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Elffers, Joost

Works: 204 works in 725 publications in 6 languages and 17,368 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Picture books  Stories in rhyme  Fiction  Cookbooks  Board books  Pictorial works  Miscellanea  Illustrated works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Conceptor, Other, Creator, zxx, Producer, Contributor, Photographer, Artist
Classifications: TX652, 152.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joost Elffers
The 48 laws of power by Robert Greene( Book )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this bestselling work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. As attention-grabbing in its design as it is in content, this bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers
How are you peeling? : foods with moods by Saxton Freymann( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 2,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief text and photographs of carvings made from vegetables introduce the world of emotions by presenting leading questions such as "Are you feeling angry?"
Textile designs : two hundred years of European and American patterns for printed fabrics organized by motif, style, color, layout, and period by Susan Meller( Book )

56 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering two hundred years of European and American fabric design from the late 18th to the late 20th century, Textile Designs presents a cross section of the printed materials that decorated our rooms and clothed our bodies. Most were the textiles of the common man. The cloth of everyday life - printed calicos, flowered cretonnes and chintzes, polka-dot silks and foulards, and the myriad "imposters" hoping to pass as costly damasks, brocades, tapestries, and embroideries. Textile Designs is illustrated with 1823 full-color examples organized by motif into more than 320 categories. Together, cumulatively, these patterns become individual words in a gigantic language of the visual imagination. This book is a kind of dictionary of that language. In Western fabric design, the parts of speech can be divided into Florals, Geometrics, Conversationals, Ethnics, and Art Movements and Period Styles - the subjects of the five chapters of this book. And each of these broad categories, or families, have been divided into many subcategories, such as Roses and Sprigs among the Florals; Chevrons and Herringbones among the Geometrics; Bubbles and Butterflies among the Conversationals; Americana and Chinoiserie among the Ethnics; Art Nouveau and Empire among the Art Movements and Period Styles. The successful textile designer seeks not to devise something never before imagined, but to create a variation on one of these preexisting themes (Or perhaps not even to do that - a quantity of any season's prints are frank borrowings from earlier designs.) It is the tool of the trade, the language that makes textile speech possible - why try to transcend it? So much can be said with a rose
Dog food by Saxton Freymann( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dog figures carved out of different fruits and vegetables "act out" such phrases as "Bad dog," "Sick as a dog," and "Doggy bag."
One lonely seahorse by Saxton Freymann( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One lonely sea horse learns that she has a lot of friends--friends she can really "count" on
Baby food by Saxton Freymann( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents vegetables and fruits carved into the shapes of different baby animals, including a bunny, a piglet, a whale calf, a bear cub, and others
Play with your food by Joost Elffers( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and German and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains photographs of animals made from different kinds of fruits and vegetables, with instructions for picking the right kind of face and adding eyes, noses, legs, ears, and mouths
Hidden images : games of perception, anamorphic art, illusion : from the Renaissance to the present by Fred Leeman( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the most baffling and entertaining illusions are those created by anamorphic distortion. By sophisticated application of the laws of perspective, pictures can be stretched and distorted beyond recognition, remaining 'unreadable' until they are viewed from a special angle or with the aid of a suitably shaped reflecting surface. In this book we can play the game of perspective distortion in the company of artists such as Leonardo, Holbein, Caravaggio, and Carracci, and follow its progress through the centuries ... A sheet of reflecting silver plastic is packed in each book. When rolled into a cylinder and placed on a circular picture, it unravels the many secrets -- the hidden political, religious, and erotic images -- that lie hidden in these strange and wonderful works of art
Fantastic architecture : personal and eccentric visions by Michael Schuyt( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you love me? by Joost Elffers( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parent and child Snuzzles--mouthless, balloon-like animals that show their affection by "snuzzling" nose to nose--explore the idea of unconditional love
Play with your pumpkins by Joost Elffers( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a photographic gallery of pumpkins which have been carved into faces that use the stem as a nose, and includes a selection of pumpkin recipes, information on the history of the gourds, and growing advice
The secret language of destiny : a personology guide to finding your life purpose by Gary Goldschneider( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores one's relationship with the universe and what one is fated to accomplish. Based on an individual's date of birth, the book reveals what each person came into this life to achieve, what lesson is to be learned, and what goal is to be embraced. Destiny is divided into 48 karmic paths--from The Way of Expression to the Way of Transcendence. Each path outlines the purpose of individuals born on that path, what pitfalls are to be avoided, and how the journey on that path affects every area of life from work to love
Open research by Netherlands( Book )

13 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teddy's world by Mirja de Vries( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one hundredth anniversary celebration of the teddy bear depicts the popular stuffed toy in a variety of nostalgic and surreal settings, in a photographic collection that invites readers to consider personal feelings of emotional attachment
Food play : a collection of pictures by Saxton Freymann( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows fruit and vegetables in a whole new way through carving and making them into something
Sustainism is the new modernism : a sustainist manifesto by Joost Elffers( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the shift towards sustainism as seen through a series of visual symbols designed for use by businesses, institutions, and individuals
Cat's cradles and other string figures by Bab Westerveld( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs give detailed instructions on making a variety of string figures with and without a companion. Also discusses the origins and names of the individual figures and games that can be played with them
Anamorphosen : ein Spiel mit der Wahrnehmung, dem Schein und der Wirklichkeit by F. W. G Leeman( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in German and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foods with moods : a first book of feelings by Saxton Freymann( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How are you peeling? Happy? Silly? Worried? Excited? Whatever your mood, you'll delight in this fun book of food
The art of seduction by Robert Greene( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amoral, ruthless, clever and cunning, this is a guide to the art of seduction. It is a companion book to the bestselling 'Concise 48 laws of power'
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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.10 for How are yo ... to 0.88 for Anamorphos ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
How are you peeling? : foods with moods
How are you peeling? : foods with moodsTextile designs : two hundred years of European and American patterns for printed fabrics organized by motif, style, color, layout, and periodDog foodOne lonely seahorseBaby foodPlay with your foodDo you love me?Play with your pumpkins
Alternative Names
Aierfeiersi, Yuesite 1946-

Elffers J.

엘퍼스, 요스트 1946-

엘퍼스, 주스트 1946-

エルファーズ, ユースト

エルファーズ, ユースト 1946-

エルファーズ, ヨースト

埃尓费尓斯, 约斯特

埃爾費爾斯, 約斯特 1946-

埃尔费尔斯, 约斯特 1946-