May 2021 (20)

On The Move Again

ISBN: 9780995123229

Author: Neil Frances    Publisher: Wairarapa Archive

Masterton-born Len Frances joined New Zealand’s war effort when qualifying for service in November 1940 and training became serious with the Pacific War’s o...


Masterton-born Len Frances joined New Zealand’s war effort when qualifying for service in November 1940 and training became serious with the Pacific War’s outbreak in December 1941. He was called into camp immediately, spending the first months of 1942 at Masterton’s Solway Military Camp, training for the infantry. After officer training, he was posted to anti-aircraft guns and helped prepare reinforcements in the Wellington area – and married Jean. Part of the 10th reinforcement, Len left New Zealand in July 1943, reverting to the ranks in Egypt to join 6th Field Regiment as a gunner. He served right through the Italian Campaign, feeding the guns at Sangro River, Cassino, Florence and up the Adriatic coast to Trieste, occasionally taking a little time out to continue accountancy studies. Len kept a diary for 31 months, detailing military and other experiences in the land of his father’s birth, a Kiwi-Italian in the midst of total war. His story is also that of a young husband separated from wife and family half a world away. The Author A lifetime interest in military history led Masterton-born author Neil Frances to write on these aspects of Wairarapa’s past. On the Move Again is his sixth book published by Wairarapa Archive/Fraser Books. While previous volumes examined people, events and places, this new book is more personal, based on the diary of his father, a gunner in Italy during World War Two.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 170 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2021   Biography   Military   NZ (History)
$30.00
DUE > 27th Apr 2021
Theodore Tickleweed and the Terrible Mouser

ISBN: 9780473557157

Author: Vanessa Ransom    Publisher: Glenn N Martin Ltd

It would be an odd thing indeed, if mice could talk to humans. And yet, three field mice thought it was a good idea. A riff raff bunch of mice, an army of castl...


It would be an odd thing indeed, if mice could talk to humans. And yet, three field mice thought it was a good idea. A riff raff bunch of mice, an army of castle mice, a villainous falcon and a terrible mouser... become entangled in a dangerous game of hide and seek when three friends try to find two royal corgis whom they believe can teach them to speak 'human'. As they all rampage through Muckle Castle they leave behind a trail of crime scenes that only Gordon, the Corgis' footman, can unravel and explain. Will Theodore Tickleweed and his friends escape capture by Captain Swifty and his army of mice and fulfil their dream of learning to speak to humans? Will Boots, a terrible mouser, finally give into his feline instincts and become the best mouser in the world? And why, in the middle of all the chaos is Kitty Lilac, the silliest mouse in the world, a mouse to be feared? A delightfully funny story about friendship, villains and an idea, that might just be the making of an unlikely hero.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 140


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2021


$17.99
DUE > 3rd May 2021
The Art of Protest

ISBN: 9783967040111

Authors: Alain Bieber, Francesca Gavin    Publisher: Gestalten

Thanks to art's ability to communicate and influence, it has always had a charged relationship with activism and politics. And, given the tumultuous times in wh...


Thanks to art's ability to communicate and influence, it has always had a charged relationship with activism and politics. And, given the tumultuous times in which we live, with traditional democracies being challenged from all sides, the changing climate, global movements for social justice, and political upheaval causing millions to search for a better life abroad, this relationship has never been more important. The Art of Protest will explore the connection between art, politics, and activism today, revealing how, over the past decade, artists have been engaging with political and social issues of all kinds, through different artistic mediums.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 27-05-2021


$135.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
Lifes A Beach

ISBN: 9783967040098

Publisher: Gestalten

There's no two ways about it: life is better by the beach. The salty air, the sound of the waves and, above all, the relaxed way of life. This low-key attitude ...


There's no two ways about it: life is better by the beach. The salty air, the sound of the waves and, above all, the relaxed way of life. This low-key attitude to living manifests itself in how we decorate our homes by the sea. Life's A Beach takes readers into beach homes around the world - from the hills of New Zealand to beaches of Brazil to the remote islands of the Aegean - exploring the many ways to decorate a cozy home by the sea. Handmade touches, natural materials and eclectic interiors all imbue a sense of wellbeing, and are found throughout the homes in Life's a Beach. From humble little beach cottages to extraordinary modern bungalows, these spaces are designed for respite and relaxation, and for enjoying the beachy surrounds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2021


$120.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
The New Beauty

ISBN: 9783899558609

Author: Kari Molvar    Publisher: Gestalten

In recent years, the beauty industry has shifted the conversation towards the individual in a way it hasn't done before. While people, and women in particular, ...


In recent years, the beauty industry has shifted the conversation towards the individual in a way it hasn't done before. While people, and women in particular, have historically been enticed into this industry to achieve rather rigid ideals set by society, the current conversations brands and consumers are establishing embrace individuality and celebrate identity. From using makeup as a means to challenge gender, to the link between hairstyling and community-building, or the rituals of skincare as a form of self-care, we are rediscovering beauty as a way of defining who we are and what we value. Modern Beauty explores this shift from historical, scientific and journalistic perspectives, in a title that will not only appeal to industry insiders, but also to all those readers with an interest in feeling well in their own skin - and letting the world know. What to expect: - A contemporary look at the universe of beauty, as told by New York Times wellness and beauty writer Kari Molvar. - A relevant insight for those linked to the beauty industry, which is in a moment of transformation, as concepts such as wellness, feminism and inclusivity become equally important. - An exploration that goes beyond the superficial and presents beauty from historical, scientific and journalistic perspectives.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 11-05-2021


$120.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
How To Be A Tastemaker

ISBN: 9783899559897

Author: Michelle Lu    Publisher: Gestalten

How does Bumble-founder Whitney Wolf keep her cool while managing her tech empire? How did renowned Michelin-starred chef Skye Gyngell establish a sustainable k...


How does Bumble-founder Whitney Wolf keep her cool while managing her tech empire? How did renowned Michelin-starred chef Skye Gyngell establish a sustainable kitchen? What inspired Luke Edward Hall's singular approach to decoration? What's Paris Hilton's view on climate change? Life Lessons (Working Title) offers a glance into not only the work, but also the inner lives of some of the world's most renowned tastemakers. This book of in-depth profiles opens up the world of industry-leaders to learn how they've made it to where they are -- from major life-changing moments and big ideas, down to to the books, playlists and holiday destinations that enriched their lives.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 11-05-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2021   Biography   Business   Fashion
$120.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
Bicycle Getaways

ISBN: 9783967040135

Author: Stefan Amaro    Publisher: Gestalten

They say that what matters is the journey and not the destination, and that couldn't be more accurate when one goes bikepacking. Choosing the path less travelle...


They say that what matters is the journey and not the destination, and that couldn't be more accurate when one goes bikepacking. Choosing the path less travelled, exploring the surroundings at every pedal of the way, and embracing the freedom it offers: long-distance cycling is more than a method of transportation - it's a vibrant travelling philosophy. Bicycle Getaways is the ultimate publication to discover the adventurous spirit of bikepacking. Exploring journeys in different regions around the world, introducing the people and culture around it, and giving you the lowdown of all the tips and tricks, this book presents the insights and inspiration to plan your own expeditions, no matter how experienced (or not) you are. Pack your bag and prep your bike, the journey awaits!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 18-05-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2021   Travel
$120.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
Amazonia

ISBN: 9783836585101

Author: Sebastiao Salgado    Publisher: Taschen

Sebastiao Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region for six years: the forest, the rivers, the...


Sebastiao Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region for six years: the forest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there-an irreplaceable treasure of humanity. In the book's foreword Salgado writes: "For me, it is the last frontier, a mysterious universe of its own, where the immense power of nature can be felt as nowhere else on earth. Here is a forest stretching to infinity that contains one-tenth of all living plant and animal species, the world's largest single natural laboratory." Salgado visited a dozen indigenous tribes that exist in small communities scattered across the largest tropical rainforest in the world. He documented the daily life of the Yanomami, the Ashaninka, the Yawanawa, the Suruwaha, the Zo'e, the Kuikuro, the Waura, the Kamayura, the Korubo, the Marubo, the Awa, and the Macuxi-their warm family bonds, their hunting and fishing, the manner in which they prepare and share meals, their marvelous talent for painting their faces and bodies, the significance of their shamans, and their dances and rituals. Sebastiao Salgado has dedicated this book to the indigenous peoples of Brazil's Amazon region: "My wish, with all my heart, with all my energy, with all the passion I possess, is that in 50 years' time this book will not resemble a record of a lost world. Amazonia must live on."


Bind: hardback


Pages: 528


Dimensions: 358 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2021


$345.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
The Eiffel Tower

ISBN: 9783836584418

Author: Bertrand Lemoine    Publisher: Taschen

"The Tower is also present to the entire world... a universal symbol of Paris... from the Midwest to Australia, there is no journey to France which isn't made, ...


"The Tower is also present to the entire world... a universal symbol of Paris... from the Midwest to Australia, there is no journey to France which isn't made, somehow, in the Tower's name." - Roland Barthes When Gustave Eiffel completed his wrought iron tower on Paris's Champ de Mars for the World's Fair in 1889, he laid claim to the tallest structure in the world. Though the Chrysler Building would, 41 years later, scrape an even higher sky, the Eiffel Tower lost none of its lofty wonder: originally granted just a 20-year permit, the Tower became a permanent and mesmerizing fixture on the Parisian skyline. Commanding by day, twinkling by night, it has mesmerized Francophiles and lovers, writers, artists, and dreamers from all over the world, welcoming around seven million visitors every single year. Based on an original, limited edition folio by Gustave Eiffel himself, this fresh TASCHEN edition explores the concept and construction of this remarkable building. Step by step, one latticework layer after another, Eiffel's iconic design evolves over double-page plates, meticulous drawings, and on-site photographs, including new images and even more historical context. The result is at once a gem of vintage architecture and a unique insight into the idea behind an icon.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 296 x 420 mm


Publication Date: 19-05-2021


$90.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
100 Contemporary Wood Buildings XL

ISBN: 9783836584012

Author: Philip Jodidio    Publisher: Taschen

Not so very long ago, some might have considered wood a material of the past, long since replaced by more modern components such as concrete and steel. The trut...


Not so very long ago, some might have considered wood a material of the past, long since replaced by more modern components such as concrete and steel. The truth is radically different. Bolstered by new manufacturing techniques and ecological benefits, wood has seen a fabulous resurgence in contemporary construction. This book explores how architects around the world have created and invented with this elementary material. Featuring follies, very large buildings, and ambitious urban renewal schemes, it celebrates the diverse deployment of wood by architects around the world. We see how wood can at once transform urban spaces, as in the Metropol Parasol in Seville by Jurgen Mayer H., and allow for sensitive interventions in natural environments, such as at the Termas Geometricas Hot Springs Complex in Pucon, Chile, by German del Sol. True to all TASCHEN architecture titles, the book pays tribute to many emerging international talents as well as to such renowned figures as Tadao Ando and Renzo Piano. It celebrates each architect's vision and innovation, as well as investigating the techniques, trends, and principles that have informed their work with wood. It examines the computer-guided milling that has allowed for novel new forms, the responsible harvesting that allows wood to align with our environmental concerns, and, above all, wood's enduring appeal to our senses and psyche, comforting hectic modern lives with a sense of Arcadian simplicity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 624


Dimensions: 250 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 23-05-2021


$160.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
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