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.
The critic and author of Utopia Parkway presents a portrait of the classic 20th-century American artist that explores his achievements and influence as a long-time illustrator for The Saturday Evening Post, sharing additional insights into his unexpectedly complex private life.
In this photographic census of New York City inspired by the blog of the same name, the author showcases 400 color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories that capture the outsized personalities of New York, and pay tribute to the human side of a great city.
Based on interviews with the writers of The Simpsons and accompanied by images from the show, facsimiles of scripts, paintings and drawings and other imagery, this fascinating book reveals the meaningful mathematical concepts behind the most successful show in TV history.
The only sketch artist to cover the courtroom proceedings in Guantanamo, Cuba from 2006 to the present showcases 150 of her revealing sketches of the trials of alleged terrorists along with her running commentary of the proceedings.
The creator of the popular Dilbert comic strip presents a lighthearted memoir of what his failures have taught him about success, recounting his journey from a hapless office employee to a world-famous cartoonist while describing the career and monetary setbacks that led to counter-intuitive realizations.
A design expert and writer provides readers with a whole new way of looking at the world around us, bringing it all vividly to life, from Sweden's "black socks of envy" to Britain's pink-colored machismo.