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A spectacular visual tour of the world’s greatest buildings
Great Buildings takes you an amazing tour of 50 of the world’s architectural masterpieces from the Houses of Parliament to the Sydney Opera House. Discover how to “read” a building, identify key characteristics of architecture and get underneath the bricks and mortar with stunning 3-D cutaways.
Come face-to-face with some of the greatest architects to have lived and find out how the styles, techniques and materials they used helped create these iconic buildings.
Great Buildings is an excellent introduction to architecture as well asRead more »
Explore the magical world of Disney Fairies, where believing is just the beginning!
Disney Fairies the Ultimate Guide to the Magical World will have you reaching for your wand and delving into a world of fairy fun. Full of your favourite characters, including Tinker Bell, Rosetta and Vidia; guiding you through the magical world of Pixie Hollow and crammed with fun information, including the lowdown on Pixie Dust and how to find your fairy talent, this is the perfect package for aspiring fairies.
With eye-catching pictures of characters and stills from the Disney Fairies movies and dealing withRead more »
The ultimate celebration of Bond movie poster art
From 1962’s Dr. No to 2012’s Skyfall, James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters is an unforgettable gallery of Bond posters, teasers and lobby cards from virtually every country where Bond movies have been screened.
Featuring many rare and never-seen-before artworks that capture the appeal of cinema’s most compelling superspy the book also includes fascinating insights on each poster campaign from a leading Bond insider. Packaged in a beautiful slipcase with two art prints, James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters will have Bond fans shaken and stirrRead more »
Simon Spence collaborated with Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham on the acclaimed memoirs Stoned and 2Stoned. He has written for the NME, i-D, Dazed & Confused and the Independent. He was at the Stone Roses’ legendary Blackpool and Alexandra Palace shows in 1989 and covered their era-defining Spike Island show for The Face.Read more »
Steve Roud is the Founder of the Roud Folk Song Index and the author of a number of major works on English folkways and customs, including The English Year. Julia Bishop has a PhD in folksong and is Chief Editor of the forthcoming edition of the James Madison Carpenter Folksong Collection.Read more »
David Gentleman is a painter and printmaker, working in many mediums. He has designed British postage stamps and coins, and the platform-length mural, blown up from his wood engravings, well-known to Londoners, at Charing Cross on the underground. His studio is at the top of an early Victorian house in Camden Town between the crowded, rackety Camden Lock and the green spaces of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.Read more »
A revised edition of the classic drawing book that has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the United States alone.Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain i s t he world’s most widely used drawing instruction book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you. This revised/updated fourth edition includes: a new preface and introduction;Read more »
A revised edition of the classic drawing book that has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the United States alone.Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world’s most widely used drawing instruction book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you. This revised/updated fourth edition includes: a new preface and introduction;Read more »
A fully revised and updated edition of the essential companion to Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain–over half of the exercises are new!Read more »
Born Emmanuel Radnitzky (1890-1976), Man Ray grew up in America but spent the greater part of his life as an emigre in Paris. Man Ray’s art ranges from painting, sculpture, collage, constructed objects and photography. Beginning in 1921, he received hundreds of commissions for portraits and commercial work which were featured in publications such as Vogue, Vu, Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair. He was an American, but worked in Paris from 1921 to 1940, when Duchamp, Stieglitz, Picasso and Dali were among his colleagues. A member of the Dada art movement and the only American member of the Paris SurrealistRead more »