• The Polaroid Corporation's photography collection is the greatest portfolio of Polaroid images in the world. Begun by Polaroid founder Edwin Land and photographer Ansel Adams, the collection now includes some 23,000 images by hundreds of photographers throughout the world, including pieces by the likes of David Hockney, Andy Warhol, and Jeanloup Sieff.The Polaroid Book dives into these archives, paying tribute to a medium that continues to defy the digital age. Like an oversized Polaroid film pack, this collection curates works by luminaries and unknowns alike, celebrating the boundless possibilities that develop inside the white borders of the original instant photograph. Features:more than 250 works from the Polaroid Collectionsan essay by Polaroid's Barbara Hitchcock on the beginnings of instant photography and the collection's historya chapter featuring the various types of Polaroid camerasAbout the seriesBibliotheca Universalis - Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe! ISBN 9783836579858
  • If you want to make it beyond Instagram as a photographer you have to give a solid listen to the ideas, tips and overall mindset that Finn shares in this workshop. @alexstrohl Don't just take a picture, make photos that move people. Storytelling is a gift to photographers, letting you weave together characters, events, locations and subjects into a work of beauty greater than the sum of its parts. There are as many stories to tell as pictures to take, but there are also tried-and-tested methods you can adopt to help improve your photography and streamline your workflow. In this beginner-to-pro workshop, award-winning photographer and influencer Finn Beales teaches enthusiasts and aspiring professionals how to master every element of the photographer's process. By following his five-step course - Pitch, Prepare, Shoot, Edit and Deliver - you will develop the same successful, reliable working methods that earn influence and delight audiences, regardless of what genre you're working in. Create intrigue, pull in your audience and tell richer, more rounded stories using your DSLR camera. Want to craft a shoot from start to finish? All the essentials are covered, from building a story into your creative, shoot preparation, the necessary gear and props, working with mood-boards and call sheets, compositional balance, and directing models, right through to post production, editing and file delivery. Discover within: What equipment you'll need, when and why; The secret to key shots and essential techniques; Plot devices to help you craft your narrative; Step-by-step DSLR projects to perfect your skills; Effortlessly capture events, landscapes, portraits, interiors and experiences; How to edit better and be different; Extra exercises to improve your smartphone photography. Compose for impact. Stand out through story. ISBN 9780711254701
  • This lavish coffee-table book traces the history of photography from the first black and white images to celebrated examples of 21st-century digital photography. Photography celebrates the most iconic photographs of the past 200 years and includes more than 50 biographies of the most famous photographers, explaining how they pushed the bounds of the medium. It also shows the extraordinary cameras that photographers experimented with, from the daguerreotype to the latest camera phones. Charting the influence of social and cultural change, as well as the impact of science and technology, this beautiful book follows the history of photographs from the first grainy attempts at portait and landscape photography to gritty photojournalism, street photography, and digital photography, with special features delving into the stories behind photographic images that changed how people saw the world. Packed with information and full of inspiration, Photography is the perfect photography book for budding photographers, seasoned professionals, and anyone with an interest in the fascinating story of photography. ISBN 9781409346456
  • Photography: The Whole Story is a celebration of the most beautiful, meaningful and inspiring photographs that have arisen from this very modern medium. It begins with a succinct overview of photography, placing it in the context of the social and cultural developments that have taken place globally since its arrival. Organized chronologically, the book then traces the rapid evolution of photographic style, period by period and movement by movement. Illustrated, in-depth essays cover every photographic genre, from the early portraits and tableaux to the digitally manipulated montages, split-second sports images, and conceptual photographs of today. The ideas and works of key photographers are assessed to reveal what motivated them, who influenced whom, and what each was striving to achieve. Detailed cultural and individual artist timelines clarify historical context. ISBN 9783836582506
  • Photography: The Whole Story is a celebration of the most beautiful, meaningful and inspiring photographs that have arisen from this very modern medium. It begins with a succinct overview of photography, placing it in the context of the social and cultural developments that have taken place globally since its arrival. Organized chronologically, the book then traces the rapid evolution of photographic style, period by period and movement by movement. Illustrated, in-depth essays cover every photographic genre, from the early portraits and tableaux to the digitally manipulated montages, split-second sports images, and conceptual photographs of today. The ideas and works of key photographers are assessed to reveal what motivated them, who influenced whom, and what each was striving to achieve. Detailed cultural and individual artist timelines clarify historical context. ISBN 9780500296103
  • Since the inception of photography as an art form nearly 200 years ago, women have played an important role in the development of the genre, often pushing boundaries and defying social convention. This comprehensive volume presents fifty-five of the most important women photographers such as Eve Arnold, Nan Goldin, Candida Hoefer, Dorothea Lange, Inge Morath, and Cindy Sherman. Each artist is profiled in spreads featuring splendid reproductions of their key works and in-depth overviews of their careers and contributions to photography. Biographical information for each subject and a contextual essay focusing on the impact of women in the history of the medium makes this an excellent illustrated reference. ISBN 9783791384665
  • Over 150 essential mantras for anyone interested in taking good pictures. In Photography Rules, Paul Lowe (expert photographer and lecturer) provides over 150 bite-sized dos and don'ts from the likes of Dorothea Lange, Don McCullin, Martin Parr, Rankin and Richard Avedon. Whether you're a complete beginner using your iPhone, looking to improve your DSLR skills or are already a professional, this book will give you insider tips inspired by the greatest photographers from history - as well as original pieces of advice from some of the most well-respected living photographers. Each of the pithy entries combines a specific rule with commentary from the author on how best to put the advice into practice. Chapters include:Making Photographs: Covering genre, composition, operational function, working with your subject, lighting, post-production and print. Being a Photographer: Insider guidance on attitude, creativity, understanding photography and finding your purpose. Professional Practice: Dos and don'ts about being a professional, working with clients, marketing yourself, developing your career, making money and collaborations. With succinct, accessible and engaging entries, expert advice from the author and original quotes from the some of the greatest living photographers - readers can either dip in at random or read religiously. This is the perfect introduction to photography for students, and will provide endless inspiration for amateurs and professional photographers alike. ISBN 9780711242586
  • Catherine Cho's son was three months old when she and her husband left home to introduce him to their families. Catherine herself could never have envisaged how the trip would end for her - surfacing in an involuntary psychiatric ward, separated from her husband and child, unable to understand who she was, or remember how she got there. In her two weeks on the ward, Catherine turned to her notebook to reconstruct who she was, piece by piece, from the fragments of her life as they drifted back to her. The result is this powerful exploration of psychosis and motherhood, at once intensely personal, yet holding within it a universal experience - of how we love, live and understand ourselves in relation to each other. 'A haunting, eloquent evocation of becoming a stranger to yourself' Observer 'Striking and original' Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Times 'Completely devastating. Completely heartbreaking' Daisy Johnson SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE *Observer Book of the Week* *A Guardian Memoir of the Year 2020* *Harper's Bazaar 10 Women Who Will Shape What You Watch, See and Read in 2020* ISBN 9781526619044
  • From the same author that brought us The Little Book of Hygge, this book reveals the secret to filling your life with happy moments, and how to remember them for ever. Each year we are given 365 days. Some of those days pass us by without leaving a trace, and some days seem to stick in our minds for the rest of our lives. Do you remember your first kiss? Swimming in the sea on holiday? The first time you drove a car? Research has shown that when our senses are stimulated and when we are conscious of our emotions, we are more likely to recall those precious moments - which is why the butterflies in your tummy, the sun on your skin or the thrill of sitting at the wheel probably flood back to you so easily. But those happy memories don't have to be reserved for big life events. Drawing on global surveys, behavioural science experiments and data gathered by The Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik is here to show how we can we can turn ordinary experiences into something extraordinary. Whether it's eating dinner at the table rather than in front of the TV, exploring a new part of your neighbourhood, or planning how you're going to celebrate your small wins, this book will help you find the magic in the every day, and create memories you will cherish forever. ISBN 9780241508701
  • The Italians have a secret . . . There are said to be over 300 shapes of pasta, each of which has a history, a story to tell, and an affinity with particular foods. These shapes have evolved alongside the flavours of local ingredients, and the perfect combination can turn an ordinary dish into something sublime. With a stunning cover design to celebrate its 10-year anniversary, The Geometry of Pasta pairs over 100 authentic recipes from critically acclaimed chef, Jacob Kenedy, with award-winning designer Caz Hildebrand's incredible black-and-white designs to reveal the science, history and philosophy behind spectacular pasta dishes from all over Italy. A striking fusion of design and food, The Geometry of Pasta tells you everything you need to know about cooking and eating pasta like an Italian. 'Beautiful, and an instant classic' Nigella Lawson 'Really delicious, authentic pasta recipes' Jamie Oliver 'Every cook - from the novice to the seasoned chef - will learn something from this exquisite and delightful book' Jack Monroe ISBN 9781529054392
  • A new edition of the iconic chef's globally bestselling home-cooking book, published on the 10th anniversary of its first releaseWhat does Ferran Adria eat for dinner - and how did he feed the hard-working staff at his fabled elBulli, the first 'destination restaurant', nestled on the Mediterranean coast north of Barcelona? The Family Meal features a month's worth of three-course menus created for and by Ferran and his team - meals that nourished and energized them for each evening's service. It's the first - and only - book of everyday recipes by the world's most influential chef, now with a brand-new foreword by Ferran himself. ISBN 9781838662899
  • "Today, I'm enjoying myself, but behind the smile, I struggled. Before I made it I often cried." Antoine Griezmann is one of the world's greatest footballers but it hasn't been easy. This is his inspirational, untold story of how he had to overcome the odds to reach the top. ISBN 9781911613350
  • Gary Speed's tragic death on November 27 2011 rocked the football world. Aged just 42, he was found hanged in the garage of his home. A long-standing legend of the game and manager of Wales, he appeared to have everything to live for. Now in paperback edition, his family and friends speak honestly about the man they knew and loved. ISBN 9781911613312
  • At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark. ISBN 9781861978776
  • Miami, 1963. A young boy from Louisville, Kentucky, is on the path to becoming the greatest sportsman of all time. Cassius Clay is training in the 5th Street Gym for his heavyweight title clash against the formidable Sonny Liston. He is beginning to embrace the ideas and attitudes of Black Power, and firebrand preacher Malcolm X will soon become his spiritual adviser. Thus Cassius Clay will become 'Cassius X' as he awaits his induction into the Nation of Islam. Cassius also befriends the legendary soul singer Sam Cooke, falls in love with soul singer Dee Dee Sharp and becomes a remarkable witness to the first days of soul music. As with his award-winning soul trilogy, Stuart Cosgrove's intensive research and sweeping storytelling shines a new light on how black music lit up the sixties against a backdrop of social and political turmoil - and how Cassius Clay made his remarkable transformation into Muhammad Ali. ISBN 9781846974762
  • Successful jump jockeys come from a variety of backgrounds. Their childhoods and upbringings show vast differences. Some originate from families already connected to horses and racing - they were always going to be riders. Yet others have parents who have no equine connections whatsoever, which presents the question: why did these kids become jockeys and how?In her latest book on racing, best-selling author Henrietta Knight - the three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer of the legendary Best Mate - charts the lives of more than 80 jump jockeys in the hope of finding out what inspired them in childhood to take up one of the most dangerous jobs in sport. Among the great and good to be profiled are household names such as Richard Dunwoody, John Francome, Sir Anthony McCoy and Ruby Walsh, and throughout Starting From Scratch we discover how many of racing's most celebrated individuals opted to take the path they did. ISBN 9781839500305
  • More words have been written about Muhammad Ali than almost anyone else. He was, without doubt, the world's most-loved sportsman. At the height of his celebrity he was the most famous person in the world. And yet, until now, the one voice missing belonged to the man who knew him best - his only sibling, and best friend, Rahaman Ali. No one was closer to Ali than Rahaman. Born Cassius and Rudolph Arnett Clay, the two brothers grew up together, lived together, trained together, travelled together, and fought together in the street and in the ring. A constant fixture in his sibling's company, Rahaman saw Ali at both his best and his worst: the relentless prankster and the jealous older brother, the outspoken advocate, the husband and father. In My Brother, Muhammad Ali, he is able to offer a surprising insider's perspective on the well-known stories, as well as never-before-told tales, painting a rich portrait of a proud, relentlessly polarizing, yet often vulnerable man. In this extraordinary, poignant memoir, Rahaman tells a much bigger and more personal story than in any other book on the great man - that of two brothers, almost inseparable from birth to death. It is the final and most important perspective on one of the most iconic figures of the last century. A Sunday Times Book of the Year 'Rahaman has, at last, written the definitive biography on his late brother, which tells the real Ali story' - Mike Tyson 'The real life of the Great One' - George Foreman ISBN 9781789461718
  • To Liverpool fans he was 'God', but Robbie Fowler has never told his full story until now. In A Footballer's Life Robbie takes us on a journey through the twenty games that have shaped of his career and thinking about football from Hillsborough to Istanbul, via the cup treble, that celebration, all those goals, Houllier, Benitiez, Klopp and the rest. Personal and revealing, Robbie stories come from a life spent inside the game. He invites us inside the dressing room, sharing stories of legendary team-mates like Rush, Owen and Gerrard, his love of the Kop, his greatest achievements and his biggest regrets as well as the money, fame, and the hoopla that surrounds the modern game. Discussing frankly his rise to football's top table, his struggles with injuries and retirement as well as his feelings about the modern game, A Footballer's Life harks back to a simpler time when fans and players shared the same story, and when the local boy really could dream of scoring a hat-trick for his home club when Saturday came. ISBN 9781788701112

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