New Releases (137)

What's My Name : Micaiah Carter

ISBN: 9783791389264

Author: Micaiah Cater    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Over the past decade Micaiah Carter has established himself as one of the most exciting and admired young photographers working in the field of portraiture and ...


Over the past decade Micaiah Carter has established himself as one of the most exciting and admired young photographers working in the field of portraiture and fashion. With a vision all his own, Carter's images are preternaturally sophisticated. His lighting is intentional but not attention-seeking, and his subjects always seem fully themselves, whether he's photographing a celebrity, a musician, or a family member. Micaiah's portraits are sincere, dignified representations of the sitters while staying true to his distinctive aesthetic. His stylized ideas and assiduous attention to color and light have culminated in a body of work that feels timeless and pertinent at the same time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2023


$120.00
Impressionism : Masters of Art

ISBN: 9783791389516

Author: Florian Heine    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Arguably the most important movement in the history of modern art, Impressionism changed the way audiences perceived painting. This elegant and portable book ov...


Arguably the most important movement in the history of modern art, Impressionism changed the way audiences perceived painting. This elegant and portable book overflows with images and information about the movement's leading figures, tracing its development as different artists took up the challenge of redefining light and space in two dimensions, revealing the role of recent scientific discoveries, the changing landscape of Paris, and how audiences reacted to this seismic shift. The work of Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, Caillebotte, Degas, Morisot, Seurat and others are given special attention, with generous, full-page illustrations of their masterpieces. Chronologically arranged, the book provides important biographical detail on the aritsts and describes historic events in the context of the latest scholarship. It also includes suggestions for further reading.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 17-05-2023


$29.99
Art Detective

ISBN: 9783791375694

Author: Doris Kutschbach    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This interactive puzzle book teaches young readers about great works of art by challenging them to spot the difference between the original and a cunning forgery.


This interactive puzzle book teaches young readers about great works of art by challenging them to spot the difference between the original and a cunning forgery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 07-11-2023


$26.99
Wheels

ISBN: 9783791375533

Author: Tom Schamp    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

From prehistoric carts to cars of tomorrow, this big, fun book takes a historic journey through a world where everything has wheels, from the Trojan horse to th...


From prehistoric carts to cars of tomorrow, this big, fun book takes a historic journey through a world where everything has wheels, from the Trojan horse to the Harley Davidson; from the stagecoach and the steam train to the Vespa and the Ferrari; from skateboards to electric scooters. Every spread of this deliriously entertaining and educational book is filled with Tom Schamp’s quirky and colorful art. His sly, subtle texts will make older readers smile. Younger readers will return again and again to these playfully crowded pages to discover what different countries’ emergency vehicles look like; to learn about buses of every imaginable dimension and weight; and to choose which bike they’d use to win a race. Each viewing will reveal charming new details that are as absurdly funny as they are educationally rewarding.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 46


Dimensions: 280 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2023


$59.99
An Atlas of Legendary Places

ISBN: 9783791375564

Author: Volker Mehnert    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Filled with the magic of myth, culture, natural beauty, and history, this introduction to eighteen of the world’s most fascinating places introduces young rea...


Filled with the magic of myth, culture, natural beauty, and history, this introduction to eighteen of the world’s most fascinating places introduces young readers to the ineffable qualities that make these locations so special. Stunning double-page spreads offer a deep dive into each site, with fascinating invaluable information and exciting perspectives. Readers will learn about the unique geology of Thingvellir National Park in Iceland and Namibia’s Brandberg Mountain; the legends behind Germany’s Lorelei rock and Greece’s Delphi; the diverse cultural histories of Timbuktu and Jerusalem; the architectural and natural splendor of Mount Taishan in China and Palenque in Mexico; and even the galactic marvels of the Milky Way. Discovering these places’ unique histories, physical characteristics, and cultural lore will inspire readers to learn more about each place, and encourage their interest in travel, geography, history, and the unexpected.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 272 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 17-10-2023


$59.99
By The Sea

ISBN: 9783791375557

Authors: Judith Homoki, Martin Haake    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Coasts have always been the starting point of discovery— whether by explorers searching for new lands or children sifting through the sand for beautiful shell...


Coasts have always been the starting point of discovery— whether by explorers searching for new lands or children sifting through the sand for beautiful shells. This trip around the world’s oceans provides hours of fun and learning in a series of highly detailed double-page spreads that look at every aspect of critical coastal habitats, including the ebb and flow of tides; life in a coastal settlement; artistic depictions of seashores; native animals and plants; the whaling industry; tourism; and climate change. The book also provides a Twenty-First-Century corrective to Western-centric narratives about exploration and colonialism. Interspersed throughout are meticulously detailed maps of the world’s largest oceans with historic events, figures and scientific facts highlighted. As fun as it is informative, this vibrant book takes readers on a trip around the globe that fosters a feeling of connection between their lives and the world’s coastlines.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 272 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2023


$59.99
Books And The People Who Make Them

ISBN: 9783791375496

Authors: Stephanie Vernet, Camille de Cussac    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

What’s missing from the world of children’s books? A book about how a book gets made! This behind-the-scenes exploration features colorful and quirky double...


What’s missing from the world of children’s books? A book about how a book gets made! This behind-the-scenes exploration features colorful and quirky double page spreads that depict every stage in the life of a book. Young readers will learn why an editor’s to-do list is so long; what’s important to a book designer; how a book gets sold to libraries and stores; and what a printing press looks like. They’ll discover jobs they might not have known about, including literary critics, librarians, and sales representatives. And they’ll learn about topics beyond publishing, such as fan fiction, ebooks and audiobooks, and book collecting. Most of all, they’ll realize how the book they are reading actually came to be made. Perfect for readers to peruse on their own or with their favorite grown up, this book is the first of its kind—a perfect complement to every young booklover’s library.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 223 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2023


$45.00
The Watch

ISBN: 9783791380117

Author: Alexander Barter    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This impeccably researched and lavishly illustrated book traces the evolution of the watch across the twentieth century. It charts the early rise of the wristwa...


This impeccably researched and lavishly illustrated book traces the evolution of the watch across the twentieth century. It charts the early rise of the wristwatch, shows how the cataclysmic events of the 1929 Wall Street Crash unexpectedly led to a golden age of watch production, and demonstrates how the electronic watch, which almost destroyed the traditional industry, led to a mechanical watch renaissance in the last part of the century. Each chapter focuses on a specific decade, opening with an introduction to the era’s stylistic and design highlights and then examines the development of specific genres of watches. Hundreds of color photographs include full-page close ups that reveal intricate details of form, texture, and design. Alexander Barter’s vast knowledge informs his gripping texts, which discuss the major achievements in watch technology and design. This book also includes vintage advertisements and other promotional materials, helping to give a sense of the eras in which they were created. The perfect gift for watch aficionados, this beautiful and informative volume presents the world’s finest watches with an elegance and depth befitting its subject.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 335


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 03-10-2023


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$100.00
Anime Through The Looking-Glass

ISBN: 9783791380148

Author: Nathalie Bittinger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A uniquely powerful form of artistic expression, anime has embraced complex and provocative ideas since its inception in the mid twentieth century. This dynamic...


A uniquely powerful form of artistic expression, anime has embraced complex and provocative ideas since its inception in the mid twentieth century. This dynamic and wide-ranging book explores eighty key themes of the genre, from wars to natural disasters, nature to ecology, childhood to magic, dystopias to fables. It looks at more than one hundred masterpieces of Japanese animation, including Akira, Ghost in the Shell, One Piece, Princess Mononoke, Grave of the Fireflies and Howl’s Moving Castle, to show how practitioners consistently balance tradition with modernity and how anime’s distinct style has influenced other forms of media such as video games, comic books and live-action films. Covering an enormous range of talent—from Isao Takahata, Katsuhiro Ôtomo, and Makoto Shinkai to Studio Ghibli and Mamoru Oshii—it demonstrates how anime makes room for limitless creativity. Unfettered by the physical constraints of nature’s laws, these artists realize our deepest emotions and our wildest dreams.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 220 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 03-10-2023


$89.99
Adventuress

ISBN: 9783791389202

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

In turn inspirational and extraordinary, these profiles in female courage, determination, and adventure are illustrated with breathtaking photography from some ...


In turn inspirational and extraordinary, these profiles in female courage, determination, and adventure are illustrated with breathtaking photography from some of the most intriguing corners of the world. The twenty women profiled in this collection are from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. One thing they all have in common is a deep desire for adventure. There’s Belén Castelló who left the comfort of a high-profile job to explore the world on her bike; Gina Johansen who skied solo across the Arctic Finnmarksvidda plateau; Alienor Le Gouvello who horse trekked over 3,300 miles across Australia; Cal Major who SUPed the length of the UK to raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution; and other women, who tell of how they listened to their own inner voice, bucked tradition, and gave it everything they had. Told in their own words, their fascinating stories are illustrated with jaw-dropping photographs of their adventures—on passes in the Swiss Alps; under the stars in Hawaii; through Iceland’s lava fields; deep in the Guyanese jungle; from Mexico’s underwater caves to the Sequoia forests of California. From the ocean’s deepest canyons to the earth’s highest peaks, these extraordinary women offer readers the inspiration and encouragement they need to pursue their dreams—whatever they are, wherever they may be.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2023


$120.00
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