- Architecture & Design
- Arts & Photography
- Childrens (All)
- Cooking, Food & Drink
- Craft & Hobbies
- Design (Art / Graphics)
- Design (Interiors)
- Fiction & Literature
- Fiction - Young Adult
- Health & Wellbeing
- Home & Garden
- Humour & Gift
- New Zealand
- NZ (History)
- NZ (Landscapes)
- NZ (Pictorial)
- Religion & Faith
- Science & Nature
- Sport & Recreation
- Taschen : 40th Anniversary Edition
- Taschen : BA Basic Art
- Taschen : BU Bibliotheca Universalis
- Te Reo Māori
We Are Dandy
Around the world, dandies embrace style while respecting their local cultural traditions. Dandyism transcends fashion--it is a committed way of life. An interna...
Around the world, dandies embrace style while respecting their local cultural traditions. Dandyism transcends fashion--it is a committed way of life. An international survey of the global dandy community from the creators of I am Dandy. From America to Africa to Asia, dandyism is a way of life. It is fashion in the best sense, self-esteem through style. And, in every country, it takes a unique form as dandies draw on the local context and fashion culture to shape their looks. We Are Dandy throws open the doors of the wardrobe and explores the dandy as a global phenomenon. With texts as witty as the subjects are stylish, the book pokes between the folds to let us know these exceptional individuals. For them, their dandy fashion is more than a trend or a phase, it is who they are, the outer expression of their inner selves. Photographs and profiles paired with clever histories reveal what it takes to look your best around the world.
Dimensions: 225 x 290 x 33 mm
Fashion Patternmaking Techniques Haute Couture Vol 2
High fashion unquestionably goes hand-in-hand with sarto- rial and stylistic perfection. A driving force behind the entire fashion and garment industry, it repr...
High fashion unquestionably goes hand-in-hand with sarto- rial and stylistic perfection. A driving force behind the entire fashion and garment industry, it represents the search for new solutions concerning fabrics, style or patterns. In this context, the patternmaker is an essential figure who makes the stylist's ideas a reality. In this richly illustrated new volume from the Fashion Patternmaking series, the prolific author Antonio Donnanno describes the methods and techniques used in high-fashion for making drapes, frills and flounces, collars, necklines and sleeves, and trousers and skirts, in a detailed, understandable and step-by-step way. This publication com- pletes the series in high-fashion patternmaking, which started with volume 1 and which focused on draping techniques and decorations.
Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm
Publication Date: 30-04-2020
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
High On Design
Today, weed is en vogue and has evolved into a good-looking business. High on Design showcases the new brands, designs and creators behind this revolution. Whil...
Today, weed is en vogue and has evolved into a good-looking business. High on Design showcases the new brands, designs and creators behind this revolution. While cannabis is a recreational drug still strongly associated with Western subculture, it has recently become a huge industry. Over the past few years, consuming the herb and using its derivatives have become legal in several countries, and a wave of entrepreneurs has come through, looking to generate and bank on a new generation of consumers. Through insightful texts, High on Design reflects on the novel aesthetics, people, and trends of contemporary cannabis culture, and provides a wider view of the phenomenon. Addiction, crime, science, the marketing of weed as a booster of creativity and a medical aid, and the use of hemp in clothing are all considered.
Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm
Publication Date: 28-08-2020
New Bracelets : 400 contemporary jewellery designs
Bracelets are the focus of this latest instalment of Nicolas Estrada's series on contemporary jewellery. This book confirms that auteur jewellery is currently f...
Bracelets are the focus of this latest instalment of Nicolas Estrada's series on contemporary jewellery. This book confirms that auteur jewellery is currently flourishing. This collection of bracelets that come from all over the world and showcase totally different styles will surprise readers with its freshness, diversity (with plenty of materials and approaches, such as classic gold, silver and precious stones, as well as paper, wood, plastic and resins) and colourfulness. This is a comprehensive selection of what is happening in the world of auteur jewellery right now and is part of our ongoing series which constitutes an overview on contemporary jewellery.
Dimensions: 193 x 245 mm
Publication Date: 08-05-2020
DUE > 31st Jul 2020
The delightful patterns collected in this book, which have been created by talented designers from all over the world, are inspired by botanic shapes, the anima...
The delightful patterns collected in this book, which have been created by talented designers from all over the world, are inspired by botanic shapes, the animal kingdom, geometry or abstract forms. The book presents the work of fifty designers who specialize in the field, and it includes interviews in which a selection of professionals share their design philosophy and work process. It focuses especially on home interiors, textiles, wallpaper, home accessories and fashion. Whether they are vibrant blooms or dazzling triangles, and whether they have a clean Scandinavian air or a delicate Japanese touch, the irresistible designs contained in this collection will offer the reader endless delight and heaps of inspiration for decoration and fashion fans and professionals.
Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm
Publication Date: 06-05-2020
Sporting Fashion : Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960
Discover how the designers of women's sporting attire navigated the worlds of fashion, function, and propriety, from the beginning of the 19th century to 1960. ...
Discover how the designers of women's sporting attire navigated the worlds of fashion, function, and propriety, from the beginning of the 19th century to 1960. This book offers a stunning visual record of the evolution of women's sporting attire over nearly two centuries. With selections from Keds, Pendleton, and Spalding and garments by Coco Chanel, Claire McCardell, and Jean Patou, among many others, it features familiar names in fashion, as well as significant rediscoveries. At the intersection of the history of fashion and feminism, Sporting Fashion highlights the extraordinary impact of new technologies and evolving social mores on women's clothing for sport. It explores how the basic forms of women's sportswear we know today--from swimsuits to sneakers--were developed during a time when women were achieving more freedom. Full color illustrations of sport and leisure ensembles are included, along with magazine spreads and archival images. In thematic sections, the authors examine the ways women entered into the sporting world--from traveling to calisthenics, motorcycling to promenading. The book looks at examples of clothing that allowed women to walk freely and compete in sports previously restricted to men. It explores how designers reacted to and encouraged the growing acceptance of exposed skin at public beaches and pools--and how cold weather fashion made its way onto the slopes and ice. Never before have the garments that defined women's roles as both spectators and athletes been presented on this scale and in such detail.
Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm
Publication Date: 26-06-2020
DUE > 28th Aug 2020
Set amongst the reggae scene of late 70s Jamaica, the film Rockers achieved instant cult status among music and cinema fans. Rockers' director, Ted Bafaloukos h...
Set amongst the reggae scene of late 70s Jamaica, the film Rockers achieved instant cult status among music and cinema fans. Rockers' director, Ted Bafaloukos has received many accolades for his work on the film, but the fact that he was also a fine writer and undercover photographer is often overlooked. In 2005, just before his death, Bafaloukos penned this vivid and never-before-published autobiography. Beyond Bafaloukos' fascinating story of the "making-of" Rockers, it tells the tale of a Greek immigrant from a family of sailors and his move to New York, eventually rubbing shoulders with the likes of The Velvet Underground, Robert Frank, Jessica Lange and Philippe "Man on Wire" Petit. But there's a twist to this 1970s' New York story: Bafaloukos fell in love with reggae when it was still just an underground facet of Jamaican culture in the City. His experiences in New York eventually led him to shoot Rockers, praised for the portrait it paints of Kingston's late 70s music scene along with its unique style, mentality and fashion. The director's intense experiences in Jamaica and New York between '75 - '78 provide the substance of the scorching stories within, including; gunshots at his first ever reggae concert in Brooklyn, the director's bizarre arrest for suspicion of being a CIA operative, paranoia at the Bob Marley compound, musicians-turned actors' "rude boy" antics, and naturally, sympathetic, highly descriptive recollections of the music that first drew Bafaloukos into Jamaica's music and culture. An invaluable collection of photographs taken during the conception, writing and production of the film captures the zeitgeist and breathes life into the book. Production stills and photos taken during the era by Bafaloukos form the visual, cinematic backbone of the tome, faithfully rendering the amazing people, styles, and locations in living, breathing color. Taken all together, the text and images within Rockers will uncover new facets of this all-important era in Reggae music for even the most seasoned reggae aficionados. Beyond reggae circles, this new anthology offers an unparalleled snapshot of a highly fantasized and sought after je-ne sais-quoi the all-time Jamaican cool.
Dimensions: 229 x 304 mm
Publication Date: 16-06-2020
The Ultimate Ski Book
Beginning with early Alpine pioneers through to the development of modern skiing, author and ski aficionado Gabriella Le Breton presents the evolution of this m...
Beginning with early Alpine pioneers through to the development of modern skiing, author and ski aficionado Gabriella Le Breton presents the evolution of this much-loved mountain sport and all the essentials of contemporary ski culture. Where is the longest run in the Andes? Which is the most spectacular descent in the Alps? Which is the most legendary hut in the Rockies? Hit the slopes with all of this expert insider info, as well as the best in ski fashion, style, accommodations, and after ski entertainment.
Dimensions: 245 x 314 mm
Publication Date: 30-09-2020
After his innovative car culture magazine, ramp, Michael Köckritz has set new standards for men's lifestyle publishing with rampstyle. Since its first issue, t...
After his innovative car culture magazine, ramp, Michael Köckritz has set new standards for men's lifestyle publishing with rampstyle. Since its first issue, the award-winning magazine has won international recognition as a style-packed and style-setting glossy. Just in time for the 20th edition, Men's Manual brings readers a best-of remix of features and images, infographics and illustrations, useful and useless knowledge, as well as a wealth of quotes and gadgets. Relaxed, positive, humorous, not always politically correct, but always brave, adventurous, and surprising. A book for real men, wild guys, and dudes.
Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm
Publication Date: 25-09-2020
Motorbikes and Counter Culture
This richly illustrated book is dedicated to motorbikes and how they have become a lifestyle of their own, influencing our society on many levels: literature (J...
This richly illustrated book is dedicated to motorbikes and how they have become a lifestyle of their own, influencing our society on many levels: literature (Jack Kerouac, Herman Hesse etc.), fashion (Perfecto jackets), movies (Easy Rider, The Wild Angels etc.), celebrities (Marlon Brando, Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen to name a few). Motorbikes are a symbol of freedom, of emancipation, of another way of living, of imagining another kind of life, close to counterculture. Discover the greatest figures of motorbikes and dive into the famous Continental Circuses with pilots such as Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read, Mike Hailwood and Bill Ivy thanks to exceptional photography from different photo archives.
Dimensions: 230 x 279 mm
Publication Date: 31-12-2019