And Other Poems by Cats
Author: Francesco Marciuliano
Publisher: Chronicle Books
A collection of humorous poems delves into the cat psyche, covering such topics as separation anxiety, scratching at closed doors, and trips to the veterinarian.
Author: Flame Tree Studio
The stylish figures that dominate Erte's bold, sleek designs exude glamour and are instantly recognizable. With a long career spanning fashion magazines, jewellery, sculpture and the stage, the art deco artist and designer produced an impressive range of influential art. This week-to-view desk diary features over 30 stunning illustrations.
Author: Flame Tree Studios
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing
Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this gorgeous month-to-view year planner features on its cover a design based on art deco artist Erte's Printemps: May, making it a perfect gift or special treat just for you.
Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
We are living in a golden age of self-expression. The explosion of user-created content on blogs and social networking sites moved Time magazine to name "You" their 2006 person of the year. But while we may be spending a lot more time in virtual worlds, we have not lost the urge to make our physical world more meaningful. By leaving art and ideas in public places, you can affect someone's daychange their mood or their mindand maybe even change the world in the process! The Guerilla Art Kit shows how small artistic acts can start a revolution. Keri Smith, noted author of Living Out Loud and the blog Wish Jar Journal, uses her unique drawing and handwriting style to help anyone find and release their inner artist or activist. This visually exciting activity bookfull of step-by-step exercises, cut-out projects, sticker ideas, and morehas both fun assignments and handy tips to help you unleash your creative energy into the streets, where you can really make an impact. From the quick exercisesleaving books for strangers to find, chalking quotes on the sidewalkto the more involvedmaking a "wish tree," guerilla gardening, or making your own stencilsThe Guerilla Art Kit contains everything you need to put your message out into the world.
Photographs from the Archives of NASA
Author: Nirmala Nataraj
Publisher: Chronicle Books
This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail. Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of the universe will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to the wonders of the solar system.
Author: Tom Davis
Publisher: Willow Creek Press
A smaller version of the popular 10 x 8-inch Just Goldens. What's more lovable than a golden retriever? Its gorgeous flowing coat, big brown eyes and sweet disposition make this dog the favorite of millions. Just Goldens, with over 200 color photographs and eloquent text, is an affectionate look at the dog that brightens its owners' days and enriches their homes with its tail-wagging, heart-warming presence. Featuring the remarkable work of award-winning photographer Dale C. Spartas, this collection is stunning in its depiction of goldens at home, afield, and at play.
Author: Jennifer Ginn
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
A routine trip to the grocery store turns into an amazing adventure as a brave young boy helps the lobsters in the seafood department make a great escape. The crustaceans flee their tiny tank, but can they make their way back to the sea? Follow the lobsters as they embark on a fun-filled journey and later reward the young boy who saved them with a spectacular celebration in the sea. Find out what happens when there are Lobsters on the Loose. Early readerâages 5-8.
Art Deco Master of Graphic Art & Illustration
Author: Rosalind Ormiston,James Peacock
Publisher: Flame Tree Pub
Perhaps no individual is more associated with the 20th century art deco revival than artist and designer, Erte. Although his talent spanned many fields, Erté is perhaps best-known for his fashion, jewellery and interior designs. Combining fresh and thoughtful text and beautiful illustrations, this coffee-table book is the definitive Erté companion.
Simple Ways to Minimize Stress and Conflict While Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others
Author: Richard Carlson
Publisher: Hachette Books
In this classic roadmap to managing your high-tension job, Richard Carlson shows how to stop worrying about the aspects of your work beyond your control and interact more fruitfully and joyfully with colleagues, clients, and bosses. His key insights reveal how to: How to manage rush deadlines with rushing How to transform your outlook and prepare for the day ahead How to enjoy corporate travel How to have a really bad day . . . and get over it
Notes from a Vineyard Kitchen - 30th Anniversary Edition
Author: Susan Branch
Revised and expanded edition of Susan Branch's first illustrated cookbook published in 1986.
Author: Anthony Bunko
Publisher: John Blake
Category: Biography & Autobiography
People's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2008, host of the Academy Awards 2009, and a 2013 Oscar contender—Wolverine's stock continues to riseHugh Jackman is a true Hollywood juggernaut. The magnetic Australian has joined countrymen Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe as an international superstar thanks to his role as Wolverine in the X-Men series, and is loved by fans worldwide thanks to his extremely varied career in film and theater. When a young Jackman turned down a role in Neighbours to study at the prestigious WAAPA in Perth, his gamble would pay off handsomely. After a string of successful Australian musicals, Jackman's Hollywood break came as he was cast as Wolverine in 2000, catapulting him to heavyweight stardom. He has since reprised the role in box office hits The Last Stand, Origins, and The Wolverine. With a 2013 Academy Award nomination for his tour de force performance as Jean Valjean in the epic Les Miserables, and a star turn as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past in May 2014, Hugh is set to dominate the silver screen for the foreseeable future.
Author: Eugen Herrigel
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
The path to achieving Zen (a balance between the body and the mind) is brilliantly explained by Professor Eugen Herrigel in this timeless account. This book is the result of the author's six year quest to learn archery in the hands of Japanese Zen masters. It is an honest account of one man's journey to complete abandonment of 'the self' and the Western principles that we use to define ourselves. Professor Herrigel imparts knowledge from his experiences and guides the reader through physical and spiritual lessons in a clear and insightful way. Mastering archery is not the key to achieving Zen, and this is not a practical guide to archery. It is more a guide to Zen principles and learning and perfect for practitioners and non-practitioners alike.
Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars
Author: Rob Thomas
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Performing Arts
More than just a high school drama, “Veronica Mars” is a smart and savvy teen detective show that offers complex mysteries and rapier wit, engaging social commentary, and noir sensibilities—with the occasional murder thrown in for good measure. This collection, edited by the creator and executive producer of the show, offers supreme insight into the class struggles and love stories of the series. Essays by top writers intelligently address a multitude of questions such as: Is Veronica a modern-day vigilante? Why is a show that features rape, potential incest and a teen girl outsmarting local authorities so popular with America’s conservative population? and Why is Veronica and Logan’s relationship the most important story-driving factor in the show?
Author: Patricia Schultz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country’s best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare). Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more. Includes new attractions, like Miami’s Pérez Art Museum and Manhattan’s High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families. And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit. “Patricia Schultz unearths the hidden gems in our North American backyard. Don’t even think about packing your bag and sightseeing without it.” —New York Daily News
Author: David Shields
Category: Literary Criticism
A landmark book, “brilliant, thoughtful” (The Atlantic) and “raw and gorgeous” (LA Times), that fast-forwards the discussion of the central artistic issues of our time, from the bestselling author of The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead. Who owns ideas? How clear is the distinction between fiction and nonfiction? Has the velocity of digital culture rendered traditional modes obsolete? Exploring these and related questions, Shields orchestrates a chorus of voices, past and present, to reframe debates about the veracity of memoir and the relevance of the novel. He argues that our culture is obsessed with “reality,” precisely because we experience hardly any, and urgently calls for new forms that embody and convey the fractured nature of contemporary experience.
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This volume provides a fascinating sample of Erte's very best graphic work, offering every plate from: "The Alphabet" (1977); "The Numerals "(1968); "The Aces" (1974); "The Precious Stones" (1969); and "The Seasons" (1970).
Publisher: Flame Tree Notebooks
Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features the sleek and sophisticated Erte Starburst design.
Author: Laurent de Brunhoff
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Babar and Celeste convert Celesteville's old railroad station into an art museum containing famous masterworks featuring elephants, in an all-new story which includes the basic ideas of art appreciation. 100,000 first printing.
Author: Thomas Kinkade
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Now you can color along with the master, Thomas Kinkade, painter of light. And what could be better than coloring these paintings with the timeless magic of classic Disney stories and their captivating characters? In this unique coloring book, sixty-three of Thomas Kinkade's Disney Dreams images are presented in color across from the black line art of the same image to be colored. Enter the world of the painter of light yourself, as you create your own renditions of these classic Disney character paintings, including Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Lion King, Snow White, and, of course, Mickey and Minnie.