WorldCat Identities

Black, Alexandra

Works: 50 works in 171 publications in 3 languages and 5,861 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Collector, Creator, Editor, Contributor, Other, Conductor
Classifications: TS171.4, 391
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alexandra Black
Design : the definitive visual history( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design: The Definitive Visual History is a gorgeous visual celebration of design across the decades. Find out all about the major design movements of the last 150 years from Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus and browse through the beautiful image catalogues of everything from glassware to posters and typography to chairs. Arranged chronologically, from 1850 to the present day, follow the fascinating evolution of how design has influenced the look and functionality of the objects we use every day from telephones and cameras to toys, furniture and fashion. With profiles of iconic designers such as Alvar Aalto, Frank Gehry and Philippe Starck and stunning images of buildings and interiors, Design: The Definitive Visual History is a true celebration of classic design and the perfect package for design lovers
The fashion book by Alexandra Black( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sassy style guide for teenage girls shares insight into the fashion world and how to personalize one's appearance for best results, chronicling fashion trends throughout history while sharing practical tips from top designers and models
The Japanese house : architecture and interiors by Alexandra Black( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The simple beauty of Japanese architecture and design has inspired many of the world's top architects and designers. The grace and elegance of the Japanese sensibility is reflected in both modern and traditional Japanese homes, from their fluid floor plans to their use of natural materials. In The Japanese House, renowned Japanese photographer Noboru Murata has captured this Eastern spirit with hundreds of vivid color photographs of 15 Japanese homes. As we step behind the lens with Murata, we're witness to the unique Japanese aesthetic, to the simple proportions modeled after the square of the tatami mat; to refined, rustic decor; to earthy materials like wood, paper, straw, ceramics, and textiles. This is a glorious house-tour readers can return to again and again, for ideas, inspiration or simply admiration
Medicine : the definitive illustrated history by Steve Parker( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Medicine tells the fascinating story of the discipline, from ancient times to the present day, charting developments in healing, diagnosis, surgery, and drugs in a vividly visual and accessible format. Follow the gory pitfalls and the miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to the latest developments in IVF and gene therapy. Clear diagrams explain major diseases, such as cancer, and enhance understanding of human anatomy, surgical instruments, and the progression of treatment over the centuries, setting the great milestones of medical history in their wider social context. A complementary illustrated reference section profiles all the main body systems and organs and explains their relevance in terms of the advancement of medicine. A compelling blend of riveting stories, accessible information, and striking illustrations, Medicine shows and tells how medicine has evolved into the lifesaving discipline it is today"
How money works : the facts visually explained by Beverly Blair Harzog( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A user-friendly guide to understanding key financial concepts, How Money Works takes a highly visual approach to this topic, using bold infographics with clear, jargon-free text to make finances and economics easy to understand. How Money Works looks at how governments control money, how companies make money, how financial markets work, how individuals can maximize income through investments, and much more. Hundreds of terms are defined, along with the essential basics of financial systems, from the definition of a bond to using cryptocurrencies, managing debt, avoiding online fraud, and how crowdfunding works. Plus, readers can follow the history of currencies, from bartering to Bitcoin, and see how money makes the world go 'round. Whether readers are looking to start a small business, invest in the stock market, or just understand the basics of economics, How Money Works is a completely comprehensive guide that will help them make sense out of their dollars
Remarkable books : the world's most beautiful and historic works by Michael Collins( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A beautifully illustrated guide to more than 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books and handwritten manuscripts ever produced, with discussions of their purpose, features, and creators. From ancient masterpieces such as The Art of War, written on the leaves of bamboo, to the stunningly illustrated Birds of America, to Chairman Mao's Little Red Book, [this book] delves into the stories behind the most incredible tomes ever produced, offering an insight into their wider social and cultural context, and is chronologically ordered to demonstrate the synergies between the growth in human knowledge and the bookmaking process."--The publisher
Tuscan elements by Alexandra Black( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaks Tuscan architecture and interior design into four components: stone, wood, earth, and water, and discusses each, presenting approximately two hundred color photos
Drive : the definitive history of driving( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charting the 130-years from the arrival of horseless carriages to the advent of driverless vehicles, celebrate the automobile and the romance of the open road. Beginning with the development of the first vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine, Drive explores the early glamour of driving, motor sport, and car design, and looks at how the automobile has shaped the modern world. Revealing the advances in technology and design that have made cars faster, safer, and better to drive, and transformed them from a means of transportation into objects of status, excitement, and desire, Drive tracks trends in auto manufacturing and the public's changing tastes in cars: whether it's Golden Era sports cars such as the MG, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, and Chevrolet, muscle cars like the Mustang, hot rods, custom cars, the hippie-standard VW, or modern-day hybrid cars. Trivia and fascinating facts covering the growth of car racing, the development of traffic lights, the boom in automobile advertising, the first car washes, and the craft of artisan-made cars complete the subject, making it a must-have for car enthusiasts"--
Feminism is... by Alexandra Black( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes short biographies of Sojourner Truth, Emmeline Pankhurst, Gloria Steinem, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Simone de Beauvoir, bell hooks, Judith Butler, Frida Kahlo, Malala Yousafzai, Audre Lorde, Alice Schwarzer, Rigoberta Menchú
The evening dress by Alexandra Black( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While daywear must be practical, versatile, and appropriate, the evening is open for interpretation, offering designers the rare opportunity to indulge their imagination and sense of festiveness and frivolity. A tribute to fashion's highest art, The Evening Dress chronicles glamorous attire from ancient times up to the latest seasons, featuring photographs and sketches of hundreds of exquisite gowns. A celebration of this most elegant form of the sartorial arts, this lavish edition will engage, amuse, and inspire."--BOOK JACKET
The party dress by Alexandra Black( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pages peppered with whimsical quotes and interesting historical facts about the pleasures of dressing up, Alexandra Black traces the rise of the party dress complete with the best examples of gowns by top designers such as Carolina Hererra, Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, Balenciaga, and Zac Posen photographed by world-renowned photographers.Rizzoli
Living in Cuba by Alexandra Black( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living In Cuba captures the island's brilliant mix of uniquely preserved architectural and interior styles, from early colonial to baroque to art nouveau and art deco, and brings to life, with 400 full-color photographs, its exotic atmosphere, people, and history
Ski style : alpine interiors, architecture & living style by Simon McBride( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dusk till dawn : a history of the evening dress by Alexandra Black( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the fascinating history of this special garment - from the magnificent gowns worn by Venetian courtesans, to spangling flapper dresses hand-stitched with hundreds of beads, to backless satin sheaths designed to reflect the light. Illustrated with original sketches, archival photographs and fashion images
Books that changed history( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning treasury. 'Books That Changed History' is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern day. Chronological chapters show the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made. Discover incredible coverage of history's most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare's First Folio, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin's first ever paperbacks. From Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species to Louis Braille's conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world famous books that have had the biggest impact on history. Every book is presented with breathtaking photography and fascinating biographies of those who created them. 'Books That Changed History' gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books
Living in Cuba by Alexandra Black( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A colorful survey of the unique and varied architecture and culture of Cuba offers more than four hundred photographs of the well-preserved styles of Cuban buildings and interiors, with examples ranging from colonial to art deco
Japanische Häuser : Architektur und Interieurs by Alexandra Black( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Business Works : A Graphic Guide to Business Success by Alexandra Black( )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Business Works defines and explains the key concepts behind business, finance, and company management. With the right knowledge, business doesn't have to be difficult. Do you know the difference between profit margin, gross profit, and net profit? What is cash flow or a limited company? Using clear language and eye-catching graphics, DK's How Business Works answers hundreds of questions and is an invaluable reference for anyone wanting to learn about business
Medicine : the definitive illustrated history by Alexandra Black( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the fascinating history of medicine through the ages to the present day. Follow the greatest stories of medicine and its breakthroughs, with incredible coverage of disease, drugs, treatment, and cures. Medicine covers the gory pitfalls and miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to brand new developments in IVF and gene therapy with compelling stories and stunning illustrations. Clear diagrams explain major diseases such as cancer, and trace the progression of medical treatment through the centuries, from ancient healers and herbalists to scurvy and smallpox, and the World Wars to modern psychiatry
La mode : une histoire de styles by Alexandra Black( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide pratique et ouvrage de référence sur la mode et son histoire depuis l'Antiquité jusqu'à nos jours. On y invite ici les lecteurs à s'initier à l'évolution du vêtement à travers le temps et à découvrir les influences qui nourrissent aujourd'hui les créateurs et dont on peut s'inspirer pour créer des looks actuels qui ont du style. Ces notions sont présentées en référant à des documents d'archives, échantillons, croquis et photographies qui sont d'abord rassemblés sur une page, aux commentaires soulignés avec des bandes de couleurs, où on identifie des éléments caractéristiques d'une époque. On fait alors pointer ces éléments vers les tenues d'une silhouette croquées par quelques traits de plume sur la page opposée sur laquelle sont représentés des vêtements actuels et leurs accessoires contemporains. Des doubles pages thématiques abondamment illustrées présentent ensuite, tour à tour, l'histoire du costume et les pratiques vestimentaires de diverses époques chronologiquement ordonnées. D'autres pages thématiques portant sur divers aspects connexes au sujet ainsi que des reportages photo présentant une année dans la vie d'un étudiant ou d'un professionnel de la mode s'intercalent à ce documentaire complet et riche d'une iconographie variée de grande qualité
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The Japanese house : architecture and interiors
Tuscan elementsThe evening dressThe party dressLiving in CubaSki style : alpine interiors, architecture & living styleDusk till dawn : a history of the evening dressLiving in Cuba
Alternative Names
블랙, 알렉산드라

ブラック, アレキサンドラ

ブラック, アレクサンドラ

English (109)

German (5)

French (3)