Author: Daniel B. Merriam
Publisher: Monarch Editions (CA)
Release Date: 2007
This is the second catalogue raisonné of Daniel Merriam's art, which celebrates another decade of the artist's work. This remarkable book features 134 color images of Merriam's vibrant and skillfully executed watercolors. A seasoned and masterful virtuoso with his brush, Merriam forcefully communicates his subtle yet dramatic, comforting yet disarming messages. His carefully constructed environments and dreamy architectural structures are lovingly populated with a diverse array of bizarre, other-worldly denizens. The paintings are illuminated by intimate perspectives and personal accounts in the words of the artist himself. Opening essays are by a distinguished designer, historian and author, Paul Duchscherer, and by an internationally known analytical psychologist and expert on learning styles, Dr. J. Robert Hanson. Welcome to the world of Daniel Merriam's dreams. A taste for adventure and an open mind will make the trip one to savor!
Author: Kathryn Rose
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
Release Date: 2014-05-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
By day, seventeen-year-old Vivienne is lady-in-waiting to Guinevere, the future queen of Camelot. By night, she toils away as apprentice to Merlin, the recovering magic addict. When Morgan le Fay, the king’s sorceress sister, declares war on Camelot, Merlin enlists Vivienne’s help to create the perfect weapon.
A toyshop owner builds a set of magic clockwork dolls that delight a factory town. A three-inch tall samurai faces a giant iron ogre with only a sewing needle and a coin. A scientist seeks an antidote to his formula gone wrong, with the help of his partner's beautiful daughter. All of these stories and more are included in Steampunk Fairy Tales. Written by authors from three different continents, every enchanting tale combines the futuristic Victorian concept of steam and fashion with memorable stories, from the recognizable "Jack and the Beanstalk," to other popular and unfamiliar works from Germany, France, Italy and Japan. With steam driven gadgets such as mechanical goggles, hoverboards, and an orchestra of automatons. Steampunk Fairy Tales is a charming and unique collection of works for current lovers of the genre, and those just diving in.
Author: Davis Bunn
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2004-03-29
Against a backdrop of international intrigue and ruthless drug monopolies, award-winning author Davis Bunn delivers an intoxicating page-turner in this redemptive thriller. Multi-billion dollar giant Revell Pharmaceuticals is devouring its competition. A new research breakthrough propels the company into releasing its most profitable product ever. Yet a family crisis confronts them when Kirra Revell, heiress to the empire, goes missing. Taylor Knox, an employee of Revell's latest acquisition, is blackmailed into leading the search. An expert surfer, Taylor pursues the world's biggest waves as a cover, only to be ensnared in a deadly contest of corporate espionage. In the race to find Kirra, everyone's motives are suspect. A Celtic monk's warning only heightens the peril. Is it money, power, passion, or something deeper that compels Taylor to risk everything? From Scotland's holy islands to the rugged Basque coast of Spain, from boardrooms and luxury yachts to the dungeons of America's oldest surviving fortress, the hunt is on. Can Taylor Knox achieve his quest before time runs out for Kirra Revell -- and for himself?
Author: Tracy Lynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Snow White, Rose Red In a tiny Welsh estate, a duke and duchess lived happily, lacking only a child -- or, more importantly, a son and heir to the estate. Childbirth ultimately proved fatal for the young duchess. After she died, the duke was dismayed to discover that he was not only a widower, but also father to a tiny baby girl. He vowed to begin afresh with a new wife, abandoning his daughter in search of elusive contentment. Independent -- virtually ignored -- and finding only little animals and a lonely servant boy as her companions, Jessica is pale, lonely and headstrong...and quick to learn that she has an enemy in her stepmother. "Snow," as she comes to be known, flees the estate to London and finds herself embraced by a band of urban outcasts. But her stepmother isn't finished with her, and if Jessica doesn't take control of her destiny, the wicked witch will certainly harness her youth -- and threaten her very life....
Author: Henry Winchester
Publisher: Flame Tree Pub
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Imagine a world where steam is the main source of power, but the attitudes are distinctly futuristic – the romance of the past meets the technology of the future. Steampunk is a subculture on the rise, an exciting mix of adventure and sci fi in a world full of cogs and rivets, goggles and corsets. Influenced by the worlds created by H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, Steampunk has grown into a movement encompassing fashion, art, movies, literature and even music. Films such as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen catapulted steampunk to the big screen, whilst events have sprung up all over the world in which fans create magnificent costumes and put steampunk twists on modern devices. As you read this exciting new book, enjoy a stunning selection of artworks portraying the ecstatic fantasy of steam-powered worlds.
This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail. Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of the universe will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to the wonders of the solar system.
What? You've never heard of Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund?! You must be living under a rock!... Or at least that's what Crusoe thinks. Crusoe may be a small dog, but he's a big deal. He's the self-proclaimed "wiener dog who thinks he's more of a celebrity than he really is" (Until now!) and the star of his own wildly popular blog of the same name, winner of the 2013 and 2014 Best Pet Blog Award as well as the Most Humorous Blog and Best Blog of the Year at the 2015 Bloggies. Crusoe is talented, ridiculously photogenic, and proud of his larger-than-life personality, stunning fashion sense, and insatiable penchant for whimsy, as his many thousands of loyal followers can attest. Perhaps you know him better by his infamous alter ego, BATDOG? We thought so. Crusoe is so excited to share his wit and wisdom with all of his adoring fans. He is certain that his first book, featuring hundreds of photos, funny stories, delicious recipes, and helpful tips will make the perfect gift for dog-lovers of all ages.
Need to decide on the best colour combinations for an interior? Need inspiration for your latest designs? This is the ultimate guide to colour, packed with hundreds of real world examples, technical information and the history and theory of colour. Covering print, product, fashion, art and architecture, it is perfect for students, professional and aspiring designers alike.
A group of primarily Scottish artists (mainly William York Macgregor, Joseph Crawhall, George Henry, Edward Atkinson Hornel, Sir John Lavery and Arthur Melville) painting in a variety of styles, they were active around the turn of the 20thC. The impressionism and livid realism of their subjects are characteristic of their stunning works of art.
Arthur Rackham was a Victorian born artist who influenced most of the commercial illustration of the first half of the 20thC. The impish detail of his hundreds of drawings brought humour and dark detail to the fairy stories and classic tales of his era; Arthur Rackham: Masterpieces of Art is a celebration of this industrious and lively artist.
Author: Martin De Diego
Publisher: Graffito Books
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Examines the work of 31 of the best steampunk artists, including Kevin Mowrer, Tony Holmsten, Kazuhiko Nakamura, and Jan Boruta, each of whom has created a distinct series of worlds and aesthetics inspired by different aspects of the genre. An extended essay traces the source and development of steampunk imagery, while biographies of each artist reveal their history and inspirations.