Fifty Shoes that Changed the World
Shoes hold a special place in the hearts of many people, and their design can range from the humble and practical to the exquisite. Whether mass-produced or individually hand-crafted, designed for practicality or to make a bold fashion statement, shoes never fail to exert a fascination on the popular imagination. Here, the Design Museum studies the top fifty shoe designs that have made an impact in the world of design today - from the 1863 Frye boot worn by soldiers during the American Civil War to Zaha Hadid's futuristic 2008 Melissa shoe, and many in between. Discover the social changes that affected the evolution of shoe design, and the developments in technology that transformed the manufacture of footwear. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Fifty Shoes That Changed the World is the perfect gift for fashionistas and design enthusiasts of all ages.
Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World
By Alex Newson
The bicycle is the world's most popular form of transport, and its design has evolved over the decades both in terms of style and technology. From high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models, the bicycle means different things to different people, from a means of transportation to a hobby, a way of keeping fit or for competitive sport. In this book, the Design Museum explores the fifty most innovative and influential bicycles in the world, from the very first Laufmaschine of the early 19th century to the Team GB track bike used by Chris Hoy at the London 2012 Olympics. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World is the perfect gift for cycling aficionados and design enthusiasts of all ages.
Fifty Cars that Changed the World
Everything around us is designed. Design has the ability to transform environments, bring about social change, improve our quality of life. It can be exciting or frivolous, bold or subtle, daring or loud. The car is no exception. For more than a century, the car has adapted and transformed, and has been a remarkably powerful catalyst for change. But how much do we actually know about it? Fifty Cars That Changed the World explores the top 50 cars that have made a substantial impact in the world of design today. These cars are icons, as sculptural objects, products of avant-garde industrialism, remarkable pieces of engineering, or as symbols of national prestige. The cars in this book demonstrate the playful, emotional, seductive and technical aspects of design. From the 1908 Ford Model T to the 1998 smart car, the Lamborghini Miura to the Toyota Prius, this book encapsulates a century of car design, and allows you to explore the special place cars hold in design history.With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Fifty Cars that Changed the World is the perfect gift for design lovers and motoring enthusiasts of all ages.
The Fox, the Bear and the Bunny: Sew Playful Kids' Clothes
By Natalie Martin, Naomi Regan
From a cheeky Fox Duffle Coat to a sweet and simple Mouse Pocket Dress, the designs in The Fox, the Bear & the Bunny are great fun and utterly adorable. The animal themed projects include dresses, dungarees, coats and trousers, and each are embellished with different animals for a playful twist. The Bunny coat has ears and a tail, whilst the Cat Mittens have a fun pawprint motif. Aimed at crafters with some experience of machine sewing, the pull-out pattern sheets, simple, step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams make even seemingly complicated patterns easy to understand and accessible, and all the patterns can be scaled up or down to fit children aged 1-5. The fun features of these clothes encourage creative play, and children will love having unique and quirky clothes that really stand out. With everything from rabbits and owls to foxes and bears, youngsters and adults alike will be delighted by these whimsical and original designs.
By Willow Crossley
Inspired by wild and wayward floral styles, Willow Crossley creates natural and original arrangements, from cabbage rose to cow-parsley, the book will range from glorious garlands and pretty posies to stunning centrepieces for a banquet or soiree. Flourish demonstrates how easy it is to transform a handful of fresh cuttings into arrangements to decorate your home throughout the year. Arranged by season, Spring covers foxgloves, cowslips and snake head fritillaries, while Summer offers bouquets of roses to rosemary and Autumn includes arrangements of crab apples, chocolate cosmos and clematis flowers. For Winter, Willow draws from ivy, moss and snowberries, whilst also demonstrating how to make an Old Man's Beard- a giant wreath of beautiful white and snow-coloured flowers. This is an original and stylish guide to decorating your home with interesting seasonal blooms and foliage; be it a relaxed lunch table or an elaborate dinner soiree, there is something for every taste and occasion.
Fifty Paths to Creative Photography
By Michael Freeman
The most important practical photography book in a decade. "A really inspiring book" - Amateur Photographer magazineThe eagerly awaited follow up to global bestseller The Photographer's Eye will show you the paths the greatest photographers took to excellence so you too can take stand-out thrilling photographs.In Freeman's own words: "There's a long line of opinion, from Plato through Kant, that holds creativity to be unteachable, and to be the province of genius. You have it or you don't. End of story. I don't agree"By looking at the work of other great photographers, as well as Freeman's own work, the book provides the reader with 50 "paths" they can explore to think about taking photos, looking at subjects from cliché to zen, so you will be able to hit the right point in surprise, originality, insight and execution every time.
Fifty Women's Fashion Icons that Changed the World
By Lauren Cochrane
Fashion is a powerful thing. It can be used for self-expression, to make a political statement, or simply to attract attention. Through this stunning collection, discover how these 50 trendsetters - from Twiggy to Wallis Simpson, Tilda Swinton to Michelle Obama - have used fashion to assert their position in the world and become iconic. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, in conjunction with Lauren Cochrane, Assistant Fashion Editor at the Guardian, Fifty Women's Fashion Icons is the perfect gift for design lovers and fashion followers of all ages.
Focus in Photography
By John Neel
Focus is an often overlooked but powerful creative tool for photographers, made all the more powerful and accessible in the digital era. In his latest book John Neel takes you into an exploration of advanced focus that will greatly enhance your skill as a photographer.These pages will show you everything, from high-end techniques to create infinite focus, through to using it as an artistic tool, directing your viewer's eye around your photographic composition.Undoubtedly the most in-depth coverage of this fundamental aspect of photography you'll find anywhere, this book will be a valuable asset for any student, enthusiast looking for a new creative angle, commercial product photographer, or online traders.
Fifty Dresses that Changed the World
Fashion design is both an industrial and cultural phenomenon. It stretches from the glamorous catwalks of fashion epicentres, to the industrial factories in far-flung countries. It is ever-changing, and reflects the desires and aspirations of society. It discovers and capitalizes on advances in technology. The collection of dresses in this book provides an introduction to the path fashion has taken in the past century. It is a story that embraces social and economic change and radically fluctuating positions on gender and sexuality. From the 1915 Delphos Pleated Dress to Hussein Chalayan's 2007 LED dress, these are dresses that have gained a special place in design history. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Fifty Dresses that Changed the World is the perfect gift for fashionistas and design enthusiasts of all ages.
Fifty Men's Fashion Icons that Changed the World
By Dan Jones
Painfully cool and instantly recognisable, the 50 style trailblazers in this collection used fashion to attract attention, gain influence, express themselves and make powerful statements. From Fred Astaire to Prince, Marlon Brando to Bob Dylan, JFK to Fred Perry, this book covers the looks and stories of politicians and actors, musicians and designers. With stunning photography, this book is the perfect gift for fashionistas, design students, and anyone who loves good style!
The Fashion of Film: How Cinema has Inspired Fashion
By Amber Butchart
From Amber Butchart, host of BBC 4's A Stitch in Time.Karl Lagerfeld drew inspiration from the dystopian vision of Metropolis. The picture-perfect worlds of Wes Anderson's films echo in Miuccia Prada's collections. From historical epics and romantic dramas to sci-fi blockbusters and arthouse cool, the world's most creative fashion designers have long taken their inspiration from screen idols - and continue to do so today.Let fashion historian Amber Butchart take you a journey through the last 100 years of cinema style and its influence on the catwalks, and see how the fashion of film has transformed the world of fashion design. Sumptuously illustrated with photographs of fashion creations and the films that inspired them, The Fashion of Film is a must-have for any fan of style.
Fashion: The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book
By Rachel Ann Lindsay
Twenty high-fashion designs by illustrator Rachel Ann Lindsay have been transformed into challenging dot-to-dot puzzles. Each comprising at least 1000 dots, they provide hours of fun, and you will be rewarded with a stunning collection of fashion illustrations that you'll want to keep.Now take off those high heels and discover the most stylish way to unwind!
Farewell to Upton Park
By Lee Clayton
A stunning celebration of West Ham's beloved former ground, Farewell to Upton Park captures what it means to be a West Ham fan, and its evocative photographs are sure to chime with every Hammer. Containing over 230 beautiful images of Upton Park, from the characters that made the ground great, to nostalgic scenes at the historic Boleyn Tavern and inside the stadium itself, this book is one to treasure for years to come. Award-winning sports photographer Andy Hooper was given unprecedented access by the Club to bring together this incredible collection of photographs, and together they form a beautiful testament of what it meant to go to a game and be among the fans at this historic stadium.
Fire and Smoke: Get Grilling with 120 Delicious Barbecue Recipes
By Rich Harris
Fire & Smoke shows how to barbecue mouthwatering recipes with smoky and succulent flavours that will see you through the summer and beyond in style. Organised into chapters on:* From the Sea - delicious fish and seafood dishes* Crowd-pleasers - food to impress friends, such as Beef Short Ribs and Sticky Pork Belly & Rice Noodle Salad* Hand-held - get messy with Chilli Dogs, Smoked Chicken Wings and Lamb Shish Kebabs* Smoking - featuring hot-smoked classics like Pulled Pork and Prawns with Dirty Romesco Sauce to Cold smoked Salmon* Veggies, Sides & Breads - barbecues aren't just about meat so indulge in Chargrilled Leaves with Burnt Lemon Dressing, Cauliflower Steaks and Chipotle Slaw* Sauces, Dips & Pickles - accompaniments to take your dishes to the next level* Cocktails & Coolers - drinks to wash down and complement your grilled dishes* Desserts - indulge in Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream and what barbecue would be complete without s'Mores?* Restoke the Flames - ideas for the morning after including Buttermilk Pancakes and Brunch Pizzette. This is the ultimate guide to cooking with fire and smoke.
Farrow & Ball How to Decorate
By Joa Studholme, Charlotte Cosby
Set to become the bible of home decoration, Farrow & Ball How to Decorate provides a highly practical and inspirational guide to the successful use of paint and paper in any home, large or small, urban or country.Published on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the iconic brand, the book brings together the expertise of Joa Studholme and the Farrow & Ball creative team to demystify the nitty-gritty of transforming a home - from deciding which colours work best in a north-facing room to creating accents with paint and making the most of a feature wall.
Food for Thought: Changing the world one bite at a time
By Vanessa Kimbell
Inspired by ethically sourced, sustainable ingredients available from your local suppliers, Vanessa shows how what you cook can make a real difference to those who produce it and to the environment. Recipes are simple, unfussy and easy to cook at home - making everyday classics ethical and sustainable - with chapters focusing on Basics, Getting Ahead in the Kitchen, Simple Suppers, Feeding Children, Leisurely Weekend Food and Special Occasions. Let Vanessa inspire you to adapt the way you cook and change the world one delicious bite at a time.
Fifty Sneakers That Changed the World
By Alex Newson
Over the course of its history the sneaker has undergone a complete transformation, taking it from functional sportswear to high fashion. The Design Museum's Alex Newson traces this evolution through the 50 most influential examples, from the classic Converse All Star up to the very latest blends of technological innovation and fashion-conscious style.
Fermented: A beginner's guide to making your own sourdough, yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi and more
By Charlotte Pike
Incorporate fermented foods into everyday eating with delicious recipes that are easily achievable at home. Chapters covering fruit and vegetables, milk, pulses, sourdough baking and drinks will introduce you to unique new flavours as well as traditional fermented vegetables such as German Sauerkraut and Korean Kimchi. Learn how to make the most delicious and useful ferments at home and then use fermented ingredients in dishes such as Persian aubergine stew, Korean pancakes, dosa and grilled miso chicken. Learn how to make sweet and savoury yogurts such as homemade Coconut Yogurt or Cardamom and Rose Yogurt Cream and not just bake bread with your sourdough, but delicious treats, such as Sourdough Chocolate Cake. Create essential pickles, sauces and chutneys with fermented vinegar that will have endless uses, fully stock any kitchen cupboard or make an excellent homemade gift.
The First-Time Gardener
By Frances Tophill
Although excited by the prospect of moving into their own home for the first time, many people are mystified by the prospect of what to do with their outdoor space. Frances Tophill's fuss-free, practical guide shows you how to create a space outside your own back door that's designed by you, built by you and enjoyed by you. Beginning with advice on getting to know your garden - what type of soil you have, what the drainage and light is like - then on getting to know yourself as a gardener - do you want a vegetable patch, an abundance of flowers or simply an extension of your indoor living space? - and then moving on to the practical design, including hard and soft landscaping and building materials and guidance, Frances guides you through different types of plants and how to source and plant them. There is also a section on aftercare, telling you the best way to keep your garden well cared for and easy to maintain throughout the year.
Fifty Fashion Designers That Changed the World
By Lauren Cochrane
In the world of fashion trends come and go, but the work of a small number of designers has survived to stand the test of time. From pioneers such as Coco Chanel and Christian Dior to the era-defining figures of Alexander McQueen and Paul Smith, explore the stories and examine the work of the 50 most ingenious and influential designers in fashion history. With stunning photography illustrating the seminal designers selected by the Design Museum in conjunction with Lauren Cochrane, Assistant Fashion Editor at the Guardian, Fifty Fashion Designers That Changed The World is a collection of the most illustrious, innovative tastemakers the fashion world has ever seen.Contents include:Coco ChanelYves Saint LaurentIssey MiyakeJean-Paul GaultierVivienne WestwoodPierre CardinMiuccia PradaKarl LagerfeldCalvin KleinTom FordGiorgia ArmaniPhoebe PhiloChristopher Kane...and many more.