The Erotic Treasury
With authors ranging from a ‘London-based gentleman of pleasure’ to American feminists, and themes from sexual initiation to shoe fetishism, this selection of 40 erotically charged short stories is from Susie Bright’s bestselling series, The Best American Erotica. Slipcased. Off-mint.
Twenty-Five Years of Laughter from the Pixar Story Room
Part of the creative process for the Pixar animation team is to have 'gag sessions' where artists brainstorm a host of story ideas and jokes that could be incorporated into scenes. Sometimes these produce iconic movie moments and sometimes never see the light of day. This book reproduces some of the best of these sketches from all Pixar's films up to 2015, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles.
Amy Butler's Piece Keeping
20 Stylish Projects that Celebrate Patchwork
Artist and designer Amy Butler shares her ideas for patchwork projects, including background information on her inspiration and tips on fabrics, techniques and tools. The book comprises 20 projects, which include a simple hanging garland, lampshades and quilt designs as well as smaller ideas – necklaces, a belt, a scarf, a dress – that could be given as gifts. Instructions are detailed, and nine paper patterns are included.
They Drew as They Pleased
The Hidden Art of Disney's Late Golden Age: The 1940s – Part Two
In 1937, Walt Disney set up a special department to develop characters for his films. Unlike the Disney animators, the artists of the Character Model Department had freedom to work in any way they wanted and created sketches and paintings in their chosen style and medium. This book profiles the work of the six leading artists working in the 1940s and is illustrated with their character artwork for films including Dumbo, Pinocchio and Peter Pan. Felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.
Cleared for Takeoff
The Ultimate Book of Flight
From the early aviators to the Space Shuttle and the introduction of drones, this illustrated compendium is packed with information on all aspects of military and civil flight, including the greatest planes, aerial reconnaissance, air battles and airline food. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
A Christmas Carol
Dickens's Christmas story of the ‘covetous old sinner’ Ebenezer Scrooge, his meetings with the ghosts of Christmas and the fate of Tiny Tim has gripped the imagination of readers and artists since it first appeared in 1843. This fine edition has been carefully designed and imaginatively illustrated by the American artist Yelena Bryksenkova. Gilt-edged pages and red silk marker.
Based on a design by Molly McGrath, whose inspirations are the geometry, colours and curves of Moroccan architecture, this notebook has a black, laser-cut board forming a lattice over the vivid pink, orange and pale-green cover. The 128 pages are lined in neon orange, with orange endpapers and decoration at the foot of each page.
The Bear's Song Matching Game
The appeal to children of Benjamin Chaud's The Bear's Song and its sequels The Bear's Sea Escape and The Bear's Surprise are the charming illustrations that invite the reader to search within the richly detailed scenes. This Pelmanism game provides 60 robust cards of characters from the books for young fans to match pairs and test their memories. Age 3+
Is That a Word?
From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of Scrabble
After a history of Scrabble, rules of the game, tips on playing and some interesting variants (including Haggle Scrabble, Strip Scrabble and online Scrabulous), Bukszpan’s guide comprises lists of interesting and, above all, playable words. As well as the essential two-letter words, there are playable first names, Shakespearean characters, words without vowels and an A–Z of uncommon vocabulary. Be aware that this book is American and uses the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (2005), based on the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
How to Decode the Sacred Language of the Ancient Egyptians
The hieroglyphic script found on ancient Egyptian tombs and temples is probably the world’s oldest writing system. As you work through this introductory guide by an expert Egyptologist, you will learn the basic principles of the script and the language’s common structures and formulas, before discovering how to unlock the meaning of 23 short texts taken from real artefacts.
Dancing with Cats
While researching their earlier, groundbreaking Why Cats Paint, Burton Silver and Heather Busch discovered another strange phenomenon – people dancing with their cats. Apparently, the ancient art of cat dancing is a method of channelling feline energy. Twenty-one owners and their cats have been interviewed and photographed as they skip the light fantastic... Foreword by Swami Shakya Bahrain and a bibliography (!), should you wish to learn more. Slightly off-mint.
Faithful Friends, Then and Now
A dog's accelerated (from a human perspective) journey through life allows us to watch our pets develop from playful infancy to the confidence and vigour of maturity and, eventually, the grey-flecked dignity of old age. This collection of dog portraits presents pairs or sequences of photographs of cherished pets taken at different stages of their lives, showing physical changes over time, but also the sparks of personality that remain the same.
Andrew Zuckerman's portraits of animals are always taken in a studio against a pure white background, and 'explore not just the forms, textures, and movements of creatures, but more importantly, their characters'. This volume presents 150 such portraits and close-ups of mammals, birds, amphibians and insects – all subject to the same sensitive scrutiny, whether African elephant or tortoise, hyena or five-horned rhinoceros beetle. The book ends with an 'Epilogue' by the photographer and a visual index of the animals.
Little Bits Quilting Bee
20 Quilts Using Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and Fat Quarters
Packs of pre-cut fabrics are the materials used in this quilting guide with a difference. It features 20 projects, including wall hangings, throws and mats, as well as bed quilts of all sizes, each carefully explained and illustrated step by step. The designs are modern, colourful and varied, and are suitable for quilters of all levels of experience. Full-size, ready-to-use patterns in a pocket at the front of the book make getting started even easier.
Andrew Zuckerman is well-known for his photographs of animals: shot against his trademark white background and with great sensitivity, his images reveal the essential nature of each subject. In this volume he concentrates on birds, taking a contemporary, minimalist approach to these colourful and astonishingly varied creatures. The book contains 200 photographs of 75 different species, including cranes, parrots, turkeys, eagles and owls, in flight or stationary, all meticulously observed. With an introduction by Massimo Vignelli.
Ingrid Bergman: A Life in Pictures
From early photographs in Sweden, to her last formal portrait, taken by Lord Snowden in 1982, this volume follows the life and career of Ingrid Bergman (1915–1982) in over 350 photographs. Accompanied by an interview with John Kobal and texts by Robert Capa, John Updike, Martha Gellhorn and others, the photographs show Bergman on and off-set in all her major films, with family and friends, and in her final role, as Golda Meir in A Woman Called Golda (1982). Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.