Schiffer Books (326)

Marbling - Practical Modern Techniques

ISBN: 9780764360817

Author: Freya Scott    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Throughout marbling's long history, people have been captivated by both its apparent simplicity and its extraordinary complexity. Get to know and enjoy marbling...


Throughout marbling's long history, people have been captivated by both its apparent simplicity and its extraordinary complexity. Get to know and enjoy marbling's beauty in this guide from paper artist Freya Scott, whose enthusiasm for the craft is highly contagious. As Freya explains the wide range of the art's possibilities and how to make them come to life in your work, beginners will learn the craft from square one, while advanced marblers will find many new ideas and directions for expanding their skills. Learn how to size and prepare various papers, choose color palettes, and make patterns, while being inspired by photos of dozens of beautiful marbled artworks. Throughout, try step-by-step projects. Learn how to marble with gouache and with acrylic; a special section covers marbling on fabric. Freya shares the personal experiences that have shaped her marbling career (for example, she learned marbling thanks to a debilitating illness) and the ways marbling can become a source of your best creativity. As she explains, although marbling is a simple concept, there are so many variables that the adventure never ends. This absorbing guide offers you the art and science you need to take marbling as far as you want to go.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 228 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2020


$59.99
AV-8B Harrier II : The US Marine Corps' VSTOL Jet Aircraft

ISBN: 9780764363405

Author: Ken Neubeck    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II-vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL)-is the US Marine Corps' current frontline close-air-support aircraft. A varian...


The McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II-vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL)-is the US Marine Corps' current frontline close-air-support aircraft. A variant of the famed British Aerospace Harrier II, the AV-8B is noted for its ability to hover in place, ideal for operating on smaller carriers and in less-than-ideal landing zones. This book provides a concise overview of VSTOL capabilities and the development of the Harrier jump jet in the UK, followed by the use of this aircraft by the US Marine Corps. USMC Harrier II units' first combat missions were during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, followed by extensive deployments in eastern Europe, Iraq, and Afghanistan


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 229 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 28-05-2022


$45.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2022
Paper Joy For Every Room

ISBN: 9780764360558

Author: Laure Farion    Publisher: Schiffer Books

What's the most fun way to add new creative touches to your living space? As followers of Laure Farion's brand PapierPapierPapier know, the answer is paper! Her...


What's the most fun way to add new creative touches to your living space? As followers of Laure Farion's brand PapierPapierPapier know, the answer is paper! Here are 15 stylish, joyful paper projects to decorate every room in the house. Take advantage of paper's inexpensive charms and Laure's lighthearted designs to make your spaces more stylish, more creative, and more colorful. With this book, your favorite papers, and a few basic household items like scissors and a ruler, you can add beautiful touches to the kitchen, the kids' rooms, adults' bedrooms, the office, and even the yard or balcony. Make a paper headboard for your bed and a sweet coin bank for the kids' room; create a cuckoo clock or an amazing paper houseplant. A tropical cabin nestled in a potted fern? Why not! Every craft lover will find that with these 15 basic patterns, and Laure's tips and tricks for getting the 3-D effects just the way you want them, the paper-crafting future is unlimited.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 209 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2020


$49.99
Twin Mustang

ISBN: 9780764363498

Author: John Gourley    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Developed during the Second World War, but too late to see combat, the Twin Mustang was created by the engineering team at North American Aviation to provide lo...


Developed during the Second World War, but too late to see combat, the Twin Mustang was created by the engineering team at North American Aviation to provide long-range escort for larger, slow bombers. With the outbreak of the Korean Conflict, the Twin Mustangs were fortuitously positioned to provide immediate impact to the advantage of United Nations forces in the opening stages of the action. Later, a record-breaking long-distance flight was accomplished by a single aircraft, and the type was found useful for testing numerous experimental designs, from ramjet bodies to the first air-to-air missile concepts. The plane was effective as a radar-toting night fighter, and it could also carry large bombs, rockets, extended-range fuel tanks, and an eight-gun nacelle, providing a substantial increase in machine gun firepower. This book also details the amazing story of XP-82 44-83887, from test bed use, to a landing accident and disposal, to its discovery and restoration to flying status.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 229 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 28-05-2022


$45.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2022
Beyond Faberge

ISBN: 9780764360435

Author: Marie Betteley    Publisher: Schiffer Books

A rare look at the exquisite world of Russian treasures that lies beyond Faberge. Imperial Russia evokes images of a vanished court's unparalleled splendor: mag...


A rare look at the exquisite world of Russian treasures that lies beyond Faberge. Imperial Russia evokes images of a vanished court's unparalleled splendor: magnificent tiaras, gem-encrusted necklaces, snuffboxes, and other diamond-studded baubles of the tsars and tsarinas. During that time, jewelry symbolized power and wealth, and no one knew this better than the Romanovs. The era marked the high point of the Russian jewelers' art. Beginning with Catherine I's reign in 1725, in the century when women ruled Russia, until the Russian Revolution of 1917, the imperial capital's goldsmiths perfected their craft, and soon the quality of Russia's jewelry equaled, if not surpassed, the best that Europe's capitals could offer. Who created these jewels that helped make the Russian court the richest in Europe? Hint: it wasn't Carl Faberge. This is the first systematic survey in any language of all the leading jewelers and silver masters of imperial Russia. The authors skillfully unfold for us the lives, histories, creations, and makers' marks of the artisans whose jewels and silver masterworks bedazzled the tsars. The previously unheralded names include Pauzie, Bolin, Hahn, Koechli, Seftigen, Marshak, Morozov, Nicholls & Plincke, Grachev, Sazikov, and many others. The market for these exquisite masterworks is also explored, from its beginnings to today's auction world and collector demand. More than 600 stunning photos reacquaint the world with the master artisans and their creations.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 384


Dimensions: 215 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2020


Tags: September 2020   Fashion
$160.00
Blackboards and Bomb Shelters

ISBN: 9780764362644

Author: James P Bevill    Publisher: Schiffer Books

When three Yale graduates traveled to China in the summer of 1941 to teach English to middle-school students, they routinely taught classes outside a bomb shelt...


When three Yale graduates traveled to China in the summer of 1941 to teach English to middle-school students, they routinely taught classes outside a bomb shelter. When air raid sirens wailed, classes continued until the Japanese planes could be heard, then all quickly scrambled inside to safety. The US entry into the war turned their educational mission upside down. One was recruited for a stint driving supplies along the Burma Road. A second Yale teacher took a senior staff position with "Flying Tigers" commander Gen. Claire Lee Chennault. The third man, a conscientious objector, remained at the school to keep it running during the war. Their mission was inextricably linked with the broader Yale-in-China medical mission, headed by a young surgeon in Changsha. This is an engaging story of Americans in China, educating civilians, healing the wounded, and supporting Chinese military resistance against Japanese imperialism. It is the untold story of life on the ground in Free China during the Japanese occupation.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   November 2021   Military   History
$65.00
DUE > 28th Feb 2022
USS Intrepid

ISBN: 9780764363573

Author: David Doyle    Publisher: Schiffer Books

USS Intrepid, the "Fighting I," was one of America's longest-serving aircraft carriers. Launched during WWII, Intrepid and her crews weathered kamikazes, torped...


USS Intrepid, the "Fighting I," was one of America's longest-serving aircraft carriers. Launched during WWII, Intrepid and her crews weathered kamikazes, torpedoes, and typhoons throughout three years of heavy combat. Decommissioned after WWII, Intrepid was recommissioned in 1955 and designated as an attack carrier (CVA), and in 1961 as an antisubmarine warfare carrier (CVS). In the early 1960s, Intrepid served to retrieve some of the nation's first astronauts during the pioneering Mercury and Gemini spaceflights. In 1966, Intrepid made the first of three deployments to the Tonkin Gulf for combat operations with Carrier Air Wing 10 during the Vietnam War. Intrepid cruised throughout the North Atlantic and Mediterranean in the early 1970s while patrolling for Soviet submarines in antisubmarine operations during the Cold War. With her days at sea over, Intrepid first hosted the Navy exhibits during the US bicentennial celebrations in 1976, before finding a new home as the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the Hudson River waterfront in New York City.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 229 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 28-05-2022


$55.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2022
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
Clap On The 2 and 4

ISBN: 9780764362422

Author: Shaun Callahan    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Magic happens when we all clap together. Clap on the 2 and 4 encourages parents and children to create that magic together. Across all styles of music, some peo...


Magic happens when we all clap together. Clap on the 2 and 4 encourages parents and children to create that magic together. Across all styles of music, some people clap on one beat while others clap on another, but we should all be clapping on the second and fourth. If we can come together on something so small, maybe we can come together on some bigger things as well. Children will learn the basics of clapping and be encouraged to try clapping on different beats. But, when it's time to hit the dance floor, it's important to always clap on the 2 and the 4.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 152 x 152 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2021


$17.99
Illustrated Enneagram

ISBN: 9780764364129

Author: Deanna Talwalkar    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Increase joy, reduce stress, and learn how to live more authentically with this charmingly illustrated guide to the popular (and keenly accurate) Enneagram pers...


Increase joy, reduce stress, and learn how to live more authentically with this charmingly illustrated guide to the popular (and keenly accurate) Enneagram personality profiling system. ;Take the quiz provided to determine your personality type ;Get tailored tips for living your best life by learning what motivates your behavior ;Learn about the nine Enneagram personality profiles through charming illustrations ;Learn how to communicate with others effectively ;Get to the root of what you need to live more authentically;BONUS: Spark joy in everyday life with 16 mini pull-out postcards If you love taking personality quizzes and are interested in self-development, don't miss this easy and accessible guide to the Enneagram. Take the quiz provided to find out which type best describes you: ;Type 1: The Idealist ;Type 2: The Giver ;Type 3: The Performer ;Type 4: The Romantic ;Type 5: The Observer ;Type 6: The Supporter ;Type 7: The Adventurer ;Type 8: The Protector ;Type 9: The Mediator Once you've learned about yourself, be sure to share the book with friends and family to improve the important relationships in your life!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 172


Dimensions: 152 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2022


$45.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2022
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