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  • WORLD ATLAS OF TATTOO
    WORLD ATLAS OF TATTOO
    FRIEDMAN ANNA FELICITY
    ISBN: 9780500294970
    Title: WORLD ATLAS OF TATTOO
    Author: FRIEDMAN ANNA FELICITY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lively and informative, The World Atlas of Tattoo is a superbly illustrated and compelling reference book that, through examining the meeting point between tattoo artists and their personal understanding of their environment, presents a well-informed and nuanced account of what has become a widespread art practice. Organized geographically, each section is introduced by a short historical overview of the types of tattooing traditionally practised in that area of the world, enabling the reader to trace historical threads in the careers of some of the profiled tattooers, as well as marvel at how other artists have managed to create novel forms of tattooing that transcend any previous context. The book also tracks the movement of styles from their indigenous settings to diasporic communities, where they have often been transformed into creative, multicultural, hybrid designs.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • WRITERS MAP : An Atlas of Imaginary Lands
    WRITERS MAP : An Atlas of Imaginary Lands
    LEWIS-JONES HUW [ED]
    ISBN: 9780500519509
    Title: WRITERS MAP : An Atlas of Imaginary Lands
    Author: LEWIS-JONES HUW [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Maps can transport us, they are filled with wonder, the possibility of real adventure and travels of the mind. This is an atlas of the journeys that writers make, encompassing not only the maps that actually appear in their books, but also the many maps that have inspired them and the sketches that they use in writing. For some, making a map is absolutely central to the craft of shaping and telling their tale. A writer’s map might mean also the geographies they describe, the worlds inside books that rise from the page, mapped or unmapped, and the realms that authors inhabit as they write. Philip Pullman recounts a map he drew for an early novel; Robert Macfarlane reflects on his cartophilia, set off by Robert Louis Stevenson and his map of Treasure Island; Joanne Harris tells of her fascination with Norse maps of the universe; Reif Larsen writes about our dependence on GPS and the impulse to map our experience; Daniel Reeve describes drawing maps and charts for The Hobbit trilogy of films; Miraphora Mina recalls creating ‘The Marauder’s Map’ for the Harry Potter films; David Mitchell leads us to the Mappa Mundi by way of Cloud Atlas and his own sketch maps. And there’s much more besides.

    Amidst a cornucopia of images, there are maps of the world as envisaged in medieval times, as well as maps of adventure, sci-fi and fantasy, maps from nursery stories, literary classics, collectible comics – a vast range of genres.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • YIWARRA KUJU : THE CANNING STOCK ROUTE
    YIWARRA KUJU : THE CANNING STOCK ROUTE
    ISBN: 9781876944780
    Title: YIWARRA KUJU : THE CANNING STOCK ROUTE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Aboriginal people of Australia’s Western Desert lived in their homelands for thousands of years. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the expansion of the Western Australian mining and pastoral industries led to the surveying of a track along which cattle could be driven from Kimberley stations to markets in the south. This track became known as the ‘Canning Stock Route’.

    In July and August 2007 nearly 70 artists, facilitated by Western Australian cultural organisation FORM, travelled up the stock route on a six-week return to Country. Yiwarra Kuju includes beautiful plates of the complete Canning Stock Route Collection and for the very first time tells the story of the stock route’s impact, and the importance of the country around it, by Aboriginal voices and interpreted through Aboriginal eyes.

    Imprint: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUST
    RRP: $59.00

    Price: $59.00
  • YOUR BEAUTY MARK : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR
    YOUR BEAUTY MARK : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR
    VON TEESE DITA
    ISBN: 9780060722715
    Title: YOUR BEAUTY MARK : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR
    Author: VON TEESE DITA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From burlesque show to fashion runway, magazine cover to Internet video, fashion icon and “burlesque superheroine” (Vanity Fair) Dita Von Teese has undergone more strokes of red lipstick, bursts of hair spray, boxes of blue-black hair dye and pats of powder in a month than a drag queen could dream of in a lifetime.

    Whether she’s dazzling audiences swirling in a towering martini glass in Swarovski-covered pasties and stilettos or sparking camera flashes on the red carpet, one reality is constant: for this self-styled star, beauty is an art.

    Now, for the first time in her Technicolor career, Dita divulges the beauty wisdom that keeps her on international best-dressed lists and high-profile fashion show rosters in this illustration and photography-filled opus.

    In Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour, Dita and co-writer Rose Apodaca take you through every step of Dita’s glamour arsenal, and includes friends—masters in makeup, hair, medicine, and exercise as well as some of the world’s most eccentric beauties—for authoritative advice. This 400-page book is packed with sound nutrition and exercise guidance, skincare and scent insight, as well as accessible techniques for creating bombshell hairstyles and makeup looks.

    Among the hundreds of lavish color photographs, instructive step-by-step images and original illustrations by Adele Mildred, this inspiring resource shares the skills, history, and lessons you need to enhance your individual gifts and realize your own beauty mark.

    Imprint: HARPER U S
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
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