March 2021 (75)

100 Iconic Gangster Movies

ISBN: 9783943330731

Author: Pierre Toromanoff    Publisher: Gingko Press

Gangsters embodied on the screen by Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Alain Delon, Robert De Niro and other iconic actors have become modern legends. It's no wonder tha...


Gangsters embodied on the screen by Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Alain Delon, Robert De Niro and other iconic actors have become modern legends. It's no wonder that movies tracing the rise and fall of these fascinating characters have built a rapt fanbase. 100 Iconic Gangster Movies fills a gap in the literature and serves as a roadmap for navigating this beloved and enduring genre by highlighting 112 of the best films by directors from all over the globe. Relive the unforgettable dialog and scenes, discover some half-forgotten gems, and learn more about these masterpieces of action and suspense, often inspired by real events.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2021


$110.00
Anyone Can Cook

ISBN: 9783791387512

Author: Kitchen Stories    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The experts behind the popular cooking platform show new cooks how to get comfortable and be successful in their own kitchens. Since its launch in 2014, the Kit...


The experts behind the popular cooking platform show new cooks how to get comfortable and be successful in their own kitchens. Since its launch in 2014, the Kitchen Stories app has acquired a dedicated following among seasoned and beginner cooks alike. Now the best of their recipes, expertise, and tips are distilled into this essential cookbook that will help even a timid home chef feel like a pro. Designed with elegant simplicity, “Anyone Can Cook” focuses on dinners—for many the most important and stressful meal to prepare. The book offers recipes that take no more than one hour from kitchen to table, and many can be cooked in a single pot or pan. Most importantly, the book is designed to help beginner cooks develop basic skills, stock their kitchens and pantries, and master easy yet elegant meals. From the correct way to hold a knife, the art of sautéing vegetables, and composing the perfect salad bowl, to popular basics such as stir fries, chicken cutlets, meatballs, and sheet pan salmon, the book’s instructions are clear, concise, and accompanied by large full-color photographs to match. Best of all, “Anyone Can Cook” demystifies many techniques and dishes that new cooks think are beyond their skill level, and even encourages adaptations based on diet and preference. If the words “chiffonade” or “homemade pesto” make you nervous, the chefs and editors at Kitchen Stories are here to tell you that anyone, including you, can cook, and cook well!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 04-03-2021


$75.00
Wild Child : Adventure Cooking With Kids

ISBN: 9783791387208

Author: Sarah Glover    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This evocative cookbook invites kids of all ages to the table for more mouthwatering innovative outdoor fare put together by the James Beard Award-nominated aut...


This evocative cookbook invites kids of all ages to the table for more mouthwatering innovative outdoor fare put together by the James Beard Award-nominated author of Wild: Adventure Cooking. In her first cookbook, Sarah Glover showed the world how liberating, satisfying, and easy it is to cook beautiful healthy food outdoors. Now she brings kids of all ages into the mix, proving that they too can take part in collecting, preparing, and cooking campfire meals the whole family can enjoy. Glover’s simple yet elegant meals are inspired by the land and the sea: fish and ears of corn dangled on a stick over an open flame; perfect bread baked directly on hot coals; kale and potatoes simmered in saltwater; eggs fried alongside spicy sausage and toast; chili-brined cherry tomatoes—and more. Glover emphasizes fresh seasonal food that can be acquired locally. And, while her techniques date back to ancient traditions, the flavors are distinctly modern. Brimming with gorgeous landscape photography from across the Australian continent, this stylish yet down-to-earth cookbook encourages families to embrace the outdoors, teaches young chefs valuable techniques and life skills, and proves once again that everything tastes better cooked over an open flame.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2021


$59.99
The Rolling Stones Updated Edition

ISBN: 9783836582087

Author: Reuel Golden    Publisher: Taschen

The kind of fame and success The Rolling Stones have achieved in their almost 60-year career is without parallel; their most famous riffs and catchiest lyrics a...


The kind of fame and success The Rolling Stones have achieved in their almost 60-year career is without parallel; their most famous riffs and catchiest lyrics are indelibly engraved in our collective memory. With their mesmerizing on- and off-stage presence, the Stones set the standard for how a rock band should sound, pose, pout, and behave. They were the first to instinctively understand that what you looked like was as important as the music, and that photography had a vital role in promoting that image. "The clothes and the hair are always impeccable," describes author Luc Sante. "They were playing themselves, but with such consistent finesse you knew they were instinctively aware of the camera and how good they will look in the photos." Unsurprisingly many of the greatest photographers in the history of the medium wanted to take their picture. Produced in close collaboration with the band, this updated edition charts the Stones' remarkable history and outrageously cool lifestyle in over 450 pages of photographs and illustrations, gathered from archives all over the world. Unprecedented access to the Rolling Stones' own archives in New York and London adds an equally extraordinary, more private side to their story. For Mick, Keith, Charlie, and Ronnie this is their official photographic record. Features: Over 450 pages of incredible images from some of the world's greatest photographers, including David Bailey, Annie Leibovitz, Cecil Beaton, Anton Corbijn, Herb Ritts, Albert Watson, Andy Warhol, David LaChapelle, Peter Beard, Helmut Newton, Bent Rej, Gered Mankowitz, and Norman Parkinson. Essays from award-winning writers David Dalton, Waldemar Januszczak, and Luc Sante Appendix including the Stones in the media, a Stones timeline, a discography, and photographers' biographies


Bind: hardback


Pages: 466


Dimensions: 300 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2020


Tags: March 2021   History   Music
$180.00
Women Street Photographers

ISBN: 9783791387406

Author: Gulnara Samoilova    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Traditionally a male-dominated field, street photography is increasingly becoming the domain of women. This fantastic collection of images reflects that shift, ...


Traditionally a male-dominated field, street photography is increasingly becoming the domain of women. This fantastic collection of images reflects that shift, showcasing 100 contemporary women street photographers working around the world today, accompanied by personal statements about their work. Variously joyful, unsettling and unexpected, the photographs capture a wide range of extraordinary moments. The volume is curated by Gulnara Samoilova, founder of the Women Street Photographers project: a website, social media platform and annual exhibition. Photographer Melissa Breyer's introductory essay explores how the genre has intersected with gender throughout history, looking at how cultural changes in gender roles have overlapped with technological developments in the camera to allow key historical figures to emerge. Her text is complemented by a foreword by renowned photojournalist Ami Vitale, whose career as a war photographer and, later, global travels with National Geographic have allowed a unique insight into the realities of working as a woman photographer in different countries. In turns intimate and candid, the photographs featured in this book offer a kaleidoscopic glimpse of what happens when women across the world are behind the camera.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 230 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 02-03-2021


$75.00
Edward Hopper : The Story Of His Life (Graphic Novel)

ISBN: 9783791387352

Author: Sergio Rossi    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This groundbreaking graphic novel delves into the life of the acclaimed artist Edward Hooper, whose iconic works depict quintessentially American scenes and exp...


This groundbreaking graphic novel delves into the life of the acclaimed artist Edward Hooper, whose iconic works depict quintessentially American scenes and experiences. While many of Hopper's most acclaimed works have been embraced by American culture, the artist himself rejected much of the lyricism and romance that his audience imposed on his paintings. This unique overview of Hopper's life and career offers a fascinating and unflinching portrait of an artist trying to establish himself and define his own style. Using Hopper's own words as a jumping off point, the book traces his roots as an art student and commercial illustrator; his life-changing time in Europe; his rocky relationship with his wife Jo, and his incredible success later in life. It also shows how, as he became increasingly famous, he grew more taciturn and resolute in his disparagement of American society and the labels thrust on him. Using clean lines and a palette that mimics Hopper's own, the book's illustrations reflect the style and substance of the artist's life--and help create a refreshing reconsideration of a creative genius who never wavered from his vision.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2021


$59.99
Irma Stern : African in Europe - European in Africa

ISBN: 9783791378077

Author: Sean O'Toole    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The vivid and powerful expressionist paintings of Irma Stern were a key factor in the modernization of early 20th-century South African art. Although she was wi...


The vivid and powerful expressionist paintings of Irma Stern were a key factor in the modernization of early 20th-century South African art. Although she was widely recognized during her lifetime, Stern's posthumous fame has dwindled outside her home country, and this beautifully produced monograph serves to correct that injustice. A master of color and composition, Stern is best known for her portraits and still lifes that reflected her passion for travel and devotion to home. Drawing from letters, journals, the artist's own illustrated travelogues as well as the latest scholarship, this volume traces Stern's childhood in South Africa and her family's flight to Germany in the wake of the South African War (1899-1902). Readers will learn of her artistic development at the center of Weimar, Germany's expressionist avant-garde, her return to her homeland and the derisive reaction to her early work, and finally her productive travels throughout the African continent and the acclaim she achieved. The book also focuses on the political and cultural forces that shaped Stern's work, including the unification of South Africa, the rise of expressionism in Germany, the interplay between indigenous and colonial art in the African continent, and Stern's continued influence on contemporary South African artists.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 162 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2021


$59.99
Wolfgang Tillmans Four Books - 40th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9783836582537

Author: Wolfgang Tillmans    Publisher: Taschen

Like hardly any other artist of his generation, Wolfgang Tillmans has shaped our perception of the world. From early portraits of his friends to still lifes, tr...


Like hardly any other artist of his generation, Wolfgang Tillmans has shaped our perception of the world. From early portraits of his friends to still lifes, travel shots, nudes, landscape and sky photographs, to his abstract work, Tillmans has created a multitude of iconic works in his unmistakable visual language, opening up new paths and possibilities for both photography and contemporary art. In 2000 he was the first photographer and the first non-British person to receive the renowned Turner Prize. His first volume for TASCHEN (1995) shows the young generation of the 1990s, of which Tillmans himself was a member, in clubs, at Gay Pride, at fashion events, and in everyday life. His dense, realistic photographs conjure up tangible utopias of community and society and are important documents of their time as well. With the follow-up volume Burg (1998), Tillmans enriches his subject matter with another array of beautiful, now iconic photographs. In truth study center (2005), his images condense into even more subtle compositions and now stand alongside completely abstract works. Finally, Neue Welt (2012) documents Wolfgang Tillmans’ travels around the globe: from London to Tierra del Fuego, India, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, and Central Africa, we follow his ever-inquisitive eye for the realities of our planet, for social situations with people and markets, technology and architecture, and last but not least, nature and astronomy. For this volume, the artist for the first time made use of the new possibilities of digital photography. This enabled a density of information and incisiveness hardly seen in photographs until then. This 40th-anniversary publication from TASCHEN combines the best of the four books in one volume. Wolfgang Tillmans himself has compiled this edition, partly redesigned it, added some recent works, and written a new foreword. Paging through this collection of images, which spans three decades, there are countless moments to delight in, moments that are held not only in our collective memory but in our individual ones too.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 05-12-2020


$58.00
Poster Man : 50 Years of Iconic Graphic Design

ISBN: 9780764361227

Author: Seymour Chwast    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This collection of over 140 curated posters by the revolutionary graphic artist Seymour Chwast provides context and insight into not only his five-decade career...


This collection of over 140 curated posters by the revolutionary graphic artist Seymour Chwast provides context and insight into not only his five-decade career, but the poster genre itself. Since founding Push Pin Studios alongside Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel in the 1950s, Chwasts posters have been widely celebrated for their combination of subversive style and strong political satire. His caustic humor, graphic hand, and visual commentary cleverly synthesize in a way that is both wry and immediately understandable. Posters are arranged by typeCauses, Commerce, Information, Exhibits, and Lecturesrather than chronology, which, along with the large format, invites readers to engage thematically with the designs. Commentary on each poster makes this a valuable resource for students, educators, historians, and all who appreciate the unique ability of posters to subvert notions of popular culture, politics, and design at once. Essays by Shepard Fairey and Steven Heller contextualize Chwast's impact on 20th-century design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 229 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 26-02-2021


$89.99
Brand New Brand

ISBN: 9783967040050

Publisher: Gestalten

Witty, surprising, refined, and, above all, truly unforgettable. A compendium of the best new visual identities that stand out from the crowd in challenging tim...


Witty, surprising, refined, and, above all, truly unforgettable. A compendium of the best new visual identities that stand out from the crowd in challenging times. How can small businesses make huge impacts? If a picture speaks a thousand words, branding is the tool to shine in a sea of thousands of competitors. Brand New Brand presents the best branding for small, traditional businesses from the last years. Collecting the best in class examples, it shows how well-curated, holistic branding can take a butchers, bookstore, bakery or even a physiotherapist from one of the pile to one in a million. No matter if you’re launching a new venture or giving your business a makeover, creativity is your tool l to stand out.


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 27-02-2021


$120.00
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