September 2013 (20)

Silkscreen Basics

ISBN: 9781584234197

Publisher: Gingko Press

In essence, the method of screen printing is simple: push ink through a stencil to create a reproducible image. However, with ingenuity, screen print artists ca...


In essence, the method of screen printing is simple: push ink through a stencil to create a reproducible image. However, with ingenuity, screen print artists can produce masterpieces using this simple, cost effective technique.

Pairing instruction with inspiration, Silkscreen Basics provides a multifaceted view of screen printing, from its roots in ancient China to its place in a digital era, and is the perfect primer for anyone intrigued by this popular printing method. Far from a dry instructional manual, this book gives step-by-step instructions on how to create budget-friendly, successful screen prints at home and is dotted with friendly tips and quips accompanied by hundreds of photos, drawings, and prints.

Also included are expert printers’ profiles and insights. Featured artists include Juju's Delivery, Ben Chlapek, and Ellen Wagner; collectives include Base V. in Sao Paulo, Underbelly in San Antonio, TX; and studios include Bongoût in Berlin, Alexis Rom Estudio in Barcelona, and Malevo Estampa in Buenos Aires.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 05-08-2013


$49.99
Sweets & Desserts From The Middle East

ISBN: 9781909166073

Author: Arto Der Haroutunian    Publisher: Grub Street

All Arto der Haroutunian’s twelve cookbooks written in the 1980s became classics; it was his belief that the rich culinary tradition of the Middle East is the...


All Arto der Haroutunian’s twelve cookbooks written in the 1980s became classics; it was his belief that the rich culinary tradition of the Middle East is the main source of many of our Western cuisines and his books were intended as an introduction to that tradition.
His Sweets & Desserts of the Middle East is regarded as the seminal work on the subject but it had been out of print for almost thirty years. At last here in a new edition is the Middle Eastern cookbook that everyone wants.
In this book he takes us on a sumptuous and erudite tour of one of the delights of Middle Eastern cuisine. Sweets and desserts occupy a special place in those lands where natutal food resources can sometimes be limited. The people have made supreme the art of creating delights from very little and in doing do have enriched their world with wafer-thin pastries, luscious halvas, crunchy biscuits, exotic fruits and cool refreshing sorbets.
Many Middle Eastern desserts are very sweet (literally soaked in honey or syrup) and yet their variety is infinite. It reflects the multifarious origins and races of the people of the region and combines ancient traditions and modern influences. One basic sweet may have been adapted in a dozen different ways.
Tantalisingly fragrant, sweet and succulent or dry and spiced with the aroma of the East they transport us as if by magic carpet to the exotic lands of the orient. There are recipes for sesame and date baklavas, almond and pistachio coated biscuits, tempting stuffed fruits, rich mousses, delicate sorbets and syrups, jams and preserves, all of which may tempt you to conjure up these Middle Eastern delicacies in your own home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 22-09-2013


$55.00
Tangmere

ISBN: 9781909166196

Author: Reginald Byron    Publisher: Grub Street

This is the first full history of the Royal Air Force fighter station at Tangmere, West Sussex, from its beginnings in the First World War until its untimely cl...


This is the first full history of the Royal Air Force fighter station at Tangmere, West Sussex, from its beginnings in the First World War until its untimely closure in 1970. In its day it was one of the best known and strategically most important fighter stations in the British Isles. Tangmere first became prominent in the 1920s and 1930s for the highly polished air displays given at the RAF Pageants at Hendon by the pilots and aircraft of its resident squadrons, 1 and 43. On the outbreak of the Second World War, 1 Squadron was the first RAF squadron to be sent to France. With the fall of France in May 1940, Tangmere's squadrons found themselves right on the front line and during the Battle of Britain Tangmere was one of the main fighter stations constantly engaging with the deadly Luftwaffe. Tangmere's Hurricane and Spitfire pilots continued heroically to defend southern England for the next three years and turned increasingly to an offensive role, led by Wing Commander Douglas Bader. Squadrons at Tangmere were heavily involved in Operation Jubilee, the combined raid on Dieppe, and continued over the years to harass the enemy across the Channel with increasing accuracy, ferocity and persistence, culminating in a pivotal role in Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings. After the war Tangmere settled into a peacetime routine, became home to the High Speed Flight and the World Air Speed Record was broken there in 1946 and again in 1953 by Neville Duke. As the cold war set in Tangmere was no longer well positioned as an interceptor station and by the end of 1958 Fighter Command had withdrawn its last squadron. The aerodrome was used by Signals Command for six years or so then served as a home to various non-flying units until its decommissioning in 1970. It is now a highly prized museum with many valuable artefacts and aircraft. Expertly told with use of official diaries and operations record books this is a long-awaited, comprehensive and conclusive account of a fascinating fighter station.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 03-10-2013


$69.99
Buccaneer Boys

ISBN: 9781909166110

Author: Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork    Publisher: Grub Street

Twenty-four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force (SAAF) relate their experiences and...


Twenty-four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force (SAAF) relate their experiences and affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer. Arranged in chronological order, the book traces the history of the aircraft and the tasks it fulfilled. In addition to describing events and activities, it provides an insight into the lifestyle of a Buccaneer squadron and the fun and enjoyment of being a 'Buccaneer Boy' in addition to being part of a highly professional and dedicated force. The introduction into service is fully described before further chapters cover the development of the air force's maritime tactics and the deployment of two squadrons to Germany in the overland strike role. Two chapters cover the aircraft's stunning successes at the Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises flown in North America which took the USAF hierarchy by storm. A further chapter is devoted to the intensive but little known Bush War operations by 24 SAAF Squadron on the borders of Angola. Two USAF exchange officers who flew Buccaneers relate their experiences and the aircraft's deployment for the Lebanon crisis and the reinforcement exercise to the Falkland Islands is examined. The introduction of new air-to-surface anti-ship missiles is covered before the Buccaneer left to go to war in the Gulf where it distinguished itself providing precision laser marking for the Tornado force in addition to carrying out its own precision bombing attacks. This lavishly-illustrated book concludes with accounts of the aircraft's final days in RAF service and some reflections on its impact on maritime and overland air power.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 06-09-2013


$55.00
On The Unexplained

ISBN: 9781843916239

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle    Publisher: Hesperus Press

On the unexplained is a brand new selection of Arthur Conan Doyle’s writings on all things supernatural taken from Edge of the Unknown.

Best know...


On the unexplained is a brand new selection of Arthur Conan Doyle’s writings on all things supernatural taken from Edge of the Unknown.

Best known for the creation of Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle had many more strings to his bow. He was a political campaigner (most memorably in his defence of the Boer War); he believed in the existence of fairies; he played amateur sleuth, taking up closed cases to prove miscarriage of justice. Perhaps most intriguing of all though was the fact that, following the deaths of a number of his family, Conan Doyle began to take an interest in what was then termed ’spiritualism’ (trying to prove the existence of life beyond the grave), he became a member of the paranormal association The Ghost Sense Club and he also joined the British Society of Psychical Research.

An account of séances, automatic writing, trips to haunted country houses and in-depth philosophical analysis of the thinking behind the supernatural, this book is a must have for the Conan Doyle enthusiast or the intrigued reader alike. Conan Doyle’s famous spat with Houdini is represented with a chapter eulogising Houdini, apparently still not quite willing to let go the suspicion that the magician was blessed with special powers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 140


Publication Date: 27-09-2013


$24.99
Cricket Wit

ISBN: 9781849534628

Author: Richard Benson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Whether or not you can tell your dibbly-dobblies from your nurdles, this marvellous offering is bound to bowl you over. Crammed full of hilarious quotations fro...


Whether or not you can tell your dibbly-dobblies from your nurdles, this marvellous offering is bound to bowl you over. Crammed full of hilarious quotations from cricket capers worldwide, it’s the perfect all-rounder for any fan of the gentleman’s game.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 110 x 176 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2013


$29.99
Football Wit

ISBN: 9781849534598

Author: Aubrey Malone    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

When you’re finished explaining the offside rule, shouting at the ref and perfecting your ball skills, treat yourself to a hearty half-time chuckle with this ...


When you’re finished explaining the offside rule, shouting at the ref and perfecting your ball skills, treat yourself to a hearty half-time chuckle with this premiere collection of footy wise-cracks. No matter if your team win, lose or draw, Football Wit will keep you smiling through all the own goals and red cards that come your way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 110 x 176 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2013


$29.99
The Joy of Running

ISBN: 9781849534581

Author: Paul Owen    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivatingstories and quotes from the world of running, is perfect for anyone who ...


This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivatingstories and quotes from the world of running, is perfect for anyone who knows theincomparable joy and freedom of lacing up your trainers and hitting the road.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2013


$29.99
The Joy of Cycling

ISBN: 9781849534574

Author: Ray Hamilton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivating stories and quotes from the world of bikes, is perfect for anyone who k...


This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivating stories and quotes from the world of bikes, is perfect for anyone who knows the incomparable joy of cycling


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 110 x 176 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2013


$29.99
Animal Lullabies with CD

ISBN: 9781846430527

Authors: Mandy Ross, Krisztina Kallai Nagy    Publisher: Child’s Play

It's night-time in the Animal Kingdom and time for all the animal children to go to bed. But animal children are every bit as restless as their human counterpar...


It's night-time in the Animal Kingdom and time for all the animal children to go to bed. But animal children are every bit as restless as their human counterparts. How do their parents help them to sleep. What animal lullabies do they sing? Mandy Ross's original poems are linguistically rich and varied, creating affectionate and humourous sound-picturesout of an appealing mix of everyday language and nonsense words. Her engaging word play is admirably complemented by the vibrant watercolours of Krisztina Kallai Nagy. All children will love to imitate their favourite animals as they nestle to sleep, and the book finishes with a lullaby all human animals will love. Complete with Audio CD.


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 245 x 268 x 4 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2007


$24.99
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