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Flexibound ISBN 978-1-8589-4588-0

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192 pages 24 x 16.8 cm (61⁄2 x 91⁄2 in) 250 colour illustrations

192 pages 25.6 x 21.2 cm (81⁄4 x 10 in) 250 colour illustrations

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Bikinis, Bell-bottoms and Little Black Dresses

A Home of Your Own

70 Great Fashion Classics

Sally Coulthard

Creating Interiors with Character

Kate Mulvey When we describe a home as being ‘full of character’, we mean that it’s individual or exceptional in some way. Character comes from a variety of sources, some from the property itself, and others from the people who live there, while the act of bringing character into a home is a layering process, one that starts with the bones of the building and finishes with the decor – the human element. In this new book, interiors expert Sally Coulthard explains just what it takes to turn an uninspiring space into a personality-packed home, whether it’s a cottage, an apartment or a modern family house. Each chapter focuses on a particular element – for example, the importance of family and loved ones, and making an interior feel like a social space – and explains why this element matters and how to bring it into your home. Inspirational features, in the form of ‘Keys to Character’ boxes, offer tips on incorporating individuality into even the most unpromising of spaces, from making the most of period details and mixing old and new furnishings to introducing artwork and displaying photographs.

In the fickle world of fashion, little is certain except the sure knowledge that fashions come and go, and today’s unfashionable styles are likely to be back in vogue tomorrow. Bikinis, Bell-bottoms and Little Black Dresses chronicles the most influential, exciting and shocking items of clothing of the last 100 years. The trench coat, the trainer and the miniskirt, to name only three, have all changed the way we think about our dress. Fashion journalist Kate Mulvey charts the evolution of 70 key garments, investigating how their individual stories have helped shape the course of fashion history. Each entry traces the origins of an unforgettable item of clothing, and explores the moment it first made an impact on the world fashion stage, as well as the garments that developed out of it, the personalities who wore it, and its continuing popularity today. With illustrations sourced from fashion features, catwalk shots, advertisements and film stills, Bikinis, Bell-bottoms and Little Black Dresses is an entertaining, stylish overview of modern dress that will thrill fashionistas everywhere.

• A unique guide to introducing personality into your home, regardless of whether you live in an old or a new property

• A lively look at the history of modern fashion through 70 key items of clothing

• Explores both the architectural and the human elements necessary to create characterful interiors

• Includes concise entries on such iconic garments and shoes as blue jeans, the corset, the little black dress and the stiletto heel

• Combines 250 inspirational images by leading interiors photographers with a wealth of practical advice

• A fun yet informative gift book that will delight all fashion fans RELATED TITLE

Power Dressing First Ladies, Women Politicians and Fashion ISBN 978-1-8589-4515-6 (flexi) £19.95 UK $29.95 US $32.95 CAN


is a fashion writer and journalist. Her articles on fashion and lifestyle have appeared in such publications as The Times, the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, She and Red. Her previous books (as co-author) include Decades of Beauty (1998), Key Moments in Fashion (1998) and Vintage Fashion (2006). KATE MULVEY


Happy Home ISBN 978-1-8589-4571-2 (hbk) £24.95 UK $39.95 US $43.95 CAN Retro Home ISBN 978-1-8589-4581-1 (hbk) £24.95 UK $39.95 US $43.95 CAN

SALLY COULTHARD is a writer and property restorer. Her work has appeared in Homes & Antiques, Good Homes and Country Living magazines, and in such newspapers as the Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Independent. Her previous books include The Reclaimers (2005), Restored to Glory (2005), Shed Chic (2009) and Gardenalia (2012). 3

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PLC with jacket ISBN 978-1-8589-4591-0

Hardback with jacket ISBN 978-1-8589-4583-5

192 pages 25.6 x 21.2 cm (81⁄4 x 10 in) 240 illustrations, 220 in colour

192 pages 25 x 25 cm (93⁄4 x 93⁄4 in) 230 illustrations

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Secrets of a Stylish Home

Cult Buildings

Cate Burren Photography by Simon Whitmore

Kenneth Powell What distinguishes an impressive building from a truly remarkable one? In Cult Buildings, architecture critic Kenneth Powell looks beyond the famous and the grand to identify those buildings that have had a lasting impact on architects and the wider public alike. Some buildings have been significant in opening up new areas of architectural design; others stand out as highly individual expressions of the visionary ideas of their creators. Some embody the spirit of the period in which they were built, while others have a timeless quality that defies easy categorization. The book features 30 buildings across the world dating from the late 19th century to the present day, from William Van Alen’s beloved Chrysler Building in New York to Oscar Niemeyer’s magnificent Cathedral of Brasília and Zaha Hadid’s futuristic Phæno science centre in Germany. While the selected buildings may not necessarily be the most famous works of their respective architects, all have a resonance beyond their formal architectural qualities. Cult Buildings offers a unique way of looking at the history of contemporary architecture; these buildings are simply unmissable.

Many of us dream of hiring an interior designer to create the perfect home, but it’s an expense that few of us can manage these days. The affordable alternative is to undertake the work yourself, and Secrets of a Stylish Home is just the book to show you how. Written by interior designer Cate Burren, it is both a practical guide to working through a project and a visual reference of attractive design ideas. With chapters on the importance of finding your style, planning your layout, using colour, creating your scheme and managing your project, Secrets of a Stylish Home takes you through each stage of either redesigning your whole home or simply tackling the makeover of a single room, distilling the knowledge that Burren has gathered over the years into clear, easy-to-follow steps. Her insightful advice is accompanied by numerous real-life case studies, drawings and plans that help to clarify the processes described, and beautiful images by interiors photographer Simon Whitmore. Whatever your experience of interior design, this book will give you the know-how and confidence to develop your own style and transform your living space.

• A fascinating exploration of 30 of the world’s most influential, symbolic or uncompromising buildings , • Includes a diverse range of buildings from the last 150 years, from the Sagrada Família in Barcelona to the Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow and the Eames House in California

• Both a practical guide and an inspirational sourcebook for anyone wishing to redesign their own home or restyle just one room • Written by an interior designer with years of experience in steering owners through each stage of the design process RELATED TITLES

Happy Home ISBN 978-1-8589-4571-2 (hbk) £24.95 UK $39.95 US $43.95 CAN Retro Home ISBN 978-1-8589-4581-1 (hbk) £24.95 UK $39.95 US $43.95 CAN


• With specially commissioned photographs, drawings and plans is an interior designer based in Cambridge, England. A regular contributor to interiors magazines, she is the co-author of So Simple Slipcovers and So Simple Window Style (both 2005). SIMON WHITMORE is an interiors and lifestyle photographer. His work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including Ideal Home. CATE BURREN


21st-Century London The New Architecture ISBN 978-1-8589-4537-8 (pbk with flaps) £19.95 UK $34.95 US $38.95 CAN New Architecture in Japan ISBN 978-1-8589-4450-0 (hbk) £29.95 UK $49.95 US $59.95 CAN

• Features the work of the most renowned architects of the modern era, among them Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry, Herzog & de Meuron and Frank Lloyd Wright KENNETH POWELL is an architecture critic, journalist and writer. His many books include New Architecture in Britain (2005), New London Architecture 2 (2007) and 21st-Century London: The New Architecture (2011), all published by Merrell. 5

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Hardback ISBN 978-1-8589-4601-6

Hardback with jacket ISBN 978-1-8589-4577-4

336 pages 22 x 15.2 cm (6 x 83⁄4 in) 150 colour illustrations, 7 maps

192 pages 25 x 25 cm (93⁄4 x 93⁄4 in) 300 colour illustrations

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Branding Terror

Cult Perfumes

The Logotypes and Iconography of Insurgent Groups and Terrorist Organizations

The World’s Most Exclusive Perfumeries Tessa Williams

Artur Beifuss and Francesco Trivini Bellini Foreword by Steven Heller

Even in times of economic hardship, perfume is an affordable luxury, recognized for its ability to make us not only smell good but also feel great. No woman’s dressing table or bathroom cabinet is complete without at least one bottle. Cult Perfumes is the first book to explore the most exclusive boutique perfumeries producing some of the world’s most captivating scents. Tessa Williams documents more than 25 perfumeries and brands, ranging from the pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, established by Dominican friars in 1221, and the classic English company Floris, founded in 1730, to the new eponymous range created by the famed fragrance expert Roja Dove. Williams goes behind the scenes at each perfumery to interview the perfumers and explore the evolution of the company, the ethos behind the brand, and its signature scents. With a concise illustrated introduction to the history of perfume-making and features on iconic perfumes, future cult classics and the so-called ‘noses’ who keep the brands attuned to today’s popular scents, Cult Perfumes will be as alluring to lovers and collectors of perfume as the fragrances it presents.

Terrorist groups are no different from other organizations in their use of branding to promote their ideas and to distinguish themselves from groups that share similar aims. The branding they employ may contain complex systems of meaning and emotion; it conveys the group’s beliefs and capabilities. Branding Terror is the first comprehensive survey of the visual identity of the world’s major terrorist organizations, from al-Qaeda and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to the Tamil Tigers. Each of the 60-plus entries contains a concise description of the group’s ideology, leadership and modus operandi, and a brief timeline of events. The group’s branding – the symbolism, colours and typography of its logo and flag – is then analysed in detail. Branding Terror does not seek to make any political statements; rather, it offers insight into an understudied area of counter-intelligence, and provides an original and provocative source of inspiration for graphic designers. • A unique handbook of the logos of contemporary terrorist organizations worldwide, from al-Qaeda to the Real IRA

• Covers more than 25 cult perfumeries and luxury fragrance houses from around the world, including Annick Goutal, Creed, Frédéric Malle, Miller Harris and Robert Piguet

• With a foreword by renowned graphic designer Steven Heller, a chronology of major terrorist actions and a glossary

• Includes features on leading ‘noses’ in the industry, the creation of iconic scents, and key ingredients in perfume-making

• An invaluable resource for graphic designers and anyone interested in international politics and counter-intelligence RELATED TITLES

Type Matters! ISBN 978-1-8589-4567-5 (flexi) £17.95 UK $29.95 US $32.95 CAN The Ten Commandments of Typography/Type Heresy Breaking the Ten Commandments of Typography ISBN 978-1-8589-4355-8 (hbk) £14.95 UK $22.95 US $29.95 CAN


formerly worked for the United Nations as a counter-terrorism analyst. FRANCESCO TRIVINI BELLINI is a creative director who has developed the branding identity of various companies and cultural institutions. STEVEN HELLER , former Art Director at the New York Times, is the author or co-author of more than 120 books on design and popular culture. ARTUR BEIFUSS


Cult Shoes Classic and Contemporary Designs ISBN 978-1-8589-4585-9 (hbk) £29.95 UK $49.95 US $54.95 CAN Cult Eyewear The World’s Enduring Classics ISBN 978-1-8589-4509-5 (hbk) £29.95 UK $49.95 US $54.95 CAN

• With over 300 historical and contemporary images, including advertisements, packaging and the interiors of the perfumeries TESSA WILLIAMS is a journalist who has written for Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, The Times, The Independent and the Financial Times, among other publications. Today based in Scotland, she lived in France while working for Femme magazine and the Riviera Times. 7

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Hardback with jacket ISBN 978-1-8589-4602-3

Hardback with jacket ISBN 978-1-8589-4595-8

224 pages 28 x 22.4 cm (83⁄4 x 11 in) 200 colour illustrations

288 pages 29 x 25 cm (93⁄4 x 111⁄2 in) 150 colour illustrations

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The Gardens of England

Masterpieces of American Modernism

Treasures of the National Gardens Scheme Edited by George Plumptre Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales Preface by Joe Swift

From the Vilcek Collection William C. Agee and Lewis Kachur

In England, gardening and garden-visiting are national obsessions. More than 80 years ago, the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) was founded with the aim of raising money for charity by opening gardens of quality and interest to the public. In the first year, some 600 gardens were opened. Today, over 3700 gardens – many of them privately owned and opened for just a few days each year – are listed in The Yellow Book, the annual guide published by the NGS. The Gardens of England gives you the opportunity to enjoy 50 of the country’s greatest garden gems from the comfort of your armchair. Each of the five chapters is written by a different leading gardens expert, and surveys 10 gardens opened as part of the NGS during a particular period. George Plumptre, head of the NGS, provides an engaging introduction on garden-visiting, and 12 well-known gardeners offer a personal account of their favourite NGS garden. Featuring established and new gardens of all styles, this is a book that no lover of the English garden should be without.

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• Showcases 50 of the best gardens of the National Gardens Scheme from its beginnings in 1927 to the present day

• A stunning selection of American Modernist works by such artists as Ralston Crawford, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley and Georgia O’Keeffe

• Features a wide range of garden styles, and both private and public gardens

• With an accessible introduction to this major movement in American art by leading expert William C. Agee

• A beautiful book for garden lovers everywhere, and for anyone interested in garden history RELATED TITLES


Dream Gardens of England 100 Inspirational Gardens ISBN 978-1-8589-4511-8 (hbk) £24.95 UK $39.95 US $49.95 CAN

Illumination The Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Miller Pierce ISBN 978-1-8589-4481-4 (hbk) £35.00 UK $55.00 US $59.95 CAN

Dream Gardens 100 Inspirational Gardens ISBN 978-1-8589-4486-9 (pbk) £19.95 UK $32.95 US $34.95 CAN

GEORGE PLUMPTRE is Chief Executive of the National Gardens Scheme. He is the author of several books on gardens, including Heritage Gardens (2007). JOE SWIFT, President of the National Gardens Scheme, is a garden designer, TV presenter and writer.

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Modernism, referring to the period dating roughly from the late 19th century to 1970, is regarded as a crucial moment in the history of American art. Although Modernist artists adopted a wide range of styles, they were linked by a desire to interpret a rapidly changing society and to cast aside the conventions of representational art. Some, such as Stuart Davis and Joseph Stella, responded to consumerism, urbanism and industrial technology; others, such as Arthur Dove and Georgia O’Keeffe, found inspiration in nature and the Native American culture of the Southwest. This magnificent new book presents the works of the Vilcek Collection, an unparalleled private collection of American Modernist paintings, drawings and sculpture. Art historian Lewis Kachur explores almost 100 rarely seen works by 20 leading artists active during the first half of the last century, while William C. Agee contributes an incisive introduction. Lavishly illustrated throughout, Masterpieces of American Modernism provides an outstanding overview of the radical shift in art driven by this major aesthetic movement.

• Includes concise artists’ biographies and an illustrated timeline WILLIAM C . AGEE is Professor of Art History at Hunter College, City University of New York. A specialist in modern art in America from 1900 to 1970, he has published widely on Modernist artists. LEWIS KACHUR is Associate Professor of Art History at Kean University, New Jersey. 9

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Hardback with jacket ISBN 978-1-8589-4600-9

Paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-8589-4598-9

108 pages 29 x 25 cm (93⁄4 x 111⁄2 in) 75 illustrations, 70 in colour, 1 map

224 pages 22.5 x 20 cm (73⁄4 x 83⁄4 in) 200 colour illustrations, 12 maps

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Conflict and Costume

New City

The Herero Tribe of Namibia

Contemporary Architecture in the City of London

Jim Naughten Introduction by Lutz Marten

Alec Forshaw Photography by Alan Ainsworth

The magnificent costume of the Herero of Namibia, southern Africa, is a stark reminder of the country’s tumultuous past. In the late 19th century, the influence of missionaries and traders in German Southwest Africa led to the adoption by the Herero of the European dress of the day. Over time, the voluminous gowns, completed by a cattle-horn-shaped headdress, came to represent the cultural identity of the Herero women. The men’s ceremonial dress also harks back to colonial times: following the brutal war of 1904, the Herero adapted the uniforms of German soldiers for their own Otruppe (‘troops’) movement. In Conflict and Costume, acclaimed photographer Jim Naughten captures the colourful Herero attire in a series of spectacular portraits. Set against the Namibian landscape, these dramatic images show the striking costumes and their proud owners to full effect: men in elaborate, home-made paramilitary uniforms, and women in floor-length frocks with matching horns. Dr Lutz Marten contributes an insightful text that places the dress in its historical context.

The last 25 years or so have witnessed redevelopment in the City of London on an unprecedented scale, following the deregulation of the financial markets, the so-called ‘Big Bang’, in the mid-1980s. As the City has earned its place as a true global financial centre, the majority of its office space has been rebuilt, and developers have taken a more adventurous approach, commissioning such leading British and international architects as Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Jean Nouvel and Richard Rogers. New City is the first book to examine in depth the creation of one of the world’s largest collections of cuttingedge architecture – not just the prestigious office blocks that have changed the skyline, but also cultural institutions, retail sites and public spaces. Following an introduction that explores the context for the rebuilding of the City, the main part of the book is divided into 12 concise walk-throughs of the major areas. Authoritatively written by a former urban planner and with all-new photography throughout, this is an indispensable architectural guide for professionals and the public alike.

• Presents more than 70 vibrant portraits of Herero people in traditional Victorian-style and paramilitary costume • With an introduction on the history of the Herero since the 19th century and the origins of their dress

• Features 200 specially commissioned colour photographs

• Will appeal to anyone interested in costume history, African culture and photography

• An essential reference for tourists, architectural students and professionals, and anyone interested in modern architecture

is an award-winning portrait photographer based in London. He has exhibited his work internationally, and his book Re-enactors was published in 2009. LUTZ MARTEN is Professor of General and African Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. JIM NAUGHTEN


• The first book to explore the large-scale redevelopment of the City of London since the mid-1980s


21st-Century London The New Architecture ISBN 978-1-8589-4537-8 (pbk with flaps) £19.95 UK $34.95 US $38.95 CAN New London Architecture 2 ISBN 978-1-8589-4360-2 (hbk) £19.95 UK $54.95 US $65.95 CAN

ALEC FORSHAW was Chief Conservation and Design Officer at the London Borough of Islington for 20 years. He has written or co-authored several books on London. ALAN AINSWORTH specializes in architectural, urban and performing-arts photography. He worked in the City of London for 30 years. 11

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