Schiffer Books (120)

North American Aviation in the Jet Age

ISBN: 9780764358746

Author: John Fredrickson    Publisher: Schiffer Books

During the waning days of World War II, a frenzied race was underway in rubble-strewn Europe as US and Soviet forces sought to seize advanced German weapons tec...


During the waning days of World War II, a frenzied race was underway in rubble-strewn Europe as US and Soviet forces sought to seize advanced German weapons technology. Over the next quarter century the North American Aviation (NAA) would enhance these spoils of war into fearsome weapons in America’s arsenal. There’s the swept-wing F-86 Sabre jet fighter, which would go on to be the only Allied warplane to outmaneuver a Soviet MiG-15 over Korea. X-15 rocket planes carried humans to the boundaries of space, setting speed and altitude records that still hold today. The stories of these weapons and the engineers who nourished them is a fascinating look into postwar corporate history of the NAA and its impact on the United States’ aviation and space history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$100.00
German Superheavy Panzer Projects of World War II

ISBN: 9780764358654

Author: Michael Frohlich    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Tank design bureaus first became involved in the development of very heavy tanks after WWI. In addition to the militaries of Germany and England, the Soviet Uni...


Tank design bureaus first became involved in the development of very heavy tanks after WWI. In addition to the militaries of Germany and England, the Soviet Union was also fascinated by these monsters. Behind it was the concept of transferring the heavy armament of naval warfare to land warfare. These superheavy vehicles were to move across the land the way battleships moved on the sea, and were to be capable of simultaneously defeating enemy forces from any direction. In this follow-up to his highly regarded work on the Panzerkampfwagen “Maus,” Michael Fröhlich turns his attention to the other superheavy Wehrmacht designs, such as the Grille 17, the Löwe VK 7001, the Räumer S, the Mörser Bär, the E-100 (successor to the Maus), and the 1,100-ton Urling armored howitzer. Fröhlich comprehensively describes their development, technology, and testing, and the eventual fate of those vehicles that were built or only projected. Many rare and never-before-published photographs and drawings of the vehicles complement this unique work.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$79.99
ArchiTek

ISBN: 9780764358272

Author: Dominique Ehrhard    Publisher: Schiffer Books

An introduction to architectural creation, the 95 precut cardboard elements in this book can be combined in an infinite variety of ways to build all sorts of fa...


An introduction to architectural creation, the 95 precut cardboard elements in this book can be combined in an infinite variety of ways to build all sorts of fantastical structures. Follow the full-color idea diagrams to create more than 20 unique projects, then disassemble them and try something different. Developing direction-following skills and 3-D creativity, this kit allows young architects to both learn traditional design rules and break them. Alternate the color and black-and-white facade graphics to customize your creations—no glue or fasteners needed, just slot into place! The vibrant cutouts increase spatial visualization skills while giving future architects first-hand experience with color, form, and pattern.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 120 x 130 mm


Publication Date: 12-12-2019


$55.00
Wood : 5 Step Handicrafts for Kids

ISBN: 9780764358715

Author: Anna Llimos    Publisher: Schiffer Books

In just five simple steps, children can make a variety of whimsical objects such as race cars, a rabbit, a puzzle, and a marble run out of wood. Fourteen projec...


In just five simple steps, children can make a variety of whimsical objects such as race cars, a rabbit, a puzzle, and a marble run out of wood. Fourteen projects make clever use of commonly available materials and simple tools, turning clothespins, corkboard, and wooden blocks into lasting crafts and toys. Children five years and older will develop fine motor skills, feed their creativity, and be encouraged to find new uses for everyday objects.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 212 x 212 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$22.00
Plastic : 5 Step Handicrafts for Kids

ISBN: 9780764358708

Author: Anna Llimos    Publisher: Schiffer Books

In just five simple steps, children can make fun, memorable crafts out of plastic, including an octopus, a hairy bug, a puppet theater, and gifts for friends. F...


In just five simple steps, children can make fun, memorable crafts out of plastic, including an octopus, a hairy bug, a puppet theater, and gifts for friends. Fourteen projects make clever use of plastic items we find in our everyday lives, such as cups, plates, hair curlers, and drinking straws. Children five years and older will develop fine motor skills, feed their creativity, and be encouraged to find new uses for items we often see as disposable.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 212 x 212 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$22.00
Australia Modern

ISBN: 9780764358128

Author: Steve Huyton    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Australia has wildly differing topographies and climates, and its best residential architecture draws on those site conditions in inventive ways. This book illu...


Australia has wildly differing topographies and climates, and its best residential architecture draws on those site conditions in inventive ways. This book illustrates the strength of the country’s shift from British-influenced Georgian-style homes to more indigenous structures attuned to the land—a movement led by Australian architects such as Glenn Murcutt, Richard Leplastrier, and Gabriel Poole in the 1970s. Witness a range of new houses that grapple with the locales in which they are built. Up north, down south, and on the coast, from small and low-budget to multimillion-dollar dwellings, the focus is on the use of raw materials, energy efficiency, adaptable spaces, and embrace of the great outdoors for which the country is known. Drawings and interviews with the architects shed light on how they apply their intelligence and creativity to produce striking buildings that are uniquely Australian.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 262 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2019


$95.00
Artists Write to Work

ISBN: 9780764356490

Author: Kate Kramer    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Artists need to write, every day, to support their studio practice and careers. Working artists know this. Newly minted art graduates and emerging artists learn...


Artists need to write, every day, to support their studio practice and careers. Working artists know this. Newly minted art graduates and emerging artists learn this the hard wayausually when a gallerist asks for basic documents like an artist resume, biography, and statement to support an upcoming exhibition! Conversational and instructive, this practical primer helps artists learn the best writing and research strategies for the documents they must craft: letters, biographies, statements, proposals, applications, wall text, and more. Kate Kramer, lecturer in critical writing at the University of Pennsylvania, aligns writing strategies with art school curriculum (foundations, topics, capstones, professional development). This is the book every artist will turn to again and again. In addition to models, templates, worksheets, and sample analyses of calls for entry, it references readily available and public resources throughout. Ultimately, this primer brings writing process into practice so the art work can continue to thrive.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 140 x 190 mm


$39.99
The German MG34 and MG42 Machine Guns in World War II

ISBN: 9780764359361

Author: Luc Guillou    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The German MG (Maschinengewehr) 34, along with the later-war MG 42, was a recoil-operated, air-cooled machine gun and is considered the world's first general-pu...


The German MG (Maschinengewehr) 34, along with the later-war MG 42, was a recoil-operated, air-cooled machine gun and is considered the world's first general-purpose machine gun. Considered the most advanced machine gun in the world at the time, its ease of mobility and high rate of fire-900 rounds per minute-made it ideal both for infantry and antiaircraft use. First entering service during the Spanish Civil War in 1936, it remained in Wehrmacht service through the end of WWII in 1945, along with its updated model, the MG 42. This illustrated book presents the design, manufacturing, and development both of the MG 34 and MG 42, from its acceptance by the German military through production and combat use from 1936 to 1945. Includes close-up views of markings and other details, as well as a breakdown of the weapon. Accessories such as ammunition and gun mounts are featured throughout the book, as are rarely seen combat-related uniform and equipment items.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 228 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 28-04-2020


Tags: Coming Soon   April 2020   Military
$55.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
King of Boredom

ISBN: 9780764359743

Author: Ilaria Guarducci    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Ben is thin and pale, always bored, and never has any fun. His favorite color is gray, his favorite dish is plain pasta, and when he has spare time, he loves st...


Ben is thin and pale, always bored, and never has any fun. His favorite color is gray, his favorite dish is plain pasta, and when he has spare time, he loves staring into space. He gets bored no matter the season of the year, the weather, or the position. He is so good at being bored that one day he locks himself in his bedroom and decides to proclaim himself the Supreme King of Boredom: find out what happens when his subjects, his army, and even the queen arrive.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 203 x 266 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2020


$34.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
P51 Mustang Vol 2

ISBN: 9780764359385

Author: David Doyle    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Even today, almost eighty years after its first flight, the North American P-51 Mustang remains one of the most famous and recognizable aircraft in the world. N...


Even today, almost eighty years after its first flight, the North American P-51 Mustang remains one of the most famous and recognizable aircraft in the world. Nimble and fast, qualities that lead the Mustang to be used even today in air races, the aircraft was forged in battle. This, the second of two volumes on this iconic aircraft, explores the "bubbletop" versions that helped bring the war to the German and Japanese homelands. These Mustangs were widely used escorting Allied bombers deep into the enemy homeland. The story of this historic fighter is told through carefully researched archival photos, as well as photographs of preserved examples, illuminated through detailed captions, thereby illustrating not only the use of the late WWII Mustang, but also the details of its construction. Large, clear photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, put the reader on the airfield and in the sky with this historic aircraft.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 228 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Military
$45.00
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