With a history spanning centuries, the Bordeaux region ranks as perhaps the premier winemaking area in the world. As internationally renowned wine expert Michel Dovaz makes clear in this tour of the châteaux of Bordeaux, the true story of this legendary wine begins eons ago, when the earth itself took shape and blessed one part of France with magical soil. This volume presents the fascinating history of the many châteaux that have been operating continuously since the seventeenth century. The author also relates the many steps that go into the creation of these prestigious wines, and presents an essential catalog featuring the wines of 125 châteaux, complete with a glossary, tables of harvest conditions of various years, and tasting notes for recent vintages. For the wine amateur or experienced oenophile, this splendidly photographed volume offers an authoritative guide to the appreciation of this rare treasure.
Since debuting in 1968, for just a dollar each, Hot Wheels has ignited the challenger spirit in generations of children, through products, experiences that promote creativity, experimentation and competition. Fifty years after the first prototype sped across Mattel founder Elliot Handler’s desk, Hot Wheels is the number-one toy in the world, with 10 million cars produced per week and 16 cars sold every second. And it’s not just for kids—the miniature die-cast cars are also avidly sought after by collectors worldwide, many of whom own more than 1,500 models.
Hot Wheels is more than just a toy, over the years it has reinvented itself as a true lifestyle brand with segments that range from life size cars, licensed apparel, merchandise, gaming and digital content. Covering topics from the origins and technical evolution of the toy to the lifelong value of play, Hot Wheels takes readers inside the exclusive world of the most fervent collectors, and explores the brand’s exciting plans for future products. Filled with energetic imagery, this compact yet vibrant volume brilliantly conveys the rich panoply of dynamic designs and thrilling experiences of this quintessential American toy. Featuring a personal and nostalgic foreword by racing legend Mario Andretti.
Mother and Child
In the latest body of work by author and photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank, the artist set out to explore what modern motherhood means in the 21st century. Turning her lens on 70 iconic families of mothers and children from such celebrated names as Delfina Figueras, Carolina Herrera, Lauren Santo Domingo, Anne Vyalitsyna, Aerin Lauder, and Patti Hansen, Swanson Frank?s stunning portraits capture the emotional bonds and beauty that frame the primal relationship of a mother and her child. Complementing her work is a series of questions-and-answers, in which Swanson Frank delicately tasks each mother to look within themselves and express what being a mother truly means to them. Their answers, while exceedingly thoughtful and introspective, are also amusing, fascinating, and moving. Each one of these deeply intimate and stunning portraits will captivate and inspire readers as they embark on this profound journey that reminds us all of the power of motherhood and the great gift of love.
New York by New York
New York is a city whose DNA comes from all over the world, a fantastic and unique place belonging to America yet not completely American. Such a strong cultural personality deserves a book, and Martine Assouline introduces this grand new title as “a little tribute to the New York I love.” Travel through the most important periods of this great city and into all its boroughs, from Manhattan and Brooklyn to the Bronx and Queens to Staten Island with glimpses into its history and the development of its world- renown skyline. Discover stories from immigration in the early twentieth century to Prohibition in the 1920s to the youth revolution in the sixties. Remember the best moments in Broadway and the discos at Studio 54; dream with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Truman Capote, and Audrey Hepburn or Madonna and Jean- Michel Basquiat.
This volume reveals New York through the expert eyes and iconic images of leading photographers from Edward Steichen to Peter Lindbergh, together with texts and quotes from top writers including E.B. White , Edith Wharton, Tom Wolfe and Jay Mcinerney. With a slipcase and typography created especially for the occasion,New York by New Yorkprovides ration and will be treasured by lovers of this great City for decades to come.
From roaring nightlife to peaceful yoga retreats, Ibiza’s hippie-chic atmosphere is its hallmark. This quintessential Mediterranean hot spot has served as an escape for artists, creatives, and musicians alike for decades. It is a place to reinvent oneself, to walk the fine line between civilization and wilderness, and to discover bliss. Ibiza Bohemia explores the island’s scenic Balearic cliffs, its legendary cast of characters, and the archetypal interiors that define its signature style.
Art Game Book
It is, in essence, an approach that allows you not only to test your knowledge of art but also to see and appreciate it in a new light. Illustrated with more than 300 artworks, this guide presents a thoroughly entertaining, accessible and comprehensive look at art movements from the turn of the century right up to the present day —from painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture, to graphic arts, design, video, installation, and biotechnology.
In addition to presenting the principal artistic movements, abundant illustrations, numerous games, and a glossary, this book includes an appendix with an international guide to museums, websites, fairs and events devoted to modern art the world over. More than 300 artworks illustrate this unique and interactive introduction to modern art history.