April 2021 (5)

Restoration Force

ISBN: 9781911667131

Author: Gavin Hoffen    Publisher: Grub Street

We can all walk into any of the myriad aircraft museums dotted across the world and appreciate the wonderfully restored and preserved exhibits on display. But w...


We can all walk into any of the myriad aircraft museums dotted across the world and appreciate the wonderfully restored and preserved exhibits on display. But what about the many gems lovingly brought back to life and hiding away in people’s garages, sheds, barns and gardens? With Gavin Hoffen’s book you become a privileged spectator into a dedicated but often secretive world – to protect their security, names, projects and locations have been limited to the very basics. This is the nostalgic domain of the amateur restorer, hobbyist, and ‘cockpiteer’ of which Gavin is one. Here you will find complete coverage of over 20 projects worldwide with background histories of the aircraft, colour photos of the restoration and full information and specifications – be it of cockpit, fuselage, or full aircraft. From Spitfire to Chipmunk, Vulcan to Buccaneer, Piper Aztec to B-52, this is a fascinating insight into an obsession with the romance that aviation once was. A must-see for every aircraft aficionado, and an inspiration for future preservers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 16-04-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   April 2021   Military   Transport
$39.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2021
Capitol Records : From 1942 to Today

ISBN: 9783836583138

Author: Reuel Golden    Publisher: Taschen

From the Beatles to Beck, Sinatra to Sam Smith, a parade of era-defining artists have passed through the doors of the Capitol Records Tower, one of Hollywood's ...


From the Beatles to Beck, Sinatra to Sam Smith, a parade of era-defining artists have passed through the doors of the Capitol Records Tower, one of Hollywood's most distinctive landmarks and home to one of the world's most defining labels for the past 75+ years. To commemorate this extraordinary history of recorded music, TASCHEN presents this official account of Capitol Records, from its founding year of 1942 to today. With a foreword by Beck, essays by cultural historians and music and architecture critics, as well as hundreds of images from Capitol's extensive archives, we follow the label's evolution and the making of some of the greatest music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through pop, rock, country, classical, soul, and jazz, the photographic and musical history includes the label's most successful, cool, hip, and creative stars, as well as the one-hit wonders who had their all-too-brief moments in the spotlight. Along the way, we encounter the likes of Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, the Kingston Trio, and Frank Sinatra in Capitol's first 20 years; the Beach Boys, the Band, and the Beatles in the 1960s; global rock magnets Pink Floyd, Wings, Steve Miller Band, Bob Seger, and Linda Ronstadt in the 1970s; Beastie Boys, Duran Duran, Radiohead, and Bonnie Raitt in the 1980s and 1990s; and such contemporary stars as Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Sam Smith. An unmissable milestone for music lovers, Capitol Records is a live and kicking celebration of the mighty giant of the industry that created the soundtrack to generations past, present, and future.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 488


Dimensions: 300 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   April 2021   History   Music
$180.00
DUE > 31st May 2021
Woven Together

ISBN: 9783943330359

Publisher: Gingko Press

Weaving, as a traditional technique of interlacing yarns or fiber, has a long history and has been given many forms over the years. This book will invite 20 DIY...


Weaving, as a traditional technique of interlacing yarns or fiber, has a long history and has been given many forms over the years. This book will invite 20 DIYers, designers, artists, and craftsmen to talk about their weaving stories. These projects are diverse, from traditional basket weaving in eastern Asia, woven wall hangings made by self-taught craftspeople, to artistic pieces done by designers and artists. Readers are able to look into the production process and detailed patterns of these projects. Featured projects include: Bamboo, grass, and rattan weaving; DIY textile weaving, such as wall hangings, rugs, and home decorations; artistic installations.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 185 x 250 mm


$110.00
DUE > 31st May 2021
Iconism : Designing Modern Icons and Pictograms

ISBN: 9783943330526

Publisher: Gingko Press

Iconism is an inspirational reference for contemporary icon, pictogram and symbol design. Divided into three sections--Visual Identity, Wayfinding and Interacti...


Iconism is an inspirational reference for contemporary icon, pictogram and symbol design. Divided into three sections--Visual Identity, Wayfinding and Interactive Design--these ingenious and impactful styles from designers around the world highlight the importance of effective communication in our day to day lives.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 21-04-2021


$110.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2021
Sustainable Fashion

ISBN: 9788417412791

Author: Wearme Fashion    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

The planet has reached a critical point and it is up to us all to innovate and drive change in all aspects of life, including how we design, produce and purchas...


The planet has reached a critical point and it is up to us all to innovate and drive change in all aspects of life, including how we design, produce and purchase our clothing. The fashion industry and its procedures are changing rapidly thanks to the visionary mindset of innovators, the renewal of industrial processes, and a reconsideration of existing values. More and more customers are demanding the clothes they buy to be socially and environmentally aware: no child labour, minimal ecological impact, and safe working conditions are the basis of the sustainable values that customers are expecting from fashion companies. This book provides all the necessary insight for designers, fashion companies, retailers, and consumers that want to become more sustainable. It includes a comprehensive overview of the current actions taken by pioneering designers and brands, and how they are integrating basic sustainable principles, as well as eco- friendly and repurposed materials, to create a new generation of fashion products, including information on different fabric types, alternative production methods, and practical care advice for garments.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   April 2021   Fashion
$75.00
DUE > 31st May 2021
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