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American Retro: Motels

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

The Passionate Photographer 2nd Ed

Steve Simon
Authors:
Steve Simon

Take your passion for photography and close the gap between what you hope to achieve and what you do, following one of the world's most highly regarded photographers. This book will help you think about your photography and find a visual voice. It follows a clear structure which will make it useful for any reader, and is fully illustrated with Simon's own inspiring photography and some work from the historical greats. Simon's understanding of photography makes for a book filled with tips you can immediately fold into your own shooting, quickly establishing your own vision, learning what to concentrate on in a shot, and pushing you beyond your comfort zone. It also includes "lessons learned" from Steve's experience, so you can neatly side-step some problems even the pros have had to endure.

Kyle Books

Vintage Flowers

Vic Brotherson
Authors:
Vic Brotherson

Beautiful and romantic, Vic Brotherson's flower arrangements focus on traditional, seasonal blooms and foliage, such as alchemilla, lavender, hellebore, peonies and hydrangeas, and perfectly match the vintage pitchers, planters, old glass and retro, charity-shop finds she uses both for displays and as a major source of inspiration. From simple posies to glorious garlands and stunning centrepieces for a Christmas banquet, Vintage Flowers demonstrates just how easy it is to transform a handful of fresh cuttings into arrangements that instantly feel at home and complement the look of a room. Accompanied by step-by-step instructions on using florist foam and chicken wire to making a garland, wreath and hand-tied bunch, plus tips on how to select and condition flowers for longevity, how to pin the perfect corsage, wiring flowers for your hair and how to get the most from your budget, Vintage Flowers promises fabulous results every time.

Ilex Press

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

Peter Leigh
Authors:
Peter Leigh
Kyle Books

Here's One I Made Earlier

"Who would have thought you could create a cat bed from a washing-up bowl, design a doll's house from an old shoe box or make a flower pot from a margarine tub - all on live television!" Valerie Singleton, Blue Peter presenter 1962-1972"My ultimate favourite has to be Tracy Island. I loved all the little details, such as the bendable pipe cleaner, palm trees and that it was compatible with the shop bought Thunderbirds toys."Konnie Huq, Blue Peter presenter, 1997-2008Blue 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 facsimiles 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 doily. 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

You've done your research. You've bought your camera. You've learnt how to use it. Now what? The secret behind a good photograph is not your camera. It's not even the scene viewed through the viewfinder. It's the mind of the photographer which turns an average photograph into an exceptional one. In The Photographer's Mind, professional photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph and reveals how to capture photos that really make you feel something.The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph great, and explore the ways that top photographers achieve this goal time and time again. The Photographer's Mind will provide you with invaluable knowledge on:· Avoiding cliché· The recurring nature of trends· Style and composition· Capturing light· How to handle the unexpected

Ilex Press

The Book of Ornamental Alphabets

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

The Vinyl List

Mitchell Beazley

Timeless

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

By Louise Young and Loulia Sheppard, 2018 Academy Award nominee for her hair and make-up design on Victoria and Abdul.'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 Academy Award-nominated 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 Victoria and Abdul, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Pride and Prejudice, Florence Foster Jenkins, Anna Karenina and The Duchess, among many others.

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

400 pages to take you from beginner to expert photographer"The must have book for EVERY photographer" - Diana ElizabethWhether you're a complete beginner, a casual snapper or a seasoned photographer, there is a lot to be learned from this extensive photography guide. Take the guesswork out of your photography and understand not just what to do with your camera, but how and why this affects the photos you take. Make More Impact You'll learn how to compose a shot for visual impact, focus it to attract the viewer's eye, expose it so every detail is captured and so much more.Get More Book At 400 superbly designed & illustrated pages, this book represents better value than anything else. Any Camera Photography never stands still so it doesn't matter what camera you have, whether you own an SLR, film camera or a compact digital camera, Chris will teach you how to take the best photos possible.Easy to Read Chris Gatcum's writing is clear and instructive, covering a vast range of essential photography aspects in great detail so that you can truly understand how to take a great photo that stands out.The Voice (& Photos) of Pros As well as Gatcum's expertise on the subject, Complete Photography is packed with tips and masterclasses from other inspirational professionals.Stunning Photography and Bespoke Diagrams Each point is illustrated with carefully selected, beautiful photography examples along with clear diagrams to inspire and instruct.Table of professionals case studies in this bookSectionMasterclassProfessional Master-PhotographerExposureLandscape David Taylor PortraitsBen Anker SportsIan MacNicol InteriorsAdrian WilsonLight & ColourFoodStuart Ovenden  Still LifeDaniel Brooke FashionDixie DixonLensesStreet PhotographyBrian Lloyd Duckett  WildlifeRichard Garvey-Williams MacroAndy Small ArchitechtureJanie Airey AbstractRyan BushPost-processingRetouchingMiss AnielaIn The BagDocumentaryMichelle FrankfurterThe cover design features a mirrorless digital camera with interchangeable lenses, a reto-style film camera and an iPhone 7 because this book applies to every different way you can take a photo.

Hamlyn

Weber's American Barbecue

Jamie Purviance
Authors:
Jamie Purviance

Fresh, modern and totally original, this book tours some of the most interesting trends in barbecue today. Get ready to savour the latest flavours, go beyond the traditional and get a taste of the new, authentic American barbecue. Featuring places of interest, local experts and history behind the recipes - you'll feel like you're taking a road trip across the nation of barbecues. Weber's All American Barbecue is an exciting, hands-on exploration of how American barbecue is evolving. With over 120 new recipes that reimagine the classics, in-depth instruction on the latest techniques, and a look at how global influences such as Latin America, China and France are shaping what we put on our grill, Weber, the most trusted and authoritative name in grilling, brings contemporary, extraordinary barbecue within reach for everyone.Classics are approached 'three ways' with a beginner, intermediate and advanced version:Beginner: Easy spareribsIntermediate: Rotisserie St Louis-cut ribs with root beer-bourbon glazeAdvanced: Spareribs wrapped with butter, sugar and spices

Mitchell Beazley

5-Minute Hair

Jenny Strebe
Authors:
Jenny Strebe

Whether you're heading to work, a party or out with friends, 5-Minute Hair has fifty looks that are perfect for busy women everywhere.Hairstylist Jenny Strebe compiles the best classic and modern styles - from a retro bouffant ponytail to a hip stacked side plait - all simple enough to do in under five minutes. With plenty of options for all hair types and lengths, it has never been so easy to try something special, even when you're in a hurry.Packed full of easy-to-follow instructions, gorgeous step-by-step photographs and handy timesaving tips and tricks from the professionals, 5-Minute Hair is the perfect book to help you achieve maximum style with minimum fuss.

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
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

Editor's Choice - The Bookseller"...the latest addition to the genre is the most stylish yet, comprising images from 1950s Vogue....Even in monochrome the Vogue Colouring Book is a masterful creation, transporting you back to the billowing layers, long gloves and poised hats of the 1950s." Stella magazine.This, the first colouring book from British VOGUE, has been created by award-winning writer, fashion editor, curator and Royal College of Art Professor, Iain R Webb. Celebrating the centenary of British VOGUE, these hand-drawn artworks are inspired by iconic images from the magazine in the 1950s - an era of hats and matching gloves, haughty elegance and hourglass silhouettes (a period that continues to inspire contemporary designers including Miuccia Prada and Dolce & Gabbana).The book features a glamorous dream wardrobe of luxurious ballgowns and soigné cocktail dresses, smart suits and dramatic accessories by key designers including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Chanel. The accompanying captions offer fashion and style tips (often highly amusing in hindsight) and are taken from the original pages of British VOGUE. The c90 artworks can be coloured in in the spirit of the original images that inspired them or embellished with whatever colours and patterns take the reader's fancy. The colouring book is the perfect present for all those who love vintage fashion and will be published in time for VOGUE's centenary celebrations in 2016, which begin with a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

Mitchell Beazley

Polaroid: How to Take Instant Photos

Instant cameras mean instant fun - and no-one understands this better than Polaroid, global icon and pioneer of instant photography for over 75 years.Rediscover the magic of analogue photography with this friendly and accessible guide, packed with everything you need to know to start taking and sharing your own unique instant photos:- Getting to grips with the basic skills- Creative projects and simple DIY effects- Inspirational mood boards and styling ideas- Inventive ways to display your photos- Finding the right Polaroid camera for you - from vintage classics to the new generation

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.