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Real Photo Postcard Guide - The People's Photography (Hardcover): Robert Bogdan Real Photo Postcard Guide - The People's Photography (Hardcover)
Robert Bogdan
R991 R781 Discovery Miles 7 810 Save R210 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Real Photo Postcard Guide is an informative, comprehensive, and practical treatment of this wildly popular American phenomenon that dominated the United States photographic market during the first third of the twentieth century. Robert Bogdan and Todd Weseloh draw on extensive research and observation to address all aspects of the postcard from its history, origin, and cultural significance to practical matters like dating, purchasing, condition, and preservation. Illustrated with over 350 exceptional photo postcards taken from archives and private collections across the country, the scope of the ""Real Photo Postcard Guide"" spans technical considerations of production, characteristics of superior images, collecting categories, and methods of research for dating postcards and investigating their photographers. In a broader sense, the authors show how ""real photo postcards"" document the social history of America. From family outings and workplace awards to lynchings and natural disasters, every image captures a moment of American cultural history from the society that generated them. Bogdan and Weseloh's book provides an admirable integration of informative text and compelling photographic illustrations. Collectors, archivists, photographers, photo historians, social scientists, and anyone interested in the visual documentation of America will find the ""Real Photo Postcard Guide"" indispensable.

One Place - Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia (Hardcover, New edition): Tom Rankin One Place - Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia (Hardcover, New edition)
Tom Rankin
R1,207 R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Save R256 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Though artistic and ambitious, Paul Kwilecki (1928-2009) chose to remain in Bainbridge, Georgia, the small Decatur County town where he was born, raised, and ran the family's hardware store. He had always been interested in photography and taught himself how to use a camera. Over four decades, he documented life in his community, making hundreds of masterful and intimate black-and-white prints. Kwilecki developed his visual ideas in series of photographs of high school proms, prison hog killings, shade-tree tobacco farming, factory work, church life, the courthouse. He also wrote eloquently about the people and places he so poignantly depicted, and in this book his unique knowledge is powerfully articulated in more than 200 photographs and selected prose. Paul Kwilecki worked alone, his correspondence with important photographers his only link to the larger art world. Despite this isolation, Kwilecki's work became widely known. ""Decatur County is home,"" he said, ""and I know it from my special warp, having been both nourished and wounded by it.

We Shall Overcome - Press Photographs of Nashville during the Civil Rights Era (Paperback): Kathryn E. Delmez We Shall Overcome - Press Photographs of Nashville during the Civil Rights Era (Paperback)
Kathryn E. Delmez
R887 R708 Discovery Miles 7 080 Save R179 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s death-and at a time when race relations and social justice are again at the forefront of our country's consciousness-this book expands on a Frist Center for the Visual Arts exhibition to present a selection of approximately one hundred photographs that document an important period in Nashville's struggle for racial equality. The images were taken between 1957, the year that desegregation in public schools began, and 1968, when the National Guard was called in to surround the state capitol in the wake of the civil rights leader's assassination in Memphis. Of central significance are photographs of lunch counter sit-ins led by a group of students, including John Lewis and Diane Nash, from local historically black colleges and universities that took place in early 1960. The demonstrations were so successful that King stated just a few weeks later at Fisk University: ""I did not come to Nashville to bring inspiration but to gain inspiration from the great movement that has taken place in this community."" The role that Nashville played in the national civil rights movement as a hub for training students in nonviolent protest and as the first Southern city to integrate places of business is a story that warrants re-examination. The book also provides an opportunity to consider the role of images and the media in shaping public opinion, a relevant subject in today's news-saturated climate. Photographs from the archives of both daily newspapers will be included: the Tennessean, which was the more liberal publication, and the Nashville Banner, a conservative paper whose leadership seemed less interested in covering events related to racial issues. Some of the photographs in the exhibition had been selected to be published in the papers, but many were not, and their disclosure reveals insight into the editorial process. In several images, other photojournalists and news crews are visible, serving as a reminder of the almost constant presence of the camera during these historic times. The photos are placed in context by an essay by Linda Wynn, of Fisk University and the Tennessee Historical Commission, on Nashville during the civil rights era and an essay by Susan H. Edwards, executive director of the Frist Center, on photojournalism. Civil rights pioneer Representative John Lewis offers a foreword recounting memories of his time in Nashville.

A Sojourn in Paradise - Jack Robinson in 1950s New Orleans (Hardcover): Howard Philips Smith A Sojourn in Paradise - Jack Robinson in 1950s New Orleans (Hardcover)
Howard Philips Smith; Foreword by Emily Oppenheimer
R1,151 R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Save R271 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Jack Robinson made his name as a much-sought-after fashion and celebrity photographer during the 1960s and early 1970s, and his work is well documented in hundreds of pages of Vogue, Harper' Bazaar, and Life, as well as other publications. However, his personal life remains virtually unknown. In this study of Robinson and his photography, Howard Philips Smith takes an in-depth look at Robinson's early life in New Orleans, where he discovered his passion for painting, photography, and the Dixie Bohemian life of the French Quarter. A Sojourn in Paradise: Jack Robinson in 1950s New Orleans features more than one hundred photographs taken by the artist, accompanied by detailed commentary about Robinson's life in New Orleans and excerpts from interviews with the people who knew him when he lived there. Robinson's photographs of New Orleans reveal the genesis of two unique and fascinating facets of the city's history and culture: the creation of the first gay Carnival krewes who would make their own unique contribution to the rich cultural history of the city and the formation of the Orleans Gallery, one of the earliest centers of the contemporary art movement blossoming in 1950s America. This detailed study of Jack Robinson's early life and photography illustrates the contributions of a gifted, gay artist whose quiet spirit and constant interior struggle found refuge in New Orleans, the city where he was able to find himself, for a time, free from society's grip and open to exploring life on his own terms.

Dream of a House - The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price (Hardcover): Reynolds Price Dream of a House - The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price (Hardcover)
Reynolds Price; Edited by Margaret Sartor; Photographs by Alex Harris
R975 R765 Discovery Miles 7 650 Save R210 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The eye is sovereign in every art but music. Reading, writing and painting are all but soundless deeds of sight."" These are the words of Reynolds Price (1933-2011), one America's greatest writers. In his novels, short stories, poems and plays - forty-one books in all - Price renders with keenness, clarity and profound eloquence the experience of life, both the visible and invisible, the outward and the interior. What is not well known is that Price was also a visionary collector. In his modest North Carolina house, nestled among southern pines and hardwoods, Price - confined to a wheelchair for the last three decades of his life - curated and arranged his books, photographs, paintings, sculptures, masks, religious icons, and objects he collected, purchased, or was given over the years, creating a visual environment that directly reflected his life, his experiences, his passions and preoccupations. After his death in 2011, Price's family invited acclaimed photographer, Alex Harris to photograph the house. In this remarkably intimate and revealing book, Harris and his wife, writer Margaret Sartor, pair sixty of Harris's color photographs with excerpts from Price's fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and interviews. As longtime neighbors and friends who spent time in his house over many years, they show the ways in which the art and memorabilia Price collected inspired his writing and illuminates connections between the visible world he constructed and the creations of his mind. As we turn the pages of this book, it is as if Reynolds Price himself takes us on a guided tour of his home. And as we walk through his rooms, he reveals his private world, recounts significant episodes in his life, and speaks with wisdom and humor about the people, ideas, and beliefs most important to him. As readers we follow, we listen, and we see. Reynolds Price's connection to his house - where he lived and worked for over four decades - offers insight into our own lives and loves, teaches us about the importance of place, shows how to be fully engaged in the world, how to strive to live a meaningful life.

Scotland from the Sky (Hardcover): James Crawford Scotland from the Sky (Hardcover)
James Crawford
R789 Discovery Miles 7 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

`In this book, you will travel in both space and time, starting in the years around the First World War and moving all the way up to the present day. As you go, you will see just what our pioneering aviators saw as they stared out from their cockpits. And, more than that, you will explore what they were trying to find. Because, from above, Scotland can be many different things, depending on what you choose to look at - and who is doing the looking.' Accompanying the BBC documentary series Scotland from the Sky, this lavishly illustrated book draws on the vast collection of aerial photography held in the archives of Historic Environment Scotland. Historian and series presenter James Crawford opens an extraordinary window into our past to tell the remarkable story of a nation from above - taking readers back in time to show how our great cities have dramatically altered with the ebb and flow of history, while whole communities have vanished in the name of progress. The book shows how aerial imagery can reveal treasures from the ancient past, uncovering secrets buried right beneath our feet. And it demonstrates how the view from above has been at the heart of the postwar transformation of both our countryside and our urban landscapes. This is a fascinating - and little known - story of war, innovation, adventure, cities, landscapes and people. This is the story of Scotland, from the sky.

Morocco From The Air (Hardcover): Yann Arthus-Bertrand Morocco From The Air (Hardcover)
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
R735 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R174 (24%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Seen from the sky, Morocco seems to be a vast chain of mountains, gradually lowering to the sea. The country's rich farmlands - seen here in Arthus-Bertrand's transcendent photographs as abstract canvases painted in deep yellow saffron, or as brown fields of wheat combined with the brilliant green of large groves of palm and olive - are breathtakingly beautiful when viewed from above. The sky over Morocco is of an unusually vivid blue, the mountains are crowned by snow peaks in winter, and the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines draw sun worshippers from all of Europe as soon as cold weather strikes the Continent. In Marrakech is concentrated all the culture of the south. Here is a city of a thousand and one nights, its streets teeming by day with magicians, fakirs and clowns, its luxurious palaces and hotels glistening at night with the multilingual babble of elegant visitors from abroad. In Fez, the intellectual centre of the north, are some of the most beautiful Islamic monuments in the world. But Morocco is changing. The country has become a pioneer in renewable energy, a revolution in progress that can be read in the wind farm near Tangier and the solar power plant Noor in the desert near Ouarzazate, one of the largest in the world. These images and more burst off the pages of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's new book

Wings Over Nebraska - Historic Aviation Photographs (Paperback): Vince Goeres, Kylie Kinley Wings Over Nebraska - Historic Aviation Photographs (Paperback)
Vince Goeres, Kylie Kinley; Introduction by Roger L. Welsch
R483 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Road Through Midnight - A Civil Rights Memorial (Hardcover): Jessica Ingram Road Through Midnight - A Civil Rights Memorial (Hardcover)
Jessica Ingram
R891 R712 Discovery Miles 7 120 Save R179 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At first glance, Jessica Ingram's landscape photographs could have been made nearly anywhere in the American South: a fenced-in backyard, a dirt road lined by overgrowth, a field grooved with muddy tire prints. These seemingly ordinary places, however, were the sites of pivotal events during the civil rights era, though often there is not a plaque with dates and names to mark their importance. Many of these places are where the bodies of African Americans-activists, mill workers, store owners, sharecroppers, children and teenagers-were murdered or found, victims of racist violence. These images are interspersed with oral histories from victims' families and investigative journalists, as well as pages from newspapers and FBI files and other ephemera. With Road Through Midnight, the result of nearly a decade of research and fieldwork, Ingram unlocks powerful and complex histories to reframe these commonplace landscapes as sites of both remembrance and resistance and transform the way we regard both what has happened and what's happening now-as the fight for civil rights goes on and memorialization has become the literal subject of contested cultural and societal ground.

Beaming David Bowie (Paperback): Marc John Beaming David Bowie (Paperback)
Marc John
R337 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R116 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A rising hotshot in the cinema business loses and then rediscovers his spirituality along the way to making history with David Bowie. In the autumn of 2003 author Marc John organised a live satellite broadcast of a specially produced David Bowie concert which was shown exclusively in cinemas around the world. This marked the first time ever that a live event had been beamed to cinemas world-wide, and reflects the coming of 'digital cinema', which is seeing the cinema industry steadily adopt satellite dishes, hard drives and digital projectors to diversify cinema programming to include live music, sport, interactivity and video games, for the first time in cinemas 100 year old history. This book goes revealingly behind the scenes as this major, digital transition takes place, culminating with the fast paced, high flying experience of beaming David Bowie to tens of thousand of fans across four continents in sold out, rocking cinemas. But at what price to the authors spiritual direction did this historic landmark and career height cost? As an aspiring actor/playwright in New York in his teenage years, a former political candidate back home in England in his 20s and a guerrilla moviemaker whose low budget digital video experiments brought him into the executive ranks of Odeon, the UKs biggest cinema chain, the author discovered, through many improbable adventures leading up to the Bowie gig, the journey in life that we are all on. And this book is as much about the change within as it is about the change around us as the digital age gathers pace in transforming every area of our work and lives.

Bridging the Mississippi - Spans across the Father of Waters (Paperback): Philip Gould, Margot H Hasha Bridging the Mississippi - Spans across the Father of Waters (Paperback)
Philip Gould, Margot H Hasha
R921 R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Save R210 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bridging the Mississippi: Spans across the Father of Waters portrays in words and stunning photographs the manmade structures that cross the nation's most important and, during the mid-nineteenth century, most daunting natural waterway. Philip Gould spent three years photographing Mississippi River bridges, from the Crescent City Connection in New Orleans to the span of boulders at the river's headwaters in Lake Itasca, Minnesota. This book features seventy-five of the river's more than 130 spans, progressing from south to north, in rural, small-town, and metropolitan settings. In every season and from numerous angles, Gould captured images of historical, architectural, and engineering significance as well as dramatic natural beauty. In addition, his photos reflect the many perspectives of people whose lives intersect with the bridges, including riverboat captains, construction workers, pedestrians, drivers, cyclists, wedding parties, recreational boaters and fishers, business owners, and train engineers. Margot Hasha offers a fascinating overview of bridge construction on the Mississippi, starting with the waterway's geology and the earliest-known settlement along the banks of Misi-ziibi, what Native Americans called the ""father of waters."" She discusses the impact of steel production on the expansion of railroad bridges, hazards encountered by river pilots today, the preservation of vintage structures, and the latest bridge designs. Hasha and Gould profile select crossings in eleven cities and towns, explaining each one's unique story and importance to its riverside community. Architectural and engineering feats; focal points for urban renewal; essential links in the nation's transportation and commerce; aesthetic frames for parks, riverwalks, and levee trails- the Mississippi River's bridges come into full focus in this visual tribute.

World War II from Above - A History in Maps and Satellite Photographs (Hardcover): Julian Thompson World War II from Above - A History in Maps and Satellite Photographs (Hardcover)
Julian Thompson 1
R559 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R110 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

World War II from Above offers a never-before-seen combination of annotated satellite images and expertly drawn battle maps. It aims to satisfy both the military history buff and those seeking a visually stunning history gift book, bringing the war vividly and dramatically to life by showing the actual landscapes where battles took place along with specially commissioned annotations depicting remarkable events, troop movements, heroic last stands, or even where individual soldiers stood or fell. Each of the 25 chapters features an enhanced Google Earth image, along with specially commissioned battle maps showing every facet of the conflict in exceptional detail. Here you will find all the key milestones of World War II: the invasion of France, Germany's first blitzkrieg offensives, the Battle of Alamein, Monte Cassino, Arnhem, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, D-Day and the final push to Berlin, along with a host of other strategic and battle maps from every geographical location. Written by a highly decorated soldier and leading military history expert, this is an innovative, richly detailed and visually stunning overview of history's most destructive conflict.

Philip's 2020 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland (Paperback): Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest Philip's 2020 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland (Paperback)
Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest 1
R201 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R22 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"I WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY STARGAZING AS THE MONTHS GO BY" Helen Sharman, astronaut "VERY USEFUL INDEED" Chris Lintott, Sky at Night presenter "IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night Magazine Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2020 is the new, bestselling and most-up-to-date guide for Stargazers in Britain and Ireland. The new 2020 edition has been completely revised to make it even more essential for exploring the night skies - making the night sky accessible to beginners and experts alike. * 12 month-by-month Night Sky Maps for year-round stargazing * Monthly Calendar of moon phases and special events in 2020 * Planet Watch: the best viewing days for planets in 2020 * Dark Sky Map of the UK - find the darkest skies * How to photograph the night skies - with cameras and smartphones * The major astronomical events of 2020 * Month-by-month Top 20 Sky Sights 2020 * Plus new, illustrated Jargon Buster Plus: * Expert advice on what to see each month from Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest, Philip's internationally renowned authors. * The Solar System 2020 explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2020. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described. * Expert Robin Scagell's Equipment Review looks at the pros and cons of Stargazing with reflector or refractor telescopes. * And all superbly illustrated with photographs taken by the best amateur photographers illustrating the night skies. About the Authors Philip's Stargazing Month by Month 2020 is written by two of the UK's best-known and respected astronomers. Prof. Heather Couper and Prof. Nigel Henbest are qualified astrophysicists, dedicated to sharing their love of the cosmos to everyone. They work in TV and radio broadcasting, international presentations, and have written over fifty popular books between them.

A Village Lost and Found - An Annotated Tour of the 1850s Series of Stereo Photographs "Scenes in Our Village" by T.R. Williams... A Village Lost and Found - An Annotated Tour of the 1850s Series of Stereo Photographs "Scenes in Our Village" by T.R. Williams (Hardcover)
Brian May, Elena Vidal 1
R1,088 R957 Discovery Miles 9 570 Save R131 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is the perfect antidote to the stress of life in the 21st Century. It portrays the idyll of life in an 1850s village, "far from the sound of the train's whistle". The identity of the village was lost to the world for 150 years, and only by a miracle does this magical set of stereoscopic views survive, brought together for the very first time by Brian May and his co-author, photohistorian Elena Vidal. Their research is amazingly in-depth, but the book is utterly readable, and the pictures leap into glorious 3-D, viewed in the new focussing stereoscope which May has designed and produced, to bring the stereos to life, and then fold neatly into the slip-case of the book. The book gives an extraordinary insight into everyday village life at the time - with a woman at her spinning wheel, the blacksmith outside his smithy, three men at the grind stone sharpening a tool, the villagers in the fields, bringing in the harvest as well as often taking time to enjoy a good gossip. In every case the original verse which accompanied the view is reproduced. In addition, May and Vidal have researched and annotated all the views, revealing another layer of meaning, by exploring the history of these real characters, this idyllic village and its links with the present day. The result is a powerfully atmospheric and touching set of photographs." A Village Lost and Found brings master pioneering stereographer T. R. Williams's passionate life-work Scenes in Our Village to a new audience - in glorious 3-D, as never before. For an Electronic Press Kit for A Village Lost and Found click here

The Earth from the Air (Hardcover, Revised): Yann Arthus-Bertrand The Earth from the Air (Hardcover, Revised)
Yann Arthus-Bertrand 1
R1,819 R1,260 Discovery Miles 12 600 Save R559 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The result of a five-year airborne odyssey across five continents and sixty countries, The Earth from the Air is the bestselling and most popular book of aerial photography ever published. This updated edition of the internationally acclaimed original features an updated text and over 100 breathtaking new photographs. New editorials by such renowned authors as Jane Goodall, Matthieu Ricard and Olivier Blond consider such perpetual issues as agriculture, climate and biodiversity, as well as the latest concerns - refugees, new technologies and environmental movements. A classic of its kind, this book will heighten everyone's awareness of today's urgent ecological issues. Now more than ever, The Earth from the Air stands as a call to action.

The Sopranos Sessions (Hardcover): Matt Zoller Seitz, Alan Sepinwall The Sopranos Sessions (Hardcover)
Matt Zoller Seitz, Alan Sepinwall; Foreword by Laura Lippman; Contributions by David Chase
R736 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R275 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist's office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranoslaunched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, New Jersey's The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show's debut, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as selections from the authors' archival writing on the series, The Sopranos Sessions explores the show's artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.

Louisiana Wild - The Protected and Restored Lands of The Nature Conservancy (Hardcover): C.C. Lockwood, Keith Ouchley Louisiana Wild - The Protected and Restored Lands of The Nature Conservancy (Hardcover)
C.C. Lockwood, Keith Ouchley
R1,184 R925 Discovery Miles 9 250 Save R259 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The scenic images that Louisiana brings to mind -- moss-draped cypress, lush marshlands, alligators gliding through bayous, herons coasting across an open sky -- all spring from one of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on the continent. This varied and inviting landscape gives rise to one of the state's many monikers, ""Sportsman's Paradise,"" which rings true whether you are boating on picturesque Lake Martin or bird-watching among the ancient live oaks of Lafitte Woods. From the precious maritime forests of Grand Isle to the steep contours of Tunica Hills, Louisiana's wild outdoors defines each region's sense of place and value. For nearly thirty years, The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana has served as a steward of these ecological riches, protecting and maintaining more than 285,000 acres of the state's land. Now, for the first time, readers can observe the vast array of flora and fauna found in these complex habitats in Louisiana Wild, with the awe-inspiring photography of C. C. Lockwood. After trekking and canoeing through more than sixty properties managed by The Nature Conservancy, Lockwood presents a vivid photo narrative that journeys from the little-known Copenhagen Hills, a prairie habitat with the largest variety of woody plants in Louisiana; to the swampland lake of Cypress Island, with its massive rookery of roseate spoonbills and great egrets; to over a dozen other sites that showcase Louisiana's distinct environs. With 220 color images, Louisiana Wild pays homage to the immeasurable impact of The Nature Conservancy's efforts and will delight anyone who calls Louisiana home.

Cracking Animation - The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation (Paperback, Revised and expanded edition): Peter Lord Cracking Animation - The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation (Paperback, Revised and expanded edition)
Peter Lord 2
R747 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R170 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Aardman Animations are, unquestionably, one of the biggest success stories in animated films: their masterpieces include Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep, as well as much-loved characters such as Morph. Cracking Animation is entertaining, inspiring and essential reading for all Aardman enthusiasts, students of animation or anyone who wants to try making an animated film. This revised edition includes two new chapters. Chapter 7 looks in depth at the development and teamwork involved in a major animated film or television production, using The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! as an exemplar, and Chapter 8 presents exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into the making of Aardman's most recent feature film, Shaun the Sheep the Movie. Packed with practical, fully illustrated and step-by-step descriptions of all the elements involved, this is quite simply the best publication on stop-motion animation.

Poverty Point - Revealing the Forgotten City (Hardcover): Jenny Ellerbe, Diana M Greenlee Poverty Point - Revealing the Forgotten City (Hardcover)
Jenny Ellerbe, Diana M Greenlee
R927 R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Save R209 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The settlement of Poverty Point, occupied from about 1700 to 1100 BC and once the largest city in North America, stretches across 345 acres in northeastern Louisiana. The structural remains of this ancient site-its earthen mounds, semicircular ridges, and vacant plaza-intrigue visitors as a place of artistic inspiration as well as an archaeological puzzle. Poverty Point: Revealing the Forgotten City delves his enduring piece of Louisiana's cultural heritage through personal introspection and scientific exploration. With stunning black and white photography by Jenny Ellerbe and engrossing text by archaeologist Diana M. Greenlee, this imaginative and informative book explores in full Poverty Point's Late Archaic culture and its monumental achievements. Ellerbe's landscapes and commentary reflect the questions and mysteries inspired by her many visits to the site, and Greenlee delves into the most recent archaeological findings, explaining what past excavations have revealed about the work involved in creating its mounds and the lives of the people who built them. The conversation between artist and archaeologist also presents some of the still-unanswered questions about this place: What was the city's function in the ancient world? How did its people acquire their stone materials, some of which originated over a thousand miles from Poverty Point? Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2014, Poverty Point remains a historical treasure with many secrets still buried in its past.

Industrial Scars - The Hidden Cost of Consumption (Hardcover, New edition): J. Henry Fair Industrial Scars - The Hidden Cost of Consumption (Hardcover, New edition)
J. Henry Fair; Foreword by Bill McKibben
R731 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R256 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The images in 'Industrial Scars' and the narrative that accompanies them tell the story of the impact of the consumer life-style on the natural systems that support life on the planet. These photographs, mostly aerial and taken at locations around the world, are masterworks of composition and colour, made with a nod to the great abstract painters of modern art. This book is the result of countless hours of research and careful planning by New York photographer J. Henry Fair, who travels to the locations and charters a small plane to photograph areas usually fenced off from prying eyes so he can get a true view of our real footprint. This is a new edition.

LA NY - Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles and New York (Hardcover): Jeffrey Milstein LA NY - Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles and New York (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Milstein
R690 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R193 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

LA NY is a dazzling visual tale of two cities, Los Angeles and New York, photographed from the air, shooting straight down at a 90 degree angle to emphasize the particular patterns of place and how the urban grid adapts to local topography - and, indeed, how the topography is itself adapted to human purposes. These two most distinct and distinguished cities are revealed in astonishing detail, as Milstein explores residential and commercial neighbourhoods, parks and recreation spots, as well as industrial districts and the infrastructure of transportation. Iconic buildings and landmarks appear, but also the compelling geometries of suburban housing developments, apartment complexes, commercial hubs, entertainment and financial centres, as well as airports and shipping terminals. His work combines architecture, science and art. Using high resolution cameras mounted to a stabilizing gyro, Milstein leans out of helicopters over Los Angeles where he grew up and over New York where he now lives, looking for shapes and patterns of culture from above, continually awed by the difference between the aerial view and the view on the ground. His topologist's interest emphasizes the abstraction of pattern and reveals aspects of urban design and planning of both cities. In addition to the urban topography, certain events and activities have also been captured, such as the Macy's Day Parade and outings at the beach.

Catalonia from Above (Hardcover): Yann Arthus-Bertrand Catalonia from Above (Hardcover)
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
R895 R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Save R256 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Painting is about studying the impression of a pebble falling onto the surface of the water, a bird in flight, the sun receding over the sea or among the mountain pines and laurels." -Joan Miro This quote from the world-famous Catalan painter Miro, describing his approach to art, served as a guiding principle for famed aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand as he set out to explore Catalonia. This region of northeastern Spain boasts a unique variety of landscapes, from sea to mountains to radiant Barcelona. With his trademark poetry and magic, Arthus-Bertrand captures expansive landscapes as well as intimate experiences in 150 photographs. Ramon Folch's text introduces us to the history, culture, and key locations in Catalonia.

Three Songs, No Flash! - Your Ultimate Guide to Concert Photography (Paperback): Loe Beerens Three Songs, No Flash! - Your Ultimate Guide to Concert Photography (Paperback)
Loe Beerens
R609 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R118 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Author Loe Beerens, a veteran photographer on the international concert scene, relates his experience in and knowledge of all the important aspects of planning and photographing concerts of all kinds. From punk to classical and everything in between, Loe covers how the music industry is organized, how to get access, the right people to befriend, and the proper etiquette of concert photography.
From preparation to equipment selection, the reader will learn how to make the most of those three songs from this richly illustrated book. Shooting techniques for each of the major musical instruments are covered, as well as capturing the peak action, post-production techniques, shooting in low light, and marketing your images.
Whether you are a photography enthusiast, a working professional, or just a lover of music, you will benefit from this informative guide.

C. C. Lockwood's Atchafalaya (Hardcover): C.C. Lockwood C. C. Lockwood's Atchafalaya (Hardcover)
C.C. Lockwood
R976 R767 Discovery Miles 7 670 Save R209 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At nearly 1.4 million acres, the Atchafalaya Basin in south central Louisiana comprises America's largest swamp wilderness. Award-winning nature photographer C. C. Lockwood is the foremost chronicler of this natural treasure. What began as a curious side-trip in 1973 became a decades-long love affair, and for more than thirty years, Lockwood has explored the Atchafalaya's waters and captured its haunting beauty on film. Now, twenty-five years after the publication of his first book, he returns to his favorite subject in C. C. Lockwood's Atchafalaya. His passion for the Atchafalaya as expressed in his photographs can be compared to John James Audubon's exuberant appreciation for the state's abundant bird life as depicted in his prints more than 150 years ago. The art of both exalts Louisiana's wildlife -- and cautions against taking it for granted.

Lockwood revisits and reflects on the places he has frequented most in the swamp, recalling his escapades both long past and recent among gators and skeeters. He shares the thoughts of basin residents about how the Atchafalaya has changed over time, for better and for worse. Increases and decreases in various bird and other animal populations, changes in water levels and consistency, flora mainstays and trees gone missing, burgeoning aquatic vegetation -- all are keenly observed by this explorer. Lockwood finds undiminished the seductive seasonal and diurnal moods of the swamp: autumn and spring, sunset and moonrise, as breathtaking now as in the past.

In nearly one-hundred dazzling color photographs, Lockwood brilliantly documents the Atchafalaya's timeless beauty. He shows amazingly diverse and abundant wildlife, rookeries with thousands of egrets and herons, waters with billions of crawfish, and ridges with deer, squirrel, and woodcock. Waters run deep in Lockwood's soul, as evidenced in his intimate treatment of the meandering bayous fringed with bald cypress trees, the many glassy lakes reflecting vegetation into double images, and the mighty Atchafalaya River -- the lifeline of the swamp.

"No place in the world gives me such a feeling of peace as America's largest river basin swamp," writes Lockwood. In these pages, he pays homage to the queen of U.S. wetlands.

Screen Time (Hardcover): Dafydd Jones Screen Time (Hardcover)
Dafydd Jones 1
R439 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R72 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Almost everyone uses a smartphone, and most of us are addicted. In this book, photographer Dafydd Jones shows us just how pervasive our screen addiction has become. In almost every social situation, he shows how the smartphone has killed conversation and changed the way we look at the world. 'In the eighties and nineties', says Jones, 'when I photographed young people at parties or balls, I'd find them chatting each other up, or smooching in corners. Now I see them sneaking looks on their iPhones, checking on their Instagram feeds, or whatever it is they're hooked on. They hardly talk to each other, or make eye contact at all. And it's not just a generational thing - it afflicts the oldies too. Who knows what impact it's having in the bedroom. It's probably a race to see what will wipe out humanity first - global climate change or screen-induced sexual indifference.'

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