New Books

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Craft Studio series

Craft Studio series

Craft Studio is an up-to-the-minute craft series in tune with current trends.
Each book features:
• 20 DIY projects, from the introductory to the more advanced
• Practical tips and hints for making original designs without breaking the bank – or one’s spirit
• Easy-to-follow instructions and sleek colour photography

‘Plenty to inspire both novice and experienced crafters alike … these stylish books will appeal to all ages’ – Sewing World


Floral Patterns

Floral Patterns of India

An invaluable sourcebook that will appeal not only to those interested in one of the world’s oldest civilizations and greatest cultures, but also to anyone seeking inspiration for their own creations. It reveals the skill, patience and imagination of the many thousands of craftsmen who rendered floral motifs with precision and life-enriching creativity. Juxtaposed with the photographs are Henry Wilson’s own detailed drawings with a stencil-like clarity that helps us understand the original historical patterns.


Hirameki

Hirameki

What is Hirameki? In Japanese, it means a flash of inspiration. Highly creative and a little bit anarchic, this is the perfect outlet for all those who are bored by drawing inside the lines. It's for everybody: even the most inexperienced doodlers can produce hundreds of sensational scribbles.

'Now that's how you create art! … For anyone (at any age too!) who likes to draw, especially those like me who needs a bit of inspiration, Hirameki is perfect' – This is Life


Magnum Postcards

Magnum Photos: 100 Postcards

With its 70th anniversary approaching in 2017, Magnum Photos has combined forces with Thames & Hudson on a range of gifts. Each product is aimed at either active photographers or those who simply love great photography.

This boxed collection of 100 postcards features the work of more than 65 Magnum greats, curated from the bestselling book Magnum Magnum.


Magnum Notebook

Magnum Photos: Field Notebook

A notebook for all photographers to plan projects, make packing lists of all-important kit, and log notes and captions for every frame shot.


Magnum Sketchbooks

Magnum Photos: 3 Sketchbooks

These three sketchbooks – one plain, one gridded, one dotted – enable all Magnum-inspired photographers to plan their next great work.


Motown

Motown
The Sound of Young America

The official, definitive, beautifully produced visual history of Motown, the most successful independent record company in the world.

‘Delves deep into the secret life of Detroit’s revered home of soul ... An illuminating path into a familiar story …. an essential Motown work’ – MOJO




Archaeology

Archaeology
Theories, Methods, and Practice

Since its first edition 'Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice' has been the leading educational source on what archaeologists do and how they do it. This, new seventh edition, has been thoroughly revised and updated, with additional pages and new material on the latest developments in the subject and coverage of many recent discoveries.


The Brother Haggadah

The Brother Haggadah
A Medieval Sephardi Masterpiece in Facsimile

The first-ever facsimile edition of one of the greatest and most beautiful medieval Hebrew treasures, central to the celebration of Passover. Created by Sephardi – or Iberian – artists and scribes in Catalonia in the second quarter of the 14th century, it sets out the liturgy and sequence of the Passover Seder.


Drawing for Landscape Architecture

Drawing for Landscape Architecture
Sketch to Screen to Site

NEW IN PAPERBACK
As hand-drawing returns to design courses around the world, this welcome publication celebrates the best aspects of traditional techniques while incorporating them into today’s digital design methods.


Gay Life Stories

Gay Life Stories

NEW IN PAPERBACK
Gives a voice to more than eighty people from every major continent and from all walks of life includings poets and philosophers, rulers and spies, activists and artists. With many striking illustrations – including paintings, drawings, photographs and archival documents – Gay Life Stories will entertain, give pause for thought, and ultimately celebrate the diversity of human history.

‘Prose portraits, images and paintings that surprise, move and intrigue … ultimately uplifting’ – The Observer


High Fashion

High Fashion
The 20th Century Decade by Decade

What defined the way women dressed in the 1930s? When did haute couture become off-the-peg? How did economic highs and lows influence style in the 1980s? 'High Fashion' answers these questions and more by exploring fashion design in the 20th century, one decade at a time.

‘Turning the pages of this lively book is like rummaging with a fancy dress box overflowing with clothes from the 20th century … Dirix is a fabulous guide'’ – Daily Mail


Kandinsky

Kandinsky
The Elements of Art

Generously illustrated throughout, this book uncovers the imagery that lies behind Kandinsky’s paintings, prints and poetry. It traces the chronological evolution of Kandinsky’s art, making use of an unprecedented wealth of documents from the artist’s own workshop, including autobiographical writings, correspondence and theoretical essays, to shed new light on his prolific creative imagination.


A Life in Fashion

A Life in Fashion
The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton

The only book to focus on the flamboyant wardrobe of Sir Cecil Beaton, whose life and photography are being celebrated afresh. Beautifully documented and illustrated, this virtuoso study, will delight and inform the big new audience for men’s clothes that are distinctive, supremely well made, and carry authority with style.


The Mediterranean in History

The Mediterranean in History

NEW IN PAPERBACK
This spectacularly illustrated book chronicles the rise and fall of Empires from Greece and Rome to Mussolini and Franco. It covers all of recorded history, incorporating recent research ranging from linguistics to underwater archaeology. This is the only complete and up-to-date overview of one of the great themes of world history. The author is Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge

‘The greatest living historian of the Mediterranean’ – Andrew Roberts, FRSA FRSL


The Spirit of Indian Painting

The Spirit of Indian Painting
Close Encounters with 101 Great Works 1100 -1900

Lavishly illustrated, and combining deep erudition with great story-telling, this is a book of enduring value that will delight all readers and teach them new ways of seeing and appreciating art.

‘An out-and-out masterpiece ... will undoubtedly come to be looked on as one of the greatest books ever written on Indian art’ William Dalrymple,– The Guardian