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Menswear Illustration

978-0-500-51779-6

“The drawings range from beautifully photorealistic (Kilroy’s own style) to considerably more eccentric offerings, such as the attenuated drawings of creative director, designer and stylist Aitor Throup.”

— WWD

“Features a portfolio of 290 drawings by various talents…The works of each vary greatly in aesthetic.”

— Surface

Mexico: A Culinary Quest

978-0-500-97082-9

Mexico is a history of Mexico, Mexican cuisine, its culture and way of life in more than 100 informative profiles and thousands of tantalizing photographs… You will learn about not only the culinary culture but also about the arts and people, especially great chefs… It is simply a delight to hold it in your hands or scan through its pages.”

— The Washington Book Reivew

Miró's Magic Animals

978-0-500-65066-0

“Lively… [Antony] Penrose invites children ages 4-8 to look closely at the work of painter Joan Miró, and recounts a trip with the famed Catalan to the London Zoo.”

— The Wall Street Journal

“This unique book is a must-have for art lovers and the budding artist or art aficionado.”

— New York Journal of Books

“Lively… [Antony] Penrose invites children ages 4-8 to look closely at the work of painter Joan Miró, and recounts a trip with the famed Catalan to the London Zoo.”

— The Wall Street Journal

“This unique book is a must-have for art lovers and the budding artist or art aficionado.”

— New York Journal of Books

“Charming… This title makes Miró’s work feel as though it were created just to delight the imagination of children. Readers gain an understanding of what the artist looked like, how he worked, and the animals he looked at to make his work. Throughout, a peppering of children’s illustrations support the idea of embracing the unusual and wondrous.”

— School Library Journal

“This is a wonderful and very personal account of the great Spanish artist, Joan Miró.”

— Imagination Soup

Mirror of the World: A New History of Art

978-0-500-28754-5

“A wonderful guide. Bell has a passion for art, a good eye, and a writing style full of grace and energy…A great leap beyond the conventional survey.”

— Art & Auction

“A valuable and entertaining adventure in art history.”

— Bloomsbury Review

“Bell applies his painter’s eye and sensibility to unusual juxtapositions of world cultures.”

— Minneapolis Star Tribune

“An extraordinary book for any reader.”

— Choice

Modern Architecture: A Critical History

978-0-500-20395-8

“A useful and wide-ranging work of superior architectural scholarship, this ambitious publication contains many chapters that stand on their own as perceptive essays; it is marked throughout by a consistently mature critical intelligence.”

— New York Review of Books

Modern Art in Detail: 75 Masterpieces

978-0-500-23976-6

“One of “The Best Art Books of 2017”

— The Independent (UK)

“A handsome and useful guide to how great paintings work their magic upon us… In part a technical examination, and in part a free-floating poetic interpretation of a much more personal kind.”

— The Independent (UK)

The Modern Explorers

978-0-500-51684-3

“Numerous black-and-white archival photos and dramatic color images illustrate these remarkable contemporary journeys in search of river sources, remote populations, and an experience of a lifetime.”

— School Library Journal

“The 39 essays include a gem by Karen Darke, who at 21 was paralyzed from the chest down in a climbing accident on a Scottish sea cliff, and who realized a lifelong dream in adaptive-climbing El Cap.”

— Rock and Ice

“A great book on modern adventures in extreme environments.”

— The San Francisco Chronicle

“Perfect for the armchair daredevil in all of us.”

— Woman Around Town

“provide[s] a tantalizing taste of adventure…to sow the seeds of interest in like-minded individuals.”

— The Underground Movement

Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George

978-0-500-09374-0

“Seventy color plates of [O’Keeffe’s] works from that period—flowers, fruits, landscapes, trees, and leaves—are featured.”

— Boston Sunday Globe

“O’Keeffe’s distillation of forms from that time …created a visual language both extremely sensual and intensely private, even though her work was meant for public display.”

— THE Magazine

“This luscious book is a revelation.”

— The Boston Sunday Globe

Moment by Moment

978-0-500-97077-5

“The earliest picture in John Loengard's Moment by Moment was taken in 1953 when he was a Harvard undergraduate; an attractive young woman in an overcoat and scarf leads students through a snow-covered Harvard Yard to class. Mr. Loengard already knew how 'to let the camera marry reality to form' (his prescription for a successful picture), and a few years later became a LIFE staff photographer.”

— The Wall Street Journal

“It's fair to say photographer John Loengard is a LIFE magazine legend. The impressive collection of portraits includes Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall in the 1960s, Queen Elizabeth in Ethiopia, and Louis Armstrong sipping beer at a Queens barbershop…Mariah Carey lounging at a friend's apartment in the 1990s, Maya Angelou, weeks before she read a poem at Bill Clinton's inauguration, and Annie Leibovitz atop the Chrysler Building.”

— The Cut, New York Magazine

“Loengard's…subjects, whether famous or unknown, are treated with the same careful, thoughtful eye.”

— TIME

“Loengard counted everyone from monarchs to pop stars among his subjects. Vanity Fair once called him 'an oracle,' but he shrugs off such praise. 'Taking a photograph,' he says, 'is as simple as boiling an egg.'”

— The Telegraph (UK)

“'A great photographer has the knack of putting a great picture in front of his camera,' (Loengard once said). It's a mantra that's visible in this collection.”

— Huck Magazine (UK)

“The book is beautifully done…The design is excellent and complements the immediacy and strong presence of the photographs.”

— Philip Trager, photographer

“Loengard has a trained eye for the decisive moment. With material ranging from celebrities to marginalized citizens to his own family members, he takes a sweeping sojourn down memory lane, with striking juxtapositions.”

— American Photo

Moments That Made the Movies

978-0-500-51641-6

“A coffee-table book with a brain… Thomson is arguably the best American film critic since Pauline Kael, and almost everything he has to say in “Moments” is savvy and stimulating.”

— The Washington Post

Moments That Made the Movies, is cinema history cloaked as a coffee-table showpiece. It comes at 70 individual films—usual suspects and irregulars alike— by way of a defining sequence. Whichever his approach, this most offbeat of cinephiles and spot-on of writers shows how the part represents the whole. The consistent delight of Moments, which samples both the thin crust (When Harry Met Sally …) and the deep dish (The Passenger), is how Thomson makes the reader see how often the microcosm is both macro and cosmic.”

— San Francisco Chronicle

“A marvelous wordsmith with a keen eye, Thomson …somehow manages to illustrate his many moments in films both obscure …and legendary.”

— The Boston Herald

“The Brit transplant's long experience with writing accessible, entertaining, idiosyncratic, erudite and enlightening movie books led him to the most delightful one of all: Moments that Made the Movies…This is a keeper.”

— IndieWire.com

“Explores iconic scenes in both classic and contemporary films that were not only enjoyable, but in some way groundbreaking.”

— The Huffington Post

Moments That Made the Movies is full of assured declarations, chatty asides and free-associative essays…both fun and not a little feverish…Moment by moment, each statement is certainly worth considering, made as it is by a highly respected critic who is appreciated exactly for such a garrulous parade of this-not-that explications.”

— New York Times Book Review

“If your imagination is captured by freeze frames …movie history might be summed up in film historian David Thomson's Moments That Made the Movies. Films are often encapsulated by single scenes — consider the boulder pursuing Indiana Jones or Joseph Cotten's endless wait at the end of The Third Man—and the ever-sharp Thomson picks several dozen to tell the story of cinema.”

— CNN.com

“The idea here is to focus on a series of moments in seventy-two films of particular significance and accompany them with wonderful stills representing those moments.”

— The Nation

“Accompanied by wonderfully evocative stills, this eminently browsable book is certain to delight film lovers.”

— Booklist/American Library Association

“[A] film-lover's treasure…The book's effect is undeniable, as the reader feels determined to hit the nearest theater.”

— Publishers Weekly

“It is fascinating to read why such moments as the airplane scene in North by Northwest, the initiation of Michael Corleone into the family business in The Godfather, the noir mood of the pool scene in Sunset Boulevard, and the café scene in Bonnie and Clyde …are important in the history of film…Highly recommended.”

— Library Journal

“Unafraid to stump for lesser-known and lowbrow movies …may inspire you to look at the whole medium anew.”

— The Week

“Thomson’s …moments are captured in a few pages each, with 250 glorious stills accompanying the brief analyses.”

— Shelf Awareness

“A visually thrilling tour of the magic of the movies, one special moment at a time.”

— American Profile

“This book is both a visual delight and a valuable tool for anyone who enjoys a good movie.”

— Lifestyle Mirror

“Film critic David Thomson is an artist who paints pictures with words. … What makes Moments special is Thomson’s choices. He doesn’t spotlight the obvious moments. … In doing so, Thomson reveals unique and telling moments in film history that viewers may have overlooked. Moments That Made the Movies is a treasure-trove that highlights and helps etch many of these films into the minds of cinephiles.”

— Lafayette Journal & Courier

“[Thomson’s] basic premise in this beautifully illustrated book is sound—that it is the moments from movies that we retain rather than the whole thing.”

— The Buffalo News

“A real treasure.”

— Woman Around Town

“Tells of many an incredible filmed moment.”

— Short and Sweet NYC

“A lovely visual and written pairing that will be perfect for any film or arts library.”

— The Midwest Book Review

“Remarkable…Thomson remains acutely sensitive to the motion picture’s birthplace in the world of still imagery.”

— Rangefinder

Moments That Made the Movies

978-0-500-29155-9

“A coffee-table book with a brain… Thomson is arguably the best American film critic since Pauline Kael, and almost everything he has to say in “Moments” is savvy and stimulating.”

— The Washington Post

“A marvelous wordsmith with a keen eye, Thomson …somehow manages to illustrate his many moments in films both obscure …and legendary.”

— The Boston Herald

“The Brit transplant's long experience with writing accessible, entertaining, idiosyncratic, erudite and enlightening movie books led him to the most delightful one of all: Moments that Made the Movies…This is a keeper.”

— IndieWire.com

“Explores iconic scenes in both classic and contemporary films that were not only enjoyable, but in some way groundbreaking.”

— The Huffington Post

Moments That Made the Movies is full of assured declarations, chatty asides and free-associative essays…both fun and not a little feverish…Moment by moment, each statement is certainly worth considering, made as it is by a highly respected critic who is appreciated exactly for such a garrulous parade of this-not-that explications.”

— The New York Times Book Review

“If your imagination is captured by freeze frames …movie history might be summed up in film historian David Thomson's Moments That Made the Movies. Films are often encapsulated by single scenes — consider the boulder pursuing Indiana Jones or Joseph Cotten's endless wait at the end of The Third Man—and the ever-sharp Thomson picks several dozen to tell the story of cinema.”

— CNN.com

“The idea here is to focus on a series of moments in seventy-two films of particular significance and accompany them with wonderful stills representing those moments.”

— The Nation

“Accompanied by wonderfully evocative stills, this eminently browsable book is certain to delight film lovers.”

— Booklist/American Library Association

“[A] film-lover's treasure…The book's effect is undeniable, as the reader feels determined to hit the nearest theater.”

— Publishers Weekly

“It is fascinating to read why such moments as the airplane scene in North by Northwest, the initiation of Michael Corleone into the family business in The Godfather, the noir mood of the pool scene in Sunset Boulevard, and the café scene in Bonnie and Clyde …are important in the history of film…Highly recommended.”

— Library Journal

“Unafraid to stump for lesser-known and lowbrow movies …may inspire you to look at the whole medium anew.”

— The Week

“Thomson’s …moments are captured in a few pages each, with 250 glorious stills accompanying the brief analyses.”

— Shelf Awareness

“A visually thrilling tour of the magic of the movies, one special moment at a time.”

— American Profile

“This book is both a visual delight and a valuable tool for anyone who enjoys a good movie.”

— Lifestyle Mirror

“Film critic David Thomson is an artist who paints pictures with words. … What makes Moments special is Thomson’s choices. He doesn’t spotlight the obvious moments. … In doing so, Thomson reveals unique and telling moments in film history that viewers may have overlooked. Moments That Made the Movies is a treasure-trove that highlights and helps etch many of these films into the minds of cinephiles.”

— Lafayette Journal and Courier

“[Thomson’s] basic premise in this beautifully illustrated book is sound—that it is the moments from movies that we retain rather than the whole thing.”

— The Buffalo News

“A real treasure.”

— Woman Around Town

“Tells of many an incredible filmed moment.”

— Short and Sweet NYC

“A lovely visual and written pairing that will be perfect for any film or arts library.”

— The Midwest Book Review

“Remarkable…Thomson remains acutely sensitive to the motion picture’s birthplace in the world of still imagery.”

— Rangefinder

“Experiential…A great thing about Thomson is that he leaves things open.”

— The Key Reporter

“Fascinating.”

— Jewish Scene

Moments That Made the Movies is cinema history cloaked as a coffee-table showpiece. It comes at 70 individual films—usual suspects and irregulars alike— by way of a defining sequence. Whichever his approach, this most offbeat of cinephiles and spot-on of writers shows how the part represents the whole. The consistent delight of Moments, which samples both the thin crust (When Harry Met Sally …) and the deep dish (The Passenger), is how Thomson makes the reader see how often the microcosm is both macro and cosmic.”

— San Francisco Chronicle

Monuments of the Incas

978-0-500-05163-4

“Hemming makes good use of the indispensable work of contemporary Peruvian scholarship…The photographs are so beautiful that they satisfy entirely.”

— Scientific American

“Detailed mythical, historical, and archaeological information on many of the most important architectural works of the Inca empire …extraordinary beautiful photographs …a valuable contribution.”

— Latin American Antiquity

“Hemming’s text is impressively complimented by Ranney’s 174 stunning black-and-white photographs, which do an excellent job of demonstrating the overall splendor…. Highly recommended for both scholars and lay readers.”

— Library Journal

The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of the Southwest

978-0-500-51468-9

“No shortage of vivid color shots of sweeping vistas, typical architecture and iconic signs and symbols of the region. Entices you to travel to the destinations [the author and photographer] so thoroughly cover. A handsome and information-packed guide…”

— The Picture Professional

“A new coffee-table book travels through 28 towns and villages in five states…. Even if you’ve done a lot of wondering around the red rocks, ghost towns, and mining outposts of the West, chances are you’ve missed a few of these places. And as you comb through the 208 pages and 308 images here, some of the places are bound to whisper to you.”

— Los Angeles Times

“A welcome coffee table book…. Filled with interesting facts.”

— New West

The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence

978-0-500-28996-9

“A book that will whet the appetite of those who have not been there and give pleasant remembrance to those who have.”

— Booklist

“To gaze on the evocative photographs by Hugh Palmer is to dream of joining the multiplying numbers of Americans embarking for holidays there.”

— House Beautiful