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Fun in the Wild World of Fashion

Author: Giovanna Battaglia

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847858391

Category: Fashion

Page: 224

View: 7538

Combing the stylish inspiration of Chloe Sevigny and Carine Roitfeld with the accessibility of Parisian Chic, this book will be sought after by today's fashion crowd as a fun, intimate book of ideas and inspiration by a popular international style star. A visual chronicle of Giovanna Battaglia's fascinating life with exquisite photographs, styling advice, and personal anecdotes. Following from the success of her lifestyle column in W and her popular Instagram, this book goes beyond the pictures, offering readers Gio's hilarious and inspiring advice, covering topics from fashion tips, stories from her travels, and advice.
Posted in Fashion

Iris Apfel

Accidental Icon

Author: Iris Apfel

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062405098

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 584

"I have rarely met someone as vivid, as alive, as vital, vivacious, irreverent, joyous, relevant, and needed as Iris. She breathes young air, thinks young thoughts, and gathers no dust. I simply adore her."--Dries van Noten A unique and lavishly illustrated collection of musings, anecdotes, and observations on all matters of life and style, infused with the singular candor, wit, and exuberance of the globally revered ninety-six-year-old fashion icon whose work has been celebrated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and by countless fans worldwide. A woman who transcends time and trends, Iris Apfel is a true original, one of the most dynamic personalities in the worlds of fashion, textiles, and interior design. As the cofounder with her husband, Carl Apfel, of Old World Weavers, an international textile manufacturing company that specialized in reproducing antique fabrics, her prestigious clientele has included Greta Garbo, Estee Lauder, Montgomery Clift, and Joan Rivers. She also acted as a restoration consultant and replicated fabric for the White House over nine presidential administrations. Iris’s travels worldwide and a passion for flea markets of all sorts inspired her work and fueled her passion for collecting fashion and accessories. In 2005, she was the first living person who was not a designer to have her clothing and accessories exhibited at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a blockbuster show that catapulted her to fame and a career as a supermodel, muse, and collaborator for renowned brands, from Citroen to Tag Heuer, and global gigs at Bon Marché in Paris and the Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. In 2015, acclaimed director Albert Maysles released Iris, his last film—now an Emmy Award nominee—to a global audience. Now, this self-dubbed geriatric starlet, whose irrepressible authenticity, wit, candor, and infectious energy have earned her nearly a million followers on social media, has created an entertaining, thought-provoking, visually arresting, and inspiring volume—her first book—that captures her unique joie de vivre. Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon, contains an eclectic mix of musings and 180 full-color and black-and-white photos and illustrations—presented in the same improvisational, multifaceted style that have made Iris a contemporary fashion icon. Astute maxims, witty anecdotes from childhood to the present, essays on style and various subjects, from the decline of manners to the importance of taking risks, fill the book as do lists, both proclamatory, revelatory, and advisory. All are paired with a bold, color-filled, exciting design that varies from page to page. Here, too, is a treasure trove of never-before-published personal photographs and mementos, mixed with images from top international fashion photographers and illustrators with enchanting, surprising novelties such as Disney cartoons, vintage postcards, the Iris Apfel Halloween costume for children, and more.
Posted in Design

Predisposed

Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences

Author: John R. Hibbing,Kevin B. Smith,John R. Alford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136281215

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 1230

Buried in many people and operating largely outside the realm of conscious thought are forces inclining us toward liberal or conservative political convictions. Our biology predisposes us to see and understand the world in different ways, not always reason and the careful consideration of facts. These predispositions are in turn responsible for a significant portion of the political and ideological conflict that marks human history. With verve and wit, renowned social scientists John Hibbing, Kevin Smith, and John Alford—pioneers in the field of biopolitics—present overwhelming evidence that people differ politically not just because they grew up in different cultures or were presented with different information. Despite the oft-heard longing for consensus, unity, and peace, the universal rift between conservatives and liberals endures because people have diverse psychological, physiological, and genetic traits. These biological differences influence much of what makes people who they are, including their orientations to politics. Political disputes typically spring from the assumption that those who do not agree with us are shallow, misguided, uninformed, and ignorant. Predisposed suggests instead that political opponents simply experience, process, and respond to the world differently. It follows, then, that the key to getting along politically is not the ability of one side to persuade the other side to see the error of its ways but rather the ability of each side to see that the other is different, not just politically, but physically. Predisposed will change the way you think about politics and partisan conflict. As a bonus, the book includes a "Left/Right 20 Questions" game to test whether your predispositions lean liberal or conservative.
Posted in Political Science

AdR Book: Beyond Fashion

Author: Anna dello Russo

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714875675

Category: Design

Page: 552

View: 2210

A cabinet of curiosities that captures the essence of Anna dello Russo - stylist, editor, and fashion icon like no other Anna dello Russo is one of the fashion world's most fascinating characters, with a truly global profile and a career that continues to take her in groundbreaking directions. Designed as a keepsake box filled with a variety of surprises - a flip book, a life-sized poster, a pack of signature fashion trading cards, a pop-up book, extracts from her personal diary, and much more - this highly covetable object features some of dello Russo's best work and reflects her eccentric personality, creativity, and playful wit.
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Dress Scandinavian: Style your Life and Wardrobe the Danish Way

Author: Pernille Teisbaek

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473552036

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 3058

Get Scandi-cool with the Danish queen of minimal Scandinavia has long been the home of outstanding interior design and classic fashion brands like Acne Studios, Rains and Filippa K. But no one personifies modern Danish cool as well as fashion industry stylist, blogger and model Pernille Teisbaek. In her gorgeous first book Pernille offers professional tips on how to create a minimalist wardrobe and look, mix and match patterns successfully, adopt androgynous looks or new colour combinations, try out new materials and mix fabrics, plus plenty of timeless fashion advice such as a jeans-fit guide and essential Dos and Don’ts. Her beauty chapter reveals Pernille’s capsule survival kit and how to achieve her natural look. Pernille also covers pared-back Scandinavian home design with an eye on balancing elegant simplicity and minimalism with inviting homeliness and warmth, or hygge, and inspirational pictures. A perfect gift for all Scandi lovers and anyone wanting insider advice from one of fashion’s most stylish experts.
Posted in Self-Help

The Better Angels of Our Nature

Why Violence Has Declined

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0143122010

Category: Psychology

Page: 802

View: 789

Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.
Posted in Psychology

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

Author: Gucci Mane,Neil Martinez-Belkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501165321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8097

Rapper Gucci Mane takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past -- the murder charge, years behind bars, addiction, career highs and lows -- the making of the Trap God. It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music. -- Adapted from book jacket.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus

Author: David Quammen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393351564

Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 6916

“A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story.” —Walter Isaacson In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. Over the four decades since, Ebola has emerged sporadically, each time to devastating effect. It can kill up to 90 percent of its victims. In between these outbreaks, it is untraceable, hiding deep in the jungle. The search is on to find Ebola’s elusive host animal. And until we find it, Ebola will continue to strike. Acclaimed science writer and explorer David Quammen first came near the virus while he was traveling in the jungles of Gabon, accompanied by local men whose village had been devastated by a recent outbreak. Here he tells the story of Ebola—its past, present, and its unknowable future. Extracted from Spillover by David Quammen, updated and with additional material.
Posted in Science

Origin

A Novel

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385542690

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7841

The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme re­ligion, Langdon and Vidal must evade an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
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The Sting of the Wild

Author: Justin O. Schmidt

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421419297

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 7249

Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt is on a mission. Some say it’s a brave exploration, others shake their heads in disbelief. His goal? To compare the impacts of stinging insects on humans, mainly using himself as the gauge. In The Sting of the Wild, the colorful Dr. Schmidt takes us on a journey inside the lives of stinging insects, seeing the world through their eyes as well as his own. He explains how and why they attack and reveals the powerful punch they can deliver with a small venom gland and a "sting," the name for the apparatus that delivers the venom. We learn which insects are the worst to encounter and why some are barely worth considering. The Sting of the Wild includes the complete Schmidt Sting Pain Index, published here for the first time. In addition to a numerical ranking of the agony of each of the eighty-three stings he’s sampled so far (from below 1 to an excruciatingly painful 4), Schmidt describes them in prose worthy of a professional wine critic: "Looks deceive. Rich and full-bodied in appearance, but flavorless" and "Pure, intense, brilliant pain. Like walking over flaming charcoal with a three-inch nail embedded in your heel." Schmidt explains that, for some insects, stinging is used for hunting: small wasps, for example, can paralyze huge caterpillars and then lay their eggs inside so that their larvae can feast within. Others are used to kill competing insects, even members of their own species. Humans usually experience stings as defensive maneuvers used by insects to protect their nest mates. With colorful descriptions of each venom’s sensation and a story that leaves you tingling with awe, The Sting of the Wild’s one-of-a-kind style will fire your imagination.
Posted in Science

The Martian Chronicles

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451678193

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

View: 2634

The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by humans who want to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.
Posted in Fiction

Planting in a Post-Wild World

Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

Author: Thomas Rainer,Claudia West

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697202

Category: Gardening

Page: 316

View: 549

“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can flourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reflective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.
Posted in Gardening

Jack Kerouac

A Biography

Author: Tom Clark

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9781560253570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 6125

All the components of the Jack Kerouac legend are here: the excesses of alcohol and drugs; the soul searching; the characters—Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Lucien Carr, John Clellon Holmes and William Burroughs, Jack's mother, Gabrielle, and the other women in Kerouac's life. There is also a record of the travels that became the basis for On the Road and Visions of Cody, the death-shrouded childhood that became Mexico City Blues and Tristessa, and the stupor of fame that weighed on him as he tried to articulate his torments in Big Sur. This edition is newly revised with a new introduction by the author.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Room And The Chair

Author: Lorraine Adams

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1846273129

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1334

A strange single-seater plane crashes in the centre of Washington, DC, and a scandal is brewing in the White House: two big stories that set the reporters of the capital’s premier paper jockeying for scoops. As the newsroom buzzes with rivalries, rumours and gossip, across town a spymaster queasily watches a video of yet another beheading from Falluja and tries not to panic as two of his best agents slip from contact. Meanwhile, a nuclear scientist fakes his own death and waits to see exactly who is going to come looking for him. Moving slickly between the corridors of political power and the frontlines of international espionage, The Room and the Chair is a brilliantly plotted, dazzlingly written and completely compelling novel about those who chase the news, those who spin it and those who make it.
Posted in Fiction

The Bell Jar

A Novel

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062444476

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2938

Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.
Posted in Fiction

Donald

The Book

Author: Donald Robertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614286301

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 1571

It is no coincidence that Donald Robertson has become the fashion world's favorite illustrator. Humorous and sharp, Donald's work is collected by stars such as Beyoncé and featured in collaborations with it-brands and retailers, earning Robertson the moniker "the Andy Warhol of Instagram." Featuring playful anecdotes and quotes from industry leaders, fashion designers, and the artist's many collaborators and muses, Donald is already a collector's item.
Posted in Art

Matsushita Leadership

Author: John P. Kotter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471109577

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3012

He was one of the most inspirational role models of all time. Thrown into poverty at age four, Konosuke Matsushita (Mat-SOSH-ta) struggled with the early deaths of family members, an apprenticeship which demanded sixteen-hour days at age nine, all the problems associated with starting a business with neither money nor connections, the death of his only son, the Great Depression, the horror of World War II in Japan, and more. Yet John P. Kotter shows in this fascinating and instructive book how, instead of being ground down by these hardships, Matsushita grew to be a fabulously successful entrepreneur and business leader, the founder of Japan's General Electric: the $65 billion a year Matsushita Electric Corporation. His accomplishments as a leader, author, educator, philanthropist, and management innovator are astonishing, and outshine even Soichiro Honda, J.C. Penney, Sam Walton, and Henry Ford. In this immensely readable book, Kotter relates how Matsushita created a large business, invented management practices that are increasingly being used today, helped lead his country's economic miracle after World War II wrote dozens of books in his latter years, founded a graduate school of leadership, created Japan's version of a Nobel Prize, and gave away hundreds of millions to good causes. The Matsushita story expands our notion of the possible, even for a sickly youngster who did not have the benefit of a privileged background, education, good looks, or a charismatic presence. It tells us much about leadership, entrepreneurship, a drive for lifelong learning, and their roots. It demonstrates the power of a longterm outlook, idealistic goals, and humility in the face of great success. Matsushita Leadershipis both a biography and a set of lessons for careers and corporations in the 21st century. An inspirational story and a business primer, the implications are powerful, for organizations and for living a meaningful life.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Photo Ark

One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

Author: Joel Sartore

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217773

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 8655

This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits- from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.
Posted in Nature

Blown to Bits

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion

Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0137135599

Category: Computers

Page: 366

View: 3125

Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.
Posted in Computers

The Coveteur

Private Spaces, Personal Style

Author: Stephanie Mark,Jake Rosenberg

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419721991

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 8277

Based on the wildly popular fashion website, "The Coveteur" is a photography coffee table book offering exclusive access to celebrity closets and homes. TheCoveteur.com has over four million visitors a month who come for the insider portraiture, profiles, and beautiful photographic excavations of fashion s celebrated personalities. Showcasing celebrities favorite clothes, accessories, and objects in their private, rarely seen spaces, "The Coveteur" book is an intoxicating combination of fashion eye candy, interior design, and celebrity voyeurism. With its intimate documentation, "The Coveteur" examines the creative process and inspiration of 43 of the designers, models, fashion editors, and other tastemakers who are defining the style of our times. Celebrities featured include: . Karlie Kloss . Rosie Huntington-Whiteley . Bobbi Brown . Cindy Crawford . Christian Louboutin . Miranda Kerr . Tavi Gevinson . Lisa Eldridge . Tommy and Dee Hilfiger "The Coveteur" is a fabulous gift for those seeking insider access into the world of celebrated fashion trendsetters, and a beautiful object in its own right. This is the book that the fashion-obsessed will want to look at over and over again."
Posted in Design