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The New Way to Read Chinese

'May revolutionize the teaching of Chinese around the world'
- The Sunday Times

Learning Chinese has always been difficult ... until now. ShaoLan has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple and beautifully illustrated system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language. Working with illustrator Noma Bar and organized in an easy-to-grasp sequence, these engaging and delightful images offer a glimpse into the wonder of the Chinese language and rich culture.

Chineasy 60 Flashcards

Chineasy™ 60 Flashcards

A beautiful boxset of 60 Chineasy flashcards that will help develop your Chinese vocabulary and pronunciation

‘Turns a fiendish world into a visual treat … shines a spotlight of childlike clarity on the seemingly impenetrable world of Chinese ideograms … beautifully illustrated’ – The Guardian

Blue Note Uncompromising Expression

Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression
The Finest in Jazz Since 1939

Released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the coolest and best-known label in jazz, this book celebrates over seven decades of extraordinary music and includes over 600 illustrations!

‘The book is sumptuous, opulent, definitive. It is a dream come true for Blue Note fans and will appeal to anyone who has more than the most fleeting interest in jazz.’ – London Jazz News

Brand New

Wally Olins: Brand New
The Shape of Brands to Come

Incisive, invigorating and visionary, this analysis of our fast-evolving global marketplace comes from the guru described by The Financial Times as ‘the world’s leading practitioner of branding and identity’. No one interested in branding, marketing, business or contemporary culture will want to be without it.

‘Mr Olins is well placed to coach companies and to scold them. His voice is that of a humanist, not a corporate functionary, which makes it persuasive’ – The Economist

The Bloomsbury Cookbook

The Bloomsbury Cookbook
Recipes for Life, Love and Art

Part cookbook, part social and cultural history, this book will delight both Bloomsbury group aficionados and those new to the subject, with over 170 recipes from members of the group, including Frances Partridge, Helen Anrep and David and Angelica Garnett, accompanied by hundreds of paintings, photographs and quotations.

‘Exceptionally beautiful, filled with paintings and drawings by the Bloomsbury Group themselves … This is the most endearing and enjoyable book yet about the Bloomsbury Group’ – Country Life

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Here and Now

This lavishly illustrated monograph – published to accompany France’s first major retrospective since the photographer’s death in 2004 – traces Cartier-Bresson’s development as a photographer, activist, journalist and artist. In addition to some of his best-known photographs, here are many seldom seen or unpublished images, and some rarities in colour as well as black and white.

Hegarty on Creativity

Hegarty on Creativity
There Are No Rules

What drives creativity? Inspires it? Sustains it?
We’re all creative, but only some of us will be lucky enough to earn our living by it.
– Interested in being one of the lucky few?
With this book, readers will find that one of the great minds in advertising is there to guide them.

Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern Complete

The definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design. A must-have for any design aficionado, collector or reader seeking inspiration for their home. The book showcases classic designs as well as little-seen rarities, and unusual objets d’art as well as mass-produced items and includes specially commissioned essays by renowned experts.

‘The ultimate compendium for fans of the aesthetic’
Book of the Week – The Times

Sneakers Collectors Guide

The Complete Limited Editions Guide

This sequel to the classic Sneakers: The Complete Collectors’ Guide is a global survey and reference guide to the very best and most collectible limited-edition sneaker designs released over the last decade
‘Will have sneaker geeks short of breath and sweaty of palm’ – The Daily Telegraph