"This book presents full step-by-step instructions for the making of early 17th-century men's clothes and accessories in a technically accurate, visually exciting and easy-to-follow format. Twelve garments - all historical pieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum's collections - are featured: a su..
"For many centuries the collecting of precious jewels was the preserve of kings and queens, emperors and maharajahs. But in the aftermath of the First World War, with the fall of several European monarchies, royal gems passed into the hands of a different kind of elite that included celebrities f..
"Who would believe it could be so hard to get a drink of water? And to find it at last, cool and fresh but out of reach - that was a problem indeed for a young monkey. But luckily for him, he had an observant and logical mind. This was more than could be said for the dog that made friends with the b..
"A pup and his father contemplate his grand future while looking at other Great Dogs in their family. Will he be a marathon runner like Uncle Tibor, the fastest dog in the family? Will he be an astronaut like Aunt Yuki, who reached for the stars? Or maybe a teacher like Uncle Scooter, respected b..
"The making of pictures has a history going back perhaps 100,000 years to an African shell used as a paint palette. Two-thirds of it is irrevocably lost, since the earliest images known to us are from about 40,000 years ago. But what a 40,000 years, explored here by David Hockney and Martin Gayfo..
"A House for Mouse tells the story of a little grey mouse who leaves his tiny hole in the forest to explore the wider world. On his search for a new home he unwittingly encounters some of the biggest stars in the fairytale genre. He discovers a house shaped like a shoe (belonging to Old Mother Hubba..
"This concise survey showcases the work of Australia's indigenous artists from all parts of the continent. From Arnhem Land and the desert, the Kimberley and northern Queensland, to modern towns and cities, Aboriginal artists have built on traditions that stretch back at least 50,000 years, working ..
"Abstract Expressionism is the most important art movement since the Second World War. Although it is often considered a revolution in painting alone - for the images created by such leading figures as Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko remain altogether extraordinary..
"Over the course of a career that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martin's austere, serene work anticipated and helped to define Minimalism, even as she battled psychological crises and carved out a solitary existence in the American Southwest. 'I paint with my back to the world', she claimed; when she d..
"'A photographer's gift to the viewer is sometimes beauty in the overlooked ordinary' Saul Leiter Photography lovers the world over are now embracing Saul Leiter, who has enjoyed a remarkable revival since fading into relative obscurity in the 1980s. This collection reveals the secrets of his a..
"Have you ever wondered how animals have babies? Maybe you've seen your cat or dog give birth - but what about a turtle or a seahorse? There are lots of different kinds of animals living on planet earth, and lots of different ways of giving birth. This delighful book uses delicate illustrations over..
"Anatomy is a gorgeous, large-format book filled with clever cutouts exploring every detail of the organs, systems and senses that make up that most marvellous of machines, the human body. This fact-filled journey is illustrated by Helene Druvert, the acclaimed creator of the award-winning Paris Up,..
"In the ancient world the magicians of Egypt were considered the best. But was magic harmless fun, heartfelt hope, or something darker? Whether you needed a love charm, a chat with your dead wife, or the ability to fly like a bird, an Egyptian magician had just the thing. Christina Riggs explores ho..
"With a plethora of puzzles, games, jokes and brainteasers about Ancient Greece, this book also offers crosswords, word searches, anagrams, hidden word, picture puzzles, logic and maths puzzles, codes to crack and a lot of jokes and cartoons."..