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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"
Cocktails for the Holidays will keep the spirits flowing at your holiday gatherings. Fifty cocktail recipes collected from notable bartenders from the United States, Canada and Australia combine top-notch ingredients with skill and creativity. The perfect gift for any hostess or cocktail enthusiast. Hardcover. Dimensions: 6.25" x 8.25" x .5"
What could be more festive than a fancy cookie and a shimmering cocktail? This timeless collection will get you in the mood for your next fete. And with a photograph of every cookie and drink, you may want to host the party again and again. Cheers! Hardcover. Dimensions: 8.25" x 6.25" x .5"
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"
There's no picnic quite like a Tanglewood Picnic! This delightful book by Gina Hyams celebrates the eight-decade tradition of picnicing on the lawn at Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home in Lenox, Massachusetts. Featuring 150 photos of Tanglewood picnickers from the 1940's through the present, plus a dozen classic picnic recipes and the ultimate Tanglewood picnic checklist. Hardcover. Dimensions: 8.25" x 6.25" 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!
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"
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
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"
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"
Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression: * Purveyor of extraordinary music and an arbiter of cool, Blue Note is the definitive jazz label-signing the best artists, pioneering the best recording techniques, and lead cover design trends with punchy, iconic artwork and typography that shaped the way we see the music itself. Published for Blue Note's seventy-fifth anniversary, this landmark volume is the first official illustrated story of the label, from 1939 roots to its renaissance today. Featuring classic album artwork, unseen contact sheets, rare ephemera from the Blue Note Archives, commentary from some of the biggest names in jazz today, and feature reviews of seventy-five key albums, this is the definitive book on the legendary label. Published November 2014. Hardcover. 400 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"
Geek-Art: An Anthology: * Every age has its artistic inspiration. Medieval artists exalted spiritual subjects. Modernists shifted their attention to humanity and the senses. For a generation of artists and fans today, our heroic subjects are Mario, Pikachu, Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Frodo, and a legion of other iconic figures from the geek" culture realms of movies, cartoons, video games, and comics. Published November 2014. Paperback. 416 pages *Measurements:* 7.75" x 9.75"
The Visual Arts: A History: * For over a quarter of a century this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humandkind's artistic heritage. From our Paleolithic past to our digitised present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion-a broad and epic canvas that omits none of the fine detail. In this Revised Seventh Edition, contemporary art historian Michael Archer has brought the account of contemporary art up to date, reflecting the latest developments that continue to shape out cultural history. Published July 2013. Hardcover. 996 pages *Measurements:* 8.75" x 11.5"
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"
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"
Generative Design Visualize, Program & Create with Processing: * Generative design is a revolutionary new method of creating artwork, models, and animations from sets of rules, or algorithms. By using accessible programming languages such as processing, artists and designers are producing extravagant, crystalline structures that can form the basis of anything from patterned textiles and typography to lighting, scientific diagrams, sculptures, films, and even fantastical buildings. Opening with a gallery of thirty-five illustrated case studies, Generative Design takes users through specific, practical instructions on how to create their own visual experiments by combining simple-to-use programming codes with basic design principles. A detailed handbook of advanced strategies provides visual artists with all the tools to achieve proficiency. Both a how-to manual and a showcase for recent work in this exciting new field, Generative Design is the definitive study and reference book that designers have been waiting for. Published August 2012. Hardcover. 472 pages *Measurements:* 8" x 11"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"