Christmas 2020 (61)

Container Atlas

ISBN: 9783899556698

Publisher: Gestalten

A reinvigoration of an architectural classic. Added projects provide insight into the ever-developing world of container architecture. An expanded reprint of a ...


A reinvigoration of an architectural classic. Added projects provide insight into the ever-developing world of container architecture. An expanded reprint of a beloved tome, this book presents a wide range of projects in container architecture--a contemporary architectural phenomenon. In addition to previously released projects, nearly twenty new examples await to inspire and to engage. Container Atlas features container structures used as pop-up stores and temporary exhibits as well as sophisticated housing and office spaces that provoke and inspire while setting new standards in functionality and aesthetics. But the book is not only visually inspiring. Because it documents plans, describes associated costs, and suggests concrete solutions for common problems, it is a practical reference for architects, planners, and cultural activists as well as event and marketing managers, to guide them in deciding what types of containers are best suited to their upcoming projects.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$150.00
Beyond The West

ISBN: 9783899558791

Publisher: Gestalten

Beyond The West inspires a fresh understanding of global contemporary architecture beyond the Western Countries. Architects throughout the world work against a ...


Beyond The West inspires a fresh understanding of global contemporary architecture beyond the Western Countries. Architects throughout the world work against a backdrop of rapidly growing cities, changing societies and climate, and emerging economies. But while Western architecture has largely dominated the discourse, architecture firms from non-Western countries have been establishing local and global -recognition for themselves, often finding strikingly different solutions to local requirements, including sustainability, transportation and migration, construction materials, and traditions. Beyond The West journeys across Asia, Africa, and the Americas to under-stand how local architects respond to a changing world, and focuses its wide lens on inspiring and truly global architecture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$150.00
Steve McCurry - Animals

ISBN: 9783836575379

Author: Steve McCurry    Publisher: Taschen

In Animals, we discover a different side to the famed photographer who skillfully explores animals' complex relationship with humans and the environment. Tender...


In Animals, we discover a different side to the famed photographer who skillfully explores animals' complex relationship with humans and the environment. Tenderness abounds, particularly in scenes of unkempt street dogs sleeping contentedly next to a human. But there's also a kind of essential solitude, with animals belonging to no one and simply wandering through life with only their survival instincts to guide them. We witness camels caught in the crossfire during the first Gulf War; a shepherd from Northern Pakistan tenderly feeding his goats; Beverly Hills designer dogs; race horses on a Hong Kong rooftop; elephants in Thailand, and more images selected by McCurry from his vast archives. Through McCurry's lens, we discover an appreciation for each creature's beauty and silent dignity. This kaleidoscopic collection is at once a beautiful travelogue and a touching tribute to the creatures who share our planet.Also available in two signed and limited Art Editions, each with a signed print.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 252


Dimensions: 240 x 333 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$140.00
A Visual Protest : The Art of Banksy

ISBN: 9783791386065

Author: Gianni Mercurio    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Decades before he blew the lid off the high-stakes art world by shredding a work immediately following its purchase at an auction, Banksy was committing acts of...


Decades before he blew the lid off the high-stakes art world by shredding a work immediately following its purchase at an auction, Banksy was committing acts of artistic protest on the streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. We still don't know who Banksy is, but thanks to this book we have a greater sense of how he works. This book features approximately eighty works from the start of his street art career to today, most photographed in situ and presented in vibrant illustrations. This book guides readers through Banksy's artistic processes and explains his influences, such as the Situationism movement and the May 1968 uprising in Paris. It delves into key works such as Love Is in the Air, a stencilled graffiti that subverts the idea of violent protest; Flag, in which the iconic American photograph at Iwo Jima is altered to reflect a group of Harlem children atop a burnt-out car; and the slyly titled Turf War, in which Winston Churchill sports a grassy Mohawk. The book also pays tribute to Banksy's rats, a reviled symbol of urban decay that the artist reimagines as rappers, violin players, and painters. As Banksy continues to challenge the political, economic, and racial oppression that takes place every day in cities around the world, this book offers a timely appreciation of just how the artist has embedded himself into the psyche of the powerful as well as the voiceless-without ever revealing his own identity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 235 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2020


$89.99
Unmasked : The Stories and Secrets Behind the World's Most Famous Portraits

ISBN: 9783791386201

Author: Francesca Bonazzoli    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Portraiture is one of the oldest and most studied genres of art. While most scholars will look at a painting's composition, style, and themes, often questions r...


Portraiture is one of the oldest and most studied genres of art. While most scholars will look at a painting's composition, style, and themes, often questions remain unanswered-who were these people and why were they painted? This entertaining book reveals the identities and lives of some of the most famous characters that populate art history-from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Readers will learn how the fifteen-year-old subject of da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine nearly destroyed a marriage; that van Dyck's depiction of Prudence in wild clothes is actually one of the most controversial aristocrats of the seventeenth century; and that Francis Bacon's character George Dyer was a man he met in a Soho nightclub. These and other stories behind works by Picasso, Klimt, Rubens, Warhol, and dozens of other artists show how portraiture remains one of the most enthralling genres. Based on art scholarship and conveyed in an accessible tone, these fascinating tales of power, lust, intrigue, jealousy, vengeance, and romance will help readers understand masterpieces of art history in an entirely new light.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 200 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2020


$75.00
Free The Tipple

ISBN: 9783791384047

Author: Jennifer Croll    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Celebrating women? Cheers to that! These cocktail recipes are inspired by some of the world’s most amazing ladies. Sixty of the world’s coolest and most inf...


Celebrating women? Cheers to that! These cocktail recipes are inspired by some of the world’s most amazing ladies. Sixty of the world’s coolest and most influential women are the inspiration for this refreshing and fun collection of drink recipes that are sure to bring extra zest to your cocktail shaker. Free the Tipple pays tribute to a brilliant range of diverse women from the 20th century to today who have made waves in entertainment, the arts, politics, fashion, literature, sports, and science, including Frida Kahlo, Rihanna, Serena Williams, Virginia Woolf, Yoko Ono, Zaha Hadid, Marlene Dietrich, Zadie Smith, and more. Each double-page spread features a recipe crafted to reflect its namesake’s personality, style, legacy, or what she liked to drink herself. This ranges from The Gloria Steinem, which uses a complex liquor with a radical twist, to The Beyoncé, made, of course, with lemonade. The cocktails are simple to make, kitchen-tested, and incorporate easy-tofind ingredients. Snappy, informative biographies, illustrated with newly-commissioned portraits, offer revealing insights into the women's lives. This highly original guide to delicious beverages is a perfect gift for those in your life who encourage and inspire you.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 150 x 187 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2018


$29.99
Venison - the game larder

ISBN: 9781906122966

Authors: Jose Souto, Steve Lee    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Venison is experiencing an unprecedented growth in popularity with the British public as a delicious, healthy and increasingly available dish. Here are over 50 ...


Venison is experiencing an unprecedented growth in popularity with the British public as a delicious, healthy and increasingly available dish. Here are over 50 recipes from Senior chef/Lecturer in Culinary Arts at Westminster Kingsway College, José Souto, the game expert who gives masterclasses on preparation and game cookery to other chefs worldwide, as well as teaching a new generation of student chefs how to cook venison. José has added to his own repertoire of 30 dishes by inviting guest chefs to add their own favourite venison recipes to this book, opening up a wide range of dishes, from simple venison lasagne to elegant dinner-party show-stoppers. Not just a cookery book, this is a celebration of deer: in stunning pictures, world-renowned photographer Steve Lee showcases British deer, deer-stalking and the delight in harvesting nature’s bounty, with a breath-taking array of shots. * over 50 innovative international venison recipes * deer from hillside to table * venison butchery and cuts * smoking and curing venison recipes * over 200 top-quality food-styling and wildlife photos


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 216 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2015


$79.99
Vegan Bible (Pb)

ISBN: 9781911621324

Author: Marie Laforet    Publisher: Grub Street

Vegan Bible is an exhaustive work in which you will discover the richness and the diversity of vegan foods and how cooking can still be truly creative even with...


Vegan Bible is an exhaustive work in which you will discover the richness and the diversity of vegan foods and how cooking can still be truly creative even without eggs, meat, fish or dairy products. Learn how to make your own vegan cheeses, creams and milks, how to cook astonishing egg-free, dairy-free desserts, and how to prepare 100% vegan versions of some of the great classic dishes using ingredients that can be found in your local supermarket. As well as recipes for breakfasts, lunches, suppers and baby foods there are recipes for every occasion: birthdays, brunches, picnics, barbecues, and family get-togethers. More than just a collection of recipes, the book provides illustrated step-by-step information on the key ingredients of the vegan diet: nuts, flax seeds, chickpeas, avocado; and there is a chapter outlining the essentials for vegan nutritional balance: where to find protein, calcium, vitamin B12 and mistakes to avoid. The demand for vegan cookbooks is growing a pace as more and more people stop eating animal products for environmental, ethical or health reasons and this gorgeous collection of 500 inventive, inspirational recipes for newcomers and long-time vegans alike is destined to be a constant companion.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 324


Dimensions: 190 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$49.99
Self-Sufficiency Beekeeping

ISBN: 9781504800402

Author: Joanna Ryde    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Beekeeping is about management, control and learning to understand the honeybee. It can also become a very enjoyable and sociable pastime - visiting others' hiv...


Beekeeping is about management, control and learning to understand the honeybee. It can also become a very enjoyable and sociable pastime - visiting others' hives and picking up vital hints and tips is all part of the fun - and farming and eating honey that your own bees have produced is a pure delight.Information is given on the basic tools and equipment needed for setting up a hive to detailed advice on when to harvest honey and honey-inspired recipes, from delicious cakes to beauty products. This is an invaluable guide for anyone thinking of keeping bees.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 150 x 212 mm


$19.99
Self-Sufficiency: Breadmaking

ISBN: 9781504800594

Author: Kathryn Hawkins    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Making your own bread by hand is a simple pleasure and a great starting point for anyone looking to become a little more self-sufficient. Making bread can be th...


Making your own bread by hand is a simple pleasure and a great starting point for anyone looking to become a little more self-sufficient. Making bread can be therapeutic and creative and is achievable with even a basic level of culinary skill. Filling your kitchen with the delicious smells of baking bread is reward enough in itself but it is important that the finished product tastes great too. Food writer and culinary stylist Kathryn Hawkins covers the basic steps to get you started, including essential equipment and simple breadmaking techniques. Also included are 40 tasty bread recipes, from plain white to whole wheat loaves, sourdough to French baguettes, as well as recipes for flavored bread and international fare from every corner of the globe, including brioche, pita bread, naan, stolen, and soda bread. Charming artwork, simple instructions, and informative writing make "Breadmaking" an invaluable guide for anyone who s always wanted to make warm, delicious bread in their own home while becoming a little less reliant on processed, pre-packaged food. Get started today, and get ready to enjoy a lifetime of hot, fresh bread straight from your own oven."


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2016


$19.99
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