Cutting Along the Color Line:Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America Quincy T. Mills
With multimillion-dollar shops in New York and Washington and coffee bars everywhere, Dean & DeLuca has dominated the movement to upgrade the American palate and is now a household name for top-notch ingredients and culinary style. Dean & DeLuca´s 400 recipes draw upon the world´s greatest cuisines to provide a cookbook for quality and health-conscious cooks. Line drawings.
Comics grow up The humanized super hero On December 15, 1978, the dreams of generations of American children finally came true. ´´You´ll believe a man can fly,´´ read the posters and billboards for the blockbuster film Superman. With an undeniable mass appeal, it cemented the role of the super hero as America´s most enduring archetype, and the comic book as one of the country´s most significant native art forms. That art form, however, was already moving in a new direction. Influenced by the emergence of underground comics and shifting political tides, DC´s line of comics was increasingly aimed at adults, and sold in comic book shops, rather than on newsstands. Socially relevant subjects such as drug addiction, racism, and women´s rights had entered the mainstream, and comics weren´t just for kids anymore. The Bronze Age of DC Comics includes an original interview with Green Lantern/Green Arrow writer Denny O´Neil. About the series: TASCHEN´s series on DC Comics explores the origins of comics´ most enduring legends and the behind-the-scenes stories of the men and women who created them, era by era. Expanded from the Eisner Award-winning XL book, 75 Years of DC Comics, this new series hits the shelf at a reader-friendly size with essays updated by author Paul Levitz and more than 1,000 new images across five volumes. Thousands of covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles have been reproduced to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life, making this an invaluable reference for comics fans. Am 15. Dezember 1978 wurden die Träume ganzer Generationen amerikanischer Kinder endlich wahr: Superman, Held tausender Comics seit den 1930ern, hatte es abendfüllend auf die Kinoleinwand geschafft. Der Film wurde ein Blockbuster, unterstrich einmal mehr den hohen Stellenwert des Mediums Comic in den Staaten und zeigte, wem im Olymp der amerikanischen Mythen- und Götterwelt der Ehrenplatz gebührt: den Superhelden. Doch diese Kunstform bewegte sich bereits in eine neue Richtung: Von Underground Comix und politischer Aufbruchstimmung beeinflusst, richteten sich die DC-Comics zunehmend an Erwachsene und wurden eher in Comicläden als an Zeitungsständen verkauft. Sozial relevante Themen wie Drogensucht, Rassismus und Frauenrechte waren im Mainstream angekommen und fanden auch in den Comics ihren Niederschlag. Die TASCHEN-Reihe zu DC Comics erkundet - Epoche für Epoche - die Ursprünge der langlebigsten Legenden der Comics und blickt hinter die Kulissen, um die Männer und Frauen vorzustellen, die sie geschaffen haben. Sie basiert auf dem XL-Buch 75 Years of DC Comics, das mit dem Eisner-Award ausgezeichnet wurde. Die drei Bände im lesefreundlichen Format enthalten aktualisierte Essays von Paul Levitz und über 1000 neue Bilder. Unzählige von Titel- und Innenseiten, Originalzeichnungen, Fotos, Filmstills und Sammlerstücken werden dank modernster Reproduktionsverfahren originalgetreu abgebildet, um die Geschichten, die Figuren und ihre Schöpfer in einem für Comic-Fans unverzichtbaren Nachschlagewerk in alter Frische lebendig werden zu lassen.
Gianni Versace created a fashion house that, as British Vogue declared, defined late twentieth-century glamour, invented the supermodel and sanctioned in the public consciousness a supremely self-assured feminine sexuality.´ His debut line in 1978 was instantly successful; in the Eighties, his extravagant designs and his vision of powerful women defined the era, and culminated in the Nineties with the supermodel phenomenon - his designs worn by those glamazons who featured on every Vogue cover. Vogue on Gianni Versace explores how his childhood spent in his mother´s dressmaker´s shops, his Italian hometown of Reggio Calabria, and his family, particularly his younger sister, Donatella, influenced not only the designer he became - the insistent sensuality, vivid colours, classical motifs, clashing prints and daring cuts - but also the way he constructed his business: family first. The book reveals how the more brazen elements of his design - the jewelled embroidery, the bondage straps, the safety-pin gowns - were predicated on supremely skilled tailoring, deft use of materials and innovative techniques.Alongside are Vogue´s eye-witness accounts of the Versace lifestyle - the palazzos and parties, the art, the celebrity friends. Vogue on Gianni Versace is a celebration of a designer and a house that, in only 19 years, came to dominate the catwalk and the red carpet.
Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just south west of the Syrian Capital. Yet it lives in another world. Besieged by Syrian government forces since 2011, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by bombs and missiles, and shot at by snipers. Its buildings lay in ruins; office buildings, shops and family homes shattered by the constant shelling from government forces. But deep beneath this scene of frightening devastation lay a secret library. No signs marked its presence. While the streets above echoed with rifle fire and shelling, the secret world below was a haven of peace and tranquillity. Books, long rows of them, lined almost every wall. Bloated volumes with grand leather covers. Tattered old tomes with barely readable spines. Pocket sized guides to Syrian poetry. Religious works with gaudy gold-lettering and no-nonsense reference books, all arranged in well-ordered lines. But this precious horde of books was not bought from publishers, book warehouses, or loaned by other libraries. Many people had risked their lives to save books from the devastation of war. Because to them, the secret library was a symbol of hope - of their determination to lead a meaningful existence and to rebuild their fractured society. This is the story of an extraordinary place and the people who made it happen. It is also a book about human resilience and values. And through it all is threaded the very wonderful, universal love for books and the hope they can bring. ´´Just like the body needs food the soul needs books.´´ Anas Habib (library user)
People have always been hooked on Berlin. The setting for momentous political and historical events and haven for various lifestyles and artistic movements, the city never stops reinventing itself. Despite its tumultuous past, today Berlin considers itself very much at the modern heart of Europe and is acknowledged as a trendsetter the world over. Surrounded by lakes and forests, offering plenty of recreational activities - it is also a place to find peace and tranquillity. Berlin is a metaphor for life, with all its highs and lows; at the interface between Western and Eastern Europe, the important things in life are tangible here. MARCO POLO Berlin guides you though a city of design, the city of The Wall and the metropolis that never closes. The practical, pocket-sized guide takes you on a tour through its endlessly varied museum and cultural landscape, and shows you its lively nightlife and enticing shops. The 'Where to Start' panels highlight the best places to begin sightseeing, the best places to shop, and the trendiest places to go in the evening. The Insider Tips explain how to take a ride in the U-Bahn Cabrio (open-top metro) and where to buy violet mustard, milk grappa, and garlic chocolates. The Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of Berlin, recommend places to go for free, and have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and unwind. Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you're on a tight budget and where to pick up some real bargains. The City Walks include exploring the past in the Hackesche Höfe (courtyards) and strolling along the line of the now vanished Wall. Excursions take you to the magnificent Prussian palace of Sanssouci and the waterside town of Köpenick with its historic centre. The Do's & Don'ts explain why its best to steer clear of conjuring tricks, and the Travel Tips tell you why it's best instead to put your money on the WellcomeCard. MARCO POLO Berlin provides comprehensive coverage of the city. To help you find your way around there's a detailed street atlas inside, a useful public transport map in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.DE