Arts and Photography
Dior by Dior: The autobiography of Christian Dior (V&A Fashion Perspectives)Paperback – 7 Aug. 2018
Christian Dior (1905–1957) rocketed to fame with his first collection in 1947 when the “New Look” took the world by storm. This charming and modest autobiography gives a fascinating and detailed insight into the workings of a great fashion house, while revealing the private man behind the high-profile establishment. It is also a unique portrait of classic Paris haute couture of the 1950s and offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes. Dior details his childhood in Granville, the family and friends closest to him, his most difficult years and sudden success, as well as his sources of inspiration and creative processes.
Moshi Monsters Postcard BookBoard book – 13 Nov. 2011
Pull out and send these cool postcards to all your friends! Featuring awesome scenes from Monstro City and all your favourite characters from Moshi Monsters, including Cap’n Buck, Buster Bumblechops, Roary Scrawl, Dr. Strangeglove and many more!
Bech Is BackPaperback – August 25, 1998
In this follow-up to Bech: A Book, Henry Bech, the priapic, peripatetic, and unproductive Jewish American novelist, returns with seven more chapters from his mock-heroic life. He turns fifty in a confusing blend of civic and erotic circumstances while publicizing himself in Australia and Canada. He marries a shiksa and travels with her to Israel, where she falls in love with the land, and to Scotland, where he does. And—sweating buckets! thinking big! minting miracles!—he writes an ingeniously tawdry bestseller. Bech’s aesthetic and moral embarrassments reveal acid truths about both his trade and our times.
The View from the Cheap Seats
The View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.’If this book came to you during a despairing night, by dawn, you would believe in ideas and hope and humans again’ Caitlin Moran’Literature does not occur in a vacuum. It cannot be a monologue. It has to be a conversation’ This collection will draw you in to exchanges on making good art and Syrian refugees, the power of a single word and playing the kazoo with Stephen King, writing about books, comics and the imagination of friends, being sad at the Oscars and telling lies for a living. Here Neil Gaiman opens our minds to the people he admires and the things he believes might just mean something – and welcomes us to the conversation too.
Rockonomics: What the Music Industry Can Teach Us About Economics
‘An entertaining guide to economics by a former adviser to Barack Obama that uses the lessons of the music business to explain what is happening in the rest of the world’ The Times, Books of the Year’A key voice on a vast array of economic issues for more than two decades’ Barack Obama’An absolutely brilliant mind. The definition of left and right brain balance’ Quincy Jones’The music business keeps re-inventing itself (from records, to tape, to CDs to streaming) and Alan Krueger covers all the bases. As one former LSE student once sang: ‘its only rock and roll but I like it, like it, yes I do.’ That applies to this book too’ Richard Thaler, Nobel Prize Recipient and author of ‘Nudge”Rockonomics is entertaining, educational and enlightening. Alan Krueger gives us a backstage tour of the music industry – and in doing so, he creates a brilliant metaphor for our entire economy. Highly recommended’ Harlan CobenAlan Krueger, the former chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, uses the music industry, from rock artists to music executives, from managers to promoters, as a way in to explain the principles of economics, and the forces shaping our economic lives.The music industry is often a leading indicator of today’s economy; it is among the first to be disrupted by the latest wave of technology, and examining the ins and outs of how musicians create and sell new songs and plan concert tours offers valuable lessons for what is in store for businesses and employees in other industries that are struggling to adapt. Drawing on interviews with leading band members, music executives, managers, promoters, and using the latest data on revenues, royalties, tour dates, and merchandise, Rockonomics takes readers backstage to show how the music industry really works – who makes money, how the economics of the music industry has undergone a radical transformation during the last twenty years, and what this tells us about our wider economy today.
Animorphia: An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge
Welcome to this weird and wacky colouring challenge. There are pictures to colour in, drawings to complete, spaces to scribble in and lots of things to find in these super-detailed doodles by artist Kerby Rosanes. Featuring unique and intricate ink drawings of incredible animals, shape-shifting aliens and breathtaking scenes. Readers will have to keep their eyes peeled for hidden treasures and creatures scattered throughout the pages.Other books in the colouring series include:9781910552148 Imagimorphia 9781910552261 Mythomorphia 9781910552865 Fantomorphia9781910552926 Geomorphia
Ballerina (Colouring and Sticker Fun)
Step on stage and join the show! Dance, twirl and leap through pages of beautiful ballerinas, amazing rehearsals, cute costumes and stunning shows in this wonderful book. With over 50 stickers and lots of exciting scenes to colour, little artists will find hours of dance-tastic fun inside!
Fashion Decades (Creative Moments) Paperback
From the Roaring Twenties to the Nifty Noughties. Put your stamp on this stylish collection of Fashion Decades and channel your inner creativity as you colour in the trends. You will find dhirts, skirts, jewellery and more in this dazzling book of illustrations. From the roaring twenties to the nifty noughties, the elegant outlines will help you produce your own fashion masterpieces. Create your own colourful catwalk with Fashion Decades. This paperback book measures: 27.3 x 20.3 x 1cm
Magical Jungle: An Inky Expedition & Colouring Book (Colouring Books) Paperback
From the international bestselling creator of Lost Ocean comes a beautiful new colouring book that takes you on a wondrous expedition through the jungle.Follow ink evangelist and queen of colouring, Johanna Basford down an inky trail through Magical Jungle and discover a forgotten world of flora and fauna just waiting to be coloured in. Through intricate pen and ink illustrations, colour-inners of all ages are invited to explore an exotic rainforest teeming with creatures large and small. Encounter speckled tree frogs and dainty hummingbirds, prowling tigers and playful monkeys. Let your imagination run wild in the leafy treetop canopy or find yourself drawn to the delicate world of sensational blossoms and tropical plants below. There are ancient relics to be found along the way, each one leading toward the mystical treasure hidden at the heart of the magical jungle. Only the bravest, most inquisitive colourers will discover what lies hidden at the end of this inky quest.For Magical Jungle Johanna has picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen colour palette. The smooth, untextured pages allows for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with coloured pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.
Woodland Secrets (Colouring Book): Adventures in Ink and Imagination (Colouring Books) Paperback – Coloring Book,
Dreaming and relaxing, creating gorgeous landscapes of pinks and blues, oranges and reds, this beautiful new book will give you many hours of pleasure, and calm. With a range of challenging and more restful designs Woodland Secrets, the follow up to the hugely successful Secret Places takes you on an intimate journey where the satisfaction of creating gardens, and forests, meadows and country lanes offers rest from the hurly-burly of modern life. You can use a wide variety of pens: from gel and pencil, to pigment and crayons, from ballpoint and rollerball to highlighters, although it’s best to avoid the heavy felt pens. Each page is perforated near the spine of the book, so you can tear out and frame, or simply place your wonderful creation on the walls of your home, perhaps even send them as a gift to your loved ones. You’ll have to make a choice about which design to make, if you want to tear it out, but with nearly 120 to choose from there’s more than enough to help you make your decision. Each page is perforated, and ready for you to frame. Bring the Ink to life!
The Typography Colouring Book: Creative Colouring for Grown-ups Paperback –
Relax, unwind and be inspired as you colour in the elegant, edgy and unique type designs in this stylish collection.Many people argue that well-crafted lettering can be as beautiful as a painted picture or sculpture – and they’re right! There is so much more to typography than the font you select for your email. Type is art, it is the creative expression of your inner voice, and when combined with colour it can create works with infinite potential to inspire and invigorate. With this unique colouring book you can relax your mind and unwind while revelling in the extraordinary diversity that typographic art has to offer. It’s time to take up your pens, pencils, paints and crayons and start creating!
Outside The Lines: An Artists’ Colouring Book for Giant Imaginations (CREATIVE COLOURING FOR GROWN-U)Paperback – 16 Oct. 2014
For anyone who loves creativity and contemporary art, or who simply loves the joy of colouring, comes Outside The Lines, a striking collection of illustrations from more than 100 creative masterminds, including animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, street artists, and video game artists. With contributions from Keith Haring, AIKO, Shepard Fairey, Exene Cervenka, Keita Takahashi, Jen Corace, Ryan McGinness and more, Outside The Lines features edgy and imaginative pieces ready for you to add your own special touch.