Packed with images of the most popular and influential sneakers ever made, Out Of The Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture puts it all in context with interviews and essays by key designers, collectors, and cultural historians, to create a backdrop of the technical innovation, trends, social history, and marketing that have shaped sneaker culture over the past two centuries.
Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is a movie so groundbreaking & original, it’s hard to imagine how the cinematic masterpiece was actually made. Now the answers to all those questions can be discovered with this 562-page book from Taschen. The ultimate companion to the film, it contains on and off set photographs, pre-production paintings, conceptual designs, and publicity materials plus insights from the actors, senior production designers, & special-effects experts.
The United States of Pizza includes recipes from the best pizza joints across the country: Seattle’s Serious Pie, L.A.’s Mozza, Pizzeria Blanco in Phoenix, and so on. It also offers a complete guide to dough—from thin crust to deep dish to gluten-free.
Sci-Fi auteur Neill Blomkamp is the director behind the droids and destruction in the near-future film Chappie as well as District 9, & Elysium. This new box-set contains all 3 films in widescreen Blu-ray plus an included digibook.
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, well, this book is the exception. The title, 81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska’s Frozen Wilderness more or less covers it. What’s left for you to discover is how Army pilot Leon Crane survived for nearly 12 weeks crashed in the frozen Yukon.
On the verge of collapse in 1992, Major League Baseball was rescued by Commissioner Bud Selig, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and union leader Don Fehr. This book chronicles the power moves and struggles it took to turn the game from a scandal-ridden junkshow back into America’s national pastime.
Comedy film director Judd Apatow talked to a bunch of famous comedians about life & laughs. It chronicles his own journey to the top of the humor mountain as well as exploring funny ideas with the likes of Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Roseanne Barr, Harold Ramis, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, & for some odd reason, Lena Dunham. How funny.
The exclusive Pirelli garage calendar, featuring hot women posing with premium racing rubber began in 1964 and continues today. To celebrate 50 years in print, Pirelli has released this 576-page retrospective hardcover featuring glamour shots by the likes of Richard Avedon, Peter Beard & many more.
Treasure-hunters John Chatterton and John Mattera are serious about finding the Golden Fleece, that’s the ship of infamous 17th century pirate Joseph Bannister. And legend says it’s filled with gold. This book chronicles their journey around the globe as they battle rivals, governments and experts in their pursuit of the supposedly sunken treasure.
This new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Hoffman exposes the real-life tale of America’s most valuable Cold War-era Russian spy, Adolf Tolkachev. As a high-ranking official in the Soviet military design bureau, he sold government secrets to the United States for over a decade. Drawing on previously secret CIA documents, Hoffman paints a vivid picture of international espionage at the highest levels.