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5 Seconds of Summer: Live and Loud - The Ultimate On Tour Fan Book (Hardcover): Malcolm Croft 5 Seconds of Summer: Live and Loud - The Ultimate On Tour Fan Book (Hardcover)
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R161 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R41 (25%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

In 2011, 5SOS almost broke the internet with their mega YouTube successes. Since then they have become one of the world's most famous bands with album sales of over three million, and hundreds of triumphant live performances. 5 Seconds of Summer Live and Loud Fan Book concentrates on the band as live performers. As the boys agree, on stage is where 5SOS are at their very best...

Star Trek Designing Starships Volume 2 - Voyager and Beyond (Hardcover): Ben Robinson, Marcus Reily Star Trek Designing Starships Volume 2 - Voyager and Beyond (Hardcover)
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R552 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R170 (31%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days
Coral Gables and Rome - The Drawings of Thomas A. Spain (Hardcover, Unabridged edition): Steven Fett Coral Gables and Rome - The Drawings of Thomas A. Spain (Hardcover, Unabridged edition)
Steven Fett; Edited by Edgar Sarli
R981 R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Save R321 (33%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Thomas A. Spain, architect, recently retired from the University of Miami School of Architecture, where he'd been a faculty member since 1966. His enormous talent and unwavering devotion to teaching design and drawing have left an indelible impact on the students he taught over the past two generations. Especially known on campus for his drawings of Rome, through his almost yearly visits from 1991 to 2014 with his students, Spain's extensive and brilliant collection of work focuses on memorable locations, revisited and redrawn over the years. The work demonstrates how time and acute observation lead to new ways of seeing, while revealing the circumstantial relationship between author, subject and medium.

Labyrinth 2019 Square Wall Calendar (Calendar): Jim Henson Company Labyrinth 2019 Square Wall Calendar (Calendar)
Jim Henson Company 1
R255 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R141 (55%) Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days
The Architecture of LSU (Hardcover): J Michael Desmond The Architecture of LSU (Hardcover)
J Michael Desmond
R1,130 Discovery Miles 11 300 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

The core of the LSU campus is an example of what we can do when we set our sights high. It stands out today as one of the most successful and inspiring examples in the state, one meant by its architect to become an intuitive course in architecture for the students, spreading the influence of its ideals and inspirations across the highlands and lowlands of Louisiana. from The Architecture of LSU When viewed from the technical vantage point of an architect, the discerning eye of an artist, or sociocultural perspective of a historian, the remarkable buildings of Louisiana State University reveal not only a legacy that goes back to the Renaissance, but also a primer of architectural principles that guided the creation of one of the most distinctive academic environments in the United States. Author, professor, and architect J. Michael Desmond traces the university s development from its origins in Pineville, Louisiana, before the Civil War, through its two downtown Baton Rouge locations, to its move to the Williams Gartness Plantation south of the city in the 1920s. The layout of the present campus began with the picturesque vision of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. The German-born architect Theodore Link developed and reinterpreted the Olmsted campus plan, producing designs for fourteen of the nineteen core campus buildings. After his untimely death in 1923, the New Orleans firm of Wogan & Bernard completed the buildings in Link s masterplan, which in their formal symmetry and fine classical details reflect the influence of sixteenth-century architect Andrea Palladio. Explosive growth during the 1930s and the impact of the automobile demanded an expansion beyond the campus core. The firm of Weiss, Dreyfous & Seiferth took over as campus architects in 1932, and Baton Rouge landscaper Steele Burden oversaw the live oak plantings for which the LSU campus is now renowned. The essential structure of the campus and its landscape was in place by the time the United States entered World War II. The Architecture of LSU includes a wealth of photographs, plans, drawings, and maps that underscore the contributions of key historical figures and the genealogies of the campus s architecture and planning. By meticulously tracing the origins and evolution of LSU s architectural core and exploring the wider scope of American college campus design, Desmond shows the far-reaching rewards of public environments that integrate natural and constructed elements to meet both practical and aesthetic goals.

Little Babe, Born of Mary (Sheet music, Vocal score): James Kevin Gray Little Babe, Born of Mary (Sheet music, Vocal score)
James Kevin Gray
R80 Discovery Miles 800 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB unaccompanied James Kevin Gray's tender carol Little Baby, Born of Mary successfully juxtaposes sound and silence, with warm harmonies and gentle rhythms providing the musical backdrop for the timeless story of the nativity.

The Last Image - Photography and Death (English, German, Hardcover): Felix Hoffmann, Friedrich Tietjen The Last Image - Photography and Death (English, German, Hardcover)
Felix Hoffmann, Friedrich Tietjen; Designed by Naroska, Berlin
R1,295 R912 Discovery Miles 9 120 Save R383 (30%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days
Born to Be Posthumous - The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey (Hardcover): Mark Dery Born to Be Posthumous - The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey (Hardcover)
Mark Dery 1
R647 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R173 (27%) Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days
80s Fashion - From Club to Catwalk (Paperback, New): Sonnet Stanfill 80s Fashion - From Club to Catwalk (Paperback, New)
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R467 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R118 (25%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

This exciting book explores one of the most diverse and innovative periods in British fashion and showcases the work of some of the decade's leading designers - including Betty Jackson, Leigh Bowery, John Galliano, Body Map, Vivienne Westwood and many others. Highlighting the decade's extraordinarily creative interaction between fashion and popular music, the book shows how both catwalk and club fashions were interpreted for a wider audience through the striking photography and innovative graphic designs of key magazines. 80s Fashion includes interviews and original archive material from practitioners such as Wendy Dagworthy and Paul Smith that casts new light on the designs of the decade.

Thomas Cole's Refrain - The Paintings of Catskill Creek (Paperback): H. Daniel Peck Thomas Cole's Refrain - The Paintings of Catskill Creek (Paperback)
H. Daniel Peck
R626 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R174 (28%) Dispatched within 8 - 13 working days

Thomas Cole, an internationally renowned artist, centered his art and life in Catskill, New York. From his vantage point near the village, he cast his eyes on the wonders of the Catskill Mountains and the swiftly flowing Catskill Creek. These landscapes were sources of enduring inspiration for him. Over twenty years, Cole painted one view of the Catskill Mountains at least ten times. Each work represents the mountains from the perspective of a wide river bend near Catskill, New York. No other scene commanded this much of the artist's attention. Cole's Catskill Creek paintings, which include works central to American nineteenth-century landscape art, are an integral series. In Thomas Cole's Refrain, H. Daniel Peck explores the patterns of change and permanence in the artist's depiction of a scene he knew first-hand. Peck shows how the paintings express the artist's deep attachment to place and region while illuminating his expansive imagination. Thomas Cole's Refrain shows how Cole's Catskill Creek paintings, while reflecting concepts such as the stages of life, opened a more capacious vision of experience than his narrative-driven series, such as The Voyage of Life. Relying on rich visual evidence provided by paintings, topographic maps, and contemporary photographs, Peck argues that human experience is conveyed through Cole's embedding into a stable, recurring landscape key motifs that tell stories of their own. The motifs include enigmatic human figures, mysterious architectural forms, and particular trees and plants. Peck finds significant continuities-personal and conceptual-running throughout the Catskill Creek paintings, continuities that cast new light on familiar works and bring significance to ones never before seen by many viewers.

Give the king thy judgments, O God (Sheet music, Vocal score): John Rutter Give the king thy judgments, O God (Sheet music, Vocal score)
John Rutter
R74 Discovery Miles 740 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB, trumpet, and organ/orchestra The second of two Rutter anthems celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Give the king thy judgments, O God is a ceremonial work that draws upon the Book of Psalms alongside text written by the composer to create a suitably festive piece. Although the prevailing mood is jubilant, the closing pages provide a prayerful moment as Orlando Gibbon's gentle hymn tune Song 1 is interpolated to great effect. This anthem is featured on Rutter's highly-acclaimed CD The Gift of Life. A trumpet in C part is included in the vocal score, and a B flat trumpet part is available separately.

Phyllida Barlow - cul-de-sac (Paperback): Phyllida Barlow Phyllida Barlow - cul-de-sac (Paperback)
Phyllida Barlow
R386 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R72 (19%) Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

New site-specific works by Phyllida Barlow fill the Royal Academy's Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries in early 2019. This accompanying publication provides a lively account of the artist's role in modern British sculpture. The British sculptor Phyllida Barlow CBE RA (b. 1944) studied at Chelsea College of Art (1960-63) and the Slade School of Art (1963-66), where she later taught for much of her career. In recent years, she has been elected a Royal Academician, created new work for Tate and the Royal Academy, had numerous solo shows and represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. Barlow's large-scale sculptures eschew serenity, balance and beauty in favour of instability, obstruction and oddness. They invade the spaces they inhabit, instead of neatly complementing them. Her use of inexpensive, everyday materials - concrete, plywood, cardboard, plaster, fabric and paint - suggests that her works are a double act of recycling: both of the materials she uses and the images she draws from her memory. With installation shots of the artist's new works at the Royal Academy and photography from the studio, this book situates Barlow as a key figure within contemporary sculpture. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 16 February-23 June 2019. Alastair Sooke is an art critic and broadcaster. Edith Devaney is Head of Summer Exhibition and Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Royal Academy.

O Holy Night (Sheet music, Vocal score): Katie Melua, Bob Chilcott O Holy Night (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Katie Melua, Bob Chilcott
R62 Discovery Miles 620 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days
For the love of Provence (Hardcover): Rachael Hale McKenna, Peter Mayle For the love of Provence (Hardcover)
Rachael Hale McKenna, Peter Mayle
R430 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R69 (16%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

Not yet noon, and the temperature is in the mid-eighties and rising. Summer has set in. Fresh figs for breakfast, warm from the sun. Dogs asleep in the shade. When bestselling photographer Rachael Hale McKenna embarked on a new life in France, it was inevitable that she would turn her talents to capturing the beauty of the world around her. Evoking a gentle change of pace, Rachaelís imagery immerses us in French daily life: The scenery and unique light that inspired a generation of artists; The ancient villages and fortified towns; The beaches of the glittering Cote díAzur that draw crowds of tourists; The taste of fresh Mediterranean-inspired cuisine that bursts like summer in the mouth, washed down with a pale and blushing rose.

Electric Eden - Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music (Paperback): Rob Young Electric Eden - Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music (Paperback)
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R184 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R32 (17%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

Rob Young investigates how the idea of folk has been handed down and transformed by successive generations - song collectors, composers, Marxist revivalists, folk-rockers, psychedelic voyagers, free festival-goers, experimental pop stars and electronic innovators.

In a sweeping panorama of Albion's soundscape that takes in the pioneer spirit of Cecil Sharp; the pastoral classicism of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Peter Warlock; the industrial folk revival of Ewan MacColl and A. L. Lloyd; the folk-rock of Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, Shirley Collins, John Martyn and Pentangle; the bucolic psychedelia of The Incredible String Band, The Beatles and Pink Floyd; the acid folk of Comus, Forest, Mr Fox and Trees; The Wicker Man and occult folklore; the early Glastonbury and Stonehenge festivals; and the visionary pop of Kate Bush, Julian Cope and Talk Talk, Electric Eden maps out a native British musical voice that reflects the complex relationships between town and country, progress and nostalgia, radicalism and conservatism.

An attempt to isolate the 'Britishness' of British music - a wild combination of pagan echoes, spiritual quest, imaginative time-travel, pastoral innocence and electrified creativity - Electric Eden will be treasured by anyone interested in the tangled story of Britain's folk music and Arcadian dreams.

Bon: The Last Highway (Paperback): Jesse Fink Bon: The Last Highway (Paperback)
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R215 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R39 (18%) Dispatched within 9 - 13 working days

When it was first published in 2017, Jesse Fink's masterful biography of Bon Scott became an international sensation: it made the cover of Classic Rock magazine, threats were made against the author, and there was talk among some AC/DC fans of boycotts and book burnings. So why the uproar?

The legend of the man known around the world as 'Bon' grows with each passing year. In death, AC/DC's trailblazing frontman has become a rock icon. But so much of his story is myth.

Bon: The Last Highway tells the unvarnished truth.

The 1977–80 period forged the legend of AC/DC. There wasn’t a harder working band on the road in America. But, as Fink reveals in a journey that takes the reader from Austin to Miami to London, the relentless AC/DC machine was threatening to fall apart.

With unprecedented access to Bon's lovers, newly unearthed documents and a trove of never-before-seen photos, this updated edition contains a new introduction and more revelations about the singer's death, which should dispel once and for all the idea that Scott succumbed to acute alcohol poisoning on 19 February 1980.

Meticulously researched and packed with fresh information, Bon: The Last Highway is an affectionate, honest tribute to a titan of rock music.

Ledger Narratives - The Plains Indian Drawings in the Mark Lansburgh Collection at Dartmouth College (Paperback, First Tion):... Ledger Narratives - The Plains Indian Drawings in the Mark Lansburgh Collection at Dartmouth College (Paperback, First Tion)
Colin G. Calloway; Contributions by Michael Paul Jordan, Vera B Palmer, Joyce M. Szabo, Melanie Benson Taylor, …
R847 Discovery Miles 8 470 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

The largest known collection of ledger art ever acquired by one individual is Mark Lansburgh's diverse assemblage of more than 140 drawings, now held by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College and catalogued in this important book. The Cheyennes, Crows, Kiowas, Lakotas, and other Plains peoples created the genre known as ledger art in the mid-nineteenth century. Before that time, these Indians had chronicled the heroic achievements of their warriors and chiefs on rock, buffalo robes, and tipi covers. As they came into increasing contact with American traders, the artists recorded their experiences in pencil and crayon drawings on paper bound in ledger or account books. The drawings became known as ledger art.
This volume presents in full color the Lansburgh collection in its entirety. The drawings are narratives depicting Plains lifeways through Plains eyes. They include landscapes and scenes of battle, hunting, courting, ceremony, incarceration, and travel by foot, horse, train, and boat. Ledger art also served to prompt memories of horse raids and heroic exploits in battle.
In addition to showcasing the Lansburgh collection, "Ledger Narratives" augments the growing literature on this art form by providing seven new essays that suggest some of the many stories the drawings contain and that look at them from innovative perspectives. The authors--scholars of art history, anthropology, history, and Native American studies--touch on such themes as gender, social status, sovereignty, tribal and intertribal politics, economic exchange, and confinement and space in a changing world.
The Lansburgh collection includes some of the most arresting examples of Plains Indian art, and the essays in this volume help us see and hear the multiple narratives these drawings relate.

Technical Drawing for Fashion - A Complete Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Basia Szkutnicka Technical Drawing for Fashion - A Complete Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Basia Szkutnicka
R826 R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Save R226 (27%) In stock

Technical Drawing for Fashion explains how to create a technical fashion drawing using a simple and straightforward step-by-step method. This second edition includes more information on rendering drawings by hand and using a computer, and a brand new section on knitwear. The main part of the book presents over 600 technical drawings of garment types, styles and construction details, the basic key shapes of which are shown alongside a specially created and photographed calico toile. This unique presentation illustrates the relationship between the three-dimensional garment and the two-dimensional drawing, allowing readers to really understand how to render technical drawings.

Music Theory Practice Papers 2017, ABRSM Grade 5 (Sheet music): Abrsm Music Theory Practice Papers 2017, ABRSM Grade 5 (Sheet music)
R97 Discovery Miles 970 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

ABRSM's official Music Theory Practice Papers are essential resources for candidates preparing for ABRSM Music Theory exams. They provide authentic practice materials and are a reliable guide to what to expect in the exam. These Grade 5 Practice Papers have been adapted from the 2017 Music Theory exam papers to include the new question types that will be in use from 2018. This collection contains four Grade 5 papers to work through. A set of corresponding Model Answers is available separately.

Skin Shows - The Tattoo Bible (Paperback): Chris Wroblewski Skin Shows - The Tattoo Bible (Paperback)
Chris Wroblewski
R434 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R121 (28%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

"Skin Shows: The Tattoo Bible" is a rich and provocative pictorial survey of an ancient art form that, until recently, remained hidden in our society's cultural underground. Tracing a global journey through the history and culture of tattoo art, Chris Wroblewski's new book is a stunning visual document. Above all, it is a book about people and personalities--here skinheads, circus freaks, Buddhist monks, tattoo fetishists, and slightly more ordinary individuals all reveal their obsessions with and dedication to the ritual of ink and pain. Chris Wroblewski is considered to be the foremost photographer of tattoo art. He is the author of more than 15 books on the subject, including "Pigments of Imagination."

The Irish Aesthete: Ruins of Ireland (Hardcover): Robert O'Byrne The Irish Aesthete: Ruins of Ireland (Hardcover)
Robert O'Byrne
R417 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R88 (21%) In stock

Go on a journey with Robert O'Byrne as he brings fascinating Irish ruins to life. Fantastical, often whimsical, and frequently quirky, these atmospheric ruins are beautifully photographed and paired with fascinating text by Robert O'Byrne. Born out of Robert's hugely popular blog, The Irish Aesthete, there are Medieval castles, Georgian mansions, Victorian lodges, and a myriad of other buildings, many never previously published. Robert focuses on a mixture of exteriors and interiors in varying stages of decay, on architectural details, and entire scenarios. Accompanying texts tell of the Regency siblings who squandered their entire fortune on gambling and carousing, of an Anglo-Norman heiress who pitched her husband out the window on their wedding night, and of the landlord who liked to walk around naked and whose wife made him carry a cowbell to warn housemaids of his approach. Arranged by the country's four provinces, the diverse ruins featured offer a unique insight into Ireland and an exploration of her many styles of historic architecture.

Piano Man (Sheet music, Vocal score): Billy Joel Piano Man (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Billy Joel; Arranged by Andy Brooke
R74 Discovery Miles 740 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

for CCBar and piano This arrangement meets the demand for timeless popular songs, designed to appeal to teachers and students alike. For three-part choir, it contains that memorable tune, Joel's clever lyrics, riffs associated with the original, and an exciting piano part that supports the singers and provides short interludes.

La Berceuse (French Lullaby) (Sheet music, Vocal score): Barbara Bell La Berceuse (French Lullaby) (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Barbara Bell; Arranged by John Rutter
R62 Discovery Miles 620 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB & piano/chamber orchestra This charming carol, composed in 1975 by Barbara Bell, was discovered by John Rutter, who enlisted the help of John Suchet and Classic FM to track down the composer. Haunting in character, but with a delightful French waltz feel and a sweeping piano part, La Berceuse has been recorded by Voces8 on the Decca label.

Star Trek Shipyards - Starfleet Ships 2294 to the Future (Hardcover): Ben Robinson Star Trek Shipyards - Starfleet Ships 2294 to the Future (Hardcover)
Ben Robinson 1
R574 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R169 (29%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days
I'll Be There For You - The Ultimate Book for Friends Fans Everywhere (Hardcover, Edition): Kelsey Miller I'll Be There For You - The Ultimate Book for Friends Fans Everywhere (Hardcover, Edition)
Kelsey Miller 1
R277 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R108 (39%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

`Funny, enlightening and incredibly well-researched' Emerald Street Over twenty years since its low-profile debut and Friends is the most streamed show on UK Netflix. But has it stood the test of time? Are some parts of it more problematic than we remember? And who was the cast's least favourite guest star? Join Kelsey Miller as she answers all of these questions and more. And as she relives the show's most iconic moments, examines some of its controversies, and shines a light on the many trends it inspired - from oversized coffee cups to the much-copied 90s haircut, `The Rachel'. Weaving incisive commentary, revelatory interviews and behind-the-scenes anecdotes involving high-profile guest stars, I'll Be There for You is the most comprehensive take on Friends yet, and the ultimate book for fans everywhere.

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