Star Wars Icons: Han Solo
By Gina McIntyre
Smuggler. Rogue. Hero of the Rebellion. Scruffy-looking nerf herder. Han Solo has been called all these things and more since making his debut in the original Star Wars film back in 1977. Four decades later, the irrepressible Solo continues to be one of the most iconic and enduring elements of the saga. Star Wars Icons: Han Solo covers the character's entire journey, from his genesis in George Lucas's first drafts of Star Wars to Harrison Ford's iconic performances in the original three films and The Force Awakens, and the character's rebirth in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The book also takes an in-depth look at Solo's role in the Star Wars universe, through novels, comics, video games, and more, and the indelible impression the character has made on pop culture. Illustrated with a treasure trove of rare and previously unseen imagery, including candid on-set photography and stunning concept art, this deluxe volume also features exclusive new interviews with Harrison Ford, Alden Ehrenreich, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Peter Mayhew, Ron Howard, J. J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan Kasdan, and many more key creatives. Comprehensive and revelatory, this is the definitive book for Han Solo fans across the galaxy.
Draw Faces in 15 Minutes
By Jake Spicer
By the time you finish this book, you'll have all the skills you need to achieve a striking likeness in a drawn portrait. From understanding and constructing the head and shaping the hair, to checking the relationships of the features and achieving a lifelike expression, every aspect of the portrait process is examined, along with advice on what materials to use and how to find a model. Learn to draw facial features Understand the angles of the head Develop textures for the skin Experiment with light and tone
The Photography Bible
By Michael Freeman
Created by expert professional photographer Michael Freeman, this convenient book is divided into the four essential areas for photographers to understand; the exposure, light & lighting, composition and editing. It's quick and easy to refer to in the field, by the computerIn a convenient take-anywhere format, this book packs in a lot of value for anyone interested in photography, and without skimping on quality. You'll find how to get great portraits, perfect landscapes and take outstanding artistic compositions; important information whatever camera you choose.
Smart Smart Home Handbook
By Adam Juniper
Until just a few years ago, turning a light on and off with a clap was about as clever as technology got. Today, almost anything can be connected to the internet, and with this connection comes the ability to turn your bedroom lights off from another country, tell your thermostat to create a weather-appropriate lighting scheme, and answer the door without ever leaving your armchair.This book introduces you to Alexa, Siri, and every major technology competing to smarten your home and improve your life. You'll learn how to choose between them, how to optimize their function, and how to avoid the pitfalls that cause new adopters to wish they'd never let a computer into their home.
The Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech: Computer, Consoles & Games
By 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.
The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations
By Joe Tracz
'LOVING this new coffee table book chronicling the entire Series Of Unfortunate Events production... You can even peel off the label on the cover, but don't 'cuz, you know, my face..!'Neil Patrick HarrisThe perfect companion to Netflix's adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations is a fourth-wall-breaking deep dive into the hilariously twisted saga and the creative team that brought it to life on the screen. Discover a host of insider secrets about the show and the Baudelaire family with interviews from the cast and crew, as well as everything from exclusive looks at storyboards and sketches to the Baudelaire orphans' pasta puttanesca recipe. Foreword by Neil Patrick Harris Profiles of characters and cast Interviews with cast and crew Never-Before-Seen storyboards and sketches Annotated script excerpts Behind-the-Scenes photographs Violet Baudelaire's most intriguing inventions Guide to the show's hidden clues and Easter eggs Lyrics to the opening title songs Glossary of terms defined in the show The Baudelaires' Recipe for pasta puttanesca
Why You Like This Photo
By Brian Dilg
What you see is very different from what you think you see... There's a lot going on behind the scenes when you like a photograph. Maybe something is tricking your brain into believing a static image is alive with motion. But how? Or maybe you're being drawn in by a rich, high-contrast subject. But what's so great about really black blacks and really white whites? And if the composition is subverting your expectations, where did those expectations come from in the first place?To answer these questions, international award-winning cinematographer Brian Dilg blends photographic fundamentals like exposure, focus, and composition with the latest developments in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and evolutionary biology, in a thrilling exploration of how a photo works, how your brain perceives it, and why you like the result.
Disney: The Simple Family Cookbook
By Jean-François Mallet
Discover the joy of cooking with your loved ones using 100 recipes inspired by your favourite Disney characters. Make spaghetti with Lady and the Tramp, sweet snowballs with Olaf and Elsa and Hawaiian pizza with Lilo and Stitch. Each recipe uses only 2-5 ingredients and has simple instructions so that you can whip up a delightful dish with ease. With healthy dishes for children, adults, or the whole family, you'll be cooking up a storm in no time!
The Story of the Bauhaus
By Frances Ambler
Now 100 years old, the Bauhaus still looks just as fresh today as it did when it began. It was a place to experiment and embrace a new creative freedom. Thanks to this philosophy, the Bauhaus still shapes the world around us. Trace The Story of the Bauhaus through the 100 personalities, designs, ideas and events that shaped this monumental movement. Learn about leaders Paul Klee, Walter Gropius, Anni Albers and Wassily Kandinsky; witness groundbreaking events and wild parties that would revolutionise contemporary design; and discover a range of innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.
My Art Teacher, Mr Matisse
By Liana Jegers
Henri Matisse is considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century with a unique vision that continues to inspire artists to this day. Guided by Matisse's innovative methods and wise words, this colourful book sets you a variety of tasks to complete on the page, and describes several techniques for you to attempt any way you please.My Art Teacher, Mr Matisse is the first in a delightful new series of master-led activity books where you will also discover the wisdom and expertise of Mr Picasso.
Draw & Be Happy
By Tim A Shaw, Cachetejack
Any time you need a moment of calm or a boost of energy, reach for this book and your best pen or pencil.Inspired by real art-therapy techniques, each of these fun and thought-provoking drawing exercises will help reduce stress, boost your confidence and leave you feeling creative and contented. These quirky creativity prompts offer simple strategies for self expression and self care to help you be happy.
By Chas Newkey-Burden
We wouldn't have Bluetooth or Wi-Fi today without the ingenuity of an actress once described as "the most beautiful woman in the world."And we might have had mobile messaging as early as 1901, were it not for the fickleness of a banker. From celebrated prodigies and self-proclaimed geniuses to history's hidden heroes-64 GEEKS brings you the incredible stories of the world's best brains, all presented alongside clever 8-bit likenesses.
By Alexandra Loske, Robert Massey
A source of light in the dark of night and our ever-changing cosmic companion, the Moon has fascinated humankind since we first gazed into the sky. In this extensively illustrated and illuminating volume, art historian Alexandra Loske and astronomer Robert Massey present a rich and curious history. From its violent birth through to the exhilarating story of the Space Race and current exploration efforts, discover the many faces of the Moon and how they have shaped humanity's existence.