Complete Pleats : Pleating Techniques for Fashion, Architecture and Design

Paul Jackson's major new title Complete Pleats is the most comprehensive book about pleating on the market. It explains how pleating systems can be stretched, compressed, flared, skewed, multiplied and mirrored, showing how from simple ideas, a huge number of original pleat forms can be created. Each technique is explained with a series of step-by-step photographs and line illustrations, enabling the designer to work through the basi...

"Ancient Greek Legends", 2nd Edition

This book, probably the most famous of Petiška’s works, was written when he did not believe that the communist regime would ever allow him to write for adults again. He conceived it as a “novel about life in Bohemia” – about Czech hopes and despairs, the gods representing particular political ideologies or attitudes. This archetypal narration is probably the reason the book is a worldwide success. It is not merely a simple retelling ...

Pierre Drachline, Claude Petit-Castelli, "A table avec César : 120 recettes romaines mises au goût du jour"

A Table avec César est d’abord un ouvrage pratique, un vrai livre de cuisine. En gommant certains excès, en remplaçant quelques ingrédients, en précisant les mesures, les temps de cuisson, Pierre Drachline et Claude Petit-Castelli ont réussi à rendre réalisables des recettes de l’Antiquité romaine. Ainsi ont-ils mis ces plats singuliers et savoureux à la portée des gastronomes d’aujourd’hui. En s’attachant à l’art culinaire de la Rom...

From Day to Day : One Man's Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps

In 1942 Norwegian Odd Nansen was arrested by the Nazis, and he spent the remainder of World War II in concentration camps―Grini in Oslo, Veidal above the Arctic Circle, and Sachsenhausen in Germany. For three and a half years, Nansen kept a secret diary on tissue-paper-thin pages later smuggled out by various means, including inside the prisoners' hollowed-out breadboards. Unlike writers of retrospective Holocaust memoirs, Nansen rec...

Hollywood Unknowns: A History of Extras, Bit Players, and Stand-Ins

Extras, bit players, and stand-ins have been a part of the film industry almost from its conception. On a personal and a professional level, their stories are told in Hollywood Unknowns, the first history devoted to extras from the silent era through the present. Hollywood Unknowns discusses the relationship of the extra to the star, the lowly position in which extras were held, the poor working conditions and wages, and the sexual e...

Samuel Fuller: Interviews

In the early twentieth century, the art world was captivated by the imaginative, totally original paintings of Henri Rousseau, who, seemingly without formal art training, produced works that astonished not only the public but great artists such as Pablo Picasso. Samuel Fuller (1912–1997) is known as the “Rousseau of the cinema,” a mostly “B” genre Hollywood moviemaker deeply admired by “A” filmmakers as diverse as Jim Jarmusch, Marti...

Rush - Updated Edition: The Unofficial Illustrated History

Fully revised and updated, Rush is a richly illustrated history of one of the world's greatest rock bands. In 1974, a Canadian rock band called Rush took the music scene by storm. Throughout the 1970s and raging into the 1980s, the band grew a tidal wave of followers and produced such hit songs as "Limelight," "Subdivisions," and "Tom Sawyer." Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in...

The Nineteenth Century

Looks at nineteenth century painting and sculpture, and discusses neoclassicism, romanticism, French realism, impressionism, and post-impressionism.

Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency

This book presents the current state of knowledge on nanomaterials and their use in buildings, ranging from glazing and vacuum insulation to PCM composites. It also discusses recent applications in organic photovoltaics, photo-bioreactors, bioplastics and foams, making it an exciting read while also providing copious references to current research and applications for those wanting to pursue possible future research directions. Derek...

Paradise Valley Architecture

Three surveyors in the late 19th century were so attracted to the area’s desert beauty that they named it “the Paradise Valley.” Starting in the 1920s, adobe homes were constructed in various revival styles. In 1936, the Camelback Inn resort set a high-quality standard with an inviting and relaxed character. Other guest lodges arrived, including the Hermosa Inn and the El Chorro Lodge. The 1950s brought more luxurious resorts, includ...