Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey revolutionized sci-fi and the art of cinema. 50 years after its release, this new 4-volume work from Taschen includes hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, concept artworks, movie-related documents, creator commentary, and heaps more.
20 years before the first color film, a process called photolithography gave America its first glimpse of color photographs. This new book from Taschen features hundreds of early photochroms and Phostint postcard images produced in color by the Detroit Photographic Company between 1888 and 1924. From landscapes & cityscapes to incredible portraits of American life, it takes you through the past in vivid colors.
Poetry is not popular but inspiration is more than just a marketing objective. It has a real source. For guys like Nick Cave, J. J. Abrams, Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Irons, and 96 other literate dudes, poetry has been that source. In this collection, they share some of their favorite works & thoughts on the writing that inspires them.
World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker was America’s first speed addict. He was a daring pilot, squadron leader, decorated aerial dualist, a pioneer of American auto racing, and founder of Eastern Airlines. During World War II he went back into battle and ended up adrift in the Pacific with 7 of his men for three weeks without food or water. And he survived. True story.
We know he was a big dude and thanks to Shepard Fairey we know he had a posse. But what else do we really know about the world’s most famous TV wrestler Andre “the Giant” Rousimoff? Biographer & cartoonist Box Brown tells the whole story on Andre in this new graphic novel.
The late James Gandolfini may have perfectly played the heartless mobster role as Tony Soprano but he was a beautiful and complex man. This new biography shares insights on his career as well as his inspiring personal story.
Stephen King is a writing machine. He’s got two new novels coming out this year, both dark and troubling in ways only King can conjure. Mr. Mercedes is due out in June, chronicling an obsessed killer who uses a Benz as a lethal weapon. Revival is due out in the fall: an electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.
Aged beers. Not that one Schlitz tallboy that’s been in the fridge since last Labor Day, no. This book will teach you about those special brews that actually improve with age: high-alcohol brews, bottle-conditioned beers with yeast in the bottle, barleywines, lambics, and winter ales. This is stuff you need to know and you know it.
On a mission to extract primitive art from New Guinea in the 1960s, Rich-boy American adventurer Michael Rockefeller went missing. In this book, award-winning journalist Carl Hoffman retraces Rockefeller’s journey into the heart of headhunter & cannibal territory, entering his own theory on what really happened to Rockefeller in the jungles.
Ex-Wall Street trader Joe Peta turned his risk-analysis skills to gambling on baseball, creating a baseball “hedge fund” with a 41% return in its first year. In his new book he shares his secrets as well as stories from the shadowy world of high stakes sports gambling.