Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday recipes from the White House

Spending the holidays in a home decorated for the occasion makes the celebration all the sweeter. But with the whole world watching, coming up with a theme and decorating the White House is not an easy task.

Interior decorator, Coleen Christian Burke, was invited to decorate the White House by First Lady Laura and President Bush. It was this experience that helped inspire her new book, "Christmas with the First Ladies: The White House Decorating Tradition from Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama."

The book is a perfect blend of White House history and holiday recipes and craft ideas, with detailed instructions for treats & projects, including:
  • Jacqueline Kennedy's Enchanted Christmas-Present Tree
  • Lady Bird's Christmas Cranberry Salad Mold
  • Pat Nixon's Elegant Chandelier Ringed with Greens
  • Betty Ford's Cranberry Tree
  • Rosalyn Carter's Festive Birthday Hat Ornaments
  • Nancy Regan's Monkey Bread
  • Barbara Bush's Embellished Ballet Slippers
  • Hillary Clinton's Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Laura Bush's Shimmering Topiary Champagne Buckets
  • Michelle Obama's Gingerbread Ornaments 
Coleen Christian Burke will be appearing on Good Morning America this Friday morning, followed by a Black Friday book signing at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide

The books we publish are so diverse that there's bound to be a title on our list for those on yours this holiday season. From the geek in your family to the music lover, Insight Editions has books for everyone.

For the Comic Book Collector

For the Budding Artist

For the "Star Wars" fanatic

For the History Buff

For Film Lovers
The Art of Puss in Boots

For Music Fans

For Photogs

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Illustration and animation

Animated films continue to attract audience members who enjoy humor and adventure. These books allow fans to see the illustrations and making of the movies from the artists themselves.

Art of Planet 51
Hardcover / $39.95 / 144 pages
Ballad of Rango
Hardcover / $39.95 / 156 pages
Art of Kung Fu Panda 2
Hardcover / $39.95 / 156 pages
Art of Shrek Forever After 
Hardcover / $24.95 / 144 pages 
The Art & Making of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Hardcover / $50.00 / 180 pages

The Art of Open Season
Hardcover / $45.00 / 180 pages
The Art of Megamind
Hardcover / $39.95 / 56 pages
The Art of Madagascar 2
Hardcover / $45.00 / 160 pages
The Art & Making of Monster House
Hardcover / $45.00 / 168 pages

For budding artists and fans of these films, having a behind the scenes look at the process of creating the visual effects provides inspiration and enjoyment with every page.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Film's most memorable men

What do Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, and Daniel Craig have in common? All three play iconic characters in their films that continue to appeal to audiences of all ages. Check out these three books that highlight the movies and characters from films that future generations will continue to enjoy. 

Paperback / $18.95 / 192 pages
Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Paperback / $29.95 / 160 pages

Clint Eastwood Icon
Hardcover / $39.95 / 208 pages