Assembles a unique anthology of clothing-inspired personal narratives from people of all stripes, including David Carr on his misprinted I Love NY T-shirt, Cynthia Rowley on her girl scout sash, Rosanne Cash on her father Johnny's (atypically) purple shirt that she keeps in her closet, and Jonathan Levine (director of 50/50 and The Wackness) on his once-lucky Latrell Sprewell Knicks Jersey. The stories offer heartfelt glimpses into someone else's life, and prompt readers to give a second thought to the way they consider clothing in their own lives.
Part travelogue, part social observation, this book presents an entertaining look at life aboard an American aircraft carrier and the military personnel who must adhere to a regimen defined by service and restraint.
The food and craft stylist behind the website and magazine Sweet Paul offers recipes like Maple-Roasted Chicken and Smoked Salmon Hash and includes craft projects that use coffee filters, vegetable dye and wooden clothespins. 50,000 first printing.
Collects the best content from the first fourteen issues of "WORN Fashion Journal" that cover fashion topics ranging from how to tie a tie and discourse on hijabs to the history of flight attendants and textile conservation.
From the watery gruel of Oliver Twist to the seductive cupcakes from The Corrections, Dinah Fried offers photographic interpretations of culinary moments from classic and contemporary literature, partnered with text from the book that inspired its creation.
Joan DeJean documents the century-long transformation of Paris from a medieval center to the modern city that is recognized today, revealing how the Parisian urban model was actually invented in the 17th century, when leaders tore down fortifications, created public parks and constructed streets and bridges.
David Esterly traces his path to becoming a forefront practitioner of Baroque artist Grinling Gibbons' forgotten woodcarving technique, including the year he spent re-creating a Gibbons piece that had been lost in a fire at the Hampton Court Palace outside London.
Roman Pilgrimage presents a stations pilgrimage tour of the Eternal City during the Lenten season, discussing the faith-based practices of today's pilgrims while offering commentaries on relevant liturgies, art and architecture.
The author shares the lessons about womanhood and personal style she learned from both her mother, an upper-middle-class New Yorker who was the polished hostess at her family's garment district restaurant, and Elsa Schiaparelli, the outrageous, iconoclastic Italian fashion designer.
The comic book universe is adventurous, mystifying and filled with heroes, villains and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This book by one of Wired magazine's art directors traverses the graphic world through a collection of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots and more. Super Graphic offers readers a unique look at the intricate and sometimes contradictory storylines that weave their way through comic books, and shares advice for navigating the pages of some of the most popular, longest-running and best-loved comics and graphic novels out there.
A celebration of how families induce embarrassment during the holidays features photographs of kids cringing in homemade Halloween costumes, an overly patriotic uncle who literally wears a flag on the Fourth of July, and a forced re-creation of a Nativity scene that is anything but peaceful.
Jeff Speck, a city planner and architectural designer, delves into what it means to make a city pedestrian-friendly. Packed with observations and real-world examples, his book tackles the challenges of city life, advocating for smart growth and sustainable design while presenting a plan for making American cities safe and efficient.
Mark Binelli grew up in a Detroit suburb in the 1970s. The city used to embody the American dream — the auto industry, consumer culture, Motown — but the Detroit he knew was a study in decline. When Binelli was offered a magazine assignment to write about the Detroit auto show in January 2009, he jumped on it. But he didn't stop there. He moved back to his hometown to chronicle the city, tracing Detroit's demise and recovery efforts while evaluating plans to transform it into a viable, desegregated and economically diverse post-industrial region.