January / February 2020 (88)

Masculinities

ISBN: 9783791359519

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Examining increasingly fluid notions of masculinity over the past six decades, this book offers a culturally diverse collection of work from some of the world's...


Examining increasingly fluid notions of masculinity over the past six decades, this book offers a culturally diverse collection of work from some of the world's most celebrated photographers. This photographic exploration draws together the work of approximately fifty artists of different ethnicities, generations, and gender identities to look at how ideas of masculinity have evolved since the 1960s. Each of its six themed chapters features bold and arresting work by artists such as Richard Avedon, John Coplans, Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, Collier Schorr, Larry Sultan, Wolfgang Tillmans, and David Wojnarowicz, who are all renowned for their depictions of masculinity and its tropes. Others, including Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Masahisa Fukase, Adi Nes, Hank Willis Thomas, and Akram Zaatari, offer ethnically and culturally diverse perspectives. A number of female artists--Laurie Anderson, Annette Messager, Tracey Moffatt, and Marianne Wex--explore the uncomfortable and invasive nature of the male gaze and younger artists such as Sam Contis, Andrew Moisey, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Elle Pérez, offer a 21st-century perspective of maleness through the lens of identity and global politics. Each chapter in the book opens with an essay by a key thinker in the fields of art, history, culture, and queer studies. Spanning decades and continents, this exploration shows how increasingly difficult it is to define masculinity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 228 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$120.00
DUE > 30th Apr 2020
The Real James Bond

ISBN: 9780764359026

Author: Jim Wright    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Whatever happened to him actually outshines anything I’ve had my James Bond do. —Ian Fleming James Bond: author, ornithologist, marksman, and . . . identit...


Whatever happened to him actually outshines anything I’ve had my James Bond do. —Ian Fleming James Bond: author, ornithologist, marksman, and . . . identity-theft victim? When James Bond published his landmark book, Birds of the West Indies, he had no idea it would set in motion events that would link him to the most iconic spy in the Western world and turn his life upside down. Born into a wealthy family but cut off in his early twenties, James Bond took off to the West Indies in search of adventure. Armed with arsenic and a shotgun, he took months-long excursions to the Caribbean to collect material for his iconic book, Birds of the West Indies, navigating snake-infested swamps, sleeping in hammocks, and island-hopping on tramp steamers and primitive boats. Packed with archival photos, many never before published, and interviews with Bond’s family and colleagues, here is the real story of the pipe-smoking, ruthless ornithologist who introduced the world to the exotic birds of the West Indies.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$55.00
DUE > 20th Apr 2020
50 Fashion Designers You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791385891

Author: Simone Werle    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Fifty major fashion designers are profiled in this book with fullcolor spreads that showcase their most memorable creations. Red carpet regulars such as Armani,...


Fifty major fashion designers are profiled in this book with fullcolor spreads that showcase their most memorable creations. Red carpet regulars such as Armani, Prada, Calvin Klein, and Dolce & Gabbana are included, as well as the classic clothiers Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfield, and Oscar de la Renta. While some of these designers have designed for the masses--Ralph Lauren and Diane von Furstenberg--others prefer the avant-garde over function; Vivienne Westwood, for instance. Readers will learn how the early 20th-century designers such as Coco Chanel and André Courrèges made fashion history, and discover who's making it now: Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford, to name a few. A celebration of diversity and innovation and an essential handbook to a century of fashion, this exciting and informative look into the world of style will delight readers of every taste and age.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$45.00
DUE > 31st Mar 2020
50 Buildings You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791385884

Author: Isabel Kuhl    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The fifty buildings presented here in chronological order represent the most compelling, intriguing, and awe-inspiring structures from all over the world. Reade...


The fifty buildings presented here in chronological order represent the most compelling, intriguing, and awe-inspiring structures from all over the world. Readers will learn about masterpieces such as the Hagia Sophia in Turkey, Cambodia’s Temple Complex at Angkor Wat, the Potala Palace in Lhasa, and the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Each entry features full-color photographs of the structure along with informative text presented in a dynamic format. Readers will find basic information about each building’s artistic relevance, style, and contextual history as well as additional notes about architectural periods and techniques. From ancient Jordan and Guatemala to modern-day Manhattan and Munich, this world tour of great edifices offers a mini-course in architecture that will satisfy even the most passionate student’s lust for learning about the world’s greatest buildings.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$45.00
For The Best Mum Ever

ISBN: 9781787832305

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Everyone knows that m♥ms are amazing – what they don’t know is that I’ve got the best one! Show your amazing m♥m just how much you appreciate her with...


Everyone knows that m♥ms are amazing – what they don’t know is that I’ve got the best one! Show your amazing m♥m just how much you appreciate her with this hand-picked selection of heart-warming quotes and thoughtful statements. This book is the ideal keepsake to remind her that she really is the Best M♥m Ever.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2020


$19.99
F*ck You're Old

ISBN: 9781787835160

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

his collection of spirited and downright hilarious musings about age and ageing will help you to see the funny side about getting old. Yes, there’s the memory...


his collection of spirited and downright hilarious musings about age and ageing will help you to see the funny side about getting old. Yes, there’s the memory loss, the creaky knees and the receding hair but you’re worldly wise (apparently) and have a lifetime of anecdotes to show for it (debatable). And besides, we’ll all be old-timers one day, but today it’s your turn!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 13-02-2020


$19.99
You and Me

ISBN: 9781787832251

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You and me were meant to be They’re the salt to your pepper, the cookie to your milk, the moon to your stars – you go together, and there’re no two ways a...


You and me were meant to be They’re the salt to your pepper, the cookie to your milk, the moon to your stars – you go together, and there’re no two ways about it! This little book of romantic quotes and heartfelt affirmations is the perfect way to celebrate your dynamic duo.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 13-12-2019


$19.99
You're Magic

ISBN: 9781787832275

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You put the super into supernatural Packed full of spellbinding statements and mystical musings, this uplifting collection of quotations will remind you just ho...


You put the super into supernatural Packed full of spellbinding statements and mystical musings, this uplifting collection of quotations will remind you just how extraordinary you really are. It’s time to embrace your inner power and if you ever doubt yourself, just remember: you’re magic!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2020


$19.99
You Are Stronger Than You Think

ISBN: 9781787832398

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Own who you are. Own what you do. And own your life story. Stand tall, stay strong and don’t let anything come between you and your dreams. This little book, ...


Own who you are. Own what you do. And own your life story. Stand tall, stay strong and don’t let anything come between you and your dreams. This little book, packed with positive statements and life-affirming quotes, will help you rise above the bad vibes and find your inner strength. You got this.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-02-2020


$19.99
Be Brave

ISBN: 9781787832329

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Less fear. More fierce. Whatever challenges life sends your way, you need to know and nurture your inner strength. Packed with inspiring affirmations and courag...


Less fear. More fierce. Whatever challenges life sends your way, you need to know and nurture your inner strength. Packed with inspiring affirmations and courageous quotations from those who have dared to be audacious, this book will boost your self-belief and empower you to BE BRAVE.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2020


$19.99
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