8 Books That Make Great Gifts In Pakistan

If you are looking for books that make great gifts, Staff at Chapters has put together a shortlist that will help you select exactly what you are looking for. Here are 8 books that make great gifts in Pakistan:

1. 30,000 Years of Art: The Story of Human Creativity Across Time & Space

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30,000 Years of Art is an accessible, chronological introduction to art history from 28,000 BC to the present day.

Providing a truly global and comprehensive perspective, 30,000 Years of Art charts a course through art history that tracks seminal and lesser known works in all of the fields of both the fine and decorative arts. Featuring over 600 works across all media, from painting and sculpture to textile, metalwork, and ceramic, and updated to include new works from the 20th and 21st centuries, 30,000 Years of Art presents the defining moments, both big and small, of art history. Each entry is accompanied with informative texts written by 35 of the world's leading museum curators, academics and archaeologists providing insights into each work that clearly explain their importance. An illustrated timeline, full index and extensive glossary of schools and movements make 30,000 Years of Art, an indispensable addition to any art library.

Features:

- Updated to include over 25 new entries that expand the scope of the book further into the 21st century.
- Includes 600 of the world's greatest works of art across all media (painting, sculpture, textiles, metalwork, ceramics), ranging from seminal masterworks to lesser known pieces in both the fine and decorative arts.
- Written by 35 of the world's leading museum curators, academics and archaeologists and the easy-to-use chronological format featuring illustrated timelines, and a glossary of terms, schools and movements.

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714870090
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 2540 g
Dimensions: 220 x 220 x 45 mm

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2. Moleskine Passion Journal - Baby 

 Moleskine Passion Journal - Baby

Oh my God I’m pregnant! The joy, the nerves, and more than anything, the planning! The Moleskine Passion Baby Journal is the one place to capture all the moments – the ups, the downs and all the incredible milestones of parenthood. The journal contains sections to help you along your way. From the moment you discover you’re pregnant to birth and beyond, record every moment as it happens. Explore all the Moleskine notebooks here.

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3. This Is Not A Book by Jean Jullien

This Is Not a Book by Phaidon at Chapters.pk

 

This is not a book - it's a laptop, a pair of hands to clap, a toolbox! Each spread of this book is actually something else entirely, challenging young readers to see things quite differently!

Turning the page and finding a full-sized image of piano keys will invite children to swing the book on its side for imaginative play; turning the page again to find a monster with its mouth wide open will prompt children to use the book to chomp everything around them! The result stretches beyond the pages of this book, prompting readers to think creatively about other objects in their daily lives.

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4. Five Deep Breaths: The Power of Mindful Parenting by Dr Genevieve von Lob

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Every parent is doing the best they can, but there are times when it feels like nothing you do is ever good enough. Everyone seems to have an opinion and there's no shortage of advice on how to be a better parent. Raising happy, confident, and resilient children is the most important job in the world - but in our fast-paced, twenty-first-century society, the challenges can feel overwhelming and exhausting. In Five Deep Breaths, Dr Genevieve von Lob gives simple, practical support for parents. Based on mindfulness, psychology and neuroscience, this reassuring guide will show you how to be kinder to yourself and trust your own judgement when dealing with dilemmas every parent faces. 

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5. Eye on the Prize

SAFINAH DANISH ELAHI

Eye on the Prize fiction novel by Pakistani Writer Author Safinah Danish Elahi available at Chapters

As the countdown begins to the sports extravaganza that will change their children’s lives, Shezray, Minahil and Hina have their own ways of coping with the pressure.

In a world where you can’t have it all, these women are prepared to do anything to ensure that they can. But behind closed doors, there’s more to them than what meets the eye. Secrets, insecurities and betrayal threaten to wreak havoc on their lives. Faced with these challenges, Shezray, Minahil and Hina must maintain a calm exterior and keep their Eye on the Prize. 

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6. Theaster Gates - Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series

Theaster Gates - Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series

 

The first monograph of Chicago-based Theaster Gates, one of the most exciting and highly regarded contemporary artists at work today.

Theaster Gates has developed an expanded artistic practice that includes space development, object making, performance and critical engagement with many publics. Gates transforms spaces, institutions, traditions, and perceptions.

Gates's training as an urban planner and sculptor, and subsequent time spent studying clay, has given him keen awareness of the poetics of production and systems of organizing. Playing with these poetic and systematic interests, Gates has assembled gospel choirs, formed temporary unions, and used systems of mass production as a way of underscoring the need that industry has for the body.

Gates refers to his working method as 'critique through collaboration' and his projects often stretch the form of what we usually understand visual art to be. His focus is also on the availability of information and the cross-fertilization of ideas. His multi-faceted exhibitions investigate themes of race and history through sculpture, installation, performance and two-dimensional works, furthering the artist's interest in a critique of social practice, shared economies and the question of objects in relation to political and cultural thought.

Gates' recent exhibition and performance venues include the Seattle Art Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach, Milwaukee Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and the Whitney Biennial in New York. Gates was a participating artist in Documenta 13 in Kassel (2012) with his total-living installation 12 Ballads for Huguenot House. Other notable solo exhibitions include An Epitaph for Civil Rights at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (2011) and My Labor Is My Protest, at White Cube Bermondsey, London (2012). Parallel to his artist career, Gates is also Director of Arts and Public Life Initiative at the University of Chicago and a board member of the city's South Side Community Center.

Recently commissioned as the 2012 Armory Show Artist and a Loeb Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2011, Gates has received awards and grants from Creative Capital, the Joyce Foundation, Graham Foundation, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714868806
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 1043 g
Dimensions: 290 x 250 x 15 mm

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