101 Cataclysms: For the Love of Cats is a photographic celebration of the world's most popular pet - the creatures that have beguiled, fascinated and blessed us with their company since the civilised world began.
Featuring the exquisite images of premier animal portrait photographer Rachael Hale, this unique collection superbly captures the beauty, elegance and charm of 101 of her favourite felines. You will see it in the bald-face cheekiness of Hilander, the hairless Sphynx, or in the astoni..
A Chronology of Photography presents a fresh perspective on the medium by taking a purely chronological approach to its history, tracing the complex links between technological innovations, social changes, and artistic interventions. Structured around a central timeline that charts the development of photography from early experiments with optics right up to the present-day explosion of digital media, it features sumptuous reproductions of key photographs, together with commentaries and contextu..
Feeling lost without Game of Thrones? Relive all 8 series with the ONLY official tie-in guide to the biggest TV series in the world.Delve deeper into Westeros than ever before. . .Covering all eight seasons of the hit HBO show, this remarkable volume offers a unique and exciting visual exploration into the incredible world of Game of Thrones.In two parts, the book follows the story of the South, where kings and queens battle for the Iron Throne, and of the North, where the White Walkers and thei..
The official behind-the-scenes book of the record-breaking award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most celebrated stage productions of the past decade. Opening in London's West End in 2016, on Broadway in 2018 and in Melbourne in 2019 - and with more productions worldwide still to come (including San Francisco later this year) - the play has smashed records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, and captivated audiences night a..
'A classic of documentary photography … an extraordinary testament to Koudelka's keen eye and darkly romantic imagination' ObserverGypsies is based on the original maquette for Josef Koudelka’s book Cikáni (Czech for Gypsies), prepared by Koudelka and graphic designer Milan Kopriva in 1968, and intended for publication in Prague in 1970. However, Koudelka left Czechoslovakia in 1970, and the book was never published in that original form.Now available in an affordable compact edition, the book h..
Walter Benjamin's 1931 essay "A Short History of Photography" is a landmark in the understanding and criticism of the medium, offering surprising new takes on such photographic pioneers as David Octavius Hill and Nicephore Niepce and their aesthetic and technical achievements. On Photography presents a new translation of that essay along with a number of other writings by Benjamin, some of them presented in English for the first time. Translator and editor Esther Leslie sets Benjamin's work in c..
The Pleasures of Good Photographs is an intellectual and aesthetic excursion led by Gerry Badger, one of the fields eminent critics and popular writers. In this new volume of essays, Badger offers insight into some of his favorite images, artists, and themes, drawing upon nearly three decades of experience writing and thinking about photography. With deep discernment and a readable mixture of scholarly finesse and wit, Badger describes the meanings of work by dozens of photographers, from Doroth..
The Bolshevik revolution of 1917 was one of the most important events of the 20th century. It has been studied from many angles, but never before from the visual perspective of postcards, a surprising number of which were published around the event, many in Russia but also France, England, the USA and other countries. This book brings together a collection of these postcards chronicling the events leading up to the Russian revolution, from the murder in 1905 of Grand Duke Alexander by revolution..
Presidents, Prime Ministers and Secretary Generals of totalitarian states in the twentieth century have been highly conscious of the need to present a national image suited to the new political culture they sought to inculcate. In these regimes, state-sanctioned art performed a key function, giving visual dimension to an abstract political ideology. There is a striking similarity between the idealized images from these countries. This book presents about fifty postcards from the Soviet Union, Ge..
Ghost towns, empty streets, crumbling ruins and lost empires this book reveals these and other deserted places. Many places featured were once populated and now sit unoccupied, modern day ruins, sitting in decay.
Stories, facts and photographs of 60 beautiful and eerie abandoned places from throughout the world. Time has stopped and nature is taking resident in these places mainly due to natural disasters, war or economic reasons.
Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Six Fla..
Since the first atomic bomb was dropped, humankind has been haunted by the idea of nuclear apocalypse. That nightmare almost became reality in 1986, when an accident at the USSR s Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant triggered the world s worst radiological crisis. The events of that night are well documented but history didn t stop there. Chernobyl, as a place, remains very much alive today.
In Chernobyl: A Stalkers Guide, researcher Darmon Richter journeys into the contemporary Exclusion Zone, ventu..
At the end of 2019, 30 years after the system change, an EU resolution was passed calling on the Romanian state to officially process the past events. While the overthrow of other communist dictatorships in 1989 was mostly peaceful, Romania's revolution ended in a bloodbath. To this day the dead have not been atoned for. Through a rapid visual choreography, artist and photographer Anton Roland Laub recounts the fall of Romanian dictator Ceauescu. On his escape on December 22, 1989, Nicolae and E..
An exciting addition to White Star’s MiniCube series, this irresistible, chunky little compendium spotlights a vast range of the world’s most important and influential motorcycle designs. Aficionados will appreciate the fine photography that showcases, through a variety of perspectives, the details on a wide range of motorcycles. Archival photographs of motorcycles in advertising are supplemented by hundreds of specially commissioned photographs of motorcycles in internationally renowned races a..
From the first silent films to the 'talkies' of the late 1920s and early 30s to today's blockbuster hits, movies have spawned icons for each generation. From Rudolph Valentino to Clark Gable to George Clooney, from Clara Bow to Katherine Hepburn to Angelina Jolie, this volume spotlights all our favourites.Starting with child stars like Shirley Temple and Drew Barrymore, the book is organized into chapters that spotlight femme fatales like Mae West and Marilyn Monroe, rugged heroes like John Wayn..
Now in mini format, this stunning photography collection is full of exquisite, one-of-a-kind images that chart the changing light over the course of a single day, from dawn to midday to evening and night. Poetic and inspiring, this elegant book is targeted to fans of Simply Beautiful and Stunning Photographs.
The world's best landscape photography and photojournalism stunningly depicts the passage of a single day, from dawn's first light to the closing moments of sunset. Experience shimmering..
Now in mini format: In the tradition of such hits as Through the Lens and National Geographic Image Collection, this gorgeous photography collection carries on National Geographic's popular line of holiday gift books that appeal to photography lovers and National Geographic fans everywhere.
This spectacular visual journey captures some of the most stunning photographs—portraits, animals, landscapes, seascapes, nature, etc.—from National Geographic’s renowned image collection. Award-winning ph..
How do we see the world around us? 'The Penguin on Design' series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere.They have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against u..
Photography: The Whole Story is a celebration of the most beautiful, meaningful and inspiring photographs that have arisen from this very modern medium. The book begins with a succinct overview of photography, placing it in the context of the social and cultural developments that have taken place globally since its arrival. Organized chronologically, the book then traces the rapid evolution of photographic style, period by period and movement by movement. Illustrated, in-depth essays cover every..
From luxury yachts to trim sailboats, sailing enthusiasts will delight in this tiny treasure trove of images of the world's most spectacular sailboats. Superb pictures showcase the fine details on a vast range of boats through a variety of artistic and often surprising perspectives. Hundreds of images convey the excitement of the world's legendary regattas, as well as the breathtaking beauty of sailboats in some of the world's most stunning seascapes...
Building on the ongoing success of the CubeBook series, White Star has condensed the chunky format of the traditional CubeBook format to present the MiniCube series. These small format volumes are unabridged. Due to their particular shape and format, the MiniCubes are not only books; they are objects to play with or to collect. Each of these palm sized books is a tiny treasure trove of images...
John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W. Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness.
The selection is made and introduced by Geoff Dyer, author of the award-winning The Ongoin..
Women have been pioneering photographers since the earliest days of the art form. This expertly curated set of three volumes in the renowned Photofile series brings together 190 women photographers from all over the world, working in all styles and genres. From the imaginative experiments of the 19th century to the thriving art movements of the 20th century and on to the digital world of the 21st century, this rich and diverse overview will inspire readers to explore the work of some of the grea..
A compact survey of women photographers from 1970 to the present day
With the rise of feminism, women photographers conquered the mainstream, with an increasingly commodified art world now viewing them simply as photographers and not merely a novelty or subcategory. Some women combined their photography practice with video, installations and other media, while others, such as Cindy Sherman, used the camera as a tool for questioning the concept of imagemaking itself. Others explore collective me..
A compact survey of pioneering women photographers at the dawn of the medium
When women began working as photographers in the second half of the 19th century, the rules of the medium had not yet been codified and experimentation was the order of the day. As early as the 1870s, Julia Margaret Cameron was a pioneer of the use of soft focus in her depictions of figures from Arthurian legend. Some women opened their own studios, like Ellen Auerbach and Grete Stern, who were innovative figures in th..
Surveys the work of some of the best female photographers of the mid 20th century
As global tensions rose and the Second World War began, many women photographers found themselves under threat or forced into exile. Others, such as Lee Miller and Margaret Bourke-White, worked as war reporters or documented the aftermath of the conflict, but a great number found new creative energy and an increased engagement with political themes. Photography became a universal language to communicate around the..