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
From the feathers and pigments of ‘naked’ societies to the cufflinks and suits of modern global leaders, clothing reflects both social ranking and the local weather. This illustrated survey of regalia and its numerous accessories examines the art of ‘power dressing’ through the ages, and features some of history’s great costumes, including those worn by Ptolemy VI, the Emperor Augustus, Louis XIV, Napoleon Bonaparte, Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Queen Elizabeth II.
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.
Based on a book originally written at the request of Joan Miro in 1957, and now revised, with new chapters on the years 1960–1983 and on Miro's sculpture, ceramics, graphic arts and poetry, Dupin's study traces the course of the artist's life and artistic career in great detail and with over 450 illustrations. The book concludes with a chronology, a bibliography and a list of exhibitions. Translated by James Petterson.
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).