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Famed names such as Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor and Cindy Crawford pucker up to explore the modern world's fascination with lips, and the many ways they're portrayed in visual culture. By Alice Harris Published by powerHouse Books Hardcover 112 pages 11.25" length x 0.50" width x 8.00" height, approximately Author proceeds from Blow Me A Kiss will be donated to Library For All, a non-profit organization that delivers e-books to developing countries.
Fans of Ormond Gigli will delight in this visually appealing book. In addition to showcasing Gigli's celebrity and fashion photographs—including images of John F. Kennedy, Sophia Loren, Miles Davis and more—the in-depth volume features the photojournalist's firsthand accounts of the images' creation. By Ormond Gigli Published by Random House Books Hardcover 252 pages Approximately 13" height x 11.25" length x 1.25" width
Married writer and photographer duo, Barbara and Ren é Stoeltie take readers on a tour through some of London's most elegant, quirky and original homes. By Barbara Stoeltie, photography by Ren é Stoeltie Published by Flammarion Hardcover 200 pages 10" length x 13" height x 1" depth (approximately)
Showcasing interiors by Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, Thad Hayes and more, this visually engaging book explores the beauty of 19 private Hamptons homes. By Anthony Iannacci Published by The Monacelli Press Hardcover 320 pages 12.25" height x 10.25" length x 1.25" depth, approximately
Chris Stein shares his striking photographs of the downtown NYC rock scene in the 1960s and 1970s. By Chris Stein; Contributions by Deborah Harry, Glenn O'Brien and Shepard Fairey Published by Rizzoli New York Hardcover 208 pages 9" length x 1" width x 12" height, approximately
Join Martha Stewart for a celebration of handcrafted holidays all year-round! New Year’s – Valentine’s Day – Easter – Mother’s Day – Father’s Day – Fourth of July – Halloween – Thanksgiving – Hanukkah – Christmas Let Martha inspire your creativity with the most beautiful crafts. The 225 handmade projects include cards and greetings, decorations, gifts and gift wrapping, tabletop accents, party favors, and kids’ crafts, as well as more holiday-specific activities, such as egg-dyeing, pumpkin carving, and tree trimming. Each idea is sure to make the holidays more festive—and memorable.
Random House Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts: 225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations $5.97
Everything crochet is new again!Doris Chan is not just a crochet designer—she is a self-described “fiberazza, tinkerer, and crochet advocate.” And yet, when it came to exploring a few of the more traditional crochet techniques, such as Broomstick, Hairpin, and Tunisian crochet, she resisted. Why would anyone be interested in these antiquated methods Who wants to struggle with strange hooks, sticks, and looms anywayAfter Doris took a few choice crochet classes taught by her peers, the answer soon became abundantly clear. Broomstick, Hairpin, and Tunisian lace are incredibly cool. The methods are easy to learn, and the results look spectacular—completely unlike anything else.So now, Doris has officially caught the bug, and she is eager to share her own twist on these techniques. Crochet Lace Innovations is a collection of 20 stylish designs that use these treasured crochet lace methods to create garments that are not only modern and flattering, but custom-fit to a broad range of sizes. Chapters include designs using not only these three classic methods, but also the “exploded”lace (working lace patterns in thicker yarn for a completely eye-opening effect) that has become Doris's signature. In all, you will find: • Broomstick Lace • Hairpin Lace • Tunisian Lace • Exploded Motifs • Exploded Doily Lace • Exploded Lace TrimTutorials at the beginning of chapters help the reader learn the simple methods necessary for making each kind of lace. And a special Garment 101 section provides an essential template for crocheters to follow in order to make infinitely adaptable and wonderfully versatile patterns.With 20 projects from wraps and scarves to skirts and dresses to collars and belts, Crochet Lace Innovations brings this enduring craft into a new, decidedly contemporary, light.
Random House Crochet Lace Innovations: 20 Dazzling Designs in Broomstick, Hairpin, Tunisian, and Exploded Lace $17.52
Contemporary Photography: This third book in the series, coming after Contemporary Photography from the Far East and Contemporary Photography from Eastern Europe, this new book brings together the work of artists from Africa and the Middle East. As in the other books in the series, the works are introduced by a critical text and come with a biography of each artist. This heterogeneous selection offers a clear interpretation of contemporary reality through the languages of images. Published April 26, 2011. Hardcover. 208 pages "
Talk About Tribal Art: From cave painting to aboriginal body art -- the first tattoos -- and from statues to masks, this volume covers the spectrum of tribal art and sets misconceptions straight. Gauguin, Picasso, and Giacometti were inspired by it -- but what exactly is tribal art? Exposing old cliches and outdated ideas, this clearly written and vividly illustrated volume explains the art form's key concepts -- from the basics of material and form, to underlying beliefs -- and takes the reader through its history, geography, and techniques, from the bright blue statues of the Solomon Islands to pre-Colombian abstract feather artwork. Published May 14, 2013. Paperback. 256 pages "
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African Heroes: A glimpse of one of the most fascinating populations of Africa. Matteo Guzzini lived in the humble dwellings of the Maasai, accompanying them on their travels, following their rituals, and photographing the people, while always respecting their culture. His work finally enables us to become familiar with aspects of Maasai life that have long been hidden from the world's eyes. Published March 2014. Hardcover. 176 pages "
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African American Art: A beautifully illustrated survey of African American Art of the twentieth century, including many never-before-seen works by the most important artists of the period. African American Art presents a powerful selection of paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs by forty-three black artists who explored the African American experience of the twentieth century. Embracing many universal themes and also evoking specific aspects of the African American experience such as the African diaspora, jazz, and the power of religion, the artists worked in styles as varied as documentary realism, abstraction, and postmodern assemblage of found objects. Published May 22, 2012. Hardcover. 256 pages "
African Art: An illustrated study of traditional and figurative art of Africa that reflects the continent's rich artistic and cultural heritage. African Art explores the continent's marvelous artistic achievements which share its roots with humanities origins. Sculpture has historically been the chief means of artistic expression. The human figure, whether real or symbolic, is almost the exclusive subject of African art. This vast world of African sculpture is the result of an evolutionary process, based on humanity's rich history and diversity deriving from migrations, wars, and alliances. Published September 25, 2012. Hardcover. 380 pages "
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Patriarchal Africa: An extraordinary photographic journey through disappearing African cultures. The camera lens of Sergey Yastrzhembsky is focused on scenes of the patriarchal daily routine of Africans, who try to preserve their adherence to the traditions of their forefathers in everyday life, customs, and religion regardless of the rising pressure of pervasive globalization. Published September 23, 2014. Hardcover. 700 pages "
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The goal of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth required the development of three things: spacecraft, launch vehicles, and protective clothing. Spacesuits: Within the Collections of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum takes the reader through the development of the last category, the spacesuits used during this venture. Highlighting the pressure suits created during the years leading up to the lunar missions and beyond, this book features dramatic photographs of the Smithsonian's collection, as well as never-before-published historical images of spacesuit development and testing-range-of-motion studies, for example, in which researchers wore spacesuits while playing baseball and football. The book also includes a group of advanced spacesuits, which, though never used on a mission, are in many respects the most exciting suits ever created. One suit glove has steel fingernails and sharkskin pads, in an attempt to harness the abilities of the human hand. Spacesuits are surprisingly fragile; they are made for a short lifespan in the most extreme of conditions, and long-term survival is not part of their design process. The final chapter touches briefly on the current conditions of historic suits, how they have held up over time, the reasons for their deterioration, and the rewards and difficulties associated with caring for and preserving these very complex and iconic artifacts. From the first spacesuit designs of the 1930s through those worn on the landmark Apollo-Soyuz program of 1975, Spacesuits provides a behind-the-scenes look at the history of these remarkable creations, including some that have never before been publicly displayed. This hardcover book measures 11 4/5 inches by 6 3/5 inches. Published May 5, 2009. " origin="United States"
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The Measure of a Man: A son's decision to alter his father's last surviving suit for himself is the launching point for this powerful book -- part personal memoir, part social history of the man's suit -- about fathers and sons, love and forgiveness, and learning what it means to be a man. Written with great wit, bracing honesty, and narrative verve, and featuring line drawings throughout by the author, The Measure of a Man is an unforgettable story of love, forgiveness, and discovering what it means to be your own man. Published September 27, 2011. Hardcover. 304 pages "
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Only The New Yorker could fetch such an unbelievable roster of talent on the subject of man's best friend. This copious collection, beautifully illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the magazine's archives. The roster of contributors includes John Cheever, Susan Orlean, Roddy Doyle, Ian Frazier, Arthur Miller, John Updike, Roald Dahl, E. B. White, A. J. Liebling, Alexandra Fuller, Jerome Groopman, Jeffrey Toobin, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Ogden Nash, Donald Barthelme, Jonathan Lethem, Mark Strand, Anne Sexton, and Cathleen Schine. Complete with a Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell and a new essay by Adam Gopnik on the immortal canines of James Thurber, this gorgeous keepsake is a gift to dog lovers everywhere from the greatest magazine in the world. Format: Hardcover Pages: 416 pages
Beautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt. Grace Coddington's extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon. Known through much of her career only to those behind the scenes, she might have remained fashion's best-kept secret were it not for The September Issue, the acclaimed 2009 documentary that turned publicity-averse Grace into a sudden, reluctant celebrity. Grace's palpable engagement with her work brought a rare insight into the passion that produces many of the magazine's most memorable shoots. With the witty, forthright voice that has endeared her to her colleagues and peers for more than forty years, Grace now creatively directs the reader through the storied narrative of her life so far. Evoking the time when models had to tote their own bags and props to shoots, Grace describes her early career as a model, working with such world-class photographers as David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, before she stepped behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British Vogue in the late 1960s. Here she began creating the fantasy "travelogues" that would become her trademark. In 1988 she joined American Vogue, where her breathtakingly romantic and imaginative fashion features, a sampling of which appear in this book, have become instant classics. Delightfully underscored by Grace's pen-and-ink illustrations, Grace will introduce readers to the colorful designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, models, and celebrities with whom Grace has created her signature images. Grace reveals her private world with equal candor—the car accident that almost derailed her modeling career, her two marriages, the untimely death of her sister, Rosemary, her friendship with Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Liz Tilberis, and her thirty-year romance with Didier Malige. Finally, Grace describes her abiding relationship with Anna Wintour, and the evolving mastery by which she has come to define the height of fashion. Format: Hardcover Pages: 416
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Pilgrimage took Annie Leibovitz to places that she could explore with no agenda. She wasn't on assignment. She chose the subjects simply because they meant something to her. The first place was Emily Dickinson's house in Amherst, Massachusetts, which Leibovitz visited with a small digital camera. A few months later, she went with her three young children to Niagara Falls. "That's when I started making lists," she says. She added the houses of Virginia Woolf and Charles Darwin in the English countryside and Sigmund Freud's final home, in London, but most of the places on the lists were American. The work became more ambitious as Leibovitz discovered that she wanted to photograph objects as well as rooms and landscapes. She began to use more sophisticated cameras and a tripod and to travel with an assistant, but the project remained personal. Leibovitz went to Concord to photograph the site of Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond. Once she got there, she was drawn into the wider world of the Concord writers. Ralph Waldo Emerson's home and Orchard House, where Louisa May Alcott and her family lived and worked, became subjects. The Massachusetts studio of the Beaux Arts sculptor Daniel Chester French, who made the seated statue in the Lincoln Memorial, became the touchstone for trips to Gettysburg and to the archives where the glass negatives of Lincoln's portraits have been saved. Lincoln's portraitists—principally Alexander Gardner and the photographers in Mathew Brady's studio—were also the men whose work at the Gettysburg battlefield established the foundation for war photography. At almost exactly the same time, in a remote, primitive studio on the Isle of Wight, Julia Margaret Cameron was developing her own ultimately influential style of portraiture. Leibovitz made two trips to the Isle of Wight and, in an homage to the other photographer on her list, Ansel Adams, she explored the trails above the Yosemite Valley, where Adams worked for fifty years. The final list of subjects is perhaps a bit eccentric. Georgia O'Keeffe and Eleanor Roosevelt but also Elvis Presley and Annie Oakley, among others. Figurative imagery gives way to the abstractions of Old Faithful and Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty. Pilgrimage was a restorative project for Leibovitz, and the arc of the narrative is her own. "From the beginning, when I was watching my children stand mesmerized over Niagara Falls, it was an exercise in renewal," she says. "It taught me to see again." Format: Hardcover Pages: 246
Random House Pilgrimage $33.99