For all men, and indeed all women who are interested in men's clothes - here is an alphabetical guide to men's fashion written with wit and expert knowledge. From the etiquette of dressing to the meaning of technical terms, Hardy Amies' skilful eye guides you safely through style decisions on everything from blazers and brogues to skiing and sandals. No man can afford to be without this classic style bible, now published in a handsome cloth-bound special edition.
For all men and women who are interested in men's clothes here is an alphabetical guide to men's fashion. From the etiquette of dressing for all occasions to the meaning of technical terms, Hardy Amies's skillful eye guides you safely through style decisions on everything from blazers and brogues to skiing and sandals.
For all men - and indeed all women who are interested in men's clothes - here is an alphabetical guide to men's fashion written with wit and expertise. The book is published to coincide with the V&A's 'Golden Age of Couture' exhibition.
Dressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims. Alan Flusser's name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of men's clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern men's fashion: Why, after men today have spent more money on clothes than in any other period of history, are there fewer well-dressed men than at any time ever before? According to Flusser, dressing well is not all that difficult, the real challenge lies in being able to acquire the right personalized instruction. Dressing well pivots on two pillars -- proportion and color. Flusser believes that "Permanent Fashionability," both his promise and goal for the reader, starts by being accountable to a personal set of physical trademarks and not to any kind of random, seasonally served-up collection of fashion flashes. Unlike fashion, which is obliged to change each season, the face's shape, the neck's height, the shoulder's width, the arm's length, the torso's structure, and the foot's size remain fairly constant over time. Once a man learns how to adapt the fundamentals of permanent fashion to his physique and complexion, he's halfway home. Taking the reader through each major clothing classification step-by-step, this user-friendly guide helps you apply your own specifics to a series of dressing options, from business casual and formalwear to pattern-on-pattern coordination, or how to choose the most flattering clothing silhouette for your body type and shirt collar for your face. A man's physical traits represent his individual road map, and the quickest route toward forging an enduring style of dress is through exposure to the legendary practitioners of this rare masculine art. Flusser has assembled the largest andmost diverse collection of stylishly mantled men ever found in one book. Many never-before-seen vintage photographs from the era of Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, and Fred Astaire are employed to help illustrate the range and diversity of authentic men's fashion. Dressing the Man's sheer magnitude of options will enable the reader to expand both the grammar and verbiage of his permanent-fashion vocabulary. For those men hoping to find sartorial fulfillment somewhere down the road, tethering their journey to the mind-set of permanent fashion will deliver them earlier rather than later in life.
America's favorite pasttime from A to Z. From young to old, new to tried-and-true, here is the baseball book for every fan. With one or more baseball-related terms for each letter arranged in alphabetic order, accompanied by a stirring illustration, this gorgeous compendium celebrates America's game. Large paintings of scenes alternate with scrapbook-style pages. Facts, figures, faces, lists, and other information comprise an additional resource in the back of the book. As contemporary as today's sports page and as nostalgic as an old baseball card, this is an alphabet book for kids, their parents and grandparents that can be used all through the year.
From one of the top rock band poster artists in the country comes a collection of evocative images of 26 of rock music's most recognized icons. Starting with AC/DC's familiar lightning bolts and ending with ZZ Top's custom Ford coupe, this alphabetical retrospective of more than four decades of rock history will inspire music lovers of all ages. From the Hardcover edition.
Maria Carluccio's playful fashion alphabet celebrates the fun of getting dressed—and getting dressed up! From a sophisticated bow tie to a warm wool hat, this diverse celebration of what we wear from A to Z invites kids to get creative and embrace their own unique style.
This little book concentrates on the foundations of modern physics (its OC ABC''sOCO) and its most fundamental constants: c OCo the velocity of light and ? OCo the quantum of action. First of all, the book is addressed to professional physicists, but in order to achieve maximal concentration and clarity it uses the simplest (high school) mathematics. As a result many pages of the book will be useful to college students and may appeal to a more general audience."
Ever wondered why your ceiling is shaped like the arches in a gothic cathedral? Or why your offi ce building looks so different from its neighboring counterparts? The ABC of Style invites you to explore the many different architectural and decorative interior styles from their ancient origins to the 1940s. Take a journey through history to see how the French aristocracy styled their palaces and castles to the simple designs of the Dominican monastic churches during the middle ages. Often, political changes implicate a stylistic transformation. Thus, the different European styles were frequently named after a sovereign or a historical period (Renaissance style, Medieval style). Until the end of the nineteenth century, the stylistic mutations of the time were generally based on the tastes of the royalty. Stylistic expression was, therefore, an affirmation of power.
Behind nearly every item in the modern male wardrobe is a "first of its kind"the definitive item, often designed for specialist use, on which all subsequent versions have been based. Icons of Men's Style examines, garment by garment, the most important and famous of these productstheir provenance and history, the stories of their design, the brand/company that started it all, and how the item shaped the way men dress today.
Provides a wealth of tips, shopping lists, callouts, and sidebars as well as numerous example illustrations, in a guide for businesswomen on how to acquire a wardrobe suited to any business occasion or work-related activity. 15,000 first printing.
Newspaper readers are often expected to suffer through sentences that seem to require navigation aids, sentences like this: The father of a man arrested in the four-day disappearance of his ex-girlfriend said Wednesday that his son led authorities Tuesday to a wooded area where she was found shot several times but still alive. By investing considerable effort, one can usually arrive at an interpretation, perhaps even full understanding, of the writer's intended meaning, but such study demands patience, for which most readers have no time. They would prefer that the writer had cleared up the muddle before the sentence ever saw print. "The ABCs of Style" is a collection of such sentences, taken not only from newspapers but also from students' essays, professors' essays, the Internet, books, magazine articles, business letters, corporate publications and news releases. The examples were gathered by Daryl Frazell, a longtime editor for newspapers who now teaches journalism at the University of Nebraska. The professor comments on each item and suggests how bad writing might be made good. As the title indicates, the crippling defects that afflict these examples are organized alphabetically. The chapters and their contents are: A is for absurdity, in which statements defy reason. B is for blather, where the hot air blows. C is for clumsiness, where words and phrases traipse undisciplined. D is for disagreement, in which pronouns and antecedents collide. E is for excess, where the affliction is bloat. F is for fumbles spell check won't catch, which demonstrates the folly of computer dependency. G is for gobbledygook, the language of unthink. H is for hyphens and such, where the ailment is punctuation inflammation. I is for insensitivity, where politics intrudes. J is for jargon and journalese, the lair of the ing thing. K is for killer keystrokes, wherein editing is mayhem. L is for losing battles, most of them quixotic. M is for muddled modifiers, the domain of the dangler. N is for nits worth picking, or the lice will grow. O is for old ogres, rules that aren't and perhaps never were. P is for plurals and possessives, wherein the apostrophe loses its way. Q is for quotes worth quoting, and not. R is for r-r-r-repetition, in which redundancy rules. S is for storytelling, and the fundamentals of the art. T is for toss these in the trash, a repository for useless words. U is for unmeaningness, wherein little is clear. V is for verbal vagaries, in which vocabulary is whimiscal. W is for word wars, and the conquest of meaning. XYZ: the last words, on the future of writing.
Building your business network of professional contacts can be as easy as A-B-C. The little things you do make a big difference when it comes to networking. Attitude, Brand and Creativity are just the start. Whether you are a novice or experienced networker, this book will cause you to reflect about how you interact with clients, prospects and other people in your business community. In this book you will learn: *Building a network requires focus and determination. *Creativity counts. *Following up with people is so important that it warrants scheduling on your daily calendar.
Slim, accessible, inexpensive, irreverent introduction to socialism by the writers of Jacobin magazine The remarkable run of self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” Bernie Sanders for president of the United States has prompted—for the first time in decades and to the shock of many—a national conversation about socialism. A New York Times poll in late November found that a majority of Democrats had a favorable view of socialism, and in New Hampshire in February, more than half of Democratic voters under 35 told the Boston Globe they call themselves socialists. It’s unclear exactly what socialism means to this generation, but couple with the ascendancy of longtime leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party in the UK, it’s clear there’s a historic, generational shift underway. This book steps into this moment to offer a clear, accessible, informative, and irreverent guide to socialism for the uninitiated. Written by young writers from the dynamic magazine Jacobin, alongside several distinguished scholars, The ABCs of Socialism answers basic questions, including ones that many want to know but might be afraid to ask (“Doesn’t socialism always end up in dictatorship?”, “Will socialists take my Kenny Loggins records?”). Disarming and pitched to a general readership without sacrificing intellectual depth, this will be the best introduction an idea whose time seems to have come again. From the Trade Paperback edition.
ARE YOU NEW TO DATING? ARE YOU ACTIVELY DATING BUT NOT FINDING SATISFACTION AND FULFILLMENT? ARE YOU RE- ENTERING THE DATING WORLD? ARE YOU CONFUSED BY WHAT YOU HEAR AND READ AND AS A RESULT FEEL ANXIOUS? ARE YOU DATING TO FIND LOVE AND COMMITMENT? This is the book for you! The ABCs of Dating is a guide for men and women that recognizes and reveals the separate and unique stages of the dating process and provides insightful strategies to help you attain your relationship ideals! The A phase starts with the self-reflective work necessary to date mindfully with more fun, enjoyment and confidence. The B phase is bonding more closely with a potential partner and about creating a like-mindedness based on trust and intimacy. The C phase speaks to beginning a commitment when the relationship is right and how to keep love alive. The ABCs of Dating is a book to read for comfort, encouragement and as a compass for how to move forward in a new, empowered and creative way to find the love you deserve. Brenda A. Lewis, LCSW, is a New York City based psychotherapist with over two decades of experience in private practice. Her creative strategies, outlined here in The ABCs of Dating, have helped many men and women struggling in the area of relationships and complex dating issues. She has led many singles to find new meaning in their quest for love. Couples who have worked with Brenda have found happiness and connectedness within their relationships and marriages. In addition to general therapy, she deals with sexual and intimacy issues in individuals and couples and is experienced at addressing themes of non-functioning elements within relationships to empower positive change. Working with all ages and different cultures and backgrounds, she is highly adept at understanding and illuminating the dynamics of the power of love
This comprehensive manual marks an important milestone in the Vidal Sassoon success story. For the first time the man who is the acknowledged master in the world of haircutting and hair care reveals in book form the secrets of the techniques that have made him famous all over the world. 'Cutting Hair the Vidal Sassoon Way' will teach you, step-by-step, how the main basic and advanced haircuts are achieved. It is backed by many photographs which actively demonstrate how to improve your technique and perform the perfect cut.
The ABC's of Tennis was created to help parents introduce their children to the game of tennis while also teaching the alphabet (lower and upper case are shown). Vivid illustrations with a very diverse group of children and adults, demonstate the many tennis terms introduced in the book. It is fun and colorful.