July 2020 (63)

American Gardens

ISBN: 9783791386751

Authors: Monty Don, Derry Moore    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

For years, Britain's much-loved gardener Monty Don has been leading us down all kinds of garden paths to show us why green spaces are vital to our wellbeing and...


For years, Britain's much-loved gardener Monty Don has been leading us down all kinds of garden paths to show us why green spaces are vital to our wellbeing and culture. Now, he travels across America with celebrated photographer Derry Moore to trace the fascinating histories of outdoor spaces which epitomize or redefine the American garden. In the book, which complements the BBC television series, they look at a variety of gardens and outdoor spaces at the center of American history including the slave garden at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate, Longwood Gardens in Delaware, and Middleton Place in South Carolina. Together, they visit verdant oases designed by modernist architects such as Richard Neutra. They delve into urban outdoor spaces, looking at New York City's Central Park, Lurie Garden at the southern end of Millennium Park in Chicago, and the Seattle Spheres. Derry Moore gives his unique perspective on gardens across the United States, including several not featured in the TV series. These include unpublished photographs of Bob Hope's Palm Springs home and garden of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Featuring luscious photography and Don's engaging commentary, this book will leave you with a richer understanding of how America's most important gardens came to be designed.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2020


$100.00
DUE > 30th Oct 2020
Hundertwasser : Complete Graphic Work 1951-1976

ISBN: 9783791387055

Author: Friedensreich Hundertwasser    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Explore the graphic work of Hundertwasser with this lavishly produced introduction to the artist. Friedensreich Hundertwasser was a painter. He created original...


Explore the graphic work of Hundertwasser with this lavishly produced introduction to the artist. Friedensreich Hundertwasser was a painter. He created original graphic works--lithographs, silkscreens, mixed media, etchings, and aquatint as well as Japanese woodcuts. This bibliophilic gem is a Hundertwasser original, the first book designed and laid out by the artist himself. Bound in black linen, foil-embossed, and printed in six colors, this book features illustrations of all 71 of Hundertwasser's graphic works created between 1951 and 1976. Each work is given a full-page and is accompanied by a Hundertwasser poem or quote printed in silver on a black page. The book also contains an introduction and critical texts that make it indispensable for fans of Hundertwasser and lovers of beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 110 x 145 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2020


$50.00
DUE > 30th Oct 2020
When We Were Young

ISBN: 9788417557195

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

Whether adventure, comedy, action or fantasy, the films of the 80s (late 70s and early 90s included) are simply magical. It doesn’t matter if some have aged b...


Whether adventure, comedy, action or fantasy, the films of the 80s (late 70s and early 90s included) are simply magical. It doesn’t matter if some have aged better than others, films like The Goonies, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Rocky, etc. were created not only for financial gain, but also with tremendous passion, conveying a mystique that is difficult to describe, and which only those who lived through that period can fully appreciate. When We Were Young does not include all of them (that would be impossible), but it does offer a carefully chosen and representative selection. And if you were terrified by the Gremlins, if you learned from Mr. Miyagi, if you cried when little Elliot said goodbye to E.T. or when Thelma & Louise started flying in their convertible, we invite you to embark on this nostalgic tour of superb illustrations and alternative posters by world-class artists, accompanied by curiosities and legendary quotes from the best movies of a wonderful era.


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2020


$49.99
DUE > 28th Aug 2020
The Blues : A Visual History

ISBN: 9780764359750

Author: Mike Evans    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Charting the history of the blues from its rural roots in the American South, and focusing on the key musicians and singers who brought it recognition worldwide...


Charting the history of the blues from its rural roots in the American South, and focusing on the key musicians and singers who brought it recognition worldwide, The Blues: A Visual History is a unique and fully illustrated account of the development of the blues. This deceptively simple, 12-bar musical form has become the common denominator that has driven the popular music of the last hundred years. As John Lee Hooker put it: "The music we play . . . that music is the roots. Rock music, everything else, is like a branch on the same tree. It all comes from the Blues."


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 254 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 28-07-2020


Tags: Coming Soon   July 2020   History   Music
$89.99
DUE > 30th Sep 2020
Container & Prefab Housing

ISBN: 9788417557188

Author: Anna Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

The making of architectural projects made partly or totally from recycled freight containers is getting more and more common, and added to this, the need for a ...


The making of architectural projects made partly or totally from recycled freight containers is getting more and more common, and added to this, the need for a more sustainable construction is also becoming increasingly necessary. Lots of architects and designers have reinvented the prefabricated house with new materials and construction techniques, which are easy to transport, some even able to be built in a single day in surprising locations. This book includes 16 selected projects, all developed with graphics, exterior and interior images, plans, elevations, sections, construction details and other useful specifications.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2020


$49.99
DUE > 28th Aug 2020
Tiny Hideaways

ISBN: 9788417557201

Author: Anna Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

Small shelters have been growing in popularity over the last decade, quickly becoming not only in the best getaways to find some peace and quiet, but in a perfe...


Small shelters have been growing in popularity over the last decade, quickly becoming not only in the best getaways to find some peace and quiet, but in a perfect example of the New Ecological Architecture, respectful with the environment, capable of making efficient and intelligent constructions, and becoming part of the surroundings in which they are built.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2020


$49.99
DUE > 28th Aug 2020
Best Modular Micro Apartments

ISBN: 9788417557164

Author: Anna Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

Can we get a feeling of spaciousness and well-being in an apartment when the available space is very limited? This book shows that not only is it possible, but ...


Can we get a feeling of spaciousness and well-being in an apartment when the available space is very limited? This book shows that not only is it possible, but often the solutions turn the house itself into a unique and singular space. These types of projects are also a challenge for architects, since they require bringing into play all their ingenuity, technique and talent.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2020


$49.99
DUE > 28th Aug 2020
For The Best Dad Ever

ISBN: 9781787832350

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Everyone knows that dads are amazing – what they don’t know is that you’re the best one! Whether he’s the ultimate bad-joke-teller, chief spider-catche...


Everyone knows that dads are amazing – what they don’t know is that you’re the best one! Whether he’s the ultimate bad-joke-teller, chief spider-catcher, or king of the TV remote, your dad deserves some serious celebration. Packed full of first-class quotes and thoughtful statements, this book is the perfect reminder that he really is the Best Dad Ever.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2020


$19.99
DUE > 20th Aug 2020
Love is a Kitten

ISBN: 9781787832626

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Life is better with a kitten Those big round eyes. Those tiny mews. Those wobbly steps on little paws. Who can resist the adorable charms of a kitten? What the...


Life is better with a kitten Those big round eyes. Those tiny mews. Those wobbly steps on little paws. Who can resist the adorable charms of a kitten? What they lack in size, they make up for in personality, and these heart-melting bundles of fur have got us head over heels in love. Dedicated to our tiniest feline friends, this paw-some little book proves that a kitten is a purr-fect companion.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 22-05-2020


$22.99
DUE > 20th Aug 2020
Love is a Pup

ISBN: 9781787832619

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Puppies are my favourite people The little woofers in this collection are more “fluff” than “pup”, they haven’t worked out quite what to do with thei...


Puppies are my favourite people The little woofers in this collection are more “fluff” than “pup”, they haven’t worked out quite what to do with their limbs, and they haven’t grown into their ears yet – and that’s what makes them so adorable. Capturing all kinds of pooch at their most ridiculously tiny and lovable, this book will prove that it’s not just any old dog that’s a man’s best friend – it’s a puppy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2020


$22.99
DUE > 20th Aug 2020
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