September 2018 (65)

The Monocle Guide to Hotels Inns & Hideaways

ISBN: 9783899559521

Author: Monocle    Publisher: Gestalten

Monocle’s latest book will tell you where to find a top hotel―and also how to design or run your own. Both inspirational and packed with insight, it will be...


Monocle’s latest book will tell you where to find a top hotel―and also how to design or run your own. Both inspirational and packed with insight, it will be a must-have guide for the globally minded. Over the past decade, Monocle editors have been writing about―and staying in―plenty of hotels. They’ve put to the test everything from cosy inns in the backstreets of Beirut to cutting-edge offerings from international brands in New York, Tokyo and beyond. At the heart of everything has been one guiding principle: to find stop-ins that get the simple things right and understand the value of thoughtful hospitality. In this brand-new book, Monocle reveals not only its 100 favourite hotels but also how you could start number 101 on its list with a wealth of advice and insight into what owning and running a perfect establishment involves. From stunning photography and illustration to snappy essays and sharp observations, The MONOCLE Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways delivers a complete review of everything from escapists' boltholes to third spaces for entrepreneurs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 173 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2018


Tags: September 2018   Travel
$100.00
The Grand Hostels : Luxury Hostels of the World

ISBN: 9783899556841

Author: Kash Bhattacharya    Publisher: Gestalten

Travel in style on a budget with these fun design hostels around the globe. Hostels are more fun! Would you like to explore cities with like-minded people when...


Travel in style on a budget with these fun design hostels around the globe. Hostels are more fun! Would you like to explore cities with like-minded people when you travel? Live the local life, and take part in communal activities? A new wave of hostels is emerging that offer just that, with an extra shot of service and comfort. From outdoor swimming pools to rooftop dinners, co-working spaces to Spanish cooking lessons, the services and facilities on offer are outstanding. And all can be enjoyed from the convenience of a private room. The Grand Hostels will provide you with insights beyond just price and location. The hostels featured are perfect for foodies, outdoors-types, and digital nomads alike, as well as for short city breaks. Award-winning journalist Kash Bhattacharya, a.k.a. BudgetTraveller, reveals his secret tips on where to find luxury hostels across the world, and how to eat out, party or unwind like a true local. Turn your travels into experiences to remember for a lifetime!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 170 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2018


$89.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2018
Great English Interiors

ISBN: 9783791381985

Author: Derry Moore    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Famed photographer Derry Moore and renowned interior designer David Mlinaric offer a panoramic tour inside some of Britain’s finest manor houses, halls, castl...


Famed photographer Derry Moore and renowned interior designer David Mlinaric offer a panoramic tour inside some of Britain’s finest manor houses, halls, castles, and public buildings. Bridging five centuries, this lavishly illustrated book looks at houses such as Haddon Hall, Chastleton, and Knole, each with superb examples of Tudor and Stuart interiors. Including Houghton Hall from the 18th century and Waddesdon Manor from the 19th century, the book continues into the 20th century to feature the homes of such influential figures as Nancy Lancaster, Pauline de Rothschild, and David Hicks, guiding readers through the finest examples of English interior design. The work of British masters including Inigo Jones, William Kent, and Robert Adam is beautifully portrayed in striking photographs while complementary essays enlighten readers on the events and personalities that lend each site cultural significance. Anglophiles, armchair tourists, and lovers of grand interiors will enjoy these gorgeous photographs while discovering more about the designers, architects, and trends that have made British style so alluring and enduring over the centuries.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 280 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 10-09-2018


$120.00
The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities

ISBN: 9783899555035

Author: Monocle    Publisher: Gestalten

In this joyful new book Monocle unpacks what makes a great city, whether you’re looking for a new place to call home or need help fixing your own. How do we m...


In this joyful new book Monocle unpacks what makes a great city, whether you’re looking for a new place to call home or need help fixing your own. How do we make better cities – places that work for people of all ages and backgrounds? How do we make cities that provide the obvious essentials – great transport, good places to work – as well as the softer elements that truly deliver quality of life, from urban swimming pools to rooftop clubs? Since its launch in 2007, Monocle has been passionate about making better places to live. Every year it publishes a Quality of Life Survey, which names the top 25 cities to call home. In addition, across the issues, it has interviewed the best mayors, looked at the metropolises putting pedestrians first and met the people creating the best parks, both pocket and grand. Discover how you too can have a High Line, create the most covetable housing or turn a dirty river into a summer asset. Packed with great images and intriguing reports, this is a book that takes the urbanism debate away from city hall and explains what’s needed in ways that will inspire us all.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 338


Dimensions: 200 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2018


$135.00
The Porsche 911 Book (revised edition)

ISBN: 9783961711512

Author: Rene Staud    Publisher: TeNeues

The introduction of the Porsche 901 in 1963 marked a milestone in automotive history. Although the name later had to be changed because Peugeot had patented hav...


The introduction of the Porsche 901 in 1963 marked a milestone in automotive history. Although the name later had to be changed because Peugeot had patented having a 0 in the middle of car model numbers, the 911 didn’t let anything stand in the way of its becoming an iconic sports car. This success story spans all the way from the 901 and the Carrera RS 2.7 (which with its characteristic rear spoiler—the so-called “ducktail”— was the fastest production car of its time) right up to the current generation of the 991. The famous automotive photographer René Staud showcases the most important models—all in his typically radiant and distinctive style.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2018


$230.00
Born Free

ISBN: 9783899559613

Publisher: Gestalten

Born-Free is the Woodstock of the motorcycle scene: the world’s biggest gathering for riders of vintage custom motorcycles. Every season the community celebra...


Born-Free is the Woodstock of the motorcycle scene: the world’s biggest gathering for riders of vintage custom motorcycles. Every season the community celebrates a shared passion for building and riding motorcycles. It’s all about finding the next epic road and enjoying the feeling of spending time outside, with your friends or all alone, with scenic landscapes, the sun on your face, the sound of the wind, and the engine revving at your command. It means going back to the basics, just the winning combination of human and machine. Riding clears the mind and gives freedom to think at a welcome distance from everyday problems. Some say you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a motorcycle and that’s pretty close. What are you waiting for? Ride with us!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 280 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2018


$120.00
Ride Out

ISBN: 9783899559576

Publisher: Gestalten

Ride Out! shines a light on the classic and most inspiring riding landscapes, from never-ending meandering mountain passes to routes along the Mediterranean Sea...


Ride Out! shines a light on the classic and most inspiring riding landscapes, from never-ending meandering mountain passes to routes along the Mediterranean Sea. A motorcycle rider is always on the hunt― for the perfect curve, the perfect scenery, the perfect flow. Pack light, take your friends on a spontaneous day trip, or prepare for the long haul around the world. Hop on a sport bike or a dual-sport―will you choose Africa’s challenging sand dunes or the rough gravel paths among the old Silk Road routes flanked by some of the tallest mountains in the world? California, South Africa, Japan, China, Patagonia, and New Zealand are playgrounds for the two-wheeled nomads who will be sharing their personal experi- ences. Detailed Maps containing practical background information on the best seasons, duration, and points of interest will help you plan your next trip. Get out and ride!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2018


Tags: September 2018   Travel   Transport
$120.00
Supersonic : Design and Lifestyle of Concorde

ISBN: 9783791384092

Author: Lawrence Azerrad    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This stylishly illustrated book looks back at the glamour of Concorde air travel and is as sleek and elegant as the aircraft it celebrates. When the first comme...


This stylishly illustrated book looks back at the glamour of Concorde air travel and is as sleek and elegant as the aircraft it celebrates. When the first commercial Concordes zoomed off the runways in Paris and London in the late 1960s, crossing the Atlantic in just under three hours, they established a new standard for luxury flight. Powered by 38,000 pounds of thrust and easily recognizable with its delta wing and drooping nose, the Concorde jet embodied the pinnacle of aviation technology and industrial design. It quickly became the preferred mode of transatlantic flight for superstars and business moguls alike. Opening with a lively history of the jet and how it changed travel, the book focuses on the look and feel of the Concorde. Photos of the jet’s evolving interiors show how the original, starkly designed cabin gave way to luxury seats and interiors designed by the likes of Sir Terence Conran and Andrée Putman. Filled with fascinating historical and technical background, and drawn from the author’s personal collection of more than one thousand Concorde-related objects, this elegant book offers rarely seen historical photography and firsthand contributions from the people who helped create the Concorde experience from take-off to landing and beyond.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 190 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2018


$85.00
Shackleton Boys Volume 1

ISBN: 9781911621126

Author: Steve Bond    Publisher: Grub Street

Essentially a development of the Avro Lancaster via the later Lincoln, the Avro Shackleton was the RAF’s first line of defence in the maritime role from 1951 ...


Essentially a development of the Avro Lancaster via the later Lincoln, the Avro Shackleton was the RAF’s first line of defence in the maritime role from 1951 for twenty years, thereafter continuing to serve as an airborne early warning aircraft for another twenty, until 1991. The ‘Old Grey Lady’, the ‘Growler’, ‘20,000 rivets in loose formation’, but mostly known simply as the ‘Shack’, it is viewed with great affection by those who flew and maintained it. In addition to its traditional sub-hunting role, it was also used extensively for search and rescue operations, and even as a conventional bomber in the Aden theatre. Operating around the world with squadrons based in the UK, the Mediterranean, Middle East and Far East, ‘Shacks’ were also used to support the blockade of oil supplies to Rhodesia during the UDI crisis in the ’60s and ’70s, and searching for gun-running boats during the Indonesian Confrontation. All of the Boys’ stories are from air and ground crew veterans themselves, and because there are so many vital and entertaining accounts, Steve Bond has divided his subject into two volumes. Consequently this volume will cover UK-based units flying from Ballykelly (including Aldergrove), Farnborough, Honington, Kinloss, Lossiemouth, St Eval and St Mawgan, plus many overseas detachments including Christmas Island and Majunga. To complement the detailed personal accounts and anecdotes are hundreds of original photographs and extensive appendices. A feast for any ‘Shack’ or military aviation aficionado. Volume Two (coming in 2019) will cover those units based overseas at Changi, Gan, Gibraltar, Khormaksar, Luqa (and Hal Far), and Sharjah, plus the South African Air Force operations from Ysterplaat/Malan.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2018


$69.99
A History of the Mediterranean Air War 1940-1945 Volume 4

ISBN: 9781911621102

Author: Christopher Shores    Publisher: Grub Street

The fourth volume in this momentous series commences with the attacks on the Italian island fortress of Pantellaria which led to its surrender and occupation ac...


The fourth volume in this momentous series commences with the attacks on the Italian island fortress of Pantellaria which led to its surrender and occupation achieved almost by air attack alone. The account continues with the ultimately successful, but at times very hard fought, invasions of Sicily and southern Italy as burgeoning Allied air power, now with full US involvement, increasingly dominated the skies overhead. The successive occupations of Sardinia and Corsica are also covered in detail. This volume, then, is essentially the story of the tactical air forces up to the point when Rome was occupied, just at the same time as the Normandy landings were occurring in north-west France. In its pages are found what can justifiably be considered the story of ‘the soldiers’ air force’. Frequently overlooked by more immediate newsworthy events elsewhere, their struggle was often of an equally Homeric nature. With regards to the long-range tactical role of the Allied heavy bombers, only the period from May to October is examined herein, while they remained based in North Africa. Thus the period from November 1943 when the US 15th Air Force was formed to pursue the strategic air offensive against the Reich, together with the RAF’s 205 Group of night bombers, will be covered in a future (sixth) volume. Volume Five will deal with the rest of the tactical war in Italy and Greece, over the Adriatic and Aegean, and with the entry into the South of France to join forces advancing southwards from Normandy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 680


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2018


$135.00
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