giovedì 31 marzo 2011

The Jungle by Clive Clusser, Du Brul, Jack B. (Putnam Adult)

The extraordinary new adventure from the #1 "New York Times"- bestselling author.
Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive them all.
A devastating new weapon unleashed in thirteenth-century China...a daring rescue in the snowbound mountains along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border...a woman gone missing in the jungles of northern Thailand and Myanmar...for Cabrillo and his crew, all of these events will come together-leading to the greatest threat against U.S. security that the world has ever known.

martedì 29 marzo 2011

Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine Books)

Few know the city of Los Angeles the way #1 bestselling author and acclaimed suspense master Jonathan Kellerman does. His thrilling novels of psychological drama and criminal detection make the capital of dreams a living, breathing character in all its glamour and infamy. That storied history of fame, seduction, scandal, and murder looms large in "Mystery," as Alex Delaware finds himself drawn into a twisting, shadowy whodunit that's pure L.A. noir--and vintage Kellerman.
The closing of their favorite romantic rendezvous, the Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills, is a sad occasion for longtime patrons Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna. And gathering one last time with their fellow faithful habitues for cocktails in the gracious old venue makes for a bittersweet evening. But even more poignant is a striking young woman--alone and enigmatic among the revelers--waiting in vain in elegant attire and dark glasses that do nothing to conceal her melancholy. Alex can't help wondering what her story is, and whether she's connected to the silent, black-suited bodyguard lingering outside the hotel.
Two days later, Alex has even more to contemplate when police detective Milo Sturgis comes seeking his psychologist comrade's insights about a grisly homicide. To Alex's shock, the brutalized victim is the same beautiful woman whose lonely hours sipping champagne at the Fauborg may have been her last. But with a mutilated body and no DNA match, she remains as mysterious in death as she seemed in life. And even when a tipster's sordid revelation finally cracks the case open, the dark secrets that spill out could make Alex and Milo's best efforts to close this horrific crime not just impossible but fatal.

lunedì 28 marzo 2011


Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art is proud to present , an exhibition on London's renowned Vyner Street, that seeks artists who explore concepts pertaining to sexuality and gender-constructs in their practice. The exhibition will be held in conjunction with the University of Kent and the London Institute of Philosophy's related symposium on issues of sexuality and aesthetics (June 16-18). Transgression seeks art-practices that challenge the representation and constitution of sexuality and gender in normative society. Beers.Lambert is interested in exhibiting perspectives that articulate, expose, confront, defy, challenge, or question sexuality and gender constructs, and the representation of these modalities in both art and society. This may include issues of sexuality and gender generated from (hetero)normative perspectives, but also issues and representations of relevance to LGBT communities, feminist perspectives, and marginalized voices. The exhibition also aims to examine how these issues are mitigated in art and society through censorship and controversy, and how they are informed and defined through media, politics, history, and technology. Artists from all parts of the world working in all media are welcome to submit an application for consideration. Exhibited artists will be included in a catalogue/publication alongside discourse from conference contributors.

Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art Project Space

21 Vyner St, E2 9DG, London, UK

June 2 – July 3, 2011

venerdì 25 marzo 2011

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Beyond Words Publishing)

In this book, you'll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life -- money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You'll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that's within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers -- men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible. Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it.

martedì 22 marzo 2011

Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More by David Icke (David Icke)

David Icke marks his 20th year of uncovering astounding secrets and suppressed information with the publication of his most amazing book yet. He takes the manipulation of the human race and the nature of reality to still new levels of understanding and he calls for humanity to rise from its knees and take back the world from the sinister network of families and non-human entities that covertly control us from cradle to grave. David has moved the global cutting edge so many times since his incredible awakening in 1990 and he he does it again and then some.He describes what he calls the Moon Matrix, a fake reality broadcast from the Moon which is decoded by the human body/mind in much the same way as portrayed in the Matrix movie trilogy. The Moon Matrix has hacked into the human body-computer system, he says, and it is feeding us a manipulated sense of self and the world 24/7.

lunedì 21 marzo 2011

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily by Michio Kaku (Doubleday Books)

Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100.
In "Physics of the Future," Michio Kaku--the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Physics of the Impossible"--gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of the revolutionary developments taking place in medicine, computers, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy production, and astronautics.
In all likelihood, by 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Artificial intelligence will be dispersed throughout the environment, and Internet-enabled contact lenses will allow us to access the world's information base or conjure up any image we desire in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile, cars will drive themselves using GPS, and if room-temperature superconductors are discovered, vehicles will effortlessly fly on a cushion of air, coasting on powerful magnetic fields and ushering in the age of magnetism.
Using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases. Millions of tiny DNA sensors and nanoparticles patrolling our blood cells will silently scan our bodies for the first sign of illness, while rapid advances in genetic research will enable us to slow down or maybe even reverse the aging process, allowing human life spans to increase dramatically.
In space, radically new ships--needle-sized vessels using laser propulsion--could replace the expensive chemical rockets of today and perhaps visit nearby stars. Advances in nanotechnology may lead to the fabled space elevator, which would propel humans hundreds of miles above the earth's atmosphere at the push of a button.
But these astonishing revelations are only the tip of the iceberg."" Kaku also discusses emotional robots, antimatter rockets, X-ray vision, and the ability to create new life-forms, and he considers the development of the world economy. He addresses the key questions: Who are the winner and losers of the future? Who will have jobs, and which nations will prosper?
All the while, Kaku illuminates the rigorous scientific principles, examining the rate at which certain technologies are likely to mature, how far they can advance, and what their ultimate limitations and hazards are. Synthesizing a vast amount of information to construct an exciting look at the years leading up to 2100, "Physics of the Future" is a thrilling, wondrous ride through the next 100 years of breathtaking scientific revolution.

domenica 20 marzo 2011

Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H. P. Lovecraft (Gollancz - Export edition)

Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when they were first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were first released. It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, as well as attract those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive volume.

H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) has been hailed as one of the most important and influential authors of supernatural fiction of the 20th century. A life-long resident of Providence, Rhode Island, Lovecraft's tales are often set in the fear-haunted towns of an imaginary area of Massachusetts, or in the cosmic vistas that exist beyond space and time. Since his untimely death, he has been acknowledged as an American master of fantasy fiction, second only to Edgar Allan Poe.

sabato 19 marzo 2011

Burned House with Swimming Pool by Lisa Lewis (Dream Horse Press)

"You will be impressed by the intelligent, arresting poems in Burned House With Swimming Pool. They are so finely crafted their language shapes the public voice of personal experience with both clarity and complexity. In the poet's coming to grips with the successes and failures of middle age and middle America, she views life with the microscopic intensity only great writers can achieve." - Ai Lisa Lewis's books include The Unbeliever (University of Wisconsin Press, Brittingham Prize), Silent Treatment (Penguin, National Poetry Series), and Vivisect, (New Issues Press). A chapbook titled Story Box was also published as winner of the Poetry West Chapbook Contest. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Kenyon Review, Washington Square, Third Coast, American Literary Review, Fence, Seattle Review, and Rattle, as well as a Pushcart Prize anthology and two editions of Best American Poetry. She has also won awards from the American Poetry Review and the Missouri Review. She directs the creative writing program at Oklahoma State University and serves as poetry editor for the Cimarron Review.

venerdì 18 marzo 2011

The Templars: The Dramatic History of the Knights Templar, the Most Powerful Military Order of the Crusades

In 1099, the city of Jerusalem, a possession of the Islamic caliphate for over four hundred years, fell to an army of Christian knights intent on liberating the city from Islamic rule. From the ranks of these holy warriors emerged an order of monks trained in both scripture and the military arts: the Knights of the Temple of Solomon, called the Templars.
In this engrossing chronicle, spanning three centuries, Piers Paul Read tells the bloody story of the Templars’ rise to political and financial power throughout Europe and the Holy Land, their catastrophic fall, and their far-reaching legacy. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, Read blends historical authority with novelistic excitement to create a comprehensive history of the vaunted and feared warriors whose remarkable order still captures our imaginations today.

The Templars: The Dramatic History of the Knights Templar, the Most Powerful Military Order of the Crusades by Paul Read Piers (St. Martin's Griffin)

giovedì 17 marzo 2011

Perdurabo, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Life of Aleister Crowley (North Atlantic Books)

The name “Aleister Crowley” instantly conjures visions of diabolic ceremonies and orgiastic indulgences—and while the sardonic Crowley would perhaps be the last to challenge such a view, he was also much more than “the Beast,” as this authoritative biography shows. Perdurabo (the magical name Crowley chose when inducted into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn) traces Crowley’s remarkable journey from his birth as the only son of a wealthy lay preacher to his death in a boarding house as the world’s foremost authority on magick. Along the way, he rebels against his conservative religious upbringing; befriends famous artists, writers, and philosophers (and becomes a poet himself ); is attacked for his practice of “the black arts”; and teaches that science and magick can work together. While seeking to spread his infamous philosophy of “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” Crowley becomes one of the most notorious figures of his day. Based on Richard Kaczynski’s twenty years of research, and including previously unpublished biographical details, Perdurabo paints a memorable portrait of the man who inspired the counterculture and influenced generations of artists, punks, wiccans, and other denizens of the demimonde.

Charles Manson Now by Marlin Marynick (Cogito Media Group)

In November 1970, Charles Manson was sentenced to death for the horrifying and cold-blooded murders of seven people near Los Angeles. His sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment after California abolished its death penalty. At Manson's trial, lead prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi spun the story of a demonic cult leader who hypnotized people to commit murder. He published his theory in Helter Skelter, the bestselling true crime book of all time.

When author Marlin Marynick was eight years old, he discovered a beat up copy of Helter Skelter. The book’s portrayal of Charles Manson as an icon of unbridled evil haunted Marynick for years, well into his career as a psychiatric nurse. So when a chance conversation with a man selling Manson memorabilia on the Internet facilitated a connection to Manson himself, Marynick went along for the ride. This happenstance journey introduced Marynick to Manson’s closest confidants, eager to share Manson’s story, his talent, his passion, and his philosophy. The adventure crescendoed through Marynick’s phone conversations with Manson and ultimately culminated when the two met behind the tightly locked doors of California's Corcoran State Prison.

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mercoledì 16 marzo 2011

"Umbrella Girls": the phenomenon of Carnival 2011

March 2011: This year, coincidentally the last day of Carnival 2011 (Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday) is the same day as International Women's Day. The International Women's Day is an occasion to reflect on the status of women, which unfortunately is not the same in every country in the world. Moving from West to East, from North to South, the way in which women live and aretreated is an important indicator of the level of equality and liberty that has reached the civil society. Worldwide Mardi Gras is synonymous of masquerade parties, jokes and celebrations that went on until morning. This year, also because of the proximity of the inauguration of the Moto GP Grand Prix of Qatar, to be held March 20 next, the "Umbrella Girls" of Alessio Sundas were always like protagonist and, for the first time, true and object of masking the part of many girls. From Venice to Rome from Milan to Florence, the place of the most exclusive parties were being targeted by young men and women in this unpublished dress carnival. Outside of a several clubs some girls were noted with the umbrella, even in cities where it was not raining at all: if the girl was at the side of a guy dressed as a biker with helmet then the explanation was simple: to dress up like "Umbrella Girls" was one hundred percent successful. The girls and boys from all over the world are alerted when the next year will have to choose which costume to wear, will focus on the safe side with an original and “cool” idea. This can only be a source of pride and satisfaction, while for those who have made sure that the 'umbrella' and entered the paddock were cleared by the full imagination of all, that is Alessio Sundas, inventor of the "Umbrella Girls" .

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martedì 15 marzo 2011

The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy: And How to End It (Associated Publishers Group)

David Icke is the world's best-know writer and researcher into the "global conspiracy" in which a network of interbreeding families going back to the ancient world are manipulating events to impose a centrally-controlled Orwellian global state. His latest book is an extraordinary and unique compilation of his 20 years of research in more than 40 countries, as he connects the dots between apparently unconnected people, events and subjects to show how everything fits together -- and to what end.

The Islamic Cartography of the Mediterranean by Piri Reis (Capone ed.)

The Islamic Cartography of the Mediterranean has never been studied on its whole complex, even though many qualified essays and articles have been published, in particular on single maps and on the atlases compiled by Piri Reis, the 16th c. admiral of the Ottoman fleet, who was the author of two versions of the Kitab-ï Bahriyye [The Book of the Sea], which was copied extensively in the 17th century. This book, closely derived from Italian isolari, was directed to the mariner in its first version, to the collector and book amateur in its second version: hence the success of the many manuscripts, tens of which are still extant.
The analysis of the Islamic cartography goes from Tolomeus’ Geography, the maps of Ibn Idrisi and the extant Middle-age charts to the work by Piri Reis and his followers such as Nasuh Matrakçi, Seyyid Nuh, Katib Çelebi, and the so-called Hümayun’s and ‘Ali Macar’s atlases. Much space has been devoted to the descriptions of the maps by Piri Reis: coasts, ports, isles of Italy, France, Spain, the Maghreb countries, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, and the main isles in the Mediterranean.


lunedì 14 marzo 2011

Heal the World: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Personal and Planetary Transformation (Gateway)

This is the man I've been waiting for, for many years" Sir George Trevelyan The Earth is in crisis. Clearly, humanity has lost touch with Nature. We are, every second, committing appalling damage to the environment, to ourselves, to other species and to the planet home we share. The answers to environmental decline will not come by trying to persuade politicians and industrialists that urgent and fundamental changes are required. They are motivated by the need to get elected and by self-interest. Neither scientists nor the church seem to know what needs to be done either. What can WE do to heal the world? Former television personality turned world visionary, David Icke gives positive suggestions about how to discover our path and recognise that we are part of a larger consciousness, connecting with others and learning how to heal the Earth. He says we have to begin at home.

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Spiral written by Paul McEuen (Random House)

In this riveting debut thriller by one of the leading researchers in nanoscience, the race is on to stop the devastating proliferation of the ultimate bioweapon. When Nobel laureate Liam Connor is found dead at the bottom of one of Ithaca, New York’s famous gorges, his research collaborator, Cornell professor of nanoscience Jake Sterling, refuses to believe it was suicide. Why would one of the world’s most eminent biologists, a eighty-six-year old man in good health who survived some of the darkest days of the Second World War, have chosen to throw himself off a bridge? And who was the mysterious woman caught on camera at the scene? Soon it becomes clear that a cache of supersophisticated nanorobots—each the size of a spider—has disappeared from the dead man’s laboratory. Stunned by grief, Jake, Liam’s granddaughter, Maggie, and Maggie’s nine-year-old son, Dylan, try to put the pieces together. They uncover ingeniously coded messages Liam left behind pointing toward a devastating secret he gleaned off the shores of war-ravaged Japan and carried for more than sixty years.

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Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol (Doubleday Books)

In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling -- a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths . . . all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.
As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object -- artfully encoded with five symbols -- is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation . . . one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.
When Langdon's beloved mentor, Peter Solomon -- a prominent Mason and philanthropist -- is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly plunged into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations -- all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.
As the world discovered in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown's novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes. In this new novel, he again challenges readers with an intelligent, lightning-paced story that offers surprises at every turn. The Lost Symbol is exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for . . . his most thrilling novel yet.

Dan Brown, Angels & Demons (Atria Books)

An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first assignment to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol - seared into the chest of a murdered physicist - he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy - the Catholic Church. Langdon's worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican's holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival. Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation. Critics have praised the exhilarating blend of relentless adventure, scholarly intrigue, and cutting wit found in Brown's remarkable thrillers featuring Robert Langdon. An explosive international suspense, "Angels &Demons" marks this hero's first adventure as it careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war.

Dan Brown, Deception Point (Pocket Books)

"A shocking scientific discovery. A conspiracy of staggering brilliance. A thriller unlike any you've ever read....".
When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory - a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery -- a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy. But before she can warn the president, Rachel and Michael are ambushed by a team of assassins. Fleeing for their lives across a desolate and lethal landscape, their only hope for survival is to discover who is behind this masterful plot. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all.

Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code ( Doubleday Books)

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever.
THE DA VINCI CODE heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightning-paced, intelligent thriller...utterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusion.

Critic's Choice Royal - Academy of Arts, London

As part of the lecture series 'Critic's Choice: London's Most Important Building', author Will Self has proposed the Stockwell Bus Garage designed by Adie, Button and Partners, with the engineer A E Beer for its revolutionary, beautiful and highly utilitarian form. When constructed in 1952 it was the largest area enclosed by a single roof in Europe.

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Andre' Butzer

Carbon 12, in association with the prestigious Max Hetzler gallery, proudly presents the art of André Butzer in his first major solo exhibition in the Middle East. Potato Chips, Coke and Medicine. Fanta and Sprite, long-life milk, Micky and Donald. At first glance Butzer's exhibition titles have a distinct pop feeling, a certain lightness. Works named 'Blue Smurfs', 'Entombment of Winnie the Pooh' or 'Favorite Painting of Paul Cezanne' suggest absurd and conceptual, even grotesque directions. But it is much more than that: 'Science-Fiction Expressionism', as Butzer himself calls his unique, demanding style. The founder of the legendary art academy 'Isotrop' and co-editor of the magazine of the same name doesn't seem to be concerned with genres, classifications or trends. His paintings oscillate between abstraction and figuration, enchanted with bright colors and executed with expressive brush strokes.

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The Vampire Diaries. The Return: Midnight

The devil you know . . .
With the help of charming and devious Damon, Elena rescued her vampire love, Stefan, from the depths of the Dark Dimension. But neither brother returned unscathed.
Stefan is weak from his long imprisonment and needs more blood than Elena alone can give him, while a strange magic has turned Damon into a "human." Savage and desperate, Damon will do "anything" to become a vampire again--even travel back to hell. But what will happen when he accidentally takes Bonnie with him?
Stefan and Elena hurry to rescue their innocent friend from the Dark Dimension, leaving Matt and Meredith to save their hometown from the dangerous spirits that have taken hold of Fell's Church. One by one, children are succumbing to demonic designs. But Matt and Meredith soon discover that the source of the evil is darker--and closer--than they ever could have imagined. . .

The Vampire Diaries. The Return: Midnight (Smith, L. J.)
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Who invented the “Umbrella Girls”?

The “Umbrella Girls” have an history, their history, it’s an Italian history. In 1982, Alessio Sundas creates a legend of pop culture and outright seduction with a red thread tied to the sports world and engines. It was 1982 and Alessio Sundas was organizing the cast of “The Look of the Year” in Chianciano Terme. Suddenly a storm began. The models are forced to take an umbrella. It took those photos of girls in bikinis, and immediately became myth going around the world next to the MotoGP rider. In these days has seen the light of the Umbrella Girls Calendar 2011. The beautiful girl with an umbrella that we see in the competitions of national and international MotoGP and SuperBike, have a purpose in their mission: to protect competitors before and after departure. The calendar was created by photographer Pierre Raffaelli, a native of Forli specializing in portraits of people, who for years produces images for advertising. The basic requirements of “Umbrella Girls” are: beauty & charm. But fundamentally, the “Umbrella Girl” Alessio Sundas, express their femininity with exuberant and winning body, short and clothes that transform them into Betty Poop or seductive pin-up, but always marked by the professionalism and support of a management team that communicates the special features. These days fibrillation increases for the approach of the 2011 MotoGP, there are several motorcycle manufacturers who understand the crucial role of ‘umbrella’. The “Umbrella Girls” are ready, lined up in pole position for this 2011, which promises to be one of the most exciting in recent years, just think of entering the award-winning team Ducati and Valentino Rossi to the expectations of redemption of all other competitors.