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Star Wars Icons: Han Solo

By Gina McIntyre
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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.
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Smart Smart Home Handbook

By Adam Juniper
Authors:
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.
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  • The Story of the Bauhaus

    By Frances Ambler
    Authors:
    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.
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  • Star Wars Felties

    By Aimee Ray
    Authors:
    Aimee Ray
    The kit includes an illustrated instruction book with easy-to-follow steps for 10 projects (as well as techniques for basic embroidery stitches), die-cut templates and all the materials you need to make adorable felt versions of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Wicket the Ewok, Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Boba Fett.Inside you'll find:48-page instruction bookDie-cut templates for 10 projects11 sheets of feltEmbroidery needle9 colours of embroidery threadStuffing
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  • Stop Staring at Screens

    By Tanya Goodin
    Authors:
    Tanya Goodin
    Technology was designed to make our lives easier, and yet it's one of the biggest drivers of family rifts and stress. Making healthy and realistic decisions about when and where you really need technology can be tricky but is essential for restoring harmony in your home. Stop Staring at Screens has the answers you need.* Find sanity-saving solutions and practical tips* Follow diagnostic quizzes* Identify key triggers * Address common issues* Learn what works best for you and your family
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  • Spiroglyphics: Animals

    By Thomas Pavitte
    Authors:
    Thomas Pavitte
    Spiroglyphics is even more incredible than anything Thomas has done before. Each oversized design starts its life as a featureless spiral, but as you fill in the lines you find yourself creating a surprising, eye-popping portrait of a wonderful animal. Fun to create and amazing to look at, Spiroglyphics will blow your mind, and make amazing artworks for your wall!In this book, Thomas creates incredible puzzles of animals.Includes: Alpaca Butterfly Cat Dog Duckling Eagle Fox Lion Tiger And many more!

    Say It With Paper

    By Hattie Newman
    Authors:
    Hattie Newman
    There are many things you can do with paper but what can paper do for you?Discover paper's true potential with this book full of exciting projects that enable you to discover new paper arts, such as pop ups, papercuts and 3-D shapes. Learn how paper can be used to communicate ideas, how it can be photographed and lit to great effect and even how it can be animated. Develop skills in construction, tessellation, model making and scene creating, while also working with scale and moving parts. Paper has never been more fun and more intriguing. Projects include: animal masks, ice creams, shadow puppets, tropical island, Ferris wheel, 3-D pig, car, lantern, geometric mobile, paper food, pop-up greetings card, paper theatre, giant pencil, and many more.
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  • Spot-the-Difference Architecture

    Visit your favourite buildings from around the world and discover something new with 40 spot-the-difference puzzles. Enjoy stunning shots of the world's favourite buildings in this phenomenal spot-the-difference photographic collection. Each of the 40 challenging puzzles will boost your observation skills while the fun, fact-filled captions will take you on your own architectural guided tour. Travel the globe, from Venice to Beijing, from London to New York. Marvel at the magnitude of the Taj Mahal and be wowed by many more architectural treasures.
  • The Still-Life Sketchbook

    Master proportion, tone, texture and form with this inspirational sketchbook. Line, shape, space, composition and depth are most simply understood through the study and practice of still-life drawing. The artist can enjoy the freedom of arranging objects exactly as desired, testing perception and pushing the boundaries of reality. Take inspiration from the words and drawings of 20 leading still-life artists, including the fantastically detailed works of the sixteenth-century Dutch masters, through to the cubist and surreal compositions of Picasso and O'Keeffe.
  • Spiroglyphics Around the World

    By Thomas Pavitte
    Authors:
    Thomas Pavitte
    Spiroglyphics are a totally original idea from the twisted mind of genius puzzle-designer, Thomas Pavitte! At first glance, spiroglyphics appear to be nothing but simple spirals. But if you look a little closer you'll see that the spiroglyphics are in fact two spirals, joined at the middle, and varying subtly in width as they wind to the centre. It's only when you pick up a pen and start to colour them that they come alive...Spiroglyphics: Around the World brings together a selection of landmarks from some of the world's favourite cities, including: · Paris· Berlin· New York· Rome· London· Barcelona· Hong KongFun to create and amazing to look at, the Spiroglyphics will blow your mind and make amazing artworks for your wall!
  • Spiroglyphics: Rock Heroes

    By Thomas Pavitte
    Authors:
    Thomas Pavitte
    Spiroglyphics are a totally original idea from the twisted mind of genius puzzle-designer Thomas Pavitte! Spiroglyphics are even more incredible than anything he has done before. At first glance, spiroglyphics appear to be nothing but simple spirals. But if you look a little closer you'll see that the spiroglyphics are in fact two spirals, joined at the middle, and varying subtly in width as they wind to the centre. It's only when you pick up a pen and start to colour them that they come alive. As you fill in the lines you'll find yourself creating surprising, eye-popping portraits of musical icons such as:· David Bowie · Michael Jackson · Amy Winehouse · Beyoncé · Elton John Fun to create and amazing to look at, the Spiroglyphics will blow your mind, and make amazing artworks for your wall!

    Stop Look Breathe Create

    By Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
    Authors:
    Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
    h3>Stop Look Breathe Create is a simple four-step process for exploring mindfulness through creativity, and in turn, developing creativity through mindful practice.The book engages the reader with ten everyday subjects, from 'The Ground Beneath Our Feet' to 'Returning Home' and for each of these there are three projects: one drawn, one photographic, one written. All are based on the effective mindfulness techniques that Wendy Ann has developed in her successful workshops and courses, and the book is filled with simple techniques and ideas to help the reader enjoy their artistic endeavours while being in the moment.A timely introduction to the benefits of mindfulness through creativity, Stop Look Breathe Create offers an oasis of calm in a frantic world.
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  • South Africa: The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle

    By Abi Daker
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    Abi Daker
    Following the huge success of Ilex's 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, we bring you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This beautifully designed hardback book concertinas into a stunning frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing several satisfying hours of mindful dot-joining fun. The perfect souvenir of your trip to South Africa, this fabulous original illustration features the country's most famous buildings and landmarks, including the Pretoria Union Buildings, the skylines of Cape Town and Johannesburg, and the Soweto Towers. To enable you to enjoy your handiwork to the full, the ends of the design are perforated: you can easily remove your completed masterpiece, and display it on your wall.

    The Student's Manga Cookbook

    By Cara Frost-Sharratt, Yishan Li
    Authors:
    Cara Frost-Sharratt
    Illustrated by:
    Yishan Li
    Many students have barely cooked before leaving for college, and suddenly find that the kitchen can be an intimidating place if you don't know where to begin! This is where the expert step-by-step assistance of the Student's Manga Cookbook will turn a hungry novice into a skilled chef.Any young or beginner cook will find that this fresh approach to cooking makes classic dishes easy, and is a speedy way to learn key culinary techniques. With the friendly visual guidance of Sue Shi, Hungry Hiro, and Noodles the cat, you'll swiftly master such perennial favorites as Sweet & Sour Pork, Spaghetti Bolognese, Minestrone Soup and Ramen.There's a photograph of every dish completed, so you know what you're aiming for, and the step-by-step manga strips will take you through the preparation in easy steps.The perfect gift for college students, young chefs, or anyone who wants to master the kitchen, The Manga Cookbook is a uniquely fresh take on a perennial topic.
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    Shooting Models

    By Adam Duckworth, Franki Falkow
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    Adam Duckworth, Franki Falkow
    With Shooting Models, photographers and models alike will learn the key skills to help them advance in the business: top model Franki Falkow and pro photographer Adam Duckworth collaborate to cover all the bases, from booking models to lighting technique. Breaking the process down into logical stages means you won't put a foot wrong: results will be stunning, and it will be an experience you'll repeat time and again.
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    Social Photography

    By Daniela Bowker
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    Daniela Bowker
    Hot photo apps come and go, but the practice of shooting and sharing is universal and is now a fundamental part of the way that we communicate with each other. Photos aren't printed on paper anymore they are displayed on screens; and everywhere they are shown, the viewer is invited to like or share. Social Photography will show you how to create photos that will be clicked on, liked, shared, and if you want go viral. A must-read for anyone who takes their online presence seriously, this book will show you how to give your photos a fresh look, give you hundreds of posing and shooting ideas, and let you share your life's most exciting moments wider than ever before.
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    Surreal Photography

    By Daniela Bowker
    Authors:
    Daniela Bowker
    Ever since Man Ray imposed the sound holes of a violin onto his model's back, photographers have been enthusiastic practitioners of surreal art. Now with the advent of high-quality digital photo-manipulation the possibilities for creativity have become infinite. This book reveals the latest techniques in the field of surreal photography and features art from a host of the very best modern surreal photographers.- Breaks down the shooting and editing process so any photographer can make their own impossible images- With processing walkthroughs from contributing artists including Natalie Dybisz, Julie de Waroquier and Sarolta Bán- Step-by-step instructions for creating extraordinary scenes- Covers many different styles, from impossible landscapes to unsettling portraits
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    Simple Scene Sensational Shot

    By Simon Bond
    Authors:
    Simon Bond

    Shoot Sexy

    By Ryan Armbrust
    Authors:
    Ryan Armbrust

    Sci-Fi Art Now

    By John Freeman
    Authors:
    John Freeman