One of the most iconic and endlessly fascinating figures of the 20th century, Winston Churchill has been the subject of any number of books, but none of them have analyzed his lifestyle as a way to really understand the man. This book features a vivid and entertaining timeline of his public history, but also focuses on the more personal, nonwork aspects of his day-to-day life, covering topics such as autos, books, cigars, dining, fashion, home, libations, and pastimes. Churchill lived an extravagant life, but in reality did not have much money. His ability to live well beyond his means is a lesson that will intrigue many.
This book is the autobiography of George Daniels, acclaimed horologist and author of Watchmaking. In it, he discusses his humble upbringing and background, his first encounters with watches and time pieces, his passionate and persistent love of automobiles, and his technical contributions to modern horology, first and foremost amongst these, perhaps, his development of the co-axial escapement. All in Good Time provides an intimate and in-depth look at the life of one of Britain’s most important watchmakers.
Born in Brianza in 1956, Piero Lissoni got his degree in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnical University in 1985; the following year he opened Studio Lissoni in Milan. Lissoni is a proponent of simple, essential lines and his numerous design, architecture and corporate image projects for the principal “Italian Design” producers point to coherence between design, materials and the construction process.
True to the poetic minimalism that distinguishes all his work, Piero Lissoni created a wide variety of functions around a shape that is classic in its own way. All models use the same square-shaped dial, with an emphasis on appearing very clean, simple, and easy to read.