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Devil May Care Sebastian Faulks (Author) Series:

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Published in: United Kingdom Paperback ISBN13: 9780141041346 ISBN13: 978-0-14-104134-6 ISBN10: 014104134X x _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide Stephenie Meyer (Author) Series:

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ATOM

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Little, Brown Book Group

Pub Date:

25 Dec 2019

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 352pp h216mm x w135mm 14pp of col ISBN13: 9781905654437 ISBN13: 978-1-905654-43-7 ISBN10: 190565443X x Description: This must-have edition is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and provides readers with everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. With exclusive new material, character profiles, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more, this comprehensive handbook is essential for every Twilight Saga fan. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Promise of the Wolves Dorothy Hearst (Author) Series:

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Pocket Books

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Simon & Schuster Ltd

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01 Mar 2010

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback ISBN13: 9781847394477 ISBN13: 978-1-84739-447-7 ISBN10: 1847394477 x _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

100 Contemporary Fashion Designers Terry Jones (Author) Series:

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Taschen 25 special ed

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Taschen GmbH

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Taschen GmbH

Pub Date:

25 Nov 2009

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Active

Published in: Germany Hardback 720pp h305mm x w238mm x s83mm 5393g 2 Hardbacks ISBN13: 9783836516860 ISBN13: 978-3-8365-1686-0 ISBN10: 3836516861 x

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www.NielsenBookDataOnline.com Description: This title is Taschen 25 - Special edition! Highlighting fashion at the dawn of the 21st century, this is the indispensable compendium 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers. This two-volume compilation brings together highlights from Taschen's first two volumes of our renowned "Fashion Now!" books for a comprehensive study of fashion design around the world at the beginning of the 21st century. Up-and-coming fashion designers tomorrow's superstars - are featured alongside the field's most respected practitioners: Haider Ackermann, Azzedine Alaia, Giorgio Armani, Agnes B, Christopher Bailey (Burberry), Neil Barrett, Luella Bartley, Veronique Branquinho, Thom Browne, Consuelo Castiglioni (Marni), Dean and Dan Caten (DSquared), Roberto Cavalli, Hussein Chalayan, Maria Cornejo (Zero), Francisco Costa (Calvin Klein), Giles Deacon, and Christophe Decarnin (Balmain). Also featured in this title are: Ann Demeulemeester, Dolce & Gabbana, Alber Elbaz (Lanvin), Silvia Venturini Fendi, Alberta Ferretti, Limi Feu, Tom Ford, Dai Fujiwara (Issey Miyake), John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier (JPG, Hermes), Nicolas Ghesquire (Balenciaga), Frida Giannini (Gucci), Katharine Hamnett, Ann Valerie Hash, Desiree Heiss & Ines Kaag (Bless), Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCollough (Proenza Schouler), Tommy Hilfiger, Emma Hill (Mulberry), Margaret Howell, Marc Jacobs, Rossela Jardini (Moschino), Wolfgang Joop (Wunderkind), Christopher Kane, Donna Karan, Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garcons), Adam Kimmel, Sophia Kokosalaki, Michael Kors, Tao Kurihara, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Christophe Lemaire (Lacoste), Julien MacDonald, Hanna Macgibson (Chloe), Tomas Maier (Bottega Veneta), Martin Margiela (Maison Martin Margiela), and Antonio Marras. This title features: Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Angela Missoni, Roland Mouret, Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Rodarte), Richard Nicoll, Lucas Ossendrijver (Lanvin), Rick Owens, Bruno Pieters (Hugo Boss), Stefano Pilati (YSL), Zac Posen, Miuccia Prada, Gareth Pugh, John Richmond, Narciso Rodriguez, Sonia Rykiel, Jil Sander (Uniqlo), Jonathan Saunders (Pollini), Marios Schwab, Jeremy Scott, Raf Simons (Jil Sander), Martine Sitbon (Rue du Mail), Paul Smith, Anna Sui, Jun Takahashi (Undercover), Olivier Theyskens (Nina Ricci), Justin Thornton & Thea Bregazzi (Preen), Aitor Throup, Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy), Jean Touitou (APC), Giambattista Valli, Kris Van Assche, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten, AF Vandevorst, Donatella Versace, Stuart Vevers (Loewe), Viktor & Rolf, Milan Vukmirovic (Trussardi), Alexander Wang, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood, Bernhard Willhelm, Matthew Williamson (Emilio Pucci), Yohji Yamamoto and Italo Zuccheli (Calvin Klein). _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Great Yoga Retreats Kristin Rubesamen (Text by) Angelika Taschen (Edited by) Series:

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Taschen GmbH

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Taschen GmbH

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25 Nov 2009

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Active

Published in: Germany Hardback 300pp h302mm x w238mm x s34mm 2400g ISBN13: 9783836512312 ISBN13: 978-3-8365-1231-2 ISBN10: 3836512319 x Description: This title covers holistic Yoga holidays. It also features beautiful locations, acclaimed yoga masters, and restorative retreats. Looking for a tranquil vacation that leaves you relaxed, restored and uplifted? Then try a yoga retreat. Even if enlightenment is not your aim, you'll definitely achieve a luminous glow. Yogis understand the positive influence of natural surroundings and feng shui on the body, mind and soul, while the healthy organic food (almost always vegetarian) served at most retreats leaves you feeling lighter and purified. Whether you go by yourself, with a friend or partner, or even in a group, you will always find friendly company. Angelika Taschen has travelled the world to select the most exquisite and inspirational yoga retreats: choose from an exotic luxury hotel in Bhutan, a spiritual Ashram in India, a farmhouse in Tuscany or a beach resort in Mexico. But be warned, yoga can easily become a way of life. You might find yourself planning your days and even holidays around yoga practice. Highlights include the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, one of the holy cities of the Ganges and a renowned pilgrimage site, where the Beatles attended the Maharishi's ashram in 1968; Yogamagic, an eco-retreat in Goa on the gentle Indian Ocean. Italy is not just a destination for the cultural and culinary traveller but also for the dedicated yogi: Il Convento in Tuscany and Santa Maria del Sole in Puglia strike a balance between yoga and the sensual Italian lifestyle. The Esalen Institute in Big Sur is a legendary New Age destination, offering yoga and much more, with over 500 spiritual and physical workshops; while Amansala's Bikini Boot Camp in Tulum, Mexico, combines beach life with yoga classes. Finally, Jungle Bay Resort & Spa on the Caribbean Island of Dominica offers wild rainforest surroundings with yoga teachers from all over the world. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Minimal Art Daniel Marzona (Author) Series:

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Taschen 25 special ed

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Taschen GmbH

Publisher:

Taschen GmbH

Pub Date:

25 Nov 2009

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Active

Published in: Germany Hardback 96pp h240mm x w300mm x s17mm 930g Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. ISBN13: 9783836514064 ISBN13: 978-3-8365-1406-4 ISBN10: 3836514060 x Description: This title is Taschen 25 - Special edition! It explains the bare minimum. Founded as a backlash against abstract expressionism, Minimalism was characterized by simplified, stripped-down forms and materials used to express ideas in a direct and impersonal manner. By presenting objects as simple objects, minimal artists sought to communicate without referring to expressive or historical themes. This critical movement, which began in the 1960s and branched out into land art, performance art, and conceptual art, is still a major influence today. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

New Media Art Mark Tribe (Author) Reena Jana (Author) Series:

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Taschen 25 special ed

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Taschen GmbH

Publisher:

Taschen GmbH

Pub Date:

25 Nov 2009

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Active

Published in: Germany Hardback 96pp h300mm x w240mm x s17mm 930g Illustrations (chiefly col.) ISBN13: 9783836514132 ISBN13: 978-3-8365-1413-2 ISBN10: 3836514133 x Description: This title is Taschen 25 - Special edition! It explores art in the age of digital communication. Artists have always been early adopters of emerging media technologies, from Albrecht Durer and his use of the printing press in the 16th century to Nam June Paik's experiments with video in the 1960s. In 1994, the advent of the Internet as a popular medium catalyzed a global art movement that began to explore the cultural, social, and aesthetic possibilities of such new communication technologies as the Web, video surveillance cameras, wireless phones, hand-held computers, and GPS devices. This book addresses New Media art as a specific art historical movement, focusing not only on technologies and forms but also on thematic content and conceptual strategies. New Media art often involves appropriation, collaboration, and the free sharing of ideas and expressions, and frequently addresses the political ramifications of technology around issues of identity, commercialization, privacy, and the public domain. Many New Media artists are profoundly aware of their art historical antecedents, making reference to Dada, Pop Art, Conceptual art, Performance art, and Fluxus. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Under the Dome Stephen King (Author) Series:

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Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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Hodder & Stoughton General Division

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10 Nov 2009

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Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 896pp h239mm x w159mm x s59mm 1280g ISBN13: 9780340992562 ISBN13: 978-0-340-99256-2 ISBN10: 0340992565 x Description: Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured. On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as 'the dome' comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. Dale Barbara, Iraq vet, teams up with a few intrepid citizens against the town's corrupt politician. But time, under the dome, is running out...UNDER THE DOME is King at his epic best and will capture a brand new readership as well as thrilling his existing fans.

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Father Christmas Needs a Wee Nicholas Allan (Author) Series:

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Red Fox

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Random House Children's Books

Pub Date:

05 Nov 2009

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Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 32pp h290mm x w240mm x s3mm 185g chiefly col. Illustrations ISBN13: 9781862308251 ISBN13: 978-1-86230-825-1 ISBN10: 186230825X x Description: 'Father Christmas needs a wee. He's been drinking drinks since half past three ...' At each different house that he visits Father Christmas drinks and eats all the goodies left out for him. Before long he really, really, really needs a wee. So much so that he even forgets to leave the presents behind. But he dashes back, delivers all the pressies and flies home at high speed to avoid an embarassing accident ...there's just one tiny problem ...he's lost his house key! Find out what happens and whether Father Christmas ever gets to relieve himself in this brilliant and fabulously funny counting book from the talented author/illustrator Nicholas Allan. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why The World Needs A Green Revolution - and How We Can Renew Our Global Future Thomas L. Friedman (Author) Series:

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Penguin Books Ltd

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Penguin Books Ltd

Pub Date:

05 Nov 2009

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Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 528pp h198mm x w129mm x s22mm 364g ISBN13: 9780141036663 ISBN13: 978-0-14-103666-3 ISBN10: 0141036664 x Description: Thomas Friedman's phenomenal "The World is Flat" helped millions of people see globalization in a new way. Now he takes a fresh, provocative look at the biggest challenge facing us today - our hot, flat and crowded world. Climate change and rapid population growth mean that it's no longer possible for businesses, or the rest of us, to keep doing things the same old way. Things are going to have to change - and fast. Here Friedman provides a bold strategy for clean fuel, energy efficiency and conservation that he calls 'Code Green'. It will change everything, from what we put into our cars and see on our electricity bills to how we live our lives. "Hot, Flat and Crowded" is fearless, forward-looking and rich in common sense about the challenge - and the promise - of the future. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne John Keats (Author) Jane Campion (Author) Series:

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Penguin Classics

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Penguin Books Ltd

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05 Nov 2009

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Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 160pp h198mm x w129mm x s9mm 126g ISBN13: 9780141442471 ISBN13: 978-0-14-144247-1 ISBN10: 0141442476 x Description: This title is published to coincide with the release of the film "Bright Star", written and directed by Oscar Winner Jane Campion ("The Piano", "In the Cut"), starring Abbie Cornish ("Elizabeth: The Golden Age") and Ben Whishaw ("Brideshead Revisited", "Perfume"). John Keats died aged just twenty-five. He left behind some of the most exquisite and moving verse and love letters ever written, inspired by his great love for Fanny Brawne. Although they knew each other for just a few short years and spent a great deal of that time apart - separated by Keats' worsening illness,

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www.NielsenBookDataOnline.com which forced a move abroad - Keats wrote again and again about and to his love, right until his very last poem, called simply "To Fanny". She, in turn, would wear the ring he had given her until her death. "So Bright and Delicate" is the passionate, heartrending story of this tragic affair, told through the private notes and public art of a great poet. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Ford County John Grisham (Author) Series:

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Century

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Arrow Books Ltd

Pub Date:

03 Nov 2009

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Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 320pp h240mm x w162mm x s31mm 552g ISBN13: 9781846057137 ISBN13: 978-1-84605-713-7 ISBN10: 1846057132 x Description: Master thriller writer and worldwide Number 1 bestseller John Grisham takes you into the heart of America's Deep South with a collection of stories connected by the life and crimes of Ford County: a place of harsh beauty where broken dreams and final wishes converge. A mercy mission that is hilariously sidetracked by human weakness; a manipulative death row inmate with one last plea; a small town divorce attorney who suddenly hits pay dirt; a man that sets out to break a casino to revenge a broken heart; a kidnapped lawyer who is confronted with one of his previous cases at gun point; a conman who preys on the rich and elderly; the boy dying of AIDS who finds mercy across the tracks in downtown Clanton: the sum total of human life is brilliantly captured in Grisham's unique evocation of lives lived and lost in Mississippi. Frequently moving, often hilarious, and always entertaining, "Ford County" brims with the same page-turning quality and irresistible narrative of his previous bestsellers, and is proof once more why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Painting Today Tony Godfrey (Author) Series:

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Phaidon Press Ltd

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Phaidon Press Ltd

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31 Oct 2009

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Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 447pp h290mm x w250mm x s51mm 2722g illustrations ISBN13: 9780714846316 ISBN13: 978-0-7148-4631-6 ISBN10: 0714846317 x Description: Not only is this book an overview of contemporary painting, it is also an enquiry into how we experience its images, what they mean and why the practice remains vital. The venerable art of painting still thrives as a leading force in the art market. "Painting Today" explores the development of the medium, especially through the last forty years, and the diversity of paintings now being made internationally. Critics have suggested that painting lost its way in the second half of the twentieth century. Indeed, the innovations of photography, film, video, installation art and other developments certainly threatened painting's pre-eminence. Yet paintings still command huge prices on the market and artists are using the medium in flourishing numbers. In "Painting Today" we see how these other art forms have inspired the development of painting techniques and styles, and include hundreds of important works by well-known painters, paintings by artists better known in other media, and very new works by painters just establishing their careers. The lively yet authoritive writing of Tony Godfrey presents the work of all significant painters working today organized by themes that have long been central in the genre - ranging from still life and landscape to abstraction and installation. Many quotations from artists - from interviews and their own writings - elucidate painters' views on painting and their work in the art form. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography T.J. Demos (Author) Series:

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Phaidon Press Ltd

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Phaidon Press Ltd

Pub Date:

31 Oct 2009

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Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 352pp h290mm x w250mm x s28mm 2046g ISBN13: 9780714856421 ISBN13: 978-0-7148-5642-1 ISBN10: 0714856428 x Description: "Vitamin Ph" provides a third dose of visual stimulation and vital information, following on from the successes of Vitamin P and Vitamin D. Similar in concept, scope and structure, "Vitamin Ph" presents, in A to Z order, the work of 121 international artists. This up-to-the-minute survey focuses on global developments in art photography and the use of the medium by contemporary artists. 78 nominators worldwide have identified living artists who have made a fresh and innovative contribution to recent international photography. These selections will be accompanied by a 5000 word introductory text by TJ Demos, aiming to explore ideas relevant to contemporary photography with reference to the works included in the book. In addition, the work of each photographer/artist is introduced by a short commissioned text of approximately 500 words. All works reproduced in the book use photography as their primary medium or source material, whether or not they then develop into or merge with other media. Extending beyond the parameters of straight photography to encompass sculptural, painterly and filmic elements, "Vitamin Ph" explores the medium in an expanded sense. The artists represented have emerged, or re-emerged, in the last five years to create a distinctive body of new work. "Vitamin Ph" aims to contribute to international debates on contemporary photography whilst providing an accessible overview and concise reference book. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Art Cinema Paul Young (Author) Paul Duncan (Edited by) Series:

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Imprint:

Taschen GmbH

Publisher:

Taschen GmbH

Pub Date:

25 Oct 2009

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Active

Published in: Germany Hardback 192pp h289mm x w231mm illustrations ISBN13: 9783822835944 ISBN13: 978-3-8228-3594-4 ISBN10: 3822835943 x Description: Celluloid canvas: film as artistic medium. Debate over film's credibility as an art form is as old as the medium itself, and largely defined in terms of formalist and realist approaches. This book explores how artists have used the medium to explode cinematic conventions and convey a truly expressive cinema - one that uses rhythm, color, structure, and content to express a staggering array of ideas and feelings. Broken down into ten subgenres, including collage, appropriation, lyricism, structuralism, parody, and installation, "Art Cinema" gives a detailed overview of various approaches and how they fit into an art-historical context. Over five hundred films and filmmakers are included, from past masters such as Hans Richter, Man Ray, and Stan Brakhage, to contemporary greats such as David Lynch, Michel Gondry, and Lars von Trier; from art house legends JeanLuc Godard, Ken Russell, and Luis Bunuel to underground icons and contemporary artists such as Kenneth Anger, Matthew Barney, Bruce Conner, Michael Snow, Chris Marker, and Stan Douglas. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Design for Obama Steven Heller (Author) Spike Lee (Edited by) Aaron Perry-Zucker (Edited by) Series:

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Imprint:

Taschen GmbH

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Taschen GmbH

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25 Oct 2009

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Active

Published in: Germany Hardback 200pp h269mm x w229mm x s25mm 1084g illustrations ISBN13: 9783836518567 ISBN13: 978-3-8365-1856-7 ISBN10: 3836518562

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www.NielsenBookDataOnline.com x Description: This book features the poster art of the Obama '08 electoral campaign. The graphic innovation that helped make history. Hundreds of pro-Obama posters appeared on designforobama.org, a website for artists and designers wanting to support his candidacy. This selection of the very best, by renowned artists and up-and-comers, is an important social document of the most inspirational campaign in living history. From its inception, the Barack Obama campaign was destined to make history. Its message of inclusion and empowerment was spread by thousands of volunteers, drawn together by a grassroots organization of unprecedented size and enthusiasm. Design for Obama built on this spirit by creating an online forum where artists, designers, and advocates could upload their artworks and download others, all for free. Shepard Fairey's social realist "Hope" poster became 2008's enduring image, inspiring scores of artists to take their designs to the streets, rallies and registration drives, and homes and in offices around the country. Edited by designforobama.org founder and graphic designer Aaron Perry-Zucker and filmmaker, author, and activist Spike Lee, this collection showcases the 250 best posters. Contributors range from prominent graphic and street artists to young up-and-comers. With essays by Spike Lee, Perry-Zucker, and design historian Steven Heller, this outstanding poster collection serves as a matchless historical document of the most innovative and inspirational electoral campaign in living history, and the widespread visual creativity that helped spur Obama to victory. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Great Escapes Mediterranean Angelika Taschen (Edited by) Christiane Reiter (Text by) Series:

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Taschen GmbH

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Taschen GmbH

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25 Oct 2009

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Published in: Germany Hardback 300pp h302mm x w238mm x s36mm 2209g illustrations ISBN13: 9783836512398 ISBN13: 978-3-8365-1239-8 ISBN10: 3836512394 x Description: This title discusses about the mythical and magical mediterranean. It offers information about where to get lost - in style and comfort - on the Mediterranean coast. The Mediterranean is a mythical place, with three continents - Europe, Africa and Asia - and 30 countries sharing its coastline. These disparate cultures are all blessed with its fine climate, luxuriant fauna and flora, and the intense blues of its sea. Angelika Taschen has discovered the very best of this legendary region. Included here are the glamorous Eden Roc on the Cote d'Azur, the stylish Monte Carlo Beach Hotel created by India Mahdavi, the hotel Stella Maris north of Portofino - accessible only by boat or trekking - and of course the famous Amalfi Coast with its numerous beautiful hotels. Add to these the tiny hotel on the small Croatian island of Lopud, and the exclusive Perivolas in Santorini, and last but not least, the new branch of the Nord Pinus Hotel in Tangier, looking out at the Straits of Gibraltar. Highlights include the hotel Le Corbusier in the 'Cite Radieuse', a Le Corbusier building in the residential district of Marseille, built in 1952; Casadelmar on Corsica, set in beautiful gardens overlooking Porto Vecchio, where every room has a sea view; and, the enchanting private rocky beach Cala Piccola of the remote hotel Torre di Cala Piccola on the little-known Tuscan island of Argentario, which takes you back to 1960s Italy. Other gems include the charming La Locanda del Barbablu (with only six rooms) on the mythical island of Stromboli, set in the shadow of its active volcano, Mount Etna; the amazing hotels in the 'masserie' of Apulia, such as the Borgo San Marco in Fasano; and, the beautifully designed Orloff Resort near the Old Harbour of Spetses, a small Greek Island which relaxes the eyes and calms the mind. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

John Lennon Luke Crampton (Author) Dafydd Rees (Edited by) Series:

Music Icons

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Imprint:

Taschen GmbH

Publisher:

Taschen GmbH

Pub Date:

25 Oct 2009

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Published in: Germany Paperback 192pp h195mm x w140mm x s14mm 349g illustrations ISBN13: 9783836517584 ISBN13: 978-3-8365-1758-4 ISBN10: 3836517582 x Description: Imagine - one quarter of the world's most famous group, one half of the most successful songwriting team of all time and one voice for world peace - all achieved in one tragically shortened career. John Lennon's remarkable talent and uncompromising character gave him a unique and extraordinary life, achieving a level of success and public adoration that few can imagine. Never far in his mind from his working class roots, his lifestyle was conversely rich and free, his celebrity affording him a musical and political soapbox few have attained. "Music Icons: Lennon" takes a look at both his personal and professional life before, during and after the Beatles: the progression of his creative genius as a solo artist and songwriter, his battles

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www.NielsenBookDataOnline.com with the US government, his devotion to his wife and their mutual goal for a peaceful revolution. Having become a controversial and outspoken idealist and a mercurial music legend, Lennon's senseless murder in 1980 shook the world. While his widow has continued to keep his cause and ideals alive, it is Lennon's music - both as a Beatle and as an iconic solo artist - which continues to inspire and move music lovers around the globe. Each title contains a painstaking selection of approximately 150 portraits, colorful posters and record covers, rare concert photos, and previously unpublished candid photos. These images - each matching an important biographical event - are accompanied by text tracing the progression of each subject's life and career and are complemented by a section containing lists of essential recordings and selected chart rankings. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Los Angeles, Portrait of a City Kevin Starr (Author) David L. Ulin (Author) Jim Heimann (Edited by) Series:

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Imprint:

Taschen GmbH

Publisher:

Taschen GmbH

Pub Date:

25 Oct 2009

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Published in: Germany Hardback 572pp h250mm x w340mm x s49mm 3715g illustrations ISBN13: 9783836502917 ISBN13: 978-3-8365-0291-7 ISBN10: 3836502917 x Description: Los Angeles, this is your life. This book tells how LA came to be what it is today. From the first known photograph taken in Los Angeles to its most recent sprawling vistas, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels is first of its kind to survey in depth the full range of the city's photographic history. Exploring the cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history via the work of myriad photographers, the book examines the city's critical developments ranging from the real estate booms of the 1880s to the uncontrolled urban sprawl of the late 20th century. With over 600 images, the city is shown emerging from a desert wasteland to a horticultural Eden courtesy of imported water. Poignant events that captured the attention of the world, notably two Olympics, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, and the Rodney King riots, reveal a city of many dimensions. The entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood, and its celebrities are showcased along with notable Los Angeles personalities, architects, artists, and events. Many of the pop cultural movements which started in Los Angeles, such as surfing, health food fads, and hot rods, are included, as are the cities notorious crimes and criminals. Focusing on one of the most photographed and familiar cities of the world, this book unveils a new dimension of its visual history with hundreds of freshly discovered images including those of Julius Shulman, Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Claxton, Weegee, and many more. Culled from major historical archives, museums, private collectors, and universities, the images are bolstered by insightful texts by renowned California historian Kevin Starr and Los Angeles literature expert David Ulin. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The World of Ornament David Batterham (Author) Series:

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Taschen GmbH

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Taschen GmbH

Pub Date:

25 Oct 2009

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Published in: Germany Hardback 528pp h382mm x w252mm x s57mm 6464g with image database access ISBN13: 9783836510264 ISBN13: 978-3-8365-1026-4 ISBN10: 383651026X x Description: This title is Taschen 25 - Special edition! It features the most beautiful patterns in all of history - all available on image database. Imagine having an opulent compilation of history's most elegant and beautiful patterns and designs at your fingertips - to use, peruse, admire, and be inspired by. "World of Ornament" brings together the two greatest encyclopedic collections of ornament from the 19th century chromo-lithographic tradition: Auguste Racinet's "L'Ornement polychrome Volumes I and II" (1875/1888) and M. Dupont-Auberville's "L'Ornement des tissus" (1877). Adapted from historical items dating back to antiquity, such as jewelry, tiles, stained glass, illuminated manuscripts, textiles, and ceramics, these ornamental designs encompass a wide range of cultural aesthetics including classic Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan motifs, Asian and middle-Eastern patterns, as well as European designs from medieval times through the 19th century. Artists, historians, and art lovers will appreciate this lavish idea book, and interior designers and patternmakers will be delighted that all of the ornamental designs may be used and reproduced without restriction! It includes exclusive access to image database: high-resolution images of all individual ornaments downloadable for unrestricted use. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Florence Berlitz Pocket Guide Series:

Berlitz Pocket Guides

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Imprint:

Berlitz Publishing

Publisher:

Berlitz Publishing Company

Pub Date:

08 Oct 2009

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Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 144pp h144mm x w103mm Full-colour photographs throughout ISBN13: 9789812686282 ISBN13: 978-981-268-628-2 ISBN10: 9812686282 x Description: Fully-revised and updated, this Berlitz Pocket Guide to Florence provides all the information you need to enjoy this fascinating city, in a handy and genuinely pocketable format. Easy-to-use, colour-coded chapters allow you to locate information quickly, and full-colour, fold-out maps provide instant orientation, making this guide ideal for on-the-spot-reference. The Top 10 attractions are highlighted on an illustrated, double-page spread, capturing everything you simply can't afford to miss, such as the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and much more, helping you to make the most of your stay. The comprehensive 'Where to Go' chapter covers the entire city, region by region, with recommended excursions for those wanting to travel a little further afield. From enjoying alfresco concerts to shopping at local markets, there are plenty of ideas for things to do, including sports and activities for children. A dedicated 'Eating Out' section provides information on local specialities and useful Italian vocabulary to help you read the menu and place orders with ease. The concise 'History' chapter, interesting features, and cultural tips will help you truly get to the heart of Florence and its unique heritage, covering everything from famous Florentine explorers and Renaissance artists, to the city's best picnic spots. An invaluable 'Travel Tips' section provides an A-Z summary of practical information and expert travel advice on transport, climate, religion, money, health and much more. You will also find a detailed listings section with recommended hotels and restaurants suitable for all budgets. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel (Author) Series:

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Fourth Estate Ltd

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HarperCollins Publishers

Pub Date:

25 Jun 2009

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Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 672pp h234mm x w153mm 873g ISBN13: 9780007292417 ISBN13: 978-0-00-729241-7 ISBN10: 0007292414 x Description: A magisterial new novel that takes us behind the scenes during one of the most formative periods in English history: the reign of Henry VIII. Wolf Hall is told mainly through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell, a self-made man who rose from a blacksmith's son in Putney to be the most powerful man in England after the king. The cast also includes Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas More, Anne Boleyn and Henry's other wives - and, of course, King Henry himself. It was a time when a half-made society was making itself with great passion and suffering and courage; a time when those involved in the art of the possible were servants to masters only interested in glorious gestures; a time when the very idea of social progress, and of a better world, was fresh, alien and threatening. It was a time of men who weren't like us, but who were creating us _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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