• Art

London Tattoo Guide


Author: Tom Angell
Publisher: Hardie Grant
ISBN: 9781784881207
Category: Art
Page: 224
View: 8215
London is one of the world's great tattoo meccas and has been responsible for pushing the industry's creative and technical boundaries for decades. The city is currently experiencing its latest elevation in tattoo art. This is, in part, due to an emerging generation of multi-discipline and formally trained tattoo artists. Their experimental styles, cultural resonance, and uncompromising creativity is widening the artistic aperture of the medium and in turn, attracting new fans and larger audiences. The London Tattoo Guide is an authoritative, first-of-a-kind, beautifully presented handbook that illuminates the leading pioneers of the city's tattoo industry. The book profiles the London studios that are championing new aesthetics and techniques, and celebrates resident tattooists, amongst who are some of the city's most exciting artists across any field. The London Tattoo Guide brings them all together into one place to provide a fascinating insight into the city's tattoo culture and the work of its top practitioners.

    • Art

Tattoo Street Style

London, Brighton, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, LA, Melbourne
Author: Alice Snape
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 147355215X
Category: Art
Page: 480
View: 6072
Celebrate your uniqueness. Inspiring and captivating, Tattoo Street Style is a tribute to creativity and self-expression, a celebration of body, beauty and style, a manifesto for redefining the rules. Over four hundred original portraits capture extraordinary tattooed people from around the world, in New York, LA, Melbourne, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London and Brighton. A curated and eclectic snapshot of today’s modern tattoo culture. Features profiles and interviews with some of the world’s most creative and exciting artists and studios. Also includes comprehensive infographic-style directories; perfect if you’re looking for inspiration.

    • Art

The Tattoo Dictionary


Author: Trent Aitken-Smith,Ashley Tyson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784722545
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 8929
Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs. From sailors' swallows and Mexican skulls to prisoners' barbed wire and intricate Maori patterns, tattoos have been used as a means of communication by cultures all over the world for thousands of years. Through meticulous research, The Tattoo Dictionary uncovers the fascinating origins of the most popular symbols in tattoo history, revealing their hidden meanings and the long-forgotten stories behind them. This beautifully packaged book is an inspiring look at tattoo culture, and an indispensable guide to choosing your own tattoo.

    • Art

Bang Bang

My Life in Ink
Author: Bang Bang
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062382241
Category: Art
Page: 240
View: 8689
The celebrity tattoo artist takes fans on a tour through his life and art, combining captivating vignettes and stories with more than one hundred color photos. Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, and many more of the hottest celebrities in the world have been seen on the red carpet, on concert stages, and in magazine spreads wearing stunning ink created by Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy, the most in-demand tattoo artist in the entertainment world. Bang Bang’s work has taken him across the country and around the globe, to any and every locale a celebrity client may request. From Rihanna’s controversial gun tattoos, to inking Justin Bieber at 40,000 feet—a record—each of Bang Bang’s tattoos comes with its own epic story. Now, this creative genius invites readers along on his adventures, sharing amazing tales from his life and career. Named for the duel guns tattooed on his neck, Bang Bang began his career in his mom’s tiny Delaware kitchen. Self-taught, he practiced with a kit from an art store before eventually moving to New York. Over the past decade, Bang Bang’s talent and vision propelled his rise into the spotlight, and today, his fresh, accessible aesthetic draws men and women, tattoo vets and novices alike eager to experience his ultra-fluid and realistic designs created with the finest needles and inks. Bang Bang’s visual style transcends the clichés of the tattoo world; he creates a truly different form of art. Filled with engaging personal stories and striking photographs that bring his bold, vibrant designs into detail, Bang Bang is a must-have for Bang Bang fans and tattoo lovers everywhere.

    • Social Science

The Tattoo Encyclopedia


Author: Terisa Green
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471108619
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 9872
Tattoos have moved into the mainstream and are continuing to grow in popularity. For people contemplating getting a tattoo, however, the choice of images can be overwhelming. THE TATTOO ENCYCLOPEDIA provides a comprehensive and informative exploration of the colourful world of tattoos. It presents precise descriptions of both common and unusual symbols and sheds light on their historic, religious and cultural significance. Organised in a convenient A-Z format, cross-referenced, indexed and illustrated with 300 pieces of authentic tattoo line art, the book features a stunning array of images from ancient Buddhist and Chinese designs to those sported by twenty-first century bikers. Whether choosing a personally significant tattoo, wanting to learn more about a symbol, or simply interested in tattoos as a form of art and body decoration, readers will discover the richness of tattoo culture in this treasury.

    • Anatomy

The Anatomical Tattoo


Author: Emily Evans
Publisher: Lotus Pub.
ISBN: 9781905367825
Category: Anatomy
Page: 224
View: 2656
The Anatomical Tattoo is an introduction to the growing phenomenon of anatomical imagery in tattoos, and highlights some of the best examples in the world today. Illustrating the work of over 80 tattoo artists from across the globe, this book showcases this fascinating new trend by documenting more than 150 anatomical tattoos. From historical anatomical engravings to contemporary interpretations of medical illustration, the breadth of anatomical content and subject matter makes the collection of tattoos in this book as unique as the tattoos themselves.

    • Bereavement

Beyond Grief

A Guide for Recovering from the Death of a Loved One
Author: Carol Staudacher
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 9780285650695
Category: Bereavement
Page: 244
View: 2830

    • Tattoo artists

Forever Now

The New Tattoo
Author: Hannah Graves
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899559262
Category: Tattoo artists
Page: 288
View: 9152
Modern-day passion, tangible tradition, and striking creativity: trace how tattooing continues to evolve in the follow up to Forever.

    • History

Londonopolis

A Curious and Quirky History of London
Author: Martin Latham
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 184994282X
Category: History
Page: 300
View: 7512
This curious history of London whisks you down the rabbit hole and into the warren of backstreets, landmarks, cemeteries, palaces, markets, museums and secret gardens of the great metropolis. Meet the cockneys, politicians, fairies, philosophers, gangsters and royalty that populate the city, their stories becoming curiouser and curiouser as layers of time and history are peeled back. Find out which tube station once housed the Elgin Marbles and what lies behind a Piccadilly doorway that helped Darwin launch his theory of evolution and caused the Swedes to wage war against Britain. Do you believe in fairies? Do you know which Leadenhall site became a Nag's Head tavern, morphing into the mighty East India Company, before taking flight as the futuristic Lloyds Building? Who named the Natural History Museum's long-tailed dinosaur Mr Whippy? Spanning above and below ground, from the outer suburbs to the inner city, and from the medieval period to the modern day, Londonopolis is a celebration of the weird and the wonderful that makes the mysterious city of London so magical.

    • Art

Beyond Tattoo


Author: Allan Graves
Publisher: Graffito Books Limited
ISBN: 9780956028471
Category: Art
Page: 207
View: 9345
"Art, graphics and illustration by the world's leading tattoo artists"--Jacket.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Ink


Author: Alice Broadway
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338197002
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
View: 7564
There are no secrets in Saintstone. From the second you're born, every achievement, every failing, every significant moment are all immortalized on your skin. There are honorable marks that let people know you're trustworthy. And shameful tattoos that announce you as a traitor. After her father dies, Leora finds solace in the fact that his skin tells a wonderful story. That is, until she glimpses a mark on the back of his neck . . . the symbol of the worst crime a person can commit in Saintstone. Leora knows it has to be a mistake, but before she can do anything about it, the horrifying secret gets out, jeopardizing her father's legacy . . . and Leora's life. In her startlingly prescient debut, Alice Broadway shines a light on the dangerous lengths we go to make our world feel orderly--even when the truth refuses to stay within the lines. This rich, lyrical fantasy with echoes of Orwell is unlike anything you've ever read, a tale guaranteed to get under your skin . . .

    • Art

Tattoo

An Illustrated Miscellany
Author: Lal Hardy
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472136918
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 1606
London tattoo legend Lal Hardy reveals the fascinating hidden world of tattoo, past and present. With a wealth of previously unpublished photographs, details and anecdotes, Tattoo preserves many unique and valuable items of tattoo culture, including: · Historical stencils and flash · Customised machines, traditional hand-tools and animal-marking equipment · Collector's cards, bubblegum cards and transfers · Memorabilia and tributes relating to tattoo legends such as George Burchett and The Great Omi · Postcards, toys, ornaments, T-shirts and other merchandise · Supply catalogues, magazines, books and art · Rare ephemera - awards, badges, business cards, convention passes, postage stamps and hand-drawn signs LAL HARDY was born in London in 1958. He opened New Wave Tattoo in north London's Muswell Hill when he was just twenty-one years old. Lal is part of an international community of highly respected tattoo artists. This is his sixth book. MATT LODDER is an expert on body art and body modification. He is the author of Tattoo: An Art History and is Director of American Studies at the University of Essex.

How to Archer

The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written
Author: Sterling Archer
Publisher: It Books
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 192
View: 6895
Lying is like 95% of what I do. But believe me: in this book, I’ll let you know exactly how to become a master spy just like me. Obviously, you won’t be as good at it as I am, but that’s because you’re you, and I’m Sterling Archer. I know, I know, it sucks not being me. But don’t beat yourself up about it, because I’m going to show you all the good stuff—what to wear; what to drink; how to seduce women (and, when necessary, men); how to beat up men (and, when necessary, women); how to tell the difference between call girls and hookers (hint: when they’re dead, they’re just hookers) and everything about weapons, secret devices, lying ex-girlfriends, and turtlenecks. In a word? How to Archer. From the Back Cover Hi. I see you’re reading the back of my book. This tells me that you either: A) are hoping to find a brief summary of what to expect from a how-to book by Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent, or B) don’t know how books work. If your answer was “A,” your best bet is probably the table of contents, which is where you’ll find the “contents” of this book listed in a convenient, easy-to-read “table” format. So maybe go check that out for a minute and then come back here. I’ll wait. . . . Pretty cool, right? What other book will teach you how to dress properly and how to drive an elephant? How to field strip an AK-47 and how to haggle with a Thai prostitute—in her native tongue? How to pilot an airboat and how to make about a million delicious cocktails, including a Molotov one? How to kill a guy and how to prepare a fabulous brunch? Plus how to do tons of other stuff that I forgot, but that is nonetheless probably in this book (which, to be honest, I really only kinda skimmed). So if you want to learn more about how to be more—or at all—like Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent, quit smearing your greasy fingerprints all over this book and buy it. For one thing, I really need the royalties. For another thing, the last time I checked, this wasn’t a damn library. (Note: If your answer was “B,” this probably isn’t the book you want to start with.)

    • Science

Parrots

A Guide to Parrots of the World
Author: Mike Parr,Tony Juniper
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408135752
Category: Science
Page: 584
View: 8777
This is the first book created primarily for the field identification of parrots, one of the most familiar and colorful groups of birds. From the mighty. macaws to the diminutive pygmy parrots, the 350 species of parrots include cockatoos, parakeets, lovebirds, and Budgerigar. Most are brightly colored or even gaudy, but a few are drab, and some are nocturnal and flightess. Parrots, found throughout most of the warmer regions of the world, occur in greatest numbers in Australasian and South America. This book includes 88 superb color illustrations of every species and most identifiable subspecies of parrot, as well as range maps of their locations. It offers many firsthand insights into the ecology of each species, vocalizations, life cycle characteristics, and geographical variation. It also provides up-to-date information on the conservation status of those species of parrots that are threatened or endangered.

    • Art

TTT: Tattoo


Author: Maxime Bu?chi,Nick Schonberger
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781786270757
Category: Art
Page: 280
View: 9043
Over the past decade, tattoos have become one of the most popular forms of visual culture in the world. TTT: Tattoo is a survey of over 300 of the best international tattooers working today, including Duncan X, Tomas Tomas, Scott Campbell, the Leu family and Stephanie Tamez. Exploring the connections between tattoo culture today and seminal figures and developments in the recent past, the book examines how the historical styles of this most enduring art form blend into new ones.

    • Art

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia


Author: Stephen Sorrell,Damon Murray
Publisher: Fuel Pub
ISBN: 9780955862038
Category: Art
Page: 1200
View: 7853
Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell.

    • Science

Sunbirds

A Guide to the Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Spiderhunters and Sugarbirds of the World
Author: Clive F. Mann,Robert A. Cheke
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140813568X
Category: Science
Page: 384
View: 6775
The insect-eating sunbirds of the Old World are amongst the most glamorous of all bird families. This guide provides a comprehensive resource on the sunbirds and their allies, with 48 colour plates portraying all major plumage variations and many species depicted on typical food plants.

    • Design

En Brogue: The Trainers Guide


Author: Hannah Rochell
Publisher: Saltyard Books
ISBN: 9781473623187
Category: Design
Page: 128
View: 6660
Trainers are no longer just reserved for the gym. From the office to the catwalk (and even hidden under wedding dresses), trainers have become a must-have fashion staple for women of all ages. Who better to chart the history of this most comfortable form of footwear than flat shoe expert and blogger Hannah Rochell of enbrogue.com? Here Hannah picks over 40 styles of trainers - including your favourite iconic brands and some exciting collaborations - and shares her knowledge and style tips on how you can wear them and look great. From Reebok Classics to designer Dior Fusion sneakers, and from limited edition Liberty print Nike Air Max to the ubiquitous Converse All Star, flat shoes have never been more comfortable... and trainers have never been more in style.

    • Art

Tattoo

Bodies, Art and Exchange in the Pacific and the West
Author: Nicholas Thomas,Anna Cole,Bronwen Douglas
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861898231
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 4281
Whether fully adorning a biker’s arms or nestled cutely, and discretely, above one’s ankle, tattoos are a commonplace part of modern fashion and expression. But as modern as this permanent accessory can seem, the tattoo, in fact, has ancient and distant roots in Oceana, where it had been practiced for centuries before being taught to Western seafarers. This collection offers both a fascinating look at the early exchanges between European and Pacific cultures surrounding the tattoo and the tattoo’s rising popularity in the West up to the modern day. It is also the first book to thoroughly document the history of tattoos in Oceana itself. The essays here first document the complex cultural interactions between Oceana and Europe that had sailors, whalers, and explorers bringing tattoos home from their voyages. They then move on to issues surrounding encounter, representation, and exchange, exploring the ways missionaries and the colonial state influenced local tattoo practices, and the ways tattoo culture has since developed, both in the West and the Pacific. Stunningly illustrated, this unique and fascinating history will appeal to anyone interested in the history of tattoos, the culture of Oceania, or native arts.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

A Guide to the Elements


Author: Albert Stwertka
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195150260
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 246
View: 8351
Presents the basic concepts of chemistry and explains complex theories before offering a separate article on each of the building blocks that make up the universe.