March 2016 (34)

Off the Road

ISBN: 9783899555943

Publisher: Gestalten

More and more people are hitting the road to the middle of nowhere. Along less-travelled paths they are heading up mountains and down dunes in converted mobile ...


More and more people are hitting the road to the middle of nowhere. Along less-travelled paths they are heading up mountains and down dunes in converted mobile homes, campers, trucks, or vans. They are enjoying the drive and the view through mud-splattered wind shields as much as the stops and evening campfires amid stunning terrain.Although many of us love living in cities, we have a growing longing to escape into nature. The outdoor scene is booming and many people are heading off to discover it with their own converted vehicles. This way, they can determine their own routes, itineraries, and pace, as well as how many challenges they'd like to meet along the way. After a day on the go, these multifunctional vehicles also serve as kitchens, campgrounds, and sleeping quarters that offer a great deal more improvised fun than a standard, perfectly equipped RV. Conventional luxuries are eschewed for the sake of greater freedom, tranquillity, and adventure.Off the Road captures the special mood of such trips by solo travellers, couples, or families who are seeking an alternative to a more standard vacation or want to live their lives differently - at least for a while. On the one hand, the book shows how familiar models, such as VW buses, Land Rovers, Jeeps, and Toyotas are being rediscovered and repurposed for these exploits. On the other, it presents automotive dreams turned into customized, homey vehicles that offer tailgate breakfasts or roof beds to better admire the stars and that can, in an emergency, cross a river or drag a fallen tree from the road.Whether exploring the desert, showing children the world, or navigating polar landscapes, the journeys collected in Off the Road are as unique as the people who take them. From radical escapists to fans of nature looking for their next trip, the book celebrates the joy of being on the goon four wheels.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


$110.00
Handmade Packaging Graphics

ISBN: 9788416500178

Author: Anna Jorda    Publisher: Monsa

This book explores the Packaging world, the handcraft-artisanal aspects, both regarding design and production and even the creation process. Using different app...


This book explores the Packaging world, the handcraft-artisanal aspects, both regarding design and production and even the creation process. Using different application techniques like lettering, illustrations, photography, patterns etc, they provide us with work systems with amazing visual results.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 22-02-2016


$69.99
Wedding Graphics

ISBN: 9781584236085

Publisher: Gingko Press

Nothing sets the tone at a wedding like a well-considered and designed invitation. As standard-bearer, it can drive the overall look and feel of the entire cele...


Nothing sets the tone at a wedding like a well-considered and designed invitation. As standard-bearer, it can drive the overall look and feel of the entire celebration from the cake design and place settings to the floral arrangements. Wedding Graphics focuses not just on invitations, but all printed collateral that goes into a cohesive design aesthetic, from RSVP cards and thank you notes, to place cards, wedding favors, menus and signage. With gorgeous case studies of highly original weddings that differentiate themselves from one another on the basis of each couple’s distinct vision and the abilities of their designers to interpret it.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 185 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2016


$110.00
Otherworldly

ISBN: 9783899556384

Publisher: Gestalten

Other rules apply to the fashion of the future. New technologies and materials make things possible today that couldn't have even been imagined in the past. Hig...


Other rules apply to the fashion of the future. New technologies and materials make things possible today that couldn't have even been imagined in the past. High-tech fabrics and melting forms are no longer science fiction but reality. Inspired by the odd, mutant, and deformed, many designers and stylists are now redefining clothing to expand the body and speculate on the evolution of identity— from wearables to the utter transfiguration of the human silhouette. Otherworldly showcases a fashion avant-garde between futurism and fetish. Featuring work by emerging talents and established designers such as Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Lucy McRae, Peter Popps, Iris van Herpen, and others, it not only explores ground-breaking developments but also their fruitful interplay with photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 22-02-2016


$130.00
The Big Brother Book

ISBN: 9781584236030

Author: Sean Cliver    Publisher: Gingko Press

No other magazine pushed the boundaries of skateboarding and pop culture like Big Brother, the raunchiest, rowdiest magazine to come out of the 1990s. Constantl...


No other magazine pushed the boundaries of skateboarding and pop culture like Big Brother, the raunchiest, rowdiest magazine to come out of the 1990s. Constantly at the center of much-deserved controversy, the rag has been decried as pornography, bought and unexpectedly dropped by Larry Flynt of the Hustler empire, and credited as the genesis of the Jackass universe; it was also the champion of unknown skaters and featured some of today’s biggest names in skate culture when they were just children. Now author Sean Cliver puts a bow on the publication with The Big Brother Book, a collection of covers and spreads from every issue of the notorious publication. Featuring high-quality scans of the magazine itself — no production or layout files remain in existence — with just enough text to explain what’s going on and choice quotes from each issue, this book makes it easy as well as fun to stoop to Big Brother’s level. The Big Brother Book contains adult content and is recommended for ages 18 and up.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 304 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 14-03-2016


$69.99
Dare to be Different

ISBN: 9783939566441

Author: Yvette Amann    Publisher: Gingko Press

DARE to be Different chronicles the life and work of pioneering graffiti artist Sigi “DARE” von Koeding, presenting photographs of street pieces, sketches, ...


DARE to be Different chronicles the life and work of pioneering graffiti artist Sigi “DARE” von Koeding, presenting photographs of street pieces, sketches, and more that fully explore Koeding’s legacy. As the graffiti movement spread into Europe from the US in the mid-1980s, DARE rapidly became one of its major protagonists. Born and originally based in Basel, Switzerland, DARE created a network of friends that first stretched half a continent and later came to encompass the globe, his art continuing to find new audiences until the time of his death in 2010. DARE’s original simple four-letter tag evolved into a 3D style that he perfected on canvas as well as on the street; this versatility eventually created a bridge from the back-alley atmosphere of traditional graffiti to the world of avant-garde art galleries, and eventually his contribution to the scene helped it to become an urban spectacle, an art form focused on large-scale mural creations, well-organized competitions, and cultural festivals. His careful eye for form, layout, and coloration gave audiences insight into his personality and often inspired viewers to change their perspective on street art, pushing their perception of the style from simply a form of vandalism to a legitimate art movement. The respect his colleagues had for DARE is still obvious today, especially in Basel, where pieces of his created 25 years ago can still be found untouched by other graffiti artists.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 300 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2016


$105.00
Master Dressage

ISBN: 9781910016084

Author: Peter Dove    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Approaching dressage from a newcomer’s perspective can be a little daunting. There seems to be so much to learn, so much to understand and some confusion sur...


Approaching dressage from a newcomer’s perspective can be a little daunting. There seems to be so much to learn, so much to understand and some confusion surrounding what judges are looking for in tests. Even experienced riders find it difficult to break out of the 65–70% range in their test marks. Using the steps of Accuracy, Fluidity, Understanding, Practice and Review this book gives readers a clear framework on which they can build confidence in their approach to dressage training and test riding. These steps reveal where readers could be losing valuable marks and arms them with the understanding needed to achieve much higher scores. Published privately, the first edition of this book was a great success, garnering over five-star reviews and being placed in the top best-selling books on Amazon. Its popularity owed much to the ‘easy to understand language’, the clear diagrams and photographs and the overall philosophy of communication, empathy and skill development. These aspects are all retained in this revised edition, which has been expanded to include chapters on groundwork, and rider fitness. After reading this book you will be able to have a better relationship with your horse, ride more beautiful tests and get higher marks. 'Read this book to help you understand and develop the skills that good trainers often take for granted. Students and teachers all benefit when these are made explicit, giving a road map that can take us from point A to point B. This is a journey of increasing skills and scores, designed to bring more satisfaction to your riding.’ – From the Foreword by Mary Wanless BHSI BSc


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2015


$49.99
The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen

ISBN: 9781849538329

Author: Max Morris    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side.' - Letter to Fanny Knight This entertaining collection gathers togeth...


'Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side.' - Letter to Fanny Knight This entertaining collection gathers together Jane Austen’s wisest and wittiest quotations. The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen is a book full of sense and sensibility that’s sure to delight all lovers of this great British writer’s uniquely humorous and perceptive style.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 08-03-2016


$29.99
Violence in the Skies

ISBN: 9781849538381

Author: Philip Baum    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

In Violence in the Skies, aviation security expert Philip Baum delves into the history of flying to reveal the stories behind the most astonishing and shocking ...


In Violence in the Skies, aviation security expert Philip Baum delves into the history of flying to reveal the stories behind the most astonishing and shocking crimes in our skies, calling on testimony from hijackers, crew members, passengers and politicians. Beginning with a guerrilla attack on a 1931 flight from Peru and taking us right up to theories surrounding the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, Baum explores the details and motivations behind plane sabotage in an account that is as authoritatively comprehensive as it is unforgettably thrilling. Whether you’re interested in terrorism, travel or psychology, and whether you’re an aviation industry professional or an infrequent flyer, you will be utterly gripped by this page-turning history of hijacking.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 07-03-2016


Tags: March 2016   Travel
$29.99
Your Pace or Mine?

ISBN: 9781849538275

Author: Lisa Jackson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

From the co-author of the best-selling beginners’ running book, Running Made Easy, with a foreword by internationally renowned running legend Kathrine Switzer...


From the co-author of the best-selling beginners’ running book, Running Made Easy, with a foreword by internationally renowned running legend Kathrine Switzer. Lisa Jackson is a surprising cheerleader for the joys of running: truth be told, she’s not just a little bit slow, but often ‘last person across the finish line’ slow. But that hasn’t stopped former fitness-phobe Lisa from becoming a marathon runner at 31 and, more astonishingly, an ultrarunner at 41 – even if she’s come last in 17 of 85 marathons and plodded through two 56-mile ultramarathons. This is Lisa’s story, but it’s also the story of the extraordinary people she has met along the way – tutu-clad fun-runners, world record breakers, 250-mile ultrarunners, octogenarians and blind runners – whose tales of love, loss and laughter are sure to inspire you. Your Pace or Mine? is for all runners, from nervous novices right up to seasoned marathoners. It’s for anyone who longs to feel the wonderful sense of connection and achievement running has to offer. Lisa’s message is that running really isn’t about the time you do, but the time you have!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-03-2016


$29.99
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