Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Today in Music History - Jimi Hendrix celebrates his birthday with The Rolling Stones

Today in music history - (November 27, 1969) Jimi Hendrix celebrates his birthday at The Rolling Stones concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. 

Eddie Kramer was there to capture this photo of Jimi and Mick backstage and we're thrilled to have this image included in our book Rolling Stones 50x20, celebrating the fifty-year career of this legendary rock band.

Jimi Hendrix can be found in many of our photography books featuring legendary musicians, such as The Experience (photos by Gered Mankowitz), Rock Gods (photos by Robert M. Knight) and All Access (photos by Ken Regan).

More images of The Rolling Stones can be seen in Gered Mankowitz' latest collection, One on One: Rolling Stones.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re shopping for your significant other, who enjoys video games, football, and films, or your mom, who likes crafts, cooking, and comedy, Insight Editions has books in our catalog for everyone on your holiday gift list, including that one person who is always the most difficult to shop for.

House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father, Johnny Cash

by John Carter Cash


House of Cash provides an unprecedented look at the life and inspirations of the Man in Black, by none other than his namesake son, John Carter Cash.

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Rolling Stones 50x20

Edited by Chris Murray

Foreword by Richard Harrington


The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band is celebrated here with images by twenty of the world's greatest music photographers.

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Christmas with the First Ladies

by Coleen Christian Burke

Foreword by Deborah Norville


No home in America celebrates Christmas quite like the White House.

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San Francisco Giants: 50 Years

by Brian Murphy

Foreword by Danny Glover

Afterword by Willie Mayes


Follow the Giants from their early days at Seals Stadium to Candlestick Park to latest decade led by Barry Bonds.

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The Godfather: The Official Motion Picture Archives

by Peter Cowie


Containing many previously unseen behind-the-scene images from the Paramount Archives

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Slash: An Intimate Portrait

Written by Richard Beinstock

Photography by Robert Knight

Foreword by Ronnie Wood


This comprehensive collection features more than twenty years' worth of previously unpublished photographs of guitar legend Slash.

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Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop

Collector's Edition

by Lorne Peterson

Preface by George Lucas

Foreword by Rick McCallum

Afterword by Phil Tippit

Hardcover with clamshell

Includes resin replica of Luke's landspeeder and the Death Star, a special edition documentary DVD, a separate book on digital modeling, a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Harry Potter: A Sticker Collection


More than 400 unique stickers from the Harry Potter film series

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Goodnight Husband, Goodnight Wife

by Eric Stangel and Justin Stangel


A humorous parody of a children's literature classic, familiar to generations of married couples.

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The Kiss: A Celebration


Culled from history, cinema, and popular media, this collection evokes passion, romance, intrigue, and desire.

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Real Love: The Drawings for Sean

by John Lennon

Introduction by Yoko Ono


John Lennon was many things to many people, but to his son Sean, he was Daddy, a role he approached with humor, affection, and creativity.

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The Wizard of Oz: With Three-Dimensional Pop-Up Scenes

from the story by L. Frank Baum

Illustrated by Nicola L. Robinson


It's difficult to put a new spin on a classic, but that is exactly what has been done in this edition.

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Get 40% off on all books from the Insight Editions' website when you enter promo code GIFT2012 at checkout. Promotion ends 12/31/2012.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Celebrate Christmas with the First Ladies and the Noise Girls

In preparation for the holiday season, which is quickly approaching, we've asked several of the Noise Girls to help us celebrate, decorate and get ready for the upcoming Christmas holiday.

The Noise Girls are a group of dedicated, female bloggers who work together to combine their reach to heighten brand awareness and make some noise!

They're making some noise about our holiday book, Christmas with the First Ladies: The White House Decorating Tradition from Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama, and we'd love to have you join in the fun and get into the holiday spirit with us.

Author and interior decorator, Coleen Christian Burke, shares the holiday magic in this book that captures the Christmas decorating history and techniques from Jacqueline Kennedy through Michelle Obama.

Each First Lady's design aesthetic is profiled, including Lady Bird Johnson's themes of home and family to help heal the nation after John F. Kennedy's death; Nancy Reagan's interest in renewing a childlike sense of wonder; and Laura Bush's "Red, White, and Blue" Christmas for a nation banding together.

In alignment with the individual aesthetics of each participating Noise Girl, they will be selecting a craft, recipe or decorating idea from the book to create on their own that speaks to them. 

Sarah, from East 9th Street will be creating Betty Ford's Cranberry Tree, Danielle from Simmworks Family Blog is going to bake Nancy Reagan's Monkey Bread, Tiffany from Fabulous Finds will be making Lady Bird's Cranberry Salad Mold, and Kerri, The Maven of Social Media is working on Betty Ford's Clothespin Cardinal.

The Noise Girls will also be hosting a Pinterest contest to help you get in the holiday spirit so keep your eyes out for these bloggers and make sure to follow our Christmas with the First Ladies Pinterest board for more great ideas from the First Ladies and the Noise Girls.


Meet the participating Noise Girls!

Formula Mom grew out of Mariah’s experiences as a new mom. They quickly taught her that parenthood is all about figuring out a formula that works for your family! For her family, it takes a village with multiple generations living under the same roof and helping with the little one! Formula Mom features parenting tips from Mariah’s perspective as a mother and an elementary school teacher. Tips for affordable family fun, recipes, craft ideas, and product reviews are also featured. Formula Mom is a PR friendly blog and offers both local and national event and conference coverage.

7 on a Shoestring7 on a Shoestring is the ramblings of a SAHM of 5 from toddlers to teens living vicariously through the internet. We feature product reviews, giveaways, brand ambassadorships, press releases, and posts about families living everyday life. We continue to grow our PR friendly blog through various conferences and events and are always up for more!

Simmworks Family Blog is home to Danielle, an eco-friendly work-at-home mom who enjoys the benefits, and makes the best of the drawbacks, of being at home full time to care for her two beautiful kids. The main focus of Simmworks Family Blog is to document her family’s life in a way that remembers the big and little events that happen to the family, including the places and products they love.

The Maven of Social MediaThe Maven of Social Media creates awareness of great brands and products through personal testimonials, product reviews, and press releases. The Maven actively participates in local events and travels to several conferences nationwide each year.

East9thStreet is about one mom’s transition from the corporate life to a corporate wife. Everyone can find something they can relate to whether is delicious recipes, an easy DIY project or simple ways to entertain the family.

At Fabulous Finds you will find a nice assortment of product reviews for babies, toddlers and children. When Tiffany gets the chance, she reviews products for babies, children, the kitchen, mom, and even dad. She also enjoys sharing her love for fashion, photography and life in general. At Fabulous Finds you’ll also find fun product and cash giveaways. Fabulous Finds is geared toward families with small children looking to shop savvy and get the inside scoop on all the latest products on the market today!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Michael Bush appears on the TODAY Show to discuss "The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson"

Just this morning, author and designer Michael Bush appeared on the TODAY Show on NBC to share a few costumes from Michael Jackson's collection as well as to discuss the upcoming auction taking place in Los Angeles.

In the video clip below, Michael joins Martin Nolan from Julien's Auction House to share information on the Beverly Hills exhibit which starts on Monday, November 19th. The auction, featuring over 400 pieces from Michael Bush's 25-year career as Michael Jackson's official designer, will be on sale starting December 2, 2012.

Pick up a copy of The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson for a visual collection of the costumes which helped put Michael Jackson at the top of the list of music icons who continue to inspire fashion trends.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Art of Rise of the Guardians

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and The Art of Rise of the Guardians has suddenly become one of our most popular titles for artists and film lovers.

Here is the latest TV trailer for Rise of the Guardians, which is coming to theaters on November 21st.

Pick up a copy of Art of Rise of the Guardians to learn about the many worlds created for this film, from the North Pole to the Tooth Palace. The book features the many talented artists and crew members from Dreamworks Animation and is an insider's tour of the storyboards, character designs and visual development of this stunning CG movie the entire family will enjoy.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Transformations of a Mythical Hero

According to Chinese legend and literature, the Monkey King was capable of seventy-two magnificent transformations. In the hands of as many artists, our stunning collection of newly commissioned artwork features artist from around the world.

Each artist was given the opportunity to draw the mythical Chinese hero, the Monkey King, in his or her own unique way. The result is a stunning collection of different interpretations, styles, and media. The artists also include step-by-step drawings and text to explain their creative process and what they gained from it, as well as their perceptions of the Monkey King.

illustration by Da Li

The legend of the Monkey King is that he was born out of rock, making him extremely strong and durable. His image is also open to vast interpretation, as this book makes clear.
illustration by Florian Satzinger

The Monkey King: 72 Transformations of the Mythical Hero will appeal to fans of fantasy art, Asian culture, and fairy tales.