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Max's Box

ISBN: 9780764358791

Author: Brian Wray    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Max's parents give him a very special gift: a tiny, magical box that will hold everything, from his toys to his feelings. Max learns, however, that feelings can...


Max's parents give him a very special gift: a tiny, magical box that will hold everything, from his toys to his feelings. Max learns, however, that feelings can't be put away as easily as toys. Each negative emotion he feels―anger, embarrassment, sadness, loneliness―gets added to the box, which grows and grows. Eventually it is so large that it keeps him from doing what he loves, like riding his bike and climbing trees. With some help from his friends and family, Max is able to turn the box into something beautiful and let it go. A parents' guide explains how well-intentioned adults often encourage children, especially young boys, to ignore and "put away" their feelings instead of learning to fully live with them. This simple but powerful story not only teaches children how to "control" their emotions but discourages suppressing them, the illustrations becoming more colorful and vibrant as Max moves out from his box's shadow.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 217 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2019


$22.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2019
The Misplaced Toy Hammer

ISBN: 9780764358005

Author: Misti Kenison    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Sofia has misplaced her toy hammer, and detectives Fox and Goat are on the case! Young children will join them as they search a construction site for clues and ...


Sofia has misplaced her toy hammer, and detectives Fox and Goat are on the case! Young children will join them as they search a construction site for clues and learn new concepts along the way. Is the hammer long or short, round or flat, large or small? Close observers may find the hammer before our professional sleuths do! This toddler's version of Sherlock Holmes is certain to engage and entertain young minds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 153 x 153 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2019


$22.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2019
Disrupted Realism

ISBN: 9780764358012

Author: John Seed    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Disrupted Realism is the first book to survey the works of contemporary painters who are challenging and reshaping the tradition of Realism. Helping art lovers,...


Disrupted Realism is the first book to survey the works of contemporary painters who are challenging and reshaping the tradition of Realism. Helping art lovers, collectors, and artists approach and understand this compelling new phenomenon, it includes the works of 38 artists whose paintings respond to the subjectivity and disruptions of modern experience. Widely published author and blogger John Seed, who believes that we are "the most distracted society in the history of the world," has selected artists he sees as visionaries in this developing movement. The artists' impulses toward disruption are as individual as the artists themselves, but all share the need to include perception and emotion in their artistic process. Six sections lay out and analyze common themes: "Toward Abstraction," "Disrupted Bodies," "Emotions and Identities," "Myths and Visions," "Patterns, Planes, and Formations," and "Between Painting and Photography." Interviews with each artist offer additional insight into some of the most incisive and relevant painting being created today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 230 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2019


$110.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2019
Art of the Beard

ISBN: 9780764357732

Author: David and Angie Sacks    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The age of the metrosexual is over. Dead and buried. In places as diverse as Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Richmond, Miami, and Charleston, modern American men ...


The age of the metrosexual is over. Dead and buried. In places as diverse as Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Richmond, Miami, and Charleston, modern American men are ushering in a new golden age of hirsute pursuits. Denouncing the baby-smooth standard that society has set, men from around the world are reembracing their face in its most natural state. A select group of these well-whiskered men and their faithful Whiskerinas have taken this dedication a step further through the formation of their very own competitive community. Backed by the jackpot of good genetics and a well-oiled care routine, this group of grooming enthusiasts competes all over the world in hopes of recognition in the art of pogonotrophy. Step inside this whimsical, wild, and often-misunderstood world of competitive bearding through the lens of David Sacks. Comb through his collection of over 200 portraits and see for yourself how beautifully weird the beard can be.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 178 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2019


$59.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2019
Papercutting

ISBN: 9780764358081

Author: Patricia Moffett    Publisher: Schiffer Books

These 25 projects show how ammonites, lichen rosettes, honeycomb, and other natural forms can help you apply the rules of mathematics to create complexly beauti...


These 25 projects show how ammonites, lichen rosettes, honeycomb, and other natural forms can help you apply the rules of mathematics to create complexly beautiful works. Clear, paper-art-focused explanations teach you the principles of mathematics we see in nature, including the Golden Section and Golden Angle, Fibonacci numbers, and symmetry. Learn about using flaps and piercings with various projects, including "A Murmuration of Starlings." Benefit from lessons in the Japanese art of kirigami and geometric principles, with projects such as "Kirigami Cascade" and "Rotational Symmetry." Tesselations and 2-D weaving, 3-D form assembly, woven 3-D forms, and stacked layers come into play for projects such as "Radiolarian" and "Sea Urchin." The role that display plays in your work is covered too, including flexagons in the "Undersea Frieze," black light in "UV Jelly Fish," and light-box effects in "Art Deco Scarab" and "Diatoms through the Microscope." Art really does mirror nature, as these fascinating cut-paper sculptures show.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 217 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2019


$55.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2019
Designing for Disaster

ISBN: 9780764357848

Author: Boyce Thompson    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials―brick, stone, wood―and timeless design used to be the key to building homes th...


The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials―brick, stone, wood―and timeless design used to be the key to building homes that would last for generations. But a warming planet, coupled with severe weather events, has changed the equation and raised the stakes, sometimes literally. Aimed at homeowners, architects, and builders, this book presents sixteen innovative homes that represent the best of resilient-home practices in four categories―earth, wind, fire, and water. Few local building codes provide adequate protection from the forces of global warming, which will proliferate in this century. These examples illustrate the importance of next-level home design to help resist climate change―the most urgent issue of our time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 205 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2019


$79.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2019
Dishing Up The Thyssen

ISBN: 9788417173258

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum has always shown interest in the world of gastronomy. On the one hand, it offers visitors a gastronomic tour of our colle...


The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum has always shown interest in the world of gastronomy. On the one hand, it offers visitors a gastronomic tour of our collection. On the other hand, it has developed the DelicaThyssen line for the shop, in which they include local food products of excellent quality. With all these precedents the idea arose to produce a publication, Dishing Up the Thyssen, of a gastronomic nature, a recipe book made up of 25 dishes by renowned Spanish chefs, a dialogue between art and gas-tronomy, a journey through taste, understood as meaning and as aesthetics. The selected chefs have visited the rooms of the Museum looking for inspiration in a painting from its extensive art collection. Each one of them has chosen a work and made a recipe, not so much as a literal translation of the work to the plate, but as an inspiration that could appear through the theme of the cho-sen work, the texture of the material used by the artist, the colours... Each cook explains, in a brief text, why he has chosen that work and which elements of the painting have led him to create the recipe. Then there is the preparation of the recipe with the list of ingredients, finish and presentation.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 120


Dimensions: 235 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


$89.99
DUE > 31st Oct 2019
Dinner Time

ISBN: 9788417084110

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Flamant

In a world full of fast-paced lifestyles, constant interaction and interlinked global activities, food has become a common denominator that connects people from...


In a world full of fast-paced lifestyles, constant interaction and interlinked global activities, food has become a common denominator that connects people from all around the world and new trends of restaurant interior design is building up with the times. The featured 60 international projects show the latest trends of restaurant design. Some with an industrial look, some with a lot of landscape elements coming into the interior space, some with bold colour schemes and no more white walls, a wide array of possibilities open up on this field of interior design. With a descriptive text for each project, the book focuses on colour scheme, lighting, and decorative details and provides valuable inspiration and reference for professional designers, food lovers and other people related to the restaurant business.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 05-10-2019


$120.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2019
Exploring Collage and Mixed Media Techniques

ISBN: 9788417412463

Author: Victor Escandell    Publisher: Promo Press

By way of ten different works produced using a wide variety of techniques, the book analyses the process of creation, offers tips, ideas and solutions. Each cha...


By way of ten different works produced using a wide variety of techniques, the book analyses the process of creation, offers tips, ideas and solutions. Each chapter includes a step by step process and details of all the tools and materials necessary for the production of a particular technique. In its final section Exploring Collage & Mixed Media Techniques studies the different possibilities of reproducing the finished works, and offers clear and simple explanations to create a small, domestic photographic set and how to light your photographs to highlight certain aspects of your work and obtain the desired result. The book is addressed to professionals and lovers of the graphic arts who wish to delve into new possibilities by exploring their own tools and knowledge.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Dimensions: 210 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2019


$59.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2019
Creative Drawing

ISBN: 9788417656119

Author: Albrecht Rissler    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Intended for creative professionals, this book offers 100 tips, resources and techniques for those who want to take their drawing skills to the next level. Thro...


Intended for creative professionals, this book offers 100 tips, resources and techniques for those who want to take their drawing skills to the next level. Through the work of contemporary artists, amateurs and even children, the author gives the basic concepts of this art form: colour, line and style. With his characteristical sense of humour, clarity and direct style, his lessons and tips will engage the reader.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 187 x 100 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2019


$49.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2019
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