Printed with ultraviolet ink in a hand-numbered, slipcased limited edition, this monograph draws together Hassett´s iconic fashion and beauty images, studio still lifes, abstract in-camera works, and landscape photographs to present his unique lexicon of color photography..
Power-Up! This limited edition comes with an embossed slipcase specially designed to look like the iconic Super Mario Question Mark Block! Inside, you´ll find one of four covers--Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom--each accentuated with shimmering holofoil! Buyers will receive one of four covers, chosen randomly (Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom), each in the ´´Question Mark Block´´ slipcase. Specific cover image cannot be requested or guaranteed. Each cover variant is printed in equal quantities.< Super Mario Encyclopediais jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games--from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom--even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario!
Auf rund 600 Seiten stellt Simon Reynolds Bands und Musiker vor, die auf ganz unterschiedliche Weise das Rad der Musikkultur neu erfanden: Public Image Limited, The Buzzcocks, Devo, Pere Ubu, The Pop Group, The Slits, Scritti Politti, Gang Of Four, Joy Division, Wire, Talking Heads, The Fall, Robert Wayatt, The Specials, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, The Human League, ABC, Art Of Noise und Frankie Goes To Hollywood, um nur einige zu nennen. Im Sommer 1976 explodierte Punk - und zwei Jahre später waren nur noch Rauchwolken und ein Häufchen Asche übrig. Johnny Rotten fragte beim letzten Konzert der Sex Pistols spöttisch ins Publikum: ´´Schon mal das Gefühl gehabt, verarscht worden zu sein?´´. Damit brachte er die Enttäuschung und Verbitterung vieler Protagonisten und Fans der folgenreichsten Kulturrevolution der Siebzigerjahre auf den Punkt. Hier setzt Simon Reynolds an. In ´´Rip It Up And Start Again´´ nimmt er jene Musikgeneration unter die Lupe, für die das Ende von Punk einAnfang war. Viele von ihnen hatten die Kunsthochschule besucht und kannten sich nicht nur in Musik, sondern auch in Literatur, Philosophie und Theater aus. Anders als die Punks vor ihnen fürchteten sie sich nicht vor tanzbaren Grooves, hatten keine Angst vor Synthesizern und scheuten einzig und allein die Konventionen des Rock. Sie wollten sich keiner Bewegung unterordnen, sondern bildeten ihre jeweils eigene. Während die Politik weltweit nach rechts rückte und das Orwell-Jahr 1984 bedrohlich nahe rückte, verweigerten sich die Vertreter des Postpunk der rockistischen Herz-Schmerz-Lyrik und beschrieben die Trostlosigkeit der ehemals blühenden Industriestädte. Sie wetterten gegen Rassismus oder besangen Jacques Derrida. Indem sie sich nicht nur auf die Musik beschränkten, gelang ihnen der Entwurf einer echten Gegenkultur: Sie organisierten sich selbst und setzten den Do-It-Yourself-Gedanken endlich in die Tat um. Bands und Fanzines schossen wie Pilze aus dem Boden; es entstand ein Netzwerk aus unabhängigen Studios, Labels und Vertrieben. Simon Reynolds behauptet daher: Das Versprechen von Punk wurde erst mit Postpunk eingelöst. Doch auch einem neuen Begriff von Pop wurde der Weg geebnet. Bands, die einst in der Absicht angetreten waren, das kommerzielle System von innen zu verändern, gingen im Mainstream auf, und der Erfolg ließ ihre Träume platzen.
The French film director Robert Bresson was one of the great artists of the twentieth century and among the most radical, original, and radiant stylists of any time. He worked with nonprofessional actors-models, as he called them-and deployed a starkly limited but hypnotic array of sounds and images to produce such classic works as A Man Escaped, Pickpocket, Diary of a Country Priest, and Lancelot of the Lake. From the beginning to the end of his career, Bresson dedicated himself to making movies in which nothing is superfluous and everything is always at stake. Notes on the Cinematograph distills the essence of Bresson´s theory and practice as a filmmaker and artist. He discusses the fundamental differences between theater and film; parses the deep grammar of silence, music, and noise; and affirms the mysterious power of the image to unlock the human soul. This book, indispensable for admirers of this great director and for students of the cinema, will also prove an inspiration, much like Rilke´s Letters to a Young Poet, for anyone who responds to the claims of the imagination at its most searching and rigorous.
The minimalist architect delves into the full colour spectrum of his archive to share photographs that inspire his life and work. Globally acclaimed architectural designer John Pawson, whose work includes the new Design Museum in London, is always taking photographs of patterns, details, and textures to inform his work. His architecture might be known for its limited colour palette - primarily white - but his photographs tell another story. Spectrum takes you on a multicoloured journey across the world through a carefully curated sequence of 320 images. It´s a celebration of colour from one of the most unexpected sources.
´´Dunn, in his teaching, was more concerned with the essential spirit of work than with technical procedures. He never taught what kind of brushes or what kind of paint to use. It was merely whether the result had anything in common with the excitement of human existence.´´ — Dean Cornwell, ´´the Dean of Illustrators´´ Illustrator and painter Harvey Dunn was deeply influenced by Howard Pyle and the teaching he received while at his school. Pyle´s Brandywine students became some of the most important and well-regarded artists of the twentieth century, including N. C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Violet Oakley, and Jessie Willcox Smith. All studied alongside Dunn, and many of them would go on to teach. Dunn embraced Pyle´s approach as an instructor and went on to influence the next generation of artists. During the course of an evening in 1934, while Dunn was teaching at Grand Central School of the Arts, one Miss Taylor, a witness to the class, recorded his comments and criticisms. These notes later surfaced in a slim, limited-edition volume. Enhanced by Dunn´s striking woodcut images, the book provides a flavorful re-creation of the atmosphere in his classroom. An Evening in the Classroom is the best-preserved record of Dunn´s critiques, and this handsome hardcover book will instruct and inspire artists, teachers and students, and art historians.
A fascinating illustrated tour of the fabled places in literature and folklore that have awed, troubled, and eluded us through the ages. From the epic poets of antiquity to contemporary writers of science fiction, from the authors of the Holy Scriptures to modern raconteurs of fairy tales, writers and storytellers through the ages have invented imaginary and mythical lands, projecting onto them all of our human dreams, ideals, and fears. In the tradition of his acclaimed History of Beauty, On Ugliness, and The Infinity of Lists, renowned writer and cultural critic Umberto Eco leads us on a beautifully illustrated journey through these lands of myth and invention, showing us their inhabitants, the passions that rule them, their heroes and antagonists, and, above all, the importance they hold for us. He explores this human urge to create such places, the utopias and dystopias where our imagination can confront things that are too incredible or challenging for our limited real world. Illuminated with more than 300 color images, The Book of Legendary Lands is both erudite and thoroughly enjoyable, bringing together disparate elements of our shared literary legacy in a way only Umberto Eco can. Homer´s poems and other ancient and medieval texts are presented side by side with Gulliver´s Travels and Alice in Wonderland; Tolkien shares space with Marco Polo´s Books of the Marvels of the World; films complement poems, and comics inform novels. Together, these stories have influenced the sensibilities and worldview of all of us.
This dark and twisty BATMAN in the blockbuster DC Icons series is an action-packed thrill ride from #1 New York Times bestselling author MARIE LU. AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. Bruce is turning eighteen and inheriting his family´s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Industries and all the tech gadgetry that he could ever desire. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice that leads to community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison. There, he meets Madeleine Wallace, a brilliant killer with ties to the Nightwalkers. A girl who will only speak to Bruce. She is the mystery he must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce Wayne is proof that you don´t need superpowers to be a super hero, but can he survive Madeleine´s game of tense intrigue and deception? Act fast! The first printing includes a poster of Bruce! Each first printing in the DC Icons series will have a limited-edition poster--collect them all to create the full image! ´´Masterful. . . . A great story for any Dark Knight fan.´´ --Den of Geek Don´t miss the rest of the DC Icons series! Read them in any order you choose: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña
The definitive guide to the Fingerlings characters! Want to learn more about your favorite Fingerlings®? The Fingerlings Collector´s Handbook is the place to find out fun facts about all your Fingerlings friends from the delightful world of Melody Village. Hang out with Gigi and the unicorns; go bananas with mischievous monkeys, Bella, Boris, and all their friends; and surf with Kingsley, Marge, and the sloths. Packed with images, character biographies, quotes, and facts about the monkeys, unicorns, sloths, dragons, pandas, Minis, and Hugs, this guide has everything fans of the fantastic world of the Fingerlings need to know! Fingerlings® and all product names, designations and logos are trademarks of WowWee Group Limited. Copyright 2016-2019 WowWee Group Limited. All rights reserved.