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ZOOM - An Epic Journey Through Triangles

Have you ever wondered just how big our world actually is? Humble beginnings lead to huge adventures in the Zoom series, where young readers are lifted out of everyday life to see the world in a brand-new way.

ZOOM - An Epic Journey Through Squares

Have you ever wondered just how big our world actually is? Humble beginnings lead to huge adventures in the Zoom series, where young readers are lifted out of everyday life to see the world in a brand-new way.

Mythomania

Despite our culture's proclaimed respect for scientific reason, we live in a society that is no less bedazzled-and bedevilled-by myth than those of our remote ancestors. Roland Barthes first examined the mythical resonances of consumer products in the 1950s.

Pop Art

With its bold colours, flashy imagery and ironic spirit, Pop Art trespasses the traditional boundaries separating high from low culture. Flavia Frigeri introduces us to a movement that focuses on everyday objects, from its beginnings in the post-war consumerism of America and Britain to its fascinating rise on a global scale in the 1960s.

Where to Drink Coffee

The insider's guide to where the world's best baristas go for a cup of coffee - 600 spots in 50 countries. Where to Drink Coffee is the insider's guide.

Body

The body remains a battleground. Politicized, conceptualized and increasingly shared, our often-paradoxical relationship with the human form is nothing new, but finds itself heightened in the digitised, virtualised era of the `post-industrial' body.

Fibonacci's Rabbits

The word mathematics comes from the Greek word mathema, meaning knowledge or learning. And indeed mathematics is at the heart of almost all processes and patterns that occur in the modern world, yet many still find the discipline hard to fathom.

Nature's Palette

First published in 1814 and expanded in 1821 - long before the era of colour photography or print - Syme's edition of Werner's Nomenclature of Colours attempted to establish a universal colour reference system to help identify, classify and represent species from the natural world. Werner's set of 54 colour standards was enhanced by Patrick Syme with the addition of colour swatches and further references from nature, taking the total number of hues classified to 110.

Jean Pagliuso

Jean Pagliuso: In Plain Sight surveys the multifaceted career of photographer Jean Pagliuso (born 1941). Pagliuso began her career in fashion, shooting for magazines like Mademoiselle, and rose to collaborate with film studios and directors, taking photographs on the sets of movies like American Gigolo and Three Women.

Latin American Art Since 1900. World of Art

In this classic survey, now updated and with full-colour images throughout, Edward Lucie-Smith introduces the art of Latin America from 1900 to the present day. He discusses in detail major figures such as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, as well as dozens of less well-known artists.

So you want to be a Ninja?

This humorous and handy guide contains all the information aspiring ninjas need to know. With padded ninja shoes underfoot and ninja stars around their belts, our plucky newbie ninjas Kate, Eddie and Angus travel back in time to 1789 Japan to enrol in the Iga School of Ninjutsu.

Paper Monsters

Paper Monsters is a hands-on collage studio for young children. Budding artists can create seven collage pictures of monsters in cleverly designed paper pockets in the book.

Designs of our Time

This book brings together all the nominations and winners for the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year Award over the last decade. It is a unique worldwide survey of contemporary design, reflecting a period of enormous social and technological change that began with the launch of the iPhone in 2007.

Connectedness

Surveying humanity's impact on the planet, with contributions from Donna Haraway, Bill McKibben, Greta Thunberg, Bruno Latour, Alice Waters and others. This timely book, in the form of an encyclopedia, considers the totality of issues surrounding the Anthropocene, that geologic era characterized by humanity's vast impact on the Earth.

Modern Art

Modern Art takes the reader through individual movements from Impressionism to Conceptual Art, situating these within five broader chronological themes. Starting with Impressionism in 1860, Dempsey proceeds through the essentials of Modernism, the post-war New Disorder and beyond.

Locomotive

In the late 1930s renowned Polish poet Julian Tuwim, was asked to write three poems for children. The publisher Przeworski connected the three poems into one book, Locomotive, and commissioned illustrations from celebrated Polish illustration duo Lewitt and Him.

Bauhaus Imaginista

Bauhaus Imaginista is a major international project marking the centenary of this fascinating and popular school, which championed the idea of artists working together as a community. The Bauhaus reconnected art with everyday life, and was active in the fields of architecture, performance, design and visual art.

A to Z

Did you know Aaron meant "high mountain"? Or that Iris came from Greek mythology and is the name of the Goddess of Rainbows? With over 200 pages of witty and humorous comics and in four different jacket options, A to Z illustrates the many adventures of different alphabetical characters, each personifying the meaning of the names throughout the alphabet. Almost entirely made up of visual images, A to Z allows children to develop their visual learning and analytical skills while enjoying fun-fil...

Alexander McQueen. Unseen

Alexander McQueen has grasped the public's imagination like few other fashion designers before him, with exhibitions dedicated to his work continuing to attract record visitor numbers. Almost 500,000 people visited the V&A's 2015 `Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibition, making it the most popular in the museum's history.

Spurting Arteries & Flooding Oceans

Everyone knows about the Red Cross and the life - saving work this organization carries out worldwide. But what can you do yourself, at home or in your own neighbourhood, when disaster strikes?

Should We All Be Vegan?

The Big Idea shortlisted for series design in the British Design and Production Awards. As concern grows over the environmental costs and ethical implications of intensive factory farming, an increasing number of us are embracing diets and lifestyles free from animal products.

Auto Focus

Auto Focus features the work of 75 contemporary photographers from around the world for whom self-portraiture is a central part of their work. Issues of identity - national, sexual, racial, personal or artistic - are key to all the images featured in this book.

Pavlov's Dog

Experimental psychology burst onto the intellectual scene in the middle part of the nineteenth century, radically transforming the way we understand human thought and behavior. Featuring clear explanations and first-rate scholarship, Pavlov's Dog introduces the reader to iconic experiments, including Pavlov's salivating dogs, Bandura's Bobo doll experiments, Milgram's obedience studies and Zimbardo's classic Stanford prison experiment.

Monet. World of Art

Claude Monet (1840-1926) is one of the most admired and famous painters of all time, and the architect of Impressionism: a revolution that gave birth to modern art. His technique - painting out of doors, at the seashore or in the city streets - was as radically new as his subject matter, the landscapes and middle-class pastimes of a newly industrialized Paris.

Japanese Design Since 1945

A dedication to craft and the finest production quality have been an integral part of culture and day-to-day life in Japan for centuries. For the Japanese, the concept of design is not limited to functionality or materiality, but wholly connected with ancient culture and rituals.

Seven Keys to Modern Art

As artists push further and further beyond their, and our, comfort zones, this book aims to help decipher the bizarre and often intimidating aspects of modern and contemporary art by exploring twenty works of art in terms of seven `keys'. History, biography, aesthetics, experience, theory, criticism and the market represent conventional `modes of existence' for every artwork discussed, but in a fascinating variety of ways.

New Map Italy

Today's discerning traveller is looking not merely for luxury but for a unique experience. But in this age of low-cost flights and easy travel, how do you avoid the crowds and find the hidden gems?

Craftland Japan

In Japanese life and culture, there has never been a clear distinction between art, craft and design. Generations of artisans have for centuries forged and refined their crafts, which have become the envy of the modern world. Regions of Japan are renowned for specific traditions, many of which are born of local materials and the natural settings in which they are produced. Visitors and craft and design enthusiasts have long known about the high quality of craftsmanship and the unique quality of...

Home Futures

The past's visionary future of domestic design, from Alison and Peter Smithson to Superstudio The "home of the future" has long been a topic of fascination in popular culture and an intriguing prospect for designers, and the 20th century offered up countless visions of the future of domestic life, from the aspirational to the radical. Whether it was the dream of the fully mechanized home or the notion that technology might free us from the home altogether, the domestic realm was a site of endle...

August Sander

August Sander (1876-1964) was a documentary photographer whose greatest project lasted his entire working life. His series of portrait studies of the German people spanned three eras - the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany - and every social class, combining to form a fascinating social mirror of the country over a tumultuous period in its history.

Abstract Art. A Global History

Taking a radically new approach to the history of abstract painting, Pepe Karmel applies a scholarly yet fresh vision to reconsider the history of abstraction from a global perspective and to demonstrate that abstraction is embedded in the real world. Moving beyond the orthodox canonical terrain of abstract art, he surveys artists from across the globe, examining their work from the point of view of content rather than form.

Does Monogamy Work?

Even with the current rise in awareness of sexual and intimate diversity, monogamous relationships remain the cultural norm. Most people aspire to it and the state encourages it, providing legal and financial benefits to married couples; however, statistics show adultery is commonplace, marriage rates are falling, and divorce figures are rising.

Hello, Monster!

You probably know the feeling. You're playing happily by yourself in the park, when you're suddenly told, `Go and say hello to that little boy over there!' But what if you don't want to say hello?

100 Sculptors of Tomorrow

How do you find the most promising emerging artists at work in a rapidly transforming medium? Bypassing traditional art world channels, 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow is the culmination of a major, democratic open call for up-and-coming sculptors.

Seeing Ourselves

This richly diverse exploration of female artists and self-portraits is a brilliant and poignant demonstration of originality in works of haunting variety. The two earliest self-portraits come from 12th-century illuminated manuscripts in which nuns gaze at us across eight centuries.

A Chronology of Film

A Chronology of Film presents a fresh perspective on the medium by taking a purely chronological approach to its history, tracing the complex links between technical innovations, social changes and artistic interventions. Organized around a central timeline that charts the development of film from the earliest moving images to the present-day blockbusters, it features key films, together with commentaries and contextual information about the social, political and cultural events of the period i...

Night Windows

'Adjusting to life in a new city is tough. When a young boy moves from the countryside, everyone around him seems so unfriendly.

Magritte's Apple

A man named René floats through the world of his dreams and imagination, fulfilling his desire to become a painter—of apples and hats, apple hats, apple-these and apple-thats. In his paintings, leaves are lips, baguettes are noses, the right side is never up, and the upside is never down.

Central and Eastern European Art Since 1950

In this path-breaking new history, Maja and Reuben Fowkes introduce outstanding artworks and major figures from across central and eastern Europe to reveal the movements, theories and styles that have shaped artistic practice since 1950. They emphasize the particularly rich and varied art scenes of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Yugoslavia, extending their gaze at intervals to East Germany, Romania, the Baltic states and the rest of the Balkans.

Why do Cats Meow?

Why Do Cats Meow? is the second book in the series of natural history books for children that answer curious questions about favourite and familiar pets. The book highlights the qualities of different types of cats, and answers some of the more curious questions children have about cats, including: why do cats like scratching things? Why do cats like bringing us dead things? and Why do cats have wet noses?