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# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Cute Crocheted Woodland Creatures

Posted by AT on Vendredi 1 octobre 2021


Author(s) : Emma Varnam

Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman (GMC) Publications

Inspired by the shenanigans of Beatrix Potter characters as a child, author Emma Varnam felt moved to create her own fictional woodland of cute critters with quirky names and accessories to boot! Emma likes to make items that will bring joy and a smile and making toys for children is her passion. This beautiful book is the perfect mix of whimsical design with fun accessible crochet techniques for you to learn. Designed with variety in mind, accessories in this book will fit each of the animals, making it easy to play dress-up and give your toys new looks and stories!

Create your own special friends for the kids and even adults to to bring some joy and nostalgia into their home! Finn Frog, Benji Bear and Olivia Owl are just a few of the characters you’ll find on the pages of this beautifully photographed book. With pictures in great quality and easy-to-follow guidelines, these projects are easy to whip up, with additional tips and hints from Emma.

Towards the back of the book, you will find a handy step-by-step guide to selecting hooks, stuffing projects and the basic stitches with an illustrated guide - making this the perfect book for beginners to get stuck in. 


Born in Devon, UK, Emma has always been happiest when creating projects in her spare time. She runs a successful blog and Etsy pattern shop and lives in the north of England with her husband and son. He books for GMC Publications include Cute Crocheted Animals, Granny Squares Home, Granny Squares Weekend and How To Crochet.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 25.4 * 20.3

Pages: 128

ISBN: 978-1-78494-603-6






# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Crocheted Dogs

Posted by AT on Vendredi 1 octobre 2021


Author(s) : Vanessa Mooncie

Publisher : Guild of Master Craftsman (GMC) Publications

If you’re looking for a beautiful and faithful companion then these gorgeous crocheted dogs have the right pedigree. Just as loyal and charming as the real thing, these 10 crocheted canines are sure to be everyone’s best friend.

Each project includes detailed patterns, stunning photographs and helpful hand-drawn charts. There is also an extensive techniques section explaining all the stitches and techniques you’ll need to make your perfect pooch.

Designs include: a dachshund, whose black and tan markings are formed by crocheting in rows and carrying the unused yarn across the wrong side of the work; a chihuahua with a round apple-shaped head and ears that stand upright; a Yorkshire terrier, whose hair is formed by adding tassels to the head, neck body and tops of legs and can be trimmed to any length desired; and a poodle, which uses a combination of double crochet and chain stitches to form a clipped coat. The dogs could easily be customised using different yarn colours and textures to match a pet or to make a gift for a friend.


Vanessa Mooncie spent many happy hours as a child sitting with her mother and grandmother learning to knit and crochet. She went on to study fashion and textile design and became a children’s clothes designer, illustrator and interior designer. Vanessa now specialises in silkscreen work and designing crochet jewellery. She lives with her family in a rural village in the south of England. Vanessa has written many books including Crocheted Wild Animals, Sew Adorable, Crocheted Sea Creatures, Animal Heads, Simple Tailoring & Alterations and The Gentleman’s Wardrobe for GMC Publications. She is also a regular contributor to other craft books and magazines.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 25.4 * 20.3

Pages: 160

ISBN: 978-1-78494-566-4








Author(s) : Sabine de Milliano

Publisher : Terra Lannoo

Fuelled by unbridled curiosity and a strong drive to push back boundaries, travel and landscape photographer Sabine de Milliano spent 100,000 kilometres on the road to find out what Europe has to offer. During a series of adventurous road trips, she visited various hidden gems, famous landmarks, and remote regions on the edges of the continent.

Sabine discovered how surprisingly beautiful Europe actually is - even all those destinations that suffer from a questionable reputation. The most inspiring, spectacular and surprising scenes have been captured in this book, which shows the great diversity in European landscapes as a captivating photographic story.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 22 * 28

Pages: 236

ISBN: 978-90-8989-822-7



Author(s) : Nasreen Askari, Hasan Askari

Publisher : Paul Holberton Publishing

A lavishly illustrated volume of Pakistani textiles of extraordinary colour and vibrancy from one of the most arid areas on Earth. This stunning book showcases over 120 remarkable objects with a further 30 images of the textiles in use.

The Flowering Desert explores the history and craftsmanship, the styles and the stitches of textiles from Sindh in Pakistan, which, according to some scholars, was the crucible in which the textile traditions of Gujarat and Rajasthan were forged. It focuses on a spectacular private collection, parts of which have exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the National Museums of Scotland.

The textile crafts of Sindh are amongst the oldest in South Asia. A kaleidoscope of colour, mirrors and embroidery, Sindhi textiles feature motifs of the cosmos, desert flowers, peacocks, scorpions and sand dunes. The topography of the land has led to the emergence of styles of dress and ornamentation that have become markers of identity for the various tribes of the region. The inhabitants of the central plains have dyeing, printing, weaving and embroidery skills, whilst those who inhabit the plain between the west bank of the Indus and the Kirthar and Lakhi mountains employ finely embroidered geometric patterns with mirrors. The areas to the north are More …

# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / James Baldwin Living in Fire

Posted by AT on Vendredi 8 novembre 2019


Author(s) :  Bill V. Mullen

Publisher : Pluto Press

In the first major biography of Baldwin in more than a decade, Bill V. Mullen celebrates the personal and political life of the great African-American writer who changed the face of Western politics and culture.

As a lifelong anti-imperialist, black queer advocate, and feminist, Baldwin (1924-1987) was a passionate chronicler of the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the U.S. war against Vietnam, Palestinian liberation struggle, and the rise of LGBTQ rights.

Mullen explores how Baldwin’s life and work channel the long history of Afric More …


Author(s) :  Phil Taylor, Sian Moore, Robert Byford

Publisher : Pluto Press

In 2009, cabin crew in the BASSA union embarked on a historic, two-year battle against British Airways which was seeking to impose reduced crew levels and to transform working conditions. In the face of employer hostility, legal obstruction, government opposition and adverse media coverage, this workforce, diverse in terms of gender, sexuality, race and nationality undertook determined resistance against this offensive. Notably, their action included twenty-two days of strike action that saw mass participation in rallies and on picket lines. The dispute cost British Airways 150 million in lost revenue and its main outcome was the cabin crew’s successful defence of their union and core conditions.

Here, in their own words, Cabin Crew Conflict tells the strikers’ story, focusing on cabin crew responses, perceptions of events, and their lived experiences of taking industrial action in a hostile climate. Foregrounding questions of class, gender and identity, and how these were ma More …


Publisher : David Zwirner

Texts by Teju Cole and Hal Foster

Kerry James Marshall is one of America’s greatest living painters. History of Painting presents a groundbreaking body of new work that engages with the history of the medium itself.

In History of Painting, the artist has widened his scope to include both figurative and nonfigurative works that deal explicitly with art history, race, and gender, as well as force us to reexamine how artworks are received in the world and in the art market. In the paintings in this book, Marshall’s critique of history and of dominant white narratives is present, even as the subjects of the paintings move between reproductions of auction catalogues, abstract works, and scenes of everyday life.

Essays by Teju Cole and Hal Foster help readers navigate the artist’s masterful vision, decoding complexly layered works such as Untitled (Underpainting) (2018) and Marshall’s own artistic philosophy. This catalogue is published on the occasion of Marshall’s eponymous exhibi More …


Author(s) : Jürgen Osterhammel

Publisher : Princeton University Press

During the long eighteenth century, Europe’s travelers, scholars, and intellectuals looked to Asia in a spirit of puzzlement, irony, and openness. In this panoramic and colorful book, Jürgen Osterhammel tells the story of the European Enlightenment’s nuanced encounter with the great civilizations of the East, from the Ottoman Empire and India to China and Japan.

Here is the acclaimed book that challenges the notion that Europe’s formative engagement with the non-European world was invariably marred by an imperial gaze and presumptions of Western superiority. Osterhammel shows how major figures such as Leibniz, Voltaire, Gibbon, and Hegel took a keen interest in Asian culture and history, and introduces lesser-known scientific travelers, colonial administrators, Jesuit missionaries, and adventurers who returned home from Asia bearing manuscripts in many exotic languages, huge collections of ethnographic data, and stories that sometimes defied belief. Osterhammel brings the sights and soun More …

Author(s) : Stella Rollig

Publisher : Prestel

Exhibition catalogue City of Women, Female Artists in Vienna from 1900 to 1938, presented at the Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria (until May 19, 2019).

Their names, however, are largely unknown today, and their masterpieces relegated to footnotes in history. Artists such as Elena Luksch-Makowsky, Helene Funke, Erika Giovanna Klien, Ilse Bernheimer, Maria Cyrenius, Friedl Dicker, Marie Egner, and Louise Fraenkel-Hahn are profiled in this book, along with vibrant reproductions of their works.

The remarkable stories of how many of these women found the More …

Author(s) : Diane Bilbey

Publisher : Paul Holberton Publishing

This publication will be a highly visual celebration of the massively popular, but now largely forgotten, Britain Can Make It exhibition. Organised by the Council of Industrial Design, it was held in empty ground-floor galleries of the Victoria & Albert Museum, from September to December 1946. A ground-breaking, morale boosting exhibition, it showcased British design and manufacturing. Despite its short run, it boasted an incredible 1.

5 million visitors, and remains one of the most visited exhibitions ever held at the V&A. Long before the end of the Second World War hostilities, the government’s Post War Export Trade Committee recognised the importance of promoting the country’s manufacturing capabilities. Plans for an exhibition of ‘National Importance’ were set in place in October 1942, for an event that would illuminate the gloom of austerity, educate the public in the value of goo More …