Abrams Desktop Books
From ground-breaking essays by expert fashion commentators, cultural scholars and collaborators to an Encyclopedia of Collections dating back to McQueen's spectacular 1992 MA graduation show, this hardcover book is the definitive work on one of Britain's most daring and provocative designers. This stunning 352-page compendium has been published to accompany the Victoria and Albert Museum in London’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty retrospective, and has been edited by exhibition curator Claire Wilcox. With more than 440 striking images of previously unseen archival material, it is perfect for devotees of the late fashion visionary. -- Alexander McQueen edited by Claire Wilcox - 352-page hardcover book - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Victoria and Albert Publishing - ISBN: 9781419717239 - Made in the UK
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Hardcover book, titled Anatomy of a Cloud, published by Abrams in 1981, focusing on the paintings and works of abstract expressionist Paul Jenkins with images of his works juxtaposed against popular poems and texts, photographs, sketches and additional imagery. Includes dust jacket.
It's an exhilarating experience dangling your feet from the side of a shaking helicopter while the wind is whipping you in the face. Only having seconds to manually adjust the light and composition to capture the perfect moment, says LA-based photographer Gray Malin. Inspired by the first time he shot Miami's beaches during Art Basel, this 143-page hardcover book is filled with aerial imagery of exotic shores around the world - including Cape Town, Barcelona and Sydney. Place it on your coffee table, or give it to a jet-setting friend. -- 143-page hardcover book - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Abrams - ISBN: 978149720895
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Hardcover, clothbound book, titled Fletcher Benton, published by Abrams in 1991, written by Edward Lucie-Smith detailing the sculptural work of Fletcher Benton.
Frida Kahlo: * In 1950, photographer Gisele Freund embarked on a two-week trip to Mexico, but she wouldnt leave until two years later. There she met the legendary couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Published March 3, 2015. Hardcover. 160 pages *Measurements:* 6.5" x 8.25"
Vive Le Color! Flowers: * Previously published titles in the Vive Le Color series (Butterflies, Japan, and India) are top sellers in the adult coloring book category, with more than 300,000 in print. Compact size makes filling the page easier and is also great for travel. Top-bound pad is ideal for the left- or right-handed. High-quality pages are detachable-perfect for coloring parties or displaying your work. Published January 27, 2016. Paperback. 144 pages *Measurements:* 6.75" x 6.75"
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Hardcover book, titled Sam Francispublished by Abrams in 1982, written by Peter Salz, focusing on life and works of the artist who helped define and influence the abstract expressionist movement.
New Bohemians: * In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. Published April 14, 2015. Hardcover. 304 pages *Measurements:* 8" x 10"
*A Book About Seeing New York City* A is for Atlas. B is for Bagel. C is for Chrysler Building. An ABC book that pays tribute to a child's view of New York City. An ABC book unlike any other, ABC NYC reinvents the genre using an alphabet unique to New York City. From subway signs to building graffiti, NYC's letters are represented everywhere you walk: M is for Manhole cover, T is for Taxi. A child's guidebook to life in New York, ABC NYC beautifully captures the visual vocabulary of the city kid with bold black-and-white photographs and vibrant letters found in some of the most surprising places. Perfect for the youngest set learning the alphabet or collectors of New York memorabilia, ABC NYC is as striking and energetic as the city it reveals. AUTHOR BIO: Joanne Dugan is a New York based photographer whose work has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. She hand prints her limited edition fine art photographs in her darkroom in New York City's Union Square district. She is also the photographer behind the best-selling book Taxi Driver Wisdom and two fine art monographs. Pamela Hovland is a designer and educator whose work has been recognized by numerous national and international design organizations. Even though she learned her ABCs while growing up on a farm in Minnesota, she has lived and worked in New York City and Connecticut ever since. * Hardcover * 56 Pages * Published Date: May 1, 2005
*Anteaters to Zebras* Anteaters to Zebras is a creative, playful, and witty introduction to the alphabet, created by Alan Fletcher, one of the most influential and respected figures in graphic design and a co-founder of the famous design firm Pentagram. Created with Fletcher's grandson in mind, this colorful book expresses the pleasure Fletcher took in turning work and play into the same activity. Children and adults alike will delight in Fletcher's series of brightly colored animals illustrating the letters of the alphabet, and in his infectious sense of fun. * Hardcover * 56 Pages * Published Date: March 1, 2012
*Lucky Ducky* Ducky is unlucky - somehow things just always seem to go wrong. So he decides to look for a four-leaf clover; that will do the trick! But when he goes to the park, there is none to be found. However, what Ducky finds instead is much greater: he meets Piggy, Bunny, and Pup and realizes that having friends makes him the luckiest duck of all! Published February 9, 2016. Hardcover. 32 pages
Bountiful: * Todd Porter and Diane Cu are photographers who publish the immensely popular food, gardening, and lifestyle blog WhiteonRiceCouple.com. Inspired by their love of cooking, growing vegetables and over 38 fruit trees in their suburban garden, Todd and Diane love sharing recipes that are fresh and seasonally simple. Their cookbook, Bountiful, offers 100 seasonal, flavorful, and approachable recipes, 90 of which have not been seen on the blog, each featuring a vegetable or fruit as the star of the meal. The book is also peppered with their own personal stories. Published October 15, 2013. Hardcover. 304 pages. *Measurements:* 8.25" x 10.5"
*The Creeps: Book 1: Night of the Frankenfrogs* In Pumpkins County, weird things happen every day, but nobody ever makes a fuss. Nobody, that is, except the Creeps: Carol, a big-city girl new to Pumpkins County, who finds kindred spirits in Mitchell (monster expert), Jarvis (military brat with logistics know-how), and Rosario (girly girl on the outside, muscle underneath). Published August 11, 2015. Paperback. 128 pages
*Inside This Book* One sibling's work inspires the next, and so on, with each book's text and art mirroring the distinct interests and abilities of its creator. Upon completion of their works, the siblings put one book inside the other, creating a new book to be read and shared by all! Published April 7, 2015. Hardcover. 40 pages
Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home: * In Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home, Emily Schuman expands on the personal lifestyle advice that her fans loved in her first book and on her popular blog, with a focus on interior design and entertaining at home. Published May 19, 2015. Hardcover. 176 pages *Measurements:* 7" x 8"
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Hardcover book, titled Studios by the Sea: Artists of Long Island's East End, published by Abrams, written by Bob Colacello with photographs by Jonathan Becker, focusing on artists who work out of studio spaces along the eastern cost of Long Island.
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Hardcover, clothbound book, titled Pradasphere, published by Abrams in 2015, written by Michael Rock, detailing behind-the-scenes obsessions that influence the iconic designs of the Italian luxury brand. Includes slip case.
Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die: * Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die is the ninth addition to the bestselling Fifty Places series by Chris Santella. Biking has grown increasingly popular in recent years, as both a leisure and an extreme exercise activity, and Santella covers trips for cyclists of every level. Fifty Places to Bike covers environments as varied as the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, the Indochina Trail in Vietnam, and the urban jungle of New York City. With a healthy mix of international and national locations, the 50 chapters capture the breathtaking vistas cyclists will enjoy around the world. As always, the places are brought to life with more than 40 stunning color photographs. Published October 1, 2012. Hardcover. 224 pages *Measurements:* 7" x 8"
*I Am Yoga* I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it. A kid-friendly guide to 16 yoga poses is included. Published September 8, 2015. Hardcover. 32 pages
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Softcover book, titled Avedon Warhol, published by Abrams in 2016, authored by Michael Bracewell, detailing the exhibition at Gagosian London through photograph.
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Hardcover book, titled John Ruskin and the Victorian Eye, published by Abrams in association with the Phoenix Art Museum in 1993, detailing the life, works and writings of the English Victorian era artist.
*Misty Gordon and the Mystery of the Ghost Pirates* Here is a funny middle-grade mystery from a bright new fiction talent. Things in the New England town of Ashcrumb are getting weird. Or just weirder. Misty Gordon, whose antique-dealing parents drive a van that says "D.E.A.D." on the side (for "Deceased's Estate and Antique Dealer"), is accustomed to weird. Published August 1, 2010. Hardcover. 240 pages
*Winter: A Pop-up Book* As day turns to night, bright red cardinals flit from branch to branch, deer paw through the snow, and weasels in their white winter coats frolic among the berry-laden holly. Soon all the animals settle down to sleep. In Winter, simple verse and scenes bring to life the countryside as snow begins to fall. Each spread's pop-up and lift-up flap reveal the wonders of the season and all the animals as they settle down for the night. Published October 6, 2015. Novelty (Pop-up book). 12 pages
Arthur Carter: The Geometry of Passion: * Arthur Carter, who has spent much of his life in the worlds of finance and journalism, is an artist who has created a range of geometric abstractions and whose Orthogonal series will certainly have an important place in the history of sculpture. "Only squares and circles, lines and ellipses," he says, "can elegantly explain and simplify the complex meaning of life. Published March 15, 2016. Hardcover. 272 pages *Measurements:* 8.5" x 10.25"
Sketching Type: A Guided Sketchbook for Creative Hand Lettering: * Get ready to tap into the trend of hand-drawn lettering with Sketching Type! Inside this guided sketchbook, you'll find more than 50 inspirational exercises and creative prompts divided by type style-retro, futuristic, ornamental, and fun-to help generate ideas, encourage experimentation, and make practicing enjoyable. Published February 9, 2016. Paperback. 224 pages *Measurements:* 8.75" x 9.75"
*Under a Pig Tree: A History of the Noble Fruit (A Mixed-Up Book)* The publisher and author of Under a Pig Tree seem to be having communication issues. The author has written a clear, no-nonsense history of figs. But the publisher is sure she meant pigs. Published April 14, 2015. Hardcover. 40 pages
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Hardcover book, titled Pierre Bonnard: The Graphic Art, published by Abrams and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1989, written by Colta Ives, detailing works and influences by the French artist.
*Milestones of Flight: From Hot-Air Balloons to SpaceShipOne* Milestones of Flight takes readers soaring through the high points of American aviation: from the Wright brothers and their competitors to the military pilots who first circumnavigated the globe, from the initial space rocket to the moon walk, from the earliest manmade satellite to today's spy drones. Published June 7, 2016. Hardcover. 112 pages
Everything I Want to Eat: SQIRL and the New California Cooking: * The debut cookbook from Jessica Koslow, award-winning chef of LA's popular restaurant Sqirl, featuring more than 100 fresh, market-driven, healthy, and flavorful recipes. Jessica Koslow and her restaurant, Sqirl, are at the forefront of the California cooking renaissance, which is all about food that surprises us and engages all of our senses - it looks good, tastes vibrant, and feels fortifying yet refreshing. In Everything I Want to Eat, Koslow shares 100 of her favorite recipes for health-conscious but delicious dishes, all of which always use real foods - no fake meat or fake sugar here - that also happen to be suitable for vegetarians, vegans, or whomever you're sharing your meal with. Published October 4, 2016. Hardcover. 280 pages *Measurements:* 8.5" x 10.5"
Chihuly Garden Installations: * The greatest living artist in the medium of glass, Dale Chihuly has long been fascinated by the colors and forms of nature. Over the years, his work has become increasingly open, using forms that show a strong relationship to the architecture of natural shapes. Here, lush illustrations showcase Chihuly's unique glass sculptures positioned among the plants, flowers, and landscapes of some of the world's finest gardens and conservatories, from St. Louis to Phoenix to Kew. Published November 1, 2011. Hardcover. 400 pages *Measurements:* 10.25" x 12.75"
*Whose Truck? This nonfiction follow-up to Whose Tools? features six kinds of trucks - a utility truck, a fire truck, a snowplow, an ambulance, a crane, and a broadcasting truck - with five different parts of each truck properly labeled. The answer to each inquiring refrain of "Whose truck is this?" is revealed under a gatefold, engaging the reader in an informative guessing game about trucks and their operators. Published September 1, 2015. Board book. 16 pages
The Kentucky Derby: * The Kentucky Derby offers a compendium of the legendary horses and rich history, the personalities, and the real-life experience of Derby Day from the backstretch to the winner's circle. With colorful anecdotes and striking photography, Sheri Seggerman and Mary Tiegreen have captured the rivalries, fanfare, and unpredictability that give the Run for the Roses its allure. The third title in a series that celebrates the nation's most iconic sporting events, The Kentucky Derby captures the pageantry and the passion of this great American race. Published April 1, 2010. Hardcover. 128 pages *Measurements:* 7.25" x 8.25"
Allegra Hicks: An Eye for Design: *A look at what inspires fashion, interior, and textile designer Allegra Hicks's signature patterns and interiors. Published November 1, 2010. Hardcover. 224 pages *Measurements:* 10" x 12"
Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works: * On an almost daily basis, Andy Goldsworthy makes art using the materials and conditions he encounters wherever he is, be it the land around his Scottish home, the mountain regions of France or Spain, or the sidewalks of New York City, Glasgow, or Rio de Janeiro. Out of earth, rocks, leaves, ice, snow, rain, sunlight, and shadow he creates works that exist briefly before they are altered and erased by natural processes. Published October 13, 2015. Hardcover. 368 pages *Measurements:* 11" x 14"
Extreme Earth: * Extreme Earth represents an extraordinary achievement in exploration and photography. One of the world's leading documentary photographers, Michael Martin has devoted many years to this vast project, which surveys the four climate zones where extremes of temperature and drought prevail: the Arctic, the deserts of the Northern Hemisphere, the deserts of the Southern Hemisphere, and the Antarctic. Published October 13, 2015. Hardcover. 448 pages *Measurements:* 11.5" x 13.75"
*Devil and the Bluebird* Blue Riley has wrestled with her own demons ever since the loss of her mother to cancer. But when she encounters a beautiful devil at her town crossroads, it's her runaway sister's soul she fights to save. The devil steals Blue's voice - inherited from her musically gifted mother - in exchange for a single shot at finding Cass. Published May 17, 2016. Hardcover. 336 pages
Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One: * Star Wars-the original trading card series from Topps first published in 1977 and 1978-is reprinted here in its entirety for the first time, featuring all five sets of collectible cards and stickers. This deluxe compilation includes the fronts and backs of all 330 cards and 55 stickers (originally sold one per pack), including movie facts, story summaries, actor profiles, and puzzle cards featuring all your favorite characters and scenes from the very first Star Wars movie. Also features four bonus trading cards, as well as an introduction and commentary by Gary Gerani, the original editor of the Star Wars Topps series. A special afterword by Robert V. Conte spotlights the rare Star Wars Wonder Bread trading cards, also reprinted for the first time. Published November 17, 2015. Hardcover. 548 pages *Measurements:* 5.5" x 7.25"
*Lovey Bunny* Lovey Bunny is the happiest little girl around. She loves just about everything - her family, art, watching her mama make things, and especially playing dress-up. Published March 3, 2015. Hardcover, picture. 32 pages
*Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus* Miracle Man is a beautifully illustrated biography of Jesus Christ by award-winning author and illustrator John Hendrix. For all Christian denominations and perfect for families to share throughout the year, this book will be especially beloved by the faithful as a gift for Easter, communions, christenings, religious graduations, and all other secular holidays. Published February 9, 2016. Hardcover. 40 pages
Vive Le Color! Energy (Adult Coloring Book and Pencils): * Coloring is calming-especially when you have all of the supplies at your fingertips! This highly giftable kit contains a 96-page adult coloring book, eight soft-leaded vibrant colored pencils, and a sharpener. Fill in the meditative designs with brilliant shades of red and pink and let the stress of daily life fade away! Published October 14, 2015. Paperback. 96 pages *Measurements:* 10.25" x 7.5"