10 Years of Dolce & Gabbana
Hardcover ISBN: 0789202778
A collection of fashion photographs featuring models wearing the designs of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana is accompanied by commentary by the designers' friends, colleagues, and admirerers
The 1624 Tumult of Mexico in Perspective (C. 1620-1650)
Authority and Conflict Resolution in the Iberian Atlantic
Hardcover ISBN: 9004335471
The 1624 Tumult of Mexico in Perspective proves that, despite the various conflicts underlying the disturbances in New Spain between circa 1620 and 1650, there was no intention to do away with the authority of the king.
Blood Beneath the Skin
Paperback ISBN: 1476776741
"The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen explores the connections between his dark work and even darker life. When forty-year-old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, a shocked world mourned the loss. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the son of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune, and glamour. He designed clothes for the world's most beautiful women and royalty, most famously theDuchess of Cambridge, who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day. He created a multimillion-dollar luxury brand that became a favorite with celebrities including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. But behind the confident facade and bad-boy image, lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion. As the pressures of work intensified, McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end. Meanwhile, in his private life, his failure to find lastinglove in a string of boyfriends only added to his despair. And then there were the dark secrets that haunted his sleep... A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, Alexander McQueen tells the complete sensational story, and includes never-before-seen photos. Those closest to the designer--his family, friends, and lovers--have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him. "There's blood beneath every layer of skin," McQueen once said. Andrew Wilson's biography, filled with groundbreaking material, dispels myths, corrects inaccuracies, and offers new insights into McQueen's private life and the source of his creative genius"--
Paperback ISBN: 163106147x
Illustrated with stunning photography and liberally sprinkled with quotations from McQueen and those who knew him best, Alexander McQueen: Evolution is the story of the designer's thirty-five runway shows and the genius behind them.
The Life and Legacy
Paperback ISBN: 006228455x
Drawing on the Alexander McQueen Archive in London, and featuring never-before-seen photos, this rare glimpse into the life of the fashion world's most visionary designer, written by a leading fashion historian and close friend, traces the evolution of the most provocative designer of a generation. 40,000 first printing.
America According to Colbert
Satire as Public Pedagogy
Hardcover ISBN: 0230104665
"Is the comedy of Stephen Colbert simply fun or is it powerful political satire? Does it entertain viewers or does it empower them? Or does it teach us that in today's media-saturated world those binaries make no sense? America According to Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogy claims that Colbert's satire fosters critical thinking about social issues, encourages active citizenship, and entertains the viewer--all at the same time. The first book to cover the various themes and features of The Colbert Report, America According to Colbert offers readers insight into the powerful ways that Colbert's comedy challenges the cult of ignorance that has threatened meaningful public debate and social dialogue since 9/11"--Provided by publisher.