The Sense of Style

Steven Pinker the bestselling author of The Language Instinct deploys his gift for explaining big ideas in The Sense of Style - an entertaining writing guide for the 21st century What is the secret of good prose? Does writing well even matter in an age of instant communication? Should we care? In...

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Illustration Now!

High Five! The latest TASCHEN selection of the world's top illustrators TASCHEN's regular Illustration Now! series brings you the latest groundbreaking work from the worlds most exciting illustrators. A stimulating mix of established master draftsmen and neophytes working in a vast range of techn...

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Illustration Now! Portraits

The field of illustration has flourished over the last decade with professionals working both by computer and by hand. In illustration the single most challenging and captivating subject has been the portrait frequently used in editorials advertising products and most recently being the subject o...

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Poke the Box: When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?

Poke the Box is Seth Godin's spirited call to action for anybody too afraid to try something new now relaunched and repackaged. If you are happy being just a dreamer perhaps you don't need this book. If you're enjoying the status quo don't even consider reading this book. If you are content waiti...

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Masters of the Swindle

Con artists hoaxsters racketeers thieves: since the beginning of time there have always been schemers eager to make sure a fool and his money will soon be parted. Masters of the Swindle tells 40 irresistible tales of deceit from the late nineteenth century to today. Read all about The Great Diamo...

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Dirty Beasts

Dirty Beasts is a collection of hilarious animal rhymes from the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Reissued in the exciting new Roald Dahl branding. A collection of (mainly) grisly beasts out for human blood ranging from Gocky-Wock the crocodile to Sting-A-Ling the scorpion. Described in verse with...

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Steinweiss.The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover

Alex Steinweiss invented the album cover as we know it. In 1940 as Columbia Records' young new art director he pitched an idea: Why not replace the standard plain brown wrapper with an eye-catching illustration? The company took a chance and within months its record sales increased by over 800 pe...

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100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings

The charm of concrete architecture today. Who has not heard of concrete? It is that ugly stuff they make highway bridges and crumbling walls out of right? Well yes and no. Concrete is actually a name applied to a remarkably wide range of substances used in construction and when it is properly han...

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Illustration Now! Fashion

Styled by hand this title features the many incarnations of illustration in the world of fashion. Every dress begins with a drawing every skirt with a sketch. Illustration is integral to fashion design not only as a means of expression and the starting point of every design but also for patterns ...

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Bfg Slipcase Gift Edition The

An exquisite 30th anniversary edition of The BFG - Roald Dahl's much-loved story of a little girl Sophie and a Big Friendly Giant. This large format paperback comes in a beautiful ingeniously designed slipcase and is a gloriumptious gift for Roald Dahl fans and book collectors. 'Human beans is no...

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