Описание: The motorcycle is back! The Ride is about custom motorcycles as motorcycles are meant to be and the people who build and drive them. Similar to the fresh contemporary scene that has established itself around bicycles in the last few years, the motorcycle is currently undergoing an aesthetic rebirth. A young subculture worldwide is discovering the motorcycle as an expression of personality and creativity. The Ride explores motorcycle riding as it is meant to be: as a means of getting around with attitude, an extension of one's own body, an expression of personal freedom, but also as a significant challenge to technical expertise, craftsmanship, physics, discipline, and driving skill. In the motorcycle scene of 1960s Britain, it was frowned upon to drive a motorcycle as it was produced in a factory. Following in this historical tradition, The Ride focuses on those who are creating customized motorcycles that come as close as possible to one's own vision of how pure riding should be. For example, the creative young people who are buying old, wrecked bikes on eBay, removing everything but the motor and frame, and then rebuilding them in ways that are as radical and subversively creative as they are knowledgeable and respectful of tradition. The archetypes of the new motorcycles created in this way classic board racers, bobbers, cafe racers, and choppers may very well be 30-50 or even 80 years old, but what is made out of them is new, not retro. Decked out with state-of-the-art disk brakes, LED lights, gears, and drive components, these machines are more agile, faster, more radical, and therefore more fun than anything produced in the past. The Ride features transformations such as a boring plastic motorcycle made in Japan in the 1990s turned into a slick cafe racer with an Italian feel, a soulless neobaroque machine turned into an in-your-face scrambler, or an old find from grandpa's barn turned into an absolutely comfort-free hardtail with the coolest of sounds. The book also presents small, local custom motorcycle workshops from around the globe that have established themselves with sought-after products that inspire other builders worldwide. It features extensive profiles of pioneers including Walt Siegl, Wrenchmonkees, DP Customs, Cole Foster, Deus ex Machina, Shinya Kimura, Ian Barry, and Uwe Ehinger and their very different ideas of how a motorcycle should look. The unique bikes created in their garages sometimes made-to-order, sometimes in a limited series are often technically superior, better thought-out, and simply more radical than those produced by larger manufacturers who need to appeal to a broader audience. The spirit of this young motorcycle scene is reminiscent of that of current bike frame builders or even today's new food subculture. It's about making, transforming, or designing something with your own hands. In this case, something that will get a person from A to B, makes noise, smells, vibrates, and comes to life. What could be more exciting and satisfying?
Описание: Illustration is no longer just illustration. Today, illustrators write and create children's picture books and graphic novels; they structure information through infographics; they design logos, fonts, and other typographical applications; they contribute to the editorial design of newspapers and magazines; they apply their talents to advertising and fashion; and they develop and produce their own products on the basis of their creations. Despite the fact that all of these activities are based on illustration, each of them has its own rules and its own specialists, tasks, and job descriptions to go along with them.
Against this background, A Life in Illustration gives an insider‘s look at the diverse facets of this creative medium through extensive portraits of today‘s leading illustrators. Perceptive texts and images describe the work and day-to-day activities of outstanding talents including Christoph Niemann, Andrea Ventura, Jan Van Der Veken, Peter Grundy, Jessica Hische, and the New York Times’s Jonathan Corum
Описание: The authors explore outstanding landmark houses that exemplify America's major architectural and interior design styles from Colonial times to the present. The 25 houses are illustrated with 350 specially commissioned color photographs of interior and exterior views (kudos to photographer Alex McLea
Автор: Edith Wharton, Pictures by Maxfield Parrish, Intro Название: Italian villas and their gardens ISBN: 0847831159 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780847831159 Издательство: Rizzoli USA Рейтинг: Цена: 3812 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A stunning facsimile of the first edition of Edith Wharton’s Italian Villas and Their Gardens, a classic of garden literature.
Автор: Lynell K. Sshwartz Название: Vintage Purses at Their Best ISBN: 0764319035 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764319037 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 4385 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: The beautiful diversity of high quality vintage purses is presented here through a friendly and informative text and hundreds of clear color photographs. Chosen from among the leading private, dealer and museum collections, these primarily nineteenth and twentieth century purses are among the finest glass and metal beaded, metal mesh, tapestry, embroidered, plastic, and home-crafted examples known. Also, purse frames, specialty vanity, dance, childrens' and curious styles are featured.Catalogs, advertising, trade cards and original drawings along with histories of the leading manufacturers such as Bliss, Napier, Whiting & Davis and Mandalian are included to anchor the purses in their period histories. The enormous amount of hand work accomplished at these companies and the excellent materials used in their construction are seen as reasons for the purses' continuing beauty decades later.This book will delight all fashion enthusiasts as it reflects all the art styles of the decades through purses. And the updated values reflect the collectors' market today.
Описание: From Elvis to Einstein, Billie Holiday to Buzz Aldrin, this illustrated almanac of artists, writers, thinkers and dreamers and the things that made them unique, and made them famous is the perfect marriage of art and pop culture
Автор: Nastasi Alison Название: Artists and Their Cats ISBN: 1452133557 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781452133553 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 1768 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo: Great artists throughout history have shared one very special love - the companionship of cats. This charming little book gathers photographs of fifty famous artists with their beloved feline friends and offers behind-the-scenes stories of their relationships. From Salvador Dalis pet ocelot Babou to John Lennon and Yoko Onos menagerie of cats including Salt (who was black) and Pepper (who was white), Artists and Their Cats reveals many an endearing friendship - and reveals the personality traits often shared between the daringly creative souls among us and the animals best known for their independent spirits.
Автор: Callan, Jamie Cat Название: Writer`s toolbox ISBN: 0811854299 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780811854290 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 2995 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Designed by a longtime creative writing teacher, this innovative kit includes a 64-page booklet filled with exercises and instructions that focus on a right-brain " approach to writing. Sixty exercise sticksFirst Sentences, Non Sequiturs, and Last Strawswill get stories off the ground, 60 cards fuel creative descriptions, and four spinner palettes will ignite unexpected plot twists. For any aspiring writer, thiskit is the perfect first step on the path to literary greatness! "
Описание: The first twelve weeks of a kitten's life are filled with wonder. From the tender age of four weeks through twelve weeks, kittens develop their sense of sight, motor skills, and personality--and they learn how to play! Following in the pawprints of Puppyhood, Kittenhood captures twenty-five pure- and mixed-breed kittens during their adorable early weeks. These beautiful images, approximately 100 total, by photographer Sarah Beth Ernhart highlight the unique features of each pedigree while showcasing irresistible kitten cuteness: tiny wet noses, pink sandpaper tongues, big curious eyes, little paws and floppy tails. Packaged as a large-format hardcover with a jacket, Kittenhood features two spreads for each of the twenty-five kittens. The first spread shows a full, life-size photo with brief text: the kitten's name, breed, age and measurements. A few of the older kittens might even leap off the page! The second spread includes two or three images showing kittens at play, being curious, snuggling and more.
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