Southern California is the birthplace of skateboard culture and, even though skateparks may be found worldwide today, it is where these parks continue to flourish as architects, engineers and skateboarders collaborate to refine their designs. The artist Amir Zaki grew up skateboarding, so he has an ..
The car industry and the way in which cars are created have changed beyond all recognition over the last half-century. Automotive styling was once the grudging afterthought when the engineers had finished their work. Now, following a short flirtation with exotic Italian design houses, it has evolved..
Described by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as 'the most splendid demonstration of the renaissance of Roman Catholicism in England', the Neo-Gothic church at Downside Abbey, Somerset, was built between the 1880s and the 1930s under the direction of some of the country's most renowned ecclesiastical architects..
This lavishly illustrated book showcases more than fifty of the top international motorcycle artists, studios, custom bike-builders and bike shops, capturing the amazing creativity that has come to characterize the custom bike-painting genre. It features stunning photographs of the completed bikes, ..
Kiftsgate Court, perched on the northern edge of the Cotswolds Hills in Gloucestershire, is a garden composed of many different scenes. Some elements the bluebell wood, the clipped hedging and the rose border, with its famously huge Kiftsgate rose are traditionally English, but there are also ar..
When it comes to dress, less can most definitely be more. In this striking new book, journalist Harriet Walker surveys one of the most wide-reaching movements in fashion. Minimalism has its roots in the early twentieth century, when women"s clothes became pared down and practical after centuries of ..
Flowers have long been a favorite subject among artists, and the development of many well-known horticultural varieties may be traced through their depiction on paper or canvas over the centuries. Painterly Plants explores this fascinating relationship between horticulture and art through 14 of the ..
In the mid-1930s, Stephen Mitchell & Son, a cigarette manufacturer based in Scotland, joined the craze for producing cigarette cards. The firm created 'The World of Tomorrow', an imaginative series of cards that set out to forecast the future. Each of the 50 cards uses a specially commissioned illus..