April 2017 (51)

Custom Bike Life

ISBN: 9783832769222

Author: Ramp    Publisher: TeNeues

A must-have for every motorcycle fan A book about the power and beauty of custom-built machines A visual tour of a tradition that traces its roots back to the 1...


A must-have for every motorcycle fan A book about the power and beauty of custom-built machines A visual tour of a tradition that traces its roots back to the 1960s, when people yearning for freedom felt the need to take things into their own hands   Bike Life shows people’s fascination with motorcycles from every angle, like a road movie you can experience for yourself in this exciting compendium. Unique, photo­-packed stories about individual bikes and the people who made them, along with opulent visuals and special reports that dive right into the current custom bike scene and motorcycle culture. Cafe Racer, Scrambler, Chopper. This volume also ­covers the big bike events like Wheels & Waves and Pure & Crafted. Experience the atmosphere at races, weekend events in California, and adventure tours through the mountains of South Africa, and visit the workshops ­where custom bikes are born. The scene’s best photographers provide their most amazing shots, while entertaining and informative text tells the story behind the events and images.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2017


$115.00
Absinthe

ISBN: 9781682750018

Author: Betina Wittels    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Take an intimate look into the contemporary world of absinthe. International in scope, Absinthe: The Exquisite Elixir is a visually rich journey into an allurin...


Take an intimate look into the contemporary world of absinthe. International in scope, Absinthe: The Exquisite Elixir is a visually rich journey into an alluring subculture. Filled with color reproductions of classic and current lithographs, posters, cartoons, as well as photos of antiques, glassware, and other tools of the absinthe drinker, this new and comprehensive guide explains and illustrates the history, culture, and mystique of the drink known as the Green Fairy. The authors provide insights into the controversy and effects of the Green Fairy through the stories of famous connoisseurs, including Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso. In addition to a rich history, this detailed new guide includes recipes, reviews of existing Absinthe brands, and absinthe's contemporary culture and ritual. Confirmed absinthe drinkers, neophytes, the curious, and collectors will all find this book equally intriguing and seductive.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 217 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2017


$65.00 $39.99
Everybody Had an Ocean

ISBN: 9781613734919

Author: William McKeen    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Los Angeles in the 1960s gave the world some of the greatest music in rock 'n' roll history: "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas, "Mr. Tambourine M...


Los Angeles in the 1960s gave the world some of the greatest music in rock 'n' roll history: "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas, "Mr. Tambourine Man" by the Byrds, and "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys, a song that magnificently summarized the joy and beauty of the era in three and a half minutes.But there was a dark flip side to the fun fun fun of the music, a nexus between naive young musicians and the hangers-on who exploited the decade's peace, love, and flowers ethos, all fueled by sex, drugs, and overnight success. One surf music superstar unwittingly subsidized the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr. The transplanted Texas singer Bobby Fuller might have been murdered by the Mob in what is still an unsolved case. And after hearing Charlie Manson sing, Neil Young recommended him to the president of Warner Bros. Records. Manson's ultimate rejection by the music industry likely led to the infamous murders that shocked a nation.Everybody Had an Ocean chronicles the migration of the rock 'n' roll business to Southern California and how the artists flourished there. The cast of characters is astonishing—Brian and Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, eccentric producer Phil Spector, Cass Elliot, Sam Cooke, Ike and Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell, and scores of others—and their stories form a modern epic of the battles between innocence and cynicism, joy and terror. You'll never hear that beautiful music in quite the same way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 432


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 25-04-2017


Tags: April 2017   History   Music
$59.99 $38.00
Soccer Superstars 2017

ISBN: 9781629374369

Publisher: Triumph Books

With top players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar, soccer is the most popular sport around the globe! From Brazil and England to Italy and Austr...


With top players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar, soccer is the most popular sport around the globe! From Brazil and England to Italy and Australia, the world is crazy for the game they call football. Now you can learn more about the brightest international stars through entertaining biographies, fun trivia, and thrilling action photography.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2017


$15.99
13 Art Materials Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791372600

Author: Narcisa Marchioro    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This fun and educational journey through art history shows young readers how the materials artists use in their work have evolved over the centuries, around the...


This fun and educational journey through art history shows young readers how the materials artists use in their work have evolved over the centuries, around the world. The earliest artists wielded bones, pieces of ivory, and wooden sticks to create works that tell us much about how ancient civilizations lived and thought. Today artists are using found objects to make elaborate pieces that are equally revealing. Aimed at young readers, this fascinating book focuses on 13 kinds of artistic materials to trace the development of artistic expression throughout history. Illustrated spreads explore how precious metals and gems were used by ancient Egyptian artisans and how Greek sculptors created beautiful vessels out of clay. It reveals the importance of cast metals to the Romans, and glass to the builders of Gothic cathedrals and Byzantine mosaics. The book also shows how the same materials were used by artists centuries apart: paper as parchment for illuminated manuscripts but also for artist books. Chapters explore the intriguing histories of paint and drawing, ranging from ground pigment to acrylic and from charcoal sticks to pen and ink. Along the way readers will become familiar with celebrated and lesser-known works of art and the people who created them. Informative and entertaining, this latest addition to the 13 Children Should Know series for children reveals how resourcefulness and ingenuity are the artist’s most precious tools.


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 03-04-2017


$32.00
13 Artists Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791341736

Author: Angela Wenzel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Whether it's Leonardo da Vinci's mysterious Mona Lisa, Vermeer's vibrant depictions of light, Van Gogh's mesmerizing brush strokes, or Matisse's playful cutouts...


Whether it's Leonardo da Vinci's mysterious Mona Lisa, Vermeer's vibrant depictions of light, Van Gogh's mesmerizing brush strokes, or Matisse's playful cutouts, the art featured here is introduced in a format and style that will appeal to children. The book proceeds chronologically, accompanied by a timeline to offer helpful historical context. Each artist's entry includes a concise biography, beautiful reproductions of major works, and lively texts that speak directly to young readers. Games, quizzes and other activities help readers learn about the significant contributions of each artist in a way that is both fun and inspiring. Additional information about museums, suggestions for further reading, and online resources will satisfy the most curious minds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 282 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2009


$32.00
13 Photos Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791370477

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Some of the world's most renowned pictures are also the most exciting to view and discuss. From Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon to the fall of the Berl...


Some of the world's most renowned pictures are also the most exciting to view and discuss. From Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon to the fall of the Berlin Wall; Lindbergh's historic landing in Paris to Nelson Mandela's release from prison; portraits of Albert Einstein, Princess Diana and the Beatles; the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics and the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico-these and other history-making photographs are presented in double-page spreads that offer stunning reproductions of the images themselves, helpful background information on the events and people they portray, and perspectives on the circumstances that inspired them. Paging through these photographs, children will learn not only about people and events that changed the world, but how photographs preserve and help us understand these important moments.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 284 mm


$32.00
13 Paintings Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791343235

Author: Angela Wenzel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

People of all ages are fascinated by Mona Lisa's beguiling smile, Van Gogh's hypnotic night sky, and Frida Kahlo's depiction of herself with a monkey. These pai...


People of all ages are fascinated by Mona Lisa's beguiling smile, Van Gogh's hypnotic night sky, and Frida Kahlo's depiction of herself with a monkey. These paints and ten others are featured in the book in large reproductions with accompanying details. The readable text offers biographical information about each artist and important facts about the painting's technical and historical aspects. Games, quizzes, and colouring exercises provide additional opportunities for young readers to interact with the artworks, while a timeline throughout the book allows for easy historical orientation. Readers will return again and again to these works, which provide continued opportunities for contemplation and discovery.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 24-10-2009


$32.00
13 Sculptures Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791370101

Author: Angela Wenzel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A winged, headless goddess from the third century; a gigantic tube of toothpaste; a tribal mask; a Buddha of solid gold - these are some of the creations featur...


A winged, headless goddess from the third century; a gigantic tube of toothpaste; a tribal mask; a Buddha of solid gold - these are some of the creations featured in this book of sculptures that children will be able to learn from whilst having fun. Children naturally respond to shape, size, texture and colour, and will hugely enjoy this close look at thirteen of the world's most fascinating sculptures, including works by Michelangelo, Rodin, Giacometti, and Bourgeois. Shaped from wood, stone, metal and plastic, these artworks tell us much about the culture in which they were created. Each page is filled with colourful photographs and accessible information about the work, the artist who created it and the world in which it was made. Various games and puzzles enhance this introduction to three-dimensional masterpieces, which is certain to whet its young readers' appetites for more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2010


$32.00
13 Architects Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791371849

Author: Florian Heine    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Buildings of every shape and size and from all corners of the world, populate this colourful and beautifully produced book that introduces children to history's...


Buildings of every shape and size and from all corners of the world, populate this colourful and beautifully produced book that introduces children to history's most iconic architectural feats and the people behind them. In lively illustrated spreads, young readers will learn how Christopher Wren reconstructed an 11th-century cathedral after London's great fire of 1666 to become the St Paul's Cathedral that we know today and how its dome survived the Blitz. They will find out how Thomas Jefferson, in building his plantation, Monticello, created a new architecture for a new nation. They will be introduced to the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Zaha Hadid and can examine in detail the wonders of the Eiffel Tower, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and Rome's most beautiful theatre. The book proceeds chronologically, accompanied by a timeline to offer helpful historical context. Each architect's entry includes a concise biography, illustrations of major works and lively texts that speak directly to young readers. Additional information about the buildings pictured, suggestions for further reading and online resources will satisfy the most curious of minds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 246 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2014


$32.00
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