Find Insight and Inspiration for Your Creative Life An artist´s journal is packed with sketches and captions; some rough, some polished. The margins sometimes spill over with hurriedly scrawled shopping lists and phone numbers. The cover may be travel-worn and the pages warped from watercolors. Open the book, and raw creativity seeps from each color and line. The intimacy and freedom on its pages are almost like being inside the artist´s mind: You get a direct window into risks, lessons, mistakes, and dreams. The private worlds of these visual journals are exactly what you´ll find inside An Illustrated Life. This book offers a sneak peak into the wildly creative imaginations of 50 top illustrators, designers and artists. Included are sketchbook pages from R. Crumb, Chris Ware, James Jean, James Kochalka, and many others. In addition, author Danny Gregory has interviewed each artist and shares their thoughts on living the artistic life through journaling. Watch artiststhrough words and imagesrecord the world they see and craft the world as they want it to be. The pages of An Illustrated Life are sometimes startling, sometimes endearing, but always inspiring. Whether you´re an illustrator, designer, or simply someone searching for inspiration, these pages will open a whole new world to you.
Experience all of Madeira´s attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Most holidaymakers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that´s what Marco Polo Guides are all about. You´ll discover fabulous hotels, restaurants, trendy places, the best night life, plus shopping tips, suggestions for those on a tight budget, tips for travel with kids and ideas for sports and other activities. Also contains: the Perfect Route, Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, plus a Portuguese phrasebook and comprehensive index. MARCO POLO Madeira presents an island with varied landscapes almost like no other. The guide leads you along spectacular coasts, through green valleys, ancient juniper forests and to impressive summits. But it isn´t just nature lovers who´ll find Madeira a paradise: in the capital, Funchal, shopping and culture are both at large, while beaches and lidos are ideal for relaxing.The Insider Tips reveal how you can see Madeira from above, and the Best Of pages highlight unique aspects of Madeira, recommend things to do for free, have tips for rainy days and for where you can relax and unwind. The Perfect Route takes you right across the island, visiting the best places en route. You´ll find out What´s Hot on the island and which websites, blogs and apps can tell you more. The Trips & Tours chapter takes you to cascading waterfalls and though a largely virgin wilderness where fitness and sureness of foot are essential. In Sports & Activities you´ll find all the contact details for pursuits such as canyoning and parasailing alongside more established pastimes of hiking and water sports. The Dos & Don´ts tell you why even men shouldn´t walk around without a top on and why women can leave their high heels at home. MARCO POLO Madeira provides comprehensive coverage of the island. To help you get around there´s a detailed road atlas, maps of Funchal and the island´s bus routes in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.
The original What Not to Wear from one of fashion´s most enduringly stylish women ... Written by French style guru Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, Elegance is a classic style bible for timeless chic, grace, and poise -- every tidbit of advice today´s woman could possibly need, all at the tips of her (perfectly manicured) fingers.From Accessories to Zippers, Madame Dariaux imparts her pearls of wisdom on all things fashion-related -- and also offers advice on other crucial areas in life from shopping with girlfriends (don´t) to marriage and sex.
With superb photography, illustrations and maps, this easy-to-use travel guide will lead you straight to all the best things to do in Brazil, one of the most enthralling countries in the world. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brazil will show you the amazing array of sights that this country has to offer, from idyllic sandy beaches, tropical islands, the lush Amazon rainforest, the vast Pantanal wetland and the stunning Iguaçu falls to colonial Salvador or Modernist Brasília and the exciting cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Learn about Brazil´s diverse peoples, music, capoeira, Carnaval and cuisines. Follow tips on samba schools, wild life spotting, shopping, getting around and the best places to eat and stay.
Experience all of Lanzarote´s attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Most holidaymakers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that´s what Marco Polo Guides are all about. You´ll discover gorgeous hotels, restaurants, the best night life, plus shopping tips, suggestions for those on a tight budget, tips for travel with kids and ideas for sporting activities on offer. Also contains: the Perfect Route, Festival & Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, Spanish phrasebook and a comprehensive index. It isn´t just the sea and sand that promises a really special holiday in Lanzarote, but also the incomparable landscape: lava fields, ash mountains, and eruption craters which shimmer from black to rust red in the sun, contrast with snow-white villages and sparse but bright green vegetation. MARCO POLO Lanzarote introduces you to a unique travel destination. The fourth largest of the Canary Islands was created from fiery eruptions, and, more than any of its neighbours, has been shaped by vulcanism.This pocket-sized guide suggests places to go for breathtaking views, peaceful fishing villages, towns full of colonial architecture and bustling holiday resorts in which you can enjoy a whole range of activities from water sports to hiking. The Insider Tips reveal where you can eat the best fish at sunset and why you should definitely visit the subterranean Cueva de los Verdes. The Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of Lanzarote, recommend things to do for free, and contain tips for rainy days and for where you can relax and unwind. You´ll find out What´s Hot on the island, whether eco camping, smart cafes or local fashion creations. The Trips & Tours lead you to the volcanic heart of the island and across to neighbouring Fuerteventura. Finally, the Dos & Don´ts point out some of the things you need to be aware of and watch out for when visiting the island. MARCO POLO Lanzarote provides comprehensive coverage of the island. To help you get around there´s a detailed road atlas inside, really useful maps of Arrecife and Puerto del Carmen in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.
Experience all of Mallorca´s attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Most holidaymakers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that´s what Marco Polo Guides are all about. You´ll discover the best hotels, restaurants, trendy hang outs and night life plus shopping tips, suggestions for those on a tight budget, tips for travel with kids and ideas for sports and other activities. Also contains: the Perfect Route, Festival & Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, Catalan phrase book and index. Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, attracts all kinds of people: artists, pop stars, dropouts and even kings, but especially tourists. No other Mediterranean destination offers the variety of Mallorca. This practical, pocket-sized guide leads you to beautiful bays, long beaches, dramatic rocky coasts, sophisticated marinas as well as to numerous legacies of past powers and civilisations that have left their mark on the island.And of course Mallorca offers numerous attractions: water sports and mountain biking can be just as much a part of your holiday as great cuisine, hip beach bars and romantic sunsets. The Insider Tips reveal where you can get that South Seas feeling and where you can seek out the island´s culinary specialities. The Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of Mallorca, recommend what to do for free, contain tips for rainy days and for where you can relax and unwind. The Perfect Route takes you right across the island, visiting traces of the past. You´ll find out What´s Hot on the island, whether the new sport of padel tennis (a cross between squash and tennis) or Catalan pop bands. The Trips & Tours chapter explores the coast along ancient smuggling trails and leads you right inland. Finally, the Dos & Don´ts point out some of the things you need to be aware of and watch out for when visiting the island. MARCO POLO Mallorca provides comprehensive coverage of island. To help you get around there´s a detailed road atlas inside, a useful folding map of Palma de Mallorca in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.
This book argues for the importance of the theory of the culture industry in today´s world. It begins by considering the neglect of the culture industry in the second and third generation of the Frankfurt School, presenting historical background information and criticisms on the theories of Habermas and Honneth. In our age, the culture industry is something quite different from what Adorno and Horkheimer described or could even imagine in the twentieth century. Today, the masses can not only access the media but can also respond to the messages they receive. A key question that arises, then, is why the masses, even after gaining access to their own media, still adhere to the values of the capitalist system? Why haven´t they achieved a class consciousness? This work seeks to answer those questions. Drawing on Jean Baudrillard´s work, it reveals the semiotic aspects of the culture industry and describes the industry in the age of simulation and hyperreality. The book argues that the culture industry has now entered the micro level of our everyday life through shopping centers, the image of profusion and more. Further, it explores new aspects of the culture industry, such as a passion for participating in the media, the consumed vertigo of catastrophe, and masking the absence of a profound reality. As such, the book will particularly appeal to graduates and researchers in sociology and sociological theory, and all those with an interest in the Frankfurt School and the works of Jean Baudrillard.
Look and learn to recall a wealth of everyday vocabulary in Arabic with this intuitive easy-to-use visual language dictionaryWhether it´s for business or pleasure, pick up 6,000 key Arabic words and phrases on a range of subjects: from shopping and eating out, to sport and beyond quickly and easily. Find every word you need to know fast using the clearly labelled colour illustrated scenes from everyday life.Plus, find helpful features on key Arabic nouns, verbs and phrases to improve your understanding of the language.Pocket-sized so you can take it wherever your travels take you.
Becky´s life is blooming! She´s working at London´s newest fashion store The Look, house-hunting with husband Luke (her secret wish is a Shoe Room)... and she´s pregnant! She couldn´t be more overjoyed - especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery...to the latest, coolest pram...to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician. But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke´s glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky´s perfect world starts to crumble. Everybody loves Sophie Kinsella: ´´I almost cried with laughter´´ Daily Mail ´´Hilarious . . . you´ll laugh and gasp on every page´´ Jenny Colgan ´´Properly mood-altering . . . funny, fast and farcical. I loved it´´ Jojo Moyes ´´A superb tale. Five stars!´´ Heat