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American Retro: Motels

  • Hardback
  • £P.O.R.

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  • ISBN: 9781903318195
  • Publication date: 14 Nov 2000
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Ilex Press

The Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech: Computer, Consoles & Games

Peter Leigh
Authors:
Peter Leigh

Remember what a wild frontier the early days of home gaming were? Manufacturers releasing new consoles at a breakneck pace; developers creating games that kept us up all night, then going bankrupt the next day; and what self-respecting kid didn't beg their parents for an Atari or a Nintendo? This explosion of computers, consoles, and games was genuinely unlike anything the tech world has seen before or since.This thoroughly researched and geeky trip down memory lane pulls together the most entertaining stories from this dynamic era, and brings you the classic tech that should never be forgotten.

Kyle Books

Here's One I Made Earlier

Blue Peter is the longest-running children's programme in the world. At its peak, before the days of streaming andsocial media, it notched up 8 million viewers an episode and received a thousand letters a day. Recently voted the UK's best children's TV programme of all time, it was - and remains - famous for its makes, all of which used inexpensive household items such as cereal boxes and squeezy bottles, as well as the essential sticky-backed plastic and rubber solution glue. This affectionate celebration of the favourite makes from the show, has facsmiles from the Blue Peter annuals and includes the iconic Advent Crown, made with wire coat hangers, tinsel and candles. A Christmas Door Decoration, made from a polystyrene ceiling tile, some more tinsel and a cake doiley. A Luxury Cat Basket, made from a washingup bowl. Plant Pots using old margarine tubs. A Doll's House made from a shoebox (with furniture made from matchboxes). Plus, of course, the instructions for the Blue Peter version of Thunderbirds Tracy Island.

Ilex Press

The Photographer's Mind Remastered

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
Ilex Press

The Book of Ornamental Alphabets

F. G. Delamotte, Alan Anderson
Authors:
F. G. Delamotte, Alan Anderson

Whether you're a type nerd, an illustrator or a professional designer, The Book Of Ornamental Alphabets is the perfect sourcebook. FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1858, Frederick Delamotte's Ornamental Alphabets Ancient & Mediæval was an immediate hit, and a huge influence on generations of designers in every medium.An idiosyncratic, personal selection of over fifty scripts and typefaces, it remains guaranteed to inspire anyone with an interest in lettering, from designers and artists to tattooists, hand-letterers, and calligraphers.

Mitchell Beazley

5-Minute Hair

Jenny Strebe
Authors:
Jenny Strebe
Cassell

The Vinyl List

Putting the style in your stylus, The Vinyl List is more than your average book of music recommendations. Brought to you by the vinyl subscription club, Vinyl Me, Please - 'the best damn record club there is'* - The Vinyl List is a lively, visually handsome guide to the 100 albums you need to own on vinyl and why, with added extras: cocktail recipes to match your listening needs, and 'Like this, then listen to this' suggestions.With The Vinyl List, your record collector needs are in safe hands: arranged alphabetically, this chic tome is your font of knowledge on what sounds work best on vinyl, while it also simultaneously captures the aesthetic thrills that crate-diggers derive from their passion. *If they do say so themselves.

Mitchell Beazley

Timeless

Louise Young, Loulia Sheppard
Authors:
Louise Young, Loulia Sheppard
Ilex Press

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marijuana (But Were Too Stoned To Ask)

Tim Pilcher
Authors:
Tim Pilcher

Do you know the origin of the word 'bong'? Could you name ten countries where marijuana use is entirely legal? Would you like to cook using cannabutter, or mix cocktails with a tincture of the herb? Are you curious as to how marijuana actually works on you brain, or the ways in which it is used in religious ceremonies around the world? This book is for you! Let expert author Tim Pilcher guide you through a fascinating world of marijuana-related myth, medicine, madness, and munchies; you'll never look at this seemingly simple pastime the same way again...

AWW

Retro: The Complete Collection

Retro recipes are always high on the all-time favourites list, no matter where you eat - at home, restaurants, diners, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. There's nothing like a spot of nostalgia to remind you of a special moment in your life. This book is full of such memorable recipes - Scotch Eggs, Duck à l'Orange, and Classic Trifle - as well as recipes with a lighter 21st-Century twist like Black Forest Soufflé - alongside iconic advertisements from the 1950s. It's a culinary stroll down memory lane with each turning page.

Ilex Press

Complete Photography

Chris Gatcum
Authors:
Chris Gatcum
Hamlyn

Weber's American Barbecue

Jamie Purviance
Authors:
Jamie Purviance
Kyle Books

Made in the USA: Classic and Contemporary American Recipes from Coast to Coast

Florence Cornish
Authors:
Florence Cornish

American food is a worldwide phenomena from the juicy, blushing cheeseburger to the zesty, punchy chilli taco. Made in the USA is a culinary guide to, and celebration of, all things great and glorious about American food - 100 recipes showcasing the melting-pot of American cuisine. Covering breakfast classics such as Eggs Benedict and Pancakes with Blueberries & Cinnamon; burgers, barbecues and slow cooking with Pulled Pork and Blue Belly Burgers; regional dishes such as San Francisco Spaghetti with Clams and comfort food classics like Mac n Cheese and Pot Roast. Travel through the tastes of the US with Southern delicacies including Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya and Beignets with Nutmeg Icing Sugar before moving south to sample the Mexican delights of Baja Fish Tacos, Foolproof Guacamole and Quesadillas. You can even learn to master a Real Long Island Iced Tea or Mint Julep as well as indulging your sweet tooth with Key Lime & Mint Pie or Black Cherry Cupcakes. The perfect cookbook for anyone addicted to over-the-Atlantic edibles.

Conran

Vogue Goes Pop Colouring Book

Iain R Webb
Authors:
Iain R Webb

Following the phenomenal success of the Vogue Colouring Book, award-winning writer and fashion editor Iain R. Webb has created beautiful hand-drawn artworks inspired by iconic images from British VOGUE in the Swinging Sixties. Original captions taken from vintage VOGUEs from the 1960s add an entertaining period flavour. From Twiggy and Mary Quant to The Beatles and Peter Blake, the '60s were the years fashion, music and art collided in a colourful, effervescent youthquake. As one VOGUE cover line from 1960 read: 'Young Ideas, Young looks, YOUNG!' The defining mood of the decade was an effortless cool attitude - breezy, carefree and always looking for the next party. Now is your chance to join the party. This is the decade of the mini-skirt, Op Art prints, the discotheque dress and wild colour combinations. Go crazy with your crayons. Become your own fashion designer and make your designs POP!

Mitchell Beazley

The Art of the Jersey

Andy Storey
Authors:
Andy Storey

A lifelong cycling enthusiast, Andy Storey has assembled a huge collection of the most important designs in recent cycling history, from iconic retro designs worn by Tour de France winners to specialist items and hard-to-find collector's pieces. For each jersey he brings together key information, context and extended captions telling the jersey's story. With more than 200 examples accompanied by photography and analysis, The Art of the Jersey is the perfect book for the road-racing enthusiast and the modern style-conscious cyclist.

Conran

Vintage Vogue

Iain R Webb
Authors:
Iain R Webb

Colour in these gorgeous postcards from VOGUE and immerse yourself in a glamorous world of cocktail dresses and luxurious ballgowns, smart suits and elegant hats.This book of hand-drawn postcards has been created by the award-winning writer, fashion editor, curator and Royal College of Art Professor, Iain R Webb. The artworks are inspired by iconic images from British VOGUE in the 1950s and feature a glamorous dream wardrobe from key designers including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Chanel. Each postcard is detachable, so you can enjoy colouring them in yourself or send them to a fashion-savvy friend. These postcards make the perfect present for all those who love vintage fashion.

Conran

House & Garden Sixties House

Catriona Gray
Authors:
Catriona Gray

From Pop art to Op art, plastic furniture to bubble-gum paint colours, the Sixties saw a new wave of interior design that was closely linked to popular culture and fashion, becoming increasingly youth-oriented and playful to appeal to the new generation of baby-boomers. In Sixties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine's peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Bridget Riley, Mary Quant, David Mlinaric, Barbara Hulanicki of Biba and David Bailey. The second title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Sixties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.

Conran

Vogue Colouring Book

Iain R Webb
Authors:
Iain R Webb
Mitchell Beazley

Polaroid: How to Take Instant Photos

Cassell

BBC Radio 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox

BBC Radio 6 Music is the station for people who are passionate about music: its award-winning presenters are constantly bringing a wealth of fresh tracks to the airwaves, from both new and established artists. In this book, BBC Radio 6 Music draws on its pool of knowledge and experience to provide an alternative offering to the mainstream music most radio stations play, bringing the reader an authoritative guide to 500 alternative classic songs and the stories behind them.Featuring contributions from the station's most popular DJs and producers - including Cerys Matthews, Craig Charles, Gilles Peterson and Huey Morgan - BBC Radio 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox is the perfect route to escaping the mainstream and discovering a world of unforgettable tracks. With choices of works by a diverse range of artists, such as Gil Scott-Heron, Gram Parsons, the Pixies and Ghostpoet, these are the songs that tell the story of alternative music.

Conran

Leon: Ingredients & Recipes

Allegra McEvedy
Authors:
Allegra McEvedy

'Leon serves food that is fresh, seasonal, locally sources and really good. The twist is that your food is served really fast. The double twist is how delicious it is.' - Vogue The first Leon restaurant, in London's Carnaby Street, opened its doors in July 2004. For its founders - Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent and Allegra McEvedy - the aim was to change the face of fast food, by bringing fresh, wholesome cooking to the high street. Six months later, Leon was named the Best New Restaurant in Great Britain at the Observer Food Monthly Awards. The menu is based around bold flavours, using simply-cooked fresh, local, natural ingredients with an emphasis on seasonal dishes; it also reflects how our eating habits change as the daylight house get longer and shorter. This is a book of two halves. The Ingredients Book arms you with everything you need to know about the basic building blocks of any recipe. LEON chooses its ingredients above all for their flavour and healthiness but also with a view to the world we live in, so that such shark-infested waters as sustainable fish are tackled and easy to navigate. LEON's top 250 fruits, vegetables, fish, meats, dairy and store cupboard ingredients are all given their own entries. Nutrition, a bit of history, flavour and the best way to get the most out of them are all covered, seasoned with a fair amount of random miscellany.The second half is The Recipe Book, where you can put your newly found knowledge of ingredients to great use with over 140 recipes: some are familiar favourites taken from LEON's menus such as the Original Superfood Salad, Moroccan Meatballs or Magic Mackerel Couscous and, for LEON Lovers everywhere, at last a recipe for the coveted LEON Better Brownie. Plus there are some recipes from the founders, their friends and those who helped make LEON what it is today, like Fred's Millennium Octopus and David Dimbleby's Spanish Omelette.LEON's food message is a simple and honest one - cook and eat with the best ingredients available and don't forget the naughty bits that are so necessary for a fully-rounded life.