Angie Lewin

Plants and Places
Author: Leslie Geddes-Brown
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858945361
Category: Art
Page: 191
View: 1613
The artist Angie Lewin has a unique vision of the natural world. This title presents over 70 of Lewin's crafted linocuts and wood engravings. The works are grouped according to habitat together with drawings, paintings, and collages from Lewin's sketchbooks of grasses, seed pods, seaweed, and shells.

Garden Wisdom

Author: Leslie Geddes-Brown
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858944623
Category: Gardening
Page: 159
View: 9151
Comprising extracts on subjects as varied as water gardens and window boxes, lettuces and lupins, this anthology offers insights into the patience and versatility required of the successful gardener as he or she negotiates the vagaries of soil, climate and seasons - to say nothing of the temperamental behaviour of different plants.

Natural garden style

gardening inspired by nature
Author: Noë̈l Kingsbury,Nicola Browne
Publisher: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 191
View: 2515
A timely in depth exploration of approaches to garden design that take their inspiration from nature. Features a section on creating and maintaining your own natural style garden.

Blind Run

Author: Patricia Lewin
Publisher: Panther Press
ISBN: 1940547903
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 1165
Decker was a specialized hunter for a CIA Shadow Organization, working deep undercover to track down and capture ruthless international mercenaries and fugitives. Then a daring mission takes a lethal turn, leaving innocents dead in its wake, and Ethan’s wife a prime target of a ruthless assassin. To save her, and because he can no longer justify his actions, Ethan exiles himself to a remote desert in New Mexico, a prisoner of his own guilt and grief. Then one searing day, a former member of Decker’s covert team arrives at his door, shepherding two children. She entrusts them to his protection and leaves without explanation. Suddenly, the race is on: to reach his ex-wife before the deadly assassin finds her, and to unlock the mystery behind the two children—who have become pawns in a dark conspiracy so evil that even this former spy cannot imagine the peril that lies directly in his path.

Mark Hearld's Work Book

Author: Mark Hearld,Simon Martin
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858945866
Category: Art
Page: 189
View: 9120
The artist Mark Hearld finds his inspiration in the flora and fauna of the British countryside: a blue-eyed jay perched on an oak branch; two hares enjoying the spoils of an allotment; a mute swan standing at the frozen water’s edge; and a sleek red fox prowling the fields. Hearld admires such twentieth-century artists as Edward Bawden, John Piper, Eric Ravilious and Enid Marx, and, like them, he chooses to work in a range of media – paint, print, collage, textiles and ceramics. Workbook is the first collection of Hearld’s beguiling art. The works are grouped into nature-related themes introduced by Hearld, who narrates the story behind some of his creations and discusses his influences. He explains his particular love of collage, which he favours for its graphic quality and potential for strong composition. Art historian Simon Martin contributes an essay on Hearld’s place in the English popular-art tradition, and also meets Hearld in his museum-like home to explore the artist’s passion for collecting objects, his working methods and his startling ability to view the wonders of the natural world as if through a child’s eyes.

Rex Ray

Art + Design
Author: Rex Ray,Michael Paglia
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811859752
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 7635
From album covers and conert posters to prints featured by interior designers to paintings and collage in fine art collections, Ray's artwork is a combination of pop sophistcation, commercial design, and handmade craft. Paper cutouts, mixed-media collages, paintings, dgital prints, and graphic design and music packaging launched his visual career.--Inside front cover.

Linocut for Artists and Designers

Author: Nick Morley
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1785001469
Category: Art
Page: 300
View: 6996
Linocut is used to stunning effect by artists, illustrators and designers because of its strong graphic qualities, accessibility and versatility. Whether you are printing by hand on your kitchen table or on a press in a print studio, this book gets you started and goes on to explore the myriad creative applications of linocut. It encourages you to experiment with different approaches to image making and explores new ways of thinking about how linocut can be used. Nick Morley shares his experience and specialist knowledge to make this practical guide an essential companion for everyone interested in this addictive and absorbing medium. Detailed information on which tools to buy, where to find the best materials, and how to set up your working space backed up with clear, step-by-step instructions and over 300 colour illustrations make this an essential guide to the vibrant and exciting art of linocut.

The Fat of the Land

Author: John Seymour
Publisher: Little Toller Books
ISBN: 9781908213488
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 200
View: 1296
A seminal book, reissued after almost 50 years, offering a personal vision of a less-mechanized and less polluting world.


Author: Jon Burgerman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735229805
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 9539
For fans of The Book with No Pictures and Press Here, this hilarious interactive picture book lets kids in on the joke. “A brilliantly playful book that experiments with the physical boundaries of the book as an object, encouraging interaction and imagination.” —Oliver Jeffers, bestselling illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit See what happens when flipping the page of this gleeful picture book gets you—SPLAT!—a pie in the face, followed by—SQUISH!—an insect sandwich, and—SPLASH!—a deluge of water balloons. Bright colors and appealing visual gags add up to a perfect mess—no cleanup necessary.

The Grammar of Ornament

Author: Owen Jones
Publisher: N.A
Category: Decoration and ornament
Page: 157
View: 1581

The Road to Lichfield

Author: Penelope Lively
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802197361
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 8897
A Man Booker Prize–shortlisted first novel and a “searing study of the peculiar state of being in love” (The Sunday Telegraph). In The Road to Lichfield, Penelope Lively explores the nature of history and memory as it is embodied in the life of forty-year-old Anne Linton, who comes to her father’s aid when he is moved into a nursing home in a distant town. As she shares his last weeks, she unexpectedly learns that her father had a mistress. With this new knowledge, Linton must examine the realities of her own life—of her childhood, her marriage—and ask, what secrets has she also kept? Deeply felt and beautifully controlled, The Road to Lichfield is a subtle exploration of chance and consequence, of the intricate weave of generations across a past never fully known, and a future never fully anticipated. “Like all of Lively’s best novels, The Road to Lichfield contains beneath its modest veneer great depths of intelligence, perception and feeling.” —The Washington Post Book World

Rena Gardiner

Artist and Printmaker
Author: Julian Francis,Martin Andrews
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908213303
Page: 160
View: 6926
A biography of English printmaker Rena Gardiner, replete with nearly 200 illustrations of her work, many of which have never been published before.

The Worm Forgives the Plough

Author: John Stewart Collis,Robert Macfarlane
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780099529484
Category: Agriculture
Page: 304
View: 1847
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE During the Second World War, John Stewart Collis volunteered to leave his comfortable life as an academic to work on the land for the war effort. His account of this time perfectly captures the soft-handed, city-dweller's naivety and wonder both at the workings of nature and the toughness of life on a farm. It's set in the south of England and comprises exquisitely written sections on whatever happens to take Collis's fancy and inspire his thoughtful curiosity, ranging from humorous sketches of the characters he works alongside; mini-essays such as 'Contemplation upon Ants', The Mystery of Clouds', 'Colloquy on the Rick', 'Meditation while Singling Mangolds', 'The Garden of Eden'; and celebrations of the earthworm, pea and potato. His mind ranges far and wide through literature science and philosophy as well as amazing descriptive writing, which makes for a book that is as uncategorisable as it is enchanting.

Grandma Bird

Author: Benji Davies
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471171817
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 1002
A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale. Noi isn’t at all sure about staying at Grandma’s. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there’s not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in and the grass grows sideways . . . But that’s before Noi gets swept up in the dramatic rescue that will mark the beginning of their touching new friendship.

The Villa Rouge

Author: Maggie Ross
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 1848665784
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 6860
Morgan Perincall's marriage is already disintegrating when her husband volunteers for service in France. Dazed by his desertion, she sends their children west to safety, and leaves London for the dubious sanctuary of her childhood home, the Villa Rouge. Situated on the East coast, it is vulnerable to German attack. Caught between the open hostility of her father's housekeeper and the suffocating affection of Charlie, who for all his enthusiasm is not fit for service, Morgan's days are brightened by the arrival of an R.A.F. squadron - a chance to relive the romances of her wilder youth. But the fall of Dunkirk brings a sobering taste of defeat, and the Battle of Britain soon sees the once-carefree pilots fighting for their lives, their country. With danger drawing ever closer, and the secrets of her past beginning to unravel, Morgan discovers that sometimes the best intentions can leave the darkest legacies.

A Book for Cooks

101 Classic Cookbooks
Author: Leslie Geddes-Brown
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858945798
Category: Cooking
Page: 223
View: 2460
A stylish compendium of 100 of the world's best cookery books, from the seventeenth century to the present day.

Trickster Travels

A Sixteenth-century Muslim Between Worlds
Author: Natalie Zemon Davis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0809094347
Category: History
Page: 435
View: 7902
Presents the story of Leo Africanus and his famous sixteenth-century geography of Africa that was to introduce the continent to European readers, in a detailed history that documents such elements of his life as his imprisonment by the pope, work as a Christian writer, and relationships with powerful individuals from a range of cultures and religions.

World of Flowers

A Colouring Book and Floral Adventure
Author: Johanna Basford
Publisher: Virgin Books
ISBN: 9780753553183
Page: 80
View: 3800
Show your colours. Join 'colourist queen' Johanna Basford on a floral adventure around the world and beyond, into the realms of fantasy and imagination. This sensational new colouring book is filled with countless new blooms and blossoms ready for you to discover and bring to life in colour. An abundance of fascinating florals awaits, including ... Dainty ballerina-esque Fuchsias, Bleeding Heart Orchids, Swirls of Osteospermums, Oriental Poppies, Fabulous Persian Poppies, Mexican Passion Fruit Flowers, Vibrant pinwheels of Phlox Peppermint Twist, Helleborus, Roses and Ranunculus, Bumblee-bee Primroses, Giant Pink Lotus Blossoms from the lily ponds of India, Curtains of exotic Jade Vine, Snowdonia Hawkweed, Rafflesia Arnoldii from the rainforests of Indonesia, Rothschild's Slipper Orchid from Northern Borneo, Mexican Chocolate Cosmos - which apparently smell as good as they look!, The spectacular nocturnal Kadupul flower which only blooms at night, and more! Johanna has picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen colour palette. The smooth, untextured pages allows for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with coloured pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.

Conflict and Costume

The Herero Tribe of Namibia
Author: Jim Naughten
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858946009
Category: Photography
Page: 105
View: 4649
"In the second half of the nineteenth century, the influence of missionaries, traders and immigrants in what became German South-West Africa led to the adoption by the Herero of the European dress of the day: floor-length gowns, Western-style suits and hats, and military uniforms. Following the terrible German-Herero war of 1904-08 and the end of German colonial rule in 1915, the dresses and uniforms - including those of killed or departed German soldiers - became central to the rebuilding of Herero cultural identity. In Conflict and Costume, acclaimed photographer Jim Naughten captures the colourful Herero attire in a series of spectacular portraits set against the Namibian landscape." -- Inside dust jacket.

Lucienne Day

In the Spirit of the Age
Author: Andrew Casey
Publisher: ACC Distribution
ISBN: 9781851497270
Category: Design
Page: 247
View: 6637
Presenting a study of many aspects of the work of Lucienne Day, bringing together her work in textiles, wallpaper, carpets and ceramics from both Britain and Europe. Andrew Casey has uncovered unpublished material from the Lucienne Day Archives and the R