Women Who Inspire
Focusing on ‘a more romantic age’ than our own, Abdelouahab’s gallery of muses begins around 1850 with Lizzie Siddal and Jane Morris, both immortalized by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and ends in the mid 1950s with the meeting of Guilietta Masina and Federico Fellini. Lavishly illustrated with photographic portraits, the book tells the stories of women as muses to artists, writers and musicians, in partnerships including Louise Cadet and Flaubert, Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salomé, and Proust and Élisabeth Greffulhe, his Duchesse de Guermantes.
From Amelia Earhart to Sally Ride, Making History in Air and Space
This large-format illustrated volume tells the stories of 22 enterprising female aviators who pushed the boundaries of flight, from the record breakers of the 1920s and wartime flyers such as Hanna Reitsch, to commercial pilots of the post-war era and 21st-century astronauts. The historian Bernard Marck describes the challenges faced by each woman, examines their contribution to the history of aviation, and celebrates their skill, courage and determination to succeed.
Power & Style
A World History of Politics and Dress
This exploration of regalia and its numerous accessories, extensively illustrated with paintings and photographs, demonstrates how clothing reflects social structure as well as individual rank and identity. It examines the art of ‘power dressing’ through the ages and around the world, from the feathers and pigments of ‘naked’ societies to the cufflinks and suits of modern global leaders, and provides a comprehensive view of the sociological aspect of clothing.
An Illustrated Miscellany
An Abyssinian cat, ‘the goddess Bastet in person’; Sylvester; a cat bounding away from Gabriel in Lorenzo Lotto’s Annunciation (1527); Raymond Chandler with his black cat; paintings by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen... Frédéric Vitoux’s book is a beguiling cabinet of curiosities for the literary and artistically inclined cat-lover: he reflects on different breeds; books and films in which cats play essential roles; writers’ cats; works of art; and a true miscellany of topics including Zen, the Chat Noir and the cats of Venice.
Adventures of Pirates, Scoundrels, and Other Rebels
Whether anarchists, criminals, free thinkers or revolutionaries, outlaws hold a perennial fascination for the safe, law-abiding majority. Richly illustrated in colour and black-and-white, this book charts the exploits of forest outlaws from Robin Hood to Henry Thoreau; seafarers such as Francis Drake and the female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read; sharpshooters such as Jesse James and Billy the Kid; and city hoodlums from Bonnie and Clyde to Jacques Mesrine.
Paris By Hollywood
Celebrating the hundreds of Hollywood movies that have been shot in Paris, from DW Griffith's Intolerance (1916) to Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011), this volume of richly illustrated essays covers topics including romantic comedy, the 'can-can' films, Audrey Hepburn as a Parisian icon and Inspector Clouseau’s Paris.
In this volume, Philippe and Françoise Roberts-Jones discuss the little we know about the life of Pieter Bruegel (c.1525/30–69) and probe beneath the surface of his work to explore the complex symbolism which gives subtlety and a uniquely disturbing power to Bruegel's tragic and ambiguous vision of the world. The book concludes with a timeline, lists of works and a bibliography. (Previously in Postscript as Pieter Bruegel).