September 2017 (57)

50 Designers You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791383620

Author: Claudia Hellman    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Designers have shaped our modern age, whether it’s the chair we’re sitting in, the computer we’re reading on, or the house we’re living in. Design is ev...


Designers have shaped our modern age, whether it’s the chair we’re sitting in, the computer we’re reading on, or the house we’re living in. Design is everywhere, and this volume profiles fifty of the most influential figures over the past one hundred years. From the first bentwood chairs by Thonet to the holistically designed worlds of Bauhaus and Le Corbusier, and from the signature styles of designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, and Philippe Starck to internationally known brands like Swatch, Muji, and Apple, the designers presented here are profiled in double-page spreads packed with fascinating background information, photographs, and illustrations. As inspiring as it is informative, this far-reaching book celebrates the impact that design has on our daily life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


$45.00
50 Women Artists You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791383613

Author: Christiane Weidemann    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This beautifully produced, richly detailed, and comprehensive survey of fifty influential women artists from the Renaissance to the Post-Modern era details thei...


This beautifully produced, richly detailed, and comprehensive survey of fifty influential women artists from the Renaissance to the Post-Modern era details their vast contributions to the art world. From the Early Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and the seventeenth-century illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian to Impressionist Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, and to modern icons such as Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, the most important female artists are profiled in this book in chronologically arranged double-page spreads. There is a succinct biography for each artist, together with information outlining her accomplishments and influence, additional resources for further study, and, best of all, brilliant full-color reproductions of the artist’s works. Packed with information, this stunning and absorbing book showcases the remarkable artistic contributions of women throughout history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


$45.00
50 Photographers You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791383590

Author: Peter Stepan    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This dynamic introduction to the most important photographers from the inception of photography to today bears witness to the magic of the camera. From Félix N...


This dynamic introduction to the most important photographers from the inception of photography to today bears witness to the magic of the camera. From Félix Nadar’s awe-inspiring aerial photos and Eugene Atget’s images of fin de siècle France to Walker Evans’ stirring photos and Nan Goldin’s poetic scenarios, each of the photographers featured here represents a vital aspect of photography’s evolution. The artists are presented in double-page spreads that include reproductions of their most important works, concise biographies, and informative sidebars. The result is a fascinating overview of the way photographers continue to push the limits of their genre, offering their audiences new ways of seeing and understanding our world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2017


$45.00
Wes Anderson : Tribute

ISBN: 9788416500574

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

Who would not want to live in a Wes Anderson movie? This is a tribute book to Wes Anderson and the universe he has created. It highlights his most prominent cha...


Who would not want to live in a Wes Anderson movie? This is a tribute book to Wes Anderson and the universe he has created. It highlights his most prominent characters such as Margot, Mr Fox, Sam & Suzy, Zero, Steve Zissou... his vintage trend, his nostalgic but not sad touch, his meticulously arranged sets and his obsession with symmetry. Twenty-two international artists unveil their most personal perspectives through one or several illustrations, expressing in a sentence what this wonderful, timeless and sympathetic filmmaker means to them.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2017


$49.99
Forever More: The New Tattoo

ISBN: 9783899559262

Author: Hannah Graves    Publisher: Gestalten

Modern-day passion, tangible tradition, and striking creativity: trace how tattooing continues to evolve in the follow up to Forever. From the fluidity of water...


Modern-day passion, tangible tradition, and striking creativity: trace how tattooing continues to evolve in the follow up to Forever. From the fluidity of watercolor to the meticulous nature of dotwork to the stunning detail of realism, the various styles of tattooing allow creativity to flourish. And whether inked in a clandestine spot or showcased visibly, every piece has its story. In Ukraine and Turkey, tattoos are political statements. Today, celebrated artists travel the world, organizing appointments exclusively via social media. Tattooing can be a way of life. Following the success of Forever: The New Tattoo, this volume further tracks the scene’s inventiveness and originality as tattoos emerge from subculture obscurity. Just as the needle infuses the skin with ink, the artists profiled here infuse life into current tattoo culture. Forever Now explores their unique stories and iconic work whilst creating a comprehensive narrative of this dynamic and enduring scene.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2017


$120.00
Fight Like a Girl : 50 Feminists Who Changed The World

ISBN: 9781786852045

Author: Laura Barcella    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Feminism is a hot topic. The battle for gender equality is being fought by everybody from politicians to indie social media campaigners, celebrities to school g...


Feminism is a hot topic. The battle for gender equality is being fought by everybody from politicians to indie social media campaigners, celebrities to school girls. But how did we get here and who paved the way for today’s badass women? Fight Like a Girl profiles 50 fearless women – both the historical icons and the unsung heroes – such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Frida Kahlo and Roxane Gay. Each extraordinary life story is accompanied by a stunning portrait, along with eye-opening sidebars on their hard-fought causes and iconic quotes. Be inspired by their stories, arm yourself with their knowledge, get active and FIGHT LIKE A GIRL.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


Tags: September 2017   History
$34.99
Bad News

ISBN: 9781849539296

Author: Richard Benson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘The away team were prevented from making a final strike due to a well-timed tickle’ Laugh out loud at this selection of the funniest faux pas, silliest sl...


‘The away team were prevented from making a final strike due to a well-timed tickle’ Laugh out loud at this selection of the funniest faux pas, silliest slips and most blatant bloopers that ever made it into print (and some that didn’t), from newspaper headlines to menus, and from small ads to social media. You’ll be checking everything you type after reading this!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


$22.99
You Know You're A Gardening Fanatic When

ISBN: 9781786850690

Author: Ben Fraser    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You know you’re a gardening fanatic when… … you favour your ride-on lawnmower over your Ferrari. … you think talking dirty means whispering the word ‘...


You know you’re a gardening fanatic when… … you favour your ride-on lawnmower over your Ferrari. … you think talking dirty means whispering the word ‘compost’. If this sounds all too familiar, read on to discover whether you’ve really gone to seed or you’re just one petal short of a flower!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


$19.99
You Know You're A Rugby Fanatic When...

ISBN: 9781786850683

Author: Steven Gauge    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You know you’re a rugby fanatic when… … your Facebook profile photo is a close-up of your latest injury. … you own more replica shirts than work ones. I...


You know you’re a rugby fanatic when… … your Facebook profile photo is a close-up of your latest injury. … you own more replica shirts than work ones. If this sounds all too familiar, read one to discover whether you’re truly obsessed with the odd-shaped ball or just one player short of a scrum!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


$19.99
Taste of Naples

ISBN: 9781504800655

Author: Arturo Iengo    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Always in the shadow of Vesuvius, Naples is a vibrant, passionate city with food to match. From antipasti to pastries, this collection of recipes showcases the ...


Always in the shadow of Vesuvius, Naples is a vibrant, passionate city with food to match. From antipasti to pastries, this collection of recipes showcases the best that Naples and the surrounding islands have to offer.Using the freshest ingredients, local chef Arturo Iengo presents the most delicious Campanian cuisine in 100 recipes that are perfect for both everyday meals and entertaining.Additional features on key ingredients, including buffalo mozzarella and olive oil, describe how they are produced and the part they play in Neapolitan dishes.With stunning photographs taken in and around Naples and insights into its specialities and customs, this book will give you an all-round taster of a captivating city.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 210 x 265 mm


$29.99
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