Surfing San Onofre to Point Dume
Hardcover ISBN: 0811821102
Imagine surfing a perfect blue wave on a 90-pound redwood longboard, off a deserted beach of sparkling white sand. Surfing San Onofre to Point Dume takes us back to the halcyon days of pre-war California, when the earliest American surfers were busy inventing beach culture. Meet these tussle-haired free spirits who camped on the deserted beaches of Southern California, had lobster bakes and luaus with local Hollywood girls, and surfed at a time when nobody knew what surfing was. The beautiful and nostalgic photographs that surfer Don James took of himself and his friends capture the lost Eden of the California surf dream in all its glory and innocence.
In and Out of the Garden
Hardcover ISBN: 0894801937
Sara Midda's richly illustrated In and Out of the Garden has delighted readers and critics alike: "This is the most gentle of books, a peaceful pastime. The delicacy of Sara Midda's art is enchanting. Anyone who is a gardener, or who has worked with plants in nature, will respond to what she has put forth so exquisitely," wrote Joan Lee Faust, Garden Editor of The New York Times. Diana Vreeland praised it as "delightful and delicious," Time magazine as "Cause for revel," and Laura Ashley called it "pure inspiration." In scores and scores of delicate illustrations and tender reflections, the author recalls the English gardens her childhood and the gardens she tends now, to reveal surprises both dainty and daring. The colorings and imaginings make the fancy soar with pleasure, as she creates the most elegant and subtle of books to give and to have, a book to cherish as dearly as a volume of treasured poetry. Sara Midda's garden is sown with glorious images. Ruby-red radishes are the jewels of the underworld. Myriad colors fall upon warm green moss. Brown leaves drift with sweet scent. And "in the beeman's garden, a host of hives and a swarm of bees bring sticky honey for your teas." Vegetable gardens, herb gardens, flower gardens are illustrated. The pleasures of the orchard are celebrated. Recipes are shared for lotions and potions to cheer the heart and delight the senses. 294,000 copies in print.
Hardcover ISBN: 0847821609
The unique vision of photographer Patrick Demarchelier is instantly recognizable in the pages of fashion and culture magazines across the globe. He has captured the world's best - known faces and models wearing the latest couture season after season. Yet beyond the inconstancy of celebrity and fashion, the focus of Demarchelier's photography is consistently form. For this book, Demarchelier has selected his most successful and striking images to make a multi-faceted artistic statement. Portraits of personalities ranging from Princess Diana to boxer Oscar de la Hoya are juxtaposed with Demarchelier's most iconic fashion images as well as unpublished work that includes safari animals and sumo wrestlers, people from exotic lands, and evocative underwater nudes that showcase the sensual female form. For anyone with a finger on the pulse of photography, fashion, and art, Forms is not to be missed.
Signed by Demarchelier on the half-title.