Schiffer Books (138)

TBF TBM Avenger

ISBN: 9780764359392

Author: David Doyle    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The Grumman-designed TBF Avenger was unquestionably the most successful torpedo bomber in the US fleet during WWII. Developed just prior to the US entry in WWII...


The Grumman-designed TBF Avenger was unquestionably the most successful torpedo bomber in the US fleet during WWII. Developed just prior to the US entry in WWII, the type made its combat debut at the Battle of Midway. Demand for the large carrier-borne aircraft, which could drop conventional bombs and depth charges in addition to torpedoes, soon outstripped Grumman's capacity. To supply the needed aircraft to the US Navy, the US Marines, and the Royal Navy, the Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors was contracted to build duplicate aircraft, which were designated TBM. With numerous adaptations, both the TBF and TBM continued to serve militaries well after WWII. Through carefully researched photos, many of which have never before been published and which are reproduced in remarkable clarity, the history and details of this iconic aircraft are revealed and put the reader in the skies with this historic aircraft.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 228 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2020


Tags: Coming Soon   April 2020   Military
$45.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
B29 Superfortress Vol 1

ISBN: 9780764359378

Author: David Doyle    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was not only the largest and most advanced US aircraft to see combat in World War II, it was also the most expensive weapons syste...


The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was not only the largest and most advanced US aircraft to see combat in World War II, it was also the most expensive weapons system of the war, even exceeding the cost of developing the atomic bomb-the weapon that ultimately would be delivered to Hiroshima and Nagasaki by a pair of B-29s in August 1945. Through a broad range of photos gathered from around the world, this book, the first of a two-volume series, chronicles the design, development, and World War II combat of the iconic Superfortress. The story of this historic aircraft is told through carefully researched photos, which are reproduced in remarkable clarity. Large, clear photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, unlock the secrets of this aircraft.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 228 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2020


Tags: Coming Soon   April 2020   Military
$45.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Birds in the Barnes Foundation

ISBN: 9780764359057

Author: Julie Steiner    Publisher: Schiffer Books

A playful room-by-room "bird-watching" guide to the Albert C. Barnes galleries. Rumor has it that Dr. Barnes put a bird in every room of his famed collection. B...


A playful room-by-room "bird-watching" guide to the Albert C. Barnes galleries. Rumor has it that Dr. Barnes put a bird in every room of his famed collection. But is this really true, and if so, why? The Barnes Foundation collection offers an astounding array of art, focusing on post-impressionist and early modern masters: Renoir, Cezanne, Picasso, and Matisse. However, interspersed among these notable greats is a different kind of collection that incorporates folk art, pottery, furniture, and ironwork from cultures around the world. The instructional collection is built around a philosophy of individual interpretation, and following the birds from one room to another offers you an accessible starting point for uncovering the educational methods Dr. Barnes used to encourage students to look at art. This lighthearted tour weaves art, history, and lessons on the collection into a delightful search for birds hiding in the gallery.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2020


$39.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Birds in the Barnes Foundation 1000 Piece Puzzle

ISBN: 9780764359071

Publisher: Schiffer Books

This 1,000-piece puzzle featuring beautiful images from the book Birds in the Barnes Foundation lets you re-create a dozen of the collection's works of art.


This 1,000-piece puzzle featuring beautiful images from the book Birds in the Barnes Foundation lets you re-create a dozen of the collection's works of art.


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 28-04-2020


$45.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
She's a Wildcat

ISBN: 9780764359101

Author: Candy Well    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Born of color and light in Long Beach, a protege of legendary lowbrow icon The PIZZ, Candy has struck a fever in the landscape of pop surrealism. Her damsels of...


Born of color and light in Long Beach, a protege of legendary lowbrow icon The PIZZ, Candy has struck a fever in the landscape of pop surrealism. Her damsels of the West, exotic tiki vixens, sultry hot-rod gals, and weirdo monsters have graced galleries, books, and magazines as far out as France, Italy, Germany, Japan, and Australia. Now, for the first time, Candy Weil's wild and wondrous works are collected and served up as the sexy, funny cartoon cocktail your eyes so desperately need. Over 200 color and black-and-white pieces, as well as sketches from various stages of her creative process, showcase Candy's unforgettable, eye-popping style and her growing fame in the lowbrow scene. Featuring a foreword by BigToe, this collection is a must-have for all lowbrow, vintage, and pop surrealism art lovers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 279 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 29-04-2020


$69.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Robbie Conal : Street Wise

ISBN: 9780764359088

Author: G James Daichendt    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The politically charged art of Robbie Conal is gnarled, gut retching, and emotionally laden. Featuring every image in Robbie Conal's storied poster campaigns, t...


The politically charged art of Robbie Conal is gnarled, gut retching, and emotionally laden. Featuring every image in Robbie Conal's storied poster campaigns, this is the definitive history of "America's foremost street artist" (Washington Post). A foreword by Shepard Fairey, American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, and activist, sets the scene. Conal's satirical posters of political figures are given richer context as his life story is insightfully joined with art criticism by expert Daichendt. Today honored by museums and arts organizations around the world, Conal hit high speed during the Reagan administration in 1986, when he began turning his grotesque portraits into street posters. We see Conal's life come together at a critical moment to attack issues of censorship, war, social injustice, and the environment.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 215 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 28-04-2020


$100.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
The Art for Joy's Sake Journal

ISBN: 9780764357671

Author: Kristy Rice    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Kristy Rice The beautiful pages of this workbook invite you to pick up your brush and grow. Kristy Rice’s joy-focused approach to watercolor art has won the h...


Kristy Rice The beautiful pages of this workbook invite you to pick up your brush and grow. Kristy Rice’s joy-focused approach to watercolor art has won the hearts of fans worldwide, and with this Artisan series journal, Rice offers ways for all levels of painters to make “art for joy’s sake” and simultaneously paint a personal keepsake or add beauty to your inspiration wall. Printed on high-quality textured art paper, the pages are easily frameable. Includes 10 new outlined designs allowing you to paint full-page-size artworks; the same works painted by Kristy herself, demonstrating palette choices and brushwork; “prompt” ideas to inspire your painting’s growth; pages with no-stress exercises for techniques; and inspirational artwork and quotations. Each item in the Artisan series is designed to offer a specially crafted watercolor discovery glowing with Kristy Rice’s creative touch.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 60


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2019


$55.00
A Colorful Tail - Finding Monet at Giverny

ISBN: 9780764357053

Author: Joan Waites    Publisher: Schiffer Books

A young red fox living in Monet's garden in Giverny, France, admires the collage of colors in the landscape that surrounds him. More than anything, he wants to ...


A young red fox living in Monet's garden in Giverny, France, admires the collage of colors in the landscape that surrounds him. More than anything, he wants to make the colors last as the seasons pass and the winter turns cold and bleak. Try as he might, his creations are blown away, flooded, and even eaten by a deer, until the sight of Monet at his easel and an unexpected encounter with a bumble bee show the gentle fox how he can make the colors last all year long. This brightly illustrated tale is a delightful introduction to Claude Monet.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 230 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2019


$36.00
The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived

ISBN: 9780764356902

Author: Daniel Errico    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Knights, dragons, and princesses are the things all good fairytales are made of, but what happens when the tale has an LGBTQ ending? Follow Cedric on his journe...


Knights, dragons, and princesses are the things all good fairytales are made of, but what happens when the tale has an LGBTQ ending? Follow Cedric on his journey from his days on a humble pumpkin farm to the adventures that lead him to become a full-fledged knight. Once a knight, discover how he uses his cleverness and courage to vanquish a fire-breathing dragon and rescue a beautiful prince and princess. It is only then does Sir Cedric face his most difficult challenge. Will he follow his heart, and prove that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is choose for yourself how your fairytale ends?


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2019


$38.99
Knifemaking For Beginners

ISBN: 9780764357343

Author: Stefan Steigerwald    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The best way to start in knifemaking is usually to make a fixed-blade knife, and this photo-rich guide with carefully detailed instructions offers a full tang k...


The best way to start in knifemaking is usually to make a fixed-blade knife, and this photo-rich guide with carefully detailed instructions offers a full tang knife and a hidden tang knife. Make each of these two projects by following the individual construction principles here, and learn all phases of the knifemaking process. A few simple tools and a suitable workplace are all you need; materials are inexpensive. In their decades of teaching, the authors have often heard “I've never worked with metal before” and offer quick ways to understand the basics. Enjoy clear answers to the questions they often hear from their beginning students, such as “Is the steel hard yet?” or "What kind of wood works best for the handle?" With this complete guide, there is nothing standing in the way of you starting your knifemaking hobby.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 28-04-2019


$55.00
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