November 2018 (36)

Victorian Radicals

ISBN: 9783791357638

Author: Tim Barringer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Although the word “Victorian” connotes a kind of dry propriety, the artists working in the Victorian era were anything but. Starting with the Pre-Raphaelite...


Although the word “Victorian” connotes a kind of dry propriety, the artists working in the Victorian era were anything but. Starting with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and lasting through the dawn of the 20th century, the era’s painters, writers, and designers challenged every prevailing belief about art and its purpose. The full spectrum of the Victorian avant-garde is in magnificent display in this book that features nearly 150 works drawn from the Birmingham Museum’s unparalleled collection. Characterized by attention to detail, vibrant colours, and engagement with literary themes and daily life, the paintings, works on paper, and decorative objects featured reveal the myriad ways Victorian artists and artisans made sense of a rapidly changing world. Perceptive essays and the latest scholarship illuminate the issues these artists contended with, including the relationship to art and nature, questions of class and gender identity, the value of handmade versus machine production, and the search for beauty in an age of industry. Designed to reflect the tactile nature of the work and featuring typography inspired by the Victorian era, this beautiful volume is as fresh and bold as the visionaries it celebrates.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2018


$155.00
Rosetsu : Ferocious Brush

ISBN: 9783791357263

Author: Matthew Mckelway    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Born into the family of a low-ranking samurai, Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799) is renowned today as one of the most imaginative artists of early modern Japan. His ...


Born into the family of a low-ranking samurai, Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799) is renowned today as one of the most imaginative artists of early modern Japan. His visually stunning and highly idiosyncratic paintings earned him a place in Japan’s “Lineage of Eccentrics.” This book surveys Rosetsu’s art with sixty of his most important paintings, beginning with his earliest works in the realist mode of his teacher Maruyama Okyo, and ending with his haunting, visionary, and occasionally bizarre final masterpieces. Screen paintings, scrolls, and albums depicting Zen eccentrics, raucous children, ethereal beauties, otherworldly landscapes, and vivacious animals and birds take viewers on a journey through Rosetsu’s own travels and into his unbridled imagination.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 246


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2018


$140.00
Gauguin : A Spiritual Journey

ISBN: 9783791357959

Author: Christina Hellmich    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This vibrant examination of Paul Gauguin's life and work features more than fifty pieces from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek collection in Copenhagen, including pai...


This vibrant examination of Paul Gauguin's life and work features more than fifty pieces from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek collection in Copenhagen, including paintings, wood carvings, and ceramics along with Oceanic art and Gauguin's works on paper from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's permanent collections. Each piece is reproduced in exquisite detail, offering a superb opportunity to enjoy Gauguin's groundbreaking use of color, line, and form. Essays examine Gauguin's relationships and reveal the struggles, indulgences, awakenings, and betrayals of his personal and professional life. Other essays provide new insights into Gauguin's travels to the far reaches of the French colonial empire in the Pacific and explore his cultural identity, sexuality, and spirituality. Beautifully designed to complement Gauguin's extraordinary oeuvre, this book offers a refreshing take on an artist whose life and work continue to fascinate to the present day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 220 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 16-11-2018


$140.00
Tiny Cabins & Treehouses for Shelter Lovers

ISBN: 9788416500949

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

The idea of an environmentally respectful house is appealing to more and more people. In the last decade, architects from all over the world have been especiall...


The idea of an environmentally respectful house is appealing to more and more people. In the last decade, architects from all over the world have been especially interested in the possibilities of an innovative home in a natural environment, with ecological solutions and a low impact on the environment. The book “Tiny Cabins and Treehouses” shows a new concept of housing and some of the most original and avant-garde pieces of contemporary architecture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2018


$49.99
Ultimate Guide : Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings 4th Edition

ISBN: 9781580117999

Author: Editors of Creative Homeowner    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Adding a backyard storage shed, a new detached garage, an attractive playhouse, or any other type of utility building not only improves the functionality of you...


Adding a backyard storage shed, a new detached garage, an attractive playhouse, or any other type of utility building not only improves the functionality of your home but also adds value to your property! Enhance your property by adding a new outbuilding 850+ photographs and illustrations 60+ detailed step-by-step photo sequences guide you through the construction process 30+ new plans in this new Updated Fourth Edition Mix of design inspiration and practical building information Written with the do-it-yourselfer in mind, Ultimate Guide: Barns, Sheds, and Outbuildings gives you the information you need to enhance your property by constructing one of these buildings. Whether you plan to do the work yourself, or you just want to know the basics before you hire the work out to someone else, this new updated edition provides information on planning, building, and finishing in clear text aided by 60 easy-to-follow photographic sequences. Select from dozens of ready-to-build plan packages and order readily available construction blueprints, CAD files, cost estimates, and materials lists.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 216 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 16-11-2018


$45.00
Honeybee Hobbyist 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781620083154

Author: Norman Gary    Publisher: Companion House

A Practical Guide to an Enjoyable Hobby Bee keeping isn't just for the professional farmer―bees can be kept in any situation from simple backyards and rooftop...


A Practical Guide to an Enjoyable Hobby Bee keeping isn't just for the professional farmer―bees can be kept in any situation from simple backyards and rooftops to large expanses of farmland. Discover whether honey beekeeping is right for you, and find out everything you need to know to keep and acquire bees in this updated guide. Honey Bee Hobbyist, 2nd Edition will help novice beekeepers fully understand this exciting pastime. Dr. Norman Gary, a world-renowned honey bee expert and enthusiast, counsels beginners on all things honeybee related. He takes readers from finding bees and housing them to collecting honey and using their produce for pleasure and possible profit. With more than 100 fascinating colour photographs and tips and tricks acquired over half a century of beekeeping, this practical handbook is your first step toward a wonderful and rewarding lifelong hobby. Honey Bee Hobbyist, 2nd Edition will show you how to: Start your own hive Understand the life and times of honey bees Care for your bees in each season and at every stage of life Expand your apiary Keep your neighbours happy Educate others about bees Get the most out of your new hobby


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2018


$39.99
Orchids Handbook

ISBN: 9781620083055

Author: Michael Tibbs    Publisher: Companion House

Welcome to the Fascinating World of Orchids Growing orchids has never been more popular. Here is everything you always wanted to know about growing and caring ...


Welcome to the Fascinating World of Orchids Growing orchids has never been more popular. Here is everything you always wanted to know about growing and caring for orchids, packed into one fascinating, easy-to-use volume. Orchids Handbook provides the beginner with commonsense advice on getting started with orchids, understanding the basics of orchid biology, caring for orchids in variety of settings (for example in the house, under a shade cloth or in the greenhouse) and mastering techniques for repotting, dividing and growing from seed. The second part of the book offers a comprehensive and well-illustrated plant directory of 40 popular varieties, covering all the major orchid families and their characteristics, with advice on choosing the plant that is right for your climate conditions. This useful handbook also covers pests and diseases and everything you need to know to enter your orchids in competition. Inside Orchids Handbook Practical guide to growing and caring for orchids. Well-illustrated plant directory of 40 orchid species and types. Covers all of the major orchid families. Comprehensive advice on care and cultivation, from getting started to repotting, dividing, growing from seed, and dealing with pests and diseases. How to choose the right orchid for any climate condition and establish a collection. Everything you need to know to enter your orchids in competition.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-11-2018


$39.99
Brave Enough

ISBN: 9781635830200

Author: Kati Gardner    Publisher: North Star Editions

Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mo...


Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mother, the conservatory's artistic director, has made all the decisions in Cason's life. But that's about to change. Cason has been hiding an injury, and it's much worse than anyone imagines. Davis Channing understands all too well what it's like to give up control of your life. He's survived cancer, but his drug addiction nearly killed him. Now he's been sober for seven months and enjoying his community service at the hospital. But just when he thinks he's got it together, Davis's ex-girlfriend, who is still battling her addiction, barrels back into his life. Cason and Davis are not friends. But, as their worlds collide, they will start to depend on one another. Can they both be brave enough to beat the odds?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2018


$22.99
Things I'd Rather Do Than Die

ISBN: 9781635830224

Author: Christine Hurley Deriso    Publisher: North Star Editions

Jade Fulton and Ethan Garrett are opposites in every sense of the word. Ethan is an all-American poster boy--a star athlete dating the most popular girl in scho...


Jade Fulton and Ethan Garrett are opposites in every sense of the word. Ethan is an all-American poster boy--a star athlete dating the most popular girl in school and a devout Christian. Jade keeps mostly to herself. She abhors joining "things," hates everyone at their high school except her best friend, Gia, and considers herself agnostic. When Ethan and Jade find themselves locked in an aerobics room overnight, their confinement forces them to push past the labels they've given each other. Jock. Loner. Jesus freak. Skeptic. Golden boy. Intellectual. Amid hours of arguing, philosophizing, and silly game playing, Ethan and Jade learn there's a lot more to the other person than meets the eye. After that night, life returns to normal and each goes back to their regular lives. Still, neither one can shake the unexpected bond they formed and they can't help but question what they've been taught to believe, who they want to be, and where their hearts truly lie.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 368


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2018


$27.99
My Whole Truth

ISBN: 9781635830248

Author: Mischa Thrace    Publisher: North Star Editions

Seventeen-year-old Seelie Stanton never wanted to kill someone. She never wanted to be invisible in her own family, she never wanted to crush on her best friend...


Seventeen-year-old Seelie Stanton never wanted to kill someone. She never wanted to be invisible in her own family, she never wanted to crush on her best friend Alyssa, and she definitely never wanted to know how effectively a mallet could destroy someone's head. But the universe doesn't care what she wants. Shane Mayfield doesn't care what Seelie wants either. When the former high school basketball star attacks her, she has no choice but to defend herself. She saved her own life, but she can't bring herself to talk about what happened that night. Not all of it. Not even when she's arrested for murder.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 05-10-2018


$22.99
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