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Gertie Sews Vintage CasualGertie Sews Vintage Casual is Gretchen Hirsch's follow-up to Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing. In the first book, Hirsch focused on dresses, skirts and eveningwear. But the mid-20th century was also an amazing time for sportswear think wide-legged trousers, playful beach rompers, 50s style shorts, casual dresses, fitted capri pants and casual jackets and coats. Gertie Sews Vintage Casual is organised like ...
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Magpies, Homebodies, and NomadsCirilia Rose is the epitome of the new knitwear designer young, educated, curious, and excited to share her passion for all ideas knit and purl. Her attitude toward curating her own collection of designs is informed as much by travel, cultural history, and tried-and-true sourcebooks as it is by modern media and technology. In Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads, Rose takes readers behind the scenes of her design ...
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Gertie's Ultimate Dress BookEvery vintage-obsessed sewist dreams of having a closet full of gorgeous dresses. The follow-up to the popular Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing and Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book is packed with all the information and patterns you could ever need to create a wardrobe filled with stunning vintage frocks. The book begins with all the essential techniques for dressmaking and includes ...
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Home BakedFood stylist and cook Yvette van Boven has offered delicious seasonal recipes in Home Made, Home Made Summer and Home Made Winter that highlight the fresh produce available throughout the year. In her much-anticipated follow-up, Home Baked, she celebrates the art of baking. Complete with her signature illustrations and scenic photographs of Amsterdam, Home Baked is a beautiful collection of Yvette's favorite ...
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Worn in New YorkThe boots a passenger had on when his plane landed on the Hudson River. The tank top Andy Warhol's assistant wore to one of their nightclub outings together. The jacket a taxi driver put on to feel safe as he worked the night shift. These and over sixty other clothing-inspired narratives make up Worn in New York, the latest volume from New York Times bestselling author Emily Spivack. In these first-person accounts, ...
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Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in StyleA Wanderful Life is a stylish look book and travelogue for the adventurous and bohemian at heart. Follow in the footsteps of fashion maven Andi Eaton as she travels the United States to discover some of America's most stylish destinations-and the fashionable dreamers and wanderers who live there. Nine intimate and exciting roadtrip routes (some by the sea, some in the desert, and some in the forest) will make ...
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You Can Knit ThatWhen knitting superstar Amy Herzog gets complimented on her hand-knit sweaters, the compliments are often followed by "but I could never knit that". Now, you can! You Can Knit That is a clear, simple reference book and pattern collection that gives knitters the sweater-making confidence they need. Whether you're knitting a sweater for the first time or seeking to expand your skills to knit sweaters in styles ...
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The New Old HouseThe New Old House presents 18 private historic homes, from North America to Europe, and traces the ingenious ways architects have revitalized and refreshed them for a new generation.
Most of the renovations occurred in the last decade, but all of the homes have origins reaching back into the past, in some cases hundreds of years. Projects and firms featured include Greenwich House, Allan Greenberg; Longbranch, ...
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TrashedEvery week we pile our rubbish out on the pavement. We go to work and when we return it's gone. Like magic! The reality is anything but, of course. Trashed, Derf Backderf's follow-up to the critically acclaimed, award-winning national bestseller My Friend Dahmer, is a working man's epic. An ode to the crap job of all crap jobs--but anyone who has ever been trapped in a soul-sucking gig can relate to this tale. ...
The World of Smurfs"The Smurfs" began as a comic strip in October 1958 in Belgium and quickly gained popularity, launching popular comic books and the classic figurines still sold today, but it wasn't until the NBC eighties cartoon that audiences everywhere fell in love with Papa Smurf and Smurfette. After years of re-runs the Smurfs are hitting the big screen. This summer Sony is releasing a life-action Smurf film starring Neil ...
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My Little Pony: The Art of EquestriaMy Little Pony: The Art of Equestria allows fans to experience, for the first time, a deeper exploration of the art and illustrations that comprise the enchanted land known as Equestria, as well as their favourite characters from the much loved television show, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. The show, which debuted in 2010, created a new wave of wildly obsessed My Little Pony fans, both young and old. ...
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The Forest Feast GatheringsErin Gleeson is known for her visually stunning, healthy recipes-dishes that are easy enough to prepare after a long day at work, yet impressive enough for a party. Her food has always been ideal for entertaining, but now Gleeson offers detailed guidance on hosting casual, yet thoughtful gatherings from start to finish-from the decor and cocktails to the ideal food pairings. In this new book, more than 100 fresh, ...
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Simple Fare: Fall and WinterThe second book in the seasonal cooking series by Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers, Simple Fare: Fall and Winter is a richly illustrated resource, focused on market-driven cooking. It consists of 65 elegant, streamlined recipes for classic dishes, including Roasted Carrots over Smoked Ricotta Toast; Turkish Poached Eggs and Yogurt; Black Rice Bowl with Hummus, Shishito Peppers, and Buttermilk Meyer Lemon Dressing; ...
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Sinatra: The PhotographsFew male stars in any medium have had an impact on our visual culture like Frank Sinatra, whose centennial falls on December 12, 2015. Of his generation, only John F. Kennedy comes to mind. Like many of the greatest singers, he possessed an aura of sexuality, vulnerability, intensity and charm, and all of these qualities came through in photographs. Beyond that, he had a style of manhood that defined an ideal ...
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Si Lewen's Parade: An Artist's OdysseyThe Parade is a timeless story told in a language that knows no country ? a wordless epic that, despite its muteness, is more powerful than the written or the spoken word. First published in 1957 in a limited edition, The Parade is a lost classic, newly discovered, remastered and presented by Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Maus. Reproduced in a unique accordion-fold format as a “procession ...
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The Crown Maple Guide to Maple SyrupAs the leading organic maple syrup on the market, Crown Maple produces top quality syrups. In fact, their syrups are so good that they’re not only carried by a host of gourmet food markets, but also used in the world’s best kitchens, including Nomad, Eleven Madison Ave, Bouchon, Lincoln and many more. The Crown Field Guide to Maple Syrup is the ultimate guide to maple syrup with 65 sweet and savory recipes, ...
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Lartigue: Life in ColorJacques Henri Lartigue (1894–1986) was the best-known “amateur” in the history of photography, famously discovered by the art world and given an exhibition at MoMA in New York when he was in his late sixties. He began by recording the pastimes and customs of his wealthy Parisian milieu, indulging his fascination with sports and aviation, and throughout his long life he was never without his camera. His friendships ...
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Japanese Stitches UnraveledJapanese stitch patterns are eye-catching and much sought after by devotees, but before now, they often seemed out of reach, whether locked behind Japanese-only instructions or tangled up in difficult-to-decipher illustrations. Japanese Stitches Unraveled offers 150 rare patterns inspired by these elusive and intricate Japanese stitch designs, along with fully illustrated charts, familiar symbols, and clear ...
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Exceptional TreehousesIn Exceptional Treehouses, author and treehouse builder Alain Laurens reveals 30 gorgeous treehouse structures, 25 of which are entirely new creations, all illustrated with Daniel Dufour’s beautiful watercolours as well as photographs by Jacques Delacroix, commissioned specially for this book. As in his first book, Treehouse Living, Laurens demonstrates his commitment to sustainable building and environmentalism ...
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Extreme EarthMichael Martin’s Extreme Earth represents an extraordinary achievement in exploration and photography. One of the world’s leading documentary photographers, Martin has devoted many years to this vast project, which surveys the four climate zones where extremes of temperature and drought prevail: the Arctic, the deserts of the northern hemisphere, the deserts of the southern hemisphere and the Antarctic. Over ...
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Escher on EscherPresents a selection of Escher's art and shares his comments on his work, symmetry, infinity, and paradox.
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Eat, Drink, And Be GorgeousHave your cosmopolitan and drink it, too. In "Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous", Esther Blum, a nutritionist at the famed Dr. Perricone, MD flagship store in Manhattan, outlines everything a girl needs to know to live it up yet maintain her youthful beauty. There are no diets, no gimmicks, just real solutions. It's all about balance. It is about indulging to satiate, not saturate. She provides pointers on how to ...
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Craft a Life You LoveIn Craft a Life You Love, readers will learn how to focus their creative energy and make things (and make things happen) by implementing small - yet powerful - changes in their everyday lives. In this memoir and hardworking handbook, creativity and craft maven Amy Tangerine, shows readers how to find their flow, maintain a positive mindset, and cultivate a rich and fulfilling life by focusing on what truly matters. ...
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Le PrintempsFor 150 years, the French department store Printemps has been synonymous with Parisian elegance, a symbol of fashion, beauty, and style. It has clothed generations of fashionable men and women in the latest trends from throughout the world.
Printemps is where everything associated with fashion is presented, sometimes created, and distributed – items from the famous Primavera studios, which have offered Art Deco ...
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Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny RamoneRaised in Queens, where he worked as a plumber while honing his guitar skills, Johnny Ramone eventually became a founding member of The Ramones, one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Often called the first punk rock outfit, their status is now legendary. But despite becoming an international star when he was alive, Johnny never really strayed from his blue-collar roots and attitude. His bouts of ...
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Aero: Beginning to NowIn celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the famed design studio, Aero covers the history and aesthetic of O'Briens landmark Soho/New York design studio and store. It is here at Aero that Thomas O'Brien formulated the warm modern look that brought him instant recognition in the early years of his career, leading to many of his acclaimed interiors. It is here, too, that as a young businessman OBrien planted ...
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Textiles and Dress of GujaratThe textiles and dress of Gujarat in northwestern India are acclaimed for their design and craftsmanship. The sophisticated weaves, dyeing techniques, intricate embroideries, vibrant motifs and embellished dress, and the communities to which many of these are unique, have all been the subjects of extensive documentation. Textiles and dress play a central role in the construction of a visual identity of Gujarat ...
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52 Small Changes for the MindSmall changes work. In this practical book, wellness expert Brett Blumenthal reveals how to hone in on the mind as the foundation of overall health and well-being. She presents one small, achievable change every week--from developing music appreciation to eating brain-boosting foods, practicing mono-tasking, incorporating play, and more. The accumulation of these lifestyle changes ultimately leads to improved ...
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Bunny Williams' Scrapbook for LivingUsing her incredible knowledge of design and decor, and drawing on her wealth of experience, Bunny Williams takes the reader through a home room by room, showing creative ways to organize and add personal touches--from rearranging furniture to cleaning out closets, from finding a place to store the toys and games to planning table settings, from having the right containers made for a quick flower arrangement ...
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The Oliver Stone ExperienceOliver Stone is one of the grand masters of American cinema. A multiple Academy Award–winning screenwriter and director (Midnight Express, Scarface, Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Snowden), he is as well known for his outspoken, controversial political beliefs as he is for his innovative films.Over the course of five years, Stone and author Matt Zoller Seitz discussed the arc of Stone’s life and work with ...
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Yoshitomo Nara. Nobody's FoolCreated in partnership with Asia Society Museum in conjunction with a major retrospective, this is the first comprehensive monograph on the work of art superstar Yoshitomo Nara. It assembles 20 years worth of paintings, sculptures, and drawings that map the evolution of one of the most influential and internationally renowned artists working today. The book and exhibition will draw connections between Nara’s ...
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The Art of Star Wars: The Last JediStar Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box-office records as one of the highest-grossing films of all time, and its eagerly awaited sequel, Star Wars: Episode VIII, is sure to do the same. Written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, The Brothers Bloom, Brick) and production designed by Rick Heinrichs (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Captain America: The First Avenger), this chapter, ...
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Love Cecil: A Journey with Cecil BeatonIn Love Cecil, Lisa Immordino Vreeland offers an evocative portrait of this talented whirlwind whose creative work was tied to his intense social life. Using photography, drawings, letters, and scrapbooks by Beaton and his contemporaries, along with excerpts from his sparkling diaries and other writings, Immordino Vreeland brings his spirit to life in a way that no previous book has been able to do. Immordino ...
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V&A Pattern: Owen Jones + CD (+ CD-ROM)Features the breadth of the Victorian designer`s work, from Owen Jones` passion for Islamic decoration to his seminal work, "The Grammar of Ornament", first published in 1856.
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C.F.A. Voysey: Arts & Crafts DesignerC.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941) was an architect-designer who advocated honest and thoughtful design, and championed high standards of craftsmanship applied only to the finest materials. The resulting objects - simple yet elegant, often enhanced by beautiful and symbolic decoration - were considered revolutionary in their time and continue to enchant audiences today. The first substantial monograph to be published ...
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Deco 1910-1939Art Deco - the style redolent of the flapper girl, the luxury ocean liner, Hollywood film and the skyscraper - came to epitomize the glamour, luxury and hedonism of the Jazz Age. It burst on to the world stage at the 1925 Exposition internationale des art decoratifs et industriels modernes in Paris, and quickly swept across the globe. Its influence was felt everywhere, from the skylines of New York and Shanghai ...
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Building the Japanese House TodayBuilt like a piece of fine furniture, the traditional Japanese house is universally admired for its clean lines, intricate joinery, and unparalleled woodworking. Focusing primarily on a new guesthouse in California, this elegant volume shows how a classic Japanese house can be built to offer the warmth and comfort that modern homemakers require.
Len Brackett, rigorously trained as a temple carpenter in Kyoto, ...
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Classic Greek Masterpeices of SculptureGreek sculpture was among the first art to communicate human emotions and to offer a more realistic portrait of the individual. By working in new materials and posing the body naturally, Greek sculptors established the foundation of a whole new art form. Classic Greek Masterpieces of Sculpture features more than 60 of these magnificent and influential works that range in form, historical period, and subject. ...
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Norah Gaughan's Knitted Cable Sourcebook. A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting with Cables and Designing Your OwnThis guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction ...
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Impact: 50 Years of the CFDAIMPACT is the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, exploring the influence of the careers of America’s most influential designers over the last five decades. Anchored by Patricia Mears’s illuminating essay on the history of the CFDA, this book incorporates over 300 personal Impact statements from the most important names in American fashion, including Marc Jacobs, ...
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Drawing Is Magic: Discovering Yourself in a SketchbookA sketchbook is an essential tool for the growth of any aspiring artist, but its blank pages can be daunting to even the most motivated. Obsessed with perfection, many wind up treating their sketchbooks more like portfolios than playgrounds. In Drawing Is Magic, author John Hendrix teaches aspiring and advanced artists to find their unique visual voices and become creative daredevils. Through his freeing, offbeat ...
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Capture Your StyleFrom Instagram star Aimee Song, creator of the popular fashion blog Song of Style, comes the very first how-to Instagram guide, breaking down the essentials to taking gorgeous photos and building your brand and following.
With over three million Instagram fans, Aimee Song knows a thing or two about taking the perfect Instagram photo. And Instagram is so much more than a platform for pretty pictures. It’s the ...
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Mr. Ken Fulk's Magical WorldWorking out of The Magic Factory, a 15,000- square-foot think tank in San Francisco, Ken Fulk specializes in interior design, special events, and architecture. Whether he is creating fantastic homes, throwing the opening party of a museum show, or planning large-scale events (like the famous wedding of Facebook’s Sean Parker in a redwood forest), Fulk’s work is always remarkable and stylish and sometimes over ...
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How to Wear MakeupFrom applying a sultry smoky cat-eye to a flawless red lip, How to Wear Makeup is an essential guide to perfecting any beauty routine. Here is advice on the best products to include in a makeup bag, tips for seasonal skincare, and the best techniques for transitioning looks from day to night—a must-have for anyone seeking fresh and simple ways to wear makeup.
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The Designer's Dictionary of ColourThe Designer’s Dictionary of Color provides an in-depth look at 30 colors key to art and graphic design. Organized by spectrum, in color-by-color sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing color range and palette variations. Chapters detail each color’s creative history and cultural associations, with examples of color use that extend from the artistic to the utilitarian—whether ...
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Chef's Library: Favorite Cookbooks from the World's Great KitchensAll chefs love and cherish cookbooks, and increasingly, cookbooks have become treasured manuals of the trade as well as beautiful art objects. The Chef’s Library is the world’s first attempt to bring together in a single volume a comprehensive collection of cookbooks that are highly rated and actually used by more than 70 renowned chefs around the world. Readers will discover the books that have galvanized acclaimed ...
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Men and StyleMen and Style reaches beyond standard “what to wear” advice: It is equal parts style guide and intriguing conversation about the masculine identity within the world of fashion. David Coggins explores the history of men’s style and learns from some of the most notable tastemakers in the industry and beyond. Its essays and interviews discuss the lessons men learned from their fathers, the mistakes they made as ...
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Face Paint: The Story of MakeupMakeup, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices. In Face Paint, Lisa Eldridge reveals the entire history of the art form, from Egyptian and Classical times up through the Victorian age and golden era of Hollywood, and also surveys the cutting-edge makeup science of today and tomorrow. ...
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Avedon's France. Old World, New LookExploring Richard Avedon s fascination with France, Avedon s France brings together a collection of spectacular photographs; selected interviews, letters, publications, and writings (including new material from the Avedon Foundation archives); and substantive essays by the authors. In addition to five portfolios of French sitters spanning a lifetime of portraiture, it looks at Avedon s apprenticeship to his ...
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Yves Saint Laurent. The Scandal Collection, 1971On January 21, 1971, couturier Yves Saint Laurent presented his Spring-Summer haute couture collection. Inspired by the garments of the war years, the collection included short dresses, platform shoes, square shoulders, and exaggerated makeup. The show caused an outrage among the public, the critics, and the press alike, earning it the title of Paris s ugliest collection. Nevertheless, the haute couture designs ...
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The Diary of Frida KahloThe intimate life of artist Frida Kahlo is wonderfully revealed in the illustrated journal she kept during her last 10 years. This passionate and at times surprising record contains the artist's thoughts, poems, and dreams; many reflecting her stormy relationship with her husband, artist Diego Rivera, along with 70 mesmerising watercolour illustrations. The text entries in brightly coloured inks make the journal ...
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New York Air. The View from AboveShooting in all seasons and from dawn to dusk, Steinmetz captures the thrilling complexity and romance of 21st-century New York, with its new skyline and waterfront landscape, dazzling contemporary architecture and historic buildings—along with parks and streets and rooftops used for every possible purpose, and the massive infrastructure that keeps it all going. Included are such iconic places as Central Park ...
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The Art of Rube GoldbergRube Goldberg was a cartoonist, humorist, sculptor, author, engineer and inventor, and in a 72-year career he illustrated a staggering, record number of cartoons - 50,000. Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) was the most famous cartoonist and humorist of his time, possibly of all time. He worked in just about every medium, starting out as a vaudeville entertainer, hosting his own radio show, his own television program, ...
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Edible SelbyPhotographer and illustrator Todd Selby is back with a new project ready to sate our insatiable hunger for books about food. Focusing his lens on the culinary world, Selby takes us on a whirlwind tour of the kitchens, gardens, homes, restaurants and workspaces of over forty of the most creative and dynamic food and drink purveyors working today. We'll travel into the woodlands outside San Francisco as the Selby ...
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The Wes Anderson Collection. Bad Dads. Art Inspired by the Films of Wes AndersonThe third volume in the New York Times bestselling Wes Anderson Collection series showcases the best artwork from “Bad Dads”, an annual exhibition of art inspired by the films of Wes Anderson.
Curated by Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, “Bad Dads” has continued to grow and progress as a dynamic group exhibition since its inaugural show in 2011, and has featured work from more than 400 artists from around ...
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Inge Morath. On StyleWitty, playful, and effortlessly chic, Inge Morath: On Style reveals the vital forms of fashion and self-expression that blossomed into existence in England, France, and the United States in the postwar decades. The book follows the photojournalist Inge Morath (1923–2002) through intimate sessions with Ingrid Bergman and Audrey Hepburn; scenes of window-shopping on Fifth Avenue; American girls discovering Paris; ...
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Slim Aarons. WomenSlim Aarons: Women explores the central subject of Slim Aarons’s career the extraordinary women from the upper echelons of high society, the arts, fashion, and Hollywood. The book presents the women who most influenced Aarons’s life and work and the other remarkable personalities he photographed along the way, including Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Diana Vreeland, and Marilyn Monroe, all featured in unforgettable ...
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Richard Avedon and Andy WarholArtists Richard Avedon (1923-2004) and Andy Warhol (1928-1987) came to prominence in a time of profound change around the world. Amid that political and social upheaval, both men became renowned for making portraits - but with different objectives. Avedon brought the personality of the sitter to the forefront, revealing his subjects' inner selves. Every image, though created in an easily reproduced medium - ...
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Inside Haute Couture. Behind the Scenes at the Paris AteliersFrom Maison Chanel on rue Cambon to Jean Paul Gaultier on rue Saint-Martin, the history of French fashion is often closely tied to those of Parisian addresses. With exclusive photographs by Guillaume de Laubier and text by Desiree Sadek, Inside Haute Couture offers a private tour of 10 meccas of French fashion. From the splendor of VIP reception rooms to the privacy of sewing ateliers, the daily lives of the ...
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Vans. Off the WallA celebration, chronicle, and must-have for Vans sneakers fans, Vans: Off the Wall offers vivid photography and the compelling story of a casual canvas shoe and a DIY spirit that helped turn pop culture inside out. This updated edition, published to coincide with the brand s 50th anniversary, brings to life the Vans community of boarders, bikers, artists, musicians, and street culture, and the iconic shoes its ...
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Bruno Moinard. From Line to LightBruno Moinard (b. 1956) is one of the leading interior architects working today. Based in Paris, his work can be seen in the Cartier stores in New York, Paris, and Milan; the Chateau Latour vineyard in Pauillac; Veuve Clicquot s Hotel du Marc in Reims; boutique hotels such as the Chengdu in China and the Plaza Athenee in Paris, and the Grill at the Dorchester in London. Moinard has also stamped his signature ...
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The Scent of a Dream. Travels in the World of CoffeeIn this remarkable visual survey, internationally acclaimed photographer SebastiAo Salgado documents traditional methods of sustainable coffee farming across the globe, revealing rituals deeply steeped in history and pride. The book spans nearly a decade of research into the hidden world of coffee, highlighting relationships characterized by respect, fair exchange, and a shared understanding that ever-improving ...
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Frida Kahlo. The Gisele Freund PhotographsIn 1950, photographer Gisele Freund embarked on a two-week trip to Mexico, but she wouldn't leave until two years later. There she met the legendary couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Welcomed into their home, she immersed herself in their private lives and the cultural and artistic diversity of the country, taking hundreds of photographs. These powerful photographs, among the last taken before Kahlo's death, ...
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London Society Fashion 1905 - 1925. The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank'The V&A is an invaluable resource for costume designers. I was fortunate to be able to look at some of the clothes in the Heather Firbank collection when I was researching for the first series of Downton Abbey - these were fine examples and particularly relevant.' Susannah Buxton, EMMY award-winning costume designer for Downton Abbey (Series 1 & 2) Over 80 years ago, Heather Firbank packed away her extensive ...
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From Russia with Doubt. The Quest to Authenticate 181 Would-be Masterpieces of the Russian Avant-GardeIn 2010 the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver director Adam Lerner did something unheard of in the museum world: he mounted a large exhibition of paintings without first knowing whether they were real or fakes. Painted in the Suprematist and Constructivist style of early twentieth-century Russian avant-garde masters, the 181 canvases had been acquired by amateur collectors Ron and Roger Pollard from a mysterious ...
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George Bellows. Painter with a Punch!No punches are pulled in this fascinating biography that covers the life and work of the prolific artist George Bellows. Having spent most of his adult life in New York City, Bellows left behind an extraordinary body of work that captures life in this dynamic city: bustling street scenes, ringside views of boxing matches, and boys diving and swimming in the East River. Art reproductions and photographs from ...
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Golden Horse. The Legendary Akhal-TekeHailing from Central Asia, the Akhal Teke is a horse breed known for its speed, intelligence and shimmering metallic coat. Prized for its athleticism and endurance, the Akhal Teke was the mount of warriors, from Alexander the Great to Ghengis Khan. Legend describes how a young nomad captured a magical stallion the colour of liquid fire, which he rode to the stars and back to earth. A direct descendant of the ...
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Elle Decor. The Height of StyleElle Decor is fashion for the home. For twenty-five years, it has inspired sophisticated tastemakers with its chic and of-the-moment mix of style, culture and design. Elle Decor: The Height of Style showcases 100 stunning rooms that have been hand-picked by Elle Decor's editors from the magazine's extensive archives. These are distinctive spaces that have stood the test of time, each room packed with lessons ...
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The Simpsons Family HistoryIn 2014, The Simpsons will have been on the air for 25 years. It is the longest running American sitcom, the longest running animated series and the longest running primetime, scripted television series. In any list of the world's leading families, the Simpsons would stand out. The Simpson family is often described as being dysfunctional, but it would be more accurate to say that in their quarter century of ...
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Babar's Celesteville GamesBabar's children have all grown up. He and Celeste take them to the Celesteville Games. All the best animal athletes will be there to compete. Babar's daughter Flora falls in love with a young athlete, Corriander, from the country of Mirza. They decide to marry and all of Celesteville is invited.
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Valentin YudashkinDesigner Valentin Yudashkin (b. 1963) has brought a contemporary Russian aesthetic to modern fashion. Yudashkin, the only Russian designer honored with membership in the exclusive Syndicate of High Fashion in Paris, showed his first collection in Paris in 1991. Today he creates both luxurious haute couture and ready-to-wear lines, and his fashions are in the Louvre, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the California ...
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Star Wars. Punch Out and Play!Star Wars: Punch Out and Play features iconic photos of your favorite Star Wars characters along with famous quotations from the films, but the fun doesn't end there: you can 'punch out and play' with each character to create twelve paper dolls. Decorate your home, office, or anyplace in need of some intergalactic inspiration and transport yourself to a galaxy far, far away.
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The Lost Christmas GiftSeventy years after his father left to be a mapmaker for the war in Europe, Emerson Johansson received a package that had been lost in the mail for decades. The parcel contained a most extraordinary gift: an exquisite book Johansson's father lovingly made by hand, detailing an unforgettable adventure they shared together just months before his departure. With maps, drawings, watercolors and photographs, this ...
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Terry John Woods' Farmhouse ModernIn New Farmhouse Style talented designer Terry John Woods and photographer Kindra Clineff introduced us to their beautiful world of rustic farmhouse style by displaying Woods' own centuries old farmhouse in Vermont. Now in Farmhouse Modern, Woods takes his design sensibility even further by profiling homes in the northeast that are putting a new spin on vintage farmhouse design. Farmhouse Modern will feature ...
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Mannahatta. A Natural History of New York CitySanderson and Boyer invite you to imagine what Manhattan would have looked like to its early explorers; before the skyscrapers, before the crowded sidewalks and the busy intersections of avenues and streets. On the pages of Mannahatta, Sanderson and Boyer take readers on a journey of imagination by geographically matching, or georeferencing, a historical British Headquarts map with a map of modern Manhattan. ...
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Magni ModernismJames Magni's highly sophisticated, modern home design is highly sought after the world over and showcased here for the first time. Magni Modernism displays the designer's sensibilities through 14 private residences found in such diverse locales as Beverly Hills, Mexico City, Jackson Hole, Aspen, and Moscow. With elegant restraint, Magni's interiors complement the architecture of these magnificent homes, reflecting ...
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Crafting ModernismCrafting Modernism: Mid-century American Art and Design will provide an in-depth examination of the American studio craft movement in general, with detailed analyses of all of the major mediums (clay, wood, fibre, metal, jewellery, and glass) favoured by the greatest craftsmen of the period. Both an exhibition catalogue and an historical reference, Crafting Modernism explores the origins of the studio craft ...
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Kate Spade New YorkWithin the four walls of Kate Spade New York, personal style is applauded and cultural curiosity is encouraged. Long before the days of pinboards and social sharing, the brand's in-house creative team began amassing a collection of things we love: a crayon ring, a cocktail doodle, a particularly dreamy photograph. People began visiting and chiming in with suggestions. Now, the things we love have come to life ...
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New York in ColorColour is where it's all happening in photography today, and New York City is colour photography's greatest subject. New York in Colour presents the best colour photography of New York over the last century and celebrates one of the world's most visually vibrant cities. From such iconic landmarks as Times Square, Central Park, and Coney Island to neighbourhoods and locales unknown even to many New Yorkers, colour ...
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Frenemies: Cats, Dogs, and Lessons in Getting AlongRelationships arent always easy. But if cats and dogs can make them work, so can the rest of us. In Frenemies, the new book by creative partners Kim Levin and Christine Montaquila, we get an inside look at how our furry domestic friends manage to coexist on the same planeteven in the same houseand to live happily ever after. Only count your own calories. Learn the twelve steps of shutting up. Remember their ...
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Dogplay: The Canine Guide to Being HappyFrom the writer and photographer who brought us the bestselling Cattitude series, here comes a uniquely canine perspective on living the good life. Through charming photographs and clever aphorisms, Dogplay: The Canine Guide to Being Happy takes a light-hearted look at how our four-legged friends embrace the everyday and maintain their eternal optimism. Whether it's advice about enjoying food (tap into the mind/body/snack ...
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Terry John Woods' Summer HouseSummer House captures the feeling that summer evokes with memories that last beyond the season itself. In this book, author of STC's successful New Farmhouse Style, Terry John Woods explores the freedom of creating comfortable spaces meant solely for relaxing and entertaining. A summer house, cottage, or cabin is not encumbered with the necessities of year-round living. It is instead able to flourish with the ...
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Love Looks Not with the Eyes: Thirteen Years with Lee Alexander McQueenLee Alexander McQueen (1969-2010), whose design combined visionary aesthetics, emotional power, and extraordinary craft, was known for staging provocative shows that were as much performances as venues to display his couture creations. Charged with energy, informed by history and culture, and filled with fresh concepts, McQueen's shows have become legends not only of fashion but also of art. Anne Deniau was ...
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New York from the AirFrom the street, New York is a bustling, familiar world. Seen from the air, it's an exotic, uncluttered, beautiful place. From vantage points that few people ever attain, world-renowned aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand has created a lush, romantic tribute to one of the most thrilling cities in history. He reveals the power and beauty of Manhattan's amazing skyscrapers, the bucolic joys of Central Park, ...
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Caternal Instincts: The Feline Guide to Mastering MotherhoodChristine Montaquila and Kim Levin’s feline role models are back—and hitting a new milestone in their nine lives. In Cattitude, Montaquila and Levin’s first cat-inspired book, their feline divas gave us girls the skinny on how to live large. In Catrimony, they continued their pseudo advice column with the 411 on relationships and marriage. And now, with Caternal Instincts, these savvy cats give us a few tips ...
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Женщина в зеркале (на английском языке)Richard Avedon redefined portrait and fashion photography in the 20th century. In the 1940s Avedon burst onto the fashion scene, infusing his photographs with touches of realism and the fantastic. His images were among the first to replace the stiff poses of the past with energetic action scenes that commanded the pages of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue magazines from the mid - '40s through the 1980s. He took his ...
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Richard Avedon: Performance"We all perform. It's what we do for each other all the time, deliberately or unintentionally. It's a way of telling about ourselves in the hope of being recognized as what we'd like to be."
--Richard Avedon, 1974
The preeminent stars and artists of the performing arts from the second half of the 20th century offered their greatest gifts—and, sometimes, their inner lives—to Richard Avedon. More than 200 are ...
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Rauschenberg: Art and LifeA revised edition of a retrospective on the Venice Biennale grand prize-winning artist incorporates the last ten years of his career including his retrospective exhibition at the Guggenheim in 1997, in a lavishly illustrated portrait that traces his early years, the creation of his famous combines, his work with new technologies, and the establishm
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RAW: Pervasive Creativity in AsiaRAW examines in detail how Asian creativity translates into commercial sense. We are shown, through sumptuous photography and incisive text, how creativity in Asia is borne out of adversity, opportunism, humour, competition and social networks.
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Star Wars: VisionsStar Wars Visions collects a wealth of art - hand-picked by George Lucas - produced by a variety of artists, illustrators, designers and cartoonists, working across all genres and styles to celebrate their favourite characters, themes, worlds and moments from the Star Wars Universe. The full list of contributors is to be released incrimentally over the 6 months leading up to publication, with sneak previews, on starwars.com.
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BeerA selection of approximately 500 of the best images from a 1,500+ antique beer can collection. The bulk of these are cans from the United States, though there are some UK and foreign beers in the mix, as well. Funny, nostalgic, and aesthetically fascinating, this is a time capsule that sheds light on beer drinking through the ages. Design, can shape, and marketing angles differ across decades, states, and countries, ...
Tall TalesTall Tales was an innovative newspaper strip syndicated internationally by the New York Herald Tribune from 1957-1963. Whereas newspaper strips are square single-panel or multiple-panel horizontal gag cartoons, Jaffee, known for the Fold-In in MAD Magazine , once again altered the format of his work to create a vertical strip - the first, and last, in newspaper history. Tall Tales contains the best 120 wordless ...
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Open Studios with Lotta JansdotterInternationally acclaimed designer Lotta Jansdotter tours the private studios of twenty-four of her favorite artists in Stockholm, Tokyo, and New York City and reveals how they design their space and find inspiration. Each profile features gorgeous colour photographs and fascinating interviews with the artists themselves.
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Pop Touched Me: The Art of Rob PruittPop Touched Me: The Art of Rob Pruitt charts the highs and lows of art star Rob Pruitt's career - how he courted controversy as he rose to fame in the early 90s alongside his then-partner Jack Early and later secured his own place in the art world with shows including Cocaine Buffet, 101 Art Ideas You Can Do Yourself and Pandas and Bamboo. As one of today's most provocative artists, Pruitt's work has attracted ...
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Faces from the LandFrom Seattle to New Jersey, crossing through the South and Midwest, the drum of the powwow calls dancers of many stripes. By day they may be construction workers, computer operators, students, or blackjack dealers, but on weekends the ageless rhythms bring them together to celebrate a culture both ancient and modern. Travelling to over 30 cities every year, the photographer Ben Marra sets up a makeshift studio ...
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Beth Levine Shoes"Beth Levine Shoes" is a showcase of gorgeous, full-color photographs of Beth Levine's groundbreaking shoe design and the story of this pioneering woman who went from Long Island farm girl to shoemaker for stars such as Nancy Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Barbra Streisand. Although she was a truly visionary designer, Levine's shoes were sold under her husband's name because female shoe designers were unheard ...
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