Fashion Climbing

Fashion Climbing
Author: Bill Cunningham
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 0525558713
ISBN 13: 9780525558712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion Climbing Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller “[An] obscenely enjoyable romp.” —The New York Times Book Review The untold story of a New York City legend's education in creativity and style For Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his sister's dresses and spending his evenings after school in the city's chicest boutiques, Bill dreamed of a life dedicated to fashion. But his desires were a source of shame for his family, and after dropping out of Harvard, he had to fight them tooth-and-nail to pursue his love. When he arrived in New York, he reveled in people-watching. He spent his nights at opera openings and gate-crashing extravagant balls, where he would take note of the styles, new and old, watching how the gowns moved, how the jewels hung, how the hair laid on each head. This was his education, and the birth of the democratic and exuberant taste that he came to be famous for as a photographer for The New York Times. After two style mavens took Bill under their wing, his creativity thrived and he made a name for himself as a designer. Taking on the alias William J.--because designing under his family's name would have been a disgrace to his parents--Bill became one of the era's most outlandish and celebrated hat designers, catering to movie stars, heiresses, and artists alike. Bill's mission was to bring happiness to the world by making women an inspiration to themselves and everyone who saw them. These were halcyon days when fashion was all he ate and drank. When he was broke and hungry he'd stroll past the store windows on Fifth Avenue and feed himself on beautiful things. Fashion Climbing is the story of a young man striving to be the person he was born to be: a true original. But although he was one of the city's most recognized and treasured figures, Bill was also one of its most guarded. Written with his infectious joy and one-of-a-kind voice, this memoir was polished, neatly typewritten, and safely stored away in his lifetime. He held off on sharing it--and himself--until his passing. Between these covers, is an education in style, an effervescent tale of a bohemian world as it once was, and a final gift to the readers of one of New York's great characters.

Fashion Climbing

Fashion Climbing
Author: BILL. CUNNINGHAM
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-10-03
ISBN 10: 9781529110616
ISBN 13: 1529110610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion Climbing Book Review:

*A Financial Times Book of the Year 2018* *The New York Times Bestseller* 'I took to New York life like a star shooting through the heavens...' Bill Cunningham's first love was fashion but the big city came a close second. He left for New York aged nineteen, losing his family's support but enjoying the infinite luxury of freedom. Living on a scoop of Ovaltine a day, he would run down to Fifth Avenue to feed on the spectacular sights of the window displays - then run back to his tiny studio to work all night. Working as 'William J' (to spare his parents' blushes), Bill became one of the most celebrated hat designers of the 1950s, creating elegant town hats for movie stars and playful beach hats for the summer set. Bill's mission was to bring happiness by making beautiful things - even if it meant pawning his bike to fund fancy-dress outfits for all his friends. When women stopped wearing hats and his business was forced to close, Bill worked as a fashion journalist, touring the couture houses of Europe. But New York remained his home, and it was as a street photographer of the fashions of the city that he became well known, in a job that would last almost forty years. Fashion Climbing is the enchanting memoir he left behind, capturing the madcap times of his early career and the fashion scene of the mid-century. Written with the spark and wit of Holly Golightly, and brimming over with Bill's infectious joy for life, it is a gift to all who seek beauty, whatever our style or status.

Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1524763500
ISBN 13: 9781524763503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bill Cunningham Book Review:

"This official book of photographs houses the 50-year collection of the most iconic and beloved photographs taken by prolific fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, the King of Street Style. The iconic Bill Cunningham was known for wearing a blue work jacket and riding a bicycle around New York City as he captured cutting-edge street style (before street style was even a thing). He took pictures for The New York Times from 1978 until his death in 2016 and wrote the beloved columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours," which began in 1989. This book will be an oversized collection of Bill's hallowed photography--a mixture of published and unpublished--organized by decade with essays by and about Bill's muses and subjects like Anna Wintour, Cathy Horyn, Vanessa Friedman, and Ruth La Ferla. Every fashion lover and fashionista--from NYC and beyond--will have to add this book to their collection"--

The Social Climber s Bible

The Social Climber s Bible
Author: Dirk Wittenborn,Jazz Johnson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN 10: 0698141903
ISBN 13: 9780698141902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Climber s Bible Book Review:

Welcome fledging Social Climbers! Allow us to show you the way. Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it, so what’s the big deal? You shouldn’t be punished for wanting to improve your lot in life! This is America, after all. Johnson & Johnson heiress Jazz Johnson is a lifelong insider in that rarefied world that fans of both Downton Abbey and Gossip Girl dream about. Raconteur Dirk Wittenborn is old enough to remember when sex was safe and cocaine wasn’t addictive. In short, Jazz belongs to some of the most exclusive clubs in the world, whereas Dirk has been kicked out of them. Who better to guide you? In the grand tradition of True Prep and The Hipster Handbook, The Social Climber’s Bible will teach you everything you need to know to become a pro Mountaineer: The Art of Social Climbing at gallery openings, cocktail parties, and funerals Social Climbing as a family How to handle sex, dating, marriage, and love Your social climbing IQ and how to improve it How to spot a Big Fish, Whale, Turtle or Unicorn, and what they can do for you

Primates of Park Avenue

Primates of Park Avenue
Author: Wednesday Martin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN 10: 1476762716
ISBN 13: 9781476762715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primates of Park Avenue Book Review:

"Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place. She understood the other mothers' snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons. Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop. And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns; display rituals; physical adornment, mutilation, and mating practices; extra-pair copulation; and more. Her conclusions are smart, thought-provoking, and hilariously unexpected. Every city has its Upper East Side, and in Wednesday's memoir, readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them. They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers want--safety, happiness, and success--and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss. When Wednesday's life turns upside down, she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are. Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world--the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood"--

Rock Climbing Smith Rock State Park

Rock Climbing Smith Rock State Park
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-01-06
ISBN 10: 1461745853
ISBN 13: 9781461745853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Climbing Smith Rock State Park Book Review:

The comprehensive guide to the place that brought sport climbing to North America— a full-color, thoroughly updated new edition Smith Rock State Park. It was on the impressive crags of this Oregon hideaway that American sport climbing came into its own, and to this day, some of the hardest climbs in the United States are found on these walls. Alan Watts, who has played a leading role in the development of this popular rock-climbing destination, details more than 1,700 routes at Smith Rock and the surrounding area. This new edition updates hundreds of routes, includes hundreds of new ones, and has new photos of each crag, wall, and route. No other guide is as comprehensive or thorough, and no author more respected for his intimate knowledge of one of the world's most popular climbing destinations.

Mountaineering Freedom of the Hills

Mountaineering  Freedom of the Hills
Author: The Mountaineers
Publsiher: Mountaineers Books
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN 10: 1680510053
ISBN 13: 9781680510058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mountaineering Freedom of the Hills Book Review:

“The definitive guide to mountains and climbing . . .”—Conrad Anker For nearly 60 years it’s been revered as the “bible” of mountaineering–and now it’s even better than ever • The best-selling instructional text for new and intermediate climbers for more than half a century • New edition—fully updated techniques and all-new illustrations • Researched and written by a team of expert climbers Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the text beloved by generations of new climbers—the standard for climbing education around the world where it has been translated into 12 languages. For the all-new 9th Edition, committees comprosed of active climbers and climbing educators reviewed every chapter of instruction, and discussed updates with staff from the American Alpine Club (AAC), the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), and the Access Fund. They also worked with professional members of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), to review their work and ensure that the updated textbook includes the most current best practices for both alpine and rock climbing instruction. From gear selection to belay and repel techniques, from glacier travel to rope work, to safety, safety, and more safety—there is no more comprehensive and thoroughly vetted training manual for climbing than the standard set by Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 9th Edition. Significant updates to this edition include: • New alignment with AAC’s nationwide universal belay standard • Expanded and more detailed avalanche safety info, including how to better understand avalanches, evaluate hazards, travel safely in avy terrain, and locate and rescue a fellow climber in an avalanche • Newly revamped chapters on clothing and camping • All-new illustrations reflecting the latest gear and techniques—created by artist John McMullen, former art director of Climbing magazine • Review of and contributions to multiple sections by AMGA-certified guides • Fresh approach to the Ten Essentials—now making the iconic list easier to recall

Why We Write about Ourselves

Why We Write about Ourselves
Author: Meredith Maran
Publsiher: Plume
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0142181978
ISBN 13: 9780142181973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Write about Ourselves Book Review:

For the many amateurs and professionals who write about themselves - bloggers, journal-keepers, aspiring essayists and memoirists - this book offers inspiration, encouragement and pithy, practical advice. Twenty of America's bestselling memoirists share their innermost thoughts and hard-earned tips with veteran author Meredith Maran, revealing what drives them to tell their personal stories, and the nuts and bolts of how they do it. With contributions from Edwidge Danticatt, A.M. Homes, Sue Monk Kidd, Edmund White and many more.

The Push

The Push
Author: Tommy Caldwell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 0399562729
ISBN 13: 9780399562723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Push Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan “The rarest of adventure reads: it thrills with colorful details of courage and perseverance but it enriches readers with an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn adversity into reward.” —The Denver Post A finalist for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history—Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the route. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat—the subject of the documentary film The Dawn Wall to be released nationwide in September—was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit. Caldwell’s affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face—the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father. The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world.

Polka Dot Parade

Polka Dot Parade
Author: Deborah Blumenthal
Publsiher: little bee books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 9781499806649
ISBN 13: 1499806647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polka Dot Parade Book Review:

"Beautifully rendered and told, the book brings to life the work of a gifted 20th-century artist whose creative vision will always be in vogue." Kirkus Reviews, Starred review This is a moving and impassioned picture book about the iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham that will inspire young readers to go discover their own ideas of beauty and embolden the world with their own creativity! He found "sheer poetry" in the drape of an evening dress, delight in the swoosh of a knife-pleated skirt, and sartorial splendor in Jazz Age garb. Every day, Bill Cunningham pedaled his bike through New York City searching for beauty. As he took picture after picture, Bill found beauty not in people, but in their clothes. Drawn to bold and creative choices, Bill's photos captured the attention of the New York Times. He traveled to Paris for Fashion Week, and admiration for his work grew. With his sense of creativity and daringness, his own personal style of photography came to be known as street art photography. His photos left a lasting impression on all those who came across his work and they continue to inspire creativity today. This is the story of the legend who created street fashion photography and left behind a legacy of glorious pictures. Bill Cunningham used his passion and talent to capture the beauty he saw in fashion and the ultimate freedom that it represents to each and every person. This is an inspiring picture book about finding your path and being creative.

Facades

Facades
Author: William J. Cunningham,Bill Cunningham
Publsiher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105037298747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facades Book Review:

Climbing the Seven Summits

Climbing the Seven Summits
Author: Mike Hamill
Publsiher: The Mountaineers Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-05-04
ISBN 10: 1594856494
ISBN 13: 9781594856495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climbing the Seven Summits Book Review:

CLICK HERE to download the first 50 pages from Climbing the Seven Summits * First and only guidebook to climbing all Seven Summits * Full color with 125 photographs and 24 maps including a map for each summit route * Essential information on primary climbing routes and travel logistics for mountaineers, with historical and cultural anecdotes for armchair readers Aconcagua. Denali. Elbrus. Everest. Kilimanjaro. Kosciuszko. Vinson. To a climber, these mountains are known as the Seven Summits* -- the highest peaks on each continent. If you've ever dreamed of climbing Denali or Everest, or joining the even more exclusive "Seven Summiters " club, then Climbing the Seven Summits is the guidebook you need to turn your dream into reality. With Mike Hamill as your guide, you will discover different approaches to tackling the list, as well as details on what you'll need to plan an expedition and what to expect from each climb. For each mountain you'll learn about documents and immunizations, expedition costs, training, guiding options, climbing styles, best seasons, essential gear, day-by-day itineraries, summit routes, maps showing approaches and camps, regional natural history, cultural notes, and even post-climb activities like going on safari in Africa or wine-touring in South America. Throughout you'll also find helpful and inspiring stories from the likes of Conrad Anker, Vern Tejas, Damien Gildea, Eric Simonson, and other famed climbers. Special insider tips from Hamill, based on his years of experience, as well as full-color photographs of each peak round out this collectible guidebook. And, because there remains some controversy about whether Kosciuszko in Australia or Carstenz Pyramid on the island of New Guinea is the "seventh summit," this guidebook to the Seven Summits actually covers eight mountains! *Within mountaineering circles there is debate over which peaks are considered the official Seven Summits. For the purposes of this guidebook, the Seven Summits are based on the continental model used in Western Europe, the United States, and Australia, also referred to as the 'Bass list.'

The Lure of Luxe

The Lure of Luxe
Author: Jordan Phillips
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-07-01
ISBN 10: 9781475113327
ISBN 13: 1475113323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lure of Luxe Book Review:

In the past, an upgrade in status would have remained a dream or just become the reality of a few. But today, upgrading socioeconomic status is commonplace, mostly in emerging markets. In the nineteenth century, self-appointed tastemaker of New York society Ward McAllister claimed that four generations were necessary to breed a gentleman. Today, due to rapid wealth creation and accumulation, the digital revolution, and the relative ease and affordability of travel, the process of developing a level of taste that is deemed acceptable by high society has been sped up dramatically. Luxury is relative at every level of society. While Michael Kors might be one woman's Gap, the brand might be the ultimate splurge for another woman. What marketers, retailers, and the media tend to ignore is that very possibly describes the same woman, just in different phases of her life, geography, and socioeconomic status. The Lure of Luxe explores the metaphorical climb up the Luxury Consumption Pyramid, which determines how and why a client will spend. The book provides a new way to think about marketing to this elite segment, and offers best practices across a variety of marketing tactics.

FashionVictim

 FashionVictim
Author: Amina Akhtar
Publsiher: Crooked Lane Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 1683318358
ISBN 13: 9781683318354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FashionVictim Book Review:

"Darkly satisfying."—Martha Stewart Living "A diabolical page-turner . . . impossible to put down."—Forbes "Darkly funny."—Fashionista "As awesome as it sounds."—Book Riot A thrilling take on the fashion world, #FashionVictim is Dexter meets The Devil Wears Prada. Fashion editor Anya St. Clair is on the verge of greatness. Her wardrobe is to die for. Her social media is killer. And her career path is littered with the bodies of anyone who got in her way. She’s worked hard to get where she is, but she doesn’t have everything. Not like Sarah Taft. Anya’s obsession sits one desk away. Beautiful, stylish, and rich, she was born to be a fashion world icon. From her beach-wave blonde hair to her on-trend nail art, she’s a walking editorial spread. And Anya wants to be her friend. Her best friend. Her only friend. But when Sarah becomes her top competition for a promotion, Anya’s plan to win her friendship goes into overdrive. In order to beat Sarah...she’ll have to become her. Friendly competition may turn fatal, but as they say in fashion: One day you’re in, and the next day you’re dead.

Dressing Up

Dressing Up
Author: Elizabeth L. Block
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN 10: 0262045842
ISBN 13: 9780262045841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dressing Up Book Review:

How wealthy American women--as consumers and as influencers--helped shape French couture of the late nineteenth century; lavishly illustrated. French fashion of the late nineteenth century is known for its allure, its ineffable chic--think of John Singer Sargent's Madame X and her scandalously slipping strap. For Parisian couturiers and their American customers, it was also serious business. In Dressing Up, Elizabeth Block examines the couturiers' influential clientele--wealthy American women who bolstered the French fashion industry with a steady stream of orders from the United States. Countering the usual narrative of the designer as solo creative genius, Block shows that these women--as high-volume customers and as pre-Internet influencers--were active participants in the era's transnational fashion system. Block describes the arrival of nouveau riche Americans on the French fashion scene, joining European royalty, French socialites, and famous actresses on the client rosters of the best fashion houses--Charles Frederick Worth, Doucet, and Félix, among others. She considers the mutual dependence of couture and coiffure; the participation of couturiers in international expositions (with mixed financial results); the distinctive shopping practices of American women, which ranged from extensive transatlantic travel to quick trips downtown to the department store; the performance of conspicuous consumption at balls and soirées; the impact of American tariffs on the French fashion industry; and the emergence of smuggling, theft, and illicit copying of French fashions in the American market as the middle class emulated the preferences of the rich. Lavishly illustrated, with vibrant images of dresses, portraits, and fashion plates, Dressing Up reveals the power of American women in French couture. Winner of the Aileen Ribeiro Grant of the Association of Dress Historians; an Association for Art History grant; and a Pasold Research Fund grant.

The Survival Guide for Kids with LD

The Survival Guide for Kids with LD
Author: Gary L. Fisher,Rhoda Cummings,Rhoda Woods Cummings,Jackie Urbanovic
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1575421194
ISBN 13: 9781575421193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Survival Guide for Kids with LD Book Review:

Discusses how children with "learning differences" can get along better in school, set goals, and plan for the future.

Performance Rock Climbing

Performance Rock Climbing
Author: Dale Goddard,Udo Neumann
Publsiher: Stackpole Books
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780811722193
ISBN 13: 0811722198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performance Rock Climbing Book Review:

Handbook for experienced climbers covers all the physical and psychological aspects of climbing training.

The Climbing Tree

The Climbing Tree
Author: John Stith
Publsiher: powerHouse Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 9781576879344
ISBN 13: 1576879348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Climbing Tree Book Review:

The Climbing Tree is an eloquent, poetic fable with a timeless message about growing up, sibling rivalry, and brotherhood. Little Brother wants to follow Big Brother up the branches of the Climbing Tree, but Mom tells him he has to wait until he's older. When he's big enough to go up, Little Brother makes a difficult discovery: no matter how high he climbs, Big Brother will always be a branch ahead. In the make-believe world within the tree, the brothers transform into majestic birds, and mountains, and finally moons as they grow, but Little Brother can't help but feeling...less, when compared to Big Brother. Will the two ever be able to share the same space?

Advanced Rockcraft

Advanced Rockcraft
Author: Royal Robbins
Publsiher: LA Siesta Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 9780910856560
ISBN 13: 0910856567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Voices from the Summit

Voices from the Summit
Author: Bernadette McDonald,John Amatt
Publsiher: National Geographic Society
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028652357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices from the Summit Book Review:

This book is a collection of articles about climbing that was published to celebrate 25 years of the Banff Mountain Film Festival.