May 2018 (46)

Visions of Hawaii

ISBN: 9783791357270

Author: Theresa Papanikolas    Publisher: DelMonico Books

In 1939, Georgia O'Keeffe, who at 51 was among the most famous artists in the United States, accepted a commission from the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to produc...


In 1939, Georgia O'Keeffe, who at 51 was among the most famous artists in the United States, accepted a commission from the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to produce two paintings for advertising campaigns. Her nine-week trip to Hawai'i resulted in more than 20 paintings, which reveal that O'Keeffe-most commonly associated with the stark deserts of New Mexico- was profoundly inspired by what she saw and experienced on the lush, tropical Hawaiian Islands. The exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i, and this accompanying volume, explores this little-known chapter in the artist's career. Glowing with color and feeling, these paintings demonstrate O'Keeffe's unique ability to make any place she happened to be in her own, and this groundbreaking volume offers a unique perspective by foregrounding the ecological complexity of the Hawaiian Islands-one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth- that is hidden behind O'Keeffe's depictions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 240 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2018


$85.00
Alexander Von Humboldt and the Botanical Exploration of the Americas

ISBN: 9783791384153

Author: H. Walter Lack    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander von Humboldt, one of history’s great scientists...


Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander von Humboldt, one of history’s great scientists and explorers. Recording Alexander von Humboldt’s historic expedition to the Americas and Cuba—hailed by many as the “scientific discovery of America”—these intricate and delicately tinted prints reveal his revolutionary findings as he traveled through jungles, across rivers, and over mountainous terrain. The illustrations in the book give the English and Latin botanical names of the plants and are followed by an exhaustive index. Internationally renowned botanist H. Walter Lack lends his expertise to a fascinating essay that discusses Humboldt’s significant contributions to the world of botany and scientific research. Technically precise, the prints are equally appealing to anyone who appreciates fine art and botanical illustration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 240 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2018


$140.00
The ABC of Hand Lettering

ISBN: 9788416500796

Author: Abbey Sy    Publisher: Monsa

Have you always wanted to try hand lettering, but aren’t quite sure how to begin? You’ve picked up the right book! The ABCs of Hand lettering is your trusty...


Have you always wanted to try hand lettering, but aren’t quite sure how to begin? You’ve picked up the right book! The ABCs of Hand lettering is your trusty guide and the perfect first step to starting a wonderful new hobby. learn the difference between serif, sans serif, script, and decorative fonts; find out how to put together letters and words; and come up with your very own hand-lettered work. Practice with the exercises to discover your most creative side! By the end of this book, you’ll definitely always be creating.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2018


$49.99
Spray On Walls

ISBN: 9789887849360

Author: Sendpoints    Publisher: Sendpoints

Graffiti is a form of free expression of human. Modern graffiti came into being and peaked during the second half of the 20th century, with youngster establishi...


Graffiti is a form of free expression of human. Modern graffiti came into being and peaked during the second half of the 20th century, with youngster establishing their identities in the streets and artists who yearned to convey their opinions concerning social and political matters. This book starts with the history and culture of subway graffiti, the most well-known style of graffiti. Parallel with the subway graffiti, stencil graffiti, one of the most authentic form of street art will be introduced. The third chapter will pay attention to the wheatpaste graffiti which is a variant of commercial advertisement. After introducing three most important forms of graffiti, the creation process and techniques will be presented to show the readers how the actual scene of creation is for graffiti artists. Last but not least, the fifth chapter showcases a large number of graffiti works of various styles. Selling Points: 1. Text-based graffiti, stencil graffiti, wheatepaste graffiti are elaborated with abundant historical photos and drawings. 2. Interviews with well-known graffiti artists, WRDSMTH, Gonzalo Borondo, Christina Angelina, Elle and more, sharing their inspiring thoughts on graffiti. 3. Display of graffiti works of various styles.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 05-04-2018


$89.99
Container & Prefab House Plans

ISBN: 9788416500758

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Container & Prefab House Plans contain more than 250 floor and elevation plans, as well as constructive details of 36 housing projects, both prefabricated and m...


Container & Prefab House Plans contain more than 250 floor and elevation plans, as well as constructive details of 36 housing projects, both prefabricated and made with cargo containers. Apart from containing all the necessary information and the guidelines that must be followed to build the project, they also help is to define the different spaces and their future furniture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2018


$49.99
Little Big Rooms

ISBN: 9783899559422

Publisher: Gestalten

How do you set up a children's room that is fun, colorful, or perhaps more traditional? One that leaves enough room for playing and daydreaming and makes childr...


How do you set up a children's room that is fun, colorful, or perhaps more traditional? One that leaves enough room for playing and daydreaming and makes children's heart beat faster? A child's room must be fun both for its smaller inhabitants and for the parents, who usually arrange them: it's here that budding young minds first begin to explore the world. These rooms have plenty to do, acting as a playroom, a place to sleep, a reading nook, and a space for young minds to concentrate and watch creativity unfold. Years can be spent playing and learning in a child's room, a sibling might move in, and exchanging laughter is a certainty. Setting up a children's room can be a wonderful challenge, and can bring the greatest joy to parents. Little Big Rooms offers inspiration for mothers and fathers, pairing priceless tips for new rooms or spaces in need of an update with furniture and accessory recommendations sure to please both young children and their discerning parents.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$120.00
Hideouts: Grand Vacations in Tiny Getaways

ISBN: 9783899556551

Publisher: Gestalten

The way we travel has changed. We no longer want a generic, one-size-fits-all vacation: We want to explore on our own terms and immerse ourselves in local cultu...


The way we travel has changed. We no longer want a generic, one-size-fits-all vacation: We want to explore on our own terms and immerse ourselves in local culture. Simply witnessing nature is no longer enough―we want to live in it. A fusion of glamour and camping, Hideouts will guide you to experience the most awe-inspiring locales around the world. Across the globe, you'll find incredible destinations, each offering their own unique advantages. You can wake up in a yurt on a mountain top, reside in the forest canopy in a treehouse, or take in incredible panoramic views in an eco-lodge―and that's just to name a few. Explore the most amazing glamping destinations in our new title Hideouts.


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$120.00
Magnificent Motorcycle Trips of the World

ISBN: 9781620082386

Author: Colette Coleman    Publisher: Companion House

There's something about motorcycles and the lure of freedom and the open road that they promise. If you've ever wanted to take a motorcycling holiday, you've be...


There's something about motorcycles and the lure of freedom and the open road that they promise. If you've ever wanted to take a motorcycling holiday, you've been before and are looking for new ideas for places to go, or you just want to do something completely different, then this book will inspire you. Featuring 40 spectacular routes from the snowy passes of Patagonia to Australia's Red Centre, Magnificent Motorcycle Trips of the World is the perfect inspiration for your next big motorcycling adventure. All the featured journeys can be taken as part of a 2-3 week vacation or linked to form a longer trip. You can choose to take your own bike, hire one on arrival or pick up a bike as part of an organized tour. Whether you are an experienced overlander looking for a quick adventure fix or a novice rider seeking inspiration, these journeys will open up a whole new world of motorcycling possibilities.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 207


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2018


Tags: May 2018   Travel
$39.99
Its A Gas

ISBN: 9783899559286

Publisher: Gestalten

A place that symbolizes freedom, traveling and the wind of change: It’s a Gas! is going in search of the most unique gas stations around the world. The first ...


A place that symbolizes freedom, traveling and the wind of change: It’s a Gas! is going in search of the most unique gas stations around the world. The first gasoline was sold in pharmacies—but this was to change in the 1950s. As the car experienced its great rise in popularity, gas stations began to pop up like mushrooms out of the ground. Futuristic and progressive, these modern temples of mobility became roadside reference points for young people hungry for independence, and to everyone who strove for a sense of freedom. It’s a Gas! explores the surprisingly diverse world of the gas station—a functional high tech temple, a transit zone, a film set, a converted residence, or an abandoned ruin hidden in a backyard. The world of pumps is full of surprises, ready to be discovered in this book.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$120.00
The Great Outdoors

ISBN: 9783899559484

Author: Markus Sammer    Publisher: Gestalten

When adventure calls, hunger is never far away: Hiking, climbing, or sleeping beneath the stars makes our stomachs rumble. A quick carbonara with avocado, some ...


When adventure calls, hunger is never far away: Hiking, climbing, or sleeping beneath the stars makes our stomachs rumble. A quick carbonara with avocado, some rustic hash browns, or a Virgin Mojito will satisfy the appetite and perk up the mood of any hungry camper van driver. The Great Outdoors explains how to cook on an open fire and presents the best outdoor cooking equipment and the most delicious recipes for every meal of the day. From on-the-go sandwiches to self-made pesto, preserved delicacies, or power food―this cook book with a twist is an essential for your next road trip or camping vacation. Take it along and you will be sure to make many new friends on the road and on the campsite.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$110.00
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