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Wed, 22 May 2013 12:30
Welcome to Todd McLellan's unique photographic vision of the material world: fifty design classics-arranged first by size and then by intricacy-are beautifully displayed, piece by piece, exploding in mid-air and dissected in real-time, frame-by-frame video stills. This book makes visible the inner workings of some of the world's most iconic designs. From SLR camera to mantel clock to espresso machine, from iPad to bicycle to grand piano, every single component of each object is revealed. These disassembled objects show that even the most intricate of modern technologies can be broken down and understood, while beautifully illustrating the quality and elegance of older designs. Stunning photography is interspersed with essays by notable figures from the worlds of restoration, DIY, and design innovation who discuss historical examples of teardowns, disassembly, and reverse-engineering. Each photograph is itself a work of art and offers a reinterpretation of our familiar world. They connect people with the child-like joy of taking something apart to see how it works and will appeal to anyone with a curiosity about the material world.
Here is the book trailer:
And here you can enjoy Todd McLellan dropping a piano...
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:35
A new drug is out. Everyone is talking about it. Death.
Take it, and you have one amazing week to live. It's the ultimate high. At the ultimate price.
The Book Depository is proud to bring you an exclusive signed and limited hardback edition of the new Melvin Burgess thriller, The Hit. This is the ONLY hardback edition being published and we have 500 copies only so be sure to pre-order your copy now.
We are giving you the chance to win one of these exclusive editions. Just use Twitter and tell us what you would do if you had 7 days left using #thehit to be in with a chance to win.
Melvin Burgess himself will pick the winner!
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:44
So you think you are neat? You think you'll go to extremes to defend your love of tidiness and ensure everything is perfectly organised? Well, Ursus Wehrli might raise the bar a little bit...
The modern world can get messy. Fortunately, Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli is a man of obsessive order, as he demonstrates with eye-catching surprise in The Art of Clean Up. Tapping into the desire for organization and the insanity of uber-order, Wehrli humorously categorizes everyday objects and situations by color, size, and shape. He arranges alphabet soup into alphabetical order, sorts the night sky by star size, and aligns sunbathers' accoutrements -- all captured in bright photographs sure to astonish even the pickiest of neat freaks.
Check out Ursus oranising/tidying up sunbathers and their gear:
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:24
Did you know that the new Lemony Snicket book is out today?
That it's the first volume in a new series called All The Wrong Questions?
Do you want to click the button below to watch the trailer?
Who is that standing behind you?
These are all the wrong questions...
And don't forget our Lemony Snicket competition ends on October 31 (coincidence? Highly unlikely.).
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:28
Get the inside scoop on the most powerful city on Earth Washington, D.C.: Capital of the Free World; the most powerful city on Earth. No other country, company, or international organization can compare with the reach and wealth of the federal government.
How Washington Actually Works For Dummies explains who has a seat at the table, how the policymaking process works, and how one survives. It takes you inside the political process in Washington, discusses changes in recent decades, and explains how the parts fit together.
In a presidential election year when economic issues are center stage and the candidates will go head to head in policy debates, there's no better time to discover the ins and outs of how policy is actually made.
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