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Nordic: A photographic essay of landscapes, food and people Nordic: A photographic essay of landscapes, food and people

Nordic: A photographic essay of landscapes, food and people

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A personally curated selection of Magnus Nilsson's photographs from The Nordic Cookbook. Also includes previously unpublished images taken during his research. Magnus travelled extensively throughout the Nordic countries, not only collecting recipes but also photographing the landscape, food and people. A travelling exhibition of Magnus Nilsson's work. Dimensions L 18 cm x H 27 cm 128 pages
Grace thirty years of fashion

Grace thirty years of fashion

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A celebration of the work of legendary fashion stylist Grace Coddington during her first 30 years at Vogue UK and US. A 408-page monograph of Grace's work that showcases some of the greatest photographs ever published in British and American Vogue. Includes forewords by American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and designer Karl Lagerfeld, as well as personal anecdotes and insider stories. Dimensions Hardback L 27.3 cm x H 35.3 cm 408 pages
Toto's apple

Toto's apple

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A children's story about the creativity and perseverance that leads to unexpected success for a little worm who goes after an apple high up in a tree. The bold and dynamic illustrations are engaging for little minds. Tells the story of Toto's crafty strategies whilst encouraging children to follow in Toto's footsteps and seize the moment. Dimensions L 19.8 cm x H 25.1 cm 64 pages
Regarding cocktails

Regarding cocktails

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The only book from the late Sasha Petraske, the legendary bartender who changed cocktail culture with his speakeasy-style bar Milk & Honey. Contains 85 cocktail recipes from his repertoire; the beloved classics and modern variations, with stories from the bartenders he personally trained.  Ingredients, measurements, and preparations are beautifully illustrated so that professional cocktails are easy to make at home. A book to inspire a new generation of bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. Dimensions L 15.6 cm x H 22 cm 256 pages
Going once: 250 years of culture, taste and collections at Christie's

Going once: 250 years of culture, taste and collections at Christie's

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A celebration of evolving taste, told through the stories behind 250 objects sold by the world’s largest auction house. During its history the auction house Christie's has sold has sold the personal possessions of  historical figures such as artists Picasso and Leonardo da Vinci as well as Marilyn Monroe, Yves Saint Laurent, and Princess Diana. Going once brings to life the shifts in aesthetic trends, fashion, and design over the centuries, showcasing 250 of the most outstanding objects in its storied history. Dimensions Hardback L 17.2 cm x H 24.5 cm 496 pages
Patterns: Inside the design library

Patterns: Inside the design library

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An insider's guide to the world's largest archive of patterns and textiles, the source of inspiration for the globe's top designers. Designers including; Boden, Calvin Klein, Clinique and Nike look to the Design Library, the world's largest archive of surface design.  An exclusive and ultimate sourcebook of pattern and ornament. A one-of-a-kind book, drawn from the Design Library’s archive. Dimensions L 22.2 cm x H 30.5 cm 332 pages  
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie

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A complete book of nautical codes and the first reference guide to signal flags for children. A visual reference that is an introduction maritime communication through nautical flags, along with morse code, the phonetic alphabet, and semaphore signalling. Maritime signal flags were developed in the 19th century and are still used for communication between ships and with shore. Each boldly coloured flag presented stands for a letter and a phrase relevant to seafaring. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie gives the ability to code and decode personal messages. Suitable for ages six to eight years. Dimensions L 27.9 cm x H 22.9 cm 120 pages
What Do Grown Ups Do All Day? What Do Grown Ups Do All Day?

What Do Grown Ups Do All Day?

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Featuring more than one hundred jobs and fifteen busy scenes, such as farm, hospital and school, this book gives children a fascinating insight into what grown - ups do all day.  The child through reading can explore diverse work places as well as find out what each job role entails.  The book is packed with detailed scenes and information making this a sure-fire instant classic. 64 pages.  Hardback.
China the cookbook

China the cookbook

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A definitive cookbook bible of the world’s most popular and oldest cuisine. Featuring more than 650 recipes for delicious and authentic Chinese dishes for the home. Gives an insight into the history of the cuisine through recipes from the 33 regions and sub-regions. Popular Chinese staples are celebrated as well as special selections from star chefs from around the world. Dimensions L 18 cm x H 27 cm 720 pages
City Cycling Europe City Cycling Europe

City Cycling Europe

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Thames & Hudson has joined with the sophisticated cycling brand, Rapha Racing, to produce a series of city-cycling guides geared to seeing Europe on two wheels. Each of the eight compact volumes in the boxed set features cycle-friendly neighbourhoods in London, Paris, Copenhagen, Barcelona, and more, complete with itineraries, cycle maps, and cyclist-friendly places to visit. The guides are aimed at people interested in casual exploration, but there is also information for hardcore racing enthusiasts. Designed with the cyclist in mind, the slim paperbacks will fit easily into a backpack or back pocket. Paperback, 456 pages 705 g, 12.2 x 18.4 x 6.0 cm
The Fox and the Star

The Fox and the Star

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From an award-winning designer comes an original fable about need and loss The Fox and the Star is a work of prose and design, each page thoughtfully created by Coralie Bickford-Smith.
Breakfast Lunch Tea

Breakfast Lunch Tea

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Breakfast staples, light lunches and afternoon treats by Rose Carrarini, co-founder of the much imitated delicatessen Villandry in London in 1988, from her Rose Bakery in Paris. This book includes recipes for 100 of Rose Bakery’s most popular dishes, from breakfast staples such as crispy granola to afternoon treats, including sticky toffee pudding and carrot cake, as well as soups, risottos and other dishes perfect for a light lunch. Hardback, 192 pages DImensions 21.2 x 2.2 x 27.9 cm  716g  
The fashion book

The fashion book

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Hailed by Vogue as the fashion bible and by Elle as the ultimate fashion reference book, takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created it. The perfect A-Z guide to 500 key clothes and accessory designers, photographers, models and iconic celebrities who make up the fashion industry. Spanning 150 years, the entire industry is represented; from pioneering designers, including Coco Chanel and Issey Miyake, to influential photographers such as Richard Avedon. Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing that shows the designer's work or style. Dimensions L 25 cm x H 29 cm 576 pages
Grids: A drawing book for squares

Grids: A drawing book for squares

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This book is packed with fill-in inspirational grids and patterns, providing all the tools needed to create a riot of geometric and free-flowing designs, from a robot workshop to a city of 3-D skyscrapers. There are grids with spirals, grids with spots, cross-hatches, triangles, letter-shapes, blobs and more. Children start by following the picture ideas in the book, then come up with their own creative ideas. Paperback, 128 pages 421g, 21.1 x 1.5 x 28.2 cm
MAD works MAD architects

MAD works MAD architects

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A complete overview of the most important contemporary architecture practice ever to have emerged from China. It documents the buildings of the MAD architects and traces the development of their ideas through associated practice including art, research, and exhibition projects. MAD works is illustrated with photographs, architectural drawings, and 3D visualizations to explore their works, unbuilt projects, and future ideas. Dimensions L 25 cm x H 29 cm 240 pages
Grace the American Vogue years

Grace the American Vogue years

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The second and final volume of collected works by Vogue editor and international fashion icon Grace Coddington. Showcasing the last fifteen years of work by Grace Coddington, as well as her collaborations with seventeen master photographers. A compilation celebrating Coddington's most beloved and iconic fashion stories. Dimensions Hardback L 27.3 cm x H 35.3 cm 408 pages
Frieze A to Z of contemporary art

Frieze A to Z of contemporary art

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The ultimate guide to 25 years of contemporary art, seen through the world's leading contemporary art magazine. Charts the dynamic, changing landscape of the contemporary art and culture of the past quarter century. Frieze presents a collection of over fifty engaging highlights featuring artist interviews; essays on subjects on museums, photography, pre-historic art and television. Also, contains think pieces on broader cultural topics, such as fame, gentrification, nostalgia, and style. Dimensions L 16.5 cm x H 24 cm 352 pages
Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World

Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World

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Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World is the official catalogue that accompanies the opening exhibition of the new Design Museum. It is essentially a book about what design means today. We know that design shapes the world around us, but Fear and Love goes further, arguing that it is implicated in some of the defining issues of our time. In this book, eleven designers from around the world – including OMA, Hussein Chalayan, Kenya Hara and Neri Oxman – explore a spectrum of contemporary themes. The result is a diverse portrait of the world that includes sentient robots, networked sexuality, slow fashion and settled nomads. These are explored through the eyes of the designers themselves and through a series of essays by renowned writers and thinkers. The result captures the emotionally charged mood of the present and suggests that design is a way of looking at the world, and a way to change it. Dimensions   27 cm × 20.5 cm240 pages200 colour and black & white illustrations
Contemporary Interiors: a Dialogue with the Classic

Contemporary Interiors: a Dialogue with the Classic

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This volume examines the variations encompassing commercial and residential interiors from East to West and all points in between. Incorporating minimalist tendencies with baroque details, ethnic artefacts and rustic flourishes, designers sample from many styles and cultures to provide their seamless visions.  Deliberate use of colour, lighting and texture provide for numerous contextual variations and moods. Includes restaurants, hotels, offices, designer showrooms, converted churches, houses, apartments and more. Hardcover, 312 pages.
Story of the Design Museum

Story of the Design Museum

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The definitive and essential guide, The Story of the Design Museum charts the history of London’s world-class Design Museum from the 1980s to the present day – from twenty-five years of groundbreaking exhibitions at its former home in Shad Thames to the future in its spectacular new home in a landmark 1960s architectural icon in Kensington. Contributions from founder Sir Terence Conran, director Deyan Sudjic, designer John Pawson and photographer Hélène Binet capture the pioneering creative spirit of the world’s leading museum of contemporary design and architecture. Dimensions 22 cm × 16 cm160 pages100 colour and black & white illustrations
A Railway ABC A Railway ABC

A Railway ABC

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A behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the railroad by Jack Townend. The endearing lithograph illustrations - in both colour and monochrome - are accompanied by a gently humorous and whimsical text that will captivate children and adults alike. Hardback, 64 pages 179 g, 14 x 1.2 x 18 cm
Pantone: 35 Inspirational Colour Palettes

Pantone: 35 Inspirational Colour Palettes

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Pantone is the world-renowned authority on colour. This handy fan deck takes the guesswork out of using colour in bold and innovative new ways. Selected specifically for décor, these palettes are perfect for color coordinating every room in the house. Cards, 37 pages 260 g, 12.1 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
Fäviken Fäviken

Fäviken

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An exclusive insight into one of the world’s most interesting restaurants, Fäviken Magasinet, and its remarkable head chef Magnus Nilsson. Narrative texts, photographs and recipes explain head chef Magnus Nilsson's remarkable approach to sourcing and cooking with ingredients that are farmed and hunted in the immediate vicinity of the restaurant, and how he creates a seasonal cycle of menus based on them. The text in Fäviken will provide inspiration for chefs and food-lovers all over the world and are fully accessible to the general reader. Hardback 272 pages 220 colour illustrations 1.4 kg, 22.2 x 3.2 x 29.8 cm

Fäviken

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Plain space John Pawson

Plain space John Pawson

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An exquisite presentation of renowned architect John Pawson’s recent work. Presents Pawson's recent body of work and earlier projects from the perspective of someone who has had unique access to the work and archives of the office. Examines the firm’s working processes, relationship with clients, and approach to design. Filled with photographs and detailed drawings, it is a great introduction to Pawson's work for those interested in contemporary design. Dimensions L 25 cm x H 29 cm 240 pages
Bob the Artist Bob the Artist

Bob the Artist

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An affirming picture book by Bob the artist by Marion Deuchars about the power of art and of being confident enough to be yourself. Bob the bird is just like all his friends, apart from his skinny legs. When Bob is teased, he decides to try and change himself to fit in. But little does he know where all his efforts will lead him... Hardback, 32 pages 200g, 21.6 x 1.1 x 29.5 cm Suitable for ages 3+
Magnum photobook

Magnum photobook

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The complete illustrated bibliography of 1,000 iconic photobooks created by members of the renowned photo agency. A fascinating in-depth survey that brings Magnum's history alive through the genre of the photobook. Includes unpublished behind the scenes material, along with photographers' archives about the making of their books. Explores the evolution of the photobook and the important role that Magnum has played in the history of documentary photography. Dimensions L 21.4 cm x H 29 cm 272 pages
British Rail Designed 1948-1997

British Rail Designed 1948-1997

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This book tells the complete story of British Rail design and branding right up to the late 1990s.  It covers firstly the challenge of nationalisation and corporatisation, then the complete branding of the network to include trains, rolling stock, staff, architecture, the development of BR corporate identity and then on to the 1990s when denationalisation brought a new requirement for design diversification. This beautiful book will be enjoyed by all those with an interest in commercial design and branding, as well as enthusiasts of the British Rail era. Hardback, 240 pages 1 kg, 21 x 28 x 2.5 cm  
Designer Maker User

Designer Maker User

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Designer Maker User is the official catalogue for the Design Museum’s new permanent collection display. It also serves as an accessible introduction to contemporary design, providing non-specialists and enthusiasts with an appreciation of the objects and spaces that shape everyday life. As well as showcasing the individual roles within the industry, this book demonstrates where the three roles merge, giving readers fresh insight into the sometimes complex, but always fascinating, world of design. The book highlights key designs, designers, movements, and manufacturers in spheres as diverse as fashion, furniture, and the digital revolution. Dimensions   220 × 160 mm240 pages250 colour and black & white illustrations
Toast: The Cookbook Toast: The Cookbook

Toast: The Cookbook

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50 seasonal recipes that reimagine the 'bread and butter' of cuisine with simple ingredients in surprising ways. Easy enough for breakfast, yet suitable for brunch, lunch, dinner and even dessert, the possibilities of heaping beautiful seasonal ingredients on bread are limitless. Organized by season, Toast features 50 recipes from savory to sweet that unleash the power of fresh ingredients and simple techniques guaranteed to impress and satisfy any kitchen audience on any occasion.  Hardback, 120 pages 716 g, 18.1 x 1.6 x 25.4 cm

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