By David Farley
A visual and anecdotal exploration of the curious worlds hidden beneath our feet, including ancient cities, salt mine cathedrals, underground amusement parks, and more.From bone-filled catacombs to sculpted salt churches to hand-carved cave complexes large enough to house 20,000 people, Underground Worlds is packed with more than 50 unusual destinations that take some digging to find. Award-winning travel writer David Farley revels in the unexpected, whether it is a cave city in China which houses one of the world's largest collections of Buddhist art or an old salt mine converted into a theme park in Romania.Stunning photos help readers see places they could not even imagine, such as a three-story underground train station in Taiwan that is home to the a 4,500-panel "Dome of Light" that is the largest glasswork on Earth, as well as secret spaces, such as an ornate temple built beneath a suburban home in Italy. Throughout the fascinating text are themed entries of underground systems such as the 2,500-year-old water tunnels of Kish Qanat in Iran or engineering marvels like the New York City steam tunnels.
Feast Your Eyes
By Brittany Wright
The ombrè craze sweeping fashion and beauty rendered in beautiful, edible color.The gradient photography style that has made Wright an internet sensation is the inspiration for this vibrant four-color collection of food photography. Kaleidoscope Kitchen illustrates the color variations found in the foods we eat, composing photos along these minute shifts in color to create striking works of art. Each image is an antidote to noise, a breath of fresh air for a busy audience looking to find beauty in the simple things.In a hundred gorgeous, serene photos, Wright inspires readers to play with color in their lives - and in their kitchens.
By Serena Hodson
'This charming little book captures man's best friend at its silliest: upside down. acked with laugh-out-loud photographs, it has every breed imaginable and is sure to warm even a cat lover's heart.' Katya Edwards, Daily MailCelebrated pet photographer Serena Hodson's silly, drooly, whimsical, and fun Upside-Down Dogs is sure to bring a smile to every dog lover's face. Her unique perspective brings these sweet, full-color photos to life on the page.Hodson takes beautiful colour photographs of humankind's best friend . . . but her furry subjects are always upside down. The results are stunning, charming, and laugh-out-loud adorable. No matter the breed, no matter the background, Hodson is able to capture the personality of each dog she works with. There's no better book to help someone turn their frown upside down.
By Amanda Lucidon
A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama-many never before seen-coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format.Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her tenure to promote girls' education, combat childhood obesity, and support military families. In Chasing Light, former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon, who spent four years covering the First Lady, shares a rare insider's perspective, from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. This collection of 150 candid photos-many previously unreleased-and Amanda's narrative reflections reveal just what makes Mrs. Obama so special. From an affectionate moment with her daughters atop the strikingly empty Great Wall of China to exuberant moments with schoolchildren and quiet moments between the First Lady and President Obama, the photos are a vibrant, candid, and beautiful celebration of the First Lady, capturing the qualities and strengths that have made Mrs. Obama so beloved.
The Art Of Movement
By Ken Browar, Deborah Ory
The Art of Movement is an exquisitely designed, beautifully produced book that captures the movement, flow, energy, and grace of many of the most accomplished dancers in the world. These are the artists, from all walks of life, who are defining dance today. Here they are frozen in time in the most exquisite poses, and yet there's a feeling of movement in every photograph that makes the appear to be dancing across the pages. Accompanying the photographs are intimate and inspiring words from the dancers, as well as from choreographers and artistic directors, on what dance means to them. Dance is experiencing an unprecedented moment in popular culture. The Art of Movement is the perfect book for newly avid fans, as well as long-time lovers of dance.
By Seth Casteel
Photographer Seth Casteel's underwater photographs of dogs and babies have captivated an international audience. Now, Seth has found the perfect way to capture our other best friends: cats!A beautiful, funny gift book with more than 80 previously unpublished photographs, Pounce reveals adorable cats and kittens as they pounce and jump through the air, arms outstretched - all in Casteel's signature up-close, mid-action style.
By John Carder Bush
KATE is a collection of beautiful images from throughout Kate Bush's career. It includes outtakes from classic album shoots and never-before-seen photographs from The Dreaming and Hounds of Love sessions, and rare candid studio shots and behind-the-scenes stills from video sets, including 'Army Dreamers' and 'Running Up that Hill'. These stunning images will be accompanied by two new essays by John Carder Bush: From Cathy to Kate, describing in vibrant detail their shared childhood and the early, whirlwind days of Kate's career, and Chasing the Shot, which vividly evokes John's experience of photographing his sister. John Carder Bush: For me, each of these images forms part of a golden thread that shoots through the visual tapestry of Kate's remarkable career. Storytelling has always been the heartbeat of Kate's body of work, and it has been a privilege to capture these photographic illustrations that accompany those magical tales
By Hal Buell, David Halberstam
Organized by year, the photographs in this stunning and emotional work create a poignant visual chronicle of our times. The images here, many of which are seared into our collective consciousness, include raising the flag at Iwo Jima, a young Vietnamese girl fleeing her village, her body burned by napalm, and the collapse of the World Trade towers. Others show less-well-known, but equally as powerful scenes from children in war-torn Liberia washing themselves in a bucket of water to a high-diver at the Barcelona Olympics. Each photograph is narrated with an essay by Hal Buell, the former head of picture services at Associated Press. An illustrated timeline of each year places the photographs in historical context.
Ansel Adams 2016 Engagement Calendar
By Ansel Adams
The 2016 Engagement Calendar features a wide range of Ansel Adams' most beloved images, all impeccably printed in duotone to the high standards established by Adams himself. From iconic National Parks photographs to intricate nature and architectural studies, the selection features images both familiar and rarely seen. Ample space for recording appointments and a section of monthly calendars are provided for long-term planning. Elegant and practical, the Engagement Calendar is the perfect desk organizer and an attractive gift.
Houses of Civil War America
By Hugh Howard
Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversay of the Civil War and a fitting sequel to Houses of the Presidents, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA takes readers into the daily lives of the most important historical figures in the nation-defining conflict. From modest abolitionist homes to the plantations of the antebellum south. Howard and Straus bring the most intimate moments of the war to life. With insightful narrative and gorgeous photography, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA demonstrates - through these landmark homes - the nation we were and the nation we became.
Scotland's Finest Landscapes
By Colin Prior
Colin Prior is one of the finest landscape photographers in the world and one who knows the Scottish wilderness like no other. Going to extremes in order to capture the most magical qualities of a landscape, his patience and masterful eye for natural beauty have produced extraordinary images over a remarkable career.This large format collector's edition, with a foreword by Sir Chris Bonington, is presented in a large landscape-format cloth-covered hardback in a slipcase, making it a perfect gift. The book showcases the very finest panoramas over that long career and combines them with his greatest new, unpublished images to present a beautifully-curated exhibition of work. Arranged by region and complete with maps that pinpoint the locations of every shot and chart their sweep for armchair travellers, photographers and anyone keen to appreciate these special views in person, this is a work of breathtaking beauty.
Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley: Celebrating the Park at 150
By Peter Galassi
A magnificent deluxe, oversized book timed for the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Yosemite Grant, an event that laid the groundwork for the National Parks system.Ansel Adams first visited Yosemite in 1916, at the age of fourteen and returned every year throughout his life. It was in Yosemite that he fell in love with Western wilderness and became a photographer; he took more photographs at Yosemite than at any other place.Roughly 150 breathtaking images are exquisitely reproduced in this large-format clothbound book. There are notable portraits of El Capitan, Half Dome, Cathedral Rocks, Royal Arches, and other distinctive rock formations that frame the valley; grand views in all seasons and all states of weather; intimate details of nature from the Valley floor; the waterfalls - Bridaveil, Yosemite, Vernal, Nevada; studies of trees, from the giants of the Mariposa Grove to the exquisite white blossoms of the dogwood. There are gathering and clearing storms, snow and ice, bright sunshine, and the subtle shades of dawn and dusk.The photographs have been selected and sequenced by Peter Galassi, who was Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York from 1991 to 2011. His abundantly illustrated introduction sets Adam's pictures within the rich history of imagery of Yosemite.
Smithsonian Civil War In 3D
By Michael Stephenson, Smithsonian Institution
The everyday experiences of Union and Confederate soldiers are vividly captured in historic 3D images, seen through an accompanying stereoscopic viewer, in this unique book-and-box format.The life of a soldier during the Civil War, whether Union or Confederate, was brutally hard and tremendously bleak in ways that are difficult to fathom. Yet, the war also had its moments of heroism, pride, and humanity. The Civil War in 3D transports us to this defining time in our country's history and puts us right in the middle of the battlegrounds.This unique book-and-box format includes 35 stereoscopic photographs, a sturdy metal stereoscopic viewer through which to see them, and a 176-page illustrated paperback book that tells of the war from the soldiers' perspective, including firsthand descriptions in the form of letters and diaries. What they ate, where they slept, how they filled the long hours while waiting for the next battle to start, and other aspects of their gritty existence are presented along with a timeline of the war that puts the experiences described into context.The 35 3D photographs, many culled from the Smithsonian archive, include images of soldiers building winter quarters, preparing food in the mess hall, bathing in a river in Virginia, waiting at the depot to be transported to the front lines, building roads, following the wagon trains from battle to battle, and recuperating from wounds in hospitals. Detailed descriptions of the scenes depicted in the photographs are included on the back of each card.