September 2014 (16)

The Diggers' Story

ISBN: 9781927145609

Author: Julia Bradshaw    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

These fascinating 'tales and reminiscences of the Golden Coast direct from Westland's earliest pioneers' were originally compiled by Carl Pfaff for The Diggers'...


These fascinating 'tales and reminiscences of the Golden Coast direct from Westland's earliest pioneers' were originally compiled by Carl Pfaff for The Diggers' Story, first published in 1914 to mark the 50th anniversary of the gold rushes that transformed this remote part of New Zealand. Long out of print, the book has been thoughtfully edited and expanded for today's readers by Hokitika Museum director Julia Bradshaw.

This new edition of The Diggers' Story features additional stories and information, and is enlivened by more than 160 black and white images and 32 pages of exquisite colour illustrations, many of them previously unpublished. This compelling , richly illustrated record of teh gold rushes will be essential reading for anyone interested in the West Coast's explosive and romantic history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 215 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2014


$49.99
Cat Selfies

ISBN: 9781849536462

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

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Everyone is snapping selfies and cats are no exception! From the sublime to the ridiculous, this book collects the best photos of fe...


#Glamourpusses

Everyone is snapping selfies and cats are no exception! From the sublime to the ridiculous, this book collects the best photos of felines who have taken the selfie craze into their own paws. These cute and candid snaps give us a glimpse of our kitties as they see themselves.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2014


$19.99
Celebrity Pets

ISBN: 9783832798765

Author: Edward Quinn    Publisher: TeNeues

Edward Quinn’s debut as a professional photojournalist was at an equestrian show jumping competition in Nice, France. This initiation established two constant...


Edward Quinn’s debut as a professional photojournalist was at an equestrian show jumping competition in Nice, France. This initiation established two constants of the Irish photographer’s (1920–1997) work: the Côte d’Azur as a setting and animals as a subject. The French Riviera of the 1950s and 60s was a veritable El Dorado. Quinn’s wife, Gret, once said of this golden age, “In the fifties, looking around on the Riviera, you thought everyone was beautiful and happy.” Edward Quinn captured the shining stars of the day—everyone from Grace Kelly to Salvador Dalí—on film, preserving the magic of those boom years for future generations. Equipped with his Leica and an excellent eye, “Edward Quinn brought artistry to celebrity photos,” as People Magazine once wrote about him. Celebrities, both now and in the glamorous 1950s and 60s, tend to look shy, stilted, and intent on keeping their guard up when photographed. But not with Quinn. How did he get such impressively authentic portraits of his subjects? His discreet and gentle manner certainly helped, as did his trick of shooting stars with their pets. Celebrity Pets proves this tactic was a huge success. In the presence of their beloved pets, the stars are incredibly approachable and natural, whether it is Picasso romping with his dogs Kabul and Lump, or writer Somerset Maugham on all fours playing with his Pekingese Chin. We see Prince Rainer using a tiger as an icebreaker with Grace Kelly, and mixed-breed dog Guapa where every man dreamed of being: in bed with Brigitte Bardot.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2014


$135.00
Branding Elements Logos 3

ISBN: 9789881562593

Publisher: Gingko Press

Another thick treasury of logo design examples coinciding perfectly with the multitude of today’s trends taking inspiration from geometric naturalistic patter...


Another thick treasury of logo design examples coinciding perfectly with the multitude of today’s trends taking inspiration from geometric naturalistic patterns. 300 examples of successful logo designs, including Arteria, Samsung, Cadbury, and more, demonstrate how to create a cohesive brand, with examples ranging from simple stationary to high-concept promotional materials. Each project also features profiles and mission statements by designers, as well as explorations of their creative process when designing the perfect logo to expertly represent a client. It’s all about the Logo!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 11-08-2014


$95.00
Hasselblad Masters Vol 4 : Evolve

ISBN: 9783832798727

Publisher: TeNeues

Hasselblad—a manufacturer of high quality photo technology for more than five decades— has funded the prestigious Masters photography contest, which honors ...


Hasselblad—a manufacturer of high quality photo technology for more than five decades— has funded the prestigious Masters photography contest, which honors established top photographers and outstanding newcomers every year. The ever-evolving mission for Hasselblad is to develop the finest capture devices available on the planet. And each year our unique Masters volumes serve to perfectly illustrate the outstanding camera craft of an elite ensemble of highly gifted photographers. In 2014, the focus is on the theme of “Evolve.” Twelve photographers present their stunning images on the subject in this representative anthology. The winners were selected from nearly 4,000 applicants and were given the opportunity to portray their ideas with high-end Hasselblad equipment. The winners were determined not only by a 24-member jury, but also by the public, who were asked to nominate their favourite images online. The selection criteria not only include ambition, imagination, and technical photographic skills but also the ability to depict emotions. In addition to the established categories such as architecture, fashion, and portraits, underwater photography was included in the competition for the first time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2014


$180.00
Wanderlust: Thomas Hoepker

ISBN: 9783832798529

Author: Thomas Hoepker    Publisher: TeNeues

The very best photographic books whisk us away from familiar surroundings in search of far-flung places—and none more so than this impressive volume, a retros...


The very best photographic books whisk us away from familiar surroundings in search of far-flung places—and none more so than this impressive volume, a retrospective of photographer Thomas Hoepker’s wide-ranging work. Spanning sixty years, Wanderlust is a spectacular showcase for this photojournalist and former president of Magnum Photos. Hoepker’s remarkable success as a global historian has created an unparalleled visual archive, and he chronicles both the planet’s momentous occurrences and the striking realities of everyday life with equal aplomb. This landmark book allows readers to bear witness to such world-defining events as the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and 9/11 in New York—all of which Hoepker’s evocative images helped etch in our collective consciousness.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2014


$175.00 $89.99
New York Snapshots

ISBN: 9783832798178

Author: Carter Berg    Publisher: TeNeues

Experience New York from the familiar perspective of a true insider. With an array of personal vistas and original viewpoints, fashion photographer and New York...


Experience New York from the familiar perspective of a true insider. With an array of personal vistas and original viewpoints, fashion photographer and New York native Carter Berg shares a diverse range of vignettes of this bustling metropolis. Readers get a chance to revel in the city’s dynamic allure as well as savour its subtler, more idiosyncratic charms. Along with gleaming skyscrapers and fascinating historic architecture, Berg presents close-ups of the rhythms, patterns, and details that make up this unique urban landscape. The result: an emblematic series of photographs that chronicle the visual language that gives this city its distinctive spirit.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 205 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2014


$69.99
The Beauty Book

ISBN: 9783832798796

Author: Kenneth Willardt    Publisher: TeNeues

As humans we are programmed to instinctively respond to beauty. It has an indescribable quality that lifts our spirits and opens our hearts. Yet while this inta...


As humans we are programmed to instinctively respond to beauty. It has an indescribable quality that lifts our spirits and opens our hearts. Yet while this intangible essence can be hard to define, it’s nonetheless instantly recognizable. Over the course of his illustrious career, photographer Kenneth Willardt has captured an impressive array of images that epitomize our contemporary concept of beauty. Although varied in their tone and subject matter, these finely structured compositions all possess a timeless elegance that draws us in. Equally at home in both black and white and color images, viewers of Willardt’s photography will be struck by the intimacy that characterizes his work. It will be no surprise, then, to learn that the subjects displayed here are celebrities that fascinate him or models he knows as friends. With this freedom and informality between photographer and models, the images are intensely direct and real.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 270 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2014


$199.00
Faces of Talent

ISBN: 9783832798659

Author: Till Bronner    Publisher: TeNeues

In true Blue Note tradition the cover of Till Brönner’s self-titled 2012 album is in itself a work of art. The musician—who had played with Natalie Cole an...


In true Blue Note tradition the cover of Till Brönner’s self-titled 2012 album is in itself a work of art. The musician—who had played with Natalie Cole and Dave Brubeck before he became a celebrity himself—enjoys being photographed by star photographer Andreas H. Bitesnich, resulting in portraits that are cool but without a hint of artificiality. Brönner is not only one of the best and most successful jazz trumpet players of our time, but he also has a special relationship with the visual arts. Since the moment he received his first Leica camera, he discovered a love of photography and is turning the tables. He captures internationally famous musicians and actors from Beth Ditto to Armin Müller-Stahl, David Guetta to Gregory Porter. Because of his musical background, Brönner has the necessary feeling for timing and the right orchestration. His photographic style is spare and no method is an end in itself. The result: impressive black-and-white portraits that reveal unknown sides of familiar faces. When viewing these images you can immediately sense that there is a special relationship between the photographer and his subjects—making these photos exceptionally compelling.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2014


$225.00
Soviet Ghosts

ISBN: 9781908211163

Author: Rebecca Litchfield    Publisher: Gingko Press

Photographer Rebecca Litchfield captures many abandoned location's, which were either part of the Soviet Union or occupied satellite states during this period o...


Photographer Rebecca Litchfield captures many abandoned location's, which were either part of the Soviet Union or occupied satellite states during this period of history, including forgotten towns, factories, prisons, schools, monuments, hospitals, theatres, military complexes, asylums & death camps across the former communist states. These photographs deliver a compelling narrative of both moral bankruptcy and flawed ideology. Featuring stunning imagery throughout, this compelling road-trip through the old USSR, breathes new life into these forgotten places, finding both beauty and meaning in their post-apocalyptic decay. Extended essays by Tristi Brownett, Neill Cockwill and Professor Owen Evans, offer considerable contextual depth to the locations imbuing them with a wealth of connection and wonder. By virtue of its holistic approach, the book also explores how and why these once thriving communities became abandoned, whether by natural disaster, man-made catastrophe or simply through the march of time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 260 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2014


$79.99
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