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Consider the Lilies

by Alfreda Oko Martin Edward Martin

Japanese flower arranging has attracted a world wide following, and this book is a simple and clear introduction to the art.The first section illustrates thirty-six suggested flower arrangements with diagrams and full how-to-do-it instructions. The second part of the book explains the theory and technique of Japanese flower arrangement. The result is a book which gives an astonishing range of flower arrangements, clear explanations of how to make them at home, and an inspiring selection of devotional passages.

The Consolations of the Forest

by Linda Coverdale Sylvain Tesson

A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life and rediscovering the luxury of solitude. Winner of the Prix Médicis for nonfiction, The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace, taken to the extreme. No stranger to inhospitable places, Sylvain Tesson exiles himself to a wooden cabin on Siberia's Lake Baikal, a full day's hike from any "neighbor," with his thoughts, his books, a couple of dogs, and many bottles of vodka for company. Writing from February to July, he shares his deep appreciation for the harsh but beautiful land, the resilient men and women who populate it, and the bizarre and tragic history that has given Siberia an almost mythological place in the imagination. Rich with observation, introspection, and the good humor necessary to laugh at his own folly, Tesson's memoir is about the ultimate freedom of owning your own time. Only in the hands of a gifted storyteller can an experiment in isolation become an exceptional adventure accessible to all. By recording his impressions in the face of silence, his struggles in a hostile environment, his hopes, doubts, and moments of pure joy in communion with nature, Tesson makes a decidedly out-of-the-ordinary experience relatable. The awe and joy are contagious, and one comes away with the comforting knowledge that "as long as there is a cabin deep in the woods, nothing is completely lost."

Constructing Cultural Tourism

by John K. Walton Keith Hanley

This book is an interdisciplinary collaboration between a literary critic and cultural historian, which examines and recovers a radical and still urgent challenge to the industrialisation of cultural tourism from the work of John Ruskin. Ruskin exerted a formative influence on the definition and development of cultural tourism which was probably as significant as that, for example, of his contemporary Thomas Cook. The book assesses Ruskin's overall influence on the development of national and international tourism in the context of pre-existing expectations about tourism flows and cultural capital and alongside parallel and intersecting trends of the time; examines Ruskin's contribution to the tourist agenda at all social levels; and discusses Ruskin's significance for current debates in tourism studies, especially questions of the place of the 'canon' of traditional European cultural tourism in a post-modern tourist setting, and the various incarnations of 'heritage tourism'.

Contemporary Asian Bathrooms

by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni Chami Jotisalikorn Karina Zabihi

Shot entirely on location, Contemporary Asian Bathrooms presents the newest trends emerging in Asian home design. Gorgeous full color photographs showcase the sexy new look and fantasy appeal of today's bathrooms. Featuring one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor bathroom designs in 50 luxury homes and hotels across Southeast Asia, this book offers homeowners new ideas for showers, tubs, fixtures, tiles and lighting that will inspire a new approach to modern bathing.

Contemporary Asian Bedrooms

by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni Chami Jotisalikorn Karina Zabihi

Contemporary Asian Bedrooms opens the door to a new world of slumber retreats, showcasing some of the most eye-catching bedroom designs in luxury homes and hotels in Southeast Asia. Shown here are a range of new design trends, from Zen minimalist to exuberant color kaleidoscopes that make contemporary bedrooms more than just a spot for shut-eye. This book gives homeowners and designers a look at new ideas, shapes, colors and textures that transform the places we sleep into high-style, must-have dream spaces.

Contemporary Asian Kitchens and Dining Rooms

by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni Chami Jotisalikorn Karina Zabihi

With over one hundred full-color photographs, Contemporary Asian Kitchens and Dining Rooms looks at a wide range of inspirational cooking and dining spaces, from the elegance of open-plan entertaining to the raw, modern look of an industrial kitchen.Few rooms in the house depict the changing aesthetics of design as radically as kitchens and dining rooms. The growing trend toward modern fixtures and fittings in kitchens calls for more interactive and creative dining areas, a trend that is redefining the Asian home. Innovation and quality leap from every page of this book, which features the work of some of the best architects and designers from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Bali. Special sections on al fresco dining as well as tips on how to create the ultimate in table settings give this book an up-to-the-minute edge. Every design is modern and appropriate for homes from Asia to America.

Contemporary Asian Living Rooms

by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni Chami Jotisalikorn Karina Zabihi

Contemporary Asian Living Rooms explores 50 of Southeast Asia's most interesting homes and hotels.Interiors range from the starkly minimal to the luxuriously plush - from Singapore. Malaysia, Thailand and Bali. Created by some of the leading talents in contemporary Asian design today, these interiors feature creative shapes, contours, materials and new ways of working with the space where family and friends spend most of their time together.

Contemporary Asian Pools and Gardens

by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni Chami Jotisalikorn Karina Zabihi

Contemporary Asian Pools and Gardens?showcases the continent's most spectacular modern gardens and water features. Private swimming pools and gardens have increasingly become an integral part of modern living spaces - and you don't necessarily have to live in a house to have one. This book in the Contemporary Asian Home series includes special chapters on walkways, lighting, gates and roof gardens, as well as the latest in infinity, lap and rooftop pools, displaying some of the most sought after designs in the region

Contemporary Britain (Second Edition)

by John Mccormick

This is a book about Britain, written for anyone looking for a brief and accessible guide to this remarkable country. Like others in the Contemporary States and Societies series, it makes no assumptions about prior knowledge: it provides the key facts and figures that are needed to place Britain in context with other countries - especially its European neighbours - but it also ties the facts together with explanatory analysis. It is deliberately short and concise, and makes no claims to being comprehensive. If it can help its readers better appreciate the key themes and concepts in British political, social and economic life, dispel some of the myths that too often interfere with an understanding of the country and its people, and offer suggestions for further research, it will have succeeded in its mission.

Contemporary Japanese Restaurant Design

by Nacass Partners Motoko Jitsukawa Cornucopia K K.

With evocative texts accompanying stunning photographs, Contemporary Japanese Restaurant Design features 28 of the most cutting-edge dining spaces by the country's leading restaurant designers.

Contemporary Thai

by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni Wongvipa Devahastin Na Ayudhya Jane Doughty Marsden

Known for its beautiful traditional and contemporary handicrafts, it's no wonder that Thailand is home to some of the most beautifully decorated houses in the world. Elegant, innovative and versatile, Contemporary Thai is overflowing with an amazing array of design ideas. From modernist furniture, table settings, light fixtures and furnishings combining old traditions with new styles, Contemporary Thai is the perfect book for anyone looking to add a distinctive touch to their home decor.

Conversations on the Hudson

by Nick Hand

One spring day in 2012, fresh from his circumnavigation of the British Isles, English designer Nick Hand set off on his bicycle from Brooklyn, New York, and pedaled north along the Hudson River toward its source in the Adirondack Mountains. His leisurely pace suited his simple agenda--to talk to the artists and craftspeople he met along the way. Conversations on the Hudson is a visual record of his five-hundred-mile journey through the hills, mountains, and countryside of the Hudson Valley. Hand's casual approach brings out the best in people, who eagerly open up their studios and workshops and share their personal stories. This one-of-a-kind collection pairs Hand's beautiful photographs alongside visits to a seed librarian, a printer and publisher, a brewer, a stone sculptor, a sheep farmer, a distiller, a maple syrup producer, and a boat restorer, among others.

Cooking with Giovanni Caboto

by The Caboto Club of Windsor

A cookbook unlike any other. Featuring ten recipes from each of Italy's twenty regions, Cooking with Giovanni Caboto is an exhaustive tour of traditional Italian cuisine, with all two hundred dishes tested and approved by the chefs at the Club's famous kitchen. An invaluable resource for experts and beginners alike.

A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal

by Anthony Bourdain

Bourdain crisscrosses the world, sampling local delicacies from the sublime to the bizarre. Throughout his travels, Bourdain discovers again and again the importance of community, kinship, and the power of food to bring people together.

Cool Hotels

by Jacob Termansen Kim Inglis Pia Marie Molbech

Cool Hotels showcases the best hotels in India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Be it a rustic retreat or a five-star, super-deluxe resort that can hold its own globally, all are at the cutting-edge of the new wave of hotel design and management. Each property has been hand-picked according to a set of criteria that includes a strong design aesthetic, architectural integrity, a commitment to service and a sense of individuality. A million miles away from cookie-cutter approach of chain hotels. Many of the properties have never been featured in guides before and many are just recently opened. With over 500 ravishingly beautiful full color photographs, Cool Hotels is the first in a series of hotel guides focusing on Asia. Ultimately these will be the definitive guides exclusively showcasing the best of Asia's unique places to stay.

Cool Hotels

by Jacob Termansen Kim Inglis Pia Marie Molbech

Cool Hotels showcases the best hotels in India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Be it a rustic retreat or a five-star, super-deluxe resort that can hold its own globally, all are at the cutting-edge of the new wave of hotel design and management. Each property has been hand-picked according to a set of criteria that includes a strong design aesthetic, architectural integrity, a commitment to service and a sense of individuality. A million miles away from cookie-cutter approach of chain hotels. Many of the properties have never been featured in guides before and many are just recently opened. With over 500 ravishingly beautiful full color photographs, Cool Hotels is the first in a series of hotel guides focusing on Asia. Ultimately these will be the definitive guides exclusively showcasing the best of Asia's unique places to stay.

Cool Japan Guide

by Abby Denson

Travelling to Japan has never been so much fun--visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi!This full-color graphic novel Japan guidebook is the first of it's kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist's perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto and introduces you to:the exciting world of Japanese food--from bento to sushi and everything in between.the otaku (geek) culture of Japan, including a manga market in Tokyo where artists display and sell their original artwork.the complete Japanese shopping experience, from combini (not your run-of-the-mill convenience stores!) to depato (department stores with everything).the world's biggest manga, anime and cosplay festivals.lots of other exciting places to go and things to do--like zen gardens, traditional Japanese arts, and a ride on a Japanese bullet train.Whether you're ready to hop a plane and travel to Japan tomorrow, or interested in Japanese pop culture, this fun and colorful travelogue by noted comic book artist and food blogger Abby Denson, husband Matt, friend Yuuko, and sidekick, Kitty Sweet Tooth, will present Japan in a unique and fascinating way.

Cool Japan Guide

by Abby Denson

Travelling to Japan has never been so much fun-visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi! This full-color graphic novel guidebook is the first of it's kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist's perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto and introduces you to: the exciting world of Japanese food-from bento to sushi and everything in between. the otaku (geek) culture of Japan, including a manga market in Tokyo where artists display and sell their original artwork. the complete Japanese shopping experience, from combini (not your run-of-the-mill convenience stores!) to depato (department stores with everything). the world's biggest manga, anime and cosplay festivals. lots of other exciting places to go and things to do-like zen gardens, traditional Japanese arts, and a ride on a Japanese bullet train. Whether you're ready to hop a plane and travel to Japan tomorrow, or interested in Japanese pop culture, this fun and colorful travelogue by noted comic book artist and food blogger Abby Denson, husband Matt, friend Yuuko, and sidekick, Kitty Sweet Tooth, will present Japan in a unique and fascinating way.

Cool Japan Guide

by Abby Denson

Travelling to Japan has never been so much fun-visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi! This full-color graphic novel guidebook is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist's perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto and introduces you to: the exciting world of Japanese food-from bento to sushi and everything in between. the otaku (geek) culture of Japan, including a manga market in Tokyo where artists display and sell their original artwork. the complete Japanese shopping experience, from combini (not your run-of-the-mill convenience stores!) to depato (department stores with everything). the world's biggest manga, anime and cosplay festivals. lots of other exciting places to go and things to do-like zen gardens, traditional Japanese arts, and a ride on a Japanese bullet train. Whether you're ready to hop a plane and travel to Japan tomorrow, or interested in Japanese pop culture, this fun and colorful travelogue by noted comic book artist and food blogger Abby Denson, husband Matt, friend Yuuko, and sidekick, Kitty Sweet Tooth, will present Japan in a unique and fascinating way.

Cooper's Creek

by Alan Moorehead

In 1860, an expedition set out from Melbourne, Australia, into the interior of the country, with the mission to find a route to the northern coast. Headed by Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills, the party of adventurers, scientists, and camels set out into the outback hoping to find enough water and to keep adequate food stores for their trek into the bush. Almost one year later, Burke, Wills, and two others from their party, Gray and King, reached the northern shore but on their journey back, they were stranded at Cooper's Creek where all but King perished. Cooper's Creek is a gripping, intense historical narrative about the harshness of the Australian outback and the people who were brave enough to go into the very depths of that uncharted country.

A Copybook for Japanese Ink - Painting

by Shutei Ota Reiko Chiba

This book is designed for the amateur artist who is eager to find a new outlet for his talents as well as for the one who has already discovered the enchantingworld of Japanese ink-painting. It is, quite frankly, a copybook, and it does not pretend to be anything else. As editor Reiko Chiba says of the paintings in the book, "These basic inspirations are to be individually altered and improved." The paintings are the work of Shutei Ota, an artist who has had a long career of introducing Japanese ink-painting to Westerners. As a teacher, she has found the language barrier to be no handicap. She teaches by showing) by example, and by holding the hands of her students-beginning immediately with strokes and foregoing preliminary sketches. "Paint now" is her philosophy. She likes to think of her paintings as written compositions. Each stroke is a sentence, and each sentence builds up to a complete message or picture. In this book, examples graded from easy to difficult are given. Westerners will no doubt make practical use of the art to create place cards, greeting cards, Christmas cards, and the like for personal use. Beyond this, of course, the study of Japanese ink painting will lead to better understanding of the discipline of Oriental arts in general.

Cork Boat

by John Pollack

165,321 corks 1 boat Most people have childhood dreams; few ever pursue them. At the age of 34, John Pollack quit a prestigious speechwriting job on Capitol Hill to pursue an idea he had harbored since the age of six: to build a boat out of wine corks and take it on an epic journey. In Cork Boat, Pollack tells the charming and uplifting story of this unlikely adventure. Overcoming one obstacle after another, he convinces skeptical bartenders to save corks, corrals a brilliant but disorganized partner, and cajoles more than a hundred volunteers to help build the boat, many until their fingers bleed. Hired as a speechwriter for President Clinton midway through construction, Pollack soon has the White House saving corks, too. Ultimately, he and his crew set sail down the Douro River in Portugal, where the boat becomes a national sensation. Written with unusual grace and disarming humor, Cork Boat is a buoyant tale of camaraderie, determination, and the power of imagination.

A Corner of the World

by Dick Cluster Mylene Fernández Pintado

"Mylene Fernandez offers us a magnificent gift. Her story of lost love and the difficult pursuit of literature is at the same time an X-ray of life in Havana, set in a present where glimpses of the future have not yet arrived."-Leonardo Padura, author of The Man Who Loved Dogs and the Mario Conde novels of HavanaIn contemporary Havana, "Do I stay or do I go?" is always the question, and love doesn't necessarily conquer all.A cautious, reserved professor of Spanish Literature, Marian has no idea that her quiet life is about to be turned upside down. When she's asked to review the work of a young, ambitious first-time novelist, she meets Daniel, and their love affair leads her to question both the choices she's made so far in her life and the opportunities she might yet still have.Theirs is the story of an intense and impossible love, set in today's Havana, a city where there can be no plans, where chance is the order of the day and a fierce sense of loyalty and pride coexists with the desire to live beyond the island's isolation."The fresh panorama of Cuban society today is painted without taboos or constraints, with a faith in human possibilities, and above all with a courage that stems from what is most legitimate and durable in ourselves."-Nancy Morejón, author of Looking Within: Selected Poems and Piedra Pulida"A Corner of the World is about desires and dreams, and, of course, about love."-Achy Obejas, author of Days of Awe and Ruins"Like the best of Truman Capote, another master of the short novel, Mylene Fernández gives us a cast of unforgettable characters: contradictory, complex, and human."-Fernando Pérez, director of Suite Habana, Life Is to Whistle, and Madagascar"To read this book is to encounter one of the best and most intimate works of Cuban literature of the 21st century."-Mabel Cuesta, author of Cuba post-soviética: un cuerpo narrado en clave de mujer"A sad, erotic, tender, and sometimes ironic tale of passion and desertion. ... the city becomes a co-protagonist, a confidante, a point of departure and return, and of waiting."--Senel Paz, novelist and screenwriter of Strawberry and Chocolate, Things I Left in Havana, and In the Sky with Diamondsd. It's for readers curious about the interior adventures of their fellow human beings, adventures that come with literary pleasures and an alchemy of fiction and life."--Senel Paz, novelist and screen writer (Strawberry and Chocolate, Waiting List, Things I Left in Havana, and In the Sky with Diamonds)Mylene Fernández-Pintado's novels have won the Italo Calvino Prize and Cuba's Critics' Award. She currently lives between Havana and Lugano, Switzerland. This is the first of her works to be translated into English.

Coronado's Children: Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest

by J. Frank Dobie

Written in 1930, Coronado's Children was one of J. Frank Dobie's first books, and the one that helped gain him national prominence as a folklorist. In it, he recounts the tales and legends of those hardy souls who searched for buried treasure in the Southwest following in the footsteps of that earlier gold seeker, the Spaniard Coronado. "These people," Dobie writes in his introduction, "no matter what language they speak, are truly Coronado's inheritors. . . . l have called them Coronado's children. They follow Spanish trails, buffalo trails, cow trails, they dig where there are no trails; but oftener than they dig or prospect they just sit and tell stories of lost mines, of buried bullion by the jack load. . . " This is the tale-spinning Dobie at his best, dealing with subjects as irresistible as ghost stories and haunted houses.

Coronation Everest

by Jan Morris

May 29, 1953: Edward Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first reach the summit of Mount Everest, and nearly the Coronation Day for a new Queen, Elizabeth II. Breaking the story was James Morris, special correspondent for The Times, who met the victorious climbers at Camp IV at 20,000 feet. Morris known to millions of readers today as the travel essayist Jan Morris, wrote this account of the Hillary expedition with all the verve and sharp detail for which Jan Morris is famous.

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