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  • £65.00

    Akira Kurosawa: A Life in Film by Leslie Megahey , Martin Bridgewater and Bruce Marchant

    Akira Kurosawa (1910-1988) is regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, having directed thirty films in a career spanning fifty-seven years. Akira Kurosawa: A Life in Film re-appraises his creative work through the prism of his film posters. Through this brilliantly simple approach, Leslie Megahey, Martin Bridgewater, and Bruce Marchant have selected and reproduced ninety film posters from the Martin Bridgewater collection that-besides being beautiful in their own right-offer a fascinating level of interpretation on Kurosawa's films. In addition, Megahey, who interviewed Kurosawa for the BBC documentary, contributes twelve chapters that explore key aspects of his life and films. Megahey looks at issues such as artistic freedom in occupied Japan after World War II; the impact of world fame on Kurosawa's work; his major collaborators and actors; his middle years and personal problems of the era; and, finally, his greatest achievements. Beautifully produced, with full-color posters and ephemera from Japan, the Americas, Western and Eastern Europe, this book offers a spectacular vision of Kurosawa's films and a long-awaited reappraisal of his enduring work.
    £65.00
    £65.00
  • £14.00

    Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

    Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) was one of the most influential, imaginative and inspirational designers at the turn of the millennium. His fashions both challenged and expanded the conventional parameters of clothing beyond utility to a compelling expression of culture, politics and identity. Focusing on the most iconic and acclaimed designs of his prolific career, this stunning book examines McQueen's inimitable technical virtuosity and its subversion of traditional tailoring and dressmaking practices. This book also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures found in McQueen's collections and in his astonishing and extravagant runway presentations, which suggested the most avant-garde installation and performance art. Intended as an assessment of Alexander McQueen's entire career, this book includes in-depth studies of six collections that illustrate and encapsulate thematic chapters as well as an interview with Sarah Burton, the new creative director of Alexander McQueen who had been the designer's right-hand design aide since 1996.
    £14.00
    £14.00
  • £30.00
    £30.00
  • £22.26

    Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

    Frida Kahlo (1907–1954), as an artist and a woman, has a unique international appeal. Her instantly recognizable work draws extensively on her life and her extraordinarily personal reflections upon it. On Kahlo’s death, her husband, Diego Rivera (1886–1957), ordered that her most private possessions be locked away until 15 years after his death. The bathroom in which her belongings were stored in fact remained unopened until 2004. Through this incredible archive, Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up gives readers a unique window into Kahlo’s life. It will focus on the personal, combining her prosthetics, jewelry, and clothes with self-portraits, diary entries, and letters to build an intimate portrait of the artist through her possessions, setting this in the context of her political and social beliefs.
    £22.26
    £22.26
  • £50.00

    Gisele Bündchen

    With more than 300 photographs from the likes of Steven Meisel, David LaChapelle, Peter Lindbergh, and Corinne Day, this book is a visual testimony to the world's highest-earning model. Breathtaking images from Gisele's breakthrough in the late '90s through to her most recent campaigns are accompanied by personal tributes from friends, family, and collaborators. First published as a limited edition-now available in a popular TASCHEN edition!
    £50.00
    £50.00
  • £13.80

    Heroes by Stephen Fry

    Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.
    £13.80
    £13.80
  • £60.00

    Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

    Jump into the megawatt world of Mert and Marcus, the creative tour de force who have styled and shot some of the most powerful brands and personalities of our time, from Miu Miu to Angelina Jolie, Givenchy to Gisele Bündchen. Sourced from our best-selling Collector’s Edition, some 300 pictures illuminate the hyper-glamorous, hyper-glossy repertoire of a creative partnership that has defined and redefined standards for fashion.
    £60.00
    £60.00
  • £650.00

    Rocky: The Complete Films

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    A legend of cinematic success, Rocky Balboa first graced our screens and became an overnight movie sensation more than 40 years ago. With images from the MGM archives and the Academy Library and a foreword by and interviews with Sylvester Stallone, this massive tome brings you all the guts and glory of an enduring action hero and movie masterpiece. Collector’s Edition (No. 51–1,976), numbered and signed by Sylvester Stallone, each with a print of Stallone’s painting Finding Rocky (1975) and a 36-page Rocky notebook facsimile
    £650.00
    £650.00
  • £900.00

    Steve Schapiro. Taxi Driver

    Explore every angle of Martin Scorsese’s psychological thriller Taxi Driver in this photographic translation of the neo-noir film. Working as a unit photographer on the movie, Steve Schapiro recorded every moment of the narrative, both on set and behind the scenes. This XXL experience also includes an introduction from the director Scorsese himself. Limited Collector’s Edition of 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro
    £900.00
    £900.00
  • £40.73

    Tarkovsky: Films, Stills, Polaroids & Writings

    Andrei Tarkovsky was a Russian filmmaker, writer, film editor and film theorist. He directed the first five of his seven films – Ivan’s Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Solaris, Mirror and Stalker – in the Soviet Union, but left for Italy in 1982, where he shot Nostalghia. His last film, Sacrifice, was produced in Sweden in 1985. His work is characterized by spirituality and metaphysical themes, very long takes, an absence of conventional dramatic structure and plot, and his own distinctive style of cinematography. He is today considered one of the 20th century’s most important filmmakers. This book collects film stills and documentary photographs from each of the films, exploring the cinematographic side to his oeuvre.
    £40.73
    £40.73
  • £450.00

    The Fight

    This dazzling tribute to Muhammad Ali and George Foreman's 1974 boxing match in Kinshasa, Zaire, brings together the best of Norman Mailer's classic commentary The Fight with color and black-and-white photographs from the two men who captured Ali like no one else: Neil Leifer and Howard L. Bingham. Collector's Edition (No. 251-1,974), each numbered and signed by Neil Leifer and Howard L. Bingham
    £450.00
    £450.00
  • £28.00

    The Ultimate Sneaker Book (Sneaker Freaker)

    Back in 2002, Simon "Woody" Wood was dreaming up schemes to get free sneakers. Two weeks later, he was the proud owner of Sneaker Freaker and his life was never the same.From its early roots as a punk-style fanzine to today's super-slick print and online operations, the fiercely independent publication has documented every collab, custom, limited edition, retro reissue, Quickstrike, Hyperstrike, and Tier Zero sneaker released over the last 15 years.Woody's original premise that Sneaker Freaker would be "funny and serious, meaningful and pointless at the same time" has certainly been vindicated in The Ultimate Sneaker Book. With more than 650 pages jam-packed with insider knowledge and his own irreverent observations, the insane historical detail and otaku-level minutiae is beyond obsessive.Traversing 100 years of history, each chapter paints a rollicking picture of the sneaker industry's evolution. Air Max, Air Force, Adi Dassler, Converse, Kanye, Dapper Dan, Dee Brown, Michael Jordan, and Yeezy-along with obscure treasures like Troop, Airwalk, and Vision Street Wear-are all exhaustively documented.This is a definitive source of knowledge. This is... The Ultimate Sneaker Book!
    £28.00
    £28.00