March 2019 (31)

Ernst Haeckel Art Forms In Nature 22 Pull-Out Posters

ISBN: 9783791382630

Author: Kira Uthoff    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Perfect for display or close observation, the posters in this elegantly produced collection of Ernst Haeckel’s exquisite illustrations of natural forms demons...


Perfect for display or close observation, the posters in this elegantly produced collection of Ernst Haeckel’s exquisite illustrations of natural forms demonstrate his exceptional artistry. Biologist, physician, philosopher, and artist, Ernst Haeckel was also a prescient observer of the natural world. His highly detailed and expertly rendered illustrations, first published at the turn of the 20th century, are not only beautiful works of art, but also have scientific underpinnings. Now available as a series of large format posters sumptuously printed and suitable for framing, Haeckel’s most elaborate and captivating works illustrate his fundamental notion of the unity of all living things. From otherworldly radiolaria to psychedelic sea anemones, Haeckel’s science and artistry continue to provide inspiration for 21st-century illustrators, architects, graphic designers, and anyone interested in exploring nature’s perfect geometry.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 46


Dimensions: 280 x 350 mm


Publication Date: 16-03-2019


$59.99
Alexander Von Humboldt Botanical Illustrations 22 Pull-Out Posters

ISBN: 9783791385136

Author: Otfried Baume    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A must-have for Alexander von Humboldt fans and botanic enthusiasts, this gorgeous collection of frameable posters of his studies is filled with natural wonders...


A must-have for Alexander von Humboldt fans and botanic enthusiasts, this gorgeous collection of frameable posters of his studies is filled with natural wonders and meticulous detail. More than two centuries after Alexander von Humboldt established himself as a scientific trailblazer, the work of this pioneering explorer and naturalist is being rediscovered. Humboldt’s travels in the Americas and Cuba were hailed by many as the “scientific discovery of America”. These intricate botanical masterpieces reveal his revolutionary findings as he traveled through jungles, across rivers, and over mountainous terrain. Technically precise, these delicately tinted prints are equally appealing to anyone who appreciates fine art and botanical illustration. Perfect for close study as well as decoration, this treasury of botanical delight will help brighten any room and inspire anyone drawn to the beauty of the natural world


Bind: paperback


Pages: 46


Dimensions: 280 x 350 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$59.99
Facades - A Visual Compendium of Modern Architectural Styles

ISBN: 9783791385174

Author: Oscar Riera Oueda    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This fascinating sourcebook presents the most remarkable, beautiful, and innovative building façades in contemporary architecture. A building’s façade sets ...


This fascinating sourcebook presents the most remarkable, beautiful, and innovative building façades in contemporary architecture. A building’s façade sets the aesthetic tone for its entire design while serving a variety of functions, from regulating light and protecting against the elements to providing insulation for temperature and sound. This absorbing book details hundreds of examples of interesting and progressive façades from around the world. Presented in colorful double-page spreads, each façade is photographed from different angles and includes engaging texts that describe their significance. Readers can learn how traditional mashrabiyas in Abu Dhabi are being engineered to respond to light and to regulate heat, how a hospital in Mexico City has been constructed with “smog-eating” tiles, and how a “bio-adaptive” façade in Germany uses algae to generate energy and provide shade. Informative and accessible, this compendium is a highly useful resource for architects, engineers, and designers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 448


Dimensions: 185 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$110.00
Ricardo Bofill - Visions of Architecture

ISBN: 9783899559408

Author: Ricardo Bofill    Publisher: Gestalten

Poetic spaces, surreal structures and dramatic visions. The extraordinary career of Ricardo Bofill is collected in this monograph, which reveals his inspiring a...


Poetic spaces, surreal structures and dramatic visions. The extraordinary career of Ricardo Bofill is collected in this monograph, which reveals his inspiring approach to architecture, and to life. Ricardo Bofill is one of the 20th century's most unique architects and radical visionaries. With his Taller de Arquitectura he built spaces for everyday life with otherworldly aesthetics, that have been elevated to -iconic status in countless films and images. His visions for urban and communal life -challenged preconceived notions of shared space and proposed alternative styles of living. This monograph explores his revolutionary approach by profiling his greatest projects. Spectacular new photography, texts from experts and from Bofill himself are complemented by working drawings and floor plans. At a time when prevailing styles in architecture are becoming ever more homogenous, Bofill's fantastic creations -satisfy a longing for originality, personality and progressive ideals.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 296


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 22-03-2019


$150.00
Delicious Places

ISBN: 9783899559699

Publisher: Gestalten

Contemporary food goes way beyond avocado and quinoa salads. Delicious Places presents the new wave of cafés, restaurants and entrepreneurs that are writing a ...


Contemporary food goes way beyond avocado and quinoa salads. Delicious Places presents the new wave of cafés, restaurants and entrepreneurs that are writing a fresh chapter on culinary culture. Food culture has come a long way. New restaurants, bars and cafés are born out of fresh ideas that, with a clever twist, lead to an -unprecedented culinary experience that -balances location and concept--and ultimately influences a new world of food. Delicious Places collects the examples that execute the business idea in the best possible way. Single-dish restaurants, traditional -pasticcerias, fisherman cooperatives with the freshest produce or high-end restaurants in the mountains. They offer a unique experience that starts the moment you set foot in the door and spans from the interiors to the branding, and behind the scenes to the supply chains and sustainable procedures. Take a seat at the table and feast your senses one by one--the mind will follow.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 22-03-2019


$115.00
Mum In A Million

ISBN: 9781786857545

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Who else could take on the role of best friend, counsellor and guardian and be so good at it?! Celebrate everything you love about your mum with this little boo...


Who else could take on the role of best friend, counsellor and guardian and be so good at it?! Celebrate everything you love about your mum with this little book, packed with hand-picked quotes and statements to show her how much she means to you. It is the perfect keepsake that will remind her again and again that she really is Mum in a million.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 25-01-2019


$19.99
The Friendship Maze

ISBN: 9781786854957

Author: Tanith Carey    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Friendship battles among children have existed since the words ‘you can’t play with us’ were first uttered in the playground. But the worry is that today ...


Friendship battles among children have existed since the words ‘you can’t play with us’ were first uttered in the playground. But the worry is that today it seems there is no minimum age limit to being hurtful to others. Unkind or exclusive behaviour appears to be starting sooner than ever – even in nursery school – and continues throughout the school system. As a result, friendship issues top the list of parents’ concerns, and, from the other side of the school gates, they can often feel powerless. This book will change that as parenting writer Tanith Carey analyses the increasingly complex shifting social pressures changing the face of childhood, having drawn on extensive research on children’s friendships. She offers practical solutions for building your child’s social skills for a happier, more carefree childhood, including how to: Help your child deal with classroom and social media politics. Inoculate your child against the effects of peer-group pressure, cliquiness and exclusion. Learn what’s really going on in your child’s social circle. Bully-proof your child throughout school. Work out when to step in and step out of your child’s conflicts. Help your child make friends if they are stuck on the side-lines.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$29.99
Go Wild

ISBN: 9781786857729

Author: Chris Naylor    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The world is yours to explore The great outdoors is the beating heart of our world, but modern life is pulling us ever further away from it. Spending our time s...


The world is yours to explore The great outdoors is the beating heart of our world, but modern life is pulling us ever further away from it. Spending our time shut away indoors and hunched over screens, we’ve lost touch with nature, and it’s harming our health and our happiness. But it’s never too late to find our way back. This book will help you find a way of reconnecting with the great outdoors. Whether you like to walk, run or swim, admire the wildlife or forage for wild foods, within these pages there will be something to inspire you to get out into the fresh air and reignite your sense of wonder at the world around you. Nature is a balm for the body and soul, so escape the pace of the everyday and set yourself free: get out there, find adventure, and go wild!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 186 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 14-03-2019


$45.00
Save The World There Is No Planet B

ISBN: 9781787830349

Author: Louise Bradford    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Together, we can change the world There is little doubt that our beautiful planet is now under huge threat; our weather is more extreme, plastic litters our oc...


Together, we can change the world There is little doubt that our beautiful planet is now under huge threat; our weather is more extreme, plastic litters our oceans, industrial production and farming methods wreak havoc on the environment and mass deforestation has led to the extinction of many species. Carry on this way and it’s almost certain that sea levels will continue to rise, there will be extreme heatwaves, loss of the polar ice caps and mass pollution; in short, a very worrying future for us all. We need to take action before it’s too late, and we can all do our bit to help. This guide is full of simple tips we can all incorporate into our daily lives, and will demonstrate how small eco-friendly changes can have a huge positive effect on the world around us. They might even save the planet.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 15-02-2019


$19.99
The Little Book of Vegetarianism

ISBN: 9781786857736

Author: Alexa Kaye    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Being veggie is easier than you think, whether you want to take your first flexitarian steps or are cutting out meat and fish for ethical, environmental or heal...


Being veggie is easier than you think, whether you want to take your first flexitarian steps or are cutting out meat and fish for ethical, environmental or health reasons. This easy-to-digest guide, packed with nutritional tips, food and drink guides and shopping know-how, will inspire you to enjoy all that’s best about an ECO-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$19.99
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