Eagerly anticipated, this update of the highly regarded third book from pinball author Michael Shalhoub includes over 900 color photos and covers the most recent period in pinball history, from 1982 through 2011. Each chapter is devoted to a specific year and features descriptions, release dates, and historical background on the games released that year from manufacturers Gottlieb, Williams, Bally, Data East, Stern, Sega, and others. Current values are listed for each machine shown in the book. Interspersed with the games are stories and interviews with many of the legendary designers and artists who created them. Readers will gain fascinating insight into the planning that went into the games, how the designers and artists got their start in the industry, behind-the-scenes tales of life in the pinball world, and more. Michael Shalhoubs Pinball Compendium is a great documentary of our business, says designer Steve Ritchie of the second book in the trilogy. Along with its two companion volumes (the first covering the 1930s-1960s and the second covering 1970-1981), this book is a must-have for all who love the sights and sounds of the worlds great pinball machines.
Breitling. One watch has made this name famous worldwide, the Navitimer. In 1952 this watch was a real sensation, the chronograph along with the calculator made it possible for the pilot to carry out all necessary calculations during the flight. This made the Navitimer a valuable on-board instrument at that time, and a valuable collectible today.This newly revised book shows the whole spectrum of the firm´s products since its founding in 1884, and gives the reader an informed insight into more than 100 years of the firm´s history. Many photos, old catalogs, and advertising material support the informative text. With the help of reference numbers, the collector can also locate individual watches chronologically. This fascinating portrait of the Breitling firm will enthrall all who appreciate fine mechanical precision.
Published to accompany a remarkable 2019 display at Tate Modern this book will examine the full career of Hungarian artist Dora Maurer (b.1937), spanning over four decades of her experimental practice from the 1970s to the present.
Drawing inspiration from tradition, Coco Chanel was never the slave of everyday formulas or mere market values. This book presents her work from the direct re-creations of the 1932 Collection to the newest interpretations of comets and stars, plumes and feathers, and Chanels signature flower, the camellia.
When the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (the ´PRB´) exhibited their first works in 1849 it heralded a revolution in British art. Styling themselves the ´Young Painters of England´ this group of young artists aimed to overturn stale Victorian artistic conventions and challenge the previous generation with their startling colours and compositions. This box set presents a selection of stunning images featuring several of the most enduring ´stunners´ of Pre-Raphaelite art, including Jane Morris, Annie Miller and Fanny Cornforth. The characteristic intricate detailing and lustrous colours in works by enduringly popular artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Everett Millais as well as underappreciated women artists including Joanna Wells, provide the perfect accompaniment for any correspondence.
Miriam Haskell began selling beautiful costume jewelry in 1926, and her company continues to the present. The jewelry that bears her name is highly sought after and the prices keep spiraling up. Claims abound that this is a Miriam Haskell, but is it a Miriam Haskell? This important new book gives collectors the key information to make intelligent buying decisions. It provides specific details on the art, design, style, materials, construction, and signatures, all vital to the identification and dating of Haskell jewelry. It also dispels many of the myths that allow wanna-bes and fakes to flourish. Over 600 beautiful color photographs display the most extensive collection of Haskell jewelry ever brought together. The jewelry is categorized by designer, specifying notable eras. The text provides notations on innovations, style preferences, and in-depth descriptions pointing to key Haskell identifiers. Readers, from casual admirers to serious collectors and dealers, will find in this comprehensive book the essential information and breathtaking pictures they seek.
A richly illustrated commemoration of African Americans´ roles in World War I highlighting how the wartime experience reshaped their lives and their communities after they returned home. This stunning book presents artifacts, medals, and photographs alongside powerful essays that together highlight the efforts of African Americans during World War I. As in many previous wars, black soldiers served the United States during the war, but they were assigned to segregated units and often relegated to labor and support duties rather than direct combat. Indeed this was the central paradox of the war: these men and women fought abroad to secure rights they did not yet have at home in the States. Black veterans´ work during the conflict--and the respect they received from French allies but not their own US military--empowered them to return home and continue the fight for those rights. The book also presents the work of black citizens on the home front. Together their efforts laid the groundwork for later advances in the civil rights movement. We Return Fighting reminds readers not only of the central role of African American soldiers in the war that first made their country a world power. It also reveals the way the conflict shaped African American identity and lent fuel to their longstanding efforts to demand full civil rights and to stake their place in the country´s cultural and political landscape.
This lavish two-volume slipcased work is a publishing event for the quality of its design, full-size reproductions, extensive documenta - tion, and illustrated chronology and index. With more than 3,000 pieces dating from the 1860s to the present, the Cartier Collection constitutes the world´s largest collection of its kind. This luxury work traces the history of the collection´s high jewelry holdings, and attests to the originality and artistic genius that made Cartier a world-class jeweler. The two-volume set showcases the extraordinary pieces from collectors such as Queen Eliza - beth, the Duchess of Windsor, Daisy Fellowes, Barbara Hutton, and Sir Bhupindra Singh, the Maharajah of Patiala, highlighting Cartier´s mastery of the jeweler´s art through highly original designs, unique colors, and legendary precious stones. More than 600 objects and drawings from Cartier´s vast archives, some previously unseen, are reproduced at actual size and include Cartier´s famous ´´bestiary´´ of exotic animals as well as more recent rare brooches, necklaces, and bracelets from the 1960s and 1970s.