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By the editors of Imbibe Magazine, The American Cocktail invites you to travel the 50 states, with recipes that are fun, modern twists on heritage drinks. The perfect gift for a cocktail-lover's collection!Dimensions: 6.75" x 8.25" x 1"
Champagne celebrates the world's most festive drink! This lively and practical tour covers everything from growing regions and types of grape to bottle size and prominent exporters. Offering advice on building and storing a refined collection as well as tasting tips and techniques, this guide will make an instant expert of any reader.Dimensions: 7" x 4.5" x .5"
A Beetle is Shy is part of a series that includes An Egg is Quiet, A Nest is Noisy, and A Butterfly is Patient. Pair with other books in the series for a beautiful gift!
An Egg is Quiet is part of a series that includes A Butterfly is Patient, A Beetle is Shy, and A Nest is Noisy. Pair with other books in the series for a beautiful gift!
A Butterfly is Patient is part of a series that includes A Nest is Noisy, An Egg is Quiet, and A Beetle is Shy. Pair with other books in the series for a beautiful gift!
Mastering Calligraphy: * The centuries-old art of calligraphy has rarely witnessed a more diverse and prolific explosion of new work than in today's hand-lettering revival. Mastering the Art of Calligraphy is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on this traditional craft and its contemporary practice. Published March 5, 2013. Hardcover. 288 pages *Measurements:* 9.25" x 10.25"
Le Japon Artistique: * Celebrating an era of dynamic and creative cross-pollination between Japanese design and European Art Nouveau at theturn of the last century, Le Japon Artistique features stunning floral imagery drawn from a variety of rare books held in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Seldom seen outside the museum context, these lush botanical motifs are as visually enchanting as they are significant in the arc of Japanese art history. Published April 2011. Hardcover. 128 pages *Measurements:* 9.75" x 6.5"
Weirdo Noir: * Like a corpse in a zombie movie, the Goth movement has been resuscitatedstronger, more powerful, and more contagious than ever before. From fashion to music, Goth influences have crept into every area of pop culture, and nowhere is that influence creepier, more fascinating, and more playful than in the art world. Weirdo Noir is the follow-up volume to Weirdo Deluxe, the book that brought the once underground Low Brow art scene to prominence in the public eye. Published August 2010. Paperback. 192 pages *Measurements:* 9" x 9"
Fish: * Fish celebrates the versatility, healthfulness, and ease of preparation of fish and shellfish in more than 120 delicious recipes. Five chapters are organized by flavor profile, including American, Bistro, Latin, East and South Asian, and North African/Mediterranean. Published September 17, 2013. Hardcover. 228 pages *Measurements:* 7.75" x 9"
Playboy: The Celebrities: * From Marilyn Monroe to Cindy Crawford, Linda Evans to Farrah Fawcett, 'Playboy' has celebrated the sensuality (and even launched a few careers) of celebrities for more than fifty years. Here, in all their glory, are over 150 breathtaking photographs of the magazine's most famous heavenly bodies. Published October 1, 2006. Hardcover. 176 pages *Measurements:* 9.25" x 12.5"
A Letter to My Dog: * In this heartfelt ode to the furriest of family members, dog lovers get the chance to say something back, sharing personal letters penned to their beloved companions. With gorgeous accompanying photographs by Robin Layton, this collection of letters and portraits features a wide range of dogs and their owners, including everyday people with remarkable stories as well as celebrities like Hilary Duff, Tony Bennett, and Oprah Winfrey alongside their pooches. Published November 2012
Spain: *From the craggy Catalan coastline to the undulating, red-soiled hills of Andalucia, the diversity of the Spanish countryside is without rival. Its cuisine directly reflects this landscape, with each region celebrating its own ingredients and culinary traditions. Published November 12, 2013. Hardcover. 352 pages *Measurements:* 8.25" x 10.25"
A Cook's Initiation into the Gorgeous World of Mushrooms: *This beautiful guide to buying, storing, and cooking more than 20 varieties of wild and cultivated mushrooms (and truffles!) also collects 125 mouthwatering recipes. More than 100 color photographs capture the unique characteristics and, indeed, the elegance, of each type of mushroom, providing tempting visuals for the 100 dishes featured in the book. Published August 20, 2013. Paperback. 288 pages *Measurements:* 8.5" x 12"
100 Ideas that Changed Fashion: * 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion chronicles the most influential fashion ideas that changed women's wear in the West from 1900 to the present day. Charting the incidents and ideas that changed the way women dress, it gives a unique perspective on the history of twentieth-century fashion. Published March 21, 2012. Paperback. 216 pages *Measurements:* 8.25" x 10.25"
DIY Couture: * The DIY Couture collection features 10 stylish, easy to make pieces of clothing that can be endlessly reinvented in different fabrics, textures, and colors. Anyone who enjoys sewing and creating something unique will love using this book to make their own couture wardrobe. Published May 16, 2012. Paperback. 208 pages *Measurements:* 8.25" x 9.5"
Elegantissima: *Louise Fili has been an inspiration for designers around the world since the 1980s, when she raised the bar on book cover design, creating close to two thousand jackets as art director for Pantheon Books. In 1989 Fili founded her own graphic design studio, Louise Fili Ltd, and branched out into the fields of restaurant and food packaging design. Her lavish and elegant typography, often hand drawn, helps advertise and market such well-known brands as Sarabeth's, Bella Cucina, Jean-Georges, and Good Housekeeping, among many others. Published September 5, 2012. Hardcover. 256 pages *Measurements:* 8.75" x 8"
Madeleine Vionnet: * This "spectacular tribute to a designer of breathtaking grace and originality" ( Threads ) is the definitive volume on the legendary Madeleine Vionnet's life and work. Now back in print with a fresh new cover, this reissue marks the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the House of Vionnet and the revival of the Vionnet brand. Published September 12, 2012. Hardcover. 244 pages *Measurements:* 10.5" x 14.75"
The Art of Instruction: * Large-scale wall charts were fundamental tools of classroom instruction throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume are over 100 of these vintage educational posters now important relics in the history of science, art, and design. Published October 12, 2011. Hardcover. 168 pages *Measurements:* 11.5" x 13.5"
Little Book Of Letterpress: * Thanks to traditional letterpress technique's popularity in DIY and indie-crafter circles, it's become the darling of the stationery world with innovative new studios popping up all over the globe, from Texas to Denmark. Little Book of Letterpress is a treasure trove of remarkable work from some of the hottest and coolest letterpress studios working today, including Egg Press and Hello Lucky. Published August 25, 2010. Hardcover. 192 pages *Measurements:* 7.25" x 7.5"
Morocco: *With a wide range of exotic flavors and cooking styles, Morocco includes 80 recipes with Spanish influences, rustic Berber styles, complex, palace-worthy plates, spicy tagines, and surprisingly easy to make street food. Gorgeous photographs of such iconic Moroccan scenes as the markets of Marrakech and the date-filled oasis of Zagora capture the diverse flavors of this sun-splashed country. Published May 16, 2012. Hardcover. 224 pages *Measurements:* 8.25" x 10.25"