trunk House in Tokyo, and Los Angeles's Hotel Covell; edge-of- the-world experiences like Deplar Farm in Iceland and Sheldon Chalet in Alaska; and peaceful desert solitude at Amangiri in Utah and Namibia's Shipwreck Lodge. This volume also features architectural splendors such as the cedar and adobe huts of Punta Caliza in Isla Holbox, Mexico, and Free Spirit Spheres, a group of circular treehouses in a forest on Vancouver Island. A valuable resource for the discriminating traveler, as well as a source book for designers and architects, this collection of one-of-a-kind hotels offers relief to anyone overwhelmed by our busy and crowded world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 03-09-2020


Tags: September 2020   Travel
$59.99
Four Seasons Cookery Book

ISBN: 9781911667001

Author: Margaret Costa    Publisher: Grub Street

Originally published in 1970 and re-issued by Grub Street for the first time in 1996, our new edition hit the bestseller lists and went on to sell over 20,000 c...


Originally published in 1970 and re-issued by Grub Street for the first time in 1996, our new edition hit the bestseller lists and went on to sell over 20,000 copies and its reappearance was praised by contemporary cookery stars like Nigel Slater, Delia Smith and Simon Hopkinson. Also in that year Margaret Costa was honoured at the prestigious Glenfiddich Awards. Margaret Costa came to prominence by replacing Robert Carrier as the Sunday Times cookery writer, and although this was her only significant book, it's hugely influential and was named by Observer Food Monthly as one of the Top 50 Cookbooks of All Time. The book has stood the test of time and indeed many of those writers who praise her also admit that they have taken their inspiration from her wonderful writing. The book is organized according to the seasons, and within each one there are also themed chapters such as Olives, Comforting Breakfasts or Proper Puddings. This is a modern classic which no cookery collection should be without.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 364


Dimensions: 185 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 26-10-2020


$45.00
Nomaste : The Mindful, Plant-Based Kitchen

ISBN: 9781787838192

Author: Miranda Moore    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

**Not available to book trade** Namaste: a respectful greeting frequently used at the end of a yoga session; “I bow to the divine in you” Nom-aste: a respec...


**Not available to book trade** Namaste: a respectful greeting frequently used at the end of a yoga session; “I bow to the divine in you” Nom-aste: a respectful prayer of thanks for delicious, nutritious and just plain yummy food Looking after our well-being and eating tasty, nourishing food go hand in hand. This beautifully illustrated book celebrates mindful cooking and eating, teaching you how to bring the principles of yoga and mindfulness into your kitchen. From ahimsa (non-violence) and Ayurveda (food as medicine) to the art of making your own bread, you’ll learn how to give your body what it really needs in order to flourish, and how to nurture a healthy, positive attitude toward food. The 60 wholesome, plant-based recipes inside will add vitality to your daily life and leave you filled with good food and gratitude.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 176 x 196 mm


Publication Date: 10-09-2020


$38.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
The Senior Moments Puzzle Book

ISBN: 9781787835597

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

**Not available to book trade** Do you find you have plenty of time on your hands these days? Instead of wracking your brain for something to do, challenge your...


**Not available to book trade** Do you find you have plenty of time on your hands these days? Instead of wracking your brain for something to do, challenge your mind and have hours of fun with this delightful puzzle book. With everything from tricky crosswords, word searches, anagram puzzles and sudokus to simpler brain-teasers such as spot the differences, mazes and trivia questions, this LARGE PRINT edition means you won’t even need your glasses… wherever you put them.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 185 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 10-09-2020


$29.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
Poop Deck : Hilarious Toilet-Themed Cards

ISBN: 9781787833364

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

**Not available to book trade** Time: 10+ minutes to play Number of players: 2+ Ages: 5+ Includes: 52 cards, plus 8 gameplay instruction cards Assembly required...


**Not available to book trade** Time: 10+ minutes to play Number of players: 2+ Ages: 5+ Includes: 52 cards, plus 8 gameplay instruction cards Assembly required? No Batteries required? No What could be more fun than playing with poop? Here’s a deck of cards like no other, and the smiliest (and smelliest) poop friends you’re ever likely to meet. With instructions on toilet-themed games to play, including Smelly Families, Go Poop and Constipation (formerly Patience), games nights will never be the same!


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 63 x 88 mm


Publication Date: 10-09-2020


$19.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
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