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These arresting studio portraits capture the beauty, power, and even humor of 150 furry and feathered species - a delight for any animal or bird lover.
Acclaimed photographer Randal Ford celebrates our fascination with and love of animals through his engaging portraits of the animal kingdom. A young male lion cub seems to sport a rebellious mohawk; a chimpanzee adopts a pensive pose; a curious duckling cocks his head at the camera lens and flaps his wings.
The featured animals cover a wide range, from birds such as the African crane, cockatoos, flamingos, and roosters, to big cats such as tigers, cheetahs, and leopards, to Arabian horses, bulls, and Longhorn sheep, among many others. Bird and animal lovers will be drawn to the powerful and emotionally engaging images that seem to reveal the individual character of the other animals that share the Earth with us.
Elegantly designed and packaged, this book will be the perfect gift and addition to the home of any lover of animals or fine photography.
The new global language is not Chinese, English or Spanish. Jimmy Nelson believes it is the visual language of photography.
His travels to visit native peoples within small remote communities have become addictive. The bright, colourful, ecstatic feeling that comes through in the resulting photographs is in sharp contrast to a world that sometimes feels emotionally beige. They demonstrate the unique beauty of all the varieties of human life for the viewers and the subjects alike.
It is the story he wants to tell and share with the world. The parallels between the biodiversity of the planet and its cultural diversity are very clear. Our ethnodiversity, our ‘ethnosphere’, must also be protected. It is the sum total and manifestation of all the thoughts, dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations and intuitions produced by the human imagination since the dawn of consciousness. It is all that we have created through our endeavours as a wildly inquisitive and astonishingly adaptive species.
In short, it is humanity’s greatest legacy. We all come from the same source and together we are going through an amazing period of cultural evolution. Peoples with unique cultural identities need to be truly and effectively respected, cherished and supported, for them and for all of us If we are to do so we will all need some of the humility, vulnerability, kindness, generosity and good humour that comes through in these arresting images.
Entering fashion history in 1993 with his notorious grunge collection for Perry Ellis, Marc Jacobs would soon be hailed by American Vogue as the dauphin of grungy, understated cool.
He quickly rose to become one of the most influential designers of his generation, both at the helm of his own label and as creative director of Louis Vuitton from 1998 to 2014. Known for his collaborations with prominent artists, musicians and muses - from Stephen Sprouse to Sonic Youth, Debbie Harry, Sofia Coppola and Chloe Sevigny, Marc Jacobs `changed what it means to be a fashion designer, just as once upon a time Andy Warhol changed what it meant to be an artist', according to fashion historian Valerie Steele.
Opening with an essay on the designer's work, Marc Jacobs: Unseen unfolds chronologically, revisiting the designer's most iconic creations and revealing previously unseen behind-the-scenes moments of models, hairdressers, stylists, make-up artists and Marc Jacobs himself at their most creative.
Robert Fairer's stunning and highenergy photographs capture the youth, glamour and spirit that defined Jacobs's shows.
This is the ultimate world atlas for globetrotters.
Combining our extensive mapping experience and unrivalled destination insight and knowledge, our first dedicated altas makes it easy for you to plan adventures and discover remarkable places around the planet.
With Lonely Planet’s The Travel Atlas in your hands, you can explore every part of the world and plan upcoming trips with one simple and easy-to-use resource. Inside, you’ll find detailed maps to every country on Earth, with popular regions and destinations presented at greater scale.
Each large page of mapping is accompanied with the area’s top sights and activities, while our themed itineraries, ranging from two days to two weeks, will ensure you don’t miss the best sights. You’ll also find trip planning tools like climate information and transport hubs to help you get there and away.
A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself - by band members AD-ROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.
Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip-hop superstardom. Here is that story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing accounts of their transition from teenage punk musicians to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the almost impossible-to-fathom overnight success of their debut album "Licensed to Ill" featuring the mega-hit "Fight for your Right (To Party)"; the album's messy fallout and how it led the band to "become what we hated"; their break with Def Jam, move to Los Angeles, and initial commercial failure of what was later recognized as a genre-defining masterpiece, "Paul's Boutique"; their growing social activism and influence on the culture throughout the next twenty years; and, above all, the legacy of founding co-member Adam "MCA" Yauch, who passed away in 2012.
With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, this book also includes wide-ranging contributions from famous writers and cultural figures like Colson Whitehead, Jonathan Lethem, Spike Jonze, Amy Poelher, and Wes Anderson.
Running throughout are a plethora of color photos and illustrations of "everything from us to the Knicks to drum machines to people's business cards to the Swiss Appenzell," as well a graphic novel, a cookbook, mixtape playlists, a fake snobby music magazine, and much more.
Revelling in the beauty, and revealing the work behind the builds, of these stunning custom motorcycles.
This book is not just a feast for the eyes showcasing amazing photographs of gorgeous bikes, but also an insight into the mind of some of the world's finest bike designers and builders, and the tools and equipment that they use to get special results. It features bikes across many different cults and genres, including bikes from Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Harley Davidson, Triumph and more. It also reveals fascinating details from the builders and workshops themselves about how they did it, including Sinroja, Auto Fabrica and Old Empire (UK), Max Hazan, Rough Crafts and Raccia (U.S.), Tracana (Europe), Chicara Nagata (Japan/U.S.) and many more.
Book Features: Today custom bike building is big business, with many big companies involved. This book presents a wide selection of motorcycles in as well as extensive notes from the builders and workshops themselves.
Stunning, unpublished, colour photographs. Featuring bikes from around the world and across many different cults and genres. Bikes included from Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Harley Davidson, Triumph and many more. 230 colour images