This excellent book, written by the established author David Acheson, makes mathematics accessible to everyone. Providing an entertaining and witty overview of the subject, the text includes several fascinating puzzles, and is accompanied by numerous illustrations and sketches by world famous cartoonists. This unusual book is one of the most readable explanations of mathematics available.
Journey Through Japan
Author: Hans H. Kruger, Keystone Japan
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
This stunning travel pictorial highlights the fascinating culture, art, architecture, and people of Japan. The nation of Japan is a diverse mixture of seething metropolises and peaceful temple complexes, of the most advanced in high technology and primitive folk festivals, of kimonos and business suits. Despite or even because of these contradictions, outsiders find the island nation unusually fascinating. Although Japan is the most Westernized of Asian nations, it still retains its own identity. material and spirituality, gaudiness and simplicity, noise and silence intermingle, forming an exquisite dreamlike creation. Symbols and rituals count as important foundations of the modern state. The past lives on in tea ceremonies and ikebana, in sumptuous temple celebrations and joyful festivals. More than 180 pictures illustrate the many facets of a nation existing somewhere between the past and the future. Four special sections report on the aesthetics of eating, the pleasures of hot baths, the little-known snow country to the north and the peculiarly Japanese fusion of art and craft.
Author: H. B. Gibson
Examines the current state of the ancient, highly misunderstood art, exploring recent theories and research concerning its nature as well as its uses in psychotherapy and even physical medicine
A tale inspired by near-future apocalypse prophecies finds math prodigy and Maya descendant Jed DeLanda invited by his former mentor, Taro, to travel back in time into another person's life more than thirteen centuries earlier to learn about a "sacrifice game" that has been described in a newly discovered Mayan codex.
Author: Kenneth Oppel
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
From the Printz-Honor-winning author of Airborn comes an absorbing YA novel about a teen boy whose scientist parents take in a chimpanzee to be part of the family. For thirteen years, Ben Tomlin was an only child. But all that changes when his mother brings home Zan -- an eight-day-old chimpanzee. Ben's father, a renowned behavioral scientist, has uprooted the family to pursue his latest research project: a high-profile experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills. Ben's parents tell him to treat Zan like a little brother. Ben reluctantly agrees. At least now he's not the only one his father's going to scrutinize. It isn't long before Ben is Zan's favorite, and Ben starts to see Zan as more
Bowie in Berlin
Author: Thomas Jerome Seabrook
Publisher: Jawbone Press
This is a biographical and historical account of the recording of David Bowie's albums 'Low', ''Heroes'' and 'Lodger'. Set against the backdrop of post-war Berlin it features a cast of characters including Iggy Pop, Kraftwerk and Robert Fripp. It also looks at the influence Bowie's 'Berlin Trilogy' has exerted on other musicians.
Author: Lora DiFranco, Ali Forbes, Erin Guido
Free Period is a coloring book full of abstract patterns to unplug, relax, and reignite your creativity. Just like having a free period when you were in school, you can use this coloring book however you want: zone out, meditate, or get inspired for a creative project of your own. The book includes 31 original designs by 4 friends that wanted an easy way for adults and kids to squeeze in a creative project every day. You can see the artwork being made by Free Period fans around the globe by searching #freeperiodpress.
Author: Carter E. Foster, Palazzo reale di Milano, Fondazione Roma. Museo, Fondation de l'Hermitage
Publisher: Skira - Berenice
An extensive study on Hopper, which accompanies a major travelling exhibition and illuminates the life and work of one of America’s most celebrated artists. Illustrated with over 150 oils, watercolors, etchings and drawings with comments on their formal and technical characteristics, this exhibition’s catalog offers an updated critical interpretation of Edward Hopper’s work and an alternative view to the extensive literature that already exists on this artist. Among the artworks included are Cape Cod Sunset, Second Story Sunlight, and some interesting self-portraits from the Whitney Museum of American Art; the famous Morning Sun from the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, and a number of lesser-known watercolors and oils from Hopper’s journeys to Paris. Also included are essays by several noted scholars, and an extensive chronology and bibliography. Perfect for casual perusing or serious study, this lavish exploration of Edward Hopper’s work is certain to find a wide audience.
Author: Fondation Beyeler
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Mark Rothko, the great American artist of Russian descent, is one of the chief exponents of Abstract Expressionism. His paintings, predominantly in a large format and featuring horizontal layers of pigment on a monochrome foundation, will forever be in our pictorial memory as the epitome of classical modernism. By means of Rothko's central work groups from all creative periods - among them the Rothko Room in the Phillips collection and the Harvard Murals of Harvard University -, this book looks at the artist's affinity between picture and viewer. Rothko's adamant insistence on controlling the presentation of his works set him apart from the art scene of his time as early as the beginning of the fifties. His pictures were to be hung closely together in small rooms with soft lighting and large formats were to provide an immediate experience - as a concept which has been most famously and definitively realized in the Rothko Chapel in Houston.
Author: New Line Books, Concepts Confidential
Publisher: Grange Books Plc
These 29 books all feature the works of a legendary artist, each a master of the period in which they painted. From old masters Rubens and Rembrandt, to impressionists Monet and Renoir, to modern artists Picasso and Dali, these square-shaped books are perfect overviews of each artist's scope of work.
Kama Sutra for Her
Author: Eleanor McKenzie
Publisher: Quiver Books
The Kama Sutra was originally compiled by a man over 2,000 years ago, and was intended for men to read. The Kama Sutra is the most famous of the eastern love texts, but if it were written by a woman today, it would certainly have a lot more to say! Finally, here is the ultimate new sex guide for women and their partners. Kama Sutra for Her is the first book to reinvent the Kama Sutra for modern women. This book incorporates seduction, foreplay, sexual positions, and other ancient erotic traditions into contemporary sexual practices.