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The team at Vivays Publishing is delighted to present its autumn list for 2012, with a new batch of eclectic and sparkling titles. Beyond Contemporary Art, by artist and gallery owner, Etan Jonathan Ilfeld guides you through the constantly changing world of contemporary art, exploring the emergence of new media and concepts that stimulate new artistic creation. From apps to street art to the “artistic” performances of Anonymous, Etan Jonathan Ilfeld surveys the artists behind the current and future trends in art. Following the success of 10 Principles of Good Interior Design, we offer two new volumes, 10 Principles of Architecture by Ruth Slavid and 10 Principles of Good Advertising by Robert Shore. Both make the essential rules of creative endeavour accessible and understandable to a wide audience. We are sure you will like the new, slightly larger format and the great series design of these informative, illustrated guides. Our 3 fashion titles, Contemporary Fashion Stylists, History of Fashion: New Look to Now and Affordable Couture constitute the highlights of this autumn’s list: Fashion journalist and stylist Luanne McLean shares her expertise in fashion styling with inspirational profiles and practice advice. June Marsh’s history of fashion embraces over 60 years of creativeness, from the launch of Dior’s post war revolution to Alexander McQueen’s masterpieces and beyond. In Affordable Couture, Jemi Armstrong and Linda Arroz provide information and guidance on how to collect, wear, care for and find high end couture at reasonable cost. Exploring Evolution by Michael Alan Park, the second of our titles in science, follows the successful launch of our Exploring series this past spring providing clear and engaging introductions to scientific topics. And, last but not least, our sparkling new title in craft, 101+ Things to do with Glitter by Momtaz Begum-Hossain, which will captivate everyone with creative projects in papercraft, fashion, food, interior decoration and more! Thank you very much for promoting our programme and good sales!
Beyond Contemporary Art Etan Jonathan Ilfeld
Specifications: 250 x 250 mm (9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in) 240 pages with 150 illustrations Paperback with flaps Recommended retail price: £ 24.95 | ¤ 29.95 | US$ 39.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-22-1 40,000 words September 2012 Contents: Introduction Profiles of 100 artists and artists’ collectives (A-Z) Key features: • written by an artist immersed in contemporary art • includes both established and emerging artists • international in coverage
The contemporary art world has been transforming rapidly over the last decade, claiming new territories and assimilating novel creative practices. Video game art and iPhone art apps have appeared, street art has blossomed led by artists such as Banksy and Invader. Contemporary art is more networked than ever before with world capitals vying with each other for global market share. In this book, the author surveys the key concepts and ideas that have reverberated throughout the art world in the last decade by presenting the artists who have created them. From blockbuster museum exhibitions to influential art fairs and art-stars, the ever-expanding contemporary art world has become increasingly integrated into popular culture. While highlighting established artists such as Gerhard Richter, the book also includes emerging and mid-career artists whose work ranges widely. Artists such as Jeremy Wood who plots his movement across the globe through GPS tracking, Tatsuo Miyajima who does digital light displays and Eduardo Kac who does transgenic bio-art are among the international artists included. Often controversial, these artists push the boundaries of what would traditionally be considered art. This is a book of interest to students, critics, art historians and anyone interested in the contemporary art scene. The author: Etan Jonathan Ilfeld is the founder and director of Tenderpixel Gallery, which is a unique space for promoting critical and conceptual work by emerging and mid-career artists. He is also a digital artist and his work has been featured in Rhizome’s ArtBase.
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10 Principles of Architecture Ruth Slavid
Specifications: 245 x 190 mm (7 1/2 x 9 5/8 in) 192 pages with 150 illustrations Paperback Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 29.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-28-3 20,000 words September 2012 Contents: Place Structure Function and flexibility Comfort Sustainability Legibility Light Sound Surface Details Key features: • clear explanations of each principle • useful checklists included for each chapter • illustrations to help illuminate each principle
The rules of architecture have been much discussed since the Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius coined the trilogy firmitas, utilitas and venustas, most commonly translated as firmness, commodity and delight. Put in simple terms this means that a building should stand up and endure, that it should serve its function, and that it should give pleasure to its users and the wider community. Great buildings, like all great art, contain something that is impossible to define or pin down. But that greatness, in almost all cases, overlays the principles set out in this book. While one cannot guarantee that a building will be great, if all the principles are followed, you will avoid the pitfalls to which too many are subject. This new title in our 10 Principles series provides clear explanations of each tenet along with useful illustrations to help the reader to visualize what is being discussed. An experienced writer on this subject, Ruth Slavid presents an illuminating primer to the field that is accessible to students of architecture, architects, architectural historians or anyone interested in the principles behind the buildings that surround them. The author: Ruth Slavid is an author and freelance journalist specialising in architecture and construction. For many years, she worked at The Architect’s Journal. She is the author of Wood Architecture, Extreme Architecture and Micro: Very Small Buildings.
Also available in the same series: 10 Principles of Good Interior Design 10 Principles of Good Advertising
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10 Principles of Good Advertising Robert Shore
Specifications: 245 x 190 mm (7 1/2 x 9 5/8 in) 176 pages with 130 illustrations Paperback Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 29.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-30-6 20,000 words September 2012 Contents: Introduction Know your Audience Behind Every Great Advertising Campaign is a Great Creative Concept Less is More A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Originality is Just Copying with a Twist The Medium is - Or At Least Has a Serious Impact On The Message There’s No Such Thing as Bad Publicity Restrictions Will Set You Free Once is Never Enough Ignore All Rules and Prescriptions Key features: • clear explanations • useful checklists included for each chapter • illustrations to help illuminate each principle
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The popularity of the television series Mad Men has raised the public awareness of advertising firms and what may or may not happen behind the scenes. We all recognise advertising when we see it: it’s those bits that surround the editorial content in papers and magazines or that interrupt TV programmes or pop up on the websites you like to browse. Advertising is about creating a message about something (usually a product or service) and then getting it out to people in the hope that they will react to it in a particular way – which in all likelihood means ‘buying it’. Or put another way, it’s paid persuasive communication that uses the mass media to connect an identified sponsor – the person or company that pays for the ad – with its target audience. This new title in our 10 Principles series examines the key principles underlying all great advertising and shows the reader how to create dynamic, well-targeted adverts of their own. Engagingly written by journalist and critic, Robert Shore, this book provides the basic principles behind creating a successful advertisement. With clear explanations, illustrations and checklists for each chapter, the reader is guided through what goes into making an advertisement work. Aimed at students of advertising, media and popular culture as well as anyone who is trying to create effective ads for their organisation or business. The author: Robert Shore is a journalist and critic who has written widely on culture and media. He is a regular contributor to the Metro and has written for The Guardian and The Sunday Times. He was also deputy editor of Art Review.
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History of Fashion: New Look to Now June Marsh
Specifications: 270 x 210 mm (8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in) 288 pages with 250 illustrations Hardback with jacket Recommended retail price: £ 29.95 | ¤ 39.95 | US$ 49.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-21-4 45,000 words September 2012 Contents: Dior and the New Look The Revival of French Couture Post-war Paris and the Business of Couture All you need is Love You are what you Wear Modern Legends Back to the Future Fashion Democracy Clicking Away Key features: • covers the key designers from the post-war period of the New Look to the present • includes not only the designers but other influential figures • beautifully illustrated with photographs as well as sketches and media from the time
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From the glamour and quiet brilliance of Christian Dior’s New Look to the uncompromising creativity of Alexander McQueen to the meticulous detail of the Mulleavy sisters of the label Rodarte, New Look to Now is a celebration of the life and times of the fashion geniuses whose rare and enduring creations have defined the past sixty years. This book traces the history of fashion design with its intriguing personalities and international cast of players and puts them into the context of the world outside fashion. Covering haute couture to the emergence of deluxe, boutique and ready-to-wear, New Look to Now illustrates the trends in fashion over the decades. It includes not only the designers, but also the other forces in fashion such as the magazine editors, boutique owners, photographers and models. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, illustrations of the time and contemporary magazine campaigns as well as sketches, this book will provide both industry professionals and enthusiasts alike with a clear picture of the ever changing world of fashion. The author: June Marsh is a freelance journalist, stylist and lecturer who has written widely on fashion. She is the former Fashion Editor of the Daily Mail (London) and has contributed to several books including Denim: From Cowboy to Catwalk and The Ivy Look.
Affordable Couture A Guide to Buying and Collecting Jemi Armstrong and Linda Arroz
Specifications: 220 x 170 mm (6 3/4 x 8 5/8 in) 208 pages with 150 illustrations Paperback with flaps Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 35.00 ISBN 978-1-908126-24-5 25,000 words September 2012 Contents: That was Then This is Now What to Know Before you Go But Will it Fit? Ten Key Pieces You Should Own How to Care for your Couture Wardrobe The Collectors Where to Shop Key features: • clear guidance on where and how to buy couture • useful advice on caring for your garments • interviews with collectors • lots of hints and tips Also available in the same series: Affordable Contemporary Art Affordable Antiques in spring 2013
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From Paris to Peoria, couture is a hot topic. Almost before a designer’s runway show is finished, images of the current season’s offerings are posted on the Internet. Fashion magazines not only present designer clothes in fashion layouts, but also show the readers how to get the look for less. Affordable Couture is a practical guide book that will give collectors and enthusiasts a better understanding of the high end designer fashion market, specifically how and where to look for affordable couture, resale couture and high end vintage pieces. The authors offer advice on key pieces you should own, what to look for - and where as well as how to care for your couture garments. Affordable Couture is a quick study on how to immerse oneself in the couture world with a focused sense of awareness. This guide is aimed at anyone who is interested in designer fashion and fashion as art, as well as individuals who want to know and understand more about buying and collecting high quality designer and vintage pieces. The authors: Jemi Armstrong is a well-known fashion illustrator, author and professor. Her books include Pencil to Pen Tool and Fashion Illustration. She is a sought after costume illustrator for film and TV. Linda Arroz is a lifestyle and image consultant whose expertise includes fashion, fitness, wellness and beauty. She has appeared on hundreds of TV shows including Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight, sharing tips and trends.
Contemporary Fashion Stylists Luanne McLean
Specifications: 270 x 210 mm (8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in) 160 pages with 100 illustrations Hardback Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 35.00 ISBN 978-1-908126-18-4 20,000 words September 2012 Contents: What is a stylist? A brief history of styling How to become a stylist The knowledge: what every stylist needs to know The Profiles Becoming your own stylist Key features: • interviews with contemporary stylists • images include photographs from the stylists’ own collections • useful tips on becoming a stylist • written by a stylist who has worked with many well known celebrities
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Behind most Hollywood stars there is a fashion stylist’s guiding hand making sure that everyone will gasp with admiration, not horror, at her outfit. From film stars to rock stars to political figures, stylists are much in demand and some are almost as well known as their clients such as Patricia Field who memorably styled Sarah Jessica Parker for her role in Sex and the City. Written by a stylist, this book is an insider’s guide to fashion styling. Full of practical advice from experienced stylists on how to get into the field, what the budding stylist needs to know, as well as what happens in an actual styling session, the author provides insights into this fascinating field. In addition, Contemporary Fashion Stylists includes interviews with twenty top international fashion stylists working across a range of areas from hip hop videos to catwalk shows to magazine shoots to personal styling. With plenty of photographs of the stylists, their work and their clients plus lots of tips and insights, this book will appeal to fashion and media students, fashion journalists, stylists, magazine editors and people who are interested in a behind the scenes look at styling. The author: Luanne McLean is a journalist and professional stylist. She has interviewed many top celebrities including Keira Knightley, Tilda Swinton, Sarah Jessica Parker and published numerous articles in publications such as the Sunday Express, Yours magazine, OK! magazine, and Scarlet.
101+ Things to do with Glitter Momtaz Begum-Hossain
Specifications: 245 x 190 mm (7 1/4 x 9 5/8 in) 216 pages with 200 illustrations Paperback Recommended retail price: £ 14.95 | ¤ 19.95 | US$ 24.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-23-8 15,000 words September 2012 Contents: Introduction How is Glitter Made? Types of Glitter Glitter SOS Inspiration Craft Stash Techniques The Projects: Fashion Homes & Interiors Papercraft Gifts & Food Templates Stockists
There is something magical about glitter. It reminds one of fairy dust or of disco balls or of the sparkly dresses worn by film stars. It turns out that there are many kinds of glitter from the classic type well-loved by children to spray-on to glittery fabrics to edible glitter! This book contains over 101 projects that you can create. Not only will you learn a little about how glitter is made and the many types of glitter, but the author also offers tips and techniques about using glitter - and about cleaning it up. Projects created by the author and contributors from across the world will inspire the reader to add their own touches and release that creative urge that lurks somewhere in us all. There are projects appropriate for all ages from tshirts, shoes and totebags to lipgloss, bath salts, and soaps to chocolate truffles, glittery jam and iced biscuits plus many more. All, of course, using the right glitter for the job! A book for all ages! The author: Momtaz Begum-Hossain is a journalist and enthusiastic crafter. She teaches workshops in crafting and has written widely on the topic including Bollywood Crafts.
Key features: • over 101 projects for all ages • photographs and tips to inspire • covers a wide range of crafts
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Exploring Evolution Michael Alan Park
Specifications: 245 x 190 mm (7 1/2 x 9 5/8 in) 192 pages with 120 illustrations Hardback Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 35.00 ISBN 978-1-908126-25-2 35,000 words September 2012 Contents: What is the scientific method? How old is the earth? What do we need to know about genetics? How do species change through time? How do new species evolve? What does the pageant of life look like? What do we know about human evolution? What about creationism and intelligent design? How has evolution influenced modern society? Key features: • clear explanations of a complex subject • useful illustrations • engagingly written Also available in the same series: Exploring the Universe Exploring the Weather in spring 2013
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The topic of evolution is both fascinating and controversial. Aimed at an educated reader who knows little about the topic and written in a clear, straightforward way, this book will explain the basic principles of evolutionary theory not only where it fits within science in general, but also the role it has played in the history of science itself and the reaction of society to the concept of evolution. In the public mind, human evolution and the controversies that surrounded it are seen as synonymous with the concept of evolutionary theory, but in fact the basic elements of evolution apply equally to humans, sponges, and geraniums. The author, an anthropologist with a specialty in evolutionary theory, discusses how evolution fits into the way we view the world and our fellow creatures. The book helps to answer questions such as ‘do all living things continue to evolve?’ and ‘what does it mean when they say that we share 96% of our genes with chimpanzees?’. Illuminating and engagingly written, Michael Park seeks to demystify this topic and to show how the thinking behind evolutionary theory has also been influential in a broader cultural context. Illustrated with numerous photographs, line drawings and charts, this book will serve as a primer for anyone interested in knowing more about this important area of science. The author: Michael Alan Park is a professor of anthropology at Central Connecticut State University. He lectures widely and has written numerous articles and books for both students and a popular readership including Anthropology: An Introduction and Human Antiquity: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology. Science
Specifications: 200 x 144 mm (5 5/8 x 7 7/8 in) 160 pages with 100 illustrations Paperback Recommended retail price: £ 8.95 | ¤ 9.95 | US$ 14.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-17-7 20,000 words Available Secondhand & Vintage Berlin gives you an insider’s guide to the best shops and markets for almost anything you would want to buy. The first part of the book is organized into sections by types of objects with all the key information you need to know. There are also interviews with selected owners and tips on places to grab a bite. The second part of the book is organized by area so if you are in a particular neighbourhood you can visit any of the shops – colour coded to the types of objects they sell. Each district has a useful map and a QR so that you can connect to interactive maps specially created for this book.
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Secondhand & Vintage Berlin
Secondhand & Vintage London
Rights sold: German, Italian
Rights sold: Italian Specifications: 200 x 144 mm (5 5/8 x 7 7/8 in) 160 pages with 100 illustrations Paperback Recommended retail price: £ 8.95 | ¤ 9.95 | US$ 14.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-19-1 (in English) ISBN 978-1-908126-14-6 (in French) 20,000 words Available Secondhand & Vintage London gives you an insider’s guide to the best shops and markets for almost anything you would want to buy. The first part of the book is organized into sections by types of objects with all the key information you need to know. There are also interviews with selected shop owners and insights into London’s history. The second part of the book is organized by area so if you are in a particular neighbourhood you can visit any of the shops – colour coded to the types of objects they sell. Each district has a useful map and a QR so that you can connect to interactive maps specially created for this book.
Wearable Vintage Fashion
Country and City Fashion Luisa Yefimova and Tatyana Aleshina
Jo Waterhouse & Clare Bridge
Rights sold: Italian
Specifications: 270 x 210 mm (8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in) 192 pages with 215 illustrations Hardback with jacket Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 35.00 ISBN 978-1-908126-07-8 40,000 words Available This beautifully illustrated book shows examples of Russian dress and accessories from the 15th to the early 20th century. Derived from the collection of the State Historical Museum and covering both dress worn in the countryside and in the city, this book is a fabulous feast of splendid patterns and fine detail. From exuberantly colourful and embellished dresses to elegantly sumptuous brocades and silks, the garments and accessories included in this book are an inspiration.
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Specifications: 245 x 190 mm (7 1/2 x 9 5/8 in) 192 pages with over 1,000 illustrations Flexiback Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 29.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-27-6 25,000 words Available Wearable Vintage Fashion presents desirable, affordable and accessible vintage clothing and accessories in a new and fun format. Covering the looks of the twentieth century from the 20s to the 80s, this insider’s guide features the clothing, accessories and styling to recreate the looks of each decade. Providing a visual reference guide to collecting as well as to wearing classic vintage clothing, the authors show how to mix vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories to create that period look whether for day or evening. For each decade, the authors also choose an icon, for example Edie Sedgwick for the 60s, and recreate her style.
Affordable Contemporary Art
Handmade in Britain
A Guide to Buying and Collecting
Appreciating Contemporary Artisans
Specifications: 220 x 170 mm (6 3/4 x 8 5/8 in) 208 pages with 100 illustrations Paperback Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 35.00 ISBN 978-1-908126-06-1 27,000 words Available
Specifications: 240 x 170 mm (6 3/4 x 9 1/2 in) 224 pages with 200 illustrations Paperback Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 29.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-38-2 28,000 words Available
Affordable Contemporary Art is a handbook for people who want to know and understand more about buying and collecting art; who’d like to build their confidence when making choices about investing in individual pieces and building a collection. This book is also useful for people interested in working in galleries or auction houses, for artists, and for students of studio art.
In these days of mass produced objects, it is comforting to know that there are still craftspeople working by hand and creating wonderful and unique jewellery, ceramics, textiles, furniture and other crafts. Many draw their inspiration from nature and the world around them, each has a unique approach to their work and the area they have chosen to specialize in. Over 90 contemporary designer-makers from England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland are featured in this book.
Also available in the same series: Affordable Couture Affordable Antiques in spring 2013
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Specifications: 210 x 210 mm (8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in) 192 pages with 100 illustrations Paperback with flaps Recommended retail price: £ 14.95 | ¤ 19.95 | US$ 24.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-08-5 20,000 words Available Crazy Art will be a revelation to anyone who thinks that art is more or less limited to painting, sculpture and photography. The title features the work of more than fifty contemporary artists drawn from all over the world, demonstrating that there are absolutely no boundaries to expressing the most inventive and exciting ideas through a vast range of different media and materials.
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Béatrix Foisil-Penther and Claire Chamot
Specifications: 210 x 210 mm (8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in) 192 pages with 150 illustrations Paperback with flaps Recommended retail price: £ 14.95 | ¤ 19.95 | US$ 24.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-03-0 15,000 words Available Crazy Design showcases the work of our leading product designers, picking out the most inventive, contemporary and fun work around and presenting it in an accessible, engrossing guide. Each product is illustrated alongside a description that brings insight into the work, the creator and the story behind its design. From the functional to the inventive, the recycled to the dreamlike, Crazy Design features objects for all tastes and surroundings, whether ordinary or outlandish.
Crazy Gifts Chantal Allès and Anne Kerloc’h
Specifications: 210 x 210 mm (8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in) 192 pages with more than 150 illustrations Paperback with flaps Recommended retail price: £ 14.95 | ¤ 19.95 | US$ 24.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-04-7 15,000 words Available It gets harder every year to find something new and unusual for that close friend’s birthday, or to search out an original present for a dear old uncle. You want to give them something different; you want to surprise them with something individual and interesting. Crazy Gifts could be your salvation. It’s an inspirational sourcebook for present givers, designers and style-conscious consumers, packed with fantastic gift ideas, from the practical to the cutely quirky and downright clever.
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Specifications: 210 x 210 mm (8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in) 160 pages with 150 illustrations Paperback with flaps Recommended retail price: £ 14.95 | ¤ 19.95 | US$ 24.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-41-2 17,000 words Available Crazy Photography presents the work of more than fifty contemporary photographers from all over the world demonstrating how the way we capture and look at images has been revolutionised in recent years. By skillfully manipulating and playing with images, the artists challenge our perceptions and beliefs, inducing in us an altered view of what seems to be familiar or ordinary.
Toulouse-Lautrec & His World
Russian Film Posters (1900-1930)
With an introduction by Maria-Christina Boerner
With an introduction by Maria-Christina Boerner
Specifications: 330 x 250 mm (9 3/4 x 13 in) 200 pages with 161 illustrations Hardback with jacket Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 35.00 ISBN 978-1-908126-15-3 English | Spanish | French | German Available
Specifications: 330 x 250 mm (9 3/4 x 13 in) 160 pages with 170 illustrations Hardback with jacket Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 35.00 ISBN 978-1-908126-39-9 Approximately 28,000 words (7,000 per language) English | Spanish | French | German Available
This volume, based on rarely seen Russian archives, traces the history of the silent film poster in Russia, starting with a poster designed by Paul Assaturov (“Stenka Razin”, 1908) in the style of ancient naive Russian imagery to the latest, an advertisement for a silent movie by Yuri Pimenov from 1934. Full-page reproductions of 161 Russian silent film posters are presented here in chronological order.
The Belle Époque (Beautiful Era), which dates from the late nineteenth century to the start of World War I, was an incredible period of creative and scientific activity. Until his death in 1901 at the age of 36, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was one of its leading names. He exhibited with Vincent Van Gogh and was a friend of Oscar Wilde whom he met during his time in London. Creating literally thousands of artworks during his short life, the images that Toulouse-Lautrec created were evocative of the mood of that time.
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Icons: Masterpieces of Russian Art
Cool Craft Bridget Bodoano
Olga A. Polyakova
Rights sold: Dutch, Portugese, Spanish Specifications: 330 x 250 mm (9 3/4 x 13 in) 192 pages with 170 illustrations Hardback with jacket Recommended retail price: £ 24.95 | ¤ 29.95 | US$ 39.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-09-2 35,000 words Available We are proud to offer this important book on icons dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries. These sixty icons from the Kolomenskoye State Museum are presented with full descriptions of their origins and symbolic meanings written by a leading specialist in old Russian art. This book is a valuable resource for art historians, scholars of religious practice, and collectors of icons.
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Rights sold: German Specifications: 245 x 190 mm (7 1/2 x 9 5/8 in) 176 pages with 500 illustrations Flexiback Recommended retail price: £ 14.95 | ¤ 19.95 | US$ 24.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-11-5 15,000 words Available Craft is back and people of all ages are discovering, or re-discovering, the joys of making something by hand. Not only is it a great antidote to conspicuous consumerism, it also gives you something to do while winding down, gossiping, watching TV or listening to your favourite music. The projects in this book are simple enough for the complete beginner with clear instructions and tips on basic techniques. The designs are deliberately chosen so that even a novice will be able to achieve a good finish and ensuring that ‘homemade’ is something smart and even chic and not a term of abuse.
Exploring the Universe
100 Classic Toys David Smith
Specifications: 270 x 210 mm (8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in) 208 pages with over 120 illustrations Flexiback with flaps Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 29.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-05-4 25,000 words Available
Specifications: 245 x 190 mm (7 1/2 x 9 5/8 in) 200 pages with 120 illustrations Hardback Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 35.00 ISBN 978-1-908126-16-0 35,000 words Available
This fascinating book covers one hundred classic toys that have enchanted, captivated and enthralled generations of children. From the simplest building blocks to the most sophisticated robots, each toy included is still being manufactured or is easily available through sites like eBay. The author presents the background on how each toy was created and explains why it has become a classic. Anybody flicking through the pages of 100 Classic Toys will be able to see a toy and say, “I used to have one of those!”
There are few topics more awe-inspiring than cosmology. What is the universe? How does it work? Where did it come from? These fundamental questions intrigue adults and children alike. This approachable guide brings alive humanity’s attempts to explain the existence of everything and explores the latest and best theories on how the universe came into being. From the basic understanding of the nature of a star, or of how a planet like the Earth was formed, the remarkable story of cosmology unfolds through to the truly ultimate question of how the universe will end. Along the way we will meet black holes and dark matter, supernovae and quasars.
Also available in the same series: Exploring Evolution in September 2012 Exploring the Weather in spring 2013
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10 Principles of Good Interior Design
Interiors: Inspiration & Materials
Gregory Mees and Peter Slaets
Rights sold: French, Portugese Specifications: 220 x 170 mm (6 3/4 x 8 5/8 in) 216 pages with 173 illustrations Paperback Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 29.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-10-8 15,000 words Available Why do some interiors feel harmonious, places where you feel comfortable to relax or to entertain? You don’t necessarily need to hire a professional interior designer to create the kind of place where you want to live. This book provides the basic rules and principles of interior design, the skeleton on which to build a successful scheme and an enjoyable living space. The ten areas outlined give direction and inspiration to those starting a scheme from scratch or reinventing an existing space.
Specifications: 220 x 220 mm (8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in) 432 pages with more than 1,000 illustrations Paperback Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤ 24.95 | US$ 35.00 ISBN 978-1-908126-12-2 54,000 words Available Interiors: Inspiration & Materials is the perfect book for anyone who wants to transform their house into a personal place reflecting their way of life. This comprehensive guide provides information on which materials can be used for floors, walls, ceilings, in kitchens or bathrooms with an objective and detailed introduction explaining the specific characteristics of each material. In addition to the technical information, the advantages and disadvantages of each material are described so that the reader gets a deep understanding of how the choice of concrete, natural stone or bamboo for a floor or the usage of wood or ceramics on a wall will transform the space.
Also available in the same series: 10 Principles of Good Advertising 10 Principles of Architecture
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The Russian Ornament Sourcebook
The World Ornament Sourcebook Auguste Racinet
Rights sold: Japanese
Specifications: 290 x 210 mm (8 1/4 x 11 1/2 in) 512 pages with 220 pages of multiple illustrations Hardback with jacket Recommended retail price: £ 29.95 | ¤ 39.95 | US$ 49.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-26-9 70,000 words Available This amazing compilation of decorative motifs from around the world is unparalleled in its range of coverage with examples from early Greek, Roman and Egyptian designs through those of the 19th century. Geographically diverse, the book covers ornamentation from Asia and Africa as well as Europe and the Americas. Originally published in the 19th century in two volumes, this work by Auguste Racinet was an invaluable resource to artists, designers and architects when it was first published and continues to be so today.
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Specifications: 330 x 250 mm (9 3/4 x 13 in) 336 pages with 200 pages of multiple illustrations Hardback with jacket Recommended retail price: £ 24.95 | ¤ 29.95 | US$ 39.95 ISBN 978-1-908126-02-3 Approximately 36,000 words total (9,000 per language) English | Spanish | French | German Available This sourcebook is a wonderful compendium of decorative details derived from ancient Russian manuscripts from the 10th to the 16th centuries. Starting with a brief history of Russian ornament from its origins through the 16th century, this book is divided in two parts. The first part contains hundreds of examples of decorative motifs in full colour arranged in chronological groups. The second half of the book provides templates, which can be used for tracing or scanning details of the decorative elements. This book is a valuable resource for art historians, manuscript scholars, graphic and product designers, typographers and students.
Designing Celtic Ornament David Balade
Photographing the Microworld
Svetlana Belorustseva and Andrei Sochivko
This extraordinary collection of photographs opens our eyes to an amazing and unusual view of our natural world through the lens of a camera, which has magnified both the familiar and the unfamiliar living things that surround us. Insects, flowers and plants are photographed in their environment in compelling detail. Many of these images are unique in including rare exotic species and some of the creatures are introduced to the public for the first time. The book’s images are accompanied by professional photographers’ recommendations on equipment and techniques necessary to obtain the types of photographic effects shown.
How many of us have brought our cameras with us on holiday in hopes of creating a memorable visual record of our trip and been disappointed in the results? This book, written by a leading travel photographer and journalist, provides information on how to photograph a subject while directly facing the sun or how to take portraits that capture the essence of an individual in his or her surroundings. Filled with tips about equipment and techniques appropriate to the amateur or the more experienced photographer, this book is for the person who travels for work or pleasure and wants advice and inspiration for creating and improving their own photography.
Specifications: 220 x 220 mm (8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in) 240 pages with more than 400 illustrations Hardback Recommended retail price: £ 19.95 | ¤24.95 | US$ 35.00 ISBN 978-1-908126-13-9 23,000 words Available Drawing on the immense popularity and the timeless appeal of Celtic ornaments, author David Balade has chosen the most interesting, diverse and typical patterns and motifs of Celtic art for this beautifully designed, practical and historical sourcebook. Individual chapters examine the major patterns of Celtic ornamentation: spirals, interlace, labyrinths and beasts and the many modifications they underwent throughout the ages. More than 200 of the designs can be reproduced and used on contemporary work. Specifications: 250 x 250 mm (9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in) 176 pages with 200 illustrations Paperback 24,000 words
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Photographing the Microworld: ISBN 978-1-908126-00-9 Photographing Travel: ISBN 978-1-908126-01-6 Recommended retail price: £ 12.00 | ¤ 14.95 | US$ 19.95 Available
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