September 2016 (31)

The Drum Thing

ISBN: 9783791382692

Author: Deirdre O'Callaghan    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The drummer is usually the least well-known member of any band. Yet behind every frontman is the person keeping the beat, and often acting as the music’s driv...


The drummer is usually the least well-known member of any band. Yet behind every frontman is the person keeping the beat, and often acting as the music’s driving force. In these incredible portraits, Deirdre O’Callaghan places drummers squarely in the spotlight. Photographing her subjects in their private rehearsal spaces and residences—from studios, bedrooms and basements to garages and gardens—allows her to capture the true essence of their personalities and lifestyles. She has photographed almost 100 celebrated musicians for the book, including Ringo Starr, Questlove, Janet Weiss, Dave Grohl, Bobbye Hall, Lars Ulrich, Jack White, and Leah Shapiro. Each image is accompanied by excerpts from O’Callaghan’s personal conversations with the drummers. The result is a fascinating look at a truly diverse world made up of men and women from every walk of life, united by a single, emphatic passion.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 280 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2016


$110.00
Lettering: Tips For Creation

ISBN: 9788416500321

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

Lettering is the art of “drawing” letters or words, highlighting their imperfections and free style. This technique, which has been in use for several decad...


Lettering is the art of “drawing” letters or words, highlighting their imperfections and free style. This technique, which has been in use for several decades, is currently enjoying wide popularity thanks to its many talented exponents worldwide, including Tobias Hall, Craig Black, Martina Flor, Ivan Castro, Betrayer Family, Tobias Saul, Sergio Jiménez... The book is divided into two parts; in the first half each artist has selected examples of their work and discussed their influences and early career, while in the second half each of them provides a new piece of work, talking us through the creative and production process, step by step, from the initial idea and sketch, explaining how the dimensions were worked out and the letters combined to ultimately form a harmonious message. This is a complete book for all lovers of the art, and those who want to take a glance at this wonderful world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 19-09-2016


$65.00
Hostels : A revolutionary new concept

ISBN: 9788416500314

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

In this book we have presented what we feel are some of the best hostels from around the world, based on a combination of their interior design, comfort and ser...


In this book we have presented what we feel are some of the best hostels from around the world, based on a combination of their interior design, comfort and services. Some of them even offer discotheques, terraces, restaurants or reading rooms…. The majority of the establishments shown are located in major cities, although some are in rural settings. There are hostels in historic buildings, such as the old Medical Science University in Amsterdam or a 200 year old Venetian palace, while others are situated in modern buildings or converted houses…but all are locations catering for the many travellers who do not mind sharing a room.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2016


$49.99
It's A London Thing

ISBN: 9783791381664

Author: Fred Butler    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Fred Butler has lived in London for over a decade, yet every day she still finds something new and interesting about the city, whether she’s cycling to catch ...


Fred Butler has lived in London for over a decade, yet every day she still finds something new and interesting about the city, whether she’s cycling to catch a fashion show, DJ-ing a party, or going on training runs with the Run Dem Crew. Now, in her first book, the popular blogger invites readers to come along on her London travels. Fred recommends the best each neighborhood has to offer in the way of bars, nightclubs, museums, stores, parks, and more. Her tips come with personal anecdotes and photos, and each chapter features a detailed map. Interspersed throughout the book are “Top 5” lists from a variety of notable personalities, for example the poet James Massiah’s favorite spoken word events; NTS Radio founder Femi Adeyemi’s best record shops; and fashion designer Zandra Rhodes’s most loved colorful locales. As vibrant and animated as Fred herself, this delightfully original take on one of the world’s coolest cities is brimming with its author’s personality and style.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 165 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


Tags: September 2016   Travel
$65.00
The Monet Cookbook : Recipes from Giverny

ISBN: 9783791382883

Author: Florence Gentner    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

It’s well known that Claude Monet was a gourmand as well as an artistic genius. His culinary journals are filled with detailed recipes and notes about what he...


It’s well known that Claude Monet was a gourmand as well as an artistic genius. His culinary journals are filled with detailed recipes and notes about what he ate and with whom he shared his meals. Now, sixty of those recipes are gathered in this elegantly produced book brimming with the colors and flavors of Giverny, France. Each chapter features recipes that were served in Monet’s famed yellow dining room, eaten al fresco in the gardens at Giverny, or at several of the fine restaurants along the Seine in Normandy. Beautiful reproductions of Monet’s art compliment the recipes, along with photographs of the artist enjoying these dishes with his family, friends, and fellow artists. The recipes themselves, selected for their rustic appeal and use of only the freshest ingredients, range from simple galettes and hearty casseroles to fine soufflés, seafood dishes, and delicious tarts, cakes, and other pastries. A fitting tribute to the painter and his legendary aesthetic, this cookbook is the next best thing to sitting at Monet’s table.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$79.99
Suddenly Senior: The Funny Thing About Getting Older

ISBN: 9781849539203

Author: Tom Hay    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'You know you're getting old when you can pinch an inch on your forehead.' - John Mendoza. You might be getting a bit thin on top, plump at the middle and creak...


'You know you're getting old when you can pinch an inch on your forehead.' - John Mendoza. You might be getting a bit thin on top, plump at the middle and creaky around the knees, but that doesn't mean you've forgotten how to enjoy yourself! This collection of witty quotations, light-hearted yarns and cheerful jokes will help you chalk that last 'senior moment' down to experience, forget the grey hairs and the twinges, and celebrate getting older with a smile on your face and a twinkle in your wrinkle.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 09-09-2016


$29.99
Older, Wiser, Sexier (Men)

ISBN: 9781849539388

Author: Bev Williams    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The hilarious Spring Chicken greeting card range has brought wry smiles to the faces of millions. Older, Wiser, Sexier brings together the best of the cheeky bu...


The hilarious Spring Chicken greeting card range has brought wry smiles to the faces of millions. Older, Wiser, Sexier brings together the best of the cheeky but charming cartoons books to create the perfect gift for that person in your life who may be getting on a bit but certainly isn't past it.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 09-09-2016


$19.99
Older, Wiser, Sexier (Women)

ISBN: 9781849539395

Author: Bev Williams    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'Never eat healthy food. We so need all the preservatives we can get.' The hilarious Spring Chicken greeting card range has brought wry smiles to the faces of m...


'Never eat healthy food. We so need all the preservatives we can get.' The hilarious Spring Chicken greeting card range has brought wry smiles to the faces of millions. Older, Wiser, Sexier brings together the best of the cheeky but charming cartoons books to create the perfect gift for that person in your life who may be getting on a bit but certainly isn't past it.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 09-09-2016


$19.99
52 Things to Do While You Poo: The Colouring Book

ISBN: 9781849539340

Author: Hugh Jassburn    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Perching on the porcelain can be very boring when you have nothing to do but poo. But fear not, as excretion expert Hugh Jassburn has put together a colouring c...


Perching on the porcelain can be very boring when you have nothing to do but poo. But fear not, as excretion expert Hugh Jassburn has put together a colouring compendium to make use of those dull moments and truly maximise your creativity on the khazi. So grab your crayons and colour away - toilet time need no longer be a chore!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 09-09-2016


$19.99
Meteor Boys

ISBN: 9781910690260

Author: Steve Bond    Publisher: Grub Street

As Britain’s first jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor has had a remarkably varied and lengthy life. But whilst many books have focused on its development and ser...


As Britain’s first jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor has had a remarkably varied and lengthy life. But whilst many books have focused on its development and service history, the time has come to hear the personal experiences of its air and ground crews. By interviewing over fourty veterans, author Steve Bond has written an incredibly detailed insight into this iconic aircraft, which is supported by anecdotes and accounts from those who knew it best. One example is Alan McDonald who described the Meteor as ‘a bit unforgiving if you got it wrong, as many pilots found out to their cost, especially on one engine, but I must admit I got to like it very much – it was a great adrenalin rush.’ Alongside these entertaining anecdotes are details of the Meteor’s origins and developments. Starting with the first deliveries in 1944 working through to the present day, Steve Bond documents the diverse role which the Meteor has had. From use in operations against the V1, photo-reconnaissance missions, as a training machine and later a display aircraft – particular attention is given to its major service period of the 1950s through to the early 1960s. The book will also feature photographs never seen before in print. This detailed history of this iconic and much loved jet fighter will appeal to all aviation fans.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 19-09-2016


$59.99
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