Hottest new books

Hottest New Books 

  Architecture: The Whole Story

  Ed. by  Denna Jones  | 576p. | Quintessence| 2016

  Architecture The Whole Story takes a close look at the history of
architecture and its key periods and movements. The most important
individual architects within each period are identified, accompanied
by detailed analyses of the works that best exemplify their approach.
Organized chronologically, each chapter begins with an in-depth
explanatory essay by an architectural specialist who traces the
history of a movement and its architects. Selected structures are
examined in photographic close-up to provide a detailed study
of the building’s inspiration, construction, and stylistic features.
Relationships are established and patterns are revealed, highlighting
connections between apparently dissimilar styles. 

 SAM AND THE BIRDS OF THE WORLD

 By Fleur Daugey, Marie de Monti | Akela Editions  |  36p. | 2015 

   Nothing like a funny gull to see all the birds around the globe …
A book produced in partnership with the LPO (League for the Protection of Birds) to learn
how to protect birds.

 

  Lindy Smith’s Mini Cakes Academy: Step-by-Step Expert Cake Decorating Techniques for Over 30 Mini Cake Designs

  by Lindy Smith| F&W Media

  Lindy Smith’s Mini Cakes Academy will not only show you how to create flawless mini cakes every time, it will also provide you with practical projects and inspiration to create stunning mini cakes for every occasion. From graduations to weddings, new homes to new babies, Easter to Mother’s Day and the all important Valentine, this book offers a wealth of expert tutorials, as well as advice on preparing and presenting your mini cakes for maximum effect. Mini cakes make perfect gifts, to give to guests as parties or as wedding favours or simply to make for yourself. Filled with all of the essential equipment and techniques you need to know for filling and covering cakes, from marzipan to sugarpaste, as well as a variety of delicious cake recipes, from chocolate fudge cake to previously unpublished recipes! 

  The Wedding Dress: The 50 Designs that Changed the Course of Bridal Fashion

  by Eleanor Thompson| Prestel | 2014 

 For brides-to-be or any reader with a  fascination for couture, here is the essential guide to the best wedding dresses of modern times–the 50 iconic designs that made fashion history. This fascinating look at nearly two centuries of bridal fashion presents 50 of history’s most famous dresses, revealing why and how they continue to inspire brides and designers today. Lavishly illustrated spreads lay bare the anatomy of each show-stopping ensemble: silhouette, fabrics, construction techniques, embellishments, and even hidden details.

  

  The Modern Art Cookbook

  By Mary Ann Caw |  256p. | Reaktion | Oct. 2013

  Matisse, Picasso, Hockney—they may not have been from the same period, but they all painted still lifes of food. And they are not alone. Andy Warhol painted soup cans, Claes Oldenburg sculpted an ice cream cone on the top of a building in Cologne, Jack Kerouac’s Sal ate apple pie across the country, and Truman Capote served chicken hash at the Black and White Ball. Food has always played a role in art, but how well and what did the artists themselves eat? Exploring a panoply of artworks of food, cooking, and eating from Europe and the Americas, The Modern Art Cookbook opens a window into the lives of artists, writers, and poets in the kitchen and the studio throughout the twentieth century and beyond.

The Diaries of Robin’s Toys:  8 titles

By Ken and Angie Lake | 96p. | Target Age: 7+ | Sweet Cherry Publishing

The Fun and Addictive ” The Diaries of Robin’s Toys”.

  - Illustrations on every page/ Eudcational/ Entertaining

 

  Penelope Green I, II, III

   By Béatrice Bottet |300 pages|  Casterman

 

 

 

Au Coeur des Premiers Liens 

 By Malinka Dauverné| 232 pages |  Editions Odile Jacob

 

 

 

 

   Latin for Gardeners

   By Lorraine Harrison |224 pages|  Quarto

   

 

 

 

 Pensées de Manon D. Sur moi-même 

  By Sophie Dieuaide | 235 pages| 9782203036758

 | Casterman

 

 

  Latte or Cappuccion? 125 Decisions That Will Change Your Life

 By  Hilly Janes |192 pages| 978-1-84317-558-2 | Michael O’Mara Books

 

 

 

   I Used to Know That : MATHS

  By Chris Waring | 192 pages| 978-1-84317-474-5 | Michael O’Mara Books

 

 

 

1001 Cars to Dream of Driving Before You Die

By Simon E Heptinstall | 960 Pages| 978-1844037247 Cassell Illustrated

 

 

 

   Two Nests

  By Laurence Anholt, Jim Coplestone/ March 2013/ 32   pages/Frances Lincoln

 

 

 

  Love

  By Andrea Petrik/ July 2012/ 28 pages/ Kasmir-Promet

 

 

 

 

  Practical Einstein

 By József Illy / 2012/ 216 pages/ Johns Hopkins Univ. Press