Architecture & Design (349)

Echoes of the Future

ISBN: 9783899554137

Publisher: Gestalten

Collective visual memory synthesized in today's graphic design and illustration. Today's young graphic designers and illustrators are increasingly taking their ...


Collective visual memory synthesized in today's graphic design and illustration. Today's young graphic designers and illustrators are increasingly taking their visual cues from classic modernism, letterpress printing, and other design styles of the past and using them in their current work. They are not copying them, but rather, they are synthesizing them to create a new aesthetic that emanates quality, timelessness, and sustainability. It is only when confronted with genuine examples from the past that one realizes how clearly different the contemporary work is. Echoes of the Future presents the further evolution of this style trend. The book features recent graphic design and illustration that is deliberately created with a limited palette of forms and colors, which makes the work seem older than it is. The aspiration to visual longevity contrasts sharply with the rapidly shifting styles of previous years that seemed out-of-date almost immediately. Especially in these times of economic uncertainty, more and more brands, products, and businesses are using designs that promote the impression of stability. Echoes of the Future is a stunning compilation of outstanding work inspired by a collective visual memory that is as contemporary as it is timeless.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 240 x 280 x 16 mm


$47.50
Houses & Materials

ISBN: 9788415829324

Publisher: Monsa

This book explores basic building materials can be used in exciting and creating ways. This richly illustrated volume provides architects and designer with a su...


This book explores basic building materials can be used in exciting and creating ways. This richly illustrated volume provides architects and designer with a superb source of inspiration and ideas. Exploring a wide variety of projects from around the world - from the Isle of Skye to Tokyo, it showcases how the five basic building materials - wood, stone, concrete, metal, glass - can be used in novel and exciting ways to create buildings that are not only stylish, but practical, and environmentally friendly.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 220 x 240 x 12 mm


$39.99 $14.99
Collage

ISBN: 9788415829287

Publisher: Monsa

From photomontage to digital collage, this is a superb visual celebration of the art of collage. Collage is an artistic technique where works are made from an a...


From photomontage to digital collage, this is a superb visual celebration of the art of collage. Collage is an artistic technique where works are made from an assemblage of different forms - anything from photographs to newspaper, found objects to other artworks - to create a whole new work. Although its origins can be traced back hundreds of years, the technique became popular during the 20th century when artists such as Pablo Picasso began using it to added layers of complexity to their works. It has continued to grow in popularity as an art form, especially as the rise in use digital tools has brought it to the attention of a whole new generation of artists. Collage: Illustrations Cut & Paste brings together the most exciting and innovative works from some of the most talented artists using the technique today.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 255 x 215 x 17 mm


$79.99 $29.99
Ultimate Logos Designers

ISBN: 9788415829836

Publisher: Monsa

Logos form an essential part of brand identity - the allow people to quickly and easily identify and connect with a brand, its products and service. But logos n...


Logos form an essential part of brand identity - the allow people to quickly and easily identify and connect with a brand, its products and service. But logos need to be more than just eye-catching, they also need to complement the values and ideals of the company/brand they represent. This volume brings together designers and design firms from around the world, and showcases how they have overcome the challenges of logo design to create truly outstanding works that speak to both consumers and business.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 21-05-2015


$49.99 $19.99
Needle Work

ISBN: 9788415829768

Publisher: Monsa

Needle Work: Stitched Illustrations is a lavishly illustrated volume that explores the growing trend in textile-based art and illustration. The works of each fe...


Needle Work: Stitched Illustrations is a lavishly illustrated volume that explores the growing trend in textile-based art and illustration. The works of each featured artist are showcased with full-page illustrations, alongside a brief biography that examines their work, inspiration, and artistic vision.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 x 19 mm


Publication Date: 21-05-2015


$69.99 $24.99
Flat Illustration

ISBN: 9788415829898

Publisher: Monsa

Flat Illustration describes minimalist design that emphasizes usability. It features clean, open space, crisp edges, bright colours and two-dimensional (flat) i...


Flat Illustration describes minimalist design that emphasizes usability. It features clean, open space, crisp edges, bright colours and two-dimensional (flat) illustrations, and takes advantage of a simplified style illustration, where ornamental elements are viewed as unnecessary.Flat Illustration showcases works from great artists such as Dario Genuardi, Mariadiamantes, Miguel Camacho and groovisions. Also included is a brief biography of each featured designers and high resolution images of their final works.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 x 19 mm


$69.99 $24.99
Facades - A Visual Compendium of Modern Architectural Styles

ISBN: 9783791385174

Author: Oscar Riera Oueda    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This fascinating sourcebook presents the most remarkable, beautiful, and innovative building façades in contemporary architecture. A building’s façade sets ...


This fascinating sourcebook presents the most remarkable, beautiful, and innovative building façades in contemporary architecture. A building’s façade sets the aesthetic tone for its entire design while serving a variety of functions, from regulating light and protecting against the elements to providing insulation for temperature and sound. This absorbing book details hundreds of examples of interesting and progressive façades from around the world. Presented in colorful double-page spreads, each façade is photographed from different angles and includes engaging texts that describe their significance. Readers can learn how traditional mashrabiyas in Abu Dhabi are being engineered to respond to light and to regulate heat, how a hospital in Mexico City has been constructed with “smog-eating” tiles, and how a “bio-adaptive” façade in Germany uses algae to generate energy and provide shade. Informative and accessible, this compendium is a highly useful resource for architects, engineers, and designers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 448


Dimensions: 185 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$110.00
Wooden Houses In Pure Nature

ISBN: 9788417557003

Publisher: Monsa

The new criteria for sustainable housing planning benefit from an inexhaustible source of ideas based on wood due to its versatility. The variety of finishes an...


The new criteria for sustainable housing planning benefit from an inexhaustible source of ideas based on wood due to its versatility. The variety of finishes and the fact that it is easy to recycle, facilitate the construction of masterful designs in places with extreme climates, mountain slopes, rocky terrains or cliffs by the sea.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 22-03-2019


$49.99
Ricardo Bofill - Visions of Architecture

ISBN: 9783899559408

Author: Ricardo Bofill    Publisher: Gestalten

Poetic spaces, surreal structures and dramatic visions. The extraordinary career of Ricardo Bofill is collected in this monograph, which reveals his inspiring a...


Poetic spaces, surreal structures and dramatic visions. The extraordinary career of Ricardo Bofill is collected in this monograph, which reveals his inspiring approach to architecture, and to life. Ricardo Bofill is one of the 20th century's most unique architects and radical visionaries. With his Taller de Arquitectura he built spaces for everyday life with otherworldly aesthetics, that have been elevated to -iconic status in countless films and images. His visions for urban and communal life -challenged preconceived notions of shared space and proposed alternative styles of living. This monograph explores his revolutionary approach by profiling his greatest projects. Spectacular new photography, texts from experts and from Bofill himself are complemented by working drawings and floor plans. At a time when prevailing styles in architecture are becoming ever more homogenous, Bofill's fantastic creations -satisfy a longing for originality, personality and progressive ideals.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 296


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 22-03-2019


$150.00
Delicious Places

ISBN: 9783899559699

Publisher: Gestalten

Contemporary food goes way beyond avocado and quinoa salads. Delicious Places presents the new wave of cafés, restaurants and entrepreneurs that are writing a ...


Contemporary food goes way beyond avocado and quinoa salads. Delicious Places presents the new wave of cafés, restaurants and entrepreneurs that are writing a fresh chapter on culinary culture. Food culture has come a long way. New restaurants, bars and cafés are born out of fresh ideas that, with a clever twist, lead to an -unprecedented culinary experience that -balances location and concept--and ultimately influences a new world of food. Delicious Places collects the examples that execute the business idea in the best possible way. Single-dish restaurants, traditional -pasticcerias, fisherman cooperatives with the freshest produce or high-end restaurants in the mountains. They offer a unique experience that starts the moment you set foot in the door and spans from the interiors to the branding, and behind the scenes to the supply chains and sustainable procedures. Take a seat at the table and feast your senses one by one--the mind will follow.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 22-03-2019


$115.00
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