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Quilts - A Beautiful History

  • Hardback
  • £9.99

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  • ISBN: 9781840729733
  • Publication date: 29 Sep 2005
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Aster

Pause Every Day

Danielle Marchant
Authors:
Danielle Marchant

Conran

Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress

Chloe Fox
Authors:
Chloe Fox

Ninety years after Vogue dubbed Coco Chanel's simple short black 'Ford' dress 'the frock that all the world will wear', the perfect Little Black Dress continues to be every woman's most sought after fashion essential. At its classic best, the LBD doesn't just make its wearer look beautiful and stylish; it empowers her too. Dress it up, pare it down, wear it forever - the Little Black Dress is a fashion essential. From the bold, dramatic designs of Zandra Rhodes to the eye-catching LBDs by Vivienne Westwood, from Elizabeth Hurley's iconic safety pin Versace number to the tight off-the-shoulder Christina Stambolian dress worn by Princess Diana, Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress celebrates the very best of the LBD.'One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress'Karl Lagerfeld

Ilex Press

Why You Like This Photo

Brian Dilg
Authors:
Brian Dilg

Beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder. It's something that can be measured and understood. Science Fact.Scientists are starting to unravel more and more about how the mind has developed over human history, revealing some surprising truths about how the mind works. Did you know, for example, that the landscape photos people think of as most beautiful are closely correlated with exactly the kind of lush fertile landscape early humans sought out?Featuring interviews with numerous great photographers combined with concepts from exciting areas of science and psychology, Why You Like This Photo holds the inspiring and practical keys to capturing the images that you, and everyone, will love.

Ilex Press

The Book of Ornamental Alphabets

F. G. Delamotte
Authors:
F. G. Delamotte

Whether you're a type nerd, an illustrator or a professional designer, The Book Of Ornamental Alphabets is the perfect sourcebook. Find scores of thoughtfully selected royalty-free alphabet fonts within, as well as numerals, monograms and more.An iconic Victorian book, re-published as a beautiful facsimile for the first time in over 150 years, The Book Of Ornamental Alphabets is an unbeatable resource and a must-have for any typographer's bookshelf.

Cassell

What Would Keynes Do?

Tejvan Pettinger
Authors:
Tejvan Pettinger

Have you ever wondered what Adam Smith would have to say about you playing the lottery? Or whether Jeremy Bentham could cure your hangover (through economics)? Ever pondered over what Milton Friedman might get you for Christmas?By comparing and contrasting what the greatest economists of all time would have to say about 40 questions from your everyday life, What Would Keynes Do? will help you get to grips with all the important economic theories in an original and thought-provoking way.Includes such puzzling conundrums as:-Should I park in an illegal parking space and risk a fine? -Should I go to University or start working straight away? -Should I leave my children all my wealth after my death or spread it out throughout my life?-Should I ever commit a crime? -If I enjoy drinking beer, how much should I drink? -Is it OK to be selfish? -Should I vote for a political party which promises to raise taxes?

Ilex Press

Why Photographers Prefer Cloudy Days

Haje Jan Kamps
Authors:
Haje Jan Kamps

There's no one secret to taking beautiful photos. But good photographers do have a few tricks up theirsleeves... They know that clouds, far from ruining a photo, give a great soft natural light for portraits. They know that unusual angles draw the eye, and that their feet are just as effective as a zoom lens.This book packs 62 of the most important creative ideas into one place. Beautifully presented, easy-to-read and packed with example photos. None of these ideas need an expensive camera, fancy lens or a over-priced flash. The purpose of this book is to help you tell stories with your camera (or phone).Whatever you want to shoot, Why Photographers Prefer Cloudy Days is packed full of ideas to inspire you, and tips that will help you take better, more original photos.

Ilex Press

Fashion and Lifestyle Photography

Dixie Dixon
Authors:
Dixie Dixon

Succeed in the commercial world and become a stand-out fashion & lifestyle photographer. "If you are interested in pursuing fashion and lifestyle photography, this book, from this rising young star of the field, is a must." - Joe McNally Only a few years ago, fashion photography used to be a stuffy world for a tiny elite. Now an explosion in social media and lifestyle advertising has created opportunities for a whole new breed of professional photographer. Fashion and Lifestyle Photography is based on the talks Dixie Dixon, a Nikon Brand Ambassador, has given to crowds at major international trade shows. Expanding on the subject in the book, she reveals how to succeed in this exciting marketplace, covering key topics such as:· Professional case studies· Behind the scenes· Lighting diagrams & gear· How to build your careerFrom finding your vision, to building your dream team, this book will provide you with the essential gear and know-how to capture the looks of the media world that leap off the page or screen."Dixie Dixon is a truly wonderful, vibrant young talent in the field of fashion and lifestyle photography. In this book, she takes you on a lively, complete tour of not only how to make compelling, beautiful photographs, but also how to grow a business, develop a signature look, make your own breaks, gather clients and keep them, use social media well, and assemble a great support team. And that's the short list. This book is full of gems about the seemingly small details that are essential to success." - Joe McNally

Hamlyn

Goal!

Michael Donald
Authors:
Michael Donald

Beautifully illustrated and officially licensed by FIFA, Goal! is a unique football book that captures the essence of the ultimate sporting achievement.This is a fascinating portrait of the men who have lived the dream of every football fan worldwide. Includes: Intimate portraits by award-winning photographer Michael DonaldInterviews with the players, giving fascinating insight into the occassion, from the music they played on the bus to the stadium, to the meal they ate afterwardsProfiles on Pelé, Ronaldo, Zidane, Götze annd many more of the greatsThe book includes the story of what happened in each FIFA World CupT, what happened to the players afterwards and what they do today. There's also a comprehensive statistics section covering all the facts and figures for each World Cup tournament so readers can relive the matches they saw, and discover the details about the ones they didn't.

Mitchell Beazley

Triumph

Zef Enault, Michael Levivier
Authors:
Zef Enault, Michael Levivier

This is the definitive story of Triumph, told through 130 years of its magnificent motorcycles.Created with support from Triumph and with a foreword from CEO Nick Bloor, The Art of the Motorcycle is a celebration of Triumph's most beautiful bikes, and an essential companion for any fan.With unprecedented access behind the scenes, the book tells the story of Triumph's motorcycles through the years, from the earliest models and much-loved classics to the most recent bikes. Features include: Entries on each of the greatest Triumph models Stunning photography throughout - including never-before-seen images Detailed technical information Early design sketches First-hand reports from the people who were there Other treasures from the Triumph archives With insightful, thoroughly-researched text, Triumph - The Art of the Motorcycle is the ultimate history of an enduring icon, told through its greatest machines.

Ilex Press

Ultimate Exposure

David Nightingale
Authors:
David Nightingale
Mitchell Beazley

Brilliant Brick Builds: Amazing Creations in LEGO®

Nathan Sawaya
Authors:
Nathan Sawaya

Introduction by acclaimed LEGO artist, Nathan SawayaDiscover the best LEGO builds ever created with this celebration of the most impressive models from around the world.This book showcases LEGO art across a variety of themes, including super structures, entire towns and modes of transport. It takes a fresh look at past favourites as well as featuring the latest 'super builds' from creators all over the world. The LEGO models created by these master builders are carefully constructed using only standard LEGO pieces. Packed with artwork and quirky trivia, this is the ultimate treat for LEGO fans of all ages.60 epic super buildsNever-before-seen large-scale modelsFrom the creators of the bestselling book Brick City

Mitchell Beazley

Timeless

Louise Young, Loulia Sheppard
Authors:
Louise Young, Loulia Sheppard

'If you haven't heard of Louise Young and are interested in period makeup, or any makeup in fact, then we highly recommend you check out her latest book.' - PIXIWOOThe definitive step-by-step guide to recreating the most striking make-up and hair styles of the 20th century.Timeless is a beauty bible for the golden ages of style from renowned film, television and make-up artist Louise Young, along with leading film industry hairstylist Loulia Sheppard.Step-by-step photography and clear, concise instructions help you to recreate make-up and hair looks from the past 100 years of beauty, from the dark, smouldering eyes of the jazz-age flapper to the red lips and victory rolls of the 1940s, right up to the electric colours of the 1980s and beyond.Accurate, practical and beautiful, this is the ultimate guide to the most classic looks of all time.Between them, Louise and Loulia have provided make-up and hair styling for stars such as Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley and Selma Hayek, and on films including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Pride and Prejudice, Florence Foster Jenkins, Anna Karenina and The Duchess, among many others.

Mitchell Beazley

The World Atlas of Street Fashion

Caroline Cox
Authors:
Caroline Cox
Mitchell Beazley

Kaukasis The Cookbook

Olia Hercules
Authors:
Olia Hercules

"A sensitive, personal journey expressed through the beauty of food - just wonderful" - Jamie Oliver"Olia Hercules is a storyteller-foodwriter, and a wholly original voice in the kitchen - there's not a recipe of hers I don't want to cook immediately" - Nigella Lawson"You might not think you would be interested in a book celebrating the food and flavours of the Caucasus...but you would be wrong. Olia Hercules is a great storyteller who will take you on a journey through the region without you ever having to leave the sofa" - Sunday Time Ireland "This is an incredible book - as I began to leaf through I started to smile, and I didn't stop" - Diana Henry"Each recipe has a story, making this a fascinating read as well as a stunning cookbook" - BBC Good Food"If the cooking of the Caucasian region isn't yet on your radar, it soon will be. (...) These gorgeous, flavour-packed recipes will give you a taste of what you've been missing" - delicious. magazineFrom the winner of the Observer's Rising Star Award and Fortnum & Mason Debut Food Book Award 2016 comes a celebration of the food and flavours of the Caucasus - bridging Europe and Asia and incorporating Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Iran, Russia and Turkey. Olia Hercules introduces us to more than 100 recipes for vibrant, earthy, unexpected dishes from across the region such as Plum fruit leather, Chestnut plov with pumpkin crust, Quince stuffed with lamb & carmalised shallots, Vine leaf dolma, Village breakfast, Khachapouri, Armenian "cognac" profiteroles and Red basil sherbet.

Cassell

Ukulele for Beginners

Will Grove-White
Authors:
Will Grove-White

Interested in the ukulele and want to learn how to play it? This is the book for you.Originally published as Get Plucky, this all-encompassing guide to the ukulele is written by Will Grove-White, one of the world-renowned Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Clearly written, beautifully designed, and chock-full of photos and illustrations, Ukulele for Beginners is the perfect teach-yourself ukulele book for adults and children alike, and a must for anyone with an interest in the instrument.- No knowledge of music required- Clearly written and easy to understand- Full colour photographic illustrations- Chords to learn and songs to strum- Simple and advanced strumming techniques- Tips and tricks for writing your own songs- How to play in a group- Play along with the songs onlineAlso includes:- Pull-out comprehensive chord dictionary- A complete history of the ukulele- Biographies of great uke players from past and present- Ukulele revelations about Jimi Hendrix, Neil Armstrong, Elvis Presley and more...

Ilex Press

The Nude Sketchbook

The ultimate exercise book for any original, training the eye, the hand and the mind.Copying is how we learn. It is the oldest, grandest tradition and essential to an artist's development. Featuring 20 masterpieces by Michelangelo, Modigliani, Matisse, and more, The Nude Sketchbook is the first in an innovative new series that combines careful study with independent expression.Each image is accompanied by helpful prompts from iconic artists, critics, and art historians, with plenty of blank space to practice and explore within the theme. Complete with a brief history of life drawing and an introduction to the draughtsman's toolkit, this guided sketchbook equips artists with everything they need to develop their style and skills. Gain a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and techniques necessary to master this most intimate subject.

Mitchell Beazley

Oklava

Selin Kiazim
Authors:
Selin Kiazim

'Fantastic Turkish-Cypriot food' - Yotam Ottolenghi 'Welcome to the extremely tasty world of modern Turkish-Cypriot food - what a stunning and beautiful book' - Peter Gordon 'This woman can bloody cook' - Grace Dent, Evening Standard'Keep an eye out for Selin Kiazim, because she is going places, in every conceivable way' - Giles Coren, The Times'Swoon' - Time Out LondonWith influences from the Mediterranean, Southern Europe and the Middle East, Turkish-Cypriot food offers incredible flavour combinations unique to its region. Oklava: The Cookbook celebrates the culinary delights of this area in a way no cookbook has done before. Oklava translates simply as 'rolling pin'. For Selin Kiazim, this word conjures up memories of her Turkish-Cypriot grandmother: a rolling pin was never far from her hands, which meant a delicious treat was imminent. The same can be said for this book. These sensational recipes will take you on a journey from home-cooked meals and summers spent in North Cyprus to an exciting interpretation of modern Turkish-Cypriot cooking in London. Bring the Oklava experience into your home with Turkish delights such as Pistachio-crusted Banana & Tahini French Toast with Orange Blossom Syrup & Smoked Streaky Bacon; Grilled Quails with Palm Sugar, Sumac & Oregano Glaze; Courgette, Feta & Mint Fritters; Crispy Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb Breast with Yoghurt; Chilli-Roast Cauliflower; and Chocolate, Prune & Cardamom Delice.

Godsfield Press

The Qigong Bible

Katherine Allen
Authors:
Katherine Allen

The ancient art of Qigong, the "seed of martial arts", not only allows you to maintain your health but also heals the bodies and calms the minds of those who practice it. Featuring 300 photographs from the main schools of Qigong, The Qigong Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to practising Qigong and finding a mental and physical balance in life, encouraging readers of all levels to make Qigong a part of their everyday life.

Mitchell Beazley

Miller's Arts & Crafts

Judith Miller
Authors:
Judith Miller

'...one of the most friendly, easygoing and instructive books on the design movement' Chicago TribuneArts & Crafts is one of the most influential design movements of all time, beginning in the late 19th century and still being explored by designers today. The Arts & Crafts ethos - rejecting mass production and industrialization in favour of individualism, simplicity, honest craftsmanship, respect for materials and good design - had a massive impact on the design of the early 20th century and transformed design sensibilities globally. This invaluable guide covers furniture, ceramics, silver and metalware, glass, textiles, jewellery, books and posters, and includes fascinating profiles of key designers such as William Morris, the Stickleys, Liberty & Co, Tiffany Studios, George Ohr, Rookwood and many more. It comes with a pictorial design directory, price ranges and a wealth of essential information for collectors and anyone wishing to follow William Morris's golden rule of Arts & Crafts: 'Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.'

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners