Little Book of Prada

Author: Laia Farran Graves

Publisher: Welbeck Publishing

ISBN: 9781787394599

Category:

Page: 160

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Little Book of Prada explores the evolutions and innovations of the brand, as well as a design ethos informed by an interest in minimalism and contemporary art.

Critical Fashion Practice

Author: Adam Geczy,Vicki Karaminas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474265553

Category: Design

Page: 232

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There is a new form of design practice within the contemporary fashion industry which is active in complex forms of social commentary and critique. While fashion in the modernist era has shown signs of criticism and subversion, these were either in the form of subcultures or perversions, such as punk or BDSM styling. Today, however, these genres have been absorbed into the fashion industry itself, meaning that "critical fashion†? is now far from limited to the subcultures from which it came. This book explores this new space for criticism within the popular fashion sphere to demonstrate how designers are disrupting conventions, challenging beliefs and stirring change from within the system itself. Critical Fashion Practice considers a range of contemporary designers across the globe, from the US to Japan, whose conceptual designs embody this critical language, including case studies such as Rei Kawakubo's deconstructive silhouettes for Comme des Garçons and Walter Van Beirendonck's sadomasochistic menswear collections, amongst other key players such as Miuccia Prada, Vivienne Westwood and Viktor & Rolf. Arguing that the rise of critical fashion coincides with a noticeable decline in the criticality of art, Geczy and Karaminas go beyond slotting fashion into previously established art theories. Conceiving a new cultural role for fashion that affords insight into identity, class, race, sexuality and gender, this book shows how fashion can not only reflect and comment on, but can also be a part of social change.

A Little Book Of Random Quotes

Author: Kurt Vogler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 132972657X

Category: Reference

Page: 184

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A collection of over 500 light hearted and inspirational quotes, spanning four millenia of wisdom from some of history's greatest minds.

The Little Book of Perfumes

Author: Luca Turin,Tania Sanchez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110154533X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 4417


The quintessential guide to the one hundred most glorious perfumes in the world. When Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez published Perfumes: The Guide in 2008, it was hailed as "ravishingly entertaining" by John Lanchester in The New Yorker, "witty and knowledgeable" on Style.com, and "provocative and hugely entertaining" by the Times Literary Supplement. The Little Book of Perfumes focuses on just one hundred masterpieces of perfume: ninety-six five-star perfumes from the original book, as well as four "museum" perfumes-legendary scents that are preserved in the Versailles Osmothèque. This stunningly produced petite volume offers lovers of perfume the best of the best-a perfect gift book for anyone looking either for a brilliant fragrance or an intelligent, witty read.

The Little Book of Tokyo

Author: Ben Simmons

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462920209

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 8193


Take a photographic journey through the modern marvels and historical treasures of Tokyo with this informative, portable Japan travel guide. In The Little Book of Tokyo, veteran photojournalist Ben Simmons continues a quest he began over two decades ago to seek out and share his creative viewpoint and insider's perspective. Small enough to carry while traveling in Japan, this book is an ideal travel companion for a Tokyo experience, whether you're planning a trip, already on your way, or merely dream of going. A series of 50 informative mini essays are organized into four chapters: Tokyo's Edo Legacy Tokyo Towns City Perspectives Spirit of Tokyo The Little Book of Tokyo is the perfect introduction to this enchanting, ultra-modern megacity and provides an immersive take on Tokyo combining Japanese history, photography and cultural commentary. It weaves a tapestry of the city's many unique idiosyncrasies, offering strategies for exploring the High City to the Low City, Tokyo Bay to the top of Tokyo Skytree, and the most critical places and happenings in between, including architecture, festivals, and landmarks. It also beautifully captures the many inhabitants of Tokyo, painting a rich and multi-faceted picture of this capital city.

The Little Book of Sewing

Author: Karen Ball

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788546695

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 1931


Looking for a new calm in this crazy world? The Little Book of Sewing is your pocket-sized guide to creating your own zen with nothing more than a needle and thread. This little book is packed with essays, anecdotes, quotes, how to guides and practical tips and contains all you need to channel your creative energy and start sewing today. It will show you how to: Sew yourself calm, thread a needle, sew a gift, turn your passion into fashion and much more!

The Little Book of Bling

Author: Lee Bok

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1848398158

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 1492


It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that BLING! This is a compendium of Hip-Hop culture, covering: Bling do's and don'ts; What's bling bling and what's not; How to talk like a gangsta; Bling icons: Bling proverbs, jokes, and more.

The Little Book of Mum Hacks

Author: Kate Murnane

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1841884693

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 5586


'Perfect for new parents. These hacks are genius!' Louise Pentland, bestselling author of MumLife 'Total genius!' Giovanna Fletcher, bestselling author of Happy Mum, Happy Baby Packed with over 150 life-changing tips, tricks and hacks, this little book will help make your home happier and your life easier. Whether you're a mum-to-be or have children already, this practical guide contains everything you need to know about savvy parenting (and will wish someone had told you sooner!) From tips on cleaning and tidying to cooking and playing, plus with a section dedicated to those first few these months taking care of a newborn, these small everyday changes will help keep you sane and your children happy, calm and healthy. Illustrated with cute line drawings throughout and a beautiful gold foiled hardcover, this is the perfect gift for all mums. *** 'Such a great, helpful gift for new parents' - Libby Page, bestselling author of The Lido

The Little Book of Life Skills

Author: Erin Zammett Ruddy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538751690

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

View: 6636


With tips from leading experts in every field, The Little Book of Life Skills is the practical guide on how to solve the trickiest tasks in your day and make life a little easier. We all have areas of our lives that make us feel disorganized, unprepared, or stressed out. From creating a calmer morning routine to setting yourself up for a good night's sleep, and everything in between, there are easy and proven ways to do things better. Whether you need advice on how to end an argument, iron a shirt, or keep your inbox under control, Erin Zammett Ruddy has spoken to experts including Rachael Ray, Dr. Oz, Arianna Huffington, and condensed their wisdom into easy to follow steps for all of life's simple and not-so-simple tasks, such as: Working from Home Effectively Keeping a Houseplant Alive Giving Constructive Feedback Arranging the Perfect Cheese Board, and many more The Little Book of Life Skills offers simple strategies for being better grown-ups. It's the perfect guide for anybody who wants to get organized, be more efficient throughout the day, and finally learn the best way to fold that #$% fitted sheet.

Ani Trime's Little Book of Affirmations

Author: Ani Trime

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1635861853

Category: Self-Help

Page: 136

View: 2799


“Every thought I think is creating my future.” So begin the 52 affirmations of Ani Trime, a beloved teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition who began her own life as a gruff, plainspoken West Virginian. Noted for her humor and no-nonsense approach to spiritual practice, Trime offers wise uplifting affirmations that will resonate with everyone. Collected in an appealing, pocket-size volume, Ani Trime’s Little Book of Affirmations features original illustrations created by 39 well-known contemporary commercial artists. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.