April 2017 (38)

Bloody April 1917

ISBN: 9781910690413

Authors: Norman L.R. Franks, Russell Guest, Frank Bailey    Publisher: Grub Street

Even those people who know little of WWI's air war will have heard of Bloody April. After more than eighteen months of deadly stalemate on the Western Front, by...


Even those people who know little of WWI's air war will have heard of Bloody April. After more than eighteen months of deadly stalemate on the Western Front, by April 1917 the British and French were again about to launch yet another land offensive, this time on the Arras Front.This would be the first opportunity to launch a major offensive since the winter and would require enormous support from the Royal Flying Corps and French Air Force in, hopefully, improved weather. However, the air offensive was to be countered fiercely by the new German Jagstaffeln - Jastas - that had been the brainchild of Oswald Boelcke in 1916. By the spring of 1917, the first Jasta pilots, with new improved fighters - the nimble Albatros DIIIs - were just itching to get to grips with their opponents over the Western Front. What followed was a near massacre of British and French aircraft and crews, which made April the worst month for flying casualties the war had yet seen. Here is a day-by-day, blow-by-blow account of these losses, profusely illustrated with original photographs and expertly told.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


Tags: April 2017   Military
$45.00
An Odyssey in Steam

ISBN: 9781846892523

Author: David Bell    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

An Odyssey in Steam, David C Bell’s fifth book, is a product of two of his passions – paintings and steam engines. This work goes back many years with the a...


An Odyssey in Steam, David C Bell’s fifth book, is a product of two of his passions – paintings and steam engines. This work goes back many years with the author painting these engineering masterpieces. It is a unique look at the railway industry during the steam age – featuring the numerous engines from The National Railway Museum of York collection, the Flying Scotsman, NYMR, Carr Loco Doncaster and many more. This odyssey has been illustrated and annotated by the author to produce a book that will be coveted by any railway enthusiast. It is not only fascinating to read but a stunning marriage of words and pictures. *Beautifully illustrated and annotated by David C Bell, a railway and maritime artist of note *A unique history on the steam age from 'Rocket' to 'Mallard' *With an introduction from Ross Morell *Presents numerous engines from the resident collection at The National Railway Museum of York *Features the Flying Scotsman, NYMR, coronations, Carr Loco Doncaster and any more


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112.00


Dimensions: 300 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2017


$69.99
13 Art Materials Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791372600

Author: Narcisa Marchioro    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This fun and educational journey through art history shows young readers how the materials artists use in their work have evolved over the centuries, around the...


This fun and educational journey through art history shows young readers how the materials artists use in their work have evolved over the centuries, around the world. The earliest artists wielded bones, pieces of ivory, and wooden sticks to create works that tell us much about how ancient civilizations lived and thought. Today artists are using found objects to make elaborate pieces that are equally revealing. Aimed at young readers, this fascinating book focuses on 13 kinds of artistic materials to trace the development of artistic expression throughout history. Illustrated spreads explore how precious metals and gems were used by ancient Egyptian artisans and how Greek sculptors created beautiful vessels out of clay. It reveals the importance of cast metals to the Romans, and glass to the builders of Gothic cathedrals and Byzantine mosaics. The book also shows how the same materials were used by artists centuries apart: paper as parchment for illuminated manuscripts but also for artist books. Chapters explore the intriguing histories of paint and drawing, ranging from ground pigment to acrylic and from charcoal sticks to pen and ink. Along the way readers will become familiar with celebrated and lesser-known works of art and the people who created them. Informative and entertaining, this latest addition to the 13 Children Should Know series for children reveals how resourcefulness and ingenuity are the artist’s most precious tools.


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 03-04-2017


$32.00
13 Artists Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791341736

Author: Angela Wenzel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Whether it's Leonardo da Vinci's mysterious Mona Lisa, Vermeer's vibrant depictions of light, Van Gogh's mesmerizing brush strokes, or Matisse's playful cutouts...


Whether it's Leonardo da Vinci's mysterious Mona Lisa, Vermeer's vibrant depictions of light, Van Gogh's mesmerizing brush strokes, or Matisse's playful cutouts, the art featured here is introduced in a format and style that will appeal to children. The book proceeds chronologically, accompanied by a timeline to offer helpful historical context. Each artist's entry includes a concise biography, beautiful reproductions of major works, and lively texts that speak directly to young readers. Games, quizzes and other activities help readers learn about the significant contributions of each artist in a way that is both fun and inspiring. Additional information about museums, suggestions for further reading, and online resources will satisfy the most curious minds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 282 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2009


$32.00
13 Photos Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791370477

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Some of the world's most renowned pictures are also the most exciting to view and discuss. From Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon to the fall of the Berl...


Some of the world's most renowned pictures are also the most exciting to view and discuss. From Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon to the fall of the Berlin Wall; Lindbergh's historic landing in Paris to Nelson Mandela's release from prison; portraits of Albert Einstein, Princess Diana and the Beatles; the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics and the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico-these and other history-making photographs are presented in double-page spreads that offer stunning reproductions of the images themselves, helpful background information on the events and people they portray, and perspectives on the circumstances that inspired them. Paging through these photographs, children will learn not only about people and events that changed the world, but how photographs preserve and help us understand these important moments.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 284 mm


$32.00
13 Paintings Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791343235

Author: Angela Wenzel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

People of all ages are fascinated by Mona Lisa's beguiling smile, Van Gogh's hypnotic night sky, and Frida Kahlo's depiction of herself with a monkey. These pai...


People of all ages are fascinated by Mona Lisa's beguiling smile, Van Gogh's hypnotic night sky, and Frida Kahlo's depiction of herself with a monkey. These paints and ten others are featured in the book in large reproductions with accompanying details. The readable text offers biographical information about each artist and important facts about the painting's technical and historical aspects. Games, quizzes, and colouring exercises provide additional opportunities for young readers to interact with the artworks, while a timeline throughout the book allows for easy historical orientation. Readers will return again and again to these works, which provide continued opportunities for contemplation and discovery.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 24-10-2009


$32.00
13 Sculptures Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791370101

Author: Angela Wenzel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A winged, headless goddess from the third century; a gigantic tube of toothpaste; a tribal mask; a Buddha of solid gold - these are some of the creations featur...


A winged, headless goddess from the third century; a gigantic tube of toothpaste; a tribal mask; a Buddha of solid gold - these are some of the creations featured in this book of sculptures that children will be able to learn from whilst having fun. Children naturally respond to shape, size, texture and colour, and will hugely enjoy this close look at thirteen of the world's most fascinating sculptures, including works by Michelangelo, Rodin, Giacometti, and Bourgeois. Shaped from wood, stone, metal and plastic, these artworks tell us much about the culture in which they were created. Each page is filled with colourful photographs and accessible information about the work, the artist who created it and the world in which it was made. Various games and puzzles enhance this introduction to three-dimensional masterpieces, which is certain to whet its young readers' appetites for more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2010


$32.00
13 Architects Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791371849

Author: Florian Heine    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Buildings of every shape and size and from all corners of the world, populate this colourful and beautifully produced book that introduces children to history's...


Buildings of every shape and size and from all corners of the world, populate this colourful and beautifully produced book that introduces children to history's most iconic architectural feats and the people behind them. In lively illustrated spreads, young readers will learn how Christopher Wren reconstructed an 11th-century cathedral after London's great fire of 1666 to become the St Paul's Cathedral that we know today and how its dome survived the Blitz. They will find out how Thomas Jefferson, in building his plantation, Monticello, created a new architecture for a new nation. They will be introduced to the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Zaha Hadid and can examine in detail the wonders of the Eiffel Tower, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and Rome's most beautiful theatre. The book proceeds chronologically, accompanied by a timeline to offer helpful historical context. Each architect's entry includes a concise biography, illustrations of major works and lively texts that speak directly to young readers. Additional information about the buildings pictured, suggestions for further reading and online resources will satisfy the most curious of minds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 246 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2014


$32.00
13 Art Illusions Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791371108

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Children love to be fooled - and artists are some of the greatest tricksters around. This collection features artworks that incorporate a variety of methods for...


Children love to be fooled - and artists are some of the greatest tricksters around. This collection features artworks that incorporate a variety of methods for tricking our eyes: including trompe-l'oeil, clever uses of colour and perspective, surrealism and photorealism. Arranged thematically, each work is presented in a two-page spread. Lively texts explain the methods the artist employed to shape an illusion. Reproduced in vibrant colour, these pieces of ripe fruit, blooming flowers, a half-opened curtain, flickering lines and impossible worlds come alive on the page, providing hours of absorbing fun as readers are drawn into the stories behind their creation. Playful, intriguing, and educational, these great illusions are a terrific way to introduce children to the world of art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2012


$32.00
13 Buildings Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791341712

Author: Annette Roeder    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Children's fascination with buildings is a natural outgrowth of their curiosity about anything strange or huge or complex. This unique book brings together thir...


Children's fascination with buildings is a natural outgrowth of their curiosity about anything strange or huge or complex. This unique book brings together thirteen architectural wonders that have intrigued children for years. Through activities such as games, quizzes, drawings and other activities, it teaches them the history behind each of the buildings, and presents fascinating facts about the design, historical use, and construction techniques. This book features pyramids built by men with pulleys, a tower that leans, an opera house shaped like a sailboat, a museum built like a spiral, and the most recent example, a bird's nestA" stadium where the 2008 summer Olympics were held. Each of these buildings and more are introduced to young readers through lively texts and illustrations that will serve to heighten their interest and knowledge about the world's most important architecture, and perhaps inspire them to dream and build on their own.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 282 mm


Publication Date: 23-04-2009


$32.00
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