With impeccable taste and an unerring eye for detail, connoisseur Simon Crompton guides the reader through the intricacies of contemporary artisanal menswear, from the Panama hat to the Milanese buttonhole. Each chapter focuses on a different item of clothing and the craftspeople who have mastered it. Aided by extensive illustrations, Crompton offers detailed insight into the way in which these luxury items are designed and constructed, explaining the subtle but crucial difference a hand-stitched seam, perfectly cut sleeve or screen-printed silk can make.
The Craftsmanship of Luxury
Author: Simon Crompton
On Sunset Boulevard, originally published in 1998, describes the life of acclaimed filmmaker Billy Wilder (1906-2002), director of such classics as Sunset Boulevard, The Lost Weekend, The Seven Year Itch, and Sabrina. This definitive biography takes the reader on a fast-paced journey from Billy Wilder's birth outside of Krakow in 1906 to Vienna, where he grew up, to Berlin, where he moved as a young man while establishing himself as a journalist and screenwriter, and triumphantly to Hollywood, where he became as successful a director as there ever was. Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, and The Apartment"Wilder's cinematic legacy is unparalleled. Not only did he direct these classics and twenty-one other films, he co-wrote all of his own screenplays. Volatile, cynical, hilarious, and driven, Wilder arrived in Hollywood an all-but-penniless refugee who spoke no English. Ten years later he was calling his own shots, and he stayed on top of the game for the next three decades. Wilder battled with Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, and Peter Sellers; kept close friendships with William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Jack Lemmon, and Walter Matthau; amassed a personal fortune by way of blockbuster films and shrewd investments in art (including Picassos, Klees, and Mir's); and won Oscars--yet Wilder, ever conscious of his thick accent, always felt the sting of being an outsider. On Sunset Boulevard traces the course of a turbulent but fabulous life, both behind the scenes and on the scene, from Viennese cafes and Berlin dance halls in the twenties to the Hollywood soundstages of the forties and the on-location shoots of the fifties and sixties. Crammed with Wilder's own caustic wit, On Sunset Boulevard reels out the story of one of cinema's most brilliant and prolific talents.
The Life and Times of Billy Wilder
Author: Ed Sikov
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In Petula Clark's 1964 smash hit "Downtown," the singer describes a place where all troubles are forgotten and all cares are left behind with the glamour of bright lights, movie shows, and flashy neon signs that light up the city streets. During the 1940s and 1950s, downtown Tampa was a shining model of the American landscape. On every street corner, customers packed their shopping bags with the best to offer from dress shops, hat shops, shoe stores, and of course those beloved department stores of a bygone era, including Kress, Woolworth's, and Grant's. Locally owned stores and shops fueled by the entrepreneurial spirit of Tampa families also dotted the streets of downtown and flourished during Tampa's postwar population expansion, offering an endless bounty of possibilities for success. These historic storefront photographs, compiled from private collections and local library archives, present a walking tour of downtown Tampa and other popular neighborhoods during a simpler time that is so well-loved and remembered.
Author: John V. Cinchett
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
UNDERGROUND ENGLAND takes an extraordinary and original look at our island nation - from below. Stephen Smith quite literally delves into the unknown country underneath ploughed fields, clifftops and market towns. UNDERGROUND ENGLAND will explore rudimentary earth dwellings and hidden Cold War cities; sulphurous natural springs and manmade underground waterways; priest holes and subterranean nooks created with more sinister purposes in mind. The author visits the endless military tunnels built below Chatham since the Napoleonic Wars; and the secret labyrinth quarried out under Liverpool by a religious eccentric. He gets into tight spots with speleologists, and gamely ventures down haunted tunnels and into the mythical resting-places of English kings. A fascinating and eye-opening exploration of the world that lies beneath our feet.
Travels Beneath Our Cities and Country
Author: Stephen Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
Lavishly illustrated, the book draws on photographs of Museum of London's remarkable collection of objects and images, and material from the London Institute. This book accompanies an exhibition at the Museum of London from October 2004 to April 2005.
Fashion from Street to Catwalk
Author: Christopher Breward,Edwina Ehrman,Caroline Evans,Caroline Edwards
Publisher: Yale University Press
Handbuch der klassischen Herrenmode
Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial
17 Real Business Owners Show You How They Achieved Amazing Growth in Themselves and Their Businesses
Author: Bradley J. Sugars
Category: Business & Economics
Tradition und Selbstverständnis eines Meisterhandwerks
Author: Ruth Sprenger
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien
* THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * Young Mary Newton, born into a large Irish family in a small Watford semi, was always getting into trouble. When she wasn’t choking back fits of giggles at Holy Communion or eating Chappie dog food for a bet, she was accidentally setting fire to the local school. Mary was a trouble magnet. And, unlike her brothers, somehow she always got caught... Britain in the 1970s was a world where R White's lemonade was drunk in secret, curry came in a cardboard box marked Vesta and Beanz meant Heinz. In Mary’s family, money was scarce. Clothes were hand-me-downs, holidays a church day out to Hastings and meals were variations on the potato. But these were also good times which revolved around the force of nature that was Theresa, Mary’s mum. When tragedy unexpectedly blows this world apart, a new chapter in Mary’s life opens up. She takes to the camp and glamour of Harrods window dressing like a duck to water, and Mary, Queen of Shops is born...
Author: Mary Portas
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Rome is more than ever bursting at the seams with newly unleashed vitality. Just in time for 2012’s 2 million American visitors is all-color, photo-packed Fodor’s Rome, revealing the festa romana that is the pulse of the Eternal City. If proof were needed that Romans are switching into the fast lane, just check out Fodor’s “new Rome” wrap-up. Expanded Coverage: Look for expanded write-ups of the hot and hip neighborhoods of Pigneto and San Lorenzo, the latest architectural landmarks (the Casa della Ballo and Casa del Cinema), and more avant-garde sites. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Rome offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
with the Best City Walks and Scenic Day Trips
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
Das Standardwerk der klassischen Herrenmode
Author: Bernhard Roetzel
Category: New York (N.Y.)
Category: Textile fabrics
Illustrated with over 120 beautiful photos, this is the year's best guide to the leading men whose looks have made them the objects of intense fantasy and desire. Included is a text that will flesh out the pin-ups, featuring career highlights, brief bios and queer takes on more than 90 pretty boy actors from the silent era to today, plus a definitive list of more than 750 actors along with a representative film title of where to catch them at their hottest.
A Shameless Celebration of Male Beauty in the Movies
Author: Michael Ferguson,Michael S. Ferguson
Publisher: STARbooks Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Master Tailors of Italian Men's Fashion
Author: Hugo Jacomet
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications