Mark Hearld's Work Book

Author: Mark Hearld,Simon Martin
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858945866
Category: Art
Page: 189
View: 796
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.

Outside Your Window

A First Book of Nature
Author: Nicola Davies
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763655495
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 105
View: 3431
Introduces the sights and sounds of the changing seasons, along city streets and in country meadow.

A First Book of Nature

Author: Nicola Davies
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781406349160
Category: Natural history
Page: 108
View: 307
An exquisite book that evokes a child's first experience of nature. From beachcombing to stargazing, from watching squirrels, ducks and worms to making berry crumble or a winter bird feast, this is a remarkable book - part poetry, part scrapbook of recipes, facts and fragments - and a glorious reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. Mark Hearld's pictures beautifully reproduce the colours of the seasons on woodfree paper, and Nicola Davies' lyrical words capture the simple loveliness that is everywhere, if only we can look.

Flying High

My Story: From AirAsia to QPR
Author: Tony Fernandes
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241970199
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 4177
'What a life. Tony Fernandes has accomplished amazing things - and who's to say what he can go on to achieve?' Sir Richard Branson The inspiring story of business hero and Apprentice Asia star Tony Fernandes As a boy, Tony Fernandes wanted to be a pilot, a footballer or a racing driver. By 2011 he'd gone one better: founding his own airline and his own formula one team, and becoming Chairman of Queens Park Rangers, helping them reach the Premier League again after a 15-year absence from the top flight. Flying High is the memoir of an exceptional business leader; the man who created Asia's first budget airline, democratizing air travel in Asia and building AirAsia into a multi-billion-dollar company in the process. Published as Tony returns as the face of the second series of Apprentice Asia, this inspiring personal story will be a major global publishing event. Tony Fernandes studied at Epsom College, UK, and the London School of Accoutancy. He worked for Virgin Communications and Warner Music before acquiring AirAsia and relaunching it as Asia's first low-cost carrier in 2001/2. He is currently Group CEO of AirAsia, Chairman of QPR football club and owner of the Caterham F1 team. Tony has been awarded a CBE, titled twice by the King of Malaysia and awarded the Legion d'Honneur by the French government. He has also received awards from major business media outlets including theInternational Herald Tribune, Business Times, Business Week, Fast Company and Forbes.

Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How

Everything You need to Design, Build and Create
Author: Taunton Press
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 1603764127
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 480
View: 331
The latest addition to Black Dog's best-selling Wisdom and Know-How series, this complete, all-in-one, easy-to-follow resource, from the reliable experts at Taunton Press, covers everything you need to know about woodworking, from carving to building to finishes. Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How is the essential go-to book for every woodworking project under the sun, from building kitchen cabinets to refinishing a deck. Published in the same oversized, comprehensive, winning format as the other books in Black Dog's Wisdom and Know-How series, this book is organized by topics such as Types of Wood, Building a Workshop, Working and Finishing Wood, Design and Styles, and Small and Large Projects. Each section is further broken down into chapters that cover specific skills, projects, and crafts for both the beginner and the advanced woodworker?Choosing Plywood, Cutting Dovetails, Building a Look-Inside Birdhouse, Relief Carving, Constructing a Classic Bed, Handheld Power Tools, Building a Cherry Chest of Drawers, Milling Lumber Four-Square, Fashioning a Shaker- Style Clock, and much more. Chapters feature step-by-step instructions, and an appendix of essential resources for supplies, tools, and materials is also included. The text, sourced from Taunton Press's vast cache of projects and woodworking advice is trusted, tried, and true. Other titles in the Know-How Series, include: Survival Wisdom & Know-How (978-1-57912-753-4) Country Wisdom & Know-How (978-1-57912-239-5) Natural Healing Wisdom & Know-How (978-1-57912-800-5) Craft Wisdom & Know-How (978-1-57912-863-0) Garden Wisdom & Know-How (978-1-57912-837-1)

Rena Gardiner

Artist and Printmaker
Author: Julian Francis,Martin Andrews
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908213303
Page: 160
View: 7732
A biography of English printmaker Rena Gardiner, replete with nearly 200 illustrations of her work, many of which have never been published before.

I Thought about It in My Head and I Felt It in My Heart But I Made It with My Hands

Author: Rob Ryan
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847861712
Page: 208
View: 8669
Rob Ryan's art--delicate, colorful, playful, and evocative--brings sophisticated layers of emotion to simple vignettes with universal appeal. In this, the first book of his collected artwork, Rob Ryan combines a childlike enthusiasm for color and craft with a romantic's compulsion to explore love, desire, fantasy, and melancholy. Working principally in papercuts and stencils, and often mixing startling artistry with a raconteur's turn of phrase, he is able to craft an entire world within his artwork--from the slender and telling movement of characters in his narratives to the gentle complexity of fantastical flora and fauna in his irreverent silhouettes. Each work--whether it's a stand-alone screen print, a single papercut from one of his intoxicating children's stories, or design objects from egg cups to Victorian-style porcelain dog figurines--is a fairy tale in itself. Bright and engaging, and edited in close collaboration with the artist, this beautiful monograph brings together work from every facet of Ryan's career to date, and--through an accompanying text written specially for the book--explores the themes, styles, palettes, and preoccupations present throughout. Playing on familiar oppositions of isolation and creativity, alienation and warmth, even innocence and experience, Ryan's work strikes the perfect balance between humor and vulnerability, wit and wisdom.

Song of the Wild

A First Book of Animals
Author: Nicola Davies
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763691607
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 108
View: 4234
An extensive look at nature in verse. An essential introduction to the animal world with exquisitely modern illustrations.

100 Great Children's Picturebooks

Author: Martin Salisbury
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780674087
Category: Design
Page: 216
View: 3455
This unashamed visual feast celebrates the best designed and illustrated picturebooks from around the world over the past one hundred years. Each book is a creation of genius and inventiveness, and their design and illustration represent such diverse trends as the Russian Constructivists, Italian Futurists, and Postwar Neo-romantics. They are also mirrors of their times reflecting social concerns from a child's and family's perspectives throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century. Fearlessly confronting the frontiers between a child's picturebook and art, this is a collection of books that anyone with an interest in design, illustration, or simply children's literature should know about.

The Unsophisticated Arts

Author: Barbara Jones,Peter Blake,Simon Costin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908213129
Category: Art
Page: 199
View: 1048
With full color illustrations, this is Barbara Jones seminal account of 1940's British folk and outsider art. Previously unpublished art and ephemera are included.

Missing Mummy

A book about bereavement
Author: Rebecca Cobb
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447270002
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 8994
Written and illustrated by the talented and award-winning author-illustrator Rebecca Cobb, this extraordinary book deals with the loss of a parent from a child's point of view. Perfectly pitched text and evocative artwork explore the many emotions a bereaved child may experience, from anger to guilt and from sadness to bewilderment. And importantly, the book also focuses on the positive - the recognition that the child is still part of a family, and that his memories of his mother are to be treasured. Beautifully illustrated with moments of wonderful warmth and the gentlest humour, Missing Mummy is a touching, honest and helpful book that approaches a difficult subject with great integrity.

The Christmas Eve Tree

Author: Delia Huddy
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763679178
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 9977
a homeless boy's rescue of a scrawny Christmas tree sparks a glimmer of hope that has far-reaching effects.

The English Cathedral

Author: Martin Barnes,Peter Marlow,John Goodall
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858945972
Category: Architecture
Page: 127
View: 9241
Among the most magnificent buildings of England are its Anglican cathedrals, great symbols of spiritual and architectural power. No one can fail to marvel at Durham’s incomparable Romanesque masterpiece, the elegant stylistic unity of Salisbury, the world-famous stained glass of Canterbury or the striking Gothic scissor arch at Wells. In this breathtaking new book, award-winning Magnum photographer Peter Marlow has captured the nave of each of England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals. Taken in natural light at dawn, usually looking towards the east end of the building, these remarkable images bring into sharp relief the full splendour of the architecture, whatever the style. Marlow’s spellbinding photographs are accompanied by his commentary on the project, including sketches and preparatory shots; an introduction by curator Martin Barnes on the tradition of church photography in England, particularly the work of Frederick Evans and Edwin Smith; and a concise summary of each cathedral interior by architectural historian John Goodall. This special collector's edition comprises a blocked, cloth-bound hardback edition of the book and a signed, hand-finished print, placed together in a slip case.

Salar the Salmon

Author: Henry Williamson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571048113
Category: Atlantic salmon
Page: 209
View: 4058
Salar is a five-year-old salmon returning to the stream of his birth. He faces great dangers - cruising lampreys, poachers with their cruel nets and spears, sharp-eyed otters, cascading falls - all between Salar and his goal in the spawning sands.


A Pregnancy Journal
Author: Nikki McClure
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781570616815
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 5955
This beautiful journal is filled with Nikki McClure's signature images and ideas for embracing beauty, joy and courage in the journey towards motherhood. Filled with new gorgeous paper-cut artwork, the journal's colourful pages and thoughtful directives encourage women to record their pregnancy from the first month through the welcoming of their little one into the world.

Ravilious & Co.: The Pattern of Friendship

Author: Andy Friend
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500773904
Category: Art
Page: 320
View: 6368
A dynamic tale of art and friendship, set between the World Wars, against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world Eric Ravilious is one of the best-known twentieth-century English artists. For many, his watercolors capture the spirit of midcentury England. But while he had a style of his own, he did not work in isolation; he worked within a network of artists that included fellow students at the Royal College of Art such as Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Enid Marx, Percy Horton, Peggy Angus, and Helen Binyon. The story of this beloved artist is also a biography of the group of fellow creators with whom he associated—men and women who inspired, challenged, and influenced one another—from their student days up through the Second World War. Drawing on extensive research, Andy Friend considers the predecessors in the English watercolor and wood-engraving tradition that influenced the group’s art and demonstrates the significance of women artists, whose place within this interwar-era network has often been neglected. Published to coincide with the seventy-fifth anniversary of Ravilious’s death, Ravilious & Co. accompanies an exhibition of the same name, touring throughout England in 2017.


Creative Spaces for Creative People
Author: Sally Coulthard
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
ISBN: 1911127519
Category: Design
Page: 224
View: 6433
Art, craft and all things homemade have never been more popular and the trend for working from home continues apace. But it can be tricky to carve out a space in your house that lets you indulge your passion or earn a living from your creativity. Studio and study spaces are special places – full of creative spirit and practical potential – and there's never been a greater demand for a book that shows you how to carve out a corner that allows you to not only practice your craft, but inspires and facilitates the very work you create. Real-life case studies from seven different countries, ranging from crafters, writers, designers and artists, show readers just what can be achieved on every budget. Many of the studio owners featured have a dedicated and ever-expanding social media following, including fashion designers Kiel James Patrick and Sarah Vickers, woodworker Ariele Alasko, designer Sarah Sherman Samuel, fine artist Lisa Congdon and decor8 blogger Holly Becker. Detailed chapters outline the vital pieces needed to create a functioning and inspirational studio space, while also taking an in-depth look into different styles of studios for craft and creative activities. With Studio, Sally Coulthard shows you that spaces for creativity can be easy to make, look beautiful, and fitted into any home.

The Glorious Flight

Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909
Author: Alice Provensen,Martin Provensen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101643714
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 400
View: 4820
Winner of the Caldecott Medal, this stunningly illustrated book depicts Louis Bleriot's historic first cross-Channel flight.

Jonny Hannah

Greetings from Dark Town
Author: Jonny Hannah,Philip Hoare,Peter Chrisp,Sheena Calvert
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858946191
Category: Art
Page: 168
View: 2929
The illustrator Jonny Hannah was born and bred in Scotland, and now lives by the sea in Southampton, but he also resides in Darktown – a mysterious coastal town, not found on any map, peopled by pin-up girls, jazz artists and tattooed sailors. Darktown is home to the Unquiet Grave junk emporium; the Mermaid Café, where folk legend Woody Guthrie still plays each week; McVouty’s vintage clothes shop; and a pier with a condemned helter skelter. Joining Hannah on his trip to downtown Darktown are the writers Philip Hoare and Peter Chrisp, who explore the eclectic influences on Hannah’s work, and Sheena Calvert, who introduces a special typographic catalogue of hand-drawn lettering. As he tours Darktown, Hannah presents his prints and paintings in thematic chapters reflecting his passions, and bids farewell to his alter ego, Rocket Man, who inhabits the darkest corners of pop culture.

An Alphabet of London

Author: Christopher Brown
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858945736
Category: Art
Page: 93
View: 4325
Linocuts illustrate buildings, monuments, historic events, and personalities from London's history and present as conceived by the author, who was born and raised in the city.