House & Garden Fifties House
By Catriona Gray
The post-war consumer boom of the 1950s, coupled with a desire for new, innovative design resulted in one of the most exciting decades in the history of interiors - a visual revolution that was captured on the pages of British House & Garden.In Fifties 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 Le Corbusier, Giò Ponti, Terence Conran and Hans and Florence Knoll. The first title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Fifties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.
How to Play Poker
By Peter Arnold
More than 250 illustrations, charts, and tables make understanding poker concepts simple. Beginners will see how cards and hands are ranked and how to bet and bluff, and they' ll master shuffling techniques and find out proper table etiquette. Intermediates can practice chip management, learn to recognize opponents' strengths and weaknesses, and discover smart strategies for both good hands and bad. Players will also benefit from the tactical discussions of variations of Draw Poker, Hold' Em, Five- and Seven-Card Stud Poker, and other casino games like Blackjack, Baccarat, Red Dog, Slippery Sam-- even Gin Rummy. The full glossary of terminology can get anyone up to speed.