October 2020 (53)

Ernst Haas : New York In Color 1952-1962

ISBN: 9783791386546

Author: Phillip Prodger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The first book on master photographer Ernst Haas’s work dedicated to both his classic and newly discovered New York City color photographs of the 1950s and 60...


The first book on master photographer Ernst Haas’s work dedicated to both his classic and newly discovered New York City color photographs of the 1950s and 60s. Ernst Haas’s color works reveal the photographer’s remarkable genius and remind us on every page why we love New York. When Ernst Haas moved from Vienna to New York City in 1951, he left behind a war-torn continent and a career producing black-and-white images. For Haas, the new medium of color photography was the only way to capture a city pulsing with energy and humanity. These images demonstrate Haas’s tremendous virtuosity and confidence with Kodachrome film and the technical challenges of color printing. Unparalleled in their depth and richness of color, brimming with lyricism and dramatic tension, these images reveal a photographer at the height of his career.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 08-10-2020


$100.00
Bosch : The Complete Works XL

ISBN: 9783836578691

Publisher: Taschen

^n exhaustive exploration of one of art history’s most mysterious masters, Hieronymus Bosch. This monograph, based on the XXL edition which saw TASCHEN commis...


^n exhaustive exploration of one of art history’s most mysterious masters, Hieronymus Bosch. This monograph, based on the XXL edition which saw TASCHEN commission new photography of recently restored works, unravels his oeuvre through accessible texts, a special chapter on qhe Garden of Earthly Delights, a fold-out of The Last Judgment, and details reproduced so impeccably that they become paintings in themselves. A bird-monster devouring sinners, naked bodies in tantric contortions, a pair of ears brandishing a sharpened blade: with just 20 paintings and nine drawings to his name, Netherlandish visionary Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450–1516) secured his place as a pillar of art history. To this day, the painter par excellence of hell and its demons continues to puzzle and enthrall scholars, artists, designers, and musicians alike. Based on the best-selling XXL edition, which saw TASCHEN commission new and exclusive photography of details and recently restored works, this large-scale monograph presents Bosch’s complete oeuvre. Texts from art historian and Bosch expert Stefan Fischer dissect the many compelling elements that populate each scene, from hybrid creatures of man and beast to Bosch’s pictorial use of proverbs and idioms. By tying together the elusive threads of his oeuvre into one exhaustive overview, this book reveals just what it was about Bosch and his painting that proved so immensely influential. Features: Impeccable full-page reproductions celebrating the artist’s staggering compositional scope Enlarged details unveiling the most intricate and bizarre scenes as much as the unsuspected technical minutiae, from subtle brush-strokes to the grain of the canvas A fold-out spread drawn from the legendary Last Judgement A special chapter focusing on Bosch’s most famous work, the mesmerizing and terrifying triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights


Bind: hardback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 250 x 340 mm


$160.00
Gaudi : The Complete Works 40th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9783836566193

Author: Rainer Zerbst    Publisher: Taschen

The life of Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was full of complexity and contradictions. As a young man he joined the Catalonian nationalist movement and was critical of...


The life of Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was full of complexity and contradictions. As a young man he joined the Catalonian nationalist movement and was critical of the church; toward the end of his life he devoted himself completely to the construction of one single spectacular church, La Sagrada Familia. In his youth, he courted a glamorous social life and the demeanor of a dandy. By the time of his death in a tram accident on the streets of Barcelona, his clothes were so shabby that passersby assumed he was a beggar. Gaudi's incomparable architecture channels much of this multifaceted intricacy. From the shimmering surface textures and skeletal forms of Casa Batllo to the Hispano-Arabic matrix of Casa Vicens, his work merged the influences of Orientalism, natural forms, new materials, and religious faith into a unique Modernista aesthetic. Today, his buildings enjoy global popularity and acclaim; his magnum opus, the Sagrada Familia, is the most-visited monument in Spain and seven of his works are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Packed full of expert texts and hundreds of full-color illustrations, including new photography, this book presents Gaudi's complete oeuvre. Like a personal tour through Barcelona, we explore his residential, religious, and public projects. We see how the "Dante of architecture" was a builder in the truest sense of the word, crafting extraordinary constructions out of minute and mesmerizing details, transforming fantastical visions into realities on the city streets.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2020


$58.00
Redoute : The Book of Flowers 40th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9783836556651

Author: H. Walter Lack    Publisher: Taschen

Flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor paintings which were t...


Flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor paintings which were then published as copper engravings, with careful botanical descriptions. The darling of wealthy Parisian patrons including Napoleon's wife Josephine, he was dubbed "the Raphael of flowers," and is regarded to this day as a master of botanical illustration. This collection brings our best-selling XL-sized edition to a smaller, more convenient format, still gathering some of the finest color engravings from Redoute's illustrations of Roses, Lilies, and Choix des plus belles fleurs et quelques branches des plus beaux fruits (Selection of the Most Beautiful Blooms and Branches with the Finest Fruits). Offering a vibrant overview of Redoute's admixture of accuracy and beauty, it is also a privileged glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2020


$58.00
Beijing Graffiti

ISBN: 9780764360534

Author: Tom Dartnell    Publisher: Schiffer Books

A complex and contradictory graffiti culture has been brewing over the last few decades in one of the least expected settings-China's capital. Through an unpara...


A complex and contradictory graffiti culture has been brewing over the last few decades in one of the least expected settings-China's capital. Through an unparalleled collection of one local photographer's images, as well as interviews with 25 prolific artists, see how Beijing has developed its graffiti movement against the backdrop of the once-secluded nation's rise to global economic might. While Beijing graffiti artists take their cue from the subculture's Western origins, the local scene has also been highly influenced by both foreign visitors and traditional Chinese art and culture. Profiles of significant artists explore the dynamics of creative self-expression in such a perceivedly authoritarian setting, including the surprising amount of freedom they have to make their art undisturbed compared to Western counterparts. A must for graffiti enthusiasts, Sinophiles, and anyone interested in how this colorful subculture is still growing half a century after it emerged.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 279 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$100.00
85 Not Out

ISBN: 9781846893308

Author: Ted Dexter    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

This is the fascinating autobiography of none other than Ted Dexter — aka Lord Ted — the ferociously powerful and debonair former England international cric...


This is the fascinating autobiography of none other than Ted Dexter — aka Lord Ted — the ferociously powerful and debonair former England international cricketer and captain. Dexter was a classical, hard-hitting batsman and right-arm swing bowler of the highest order. Having captained England in 1961-2, stood as England’s chairman of selectors from 1989-1993 and then becoming President of the MCC in 2001, he is undeniably one of England’s most prolific cricketers, playing alongside and standing in the same legacy as the iconic Fred Trueman, Peter May, Colin Cowdrey, Richie Benaud and Gary Sobers. But, as Ted is eager to stress in the introduction of his book, he also lived a rich, lively and fulfilling life outside of his sporting career. Featuring tales galore — of his various escapades along the French Rivera, his experience of running a sports PR company, flying planes (just “because he could”), playing championship golf, racing greyhounds, journalism, broadcasting and honestly *so much more* — you’ll wonder if there’s anything in life this man couldn’t do! Fresh, vivacious and ridiculously entertaining, this book is destined to unravel as a rip-roaring read not only for those who recall his sporting legacy, but for anyone who resonates with Ted’s fervent enthusiasm for both cricket and life. .


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2020


$55.00
Vegan Recipes From Japan

ISBN: 9781911667049

Authors: Malte Hartig, Jule Felice Frommelt    Publisher: Grub Street

This is more than a cookbook of Japanese cuisine. Malte Härtig is an expert in Japanese Kaseki cuisine. Today the term is used for a special style of a light m...


This is more than a cookbook of Japanese cuisine. Malte Härtig is an expert in Japanese Kaseki cuisine. Today the term is used for a special style of a light multi-course menu consisting of 7-10 different courses in a Japanese restaurant. It is a particularly light meal that is strictly vegetarian in accordance with its origin from the Zen philosophy. Particular care is taken in the selection of ingredients and prepared in such a way that their own taste is emphasized. The recipes are accordingly simple, but excellent in combination and taste. The vegetables are prepared according to the seasons from the garden or weekly market, with few ingredients. This cookbook combines local vegetables and fruits, rice and other cereals with Japanese ingredients such as miso, soy sauce, sake, the sweet wine mirin or the soup stock dashi and prepared using Japanese cooking techniques, such as tempura, Japanese-style barbecue way. They are simple and light, nourish body and soul and open up a new perspective on cooking and how we deal with food. The accompanying text illuminates the cultural background of the recipes and tells entertaining stories from the land of the rising sun. When a philosopher and trained chef team up with a gardener and food photographer, you can expect something special.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 250


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2020


$55.00
Hawkeye

ISBN: 9781911621966

Author: Giora Even-Epstein    Publisher: Grub Street

For more than thirty years, Giora Even-Epstein flew fighters for the Israel Air Force, achieving recognition as a highly skilled military aviator and the highes...


For more than thirty years, Giora Even-Epstein flew fighters for the Israel Air Force, achieving recognition as a highly skilled military aviator and the highest-scoring jet-mounted ace with the most number of confirmed victories in the French Mirage. Having overcome numerous hurdles just to learn how to fly, he went on to compile a record of Arab MiGs and Sukhoi kills that bettered any other combat aviators’ tally in the entire world. This fast-moving autobiography details his experiences particularly in the intense conflicts of 1967, the Six Day War, and 1973, the Yom Kippur War. The reader shares the cockpit with him as he describes every action he undertook with 101 and 105 Squadron, including the greatest jet-versus-jet air battle in history with four MiG-21 kills in one engagement. His final score was seventeen aerial victories. After his last battle he became commander of the First Jet Squadron, 117, began civilian flying, retrained to command 254 MMR Squadron in the 1982 Lebanon War, and flew the F-16 at the age of fifty before retirement. Along the way he met numerous fighter pilot legends such as Douglas Bader, Al Deere, Pierre Clostermann and Randy Cunningham. Affable and enthusiastic, Giora gained the nickname ‘Hawkeye’ because of his amazing vision of more than 20/15, enabling him to pick out enemy aircraft long before his squadron mates. His story is of one man’s unfaltering dedication to his dreams and his country. As the leading jet ace it is one well worth telling and, critically, it can be told in his own words. Giora Even-Epstein was born in 1938 on an Israeli kibbutz and spent his early years in agricultural schools. He became fascinated with military aircraft and the aces who flew them. He desperately wanted to fly the French Mirage III but was turned down for flight training because of a heart defect. He tried again, was turned down again, but was incredibly accepted as a paratrooper. After 500 jumps, he tried again to enrol in the IAF pilot training programme and was accepted, eventually gaining his wings to fly and fight during the critical periods of the Israel Air Force’s combat history. In 2019, after years of retirement, he was promoted to brigadier general and today lives peacefully in Tel Aviv.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2020


Tags: October 2020   Biography   Military
$55.00
52 Things To Do While You Poo : Not The Bog Standard Edition

ISBN: 9781787835757

Author: Hugh Jassburn    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Quality time alone on the lavatory is a truly special occasion. What better way to celebrate and honour this ritual than with some extraordinary reading materia...


Quality time alone on the lavatory is a truly special occasion. What better way to celebrate and honour this ritual than with some extraordinary reading material? Lord of toilet trivia and master architect of poo-themed puzzles, Hugh Jassburn has unloaded his creative bowels once more in this astounding collection of all-new amusements. From eye-watering stats to mind-boggling mazes, this special edition is anything but bog-standard.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 08-10-2020


$24.99
The Little Instruction Book For Grandparents

ISBN: 9781787835719

Author: Kate Freeman    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

So you're a grandparent! One of the most magical roles you'll ever have - but also one of the messiest. But never fear: this indispensable handbook is here to g...


So you're a grandparent! One of the most magical roles you'll ever have - but also one of the messiest. But never fear: this indispensable handbook is here to guide you through the pleasures and pitfalls of grandparenthood, and, most importantly, teach you how to keep the grandkids quiet while you catch up on your nap-time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 08-10-2020


$19.99
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