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Epic Train Journeys: The Inside Track to the World's Greatest Rail Routes
Epic Train Journeys: The Inside Track to the World's Greatest Rail Routes
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From a journey through the Alps on the Bernina Express to a ride from Colombo up to Sri Lanka's tea plantations, there are endless possibilities to explore the world through fabulous train rides. Epic Train Journeys will provide inspiration and practical tips for people who want to experience the joys of traveling by rail. The book features descriptions and details of 50 amazing rail journeys across the globe, from short trips that last a few hours to multi-day, cross-continental journeys, ranging from budget-friendly trips aboard local transport to iconic luxury liners.

Alphabetics
Alphabetics
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C is for cat? D is for dog? Not in this book! Here, Colossal Cornelius captures his companions with his camera and Daisy the diver dares a death-defying dip with dinosaurs. In Alphabetics, each of the alphabet’s twenty-six letters is depicted with an awesome alliteration—not to mention an illuminating illustration—that will captivate and stimulate young minds. Although the lettered tales are meant to be humorous and fun, they also serve a commendable purpose. Complex words are introduced to expand children’s vocabularies and linguistic horizons. The book includes a glossary so that readers can look up any terms that are unfamiliar to them. Patrick and Traci Concepciуn are the parents of a lovely daughter who has inspired them to create this children’s book. Patrick is the founder of Conception Studios, a design studio based in California’s San Francisco Bay Area that specializes in graphics for the music industry. Clients range from Paul McCartney to Lady Gaga. Born in 1982, Dawid Ryski lives and works in Pulawy, Poland. He has illustrated numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and created countless concert posters, album covers, and graphic designs for apparel companies. He is the drummer of a Warsaw-based band called the Black Tapes.

The Big Book of Treasures
The Big Book of Treasures
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The Big Book of Treasures tells the stories of famous treasure hunters from past centuries; from the lost Aztec treasure of La Noche Triste to the recovered gold coins and bars of the SS Central America to the Padmanabhaswamy temple treasure found in India to the exploits of The Sass Brothers, adventure undoubtedly awaits. The Big Book of Treasures delves into the details of over twenty treasures – both those discovered and those still awaiting recovery. In-depth texts tell the stories of the treasures and their hunters, bold illustrations animate each treasure vividly over several double pages to let children and adults dive into the topic. Informational captions regale readers of all ages with fun facts, also mentioning cultural and historical knowledge and give new reasons to travel the world. The Big Book of Treasures sets the scene to tell these scintillating stories and tempts with the possibility of uncovering hidden gold and awakens the treasure hunter in all of us.

The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities
The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities
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How do we make better cities – places that work for people of all ages and backgrounds? How do we make cities that provide the obvious essentials – great transport, good places to work – as well as the softer elements that truly deliver quality of life, from urban swimming pools to rooftop clubs? Since its launch in 2007, Monocle has been passionate about making better places to live. Every year it publishes a Quality of Life Survey, which names the top 25 cities to call home. In addition, across the issues, it has interviewed the best mayors, looked at the metropolises putting pedestrians first and met the people creating the best parks, both pocket and grand. Discover how you too can have a High Line, create the most covetable housing or turn a dirty river into a summer asset. Packed with great images and intriguing reports, this is a book that takes the urbanism debate away from city hall and explains what’s needed in ways that will inspire us all.

THE OUTSIDERS
THE OUTSIDERS
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More and more of us are turning to the great outdoors when seeking peace, balance, and a touch of adventure to offset our daily grind. The Outsiders showcases the outlook and passions of the new creative scene that has emerged and draws inspiration from this development along with its original products, brands, and ideas. The book captures the refreshing and evolving ethos of today’s smartly successful outdoor and lifestyle entrepreneurs and features interviews with key players from across the outdoor sector. Catering to modern globetrotters, these innovators are rethinking the ways in which the fundamental challenges posed by the wilderness meet the aesthetic needs of design-literate adventurers. The results are often radical, but always likeable with the occasional romantic or ironic wink.

Work Better. Live Smarter. Be Happier: Start a Business and Build a Life You Love
Work Better. Live Smarter. Be Happier: Start a Business and Build a Life You Love
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From London and Mexico City to Jakarta and Detroit, people are working and living like never before - quitting corporate jobs to start health food companies, build streetwear labels and launch ethical jewellery brands. Work Better. Live Smarter. Be Happier. profiles twenty-five entrepreneurs around the world, exploring how they live and work on their own terms and featuring practical advice, insight and inspiration on how to follow in their footsteps.

She Rides Like the Wind: The Story of Alfonsina Strada
She Rides Like the Wind: The Story of Alfonsina Strada
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She Rides Like the Wind is the story of Alfonsina Strada, a woman who loved to ride her bicycle, but had to fight hard for her dream. She Rides Like the Wind is based on the story of iconic cyclist Alfonsina Strada who represented the wheels of change breaking down gender barriers in the early 20th-century. Known as the Pedal Queen, she resisted conformity in 1924 by taking part in the prestigious Giro D Italia and many more races. Rich in illustrative color and packed with a mighty message about injustices sure to get you off your saddle, She Rides Like the Wind demonstrates that a single brave person can change society, prejudices, and how people think.

Graphic Recording: Live Illustrations for Meetings, Conferences and Workshops
Graphic Recording: Live Illustrations for Meetings, Conferences and Workshops
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To see the big picture, draw it first. Graphic recording is the rapidly growing practice of visualizing the content of a presentation or meeting by drawing it live with markers and a large sheet of paper. Hand-drawn cartoons and diagrams entertainingly represent key messages, ideas, goals, and results, ensuring high engagement and retention. This book is the first how-to guide for creating graphic recordings and using them to make meetings and workshops more effective. Expert graphic recorder Anna Lena Schiller reveals the essential tools and techniques with examples and helpful visuals. Listen and draw —Anna Lena Schiller’s profession sounds like a dream job, but the freelance consultant is actually very busy. She helps various companies to better structure and visualize their meetings, holds workshops about visual thought, and teaches at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Graphic Recording denotes the release of her first book.

Below Zero: Adventures out in the Cold
Below Zero: Adventures out in the Cold
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Colder temperatures invite a variety of unique ways to interact with nature. Dog sleighs and snowshoes facilitate movement across snowy plains for everyday icy life whilst ice motocross and figure skating provide a burst of adrenaline. Whether you are looking for a vacation spot where the sun shimmers off of a glittering frozen cliff or for an athletic alternative to the conventional ski slopes, Below Zero celebrates the search for cabins instead of offices and parkas instead of suit jackets. Through images of landscapes dusted in a powdery palette and depictions of cold weather athletics, any questions of what to do with a snow day are answered in Below Zero. Mikael Bucks’ detailed and dazzling images reveal the frosty beauty of Iceland’s glaciers and ice caverns. Simon Beck glides across fresh snow whilst wearing snowshoes to create snow drawings and patterns that resemble frozen crop circles. The quixotic personalities of Canadian ice fishermen’s huts shine in Richard Johnson’s photography. This volume explores the brisk side of nature’s beauty and the adventures that await when the mercury drops.

Isay Weinfeld: An Architect from Brazil
Isay Weinfeld: An Architect from Brazil
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From one side of the globe to the other, Isay Weinfeld is one of the most sought-after architects of our contemporary era. An inimitable force in the realm of combining modern elegance with tropical vibrancy, Weinfeld thinks of a building as a complete artwork that needs to be not just functional but beautiful. Under his hand, lushly landscaped courtyards and long corridors open into wide vistas: a view of a pool or a dramatic indoor waterfall. The Brazilian architect’s works are characterized by glass and concrete, dark wood shades and soft color accents: all elements of a unique brand of distinguished restraint. Isay Weinfeld is a volume dedicated to an architect who rarely discusses his own work. It features over 50 iconic projects: from the indoor gardens and bronze-covered private spaces of La Petite Afrique in Monte Carlo to the garden apartments of 360 in Sгo Paulo that blend city landscape with natural surroundings to shelves and spaces of Alameda Lorena’s Livrarie da Vila bookshop. Previously unpublished photographs and detailed floorplans visually describe his work; and, discussions of unique projects offer insight into Weinfeld’s intricate blend of skills. Spotlighting Weinfeld’s most outstanding feature as a Brazilian visionary, this title highlights the creative communication between architect and commissioner.

The Sequence
The Sequence
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The Sequence is a monumental public sculpture designed by Belgian artist and designer Arne Quinze. The artistic intervention located in the heart of Brussels is made from wood and concrete connecting the Flemish Parliament to the House of Representatives physically and symbolically. Acting as a bridge between the public and the government neighbors, it promotes urban interaction and communication. This book documents the dynamic artwork in all its facets from the artist’s original vision to its implementation. bilingual English/Dutch

Photoviz: Visualizing Information Through Photography
Photoviz: Visualizing Information Through Photography
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PhotoViz explores the intersection of photography, infographics, and data visualization. Combining cutting-edge technology and classic photographic techniques enables us to tell stories and visualize information more powerfully and compactly than ever: a full day of flights all at once, invisible Wi-Fi networks, global trade, intimate psychology, movement, time itself, and more. The concept of PhotoViz invites us to simultaneously reinvent our collective reality and demystify our surroundings. Within this mesmerizing photographic world, striking images reveal the power of tools ranging from long exposure and slit-scan photography to post-processing, collage, and metadata. PhotoViz is a source of inspiration and a crucial resource for designers and photographers alike.

Just Married. How to Celebrate Your Wedding in Style
Just Married. How to Celebrate Your Wedding in Style
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In this book celebrity wedding planner and stylist Fiona Leahy will inspire you to not only have an incomparable ceremony best-suited to your wants and needs, but to throw one hell of a party that everyone will enjoy. She reveals her hands-on tips and tricks for creating a relaxed and freshly original celebration—from a bohemian open-air rhapsody to a punk-rock karaoke extravaganza. Just Married brims with a wide range of extraordinary locations, handmade letterpress invitations and decorations, delectable wedding cakes and buffets, striking wedding dresses, bouquets, and, of course, wedding rings and other accoutrements. Although the featured suggestions might be different from what is traditionally expected, they are always tasteful and will embolden anyone to make their own unique visions for their wedding day a reality.

Container Atlas. A Practical Guide to Container Architecture
Container Atlas. A Practical Guide to Container Architecture
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Container architecture has become an essential part of our twenty-first century surroundings, with it being used to create modular structures for pavilions, brand showrooms, retail premises, and even residential homes. Ten years after the first publication of Container Atlas, this eagerly anticipated follow-up charts how this movement has evolved into an essential part of today’s architectural vocabulary. Container Atlas serves as a practical and inspirational reference not only for architects and engineers, but also for all creatives eager to learn about the rich and diverse language of container architecture and modular building.

The Grand Hostels
The Grand Hostels
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Hostels are more fun! Would you like to explore cities with like-minded people when you travel? Live the local life, and take part in communal activities? A new wave of hostels is emerging that offer just that, with an extra shot of service and comfort.From outdoor swimming pools to rooftop dinners, co-working spaces to Spanish cooking lessons, the services and facilities on offer are outstanding. And all can be enjoyed from the convenience of a private room. The Grand Hostels will provide you with insights beyond just price and location. The hostels featured are perfect for foodies, outdoors-types, and digital nomads alike, as well as for short city breaks.

The Tale Of Tomorrow
The Tale Of Tomorrow
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Driven by idealistic visions, utopian architecture aimed to overcome social divisions and political strife, to put us in touch with nature, and to enable us to live humane, healthy lives. For half a century, it was both hope and inspiration. The Tale of Tomorrow surveys this diverse twentieth century phenomenon, featuring renowned works like The House of the Century or the TWA terminal, as well as lesser-known masterpieces, and profiling major thinkers such as Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, and Eero Saarinen. By digging through archives, corresponding with descendants of departed architects, and restoring photographs, the collection of utopian approaches herein maintains a visual power and infectious optimism.

Wildside: The Enchanted Life of Hunters and Gatherers
Wildside: The Enchanted Life of Hunters and Gatherers
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The woods are alive with possibilities: Retreat into nature, meet mushroom pickers, collectors, and explorers. Build cabins and scenic trails, create crafts, or start inspired projects. This is the way to the forest. Step into the woods?refuge and escape and home. Some go there to hike or fish. The people and projects presented in this book do so much more. Join them as they gather honey from wild hives and pick mushrooms from beneath secretive oaks. Build a cabin of your own, or a lookout up there in the treetops. Bike trails, walking paths, woodcrafts. Anything and everything to experience the forest, both architectural and intangible. With profiles and essays that inspire us to step off the beaten path and photographs that bring the experience home, Wildside is the guide to modern outdoor activities.

Paper. Pen. Pandemic. : Viral Cartoons from Around the Globe.
Paper. Pen. Pandemic. : Viral Cartoons from Around the Globe.
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Paper. Pen. Pandemic. Viral cartoons around the globe. The coronavirus crisis and its consequences for economy, politics and society. A critical statement on current events in more than 400 cartoons The economy put in shackles: a critical review on the coronavirus pandemic in more than 400 cartoon The coronavirus outbreak has paralyzed the world: an unprecedented stress test for the health system, enormous challenges for politics and society, resulting in unforeseeable effects on the economy. Can we manage this global challenge? The world leaders and decision-makers in business and politics face difficult tasks every day, because solutions are required quickly. But are the governments measures to contain the pandemic justified and appropriate? Cartoonists from all over the world have asked themselves these questions. Their drawings and paintings in this illustrated book comment on current events, straight to the point and with a good dose of humor. - How are world governments managing the coronavirus crisis? A critical examination in more than 400 cartoons - Joe Dator, Jason Raish, Gerhard Haderer or Bruce MacKinnon: International artists and illustrators take a stand on the COVID-19 situation - The New Normal Did you bring your hand sanitizer and facemask? Our life in times of COVID-19 - A global view on how the pandemic is affecting the economy worldwide: from Italy, the US to Brazil, South Africa or China Will the coronavirus crisis trump other urgent issues? (Keyword-relevant?) The lockdown created funny behaviors: hoarding of toilet paper and DIY haircuts as well as video conferencing in sweatpants. Unfortunately, social isolation, fear of the future and economic losses due to short-time working are also part of our new everyday life. The crisis shows which professions are relevant for the economic system. Social imbalances and inequalities are becoming abundantly clear. At the same time, issues that demanded urgent action before the outbreak of the virus seem to be forgotten, like the refugee crisis, global warming and the world economic crisis. This cartoon book critically comments on the current situation and makes us rethink our priorities

We Love Pizza: Everything you want to know about your number one food
We Love Pizza: Everything you want to know about your number one food
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Who doesn't like pizza? This book gives an entertaining introduction to the dish which connects the world. Life does not work without Pizza. Learn about the beginnings in Naples and how it conquered the bellies of the world - as many cultures and countries have their own interpretation of it. We Love Pizza delivers the full box including different types of pizza from Italy to North America - including a slice of migration history -, different toppings from classic to surprisingly strange combinations, different ways of eating a pizza over to places you can eat pizza, concluding with the fact, that no matter what pizza you like most, the tastiest is the one you share with your friends and family.

Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work
Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work
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Founded in 2006, Behance is the world s largest creative network, where millions of people showcase and discover inspiring work. While it can take years for new artistic trends to be identified and then shown in museum exhibitions, Behance takes the pulse of the creative scene everyday. Its talented experts and designers sift through the constant stream of incredible work uploaded there, cherry-picking the most original and cutting-edge projects to be featured. Presenting a selection of trailblazing creativity from around the globe tightly curated by the Behance team, Super-Modified takes you inside the trends driving today s most exciting art and design. For example, the book looks at how a humble material such as felt is currently experiencing a renaissance in office spaces, furniture, and character design; how computer algorithms are being used to generate an infinite variety of breathtaking abstract shapes; how a focus on recycled design is making everything from discarded aluminum cans to shipping containers fair game for reinvention; and how the grand, cinematic visions of traditional architecture are finding their way into interior spaces. And that s just a small sample of the themes explored within. Behance s first book is comprised of 18 chapters, each of which represents a different facet of super-modified creative work. From innovative approaches to traditional crafts to wildly unexpected uses of new technologies, it tracks how classic approaches to art and design are being subverted, blurred, and reinvented by a remarkable group of emerging creatives. Featuring outstanding graphic design, photography, fashion, architecture, and illustration, Super-Modified surveys the landscape of global creativity and offers insight into what s coming next.