Pour avoir une peau éclatante et sans défaut, des cheveux souples et brillants, les Japonaises ont mis au point un cérémonial minutieux, en plusieurs étapes de soins, baptisé " Layering ". Le Layering est un mot anglais qui signifie : superposition de couches. Pour chacun de ces gestes, soins spécifiques, nettoyage, double hydratation... l'auteur a choisi d'aborder ce rituel du bout du monde avec des cosmétiques naturels, bruts et économiques que les Japonaises aiment utiliser et qu'elles trouvent directement dans leur cuisine : thé vert, citron, riz, huile de sésame... Le savon d'Alep, fabriqué à partir de baies de laurier, assure par exemple une hydratation naturelle de la peau au jour le jour. En accordant à votre peau ces quelques minutes agréables de soins quotidiens, vous constaterez rapidement des effets positifs, visibles à l'extérieur et sensibles à l'intérieur. L'auteur détaille aussi dans ce livre les 5 étapes du layering capillaire.
Korean Beauty Secrets
Author: Kerry Thompson, Coco Park
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Beauty tips and tricks from the salons of South Korea
Reveals natural, low-cost skincare techniques commonly employed by Japanese women, featuring muscle and lymph massages, cleansing and washing instructions, and the three-minute lotion mask.
The Face Yoga Method is practiced all over the world and has helped thousands of women and men to exercise their way to a younger more vibrant face without any fillers or injections. Fumiko Takatsu is a world renowned Face Yoga teacher and creator of the Face Yoga Method. She will show you how to reshape your jawline, define your cheeks, align your smile, turn up the corners of your mouth, smooth out forehead lines and eliminate under eye circles in just eight minutes a day.
L'art de la Simplicité
Author: Dominique Loreau
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Discover the magic of simplicity in this international bestseller, available for the first time in English. Dominque Loreau is the master in the art of de-cluttering and simplifying. Now her groundbreaking L’art de la Simplicité, a huge bestseller in her native France, is translated into English for the first time. Loreau’s principle of “less is more” is set to change your life forever. Living in Japan and inspired by Asian philosophy, Loreau takes you on a step-by-step journey to a clutter-free home, a calm mind and an energized body. Free yourself of possessions you don’t want or need; have more money to spend on life’s little luxuries; eat better and lose weight; and say goodbye to anxiety and negative relationships. Give yourself the gift of health and happiness; to live fully and freely is to live with L’art de la Simplicité.
The secrets behind the world's most beautiful skin! In Korea, healthy, glowing skin is the ideal form of beauty. It's considered achievable by all, men and women, young and old—and it begins with adopting a skin-first mentality. Now, this Korean beauty philosophy has taken the world by storm! As the founder of Soko Glam, a leading Korean beauty and lifestyle website, esthetician and beauty expert Charlotte Cho guides you through the world-renowned Korean ten-step skin-care routine—and far beyond—to help you achieve the clearest and most radiant skin of your life With Charlotte's step-by-step tutorials, skin-care tips, and advice on what to look for in products at all price levels, you'll learn how to pamper and care for your skin at home with Korean-approved techniques and pull off the "no makeup" makeup look we've seen and admired on women in the streets of Seoul. And you'll get access to beauty secrets from Charlotte's favorite beauty gurus from around the world, including supermodels, YouTube sensations, top makeup artists, magazine editors, actresses, and leading Korean skincare researchers. With the knowledge of an expert and voice of a trusted friend, Charlotte's personal tour through Korean beauty culture will help you find joy in the everyday beauty routines that will transform your skin.
The volume is the first-ever book-length study of the cinematic representation of Paris in the films of German èmigrè filmmakers, many of whom fled there as a refuge from Hitler. In coming to Paris--a privileged site in terms of production, exhibition, and film culture--these experienced professionals also encountered resistance: hostility toward Germans, anti-Semitism, and boycotts from a French industry afraid of losing jobs to foreigners. Phillips juxtaposes the cinematic portrayal of Paris in the films of Robert Siodmak, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Max Ophüls, Anatol Litvak, and others with the wider social and cultural debates about the city in cinema.
Author: Michael Fried
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"'This book,' Michael Fried's work opens, 'was written not so much chapter by chapter as painting by painting over a span of roughly ten years.' Courbet's Realism is a magnificent work and its very first sentence brings us up against the qualities of mind of its author, qualities that make it as impressive as it is. It allows us to reconstruct the keen eye, the commitment to perception, the gift of rapt concentration, the conviction that great paintings are not necessarily understood easily, and the further conviction that a great painter deserves to get from us as good as he gives. By drawing on these qualities, Fried achieves something out of reach for all but a handful of his colleagues. In his writing, art history takes on some of the character of art itself. It is driven by the same stubborn resolve to open our eyes."—Richard Wollheim, San Francisco Review of Books Courbet's Realism is clearly a major contribution to the highly active field of Courbet studies. . . . But to contribute here and now is necessarily also to contribute to central debates about art history itself, and so the book is also—I hesitate to say 'more importantly,' because of the way object and method are woven together in it—a major contribution to current attempts to rethink the foundations and objects of art history. . . . It will not be an easy book to come to terms with; for all its engagement with contemporary literary theory and related developments, it is not an application of anything, and its deeply thought-through arguments will not fall easily in line with the emerging shapes of the various 'new art histories' that tap many of the same theoretical resources. At this moment, there may be nothing more valuable than such a work."—Stephen Melville, Art History
J'aime mes cheveux
Author: Elodie-joy Jaubert
Publisher: La Plage
• Après le succès de "Layering, secrets beauté des Japonaises", (20 000 exemplaires vendus) le nouvel ouvrage de Elodie-Joy Jaubert. • La perte des cheveux concerne aussi les femmes et les jeunes filles (stress, arrêt d'une pilule, l'après l'accouchement, carences...). Dans cet ouvrage, l'auteur partage ses solutions pour lutter efficacement contre la perte de cheveux causée par des carences, un dérèglement hormonal, l'arrêt d'une pilule, l'après accouchement, le stress... Mais aussi des conseils qui stimuleront la pousse et rendront les cheveux plus beaux et plus forts.
«Il libro che non può mancare in ogni beauty-case, per avere pelle e capelli sani e splendenti. Come nel paese del Sol Levante» ELLE «Una piccola bibbia della bellezza: prendersi cura del proprio aspetto è un profondo gesto d’amore» COSMOPOLITAN Le donne giapponesi di solito dimostrano dieci anni in meno della loro età effettiva. Come fanno ad avere una pelle così radiosa? Certamente la genetica gioca un ruolo importante. Ma è davvero l’unica cosa che distingue noi occidentali dai freschi fiori del Sol Levante? Elodie-Joy Jaubert, grazie alla sua passione per il Giappone, è andata a scoprire il segreto di quei visi di porcellana, dall'aspetto sano e pieno e dalla carnagione liscia e soda come il 'mochi', il cremoso dolce di riso la cui consistenza richiama una pelle levigata e in salute. Le giapponesi, infatti, hanno elaborato un sistema di cure tradizionali, che si trasmette di generazione in generazione. Si tratta di un rituale quotidiano di trattamenti chiamato 'layering', un termine inglese che significa a strati, e consiste in un minuzioso ordine di gesti di bellezza e di cure specifiche, dalla pulizia alla tonificazione, dall'idratazione alla protezione e al nutrimento, da ripetere mattino e sera. Non vi preoccupate: non si tratta di trascorrere ore davanti allo specchio né di spendere in prodotti molto costosi. Questo metodo è adatto a tutti e a tutti i portafogli, e l’autrice ha scelto di presentarlo in sette facili tappe, con illustrazioni pratiche, consigliando prodotti naturali, biologici ed etici, molti dei quali potrete già trovarli nelle vostre cucine. Poiché, come dicono le giapponesi, bellezza significa soprattutto «essere in armonia con gli elementi».
The Impossible Dead
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
The Complaints: that's the name given to the Internal Affairs department who seek out dirty and compromised cops, the ones who've made deals with the devil. And sometimes The Complaints must travel. A major inquiry into a neighboring police force sees Malcolm Fox and his colleagues cast adrift, unsure of territory, protocol, or who they can trust. An entire station-house looks to have been compromised, but as Fox digs deeper he finds the trail leads him back in time to the suicide of a prominent politician and activist. There are secrets buried in the past, and reputations on the line. In his newest pulse-pounding thriller, Ian Rankin holds up a mirror to an age of fear and paranoia, and shows us something of our own lives reflected there.
The Natural Home
Author: Hans Blomquist
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Influential art director and stylist Hans Blomquist starts off by exploring the essence of his style. In Texture, he revels in the textures and patinas of natural materials. Still Life reveals Hansâ€™ passion for creating displays that showcase treasured pieces, while Plants and Flowers celebrates the beauty of nature and the cycles of the natural world. Color presents his favorite earthy, natural color palette, which provides the perfect backdrop for hits of brighter natural hues. In the second part of the book, Homes, through a series of case studies, Hans explores houses and apartments that showcase the beautiful simplicity and elegance of the natural look.
Making Handmade Books
Author: Alisa J. Golden
Publisher: Lark Books
Offers instructions on folding, gluing, and sewing handmade books in a variety of shapes and styles.
Author: Greg Kerr
"Against a backdrop of dizzying urbanization, French utopian thinkers of the nineteenth century set out to explore the transformative possibilities of the modern metropolis. Linking literary analyses with diverse strands of cultural and intellectual history, this study considers how the utopian vision of the city in turn came to impinge on prose writing by poets: in Saint-Simonian literature, and in texts by Theophile Gautier, Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Rimbaud. At points steeped in the hyperbolic rhetoric of utopian projects, these texts nonetheless wear away at the internal coherence of that rhetoric and the idealizing meanings it supports. What emerges from Greg Kerr's analysis is a hitherto unfamiliar dimension of these writings, revealing the alertness of some of the greatest exponents of nineteenth-century poetry to the dynamic possibilities of utopian writing, and suggesting new ways to understand the evolution of poetic discourse across the century. Greg Kerr is Lecturer in French at the University of Lancaster."