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Contents

HISTORY & CULTURE

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SPORT & LEISURE

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WHOLE STORY Series

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NATURAL HISTORY

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WORLD ATLAS Series

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FASHION

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REALLY WORKS Series

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WHY Series

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THE GREATEST Series

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CHRONICLES Series

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FAMILY TREES Series / ROCK

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1001 Series

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history & culture

100 x 100 The Best of Everything

100 POEMS

PLAYS

100 REVOLUTIONS 100 BUILDINGS

OF THE COSMOS

100 SCIENTISTS

100 WONDERS

ARTISTS

100

100 MUSICALS 100 COCKTAILS

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100 MOVIES

100 COMPOSERS

15 EXPERT GENERAL EDITORS

100 100 CHEFS TH I NK ERS

100 100 GREAT J A Z Z

LEADERS GR E AT S 100 SPORTING

HEROES

100EVERYTHING x 100 BEST OF

IDEAS

100 writers

100 CRIME

EXTREME

S P O RT S

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CIVILIZATIONS

CR A F TS

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100 LOST

NOVELS

100 PHOTOGRAPHERS 100 DESIGN 100 SOCIAL THEORIES

RELIGIOUS

DISASTERS

DISCOVERIES

GAMES

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100 RESTAURANTS

CARS

100 VIDEO

100 LOCAL FESTIVALS

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100 BEERS

100 GARDENS

100 NATURAL

100 SCIENTIFIC

DESIGNERS

BATTLES

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100 FASHION

100 CITIES

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CLASSICS

100 ROCK & POP ALBUMS

• 1,012 pp • 227 x 215 mm / 9 x 8½ in • All rights available • 1X12

The ultimate list book, 100 x 100 takes ten broad subjects—covering the arts, science and nature, history, sport, design and technology, and philosophy—and provides a breathtaking range of informed mini-introductions, profiles, and reviews for each. A true treasure trove of knowledge, it includes 10,000 entries: every subject area is divided into ten subsections, each of which features 100 entries. Lovers of the visual arts will encounter fascinating insights into 100 artists, paintings, sculptures, and more. Foodies will welcome descriptions and reviews of 100 luxury foods, restaurants, and chefs; while sports fans can enjoy 100 great sporting moments alongside 100 great controversies, 100 sports heroes, and 100 record-breakers. Readers will find helpful summaries of complex philosophical ideas and scientific theories, groundbreaking economic and political theories, iconic designs, pivotal discoveries, and game-changing technological innovations. This weighty compendium offers the perfect springboard to stimulate interest in our history and culture. • The ultimate guide to an exhaustive range of subjects. • Compiled by a team of 15 expert general editors. • The ideal gift for everyone with an enquiring mind.

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K IND OF BLUE Beyond essential. Five shape-shifting but melodic tracks from 1959, including staple “So What,” nailed in just six takes. Features stellar sidemen John Coltrane, Bill Evans, and Cannonball Adderley.

frank sinatra: in the wee small hours Pivotal 1955 concept album that revitalized Sinatra’s career. Sixteen exquisitely interpreted songs of blues and heartache—recorded after Sinatra’s split from Ava Gardner—faultlessly orchestrated by arranger Nelson Riddle.

duke ellington :

at newport 1956

Ellington’s salvation and biggest seller, actually a mix of live and studio tracks. Three-part set peaks on bluesy “Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue,” with its show-stopping 27-chorus blow by tenor sax Paul Gonsalves.

JAMES BROWN :

ELVIS PRESLEY :

Self-financed recording, made at Harlem’s Apollo theater, released in 1963. Fast, tight, hitpacked set rapturously received by crowd and barely 30 minutes long. Gave Brown a No.2 Billboard hit.

Storming 1960 postArmy comeback. Elvis in majestic voice throughout, equally excellent on sultry “Fever,” teasing “Such A Night,” raw “Reconsider Baby” and poppier “The Girl Of My Best Friend.”

history & culture

MILES DAVIS :

ELVIS IS BACK!

LIVE AT THE APOLLO

100 classic albums The Doors : The Doors

GETZ & BYRD :

JAZZ SAMBA

Fully formed, thrillingly original, sexy and dark: all debuts should be this dramatic. Honed by sets at LA’s Whisky-a-Go-Go, The Doors tore through sessions for this 1967 release, a No.2 on Billboard. Guitarist Robbie Krieger wrote the no.1 hit “Light My Fire,” heard here in its full glory, but the highlights come thick and fast, from fiery manifesto “Break On Through (To The Other Side)” to the slumberously seductive “The Crystal Ship.” Jim Morrison’s blues bark illuminates “Back Door Man” and the slinky “Soul Kitchen,” but “Endless Night” sees him croon like a psychedelic Sinatra. Throughout, the other Doors perform with the intuitive interplay of a jazz trio—the epitome of a selfless ensemble. Mesmeric oedipal epic “The End” builds to its startling climax on a wave of beguiling poetry and exhilarating playing. Rock music as theater. RAY CHARLES : MODERN SOUNDS IN COUNTRY AND WESTERN MUSIC

A game-changing, big-selling crossover album (and three-month chart-topper), 1962’s Modern Sounds... sees R&B star Charles find bluesy common ground with C&W. Against rich orchestral arrangements, his soulful mourn proves entirely appropriate for heartbreak standards such as “Born to Lose,” “I Love You So Much It Hurts,” and the charttopping “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Elsewhere, a Charles cuts loose delightfully on the sassy “Just A Little Lovin’” and snappy closer “Hey Good Lookin’,” the latter as peppy as a Count Basie special.

This pivotal bossa nova release dates from 1962. Guitarist Charlie Byrd absorbed a new Latin sound from a trip to South America. Stan Getz added his breathy, reflective tenor sax. Result: a warm, subtle, and captivating album— witness the hush-hush “Samba De Uma Nota Só,” flamenco-inflected “Samba Triste,” and charming hit single “Desafinado.”

THE WHO: MY GENERATION O T I S R E D D I N G : O T I S B L U E

Power pop in excelsis, The Who’s 1965 debut crackles with promise. Pete Townshend originals (notably “The Kids Are Alright” and “A Legal Matter”) show his songwriting nous, while the band cooks on rumbling workout “The Ox,” Keith Moon’s drums an avalanche. The title track, of course, is unimpeachable.

Recorded in Stax’s iconic Memphis studio, 1965’s Otis Blue was a triumphant US chart-topper, embracing pop, soul, and R&B with unequivocal power. Either “Respect” or “Satisfaction” could have been written for Redding; “Down in the Valley” struts. And “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” is heart-stoppingly beautiful.

BOB DYLAN : BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME The first of a game-changing trio of LPs, this 1965 set proved a career high and gave Dylan his first US Top Ten album. Side One sees the erstwhile folk singer straddle electric rock on proto-rap “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and snotty complaint “Maggie’s Farm.” Side Two offers startling acoustic statements—the harrowing “Gates of Eden,” “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),” and lyrical tour-de-force “Mr Tambourine Man.” “She Belongs To Me” and “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” proved the poet had a heart; “Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream” proved he had a great sense of humor too.

<< Peter Blake-designed cover for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

JOHN COLTRANE: A LOVE SUPREME

Spiritually infused 1965 set from legendary sax player. Accessible but inventive, draws on Indian and Arabic scales, soul, nascent psychedelia, hard bop and free jazz. Drummer Elvin Jones scintillates.

the mothers of invention :

freak out!

Confrontational, anti-authoritarian (“Who Are The Brain Police”), satirical, parodic (“Go Cry On Somebody Else’s Shoulder”), intricately arranged 1966 double album (only the second

PET SOUNDS

LOVE :

In 1966, band leader Brian Wilson abandons girls-’n’-surf past to craft complex, carefully orchestrated set. Label and many fans puzzled, but it influences Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s. Features the sublime single “God Only

Esteemed 1967 album offering quixotic and subversive take on Summer of Love from band’s talented but fraught leader Arthur Lee. Features UK hit “Alone Again Or,” but much, much more.

BEACH BOYS :

FOREVER CHANGES

The Jimi Hendrix Experience :

ASTRAL WEEKS

Their 1967 debut album was based on the live Experience experience, but 1968’s Electric Ladyland (US No.1/UK No. 6) was a true studio affair. Drugs and hangers-on couldn’t stifle Hendrix’s wild creativity, which saw him triumphantly hijack Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” and on “1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be),” embrace longer, more free-flowing forms. “Gypsy Eyes” and “Crosstown Traffic” straddled funk and rock, while wah-wahdriven “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp” showed Hendrix’s off-kilter pop sensibility was firmly intact. “Voodoo Chile,” in both long and short versions, is stormy blues—the genre at the heart of all Hendrix’s work. Released as a posthumous single in 1970, it proved a memorable epitaph for this singular talent.

TROUT MASK REPLICA Blues, R&B, country and western, free jazz, southern boogie, and more, whipped up into 28 freeform tracks (released in 1969 but rehearsed for upward of a year). Atonality and Beefheart’s baffling lyrics make it an uneasy experience for most first-time listeners, yet its spirit of all-out experimentation has made it an enduring influence.

THE STOOGES :

FUN HOUSE

Incendiary 1970 follow-up to classic 1969 debut. Opens with definitive street-punkery: “Down On The Street,” “Loose,” “TV Eye,” “Dirt,” and “1970.” Tight, focused, nasty. Thereafter, post-party blues hit with the unsettling title track and “LA Blues,” long workouts and free jazz solos. Iconic sleeve, to boot.

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Supreme white soul singer delivers career best in 1968, coproduced by Atlantic Records stalwart Jerry Wexler. Captivating reflections on love and loss, sung with passion and vulnerability. Includes “Son of a Preacher Man.”

VAN MORRISON :

Electric ladyland

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND :

dusty springfield :

dusty in memphis

Recorded in just two days in 1968, this unclassifiable album saw Morrison reborn. His blues shout is warmer here, while the opaque but intriguing lyrics draw on his Belfast upbringing. A top crew of New York jazz musicians provided light and supple backing, delightfully delicate (“Sweet Thing,” “Cyprus Avenue”), joyously swinging (“The Way Young Lovers Do”).

THE BEATLES : SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND

T H E V E LV E T U N D E R G R O U N D :

T H E V E LV E T U N D E R G R O U N D & N I C O The greatest album ever? Perhaps. Released in Alias “the Banana album,” after Andy Warhol’s 1967’s “Summer of Love,” it twinned unbridled iconic cover, this maps dark new musical worlds, studio innovation with peerless songcraft. This including S&M (“Venus In Furs”) and explicit drug use (“Heroin,” “I’m Waiting For The Man,” “Run, richly psychedelic box of jewels takes in Lewis Carroll’s Through The Looking-Glass (“Lucy In Run, Run”). Warhol’s Factory acolytes are the subject of “All Tomorrow’s Parties” and “Femme The Sky With Diamonds”), Indian music (“Within You, Without You”), domestic dramas Fatale.” The Velvets mixed Brill Building-style songwriting with avant-gardisms such as drones (“She’s Leaving Home”), Victorian circuses and tone clusters, but “Sunday Morning” and “I’ll (“Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite”), and—in Be Your Mirror” are music-box pretty. Lou Reed’s “A Day In The Life”—a jaw-dropping, genredefying finale. And topped charts everywhere. cold-eyed, perceptive lyrics set a new benchmark for literacy—and literary ambition—in rock. So: the greatest album ever? Why not?

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL: BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER The duo’s final album together, and their finest. Sparklingly eclectic, this 1970 swansong takes in the cheery “Cecilia,” Latin-inflected “El Condor Pasa (If I Could),” and beaten-but-unbowed epic “The Boxer”—a No.7 US hit. “So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright” and “The Only Living Boy In New York” were goodbyes from Paul Simon to partner Art Garfunkel, though few listeners divined anything beyond the gorgeous melodies. The title track dwarfs everything, an inspirational gospel-influenced anthem, transatlantic chart-topper, and perhaps writer Simon’s greatest gift to singer Art.

CAROLE KING :

TAPESTRY

Sixties Brill Building songwriter transforms into Seventies star in 1971 with high-quality cache of tunes including “It’s Too Late,” (a five-week US No.1), “So Far Away,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” and a reworking of her co-penned “You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman).” More than 25 million copies

the rolling stones :

exile on main st

Sprawling double LP from 1972 that remains the last truly great Stones set. Recorded in tax exile in France, it drips with blues and boogies, parties hard (“Rocks Off,” “Rip This Joint”) shows its softer side on acoustic gems (“Sweet Virginia,” “Sweet Black Angel”), and goes gospel (“Loving Cup,” “Shine A Light”). “Tumbling Dice” is the icing on the cake.

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LED ZEPPELIN : LED ZEPPELIN IV Zep’s most consistent and biggest-selling album (30 million-plus copies shifted), featuring fan favorites “Black Dog,” “Rock and Roll,” and the ubiquitous “Stairway To Heaven.” The fathom-deep drums on “When The Levee Breaks” later proved a sampler’s dream. No band name or album title feature on sleeve.

MARVIN GAYE :

WHAT’S GOING ON PINK FLOYD : THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON Quintessential Motown star Take unpromising themes (death, greed, depression, insanity). Garnish with gorgeous melodies, rousing choruses, and sky-scraping guitar solos. Result: global megahit (upward of 50 million copies sold). Ditching the noodling that had characterized their recent oeuvre, the Floyd focused on songwriting: the epic “The Great Gig In The Sky” addresses mortality, “Brain Damage” tackles madness, while “Money” takes on the evils of consumerism (and, ironically, gave them a US Top Twenty hit). It ends with the uplifting, we’re-all-in-this-together “Eclipse.” Released in 1973, it remains their finest moment.

PATTI SMITH:

HORSES John Cale-produced 1975 proto-punk explosion of poetry and attitude. “Gloria” reinvented Them’s garage-rock classic, while “Birdland” and “Land” sees Smith stretch out. Classic sleeve shot by Robert

Ramones : Ramones Witty, pop-savvy lyrics set to buzzsaw guitars and pell-mell tempos, The Ramones’ debut is a defining shot of US punk from 1976. Fourteen short, sharp shocks (including instant classics “Beat On The Brat,” “Blitzkrieg Bop,” and “Judy Is A Punk”) in a half-hour.

THE CLASH : LONDON CALLING

On which The Clash, driven on by maverick producer Guy Stevens, shed the straitjacket of punk for good. It came out in 1979 in the UK, but early 1980 in the USA— hence Rolling Stone’s “Best Album of the 1980s” plaudit. Packaged in a sleeve that nods to the cover of Elvis Presley’s debut, London Calling gleefully scavenges music history. “Brand New Cadillac” is snarling rockabilly; “Rudie Can’t Fail,” “Revolution Rock,” and bassist Paul Simonon’s brooding “Guns of Brixton” draw on reggae. Politics is a recurring theme— witness “Spanish Bombs,” referencing civil warfare past and present. The title track (a UK No.11) is postpunk apocalyptic, while the upbeat “Train In Vain” even dips it toe into disco. Throughout, Joe Strummer’s vocals are a raw-throated delight, his lyrics sharp. The sound of a reinvigorated and purposeful band.

CHIC: C’EST CHIC

Sophisticated, joyous, impeccably crafted disco gold from 1978, helmed by Nile Rodgers (guitar) and Bernard Edwards (bass), boasting dancefloor anthems “Le Freak” and “I Want Your Love.” Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, cum quot

irritates label boss Berry Gordy by releasing politically charged 1971 state-of-the-nation address. Free-flowing music meets hardhitting lyrics. Oddly uplifting title track and “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” are superb; dark closer “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” is timeless.

Bob Marley & the Wailers: Exodus Triumphant 1977 release pairs chart-friendly hits (“Jamming,” “Waiting In Vain,” and “One Love/ People Get Ready”) with fervent religious (“Natural Mystic”) and political material (the mesmeric title track, a rousing repatriation call.)

MICHAEL JACKSON :

OFF THE WALL Multi-platinum, discoinflected 1979 set. Packed with highquality hits (“Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” “Off The Wall,” “She’s Out Of My Life”). Overseen by Thriller producer Quincy Jones. Pure pop champagne.

KRAFTWERK:

TRANS-EUROPE EXPRESS Sophisticated, futuristic, melodic (despite the motorik beats), this 1977 offering helped pave the way for Eighties electronica. The stately “Europe Endless” has an almost classical elegance, while Afrika Bambaataa borrowed the title track for his hip-hop landmark “Planet Rock.” rock and pop albums 211

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history & culture

Making Sense of Buddhist Art & Architecture JAMES MCRAE

Making sense of Buddhist art & architecture • 224pp RELIGIOUS HERITAGE

• 150 x 150 mm / 6 x 6 in • All rights available • IORN

Buddhist art and architecture, from tiny ancient amulets and votive paintings to huge monuments—such as the Mahachaitya Stupa in Andhra Pradesh, the largest stupa in India and birthplace of Buddhism—never fail to be interesting or awe-inspiring. But without knowing what the artist or architect was trying to achieve, lay visitors sadly miss much of the significance of what they see. Making Sense of Buddhist Art & Architecture is designed to equip the cultural tourist and art student with the means to interpret each painting, building, or artifact in terms of the iconography and symbolism of the Buddhist religion. With reference to 100 sharply illustrated and diverse historical works, readers will learn to identify the telling details that mean so much to devotees. Informed by Making Sense of Buddhist Art & Architecture, enthusiasts will recognize recurrent motifs and be able to interpret the symbolism of what is in front of them, leading to a deeper appreciation of the art.

• 100 Buddhist artworks illustrated and analyzed in detail. • Provides a range of critical tools for appreciating further works. • Examples include paintings, buildings, and diverse artifacts.

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history & culture

Making Sense of Christian Art & Architecture HEATHER MCRAE

• 224pp • 150 x 150 mm / 6 x 6 in • All rights available • RHCH

Like all sacred art, Christian art and architecture contains many references to scripture that are lost to lay readers today. Making Sense of Christian Art & Architecture reveals what to look for—from the cruciform layout of the typical Christian cathedral, with its east-facing semicircular apse, to the visual symbols in stained-glass windows that, for the kneeling and unlettered believer, would unerringly identify individual saints and martyrs. • A fresh, informative approach designed to transform our grasp of Christian heritage.

Making sense of Christian art & architecture

RELIGIOUS HERITAGE

Making Sense of Islamic Art & Architecture JULIE CHAN

• 224pp • 150 x 150 mm / 6 x 6 in • All rights available • RHIS

While the human form is excuded from Islamic sacred iconography, Islam has an incomparable heritage of depictions of heaven in colorful geometric tile patterns, with vegetal patterns and calligraphy also being highly important. Making Sense of Islamic Art & Architecture examines 100 works, including mosques, prayer rugs, metalware, ceramics, and ornamental calligraphy, providing insights that will deepen readers’ appreciation of Islamic art as a whole. • Islamic sacred art, drawn from throughout the Islamic world, analyzed in detail.

Making sense of Islamic art & architecture RELIGIOUS HERITAGE

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Supernatural

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The World Guide to Mysterious Places SARAH BARTLETT

S A R A H BA R T L E T T

supernatural T H E W O R L D G U I D E TO M Y S T E R I O U S P L AC E S

• 256pp • 228 x 203 mm / 9 x 8 in • Rights sold: US, Canada • TWGT

For thousands of years the Earth has been haunted by ghosts, menaced by vampires, disturbed by malevolent spirits, and graced by mystical powers. From the eerie Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana to the spiritual energy of the Škocjan caves in Slovenia, the supernatural forms part of the ancient myths of every culture. Supernatural is a comprehensive guide to the Earth’s supernatural heritage, revealing where and when to seek out otherworldly and spine-chilling experiences. Engaging text provides insight into the mystery surrounding each place, highlighting why it is so fascinating, and what it is like to visit today. Each entry has been researched precisely, from the restless ghost of Marie Antoinette at Versailles and the sinister legend of the Flying Dutchman, to the lost Greek city of Mycenae and the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. Supernatural provides a wealth of fascinating, accessible places for courageous and curious readers to investigate and explore.

• Includes accounts of ghostly experiences and UFO sightings. • Beautifully illustrated with atmospheric images of mysterious places. • The most authoritative world guide to supernatural locations.

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history & culture

Wellbeing The World Guide to Healing Places JANE ALEXANDER

JA N E A L E X A N D ER

THE WORL D GUIDE TO HE ALING PL ACE S

• 256pp • 228 x 203 mm / 9 x 8 in • All rights available • TWGN

Whether for specific health reasons or simply to lose themselves in some of the wildest, most wonderful places on Earth, Wellbeing is the only gazetteer readers will ever need. Organized by type of healing place—mud baths, natural springs, blue zones, ancient healing sites, meditative spaces—and geographically by country, it features little-known places off the beaten track that offer peace, and sometimes solitude, alongside well-known sites and spas that draw visitors like magnets, from the Dead Sea and Mount Sinai to the Wudang Mountain, China, said by many to be the birthplace of Tai Chi, to the majestic beauty of the waterfalls at Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye. Enticing photographs accompany the engaging text, which reveals the history, mythology, and restorative attributes of the places and therapies that nurture the body, mind, and soul. Wellbeing is a highly informative read as well as a visual feast that combines travel ideas and a fascination with other cultures with a deeper purpose.

• Stunning photographs of the world’s most beautiful healing places. • Includes well-known therapy experiences and retreats, plus hidden gems. • Written by a team of experienced travel and health writers.

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history & culture

Signs, Symbols, and Codes 100 Keys to the Magic of the Universe SARAH BARTLETT

Signs, Symbols and Codes 100 Keys to the Magic of the Universe Sarah Bartlett

• 352pp • 242 x 199 mm / 9½ x 7¾ in • All rights available • NTMG

Galileo was accused of heresy for his theory that the Earth orbited the sun, and when the English astrologer William Lily published an almanac of zodiac predictions he too was condemned for his beliefs. But the knowledge they shared had for thousands of years already been a secret pathway to cosmic truth, from the ancient Egyptian mysteries of Isis to the runic inscriptions of the Vikings. Throughout history, philosophers, astrologers, prophets, and poets have whispered these secrets to pharaohs, statesmen, kings, and queens. In Europe, Catherine of Medici and later Elizabeth I of England patronized the most important Renaissance magi of the time. Clues to learning this magical way have been left everywhere by individuals and cultures, in symbols, inscriptions, monuments, and sacred objects. This fascinating compendium of 100 diverse magical treasures will introduce readers to the history of magical thought and reveal how to decode the signs and symbols that access the power of the cosmos.

• A comprehensive guide to the secrets of the universe. • Reveals the story of each artifact and how to harness its magical powers. • Includes tales of prophets, astrologers, and alchemists.

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sport & leisure

The Long History of Running A Tribute to the World’s Oldest Sport DAMIAN HALL

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• 352pp • 242 x 199 mm / 9½ x 7¾ in • All rights available • HRUN

Distance running provides a unique challenge—both for professional athletes and for amateurs who are running for health benefits. It is truly an art in itself, requiring rigorous training preparation and careful attention to diet, while ultra-long-distance events push the body’s powers of endurance, and a runner’s mental strength, to breaking point. In The Long History of Running, Damian Hall examines every aspect of this tough discipline, tracing its development from prehistoric hunters and the messengers of ancient Mesopotamia to its status today as one of sport’s most exacting and respected events. He also examines the history of distance running (5,000m and over) as an Olympic event, and the rise of city marathons and gruelling 100-mile runs. Aficionados will enjoy the wealth of statistics drawn from marathon running and longdistance events, and the insights into the training regimes of professional long-distance runners. A fascinating study for runners and non-runners alike.

• A comprehensive survey of the sport, from prehistory to the present. • Includes a full list of men’s and women’s long-distance running records. • With in-depth portraits of legendary runners and landmark moments.

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sport & leisure

The Dream of Speed The History of Making Cars Go Faster SIMON HEPTINSTALL

• 352pp • 242 x 199 mm / 9½ x 7¾ in • All rights available • TNFS

The inventor of the first motor car, Karl Benz, was more concerned that his PatentMotorwagen could cover any distance at all than do so at speed. But it was not long before manufacturers were competing to capture a lucrative market—people willing to pay top dollar to travel as fast as possible in a car. The Dream of Speed reveals how engineers have expanded the capabilities of the motor car toward the current ideal: a car capable of traveling at 1,000 miles per hour. Each chapter covers a key stage in automotive development, explaining the technological innovations that have set the bar of performance higher with each passing decade. Alongside succinct essays of technical analysis, Simon Heptinstall profiles entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, and professional drivers who have transformed the automobile. Special features within each chapter present a car-by-car comparison of the capabilities of the era’s iconic models and significant moments in the pursuit of performance.

• Includes detailed analysis of landmark cars. • Provides full details of land speed records and outstanding race triumphs. • Tells the great stories behind the development of fast cars.

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A Tribute to the World’s Greatest Racing Bicycles RICHARD MOORE & DANIEL BENSON

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To many, the racing bicycle is a cult object, a vehicle of dreams, a marvel of engineering and aesthetics. Spanning over one hundred years of the sport, Bike! is the in-depth history of the 49 greatest designers who have shaped the world of cycling. Starting on the dusty plains of Italy in the nineteenth century to the nano-tube technology of today, Bike! is the cycling bible for anyone who cares about the love, sweat and tears that have gone into the pursuit of perfection on two wheels. Unmasking the soul of those like colnago, Shimano and campagnolo, Bike! also tells the story of

A TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD’S GREATEST CYCLING DESIGNERS

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A TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD’S GREATEST CYCLING DESIGNERS

Boardman’s Lotus and Lance Armstrong’s Damien hirst ‘Butterfly’ Trek. From raleigh to Peugeot, Gitane to cervélo, in graphic detail with sublime photography, Bike! is the beautifully illustrated story of the visionaries and riders who joined forces to create two-wheeled legends. co-edited by veteran cycling journalists richard

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• 352pp • 242 x 199 mm / 9½ x 7¾ in • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand • VL22

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The most striking tribute to the craftsmanship, precision, and speed of the racing bicycle ever created. Fascinating portraits of cult bikes make for an essential read.

To some, the racing bicycle is a vehicle of dreams, a marvel of engineering and aesthetics. Bike! is the first book to provide a comprehensive history of the world’s most famous racing-bike and component manufacturers. From the cradle of road biking on the plains of northern Italy to the birthplace of mountain biking, Marin County, California, Bike! charts the history behind names such as Shimano and Campagnolo. The portraits are not just of the brands themselves but of the pioneers who created them and those who made them famous. Interspersed throughout are special features on groundbreaking landmark bikes, such as Fausto Coppi’s Bianchi from 1952, Graeme Obree’s Old Faithful from 1993, and Mark Cavendish’s Specialized Venge from 2011. Completed by sublime photography, historic catalogs and posters, and graphic timelines, this book is a connoisseur’s study of the manufacturers that forged the legend of the racing bicycle.

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whole story series

Evolution The Whole Story STEVE PARKER

EVOLUTION THE WHOLE STORY

• 576pp • 245 x 172 mm / 9¾ x 6¾ in General Editor

Steve Parker

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Evolution theory is fundamental to our comprehension of nature and its many transformations, from our own human heritage to the way climate change will impact on tomorrow’s world. Evolutionary theorists, fossil-hunters, paleontologists, molecular biologists, geneticists, and climatologists—as well as the occasional lucky amateur who found an odd-shaped rock—have all contributed to unraveling this complex subject. Evolution: The Whole Story explains life’s history via a thorough survey of how each of the major groups of living things evolved, through fossils, examples of living species, comparative anatomy, and evolutionary legacies, complemented by a review of how Earth looked at each stage. The book traces the history of human thought concerning evolution, how and why it happens, and our developing understanding of the intricacies of the natural world, dating from the Ancient Greeks, via Medieval scholars and the Renaissance, to Darwin’s Revolution and onward to the latest hypotheses.

• A comprehensive account of the evolution of all major animal and plant groups. • In-depth coverage of scientists who contributed to our understanding of evolution. • Stimulating visual presentation of species, skeletons, and lifelike reconstructions.

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War The Whole Story R. G. GRANT

WAR

THE WHOLE STORY

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R.G. Grant

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 1: 1861–63

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1 Battle of Bull Run. Color lithograph by an unknown artist, American school (19th century). 2 General Robert E. Lee photographed outside his house in Richmond, Virginia (1860s). 3 President Lincoln and General George B. McClellan pictured in the general’s tent at Antietam (1862).

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n spring 1861, a dispute over the future of slavery in the United States led eleven Southern states to secede from the Union and form the Confederate States of America. Fighting broke out in April at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Newly elected President Abraham Lincoln set about raising forces to suppress the Confederacy. America had only a small regular army with limited recent military experience fighting Mexicans and Native Americans. Both the Union (or ‘North’) and the Confederacy (the ‘South’) in effect raised mass armies from scratch. Graduates of the West Point Military Academy and the Virginia Military Institute had studied the conventions of contemporary European warfare, providing a certain level of expertise, but in general neither soldiers nor most of their officers had experience of war or military life. An initial rush to volunteer on both sides saw local worthies organize and equip regiments under their own leadership. In many instances officers were elected by their men, which did not encourage strict discipline. Poorly trained, randomly equipped, and wearing a confusing variety of uniforms, the Union and Confederate armies clashed at Bull Run (Manassas), a railroad junction between their two capitals, Richmond, Virginia, and Washington D.C., in July (above). Chaotic fighting ended with Union troops fleeing in disorder back to Washington while the Confederates, equally disorganized, allowed them to escape. This indecisive encounter showed the war would not be over quickly. The North possessed overwhelming superiority

in resources, with more than double the South’s population and almost all America’s industry. The elderly Union general-in-chief at the start of the conflict, Winfield Scott, proposed exploiting naval superiority to blockade the Confederate coast and seize control of the Mississippi. This ‘Anaconda plan’ to squeeze the South to death was rejected by Northern public opinion as too passive, however. It was swift, glorious victories that the public and press wanted. Winfield Scott soon retired and was replaced by General George B. McClellan (below right, with Lincoln). The new general-in-chief made a good job of organizing the Union army into a proper European-style fighting force, subjected to discipline and drill. But he was a cautious man not well suited to field command. Prodded into action, in spring 1862 he executed a bold amphibious operation, transporting troops by sea to the Virginia Peninsula and threatening Richmond. Once ashore, however, he dallied, allowing the Confederates to seize the initiative. The Confederacy had found two attackminded commanders of exceptional self-confidence in General Robert E. Lee (right) and his subordinate General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson. A counterattack in the Peninsula forced McClellan to abandon the operation and evacuate his troops. Lee then defeated Union forces at the Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) and led his Army of Northern Virginia on an offensive drive into Maryland, a slave state that had opted for the Union. Lee was in search of a decisive victory that would shatter Northern morale and persuade potential foreign backers, Britain and France, to support the Confederate cause. Instead, he came close to catastrophic defeat. Trapped by McClellan at Antietam (Sharpsburg), Lee and Jackson fought a desperate defensive battle against superior forces. Aided by McClellan’s habitual overcaution, the Confederate army escaped back to Virginia. The losses at Antietam were heavy, with over 22,000 men killed or wounded in a day’s fighting. Important battles were fought on water as well as land. Both sides sought to exploit the latest naval technology, creating varieties of ungainly steampropelled ironclad ships equipped with rams or firing explosive shells. The world’s first encounter between two ironclads occurred at the Battle of Hampton Roads in March 1862 (see page 326). The following month, a Union squadron forced its way past the Confederate forts protecting the mouth of the Mississippi to capture New Orleans. Other battles were fought between ironclad and ‘cottonclad’ (with cotton bales for armour) paddle steamers further up the Mississippi, with the Union navy establishing dominance over the waterway. On land in this Western theater, Ulysses S. Grant, an Illinois shop clerk when the war began, established himself as Lincoln’s favorite general with a hard-fought victory at Shiloh in April. By the fall of 1862, much of the shape of the war was clear. Organized by the chief quartermaster Montgomery Meigs, the Union factories and supply system kept its armies efficiently uniformed, fed, and armed. The Confederates

key events April 12, 1861

The first shots of the Civil War are fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor.

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July 21, 1861

The First Battle of Bull Run ends in a victory for the Confederate forces.

March 8–9, 1862

The confederate ironclad warship CSS Virginia clashes with the USS Monitor at the sea battle of Hampton Roads.

April 4, 1862

Union General McClellan launches the Peninsula Campaign; it fails ignominiously to capture Richmond.

April 6–7, 1862

In the Western theater, Ulysses S. Grant wins a hard-fought victory over the Confederates at Shiloh.

April 24–25, 1862

New Orleans falls to the Union after a naval squadron fights its way through Confederate defenses.

September 17, 1862

Confederate General Lee narrowly avoids disaster in the costly battle against McClellan’s Army of the Potomac at Antietam.

September 22, 1862

President Lincoln proclaims the freedom of slaves in those states in rebellion against the Union.

December 13, 1862

A Union attack on a strong Confederate defensive position at Fredericksburg is repelled with heavy losses.

May 1–6, 1863

Lee’s outnumbered Confederates defeat the Union army at the battle of Chancellorsville.

July 1–3, 1863

Lee’s army is defeated in a three-day battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and forced to retreat.

July 4, 1863

The Confederate fortress of Vicksburg on the Mississippi, under siege since May, falls to Grant’s Union forces.

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The practice of war has been a consistent feature of human life throughout history, from tribal societies and the early civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt through to twentyfirst century campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Although the desirability of peace is now widely recognized, warfare maintains its hold upon the popular imagination, whether regarded as an arena of human drama, courage, and suffering, or as a field for the exercise of technological ingenuity and inventiveness. The continuing fascination with fighting men and machines is reflected in many aspects of contemporary culture, from blockbuster feature films to video games and TV history programs. War: The Whole Story presents a chronological view of warfare as an evolving human activity, from the era of stone weaponry to the nuclear age; conflict at sea and in the air is given its due weight alongside land warfare. Key features show how battles were fought in different historical periods and analyze the use of specific weaponry and military equipment.

• Comprehensive survey of warfare from ancient times to the present. • In-depth analysis of the evolution of armies and fighting techniques. • Clear visual presentation of tactics and weaponry.

Battle of Waterloo

1815 ended period of european wars and career of napoleon

focal points 1 defending the square British infantry of the 42nd Highland Regiment have formed a square to face the French cavalry charge. The front rank kneel with bayonets fixed; behind, two more ranks stand firing flintlock muskets. The commander directs his troops from inside the square, his horse offering an elevated view. 2 cuirassiers A French cuirassier charges, brandishing his saber. The cuirassiers were heavy cavalry used as a shock force in a mass charge. They were large men on large horses, but could not break a well-formed infantry formation. The horses were particularly vulnerable to musket fire. 3 abandoned gun At Waterloo, the British had field guns among the lines of infantry. Many of these artillery pieces were overrun in the French cavalry charge, the gunners seeking refuge inside the infantry square. Here, soldiers who failed to reach the square have been cut down by the horsemen’s sabers.

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The Battle of Waterloo: The British Squares Receiving the Charge of the French Cuirassiers (1874) Philippoteaux, Félix Henri Emmanuel (1815–84) oil on canvas 39 x 61 in | 99 x 155 cm Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

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he climactic battle of the Napoleonic Wars was fought in Belgium on June 18, 1815. British commander the Duke of Wellington had to hold a defensive position against Napoleon’s superior forces until Prussian troops could join him and tip the balance against the French. An initial barrage by Napoleon’s heavy artillery was ineffectual as Wellington sheltered his troops behind the crest of a ridge. An assault by massed French infantry columns was then repelled with disciplined musket volleys and field guns firing grapeshot, shrapnel and canister rounds. At around 4 p.m. Marshal Ney, who commanded the left wing of Napoleon’s army, ordered massed attacks by the French cavalry, believing that Wellington was on the verge of withdrawal. Armoured cuirassiers and lighter cavalry—dragoons, hussars, chasseurs, and lancers— made a series of frontal charges against Wellington’s line, unsupported by infantry or artillery. Wellington’s foot soldiers formed squares and stood their ground. An eyewitness described the cuirassiers as “like a heavy surf breaking on a coast beset with isolated rocks.” Belatedly the French pushed forward field guns that ripped apart some of the infantry squares, but Wellington’s troops held on, finally repelling an advance by Napoleon’s elite Imperial Guard. Meanwhile Blucher’s Prussians had arrived on Napoleon’s flank and his position collapsed. More than 50,000 men were killed or wounded on all sides in a single day’s fighting. RG

infantry square In the Napoleonic age, a line of infantry was liable to be overwhelmed by charging enemy cavalry if taken from the flank or rear. To avoid this fate, infantry formed themselves into squares (a tactic dating back to the Roman Empire) in ranks two deep—though Wellington favored four deep, creating a square of some 500 men. Approaching from any direction, the cavalry would be held off by a hedge of bayonets and exposed to heavy musket fire. Regimental insignia were raised inside the square, which also sheltered wounded soldiers and artillerymen fleeing their exposed guns. In principle, an infantry square that held steady was impregnable, for the reach of a bayonet fixed to a musket was longer than that of a cavalryman’s arm and sword. The principle weakness of a square formation was the inviting target it offered to artillery. If the enemy brought up guns to support their cavalry, a single shot might kill or maim a dozen or more of the close-packed infantry, carving an opening that the cavalry could then penetrate. XX

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Architecture

coming soon

The Whole Story DENNA JONES

Architecture: The Whole Story From ancient and classical masterpieces to contemporary,

THE WHOLE STORY

ARCHITECTURE

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cutting-edge buildings, architecture has always defined our world. Successful architectural design makes an office a pleasant working environment, a house a relaxing home, a public building something stimulating to behold. Throughout history, the greatest architects have strived

to create structures that are not only practical and durable but also aesthetically uplifting. Architecture can engage our minds, inspire our imaginations, and raise our spirits.

Architecture: The Whole Story takes a close look at key periods and movements—ranging from Classical through Gothic and Renaissance to Modernist and High-Tech.

Organized chronologically, each chapter contains informed essays by architectural specialists who trace the history of each period or style and highlight its most significant architects. Landmark buildings that best exemplify the style of the period are then examined in photographic

ARCHITECTURE THE WHOLE STORY

close-up, with comments on their inspiration, construction, use of materials, and stylistic features. This engrossing book reveals the people behind the world’s greatest structures—from Imhotep and Leon Battista Alberti to

Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Alvar Aalto—who have influenced and inspired others with their vision

and technical ingenuity. The authors also provide a comprehensive examination of how architects, engineers, and builders have revised and recycled elements from

disparate movements throughout centuries of innovation. Architecture is a universal plastic art that we all experience, and our relationship with it is both public

and personal. For everyone who has ever wished for greater insight into the art of building design, Architecture: The Whole Story provides the analytical tools to truly appreciate the variety of architectural achievement and the built environment.

• 576pp

With more than 1,100 illustrations

• 245 x 172 mm / 9¾ x 6¾ in

Denna Jones

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General Editor

Marnie Fogg

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Architecture plays a pivotal role in defining our attitude to the world in which we live. From classical masterpieces to contemporary award winners, Architecture: The Whole Story looks at how architectural design creates our working environment, changes a building from a house to a home, and empowers public, private, and religious structures to become stimulating additions to the landscape. The key periods and movements of architecture are examined chronologically, with detailed analyses of the most important practitioners and the works that best exemplify their approach. Selected structures are examined in photographic close-up to provide a detailed study of the building’s inspiration, construction, and stylistic features, from the Great Pyramid to Postmodernist structures. This engrossing book provides a detailed examination of the way architects and builders have revised and recycled elements from disparate movements through centuries of innovation.

• Profiles of key architects and movements. • In-depth assessment of the world’s greatest structures. • Generously illustrated with full-color photographs.

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Fashion

recently published

The Whole Story MARNIE FOGG

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Fashion: The Whole Story traces the evolution of fashion via its key periods, significant styles, designers, and cultural influences, from Mughal court dress to digital print. It highlights the pieces that epitomize defining styles or epochs in fashion history, explaining everything from the choice of materials or individual design features. For fashion lovers, Fashion: The Whole Story is an indispensable resource. THE WHOLE STORY

General Editor

Marnie Fogg Foreword by

Valerie Steele

“An epic narrative … the format makes for a handy dip-in guide without losing out on the details.”—Dazed and Confused

Photography The Whole Story JULIET HACKING

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Photography: The Whole Story is a striking, encyclopedic guide to the history of photograpy that takes an in-depth look at the key periods, genres, and works. The medium is placed in its social, political, and art historical context— from the first public demonstrations by Louis Daguerre to the pioneering photojournalism of Roger Fenton. An indispensable book for photography enthusiasts. • A comprehensive survey of photographic ideas, schools, and styles with detailed timelines.

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Cinema The Whole Story PHILIP KEMP

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Written by movie reviewers and film historians, Cinema: The Whole Story is an accessible and inspirational guide to the key developments in cinema. The book traces cinematic history from the earliest days of cinematic projection to the super-technology of today, covering all genres from silent movies to special effects. Essential reading for those who love cinema and want to learn more about it. “Gleaming graphics, pithy text and a cinehistorical narrative that brings us right up to today.”—The Financial Times

Art The Whole Story STEPHEN FARTHING

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Since the earliest prehistoric sculptures and cave paintings, mankind has recorded its creative impulses. Art: The Whole Story explains artistic movements and artists, and analyzes key works in detail. This book is prolifically illustrated with reproductions of masterpieces from around the world and introduces readers to every genre, from painting to conceptual and performance art. • The perfect gallery companion, providing in-depth analysis of masterpieces.

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Hidden Histories: Herbs The Secret Properties of 150 Plants KIM HURST

HERBS

KIM HURST

Hidden Histories

THE SECRET PROPERTIES OF 150 PLANTS

• 224pp • 198 x 140 mm / 7¾ x 5½ in • All rights available • THHO

Hidden Histories: Herbs tells the stories of 150 of the most remarkable plants used throughout history for their culinary, medicinal, and other properties. Often, the herbs most important in cooking and medicine were also the ones most revered for their supernatural powers. Rosemary, for example, was burned as an incense to cleanse and purify a room, especially a sickroom. It was also hung over a door to keep thieves from the house; worn to aid the memory and preserve youth; bound to the right arm to cure depression, and even grown to attract helpful elves to the garden. There are intriguing accounts of unexpected uses (garlic was used to rid gardens of moles; eyebright was used to increase psychic powers) and a wealth of historic anecdotes (fennel seeds were eaten in the Middle Ages to allay hunger). Hidden Histories: Herbs uncovers the long-forgotten beliefs and folklore surrounding our most cherished plants, and shows how many of these can still have relevance in the present day.

• Clear indications of the parts of each herb used. • Supplementary boxes on cultivation, preservation, and many other topics. • Each plant illustrated by a specially commissioned full-color artwork.

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Hidden Histories: Flowers The Secret Meanings of 150 Species LIZ DOBBS

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Hidden Histories

FLOWERS

LIZ DOBBS

Most people love flowers, but few are aware of the meanings each has had in different cultures over the centuries. Hidden Histories: Flowers reveals how a shared understanding of the visual language of flowers allowed people a special form of communication, even allowing them a secret opportunity to express feelings that might be disapproved. Beautifully illustrated with full color artworks, this enthralling book restores to flowers the significance they once had for all.

THE SECRE T ME ANING OF 150 SPECIES

• Entertaining, browsable format, with expansive references to flower symbolism.

Hidden Histories: Trees The Secret Properties of 150 Species NOEL KINGSBURY

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In times when humankind was much closer to nature than now, trees inspired awe and associations with the spiritual world. People worshipped trees and saw them as resting places for gods or spirits, and trees of particular kinds took center stage in their ceremonies. Hidden Histories: Trees examines 150 species and relates how each gained a unique place in folklore, perhaps for its sheer size or in gratitude for the benefits it brought to the people. • Colorful historical anecdotes explain the lasting bond between humankind and trees.

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The Story of Tea An Illustrated History MICHAEL FREEMAN

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Story Tea of

An illustrated history

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ogs formed an allegiance with humans in early prehistory and the relationship possibly dates back

approximately 14,000 years. This was the beginning of a unique bond between dog and human that has endured the test of time. Since then, there have been numerous momentous events through history at which the dog has been present: following or leading troops into battle, lurking in the shadows of official business, seated on the laps of emperors and curled sleeping during spiritual and religious occasions. The Spirit of the Dog explores the long and varied history of the dog in human cultures across the world and celebrates the very special place that this enigmatic creature holds in people’s hearts. Established author and animal specialist Tamsin Pickeral examines the development of the major dog breeds within their historic context—from the slender,

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powerful Greyhound to the hard-working Siberian Husky,

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the spirited Jack Russell Terrier and the personable Labrador.

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size and colour, and also the most versatile, whether working as a hunter or protector, or simply providing

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companionship as a domestic pet. The Spirit of the Dog celebrates this diversity, aided by the stunning photography of contemporary animal photographer Astrid Harrisson, whose beautiful and unusual images of our major dog breeds skilfully reflect the virtues of “man’s best friend”. With evocative text and exceptional photography, The Spirit of the Dog is an essential volume for everyone who loves dogs.

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• 288pp • 290 x 238 mm / 11½ x 9½ in Michael Freeman

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Tea is the ultimate universal drink. Second only to water in terms of consumption, it is drunk by millions of people worldwide every day. Almost four millennia after it was first discovered in China, it is still prized for its delicious flavor and amazing health benefits. But what exactly is tea? This fascinating book explains the six distinct types of tea and reveals the health benefits of drinking each of them. Once grown only in China, tea is now produced in more than forty countries around the world. From the original tea mountains in southwest China to the great Indian and Sri Lankan tea estates, and from Turkey’s Black Sea coast to Kenya’s dramatic Rift Valley, tea is cultivated in some of the world’s most spectacular locations. Award-winning photographer Michael Freeman takes readers on a visual journey through the world’s main tea-growing areas, showcasing forty of the great teas produced today. The Story of Tea examines the customs and rituals surrounding tea, from the Japanese tea ceremony to Tibetan butter tea and Moroccan mint tea.

• Features commissioned photography by award-winning photographer. • The definitive illustrated resource for all tea lovers. • Includes an indispensable directory of places to drink and buy tea.

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LONGJING HANGZHOU – ZHEJIANG – CHINA

china’s most famous tea is fresh picked in the spring on the hills above west lake

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ust an hour these days on the high-speed train southwest from Shanghai, Hangzhou has been one of China’s

swirl just visibly in sinuous curves. Green tea, most of which comes from China and which

cultural centers for at least a thousand years, with its rich

makes up three-quarters of the nation’s production, is all

history of poetry, painting, and philosophy. The city, capital

about freshness and timing. Longjing is tea that is freshly

of the province of Zhejiang, is famous for two things in

picked, immediately processed, and drunk as soon as

particular: the tranquil and atmospheric West Lake, and the

possible after that. In the hills west of the lake, the most

spring-fresh, spear-bladed Longjing tea. The two are

highly regarded picking is in early April, just before the

intimately connected, for the most notable variety of this

Qingming Festival, also known as Pure Brightness Festival,

famous green tea is grown in the hills bordering the west of

which marks the beginning of spring, around April 5.

the lake and called, not surprisingly, Xi Hu (West Lake)

Timing is critical, as is the weather. The local pickers’

Longjing. Its four characteristic virtues are the jade color of

saying is “Three days before, it’s treasure; three days after,

the leaves, the yellow-green or lime-green color in the cup, a

it’s trash.” This is followed two weeks later by another

warm, toasty aroma with notes of chestnut or hazelnut, and

important picking before the “Grain Rains”. After this

a fresh vegetal flavor with a slight malty or savory aftertaste

comes Spring Tea (Gu Yu) before May 6, and Late Spring

(see p.xx). The name, meaning Dragon Well, comes from an

Tea (Li Xia) before May 21.

old well deep in the hills. Stirring the water is supposed to cause denser underground water below to rise briefly and opposite Spring picking on the slopes of Shi Feng Mountain. There are hundreds of small producers in these hills, each small area producing

This is hand-picked tea with an important pedigree (important enough to be the tea served to President Nixon

different quality and taste. above Peach blossom by the shores of West Lake coincides with the spring picking season in the hills.

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Garden Design Up Close

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The Complete Book of Garden Styles EMMA REUSS

GARDEN DESIGN UP CLOSE

GARDEN

DESIGN UP CLOSE The complete book of garden styles Emma REuss

• 432pp Emma REuss

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From modernist to Mediterranean, and from jungle to Japanese, Garden Design Up Close is a font of inspiration for those looking to give their garden a makeover. In the increasingly crowded existence of twenty-first century life, gardens have become highly valued as “outdoor rooms” that complement and bring additional space and enjoyment to our homes. By focusing on 100 real gardens of diverse types around the globe, the book provides in-depth information about contemporary and historical styles. The featured selections are designed by leading lights of landscape gardening, such as Christopher Bradley-Hole and Anthony Paul, alongside internationally recognized names such as Italy’s Paolo Pejrone. A beautiful, evocative double-page image opens every garden portrayal, accompanied by insightful text about the style, from its historical background to the planting and hard landscaping materials required to replicate it. This is followed by detailed analysis in image and text that will inform and delight gardeners and “armchair gardeners” alike.

• Innovative, accessible guide to garden design. • Full-color illustrations with close-up focal points of details. • Covers a multitude of gardens and garden styles from around the world.

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The Glory of the Tree

coming soon

An Illustrated History NOEL KINGSBURY & ANDREA JONES

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Trees are fundamental to life on Earth, to our landscapes—both natural and urban— and to our history and culture. Many magnificent species of tree provide food, shelter, or ornamentation for our streets and gardens; all help to recycle the atmosphere. And where would we be without wood, one of nature’s most wonderful inventions? Indeed, without the wide range of trees that can be found across the world, it would have been very difficult for human civilization to progress. The Glory of the Tree celebrates the wonder, mystery, beauty, and utility of the tree. It pays homage to 100 key species—chosen for their cultural, economic, or historical significance and their importance in the ecosystem and human environment—capturing their nuances through an engaging combination of lively text and breathtaking, specially commissioned photography; from exquisite close-up detail shots to images of impeccable orchards in bloom, the photographs are both beautiful and informative.

• Written by Noel Kingsbury, a world-class expert on plants. • Specially commissioned photography by Andrea Jones. • Includes a historical timeline and a useful cultivation chart.

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The Grace of the Cat

recently published

An Illustrated History TAMSIN PICKERAL & ASTRID HARRISSON

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ats are the most enigmatic and alluring of domestic animals. Beguiling beauty, fierce

independence and aloof intelligence characterize their long and exotic history. The Grace of the Cat is a celebration of this captivating animal and a moving

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account of the feline’s journey from the wild to a comfortable domestic existence. In this beautifully illustrated book, Tamsin Pickeral traces the colourful and tumultuous history of the cat, from its glory days in Egypt to its transport on creaking ships to America. She explores the diverse role of the cat in each culture, culminating in the origins of cat shows and the selective breeding of pure bred, pedigree animals. Inside this richly illustrated book you will discover the stories behind more than fifty breeds of cat, from the lithe-bodied Abyssinian to the intelligent Russian Blue, and from the graceful, long-haired Balinese to the lop-eared Scottish Fold. The evocative and informative text is accompanied by stunning photographs of every featured breed by award-winning photographer Astrid Harrisson. Her breathtaking images capture the many facets of what makes a cat a cat – its elegance, spirit

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An illustrated history

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Tamsin Pickeral Photography by Astrid Harrisson

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Learn about the feline’s history, from the wild to its domestic existence, and marvel at the multitude of breeds captured in breathtaking, specially commissioned photographs.

Cats are among the most enigmatic and alluring of domestic animals. The Grace of the Cat is a celebration of this captivating creature, and a moving account of the feline’s journey from the wild to a comfortable domestic existence. In this beautifully illustrated book, established author and animal specialist Tamsin Pickeral traces the colorful and tumultuous history of the cat, from its glory days in Egypt to its transport on creaking ships to America, and explores the diverse roles of the cat in each culture, culminating in the “modern” history of cats, the origins of cat shows, and the selective breeding of pure bred, pedigree animals. The evocative and informative text is accompanied by stunning photographs of more than fifty featured breeds by award-winning photographer Astrid Harrisson. These breathtaking images capture the many facets of what makes a cat a cat—its beauty, spirit, intelligence, and wit. Essential reading for everyone who loves cats.

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The Spirit of the Dog An Illustrated History TAMSIN PICKERAL & ASTRID HARRISSON

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amsin Pickeral is an art historian and animal

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ogs formed an allegiance

in The Spirit of the Dog, animal expert Tamsin Pickeral

expert. The daughter of a veterinary surgeon, she

prehistory and the relationship

and award-winning photographer Astrid Harrisson come

grew up in the English countryside surrounded by an

approximately 14,000 years. This was

together to celebrate the beauty and diversity of this

eclectic mix of animals, from dogs and ferrets to horses

unique bond between dog and human

and rescued squirrels. She has been a devoted dog

magnificent animal. Discover the vital role that dogs

the test of time. Since then, there have

owner her entire life. Her studies have focused on the

have played throughout history, trace the development

momentous events through history at

evolution of animals and their relationship with humans

The Spirit of the Dog celebrates the long and varied history of the dog in human cultures across the world and the A place that this loyal creature holds in our hearts. special Tamsin Pickeral traces the development of the major dog breeds, paying homage to the dog’s huge contribution to our lives. Together with Astrid Harrisson’s striking, beautiful, and unusual images, readers will gain a fascinating insight V into the endurance and devotion of “man’s best friend.”

been present: following or leading tro

of the most striking and significant breeds, and learn,

over time. Tamsin has lived in Europe and North

in the shadows of official business, sea

too, the intriguing tales of the breeds that have almost

America, where she has worked as a veterinary nurse

for many years. She is a widely published international

been forgotten. Sumptuously illustrated with Harrisson’s

author who has written a number of books on animal

photography, this unique book reveals the full, fascinating

themes, including The Dog: 5,000 Years of the Dog in Art,

emperors and curled sleeping during occasions.

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story of dogs through the ages and their special relationship

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with humankind, making it the perfect gift for anyone and

2009 by the Guardian newspaper.

the very special place that this enigma

everyone who loves dogs.

people’s hearts. Established author an

strid Harrisson has more than ten years

Tamsin Pickeral examines the develop

of industry experience in graphic design,

dog breeds within their historic conte

photography, creative direction and marketing. She

powerful Greyhound to the hard-wor

began photographing animals in early 2008, working on

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a ranch high in the hills in northwest Argentina, where

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a lifelong adoration of animals fused with her creative

Elegance and Speed, Power and Stren

side. Daily adventures, camera in hand, provided the

Loyalty, Agility and Wisdom—the bre

opportunity for Astrid to capture the essence of ranch

in comprehensive detail.

life from new perspectives and inspired a book on the

history of the estancia. Astrid has subsequently travelled

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to the United States with her camera, as well as

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photographing animals in the foothills of the Andes,

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Cuba, Switzerland, Mozambique and Iceland.

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author, she frequently appears in the media as a pet expert and is widely recognised and respected as a leader in the field of animal behaviour.

An illustrated history

• Stunning photographs of over ninety dog breeds. • Traces the history of each breed. Printed in China

PETS

Tamsin Pickeral Photography by Astrid Harrisson Foreword by Victoria Stilwell

The Majesty of the Horse An Illustrated History TAMSIN PICKERAL & ASTRID HARRISSON

• 288pp • 290 x 238 mm / 11½ x 9½ in • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, New Zealand • TBOH

The Majesty of the Horse celebrates the beauty, elegance, and power of the horse, as well as its remarkable diversity. Tamsin Pickeral traces the development of ninety of the most fascinating and significant horse breeds, from the tiny, exquisite Caspian to the regal, golden Akhal Teke and the magnificent Percheron. Equestrian photographer Astrid Harrisson skillfully captures the essence of every breed, at rest, work, and play. • An inspiring celebration of the horse. • Specially commissioned photographs.

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The World Atlas of Tattoo ANNA FRIEDMAN

ANNA FRIEDMAN

THE WORLD AT L A S OF TAT T O O

• 400pp • 235 x 220 mm / 9¼ x 8½ in • All rights available • TATW

Tattooing has experienced unprecedented global popularity in the past decade. The number of tattoo artists worldwide has exploded as stigmas have waned, nearly lost traditions have resurfaced, and extinct practices have been reincarnated. Stellar examples of the art can be found across the globe and on every continent except Antarctica. The styles and genres span an incredible aesthetic range from stark geometric blackwork to vibrantly colored painterly masterpieces. Revitalizations of many forms of hand tattooing now exist alongside electric machines. The increasing demand for face, neck, and hand tattoos manifests a mining of personal cultural history and the faith tattoo collectors put in the artists who adorn their bodies. The World Atlas of Tattoo highlights the diversity of global artists working today. Arranged geographically, each section contains a short historical overview, so readers can trace historical threads and marvel at how other artists have created novel forms of tattooing.

• Provides a geographical overview of tattoos within historical context. • Written by an expert team of scholars and historians. • A must-have source of inspiration featuring an immense variety of styles.

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The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti RAFAEL SCHACTER

recently published

The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

sCHaCter

Rafael Schacter

tHe World atlas of street art and Graffiti

Foreword by John Fekner Painted murals first appeared in Latin America in the early twentieth century; in the 1950s, spray-can graffiti associated with Latino gangs followed, notably the cholo graffiti of Los Angeles. Today, street (or urban) art has traveled to nearly every corner of the globe, evolving into a highly complex and ornate art form. Displaying their art within what is effectively the largest, most open museum in the world, urban artists unveil their beliefs and imaginations to a public unable to avoid their work. The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is the definitive survey of international street art, focusing on the world’s most influential urban artists and artworks. Since the lives and works of urban artists are inextricably linked to specific streets and places, this beautifully illustrated volume features specially commissioned “city artworks” by key artists that provide an insider’s look at these metropolitan landscapes. Organized geographically by country and city, more than 100 of today’s most important street artists— including Steve Powers (Espo) in New York, Gold Peg in London, Os Gêmeos in Brazil, Essu in Tokyo, and Anthony Lister in Brisbane—are profiled alongside key examples of their work. The evolution of street art and graffiti within each region is also chronicled, providing essential historical context. This landmark publication provides a nuanced understanding of a widespread contemporary art practice.

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World atlas

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based on slogans, political posturing, or personal promotion, but that it is committed to a spontaneous

• 400pp

creativity that is inherently connected to the city.

• 235 x 220 mm / 9¼ x 8½ in • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand • WAOS

The definitive reference guide to urban street art and graffiti, exploring this complex and ornate art form from a unique perspective and including specially commissioned city maps.

Art surrounds us and can be seen on any city street or public space all over the world. From Steve Powers in Philadelphia to Banksy in Bristol, and from Blek le Rat and JR in Paris to Os Gêmeos in Brazil and DMOTE in Australia, The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is the first in-depth geographical survey of international urban art of its kind. From São Paulo to New York, and Sydney to Tokyo, these artists’ works draw on the energy of their surroundings in the world’s most accessible museum—the street. The lives and works of urban artists are inextricably bound to the streets, and this extensively researched survey features specially commissioned city maps created by major graffiti and street artists from each region to give readers an insider view of their urban landscapes. Lively and informative, this exciting reference book traces the development of the art form around the world and demonstrates its challenge to contemporary ideas about the mapping of urban space.

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More people than ever before live in the city, which critic Susan Sontag once described as “a landscape of voloptuous extremes.” The energetic, ever-changing pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to capture, often candidly, the chaos, character, and incident of modern urban life. Its theater of the everyday and the ordinary continues to inspire extraordinary art and holds up a mirror to our public world. The World Atlas of Street Photography focuses on a diverse abundance of photography that has been created on street corners around the globe; it includes classic documentary street photography, as well as images of urban landscapes, staged performances, and sculptures. Follow Daido Moriyama as he roams the cramped, winding back alleys of Tokyo. Watch Alexey Titarenko as he uses long exposures to recast his hometown of St. Petersburg as a haunting, ethereal city of shadows. Wander around the favelas of São Paulo with Julio Bittencourt as he pictures the high-rise slums of Prestes

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Maia 911. Witness Lise Sarfati as she transforms Hollywood boulevards into makeshift portrait studios, and infiltrate New York’s hip-hop culture with Nikki S. Lee, as she artfully disguises herself to expose preconceptions on race and identity. The World Atlas of Street Photography will take you on a kaleidoscopic adventure across the world’s continents, city by city, in search of the best urban photographic art.

• 400pp • 235 x 220 mm / 9¼ x 8½ in • All rights available • WASP

More people than ever before live in the city, and the energetic, ever-changing pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to capture, often candidly, the chaos, character, and incident of modern urban life. Its theater of the everyday and the ordinary continues to inspire extraordinary art and holds up a mirror to our public world. The World Atlas of Street Photography focuses on the diverse abundance of photography that has been created on street corners around the globe; it includes classic documentary street photography, as well as images of urban landscapes, staged performances, and sculptures. Follow Daido Moriyama as he roams the winding back alleys of Tokyo; witness Alexey Titarenko as he uses long exposures to recast St. Petersburg as a haunting city of shadows; and wander around the favelas of São Paulo with Julio Bittencourt as he pictures the high-rise slums. The World Atlas of Street Photography will take you on a kaleidoscopic adventure around the world in search of the best urban photographic art.

• The first book to place street photography in a global context. • Compiled by modern photography writer Jackie Higgins. • Includes 750 stunning color illustrations.

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fashion

EDWArDIAn

In The Habits of Good Society, a guide to etiquette written in 1859, long hair was described as “inconvenient and a temptation to vanity, while its arrangement would demand an amount of time and attention which is unworthy of a man.’’ To be a manly fellow, men had to have well-barbered and practical hair, worn in a style that could be dealt with without too much fuss. A profusion of decorative plaits, braids, and transformations was a woman’s prerogative; a man sporting long hair was seen to be going against the grain of his sex. The correct length of hair for men became the subject of great contention; if worn curled over the collar, he was presumed to be “a painter or fiddler” or a morally dubious “artistic type.” The introduction of hair clippers in 1879 helped to develop the vogue for short cuts, and, with the move into a new century, men’s hair became shorter and simpler. Masculinity was asserted in the barbershop: a deliberately anti-feminine institution with its “something for the weekend?” rhetoric; it was

also the place to find a hot shave, especially before the invention of the Gillette safety razor in 1895. The barber would soften the client’s beard with a mixture of soap and water, oil, fat, or Vaseline using a hog bristle brush, with the shaving carried out using a wellstropped cutthroat razor and a steady hand. During the Edwardian era, the fashion for the beard was at its height, with many men taking inspiration from the hair and beard combination worn by King George V. In 1913 Upton Uxbridge wrote a pamphlet, The Language of the Beard, which included a section on “beard flirtation.” When a gentleman bit his beard tips, it meant “I wish to be rid of you very soon”; combing the beard idly with the fingers of the left hand indicated “indifference”; and jutting the beard jauntily, then recoiling the jaw, in the manner of a strutting turkey, expressed “I love you.” Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud also exemplified the Edwardian combination of short hair and beard. His version was shaped to be tighter at the sides and

longer in the chin—a look that has enjoyed a significant revival in the 2010s as a global recession has caused a cultural shift in men’s fashion. When set against a backdrop of economic chaos and environmental collapse, fashion tends to become retrospective, because a fear of the future causes consumers to take refuge in the past. Heritage labels become veritable lighthouses in a storm, rediscovered and worn by a generation of young men who are reacting against the scourge of fast fashion. The streets of Savile row now abound with Freud lookalikes in tweed shooting jackets, this time around teamed with skinny jeans. Traditional barbering is back, and the textured (and more frivolous) fauxhawks that have dominated the early years of the new millennium and the dancefloor of Whiskey Mist have been supplanted by cuts that give off a more serious air. Today’s Edwardian revivalists choose norfolk jackets, Viyella shirts, cavalry twill trousers, and Lobb brogues, plus a serious Edwardian beard.

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Edward Elgar (above) Sigmund Freud Daniel Day-Lewis Ewan McGregor

your genetic inheritance will determine how quickly your beard grows, but the norm is, like hair, half an inch per month.

3 Use a hot towel to open the pores before sculpting your beard and a cold splash afterward to close them.

5 Leave any beard shaping to a professional, but if the cash flow is slow and you have to resort to D.I.y., always use a straight razor.

4 Do not shave your neck too high up the chin to meet the beard. It will not make you look thinner; quite the reverse, it will show up the most incipient of double chins.

6 Beards, like hair, need conditioning or you will get split ends.

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When a gentleman bit his beard tips, it meant ‘I wish to be rid of you very soon.’

1 To thicken your beard growth, try taking a multivitamin with a high level of vitamin B complex. 2 The first stage of growing a beard is itchy; apply aloe vera to soothe the skin.

7 For a vintage Edwardian look, comb your beard down to make it tangle-free, then comb against the grain to fluff it up.

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In october 1888, Vincent van Gogh painted a selfportrait spotlighting his almost-shaven head. He was identifying himself as a Japanese bonze or monk living an austere lifestyle at the yellow House, his studio in Arles. In the nineteenth century, a buzzed-off haircut had a number of different meanings: a life of Buddhist ascetics when accompanied by saffron yellow robes; a form of punishment for prisoners banged up in the clink; and a way of keeping down the lice when entering the workhouse. For many, close-cropped hair was not a personal choice but forced upon the institutionalized to make them conform or as a penance for past sins. When footballer David Beckham

was allegedly having a few marital problems in 2007, he appeared in public with his long blonde locks buzzed to half an inch all over. Short hair can be menacing: in the 1960s skinheads wore the cut to differentiate themselves from the long-haired hippie and championed functional fashion, moonstomping in Dr. Marten work boots, buttondown Ben Shermans, and StaPrest trousers. The original skinhead or “peanut” look was a working-class style revolt against the love and peace espoused by the Woodstock generation, and by the 1970s it had become synonymous with violence on the football terraces and extreme rightwing movements, including the national Front.

Skinheads were wearing overtly brutish proletarian hair, but a semiotic retaliation by gay men in the 1980s and 1990s overturned the dominant meanings and cleverly subverted the look: the skinhead could not be distinguished from the fashionisto. The advent of gangsta rap also created a new demand for the cut, and, when worn together with low-slung pants, played with the prison connotations it had formerly had in the nineteenth century. Since the early 1990s, the closecropped look has become a hair classic worn on screen by no-nonsense heroes such as Bruce Willis in the Die Hard franchise (1988–), Will Smith in Men in Black (1997), and Vin Diesel in Fast Five (2011).

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The original skinhead or ‘peanut’ look was a workingclass style revolt.

HoW To WEAr IT 1 Like Colin Farrell, you have to have a well-shaped head with no noticeable lumps or bumps. 2 If you’re going really short, make sure there is no sign of irritation on your head. There’s nothing more unsightly than cuts, razor burn, pimples, and scurf. 3 If you already have problems when you shave your face, those problems will be multiplied with a shaven head.

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4 If you are suffering from natural hair loss, this is one of the best ways to go. you’re bearing your incipient baldness with pride and not going for any obvious texturizing to hide the hair loss. Women prefer this approach, as seen in Jason Statham and Bruce Willis. 5 This style is easy to look after, but make sure you wear plenty of sunblock or a hat during high summer; nothing looks more horrible than a bright pink and peeling head.

5 remember, if you don’t like your haircut, if hair was there, it will always grow back. 6 Going ultra-short may help hair growth by exposing your hair follicles to light and oxygen and thus more vitamin D.

WEArErS Vincent van Gogh (above) Colin Farrell (left) David Beckham Bruce Willis P. Diddy Jim Carrey

7 If you are too pumped up, avoid this look if you have to wear a suit to work, unless you’re a bouncer. 8 If you get used to this look, when you actually lose all your hair it won’t be so traumatic.

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The Hair Bible for the Modern Man CAROLINE COX

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for men, hair has been a symbolic source of power since Samson, and the longer the hair the more open the sexual display – think norse gods or russell Brand. Mick Jagger, a long time, long hair wearer, who was styled by harold leyton in the 1960s, was sanguine on the subject. he commented: “hair is a sexual, personally vain thing. Men have always been taught that being masculine means looking clean, cropped, and ugly.” he was one of the first men post World War ii to grow their hair long and break the rules of hair fashion. Whether long, short, ironed, or permed, hair has always been on of the focal points of fashion and haircut 100 is there every step of the way. featuring a comprehensive one hundred defining male grooming styles each entry reveals the origins of the haircut, moustache, or beard, the reasons for its significance, and its celebrity wearers both past and present. illustrated throughout with period and contemporary examples, the book also offers invaluable style advice on how to achieve each look today.

• 240pp

The hair BiBle for The Modern Man Caroline Cox

• 255 x 215 mm / 10 x 8½ in • All rights available • HCUT

A comprehensive guide compiled by a recognized style expert. Statement hairstyles are presented in all their crowning glory with striking color images to inform and inspire.

Haircut 100 is the ultimate hair bible for the modern man. Internationally acclaimed hair expert Caroline Cox examines 100 of the most significant styles and explains their origin and place in contemporary fashion. This unique book provides an authoritative selection of anecdotes and invaluable haircare and style advice, to enable readers to navigate their way through modern men’s hairstyles, mustache, and beard fashion. From dreadlocks and mullets to goatees and chin puffs, men have always experimented with their hair: in the 1950s and 1960s, Elvis’s glossy blue-black pompadour was a clear badge of his outlaw status and rebellious identification with black U.S. style; David Beckham’s shattered Mohican of the 2000s encouraged men to spend their hard-earned cash on hair products; and in the 2010s facial hair has made a spectacular comeback. This is a unique catalog of male hair design, with in-depth analysis and advice on how to achieve the look today.

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The Fashion Design Directory MARNIE FOGG

• 352pp • 210 x 173 mm / 8¼ x 6¾ in • Rights sold: US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand Foreword by Jonathan

Saunders

• TFBD

The Fashion Design Directory An A–Z of the World’s Most Influential Designers and Labels Marnie Fogg

The Fashion Design Directory is the ultimate guide to who’s who in the world of fashion design. A comprehensive introduction leads you through the

In a society where what we wear, “who” we wear, and how we look says so much about who we are and what we represent, designers and fashion houses hold immense power. They no longer simply design and make beautiful clothes; they present entire glamorous looks, lavish lifestyles, and alluring identities to buy into. Written by an expert, The Fashion Design Directory is the ultimate guide to who’s who in the world of fashion design, presenting an enticing panorama of 125 key players from the early twentieth century to the present day—the people and companies who have shaped the world of fashion as we know it.

most important developments in fashion throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, placing all the most influential names in context. You are then

treated to page after striking page of brand showcases. Ordered alphabetically for ease of reference, each of

these sumptuous features presents an overview of the evolution of the designer or fashion house, together

with an engaging visual timeline that uses exclusive runway images to highlight crucial moments,

signature pieces and defining looks throughout the designer’s history. Finally, a stunning fabric swatch directory allows you to view a range of the most arresting, important and memorable prints from forty key designers.

With its expert and perceptive overview of ‘anyone

who’s anyone’ in the realms of fashion, The Fashion Design Directory will satisfy even the most

discerning of fashionistas. Dipping into its stylish pages will transport you into a world of beauty, creativity, sophistication, eccentricity and captivating catwalk glamour.

Marnie Fogg

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With more than 800 illustrations

Shoes A Visual Celebration of Sixty Iconic Styles CAROLINE COX

• 256pp • 220 x 165 mm / 8½ x 6½ in • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, Australia • SHIN

The “click, click, click” of a stiletto heel, the red lacquered flash of a Louboutin sole, the pink glass beading of a Roger Vivier mule: these are moments of pure shoe glamour. Shoes, like clothes, have the shape-shifting ability to reflect both their wearer’s personality and their decade’s zeitgeist. Shoes tells the complete story of shoe design and production, from the Edwardian Louis heel, through the 1940s wedge and the 1960s “Pilgrim” pump to the extreme architectural designs of Pierre Hardy for Balenciaga. Insightful text reveals the origins and social significance of sixty iconic shoe designs, along with evocative period sketches and photographs.

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Luxury Fashion

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A Global History of Heritage Brands CAROLINE COX

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Luxury brands are not about banal retro styling or taking refuge in past glories; they are brands with a heritage that still chimes with contemporary culture. Luxury Fashion is a unique tribute to the world’s most hallowed fashion brands. Glossy and highly informative, it provides in-depth portraits of over fifty of the finest luxury fashion brands (renowned heritage labels and hidden gems) as well as an essential directory of a further 160 brands, which includes details of key items and where to find them. Each featured brand is beautifully illustrated with historical and contemporary images, evoking the story of how artisans from all over the world have created objects of desire that have endured because of their superb quality, superior craftsmanship and timeless design appeal. Lively, insightful text explores manufacturing processes and materials, revealing how the most revered fashion brands have maintained astonishingly long lineages. This illuminating sourcebook uncovers the stories of the most fabled creators, from Hermès of Paris and Cordings of London through to legendary U.S. brands Chippewa and Brooks Brothers.

A GlobAl History of HeritAGe brAnds

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A luxurious and sophisticated volume, Luxury Fashion will captivate and inform even the most avid fashion devotee.

• 288pp

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• 290 x 238 mm / 11½ x 9½ in • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand • HEFN

A luxurious, lavishly illustrated volume portraying renowned heritage labels—a unique tribute to the world’s best-loved brands as well as hidden gems.

In a climate of saturated multimedia, luxury brands with an established heritage light up the fashion world. Consumers value brands with a long-standing reputation of excellence, such as those featured in Luxury Fashion, which have proved their worth across successive generations. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this sophisticated, large-format publication provides in-depth portraits of more than fifty of the finest heritage fashion brands, with portraits of key items, as well as an essential directory of a further 160 brands. Readers will be taken on a captivating journey through Europe, North America, and Asia, uncovering the most fabled creators, from Hermès of Paris and Trickers of London, iconic handbag brands Longchamp and Coach, legendary classics Ferragamo, Missoni and Chanel, through to Brooks Brothers suits and US boot brand Chippewa. Luxury Fashion is an illuminating sourcebook that will delight and inform fashion devotees everywhere.

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IAN HAYDN SMITH

WHEN CINEMA REALLY WORKS

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When Cinema Really Works

WHEN CINEMA REALLY WORKS

Ian Haydn Smith

• 224pp • 127 x 177 mm / 5 x 7 in • All rights available • WMGC

Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami claimed that “Good cinema is what we can believe, and bad cinema is what we can’t.” But what makes the difference between “good” and “bad” cinema? Although some movies are seen by millions and others by very few, time has proven a faithful barometer of what makes great cinema. When Cinema Really Works analyzes eighty outstanding films, exploring the elements that are essential to understanding how cinema really works. From cinematography to spectacle to drama, the book takes readers on a thematic journey of key developments and innovations, from early experiments with narrative in The Lonedale Operator to radical editing in Battleship Potemkin. An indispensable guide for all cinema lovers.

• Features 80 landmark works with analysis of innovative elements. • Includes more than 100 film stills and a directory of filmmaker biographies.

When Pattern Design Really Works VICTORIA KELLEY

WHEN PATTERN DESIGN REALLY WORKS

Victoria Kelley

WHEN PATTERN DESIGN REALLY WORKS • 224pp • 127 x 177 mm / 5 x 7 in • All rights available • WMGP

Pattern design enriches the objects that we encounter in our everyday lives—from home furnishings to household objects and clothing—but what is it about these designs that makes them really work? Why do Liberty textiles continue to grace the catwalks and why do the vibrant prints of Marimekko decorate homes across the globe? Arranged thematically, When Pattern Design Really Works pays homage to the work of eighty pattern designers, analyzing their signature designs and highlighting the innovative techniques that facilitate patterns of increasing complexity. The book draws from fine artists who couple pattern with subversion and designers who combine pattern and structure to produce ever more articulate forms. A sumptuous selection of landmark designs.

• An engaging appraisal of 80 of the world’s most iconic pattern designs. • Includes illustrated swatches from every featured designer.

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When Design Really Works

coming soon

SUSIE HODGE

• 224pp • 127 x 177 mm / 5 x 7 in • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand • WDRW

From chairs and coffee makers to pens and lamps, design is all-pervading and can affect you positively or negatively. Yet why are we more receptive to some designs than others, and why do some products or objects enrich our lives while others do not? How do designers “get it right?” What makes a good design? When Design Really Works presents a selection of eighty exceptional designs over time and from around the world, assessing just what it is that makes each one so iconic. Successful designs are extraordinarily diverse: some may be beautiful (René Lalique’s Bacchantes vase) or stylish (Ray-Ban Wayfarers); some may feature an innovative use of materials to turn an everyday object into something luxurious (Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair); some became items that are used everywhere (the mascara wand); others become classics (Earl R. Dean’s Coca-Cola bottle), while others transform everyday utensils into cult objects. Lively, accessible text enables readers to understand the defining qualities of each.

• A lucid appraisal of eighty of the world’s greatest designers. • Includes a useful directory of featured designers. • Researched and written by a design expert.

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recently published

MARNIE FOGG

Why do some designs stand head and shoulders above others? Why do some creations have so much more

impact than others? When Fashion Really WoRks showcases a selection of eighty outstanding fashion confections, from the early twentieth century to the

present day. Fashion expert Marnie Fogg defines the

characteristics of the garments that render the outfit both influential and iconic, from those that appropriate other cultures, such as Lanvin’s exotic robe de style, to the use of underwear as outerwear, as exemplified by Jean Paul Gaultier’s corset dress, and from the silhouette-changing “New Look” by Dior to the lace sweater of Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons.

• 224pp • 127 x 177 mm / 5 x 7 in • WFRW

WHEN FASHION REALLY WORKS

When Fashion Really Works showcases eighty outstanding fashion confections, from the birth of the industry to the present day, and defines the characteristics of the garments that render the design iconic. Enlightening text and dynamic fashion photographs, accompanied by quotes, enable readers to identify swiftly what makes each garment so successful.

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When Fashion Really Works

WHEN FASHION REALLY WORKS

Marnie Fogg

• Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

When Art Really Works ANDY PANKHURST & LUCINDA HAWKSLEY

In this book, eighty of the world’s most successful paintings are analyzed, with sharp, full-color reproductions of each masterpiece. Succinct and dynamic text draws the reader’s attention to the elements of each work—such as composition, color, texture, and incongruity—that make it so successful. When Art Really Works is an indispensable book for all those who want to know about what separates good art from great art. • 224pp • 127 x 177 mm / 5 x 7 in • WARW • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

When Photography Really Works VAL WILLIAMS

When Photography Really Works showcases eighty distinguished photographs from around the world and throughout time—from the first daguerreotypes to today’s digital masterpieces, and by photographers as diverse as Alfred Stieglitz, Ernst Haas, Edward Weston, and Martin Parr. The insightful text will open readers’ eyes to the defining qualities of the key photographs of every period and genre. • 224pp • 127 x 177 mm / 5 x 7 in • HPRW • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

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Why It Does Not Have To Be Helvetica Modern Typography Explained MARK SINCLAIR

• 224pp • 198 x 140 mm / 7¾ x 5½ in WHY IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE HELVETICA

WHY IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE HELVETICA

Mark Sinclair

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Developed in 1957, Helvetica has become the default typeface of modern graphics. Highly legible and intentionally neutral, its ubiquity is a reflection of our cool, rational world. Why It Does Not Have to Be Helvetica challenges the notion of one typeface for all purposes. Mark Sinclair presents 100 rival typefaces and explains how the visual characteristics of each, even within Helvetica’s own sans-serif genre, have subtle emotional effects on the reader that can resonate with, or even contradict, the text’s meaning. As a timely reminder of the power of typography, Why It Does Not Have to Be Helvetica will intrigue anyone interested in graphic design.

On the jacket: Stefan Sagmeister, Deitch Steam Room, 2008.


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Why It Is Not Mindless Vandalism Street Art and Graffiti Explained CALEB NEELON

• 224pp • 198 x 140 mm / 7¾ x 5½ in Caleb Neelon’s bright, folksy works, frequently incorporating nautical and quilting motifs, can be seen in gallery and museum exhibitions and on walls around the world. In addition to visiting artist talks and programs, Neelon’s work includes cultural diplomacy projects through the U.S. State Department; curatorial advisory work at museums; projects bringing artwork to hospitals; and public artwork projects in over thirty countries. Neelon writes for national magazines and is the author of several books, including The History of American Graffiti, Street World, and Graffiti Brasil. He lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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with illustrations of 100 works of urban art that have attracted critical and public hostility, Caleb neelon argues persuasively and passionately against the most common disparaging remark leveled at street art and graffiti, demonstrating conclusively that it is not—and never has been—mindless vandalism.

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Since the years of global youth counterculture in the late 1960s, graffiti has evolved from writing one’s name in plain print to enormous Technicolor murals. Many practitioners broke from the tradition of name-based graffiti to work in other media, spawning a global movement that borrowed many of street art’s tactics and media while expanding its scope. Yet much of graffiti and street art’s system of aesthetics remains closed to non-practitioners. In this revealing, thought-provoking book, Caleb Neelon examines 100 key works. From TAKI 183’s earliest, plainest tag to REVOK and AUGOR’s brilliantly colored billboard pieces, each work is placed in context.

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Why It Does Not Have To Fit

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Cutting-Edge Fashion Explained MARNIE FOGG

acted critical attention, Marnie the importance of cutting-edge garments do not necessarily

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why IT DOES NOT hAVE TO FIT cuTTINg-EDgE FAShION ExplAINED

Numerous designers have pioneered cutting-edge garments and collections throughout the evolution of fashion. But all too often a lack of obvious fit or purpose has been mistaken for a lack of design sophistication. In an informed defense of innovative fashion, Why It Does Not Have To Fit champions the improbable, the provocative, the uncomfortable, and the seemingly ridiculous. Inspired by diverse sources, theories, and concepts, as well as futuristic textiles and techniques, the book explores the groundbreaking work of designers who strive to extend the boundaries of their creativity. In this dynamic, visual feast of fashion, Marnie Fogg explains how challenging established precedents is both powerful and contentious—the more radical the change, the stronger the reaction against early adopters. Yet each significant moment of transition hinges on the throwing of new crazy shapes by avant-garde protagonists, from the cerebral Hiroshima chic of Comme des Garçons to the augmented anatomies of Thierry Mugler, and the evaporated physicality of Hedi Slimane’s waiflike men. There are no fixed elements to the 100 designs featured in Why It Does Not Have To Fit. The garments do not have to fulfill a function, keep you warm, or increase sexual attraction, nor do they have to beguile or disarm. They do need to have impact at the time of creation and to prove influential in the longer term. Accompany fashion expert Marnie Fogg as she highlights the significance of each design and its importance in the evolution of fashion. Explore how the subversive exaggerations of Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and Walter Van Beirendonck have each determined reformations of volume, fit, and identity. Learn about the ways in which designers have directly confronted the idea of fit and its relation to the form of the body, including the adoption by Victor & Rolf of the disciplines of topiary in order to envelop the figure in arbitrary shapes, and the use of the active characteristics of innovative textiles by Issey Miyake when taking liberties with the silhouette. The importance of each design is to confirm that there are no limits to the creative imagination in clothing the human form.

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Numerous designers have pioneered cutting-edge garments and collections throughout the evolution of fashion. But all too often a lack of obvious fit or purpose has been mistaken for a lack of design skill. In an informed defense of innovative fashion, Why It Does Not Have To Fit champions the improbable, the provocative, and the seemingly ridiculous. Inspired by diverse sources and theories, as well as futuristic textiles and techniques, the book explores the groundbreaking work of designers who strive to extend the boundaries of their creativity. In this visual feast, Marnie Fogg explains how challenging set precedents is both powerful and contentious—the more radical the change, the stronger the reaction against early adopters. Yet each significant moment of transition hinges on new shapes by avant-garde protagonists, from the cerebral “Hiroshima chic” of Comme des Garçons and the augmented anatomies of Thierry Mugler to the evaporated physicality of Hedi Slimane.

• An engaging survey of cutting-edge fashion. • Illustrated with stunning full-color photographs of key garments. • Written by expert fashion author Marnie Fogg.

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Modern Photography Explained

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Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus

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JACKIE HIGGINS

• 224pp • 198 x 140 mm / 7¾ x 5½ in long ago ceased to be exclusively a medium for accurately presenting • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada,Photography Australia, New Zealand Jackie Higgins is a writer, journalist and filmmaker whose work embraces a range of subjects. Over the past two decades she has produced and directed films for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel on anthropology, natural history and science. Jackie has written extensively about photography and has a particular interest in contemporary practice. She was a contributing writer to Photography: The Whole Story (2012) and is the author of David Bailey: Look (2010).

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what is in front of the photographer. But from out-of-focus images to photographs of photographs, an apparent lack of technique can still often be mistaken for a lack of artistic sophistication. In Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus, Jackie Higgins explains the artistry behind 100 key works of modern photography, revealing their hidden layers of emotional expression and the complex processes involved in their composition. Discover how photographs can blur the lines between fantasy and reality, and how they capture the fluidity of time. Above all, find out why there’s so much more to the art of photography than ‘point and click’.

The question of what makes a photograph a work of art has been asked ever since the medium appeared and debated even more with modern photography. From blurry, out-offocus images to photographs of photographs, an apparent lack of technique can often be mistaken for a lack of artistic sophistication. In this book, Jackie Higgins explains the artistry behind 100 key works, revealing hidden layers of emotional expression and the frequently complex composition processes. Other titles of interest

Photography: The Whole Story General Editor: Juliet Hacking With more than 1,000 colour illustrations

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wHY iT does noT HAve To be in focus

Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That Modern Art Explained Susie Hodge With 100 colour illustrations Art Photography Now Susan Bright With 275 illustrations, 254 in colour

How to Read a Photograph Understanding, Interpreting and Enjoying the Great Photographers Ian Jeffrey Foreword by Max Kozloff With 380 illustrations, 48 in colour

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Why take a self-portra (Lee Friedlander, Prov 1968)? Or deliberate Lutter, Battersea Powe why photograph a cei (Greenwood, Mississi In Why It Does No offers a lively, informe Choosing 100 key ph on the past twenty yea photographer in the fi was executed. In doin meaning and artifice which were initially di overexposed or ‘badl Discover why Gilli Old (2003) is not the that it first appears to Sugimoto’s decision t camera for his work – his intention to throw explore what prompte existing photographs critics for lazily profitin The often controv with our expectations to believe that it is tell Higgins proves once a is much more sophisti

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On the jacket: Uta Barth Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Why Your Five-Year-Old Could Not Have Done That Modern Art Explained SUSIE HODGE

• 224pp • 198 x 140 mm / 7¾ x 5½ in illustrations of 100 artworks that have attractedZealand critical and public hostility, • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada,WithAustralia, New Susie Hodge is author of more than 70 books for adults and children. She has taught practical art and art history in schools and colleges, gives talks and lectures to both adults and children, and writes educational resources for all kinds of institutions for both teachers and students. She has been painting and illustrating for more than 15 years and runs writing and painting workshops and demonstrations for all age groups and abilities.

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Susie Hodge argues persuasively and passionately against the most common disparaging remark levelled at modern art, demonstrating conclusively that contemporary art is not – and never has been – child’s play.

Ever since artists stopped trying to reproduce what they could see in favor of attempting to express their feelings about their subjects, critics have likened their art to the untutored efforts of children. In this enjoyable and thoughtprovoking book, art historian Susie Hodge examines 100 works of modern art that have attracted critical hostility and explains how they are inspired and logical extensions of the artistic ideas of their time. Other titles of interest

The Shock of the New Art and the Century of Change Robert Hughes With 269 colour illustrations

Styles, Schools and Movements The Essential Encyclopaedic Guide to Modern Art Amy Dempsey With 272 illustrations, 165 in colour

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New Art in the 60s and 70s Redefining Reality Anne Rorimer With 303 illustrations

How to Read a Modern Painting Understanding and Enjoying the Modern Masters Jon Thompson Illustrated in colour throughout

Visions of the Modern John Golding With 38 illustrations

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Art Since 1960 Michael Archer With 221 illustrations, 92 in colour

why your five year old could not have done that

In the past, estimation account of his or her t likeness of the real wo in wood or stone. A fo and faithful likeness, a in all their particulars. of photography, many likenesses in favour of to express feelings abo line would replace the From the beginning of critics have mistaken a lack of artistic sophisti as nothing more than In this enjoyable a Hodge examines 100 attracted such critical Olympia (1957), John Tree of Life (1994), to Tracey Emin’s My Bed being negligible novel extensions of the artist how ‘notorious’ works (1975) – a rectangula wood that is admittedly unique niches in the hi of past artists and them A five-year-old might s such as those of Dam ideas that lay behind i endeavour, but it does significance to artists a thoroughly and conclu never has been, child’ With illustrations o Hodge places each w unforgettable vision o understanding of the w the realistic works of e as informing your gall

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On the jacket: Lucio Fon © Tate, London 2012. ©

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HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS Artist Pink Floyd Year 1974 Country U.K. Genre Progressive rock What An idea so nuts, it made an inflatable flying pig seem sensible

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hen Dark Side of the Moon was so successful…” lamented Pink Floyd’s bassist and de facto leader Roger Waters, “it was the end of the road. We’d reached the point we’d all been aiming for ever since we were teenagers and there was really nothing more to do in terms of rock ’n’ roll.” Faced with following up what would quickly become one of the most successful albums of all-time, the genteel British quartet took the bewildering step of putting down their instruments… and picking up their Sellotape.

ROGER WATERS “the name ‘Pink Floyd’…” observed their leader (above, right; nick mason, left), “is probably worth one million sales of album—any album we put out. even if we just coughed, a million people will have ordered it simply because of the name.”

Something WeiRd, FAR oUt Dark Side of the Moon, conceived in late 1971, consumed the Floyd for a year and a half. they previewed it in concert in January 1972, tinkered with it onstage and on tape over the ensuing months, released it in march 1973, and finished touring it in June that year. But then the band—never the most prolific of writers—found their well of inspiration had run dry. “i occasionally pick up a guitar and strum a few chords, or jot a few words down,” remarked Waters towards the end of the tour. “But when i say occasionally, i mean occasionally.” When they returned to the studio in october, the enormity of following an international smash weighed heavily upon them. “that was the hardest thing,” recalled keyboardist Rick Wright. “‘What do we do after this?’” the answer, according to guitarist david gilmour—tongue lodged firmly in cheek—was “something weird, far out, that nobody could possibly understand.” defying musical convention was hardly new territory for the Floyd. their early psychedelia was summarized by drummer nick mason as the band performing “rather nasty operations” on Chuck Berry material. in the ensuing years, novelty numbers like “Several Species of Small Furry Animals gathered together in a Cave and grooving with a Pict” (Ummagumma, 1968) and “Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast” (Atom Heart Mother, 1970) found them messing around with tape loops and musique concrète—doubtless influenced by British radio comedy troupe the goons and, latterly, by Ron geesin, who orchestrated Atom Heart Mother and collaborated with Waters on the same year’s defiantly non-musical soundtrack, Music from The Body. now they took the next step: trying to make an album with no musical instruments at all.

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“most of the ideas we’ve tried seem to work really well…” mason told the British music paper Sounds. “it’s in very random form at the moment, not in pieces. there are things like sixteen tracks of glasses tuned to a scale across the 16-track [tape recorder]. it can be played across the faders, but what it really needs is each one going through a VCS3 [analog synthesizer] or something, and then coming in to a keyboard. i suppose, really, it’s a very, very, very, very crude mellotron. there’s a whole load of things we’ve done— some of them just down as sounds that work, others as bass-lines…” “if you tap a wine bottle across the top of the neck,” added gilmour, “you get a tabla-like sound close up. or you can fill it partly with water and do the

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT... The Floyd toiled on a triumvirate of new songs—“Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “You Gotta Be Crazy,” and “Raving and Drooling”—and road-tested them on a French tour. These would “almost definitely be part of whatever we do next,” predicted Mason in a 1974 interview, during which he also suggested that Household Objects had been merely set aside rather than abandoned altogether. Had Gilmour won an ensuing power struggle, Mason would have been correct: the guitarist favored banging the three lengthy pieces down and issuing them as an album. Waters, however, insisted on a new cycle of songs relating to the band’s angst-ridden creative inertia. The result was 1975’s Wish You Were Here (left). “You Gotta Be Crazy” and “Raving and Drooling” were retooled as “Dogs” and “Sheep” for 1977’s furious Animals.

“I remember sitting down with Roger and saying, ‘Roger, this is insane!’” Rick Wright same thing, and just tap it in the conventional way. We used rubber bands: we actually built a long, stretched rubber band thing, about two feet. there was a g-clamp at one end, fixing it to a table, and another g-clamp at the other end, fixing it to a table. there was a cigarette lighter under one end for a bridge and a set of matchsticks taped down the other end. You stretch it and you can get a really good bass sound. oh, and we used aerosol sprays and pulling rolls of Sellotape out to different lengths—the further away it gets, the note changes.” After weeks of intermittent sessions, the lunacy of this endeavor began to dawn on them. “We’d spend days getting a pencil and a rubber band till it sounded like a bass…” Wright marveled. “nick would find old saucepans and stuff, and then deaden them to try and make them sound exactly like a snare drum. i remember sitting down with Roger and saying, ‘Roger, this is insane!’ ”

DARK SIDE OF THE DUNE A group who played a burning gong on “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” (right). A psychedelic director. A sci-fi epic. A marriage made in heaven—at least to director Alejandro Jodorowsky, who wanted the Floyd to soundtrack his mid-Seventies adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. However, his recollection of visiting Abbey Road, only to storm out when the band insisted on finishing their steak and chips before talking to him, is refuted by Nick Mason: “We wouldn’t have treated someone we admired in such a cavalier fashion.” The Floyd did no work on the soundtrack and the film collapsed, unfinished, in 1976.

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engineer Alan Parsons—creator of sound effects on Dark Side—recalled, with some exasperation, “We spent something like four weeks in the studio on it and came away with no more than one and a half minutes of music.” in fact, the final tally was more like five minutes: a rubber bass-driven piece, dubbed “the hard Way” when it appeared on a Dark Side of the Moon reissue in 2011, and what became the entrancing opening drone on 1975’s “Shine on You Crazy diamond” (given the self-explanatory title “Wine glasses” when it was included as a stand-alone track on 2012’s Wish You Were Here reissue). “it’s a dead easy thing to do today with samplers,” gilmour told writer Jim deRogatis decades later, “but, [back] then, we abandoned it… it just got too difficult—and pointless… After you’ve spent weeks trying to make cardboard boxes sound like bass drums and snare drums, you think, ‘Well, why the fuck don’t i use a bass drum and snare drum?’’’ only the most dogged of fans rue the demise of this wacky wheeze, although Floyd biographer nick Schaffner pondered how it would have been received at the U.S. record company who poached the band from the Capitol label after Dark Side’s success: “one does almost regret the abandonment of Household Objects—if only for the expressions that might have crossed the faces of the CBS execs upon contemplating the first fruits of their seven-figure investment.” “it seemed like a good idea at the time,” was Waters’s final verdict, “but it didn’t come together. Probably because we needed to stop for a bit.” BM

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0/10 “Almost everything we’ve ever recorded… has been extracted by someone at some point and subsequently bootlegged,” wrote mason in his memoir Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd. “however, no such recordings exist of the Household Objects tapes for the simple reason that we never managed to produce any actual music.” the release of “the hard Way” and “Wine glasses” suggest otherwise, but don’t hold your breath for more.

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The Greatest Albums You’ll Never Hear

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A Pink Floyd album with no musical instruments. A Who album that predicted the World Wide Web.

THE GREATEST ALBUMS YOU'LL NEVER HEAR

A Sex Pistols album more incendiary than Never Mind the Bollocks. A sci-fi rock opera by Weezer. Rock ’n’ roll history is littered with intriguing albums that never saw the light of day, let alone the charts. Self-destructive ambition, inter-band turmoil, record company politics, the theft of tapes, and even death have played their part in creating a sub-genre of mythic masterpieces. The Greatest Albums You’ll Never Hear untangles the twists of fate, fights, and sheer bad luck that doomed these sometimes magnificent, sometimes misguided, masterpieces. These tales take in legends like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, cult heroes like Brian Eno and Frank Zappa, modern-day million-sellers like Green Day and Dr Dre, and mavericks like Prince and Neil Young, whose catalogs of unreleased material are as revered by fans as their official releases. Some of the ideas evolved into classic albums, like Who’s Next, Let It Be, Sign “o” the Times, and Nebraska. Some became must-have bootlegs, like Danger Mouse’s The Grey Album, an epic mashup of The Beatles and Jay-Z. Some endured a torturous journey to belated release, like The Beach Boys’ Smile. And others remain, tantalisingly, unreleased and unheard, like Pink Floyd’s Household Objects and Green Day’s Cigarettes and Valentines. Each ill-fated work is examined in an in-depth article that tells the full, unabridged story. Accompanying the engaging text are spectacular original artworks of the album covers that might have been as created by acclaimed designers and illustrators today.

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A Pink Floyd album with no musical instruments; a Who album that predicted the World Wide Web; a Rolling Stones album featuring Stevie Wonder; a sci-fi rock opera by Weezer—rock ’n’ roll history is littered with intriguing albums that never saw the light of day. The Greatest Albums You’ll Never Hear untangles the twists of fate, fights, and sheer bad luck that doomed these magnificent, sometimes misguided masterpieces, taking in legends like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, cult heroes like Brian Eno and Frank Zappa, modern-day million-sellers like Green Day and Dr Dre, and mavericks like Prince and Bruce Springsteen, whose catalogs of unreleased material are as revered by fans as their official releases. Acclaimed designers have created spectacular original artwork faithful to the image and period of the stars to create original album covers. The Greatest Albums You’ll Never Hear is a fascinating guided tour of rock ’n’ roll’s most intriguing unmade marvels—and a must-read for all music lovers.

• Includes photographs of the stars in the studio and on stage. • Features re-imagined covers for the albums that were never made. • Provides intriguing, in-depth analysis of the unmade projects.

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The Greatest Books You’ll Never Read Unpublished Masterpieces by the World’s Greatest Writers ERICA JARNES

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THE GREATEST BOOKS YOU’LL NEVER READ UNPUBLISHED MASTERPIECES BY THE WORLD’S GREATEST WRITERS

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Why was Thomas Hardy’s first novel never published? What happened to the manuscript of the long promised “magnum opus” that Truman Capote never delivered? Why did Heinrich Böll abandon his Paradise Lost? These and many other intriguing mysteries are uncovered in this comprehensive guide to literature’s lost and unfinished masterpieces. From a creative crisis to a dissatisfied editor, and from a bizarre twist of fate to an untimely death, behind each unpublished book lies a unique, compelling story. One of the giants of modern literature, Ernest Hemingway, saw three years of work, including a novel and several short stories, vanish when his wife’s suitcase was stolen in the Gare de Lyon in Paris. Evelyn Waugh burned the manuscript of his first novel and attempted to drown himself after a friend gave it a bad review. Covering an eclectic range of international authors, both living and dead, The Greatest Books You’ll Never Read unearths an alternative literary history that is fascinating and heartbreaking in equal measure.

• Includes more than 50 unpublished works by world-renowned authors. • Spectacular cover artwork accompanies each featured novel. • With fascinating manuscript extracts, this is the ideal gift for book lovers.

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From Hitchcock and Dali to Peckinpah and Lynch, cinema history is littered with masterpieces that have never seen the light of day. Now, The Greatest Movies You’ll Never See unveils the fascinating – and frequently heart-breaking – stories of these projects’ faltering steps from green light to movie graveyard. Opening at the dawn of contemporary cinema with Charlie Chaplin’s Return from St. Helena, and closing with the collapse of Tony Scott’s Potsdamer

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films to explain exactly why they never made it to the final cut. Discover the meticulous preparations behind Ray Harryhausen’s War of the Worlds and Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon; learn why Brazzaville, a sequel to Casablanca, and Night Skies, a science-fiction horror story by Steven Spielberg, fell by the wayside; and read about the unrealized dreams of sometimes ill-fated auteurs Tim Burton and the Coen Brothers. The Greatest Movies You’ll Never See details all the obstacles encountered, from unsympathetic studios and preposterous plots to the untimely deaths of stars. Alongside these compelling tales from development hell are script extracts, storyboards, concept artwork and frames of surviving footage. In addition, all the unmade movies are accompanied by original posters from acclaimed modern designers, including Akiko Stehrenberger (Funny Games, Kiss of the Damned) and Heath Killen (Eternal Sunshine

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From Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon and Pippi Longstocking reimagined by Hayao Miyazaki to the Nick Cave-scripted sequel to Gladiator, this is the definitive guide to cinematic masterpieces that were never completed. Recognizing the value of ambitious but unfinished works, The Greatest Movies You’ll Never See pays homage to each film’s extraordinary vision and promise in engaging and enlightening text. Whether exploring one director’s casual jottings or reviewing another’s concept art, this book reveals the talent behind each project, the initial concept, the movie’s potential for success, and the reasons it was never progressed. Displaying original artwork from a variety of top design studios of imagined posters of the movies featured, The Greatest Movies You’ll Never See reveals the consequences of man’s imagination exceeding his grasp in compelling tales. A fascinating survey and alternative history of the silver screen, this book is a must-read for movie fans everywhere.

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From Barbarella to Blade Runner, from Solaris to Star Wars, and from 1984 to 2001, Sci-Fi Chronicles seeks out the greatest galactic creations and reveals how these worldconquering works emerged. Encyclopedic in scope, this book will prove impossible to put down. Each article is illustrated with movie and television stills, book and comic covers, and other archive material, while color-coded timelines provide factual and fictional guides to the key developments. • The definitive factual and fictional sci-fi guide. • Traces the story of the 200 greatest sci-fi entities.

Rock Chronicles A Visual History of the World’s Greatest 250 Acts DAVID ROBERTS

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Arranged alphabetically by band name, Rock Chronicles offers a fascinating encyclopedic study of the ever-shifting lineups, labels, and sounds of 250 of the most important rock acts of the past fifty years. A team of music writers provides an insightful review of every group, with the lowdown on every member. Infographics give an overview of each band’s history, so that readers can see important dates and info at a glance. An information-packed, compelling read. • The essential reference book for rock lovers. • Includes band histories charting 250 rock acts.

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Book Family Trees The History of the World’s Most Important Literary Movements PETER BOXALL

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From classical antiquity to the modern day, Book Family Trees explores the major literary movements through the ages, offering a perfectly condensed guide to the history of literature. Charting the evolution of 200 of the world’s most important works of fiction, it reveals the fascinating web of influences behind each one. Arranged by movement, from romanticism to postmodernism, and from magical realism to existentialism, the book guides readers through the key figures and events that defined each period. The entries are beautifully illustrated with full-color images of book covers and frontispieces, author photographs, and other fascinating archive material. Specially designed family trees, including five fold-out posters, provide at-a-glance overviews of the development of each movement. Perfect for dipping into and encyclopedic in scope, Book Family Trees will appeal both to those who are looking for an entertaining introduction to the classics, and to those with a serious interest in literary history.

• A unique guide to the history of literature. • Traces the evolution of 200 of the greatest works of fiction. • Lavishly illustrated with a wide range of archive images.

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Guitar Family Trees The History of the World’s Most Iconic Guitars TERRY BURROWS

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Guitar Family Trees is a striking visual account of the most prominent guitars produced by the greatest manufacturers in the instrument’s recent history, from Spanish classical acoustic guitars through to state-of-the-art models designed for interaction with computer software. Arranged by manufacturer, the book provides a textual and photographic catalog of household guitar names, including detailed specifications for each of the 200 guitars featured. • Definitive illustrated catalog of 200 guitars. • By bestselling music author Terry Burrows.

Rock Connexions The Complete Road Map of Rock ’N’ Roll BRUNO MACDONALD

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Rock Connexions sifts through the past fifty years to bring readers the histories of the biggest names in music. Tracing the development of key bands and the intriguing connections between the many artists, it is a who’s who, and a whoknows-who, of the music industry. Special sections cover key record labels, producers, and clubs, and evocative images and colorful timelines chart the achievements, connections, and influences of the most significant bands. • Unique record of rock’s most important lineups. • Generously illustrated.

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The phenomenal success of 1001 Movies has turned it into a household name. Featuring films from every continent and every genre, from art house to horror and from musicals to westerns, this book is the definitive guide to movie greatness, celebrating the best of the best in more than a century of film. Completely revised for 2013, this exciting updated edition features a fresh new design, 500 original movie posters, and 200 new movie stills throughout the book. All the most recent box-office smashes and critically acclaimed films from all genres are reviewed together with fifty previously overlooked masterpieces. Quotes by movie directors and critics plus entertaining facts complement the incisive reviews and vital statistics of each film to make this the most fact-filled edition ever. From The Blue Angel to Blue Velvet, and from Ingmar Bergman to Christopher Nolan, this book is the ultimate movie resource, perfect for browsing and finding films to read about and watch again and again. • • • •

Completely revised and updated. 1.5 million copies sold worldwide. Includes fifty new films, 500 posters, and 200 movie stills. Translated into thirty languages.

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2001: A Space Odyssey

G.B. (MGM, Polaris) 141m Metrocolor Language English / Russian Producer Stanley Kubrick Screenplay Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, from the story “The Sentinel” by Arthur C. Clarke Photography Geoffrey Unsworth Music Aram Khachaturyan, György Ligeti, Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss Cast Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Sean Sullivan, Douglas Rain, Frank Miller, Bill Weston, Ed Bishop, Glenn Beck, Alan Gifford, Ann Gillis Oscar Stanley Kubrick (special visual effects) Oscar nominations Stanley Kubrick (director), Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay), Anthony Masters, Harry Lange, Ernest Archer (art direction)

“[2001] avoids intellectual verbalization and reaches the viewer’s subconscious in a way that is essentially poetic and philosophic.” Stanley Kubrick, 1969

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An artifact of evidently extraterrestrial origin triggers and monitors key stages on man’s journey from ape to star child. At the dawn of man a mysterious monolith is the catalyst for an evolutionary leap in primates, from scavenger and gatherer to tool-wielding hunter and killer. Many millennia later a monolith uncovered by a geological team stationed on the moon alarmingly emits a short radio signal toward Jupiter. A manned expedition to investigate (impassively shepherded by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood while mission specialists slumber in stasis) is sabotaged by the spaceship Discovery’s psychologically disturbed computer HAL (voiced by Douglas Rain), but surviving astronaut Bowman’s (Dullea) contact with another monolith in Jupiter’s orbit hurtles him though a gateway “full of stars”—through time and space, to age, die, and be reborn into a new phase of existence. That’s one summary of a film that has enjoyed an enduring reputation for unfathomability. Influential but still unique, coolly detached, obsessional, pretentious, contentious, bewildering, forever fascinating—2001 is all of these. Certainly it deviates from director Stanley Kubrick’s stated intention to make the “proverbial good science-fiction movie” from his coscreenwriter Arthur C. Clarke’s intriguing story “The Sentinel,” as his film defies genre convention and is unlike any science-fiction movie before it. Visually, 2001 is undeniably awesome. Oscar-winning, ground-breaking special effects are a dazzling mix of imagination and science. Meticulous mime work and 1960s state-of-the-art prosthetics makeup in the first of the film’s four distinct acts create the best ape impersonations by humans ever seen at the time (and still highly effective, though arguably topped by John Chambers’s creations for Planet of the Apes [also 1968]). And the movie is strewn with unforgettable images: the unexpected, stunning cut from a bone brandished by an ape-man and thrown aloft to a satellite; the magnificent alignment of sun and moon directly above the rim of the monolith; the orbital waltz of the space station and a docking shuttle; the circular crew habitat of the Discovery. The sound is equally rich, with its experimental choral music, the classical themes (Richard Strauss’s “Thus Spoke Zarathustra,” Johann Strauss’s “Blue Danube Waltz”) that forever bring the film to mind, and its snippets of minimalist dialogue (“Open the pod bay doors, Hal”) that recur in wide-ranging homages and cultural references. 2001 can be taken as a mysterious adventure, sermon, or vision, but even viewed simply as a haunting spectacle it is unsurpassed, demanding to be seen on a big screen to be fully appreciated. Its faults—its overblown abstraction and its sketchy narrative of scarcely articulated, unresolved speculation on the origins and destiny of human life—are more than compensated for by its gripping engagement between man and machine, its visual starkness and serenity, and, above all, its rhapsodic wonder at heaven and earth and the infinite beyond. AE

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Black Swan

U.S. (Fox Searchlight Pictures, Protozoa Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures) 108m Color Language English / French Producer Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brian Oliver Screenplay Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin Photography Matthew Libatique Music Clint Mansell Cast Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder, Benjamin Millepied, Ksenia Solo, Kristina Anapau, Janet Montgomery, Sebastian Stan, Toby Hemingway, Sergio Torrado Oscar Natalie Portman (actress) Oscar nominations Darren Aronofsky (director), Matthew Libatique (cinematography), Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin (best picture), Andrew Weisblum (editing)

“The only person standing in your way is you. It’s time to let her go. Lose yourself.” Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel)

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Darren Aronofsky’s award-winning psychological thriller is the study of a young woman’s all-consuming ambition and the transformation she must undergo to achieve success. Black Swan tells the story of ballet dancer Nina (a superbly committed Natalie Portman) as she struggles with the dual leads in a production of Swan Lake. Her fragile disposition is perfect for the role of the White Swan, but director Thomas (Vincent Cassel) is doubtful of her ability to embody the more sensual, dark role of the Black Swan. Nina battles a rival dancer (Mila Kunis), her overbearing mother (Barbara Hershey), and her innermost demons in order to achieve a perfect performance. Aronofsky’s unique vision implies that there can be no true greatness without touching the darkest parts of existence, and he makes this all too clear through highly subjective storytelling reminiscent of Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby (1968). Lines of reality and hallucination blur as we follow Nina’s spiraling hysteria. Her simple injuries (broken toenail, back rash) fester into debilitating conditions, and the manifestations of her subconscious threaten to overpower her completely as she risks her sanity and soul to access the darkness and danger that lurks beneath her innocent surface. Something of a cinematic opera is achieved by Aronofsky as he marries the screenplay (written by Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, and John McLaughlin) and the story of the original ballet, written by Tchaikovsky. Benjamin Millepied does a fantastic job of choreographing the film, particularly the opening and closing sequences, which pitch us headfirst into the fever and frenzy of Swan Lake. While lacking the honest inner dialogue of its predecessor and companion piece, The Wrestler (2008), Black Swan’s mix of psychological torments and classic horror elements will be sure to haunt you long after the curtains close. SJS

The King’s Speech G.B. / Australia / U.S. (Bedlam Productions) 118m Color Producer Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin, Geoffrey Rush Screenplay David Seidler Photography Danny Cohen Music Alexandre Desplat Cast Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce Oscars Tom Hooper (director), Colin Firth (actor), Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin (best picture), David Seidler (screenplay) Oscar nominations Helena Bonham Carter (actress in support role), Geoffrey Rush (actor in support role), Eve Stewart, Judy Farr (art direction), Danny Cohen (cinematography), Jenny Beavan (costume design), Tariq Anwar (editing), Alexandre Desplat (original score), Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen, John Midgley (sound mixing)

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There are some films that are recognized as Oscar contenders as soon as they are released. The King’s Speech is one such film. It is a fact-based drama about a British monarch with a vocal handicap (Colin Firth), and its cast of acclaimed character actors create a Hollywood darling of an import. Firth plays George VI, who suffered from a terrible stutter most of his adult life and received several unsuccessful treatments from numerous speech therapists. His wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) introduces him to vocal specialist and aspiring actor Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). While Logue’s unorthodox methods at first embarrass the king, the two become friends—a friendship that would last a lifetime—and the king begins to show signs of improvement. His biggest test is the radio speech he must deliver on the eve of World War II, representing Britain’s resilience, strength, and willingness to conquer Hitler at all costs. Although David Seidler’s script is rather formulaic, it elicits some truly magnificent performances. Colin Firth shines as the shy, repressed monarch, beautifully matched by Geoffrey Rush’s outspoken Australian vocal coach. While Rush seems to have the showier role, it is Firth who ends up stealing the show during the triumphant speeches that bookend the film. Tom Hooper does well to focus on the relationship of the two men without getting bogged down by royal flourish or pomp. The audience is allowed to see George VI as Bertie, a man in need of help. It is this humanistic point of view that enables The King’s Speech to breathe new life into an iconic royal character. SJS 923

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The latest in the bestselling series The bicycle has had more impact on the world than any other wheeled mode of transport. Ever since the 19th century, when bicycles were first introduced, they have fascinated those around

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them, inspiring great feats of achievement, innovation, healthy living, and sporting achievement. Today bicycles outnumber cars by two to one, with around one billion machines currently in use around the world. 1001 Bicycles To Dream Of Riding Before You Die profiles in insightful and illuminating detail the greatest bikes of all time. From the early velocipedes of the 1890s to today’s standard upright bikes, this visually stunning reference features bikes from every cycling discipline—from road to mountain biking, and from BMX to track racing—and includes models from every brand, from the Italian maestros, Colnago, Bianchi, De Rosa, and Pinarello, through the American ambassadors, Trek and Specialized, to the smaller, innovative designers, such as BMC, Scott, LeMond, and Cervelo. Organized chronologically, every review reveals the individual stories behind the world’s most inluential, ground-breaking, and prominent bicycles. Detailed specifications accompany the stunning photographs of each

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Ever since the nineteenth century, when bicycles first appeared, they have captivated the imagination, inspiring great feats of achievement, innovation, and sporting prowess. Present-day bicycles outnumber cars by two-to-one, with around one billion currently in use throughout the world—arguably, the bicycle has had more impact on the globe than any other wheeled form of transport. 1001 Bikes celebrates the designs and stories behind the world’s most groundbreaking bicycles. A detailed photograph is accompanied by insightful text revealing the history, development, and importance of each bike. A list of key brands are represented, from the Italian maestros Colnago, Bianchi, De Rosa, and Pinarello to the American ambassadors, Trek and Specialized, as well as smaller but equally influential brands. A visually stunning compendium, this book allows readers to trace the evolution of the bicycle, from its early incarnations in wood all the way through to the race bikes of today.

• Features every type of popular bike—racing, mountain, road, and BMX. • Full-color reproductions for 700 models. • Written by a team of cycling experts.

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You Must Experience Before You Die JENNY LINFORD

The world is full of wonderful places to eat in and 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die features the very best restaurants in which to enjoy excellent food in gorgeous settings. The eateries included here range from beloved, local institutions— favorite spots for family celebrations—to elegant, haute-cuisine establishments, from all over the world. As well as celebrating the traditional and the classic, this mouthwatering, globetrotting guide showcases the best in contemporary dining. Discover where the world’s best chefs perform culinary wizardry, as well as finding

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intimate and exquisite eateries well off the beaten track. Let your tastebuds tingle with anticipation as you read about grand old European cafés, brasseries, and restaurants in Barcelona, Paris, Vienna, and Budapest, and modern, stylish temples to gastronomy in New York, Tokyo, and London. Locations vary from the idyllic and tranquil to the vibrant and cosmopolitan. All the restaurants featured are iconic, selected not only for the standard of their cooking but also for their atmosphere, ambience, and setting. The world’s cuisines are represented in all their

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Mouthwatering and inspiring—the go-to guide for food lovers who are keen to discover classics for themselves. Readers are guided by experts to the very best restaurants in the world.

Celebrating the traditional and the classic, 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die showcases the best of the contemporary global dining scene. Discover where the world’s best chefs—René Redzepi, Pierre Gagnaire, Thomas Keller, and Heston Blumenthal, to name but a few— are performing their culinary wizardry. Read about grand old European cafés, brasseries, and restaurants in world cities such as Barcelona, Paris, Vienna, and Budapest—whose décor evokes the confident affluence of the nineteenth century—as well as the most stylish temples to gastronomy, and lesser known hidden gems. Barcelona’s Cal Pep, New York’s ShakeShack, Alain Ducasse in Paris, and Café Einstein in Berlin are just a few of many enticing examples, all lavishly illustrated. The wide selection of restaurants covers tranquil and glamorous locations alike, and includes places for all budgets, from Michelin-starred restaurants to exotic street food stalls and must-try cult diners. Essential reading for gourmands everywhere.

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1001 Hotels You Must Experience Before You Die HELEN ARNOLD

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“Great hotels,” wrote author Joan Didion, “have always been social ideas—flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.” This much is evident in such creations as Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, a seven-star spectacular designed to evoke the sail of a dhow; The Raffles in Singapore, whose suites are named after illustrious guests like Somerset Maugham and Noël Coward; and London’s The Ritz, whose very name is synonymous with opulence. 1001 Hotels You Must Experience Before You Die— featuring these famous names and many more, all still open to visitors—doubles as an invaluable guide to la crème de la crème, and a fantastic wishlist for the dream holidays of a lifetime. Sumptuously illustrated reviews whisk you around the world, from Prague to Pointe Aux Piments, from Cairo to Cape Town, and from Venice to Vegas. Along the way, you’ll learn fascinating facts about these luxurious landmarks, whether it’s the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles where Richard Gere romanced Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, that hosted The Beatles and withstood devastating terrorism, or New York’s legendary Waldorf-Astoria, which pioneered the idea of room service, was the first hotel to feature in a movie, and even bequeathed its name to a salad. Meticulous research by international writers also shines a spotlight on lesser-known gems and new, fashionable hotels—such as NoMad, New York—that may, in time, find themselves etched into legend. So whether you wish to plan the holiday of your dreams or the ultimate honeymoon—or visit the

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This guide provides a fantastic wishlist for the dream holiday of a lifetime, whisking readers around the world and taking tantalizing glimpses into the most spectacular hotels.

1001 Hotels You Must Experience Before You Die is a guide that no international traveler or armchair tourist should be without. Sumptuously illustrated reviews take readers on a tour around the world, from Prague to Pointe Aux Piments, Cairo to Cape Town, and Venice to Vegas. Along the way, they will learn fascinating facts about luxurious landmarks, including the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles, where Richard Gere romanced Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai that hosted the Beatles, or New York’s legendary Waldorf Astoria, which pioneered the concept of room service, was the first hotel to feature in a movie, and even bequeathed its name to a salad. Meticulous research also shines a spotlight on lesser-known gems and new hotels that may, in time, become classics. This is a guide for planning the ultimate dream holiday or honeymoon—or simply for visiting the world’s most stunning locations from the comfort of one’s home.

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1001 Business Stories To Inspire You To Make Your First Million SUE STOCKDALE AND CLIVE STEEPER

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How did Starbucks, Coca-Cola, and McDonald’s eclipse their rivals? What turned Apple into the touchstone for state-of-the-art digital technology? This exhaustively researched book explores the fascinating backgrounds of the world’s most successful and influential businesses. From venerated older firms such as Guinness to modernday marvels Facebook and Microsoft, 1001 Business Stories to Inspire You to Make Your First Million details the visions, setbacks, and giddy triumphs behind game-changing companies and individuals. Discover what drives larger-than-life entrepreneurs such as Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson, and how their imagination has revolutionized the way we live—while making them fortunes. Organized chronologically by date of inception, 1001 Business Stories is an absorbing guide to innovation and achievement in the business world, featuring informative and inspiring profiles for businesses from every sector.

• An in-depth study of iconic businesses and the people behind them. • Edited by two highly experienced business and leadership coaches. • Illustrated throughout with full-color photographs and archive material.

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1001 Plants You Must Grow Before You Die LIZ DOBBS

Anyone who wishes to grow plants will find this guide invaluable. So numerous are the available species and hybrids that it is impossible—and undesirable—to grow everything. With limited space and time to care for plants, it is important to be selective. 1001 Plants To Grow Before You Die features species suitable for the smallest spaces, from windowsills to yards. There are also selections to provide seasonal interest in a suburban plot, as well as tasty edibles for vegetable patches and herb gardens. It will steer you through the hype of marketing to find the most rewarding plants—and, along the way, you’ll discover what characteristics to look for when choosing varieties. The selected plants delight the senses. Edibles produce ripe fruits, tender vegetables, or fresh herbs. Ornamental plants provide beauty in flower, foliage color, or evocative scents. Some have a pleasing architectural shape or a contrast in texture —from sharp spines on cacti to leaves so soft you can stroke them. Other entries concern curiosities of the plant world that make great talking points. The flowers, trees, and herbs are selected by an expert team of garden writers and plant lovers— but with the home gardener in mind. The book is the equivalent of a knowledgeable friend on hand for when you browse garden centers or search online for seeds and plants. Some of the 1001 are quick to delight; others look after themselves year

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Hemerocallis

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Daylily

Heuchera

Main Feature Summer flowers Position Sun, part shade Size 3 x 2 ft (90 x 60 cm) Hardiness US zones 3–9

Main Features Colorful foliage, evergreen, some noted for late spring to early summer flowers Position Sun, part shade Size 2 x 1 ft (60 x 30 cm) Hardiness US zones 4–9

The daylily is a beautiful and reliable border plant. Each bloom lasts only a day but the plant remains in place for many years, suppressing weeds and flowering each summer. Busy gardeners favor them because there is no need to stake stems, fuss with feeds, or lift and divide clumps. In mixed borders, the grassy, lime-green foliage is a good partner for spring bulbs. Always look at the whole plant and select hybrids whose flowers are displayed well above foliage that is not too coarse. A good purple daylily is the largeflowered ‘Bela Lugosi’ (pictured above), which keeps its dark color even in strong sun. In 2012, U.S. enthusiasts voted ‘Spacecoast Tiny Perfection’ (peach-cream flowers) top performer over a wide geographical area. In summer, daylilies are at their peak in mixed borders and cottage garden beds, where they offer reliable and low-maintenance groundcover. For the best flowering display, remove faded blooms promptly either on a summer evening or in the morning. LD

Not long ago, heucheras were a bit staid, but within the last decade that situation has changed, with a fantastic range of new cultivars emerging. Most of today’s cultivars have been bred in the United States. Dan Heims of Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon has created many, including ‘Rave On’ (pictured above), which has pretty silver markings on the leaves and gives an extra dose of color when the deep pink flowers appear in early summer. Heuchera cultivars offer an exciting palette of different foliage colors. Even a single plant can make an impact, so they are perfect for small spaces. Growing them in containers means that the leaf markings may be appreciated at close quarters. Heucheras make good border plants if the soil is well drained or can be enriched with organic matter, but they rot if they get waterlogged. When planting, sink the woody roots well into the ground so that only the crown of foliage is above ground. It is best to lift, divide, and replant them every couple of years. LD

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H. citrina, a Chinese species with fragrant, citron yellow flowers that open in the evening; H. ‘Burning Daylight’

For leaf color: H. ‘Caramel’; H. ‘Circus’; H. ‘Citronelle.’ For flowers: H. sanguinea (coral bells); H. ‘Sugar Plum’

Q Hemerocallis ‘Golden Chimes’ holds its many small blooms well above the foliage.

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1001 series 1001 Plants You Must Grow Before You Die is an invaluable resource for the home gardener. Organized by plant groups and globally recognized botanical names, the book showcases species that are suitable for all spaces, from windowsills and balconies to courtyards and more spacious plots. There are selections to provide seasonal interest in a suburban garden, as well as tasty edibles for vegetable patches and herb gardens. 1001 Plants steers readers through the hype of plant marketing to discover the most rewarding ones; along the way they will learn what characteristics to look for when choosing varieties. The flowers, trees, and herbs have been chosen by an expert team of gardeners and plant lovers with the home gardener in mind. From ornamentals to edibles, and house plants to outdoor plants, this selection is sure to include “the right plant for the right place.” For those who wish to grow any of the myriad species available, this guide will prove indispensable.

Readers need look no further when planning a garden: this book helps to make the right selection for each space—it is like a knowledgeable friend who advises when searching for seeds and plants.

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Eggplant Main Feature Edible fruit Position Sun, sheltered Size 2–3 x 1 ft (60–90 x 30 cm), smaller in container Hardiness US zones 11–12

Eggplants are an attractive addition to the garden once in flower and in fruit, and offer a far wider variety of shapes and colors than can be bought at food stores. The plants grow in most zones but are frost tender and heat-loving, so in areas such as the northern United States it is hard to get the fruits to ripen before the end of the season—there, short-season varieties are best. Good varieties for home gardeners include ‘Black Beauty,’ with its classic shiny black fruits, but in the north opt for ‘Dusky.’ Asian types, such as ‘Ichiban,’ have long, skinny, dark purple fruits. Egg-shaped varieties produce a lot of smaller fruits, and so make good container plants: choose ‘Fairy Tale,’ a modern variety 870 Vegetables

Potato with purple-and-white striped fruits, or ‘Kermit,’ with green-and-white striped fruits. ‘Rosa Bianca’ is an Italian heirloom variety with white and mauve stripes. Buy a selection of young plants at a garden center in late spring or sow seed eight weeks before the last frost date at 80° F (27° C). Transplant when the soil temperature is 70° F (21° C); if growing in a container, it should be at least 1 foot (30 cm) in diameter. In cooler areas, use floating row covers or plastic sheets to warm the soil, or keep container plants under glass. Plants may need staking, and long fruits may need support. Water regularly, mulch the ground, and apply a high potassium feed to encourage fruits rather than lots of leaves. Cutting the fruits at half-size will encourage more fruits, and their flesh will be sweet and tender. LD

Popular choices Classic black fruits: S. ‘Black Magic’; S. ‘Classic.’ Egg-shaped fruits: S. ‘Casper’; S. ‘Easter Egg’; S. ‘Violetta di Firenze’

Main Feature Edible tubers Position Sun, part shade Size 3 x 1 ft (90 x 30 cm), smaller in container Hardiness US zones 11–12

There is nothing like the melt-in-the-mouth flavor of really fresh new potatoes. Growing them in sacks or pots makes it unnecessary to think about the soil, crop rotation, or digging, and harvesting simply involves tipping out the container. Growing potatoes in the ground can supply a large enough crop to be selfsufficient in potatoes almost all the year around. Always start with new seed potatoes every year, rather than table potatoes. For growing in containers, an early cultivar will give the new-potato taste and the plants will be more compact. When growing a crop in the ground, it makes sense to spread the harvest across the season by choosing some mid- and late-season

types, including some gourmet heirloom potatoes. A few weeks before planting, the tubers should be laid in an box or tray somewhere cool and dry with good— but not direct—sunlight, such as an indoor windowsill, to encourage them to form short, stubby sprouts. Any container with drainage holes and a capacity of at least 4 gallons (15 liters) will do for planting one or two tubers. In mild areas, or if a light and frost-free greenhouse or porch is available, containers may be planted up in early spring; otherwise, it is better to wait until mid-spring. Bury a sprouted tuber as the tops grow, and keep covering with potting mix. Keep the mix evenly moist but not too wet. If frost is forecast, cover the container or bring it undercover. Plant in the ground only after the last frost has passed. LD

Popular choices Early: S. ’Caribe’; S. ‘Charlotte’; S. ‘Red Norland’; S. ‘Yukon Gold.’ Heirloom: S. ‘Peanut Fingerling’; S. ‘Pink Fir Apple’ Vegetables 871

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Glyndwr’s Way National Trail Powys, Wales

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Start Town clock, Knighton End Car park, Montgomery Canal, Welshpool Distance 135 miles (217 km) Time 9 days Grade Strenuous Type Footpath Maps Ordnance Survey EX201 and EX216

Start St. Dogmaels End Amroth Distance 186 miles (300 km) Time: 9 days Grade Easy to moderate Type Coastal pathway Maps Ordnance Survey EX035, EX036, LR145, LR15, and LR158

Named in honor of Owain Glyndwr—a 14th-century folk hero, self-proclaimed prince, and son of a wealthy local landowner—Glyndwr’s Way is a multi-purpose path in mid-Wales that begins at the base of the clock tower in the half-timbered town of Knighton on the River Teme and winds its way through moorland, farmland, forests, and woodlands and ends in a public park by the Montgomery Canal in Welshpool. The walk was granted National Trust status in 2000 to honor the 600-year-old Welsh Revolt (also called the Glyndwr Rising) led by Glyndwr against King Henry IV. Along the way you’ll walk through some of the loveliest corners in Wales. After leaving Knighton you pass through Llangunllo, an unspoilt town on the edge of the Radnor Forest in the Lugg Valley, and a series of idyllic villages including Llanbadarn Fynydd (a “UK

If you’re planning to walk all 186 miles (299 km) of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, from St. Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, you might want to embark on a training regimen first, because more than 35,000 ft (10,668 m) of ascents and descents await you—the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest. Thank goodness, then, for its sprinkling of coastal villages for providing respite, though oddly enough the centuries-old presence of villages never resulted in the construction of so much as a pathway to link them, with all communication between communities being affected by boat, not land. When it came time to map out a pathway along this rugged coastline, a series of logistical challenges had to be overcome: many of the proposed pathways were under private ownership, cliff tops were difficult to access and were

Village of the Year” recipient), Abbeycwmhir, in the midst of a labyrinth of hanging oak forests and a community of rare red kites, then through the Cambrian Mountains to Machynlleth, ancient capital of Wales, and seat of the rebel Glyndwr’s parliament. The village of Llanbrynmair is next, an historic departure point for the New World, where 99 people once left for a fresh start in America in a day. You skirt Lake Vyrnwy, with its 90 bird species including the peregrine falcon, on the way through the moors, valleys, and waterfalls of the Cownwy Valley. On a clear day, from the walk’s highest vantage point of 1,650 ft (510 m) at Foel Fadian you can see across the beautiful Dulas Valley back to the Irish Sea as you skirt the lower slopes of Mount Snowdon and make your way at last to the epicurean delights of Welshpool’s produce markets. BS

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Harz Mountains, Germany

Start Szrenica, Karkonosze Mts., Polish-Czech border

Start Osterode, Lower Saxony End Thale, Bode Valley,

End Okraj, Karkonosze Mts. Distance 18.5 miles (30 km) Time 2 days Grade Moderate Type Path

Saxony-Anholt Distance 58 miles (94 km) Time 3.5– 4 days Grade Easy Type Footpath

Maps Michelin Czech Republic 755 and Poland 720

Map Harzer Hexen-Stieg (from: www.walk-in-europe.com)

The Karkonosze Mountains are the high point of the broader Sudetes Mountains that stretch from eastern Germany to the border along the northern Czech Republic and into southwest Poland. This path runs along the main ridge of the mountains, crossing or traversing every one of its summits, and was inaugurated on June 16, 1961 at the height of the Cold War, when it was open only to Czech and Polish residents and used as a clandestine meeting point for various Czech and Polish dissidents, including Václav Havel. It was officially named the Polish-Czech Friendship Trail only in 1993, after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. Checkpoints were left unmanned and inspections slowed to a trickle, but to this day anyone crossing it still needs to carry with them a valid ID despite all border controls being eliminated in 2007. The trail mostly stays clear of the area’s abundant hardwood forests, weaving instead through mountain meadows that have been used for pasture for almost 200 years, with occasional converted shepherd huts to stay overnight. It traverses the helmet-shaped, graniteencroached Wielki Szyszak, the Czech Republic’s tenthhighest mountain, passes areas of mountain pine shrub and ends at Okraj, a former Cold War checkpoint. Open all year, it is maintained by the staff of its adjacent national parks—Krkonose National Park in the Czech Republic and Poland’s Karkonosze National Park—and its trails are always clearly marked, with distances on the Polish side shown in hours and on the Czech side in kilometers—a convenient piece of bureaucratic whimsy for anyone who likes to know just what country it is they’re walking through. BS

The Harz Witch’s Trail is part of the broader Harzer Wandernadal, a trail system that threads its way through the highest mountain range in northern Germany and encompasses three federal states. The trail begins in the medieval town of Osterode in Lower Saxony, passes through the Harz and Upper Harz national parks, crosses the old Iron Curtain, and ends in the stunning Bode Valley, one of the most geologically diverse rock canyons north of the Alps, near Thale in Saxony-Anholt. The network of trails throughout the Harz has gained an enthusiastic nationwide following, but few are as loved as this enchanting walk that mixes culture with history and more than a thousand years of ironore mining. It takes walkers through picturesque villages full of half-timbered houses, along ancient trade routes, over the Clausthal-Zellerfeld plateau, and across moorlands before an optional ascent of Brocken Mountain, at 3,746 ft (1,142 m) the Harz’s highest peak where, legend has it, witches gathered on Walpurgis Night (the Central European traditional spring festival) when April turns into May. You can give the summit a miss, though, walk through a series of unspoilt brooks and meadows and reconnect with the trail further on. There are ditches and tunnels to navigate, including the Dyke Ditch—the longest artificial ditch in the Upper Harz and a vestige of a complex irrigation system dating back to the 16th  century—and a dripstone cave, the result of geologic processes deep within the Harz’s layers of gypsum, dolomite, and limestone. All of which make the Witch’s Trail an alltoo-rare blend of nature and humanity’s attempts to harness it for the common good. BS

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horribly overgrown. The coming-of-age of the path we have now was the result of long and often complex negotiations with the people who for generations have called this place home. Fortunately for the rest of us, it was a home they were eager to share. Most of the path lies within the boundaries of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Britain’s only coastal national park. Unceasing work by National Park staff is required to keep it clear and navigable in the face of winter storms, the constant regeneration of the area’s vegetation, and its trampling by countless soles. This particular path, though, can cope with a little trampling. Its rocks date back 3 billion years— volcanic pre-Cambrian granite and hard igneous rocks underlie everything. This is one pathway that isn’t going anywhere in a hurry. BS

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1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die BARRY STONE

1001 WALKS YOU MUST EXPERIENCE BEFORE YOU DIE

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“Great hotels,” wrote author Joan Didion, “have always been social ideas—flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.” This much is evident in such creations as Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, a seven-star spectacular designed to evoke the sail of a dhow; The Raffles in Singapore, whose suites are named after illustrious guests like Somerset Maugham and Noël Coward; and London’s The Ritz, whose very name is synonymous with opulence. 1001 Hotels You Must Experience Before You Die— featuring these famous names and many more, all still open to visitors—doubles as an invaluable guide to la crème de la crème, and a fantastic wishlist for the dream holidays of a lifetime. Sumptuously illustrated reviews whisk you around the world, from Prague to Pointe Aux Piments, from Cairo to Cape Town, and from Venice to Vegas. Along the way, you’ll learn fascinating facts about these luxurious landmarks, whether it’s the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles where Richard Gere romanced Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, that hosted The Beatles and withstood devastating terrorism, or New York’s legendary Waldorf-Astoria, which pioneered the idea of room service, was the first hotel to feature in a movie, and even bequeathed its name to a salad. Meticulous research by international writers also shines a spotlight on lesser-known gems and new, fashionable hotels—such as NoMad, New York—that may, in time, find themselves etched into legend. So whether you wish to plan the holiday of your dreams or the ultimate honeymoon—or visit the

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Walking remains our favorite code word for adventure. Whether it’s a day spent meandering around a lake shore or following a mountain ridge, a week-long hike in Nepal, or a four-week slog along California’s historic John Muir Trail, the simple act of walking touches a chord that runs deep within us all. Recreational walking has long been on the rise and is given fresh impetus with the declaration of each new national park and wilderness area.1001 Walks You Must Try Before You Die is the ideal guide to the world’s most exhilarating walks: the carefully chosen routes vary from the rugged delights of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to the wilderness of Jamaica, and the Harz Witch’s Trail in high in the German mountains, and the hand-picked excursions take in mountain passes, woodland paths, Native-American trails, and much more. There are easy walks for beginners and more demanding challenges that may take several weeks. An essential reference book for all those who love to lace up their walking shoes.

• Features walks from all over the world, with elevations to suit everyone. • Written by experts and compiled by an experienced travel writer. • Illustrated with full-color photographs throughout.

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An in-depth study of ancient wisdom and cutting-edge thinking, exploring fundamental questions about existence, supported by a wealth of color illustrations.

Our view of the world today has emerged through the questions, theories, speculations, and hypotheses raised by brilliant minds over the millennia. Often ridiculed, or even persecuted, for their beliefs, these extraordinary individuals have driven human thought relentlessly forward and their once-radical propositions are now accepted truths. Drawing on a wide spectrum of topics—including politics, psychology, cosmology, culture, the arts, philosophy, and religion—1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think traces the exponential growth of human knowledge across the centuries, from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to the latest thinking of the twenty-first century. The inspiring ideas explored range from Gandhi’s theory of civil disobedience to Mary Wollstonecraft’s groundbreaking advocacy of women’s rights, from William James’s concept of stream of consciousness to the art of Dada, and from Neoclassicism to Postmodernism.

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1001 Inventions That Changed the World JACK CHALLONER

From the invention of the wheel, bricks, and paper to the development of the robot, the personal computer, and the World Wide Web, 1001 Inventions reveals the origins and impact of the major inventions through history. An engaging and accessible compendium, perfect for browsing. • 960pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • DWO • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, New Zealand

1001 Days That Shaped the World PETER FURTADO

The death of Caesar, the discovery of South America, the beginning of the Arab Spring; these are but a few of the extraordinary moments, encounters, and incidents presented in this guide to the most important events in history since the Big Bang. Written by a team of historians, 1001 Days is essential reading for understanding the events that shaped the world. • 960pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • DSW3 • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, New Zealand

1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History R. G. GRANT

1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History is the essential guide to the most intense, dramatic, important, and extraordinary conflicts that have occurred over the last five millennia, shaping the way we live and understand history. Written by a team of experts, this book explains the background of the most significant battles ever fought. • 960pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • BATT • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, New Zealand

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1001 Albums

updated edition

Freshly updated—and now in its ninth year—

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is your

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essential guide to the best recorded music. You’ll

find a mouthwatering choice of listening here: from Miles Davis’s jazz landmark Kind of Blue (1959) to

David Bowie’s triumphant comeback The Next Day

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(2013), alongside groundbreaking releases by

contemporary artists. Explore musical history from the symphonic pop of The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds

to the gargantuan grunge of Nirvana’s Nevermind. As well as the acknowledged milestones without which no collection is complete, you’ll discover many unexpected treats, such as Einstürzende Neubauten’s power tool-enhanced soundscapes and Aphex Twin’s

Think you know your music? Think again. 1001 Albums is a critical list spanning more than fifty years of exceptional recordings: packed with fascinating insights, it describes why particular albums are so significant, their key tracks, the story of their creation, and why they have stood the test of time.

sonic troublemaking.

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die pays

homage to the forces that have shaped rock and pop —but also dips into dance, jazz, funk, punk, disco, soul, hip-hop, world music and the avant-garde.

Fascinating insights and trivia accompany detailed

descriptions of each album. What did Time magazine consider the twentieth century’s greatest album?

Which anthem by Prince was an attempt to emulate

Bob Seger? And what links Count Basie and Batman? Relive Bob Dylan’s darkly visionary Highway 61

Revisited, recorded in 1965 in an America at war with itself as well as Vietnam. Skip forward to Johnny

Cash’s remarkable renaissance in the 1990s and Ali Farka Touré’s final masterpiece.

From lesser-known cult gems to acknowledged

classics, this newly revised edition of 1001 Albums

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The rich history of popular music is built on a

foundation of classic songs. From Tin Pan Alley to the Brill Building, Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain,

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and Joni Mitchell to Amy Winehouse, gifted

songwriters have crafted a cherished body of

music that has become part of our lives. Imagine the Fifties without the magical clamour of “Tutti Frutti” and “Hound Dog”, the Seventies without Johnny Cash

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the anthemic “Le Freak” and “Anarchy in the UK”, or the Noughties without the left-field pop of

The rich history of popular music is built on a foundation of classic songs. From Tin Pan Alley to the Brill Building, and Joni Mitchell to Amy Winehouse, songwriters have crafted a body of music that mirrors the times. Each entry in 1001 Songs describes what inspired the songwriter, what makes the track so enduring, and which songs it influenced in turn.

“Toxic” or “Crazy”. This music mirrors the times, both reflecting society at large (“A Change Is

Gonna Come”, “The Message”) and mapping our own personal highs (“God Only Knows”) or lows (“Hurt”). And from “Saturday Night Fish Fry” to Saturday Night Fever, it has helped us simply forget our problems and dance till dawn.

1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die— newly updated for 2013—picks through nearly a century of music to bring you an inspiring david bowie “Heroes”

Green day

time of Your life

Lenny Kravitz

always on the run

the Who

Won’t get Fooled again

the Sugarcubes

Curtis mayfield Superfly

Birthday

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selection of some of the greatest recordings ever made. Each entry in this wonderfully browsable

book tells the story of a great song. Find out what inspired the songwriter, what makes the track so enduring, which songs it influenced in turn and buzzcocks

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orgasm addict

dear god

Supermassive Black Hole

muse

deep Purple

basement Jaxx

the Specials

Chemical brothers Block rockin’ Beats

michael Jackson

don’t Stop ’til You get enough

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one More time

Killing Joke

the Chiffons

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one Fine day

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Stiff Little Fingers

talking Heads

New york dolls

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which cover version to listen out for. You will also pick up a wealth of fascinating trivia along the

way. What links Lead Belly, Lonnie Donegan and “Black Betty”? Whose gravestone inspired Phil

Spector’s first hit? And for which song did Johnny ghost town

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1001 Video Games

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You Must Play Before You Die

Revised and updated for 2013, 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die is a comprehensive

guide to the greatest video games ever made. From

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old classics to new favourites, here are the games that met with popular and critical acclaim, the

obscure gems and the games that changed the history of the medium.

Included in this book are: the defining arcade experiences that first turned video gaming into a worldwide phenomenon, such as Space Invaders,

The global video games market is huge, generating revenue that well exceeds that of the global music market. 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die is the ultimate guide for participants in the world’s most dynamic entertainment medium, outlining each game’s play mechanics, artistic qualities, and genre impact.

Asteroids and Pac-Man; the computer games that made the likes of Atari, Sinclair and Commodore household names; and the big-budget console

games of the modern era that have become cultural reference points in their own right, including

multimillion-selling series such as Halo, Grand Theft Auto and Resident Evil.

1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die is the ultimate guide to the world’s most dynamic entertainment medium, an invaluable volume

in the bestselling 1001 series for both long-time

aficionados of gaming and those just discovering its appeal. Each entry includes an illustrated

screenshot of the game in action, along with details of its original release date and the platforms on which it can be played. Informative and

authoritative text by leading video-game critics

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outlines each game’s play mechanics, artistic

qualities and contributions to its respective genre.

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To Dream of Playing Before You Die TERRY BURROWS

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The latest in the bestselling series Never before have so many guitars been profiled within a single illustrated volume. 1001 Guitars To Dream Of Playing Before You Die showcases

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the greatest instruments from across the globe: some are of historical or cultural significance and some were made famous by well-known musicians; others are included as examples of technological breakthroughs, innovative design or extraordinary sound quality. From the earliest models produced by Belchior Dias in the sixteenth century to the latest Gibson “Robot” series of guitars with computer-controlled self-tuning capabilities and onboard sound-processing features, 1001 Guitars To Dream Of Playing Before You Die tells the fascinating stories behind the creation of each one. A striking colour photograph of each guitar is accompanied by specification details and illuminating text that traces the guitar’s history and reveals which famous musicians like to play the instrument and on what albums it can be heard. Chronologically structured, this visually stunning reference will enable you to trace the evolution of the guitar in sound and design and observe how and why it has altered over time. It is certain to be essential reading for guitar aficionados, guitar players and all those with an affection for this influential, beautiful and diverse instrument.

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For more than half a century, popular culture has enjoyed an intense and unprecedented love affair with the guitar, in both its acoustic and electric forms; few would disagree that it stands as the most influential instrument of the 20th century and beyond. 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die explores in detail the greatest guitars from around the globe: some are of historical or cultural significance, and some were made famous by well-known musicians; others are examples of technological breakthroughs, innovative design, or extraordinary sound quality. Well-known classics, such as Fender, Roland, Martin, and Gretsch, are featured as well as Japanese brands Ibanez and Yamaha, and many more. Never before have so many guitars been profiled within a single, illustrated volume: a visually stunning catalog, it enables readers to trace the evolution of the guitar and see how it has altered over time. A fascinating read for everyone with an interest in the guitar.

• Features acoustic, semi-acoustic, electric, and bass guitars. • Includes evocative images of famous guitarists. • Specially commissioned photos of little-known and rare examples.

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1001 Beers

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You Must Try Before You Die ADRIAN TIERNEY-JONES

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1001 BEERS YOU MUST TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

Revised and updated for 2013, 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die is a comprehensive and indispensable guide to the very best beers in the world, featuring world classics such as the finest traditional Czech pilsners, the best of Bavaria’s refreshing wheat beers, England's Marble Chocolate beer, France's Vivat Blonde boutique beer and the cream of the new wave, cutting-edge, hop-happy beers from the West Coast of America. From the 1980s real ale revival in Britain to the explosion of microbreweries in the United States, there has never been a better time to discover, and enjoy, the astounding variety of beers. Many beers are undoubtedly more complex than some wines, both in their taste and in the method of their manufacture. A tribute to the burgeoning number of specialist and craft beers from around the world, this stunning book from the acclaimed 1001 series is illustrated with more than 800 photographs of beer bottles, glasses, labels, posters and breweries. Written in an informative and entertaining style by an international panel of experts, 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die also features critical tasting notes that will help you to match the right beer to the right food. Each description includes notes on the flavour and body of the beer, explains why it tastes the way it does and describes its strength and ideal serving temperature.

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“1001 Beers is a smart, glossy, chunky tome that aims to inspire readers to not waste time on mediocre offerings but to grasp every last minute of their existence in the pursuit of excellence.”—Jeff Evans, insidebeer.com

Within the pages of this comprehensive, thirst-inducing book is a host of thoroughly drinkable beer classics, encompassing cutting-edge new wave American craft brews, English ales, speciality Belgian beers, wheat beers, and Central European lagers— endless new experiences to tempt beer lovers the world over. Extensively updated for 2013, 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die is an indispensable guide to the very best beers, from England’s Marble Chocolate and Lebanon’s 961 Lager to France’s Vivat Blonde and Costa Rica’s Craft Segua, including exciting new microbreweries as well as traditional establishments such as Munich’s venerated Hofbräuhaus. Written in an informal, entertaining style by a team of experts explaining the origins of each beer, the profiles also feature tasting notes that describe flavors in detail and help readers to match the beers to the right kinds of food. The informative texts are complemented by a wealth of photographs, many of which are specially commissioned.

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1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die NEIL BECKETT

1001 Wines takes you beyond the initial taste sensation to give you the history, anecdotes, facts, and opinions associated with every vintage, opening up the whole world of sparkling, white, red, and fortified wines behind the labels. This book will inspire wine lovers to discover the wines of their dreams. • 960pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • KWIN • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, New Zealand

1001 Whiskies You Must Try Before You Die DOMINIC ROSKROW

First manufactured in Celtic monasteries as a healing tonic, whisky has become one of the best-loved beverages for the discerning drinker. 1001 Whiskies reminds readers that there is plenty of quality whisky beyond Scotland too: from Ireland and America to Europe, Japan, and India, each bottle has been selected for its striking flavor and craftsmanship. • 960pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • WHSK • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

1001 Foods You Must Try Before You Die FRANCES CASE

With comprehensive tasting notes and luscious photography, 1001 Foods is a tantalizing guide to the most interesting tastes the world has to offer, presenting 1001 delectable morsels that will make the taste buds tingle. Readers can dip in at leisure, and use it for inspiration for shopping, cooking, and dining out. • 960pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • KFOO • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

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1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die MICHAEL BRIGHT

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Taking readers on an incredible journey to the most remarkable sights in the natural world, from fragile reefs to violent volcanoes, 1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die explains the creation and development of each breathtaking site. Spanning every continent and ocean, this comprehensive guide offers compelling insight into our planet’s priceless resources. • Created in collaboration with UNESCO. • Reprinted more than sixty times.

1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die RICHARD CAVENDISH

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Covering a vast and varied range of historic sites, from ancient wonders and places of worship to great works of engineering and major battlefields, 1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die is a geographical guide to human civilization and achievement. Even if readers don’t manage to visit all the 1001 sites, after reading this book they will feel as though they know them all intimately. • Created in collaboration with UNESCO. • Ideal for adventurers and armchair travelers.

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1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die RAE SPENCER-JONES

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A guide to inspiring landscapes by the world’s most outstanding gardeners, architects, and garden designers, 1001 Gardens is a stunning selection of the most magnificent gardens in the world. This recently revised edition includes new images of established gardens and brand new reviews of recently celebrated gardens, such as the High Line in New York. Every garden featured is open to the public. • A rich sourcebook compiled by garden experts. • Equally suited to browsing and as reference.

1001 Escapes To Experience Before You Die HELEN ARNOLD

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A sun-drenched private Caribbean island with your very own butler; a luxury hideaway in the Scottish Highlands; the original ice hotel in Sweden; restorative hot springs in Iceland—1001 Escapes to Experience Before You Die highlights where in the world you can truly hide away and recharge your batteries, pointing the way to the ultimate relaxation destinations. • The definitive guide to relaxation retreats. • Endless inspiration for vacations to come.

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1001 Cars To Dream of Driving Before You Die SIMON HEPTINSTALL

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Getting the kids to school in the family car is one thing, but what is it like to get behind the wheel of the most fabulous products of automotive design? 1001 Cars to Dream of Driving Before You Die is a thrilling introduction to the best and most beautiful cars ever made: Corvettes and Cadillacs from the United States; Aston Martins and Jaguars from Britain; BMWs and Mercedes from Germany; Italian Ferraris and Maseratis; and many more. Every desirable car is here, from modern classics, such as the Porsche Boxster and the Lamborghini Murciélago, to iconic design masterpieces, such as the Lincoln Zephyr, the Mercedes-Benz 500K, and the Chevrolet Corvette C1 (and successive Corvette generations), as well as the latest 200-mph sports machines. This book tells the stories behind the cars: the geniuses who designed them, the companies that built them, famous owners and their quirks. An automotive treasure trove, 1001 Cars will have readers dreaming about cars forever.

“...a procession rendered beautifully on every page of this book.” —Globe and Mail

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1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die MARK IRVING

From the pyramids to the Parthenon, great buildings command awe in their vision and craftsmanship. 1001 Buildings is a visual testament to the world’s greatest architecture. Comprehensive yet concise, it includes essential information about the featured structures and stunning photographs. • 960pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • BLD2 • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die JEFF BARR

What makes a golf hole memorable? For some it is the thrill of a tricky shot over a deep ravine, or the scenery of an ocean-side tee-off. For others it is the recollection of famous golfers who have played at a certain championship course. Fully revised for 2013, 1001 Golf Holes provides golf enthusiasts with a truly comprehensive, international guide. • 960pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • KGOL2 • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, New Zealand

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die STEPHEN FARTHING

Written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics, and collectors, 1001 Paintings provides an inspiring tour of the world’s greatest paintings, from Ancient Egyptian wallpaintings to contemporary Western canvases. Lively critiques include details of the background and current location of each, as well as biographical details for the artist. • 960pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • 1P22 • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, New Zealand

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You Must Read Before You Die PETER BOXALL

• 960pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • BIE5 • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, New Zealand

People have always shared stories, to teach lessons, to entertain, or to record important events. Today the range of fiction available is breathtaking—choosing the right novel can appear daunting. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die will makes the task much easier. This updated edition features author biographies, plot and character assessments, and more book cover reproductions than ever before. • Incisive reviews of critically acclaimed novels by writers and literary critics. • More than 500 images of original book covers.

1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up JULIA ECCLESHARE

• 960pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • CBOO • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, New Zealand

Featuring wordless picture books and traditional fairy tales for the very young, through humor and adventure stories for five- to ten-year olds, to manga and fiction for teenagers, this is an ideal reference for parents and teachers wishing to introduce children to the wonderful world of literature. • Arranged by reading age and theme. • Endorsed by Save the Children.

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1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die PAUL GRAVETT

• 960pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • GNOV • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, New Zealand

Once dismissed as suitable only for children, comic books have become a massive global industry. 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die is a fascinating guide to this vibrant section of popular culture. Packed with fantastic reproductions of classic covers and interior pages, this book is a visual treat as well as a goldmine of information for anyone with an interest in comics. • Written by an international team of experts. • Illustrated with over 800 original comic book covers and interior illustrations.

1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die MATTHEW RYE

• 960pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • ALB • Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, New Zealand

This comprehensive book answers the need for straightforward information about all the greats of classical music, from the earliest hymns to the modern avant-garde. Showcasing 1001 outstanding classical and operatic recordings, it steers readers away from less accomplished performances and explains why each selection is considered the definitive version of a particular piece. • Recordings selected by leading critics and musicians. • Analyzes the key strengths of each recording.

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501 Movie Stars

501 Movie Directors

STEVEN JAY SCHNEIDER

STEVEN JAY SCHNEIDER

For more than a century, movie stars, both male and female, have captured the imagination of millions of fans across the world. 501 Movie Stars pays homage with a dazzling and comprehensive gallery of the biggest stars in cinema’s history.

In a tribute to the guiding creative forces behind the great movies of our time, 501 Movie Directors is a comprehensive gallery of the giants of world cinema—established greats, legendary auteurs, enfants terribles, and emerging talents.

• 640pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • MVS

• 640pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • FAZ

• Rights sold: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

• Rights sold: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

501 Great Artists

501 Great Writers

STEPHEN FARTHING

JULIAN PATRICK

From Renaissance muralists and Impressionist painters to Cubist mixed-media gurus and postmodern video artists, 501 Great Artists is an enthralling guide to the inspiring individuals behind some of the world’s most famous masterpieces.

501 Great Writers reviews the influences and most significant works of authors who have shaped the course of literature. Every entry is illustrated with a portrait of the individual, as well as an original cover or a rendering of a scene from a key book.

• 640pp •210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • FAR

• 640pp • 210 x 160 mm / 8¼ x 6¼ in • FWR

• Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

• Rights sold: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

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101 Cult Movies

STEVEN JAY SCHNEIDER

STEVEN JAY SCHNEIDER

Roller-coaster plots, death-defying onscreen escapades, larger-than-life heroes: 101 Action Movies presents the pick of the genre, from iconic James Bond blockbusters to the films of Bruce Lee and Sylvester Stallone.

A treasure trove of the most obscure, eccentric, controversial, downright weird, yet iconic movies ever made. Each of the 101 movies in this brilliant book is a hidden gem that all discerning film buffs should know about—and see!

• 416pp • 150 x 116 mm / 6 x 4½ in • ACTI

• 416pp • 150 x 116 mm / 6 x 4½ in • CULM

• Rights sold: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

• Rights sold: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

101 Gangster Movies

101 Horror Movies

STEVEN JAY SCHNEIDER

STEVEN JAY SCHNEIDER

Organized crime, wisecracking tough-guy characters, crazy and charismatic crooks played by the likes of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro—here are 101 of the greatest movies to examine modern society’s dark underbelly.

This fright fest of a book analyzes 101 of the most renowned, most loved, and most feared horror flicks ever made—from the classics of Georges Méliès and F. W. Murnau to the bloodbaths of Tobe Hooper and David Cronenberg.

• 416pp • 150 x 116 mm / 6 x 4½ in • KGAN

• 416pp • 150 x 116 mm / 6 x 4½ in • HMVS

• Rights sold: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

• Rights sold: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

101 Sci-Fi Movies

101 War Movies

STEVEN JAY SCHNEIDER

STEVEN JAY SCHNEIDER

Perfect for moviegoers with a taste for the fantastic, 101 Sci-Fi Movies collects and assesses the films that leap—quite literally—into another dimension, from the low-budget tales of Flash Gordon to the slick CGI world of The Matrix.

World War II propaganda movies, “antiwar” films, poignant meditations on past conflicts: 101 War Movies explains the impact and significance of the best ever films to shoulder a rifle, crouch in a trench, or protest at man’s inhumanity.

• 416pp • 150 x 116 mm / 6 x 4½ in • MBSF

• 416pp • 150 x 116 mm / 6 x 4½ in • MBWF

• Rights sold: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

• Rights sold: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

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