Cycling is about joy. Sure, it takes willpower, strength, and grit, but at its core, being on a bike is all about rejoicing in the greatest transportational invention in history. I Love My Bike is a photographic celebration of the grand kinship of bicycles, a bond shared by millions of people... More Info
Women are expected to embrace the beautiful gift of becoming a Mommy. Giving birth, nourishing our young these things are the fulfillment of a life 's ambition. You ll be spoken of in the same breath as patriotism and apple pie. There you ll be: on a pedestal, admired, happy. All you have to do is... More Info
Presents seventy design interiors provided by the readers of the DesignSponge website, along with fifty projects with before and after pictures showing transformed rooms, furniture, and accessories.
Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate A-to-Z compendium describes everyone's favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 icons and their place in popular culture, it... More Info
Amazing Photo Pairs—One a Cherished Childhood Snapshot, the Other a Spot-On Accurate, Heartwarming, and Often Hilarious Modern Recreation Everyone has childhood photographs that make them smile, laugh, even tear up. Young Me, Now Me starts with dozens of these wonderful old snapshots then blasts... More Info
For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and fall of the modern recording industry, from an author who has been writing about it for more than ten years. With unparalleled access to those intimately involved in the music world’s highs and... More Info
A final installment in the trilogy that began with The Areas of My Expertise features The Daily Show's "Resident Expert's" latest compendium of trivia and facts completely invented by the author, from the occupations of 700 mole men to the anticipated end of human history in 2012.
As publisher of the notorious satirical magazine "Oz," Neville was at the center of 1960's culture. In "Hippie Hippie Shake," the inspiration for an upcoming major motion picture starring Sienna Miller, Neville demythologizes the 1960s in a funny, colorful, and provocative memoir. Illustrated.
The best-selling author of Where Good Ideas Come From presents an optimistic assessment of how a technologically connected world can enable a better if different future, outlining a rising model of political change that breaks traditional categories of thinking and enables positive solutions.... More Info
Felted fabric is versatile, useful, and fun to work with—and the bold hues of its smooth surface perfectly complement embroidery, allowing the yarn, floss, or thread to really pop. Craft masters Donna Kooler and Linda Gillum bring together these two hot trends in a colorful volume filled with 30... More Info
"Barbara Traub first photographed the effigy of a man set ablaze every year at Burning Man in 1994. Her first shots became the iconic image on her book cover."—Time "Barbara Traub made her first trip to Burning Man and she and the rest of the world have never been the same.
Three visual tours by the influential critic and photographer catalog and assess recent street works by the political graffiti artist and his peers, incorporating into an expanded edition provocative and informative examples by such figures as Eine, Faile and El Chivo. Original.
An up-to-date visual tour of the rest of the graffiti artist's street works from the past five years catalogs more than 100 different locations and is complemented by informative facts, a walking tour of pieces in Banksy's native Bristol and examples of graffiti works by a selection of his peers.... More Info
Draws on over one hundred fifty interviews with key musicians from the punk-rock scene to describe the rise of the genre, from its roots in the 1960s to the influence of such acts as The Clash, The Sex Pistols, and the Buzzcocks.
Feeding Back: Conversations with Alternative Guitarists from Proto-Punk to Post-Rock offers a counter-history of rock music through the lens of interviews with musicians including Richard Thompson, J Mascis, James Williamson, Bob Mould, Tom Verlaine, Lydia Lunch, Lee Ranaldo, Johnny Marr, and John... More Info
Hendrix on Hendrix includes the most important interviews from the peak of Jimi Hendrix's career, 1966 to 1970, carefully selected by one of the world's leading Jimi Hendrix historians. In this book Hendrix recalls for reporters his heartbreaking childhood and his grueling nights on the Chitlin'... More Info
Moving beyond the music and misconceptions, the discussions in this book give voice to the emergent impact of punk in the words of those who participated and were witness, and include those whose livelihoods have been shaped around the punk lifestyle. Punk is notorious for its loud music,... More Info
A companion piece to the author's documentary Who Is Bozo Texino?, this collection of railroad boxcar graffiti gives fascinating insight into vagabond culture. Filled with railroad nostalgia, freight-riding stories, historical oddities, and interviews with the graffiti artists themselves, this... More Info
Winner of the Edna Staebler Award and the Arthur Ellis Award for Non Fiction The Thomas Crown Affairmeets The Devil in the White Cityin this fast-paced true crime story of the seedy-underbelly of international art theft. A major work of investigative journalism, Hot Artis a globetrotting mystery... More Info
Somewhere in the labyrinth of our memories are films that we have seen and cannot forget but frustratingly may never see again because they have mysteriously vanished from the public domain. They may be hidden away in a film studio's vault, buried beneath the floorboards of a filmmaker's home,... More Info
For too long DIY books have suffered the neglect of the literary Establishment. Finally, here in one volume, are the essential DIY tips of the world's greatest writers. Dostoyevsky tells of a young man employed by an elderly lady to retile her bathroom; Caesar puts up a shelf for his rebellious... More Info
A hilarious tour of the state of our mother tongue, from the people who brought you Am I Alone In Thinking . . . ?, Sign Language is a collection the most inappropriate, confusing, poorly translated and mind-bogglingly bizarre signs from around the world.Few things amuse and appal Telegraph readers... More Info
Beginning with the Weathermen explosion in Greenwich Village and ending with punk, the Seventies was the age of extremes, sex, drugs and, of course, rock 'n' roll. Traveling between the underground scenes of London, New York, and California, Barry Miles remembers encounters with the legends of the... More Info
This lavishly illustrated book reveals the state of the art of the custom racing bicycle. Chapter by chapter, the book builds up the complete guide to specifying and buying your dream bike. Each chapter covers a particular part of the bike, from frames to forks, headsets, wheels, tyres, hubs, gear... More Info
To celebrate the acquisition of the Tom Phillips archive, the Bodleian Library has asked the artist to assemble and design a series of books drawing on his themed collection of over 50,000 photographic postcards. These encompass the first half of the twentieth century, a period in which, thanks to... More Info
"The cultural front," James T. Farrell once wrote, was made up of "commercial writers, high-priced Hollywood scenarists, a motley assortment of mystery-plot mechanics, humorists, newspaper columnists, stripteasers, band leaders, glamour girls, actors, press agents, Broadway producers, aging wives... More Info
The author takes readers on a lively tour of the international art scene, visiting galleries, street fairs, and artist's studios in forty-one countries to uncover evidence of exciting art, music, and culture from around the world. Original.
Born on the Shuswap Indian Reservation in British Columbia, Morris Bates became the first professional Elvis impersonator, playing the Las Vegas strip for 10 years after the King's death. In Vegas he appeared on stage at the Silver Slipper, The Landmark Hilton, and Vegas World; he also gave command... More Info
Invisible Publishing’s Bibliophonic Series returns, this time focusing on unsung Canadian punk rock heroes NoMeansNo.NoMeansNo: Going Nowhere, will look at a band whose career has spanned three decades, 14 albums and produced an alter ego that’s become as much a part of the Canadian... More Info
Who among us is brave enough to challenge the mind of Alice Munro? To duel with Leon Rooke's dreams? Or--more daunting yet--to joust with sloppy student grammar? Douglas Glover is the knight-in-arms of contemporary fiction, and Attack of the Copula Spiders a stalwart defense of the literary... More Info
When the first European explorers saw The Great Lakes they called them les mers douces – the sweet seas. They had never before encountered anything comparable. For the First Nations the Great Lakes have long been places of wonder and mystical power. And today the Lakes still have an ability to... More Info
A spiritual sequel to the do-it-yourself handbook Make Your Place, this is a practical guide to prolonging the lives of cherished items in the home. Tips for mending clothing, preserving the harvest from a home garden, drying herbs and meat, and other money-saving ideas are accompanied by humorous... More Info
A social history and tactics lesson about the Critical Mass bicycle movement, this collection is meant to both serve as a lesson for the unaware and as a refresher and motivator about the movement. The biggest question, Is Critical Mass a protest or a celebration?, is explored in extensive detail... More Info
One of the most infamous and prolific train writing crews worldwide celebrates 20 years of mayhem. In 1991, four teenagers from Copenhagen decided to start what was soon to become the biggest graffiti crew in Denmark - Monsters of Art. They have since expanded internationally and boast 50 members... More Info
The Exchange project started in 2005, with just six participants from different areas of the United States. Today, the group includes thirty three members worldwide. The participants of The Exchange pair up with other artists from the group, trading names, outlines and personal styles with one... More Info
Faith47, South Africa's first lady of graffiti, is well versed in the art of getting up. She rolls with the hardcore, but touches the hearts of the masses. With a combination of street art and traditional graffiti styles, she creates thought-provoking artwork that crosses artistic and cultural... More Info
Some of the most outrageous graffiti art in the world barrelsthrough the city of London in a blur of color. These movingcanvases and the people who create the dubs or burners arethe subject of an electrifying collection of images byphotographer Jete Swami. As a teenager, he hung out insidings and... More Info
In the summer of 2009 Miranda July was struggling to write her second screenplay, The Future, when she began to obsessively read the PennySaver classified ads. The iconic Los Angeles newsprint booklet served a computerless demographic?a quickly disappearing group, but one rife with stories. Who was... More Info
Employing proven flower-growing techniques used by commercial greenhouses the world over, the growing of cannabis plants is demystified in this helpful gardening book. The natural cycles and growth of the plant are explained, as is how to sprout seedlings, manage growth and soil, how and when to... More Info
Michael "RJ" Rushmore is a seventeen year old young man living and working in London. He is the founder of Vandalog, a blog highly respected and widely known throughout the contemporary art world. While taking a gap year before heading to university, he has taken on the task of curating his first... More Info
Argues that graffiti writing is one of the most significant developments in contemporary art; traces its rise from its origins through its spread throughout the world to its current forms; and spotlights notable artists.