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Banksters : The Stolen Trillions
A revealing and controversial expose of international white-collar crime. Alexander Lebedev continues his investigation of 'banksters' (gangster-bankers) scams...
A revealing and controversial expose of international white-collar crime. Alexander Lebedev continues his investigation of 'banksters' (gangster-bankers) scams which he started in his autobiographical book, Hunt the Banker. Each chapter examines a different sophisticated fraudulent scheme whereby stolen billions are laundered in offshore tax havens and deposited in secret accounts with the major UK and US banks, invested in shares of blue-chip companies, and converted into mansions, yachts, private jets, works of art and luxury goods. The topics covered include the cheating of their customers by supposedly respectable financial institutions in Europe and America, their complicity in laundering illegal proceeds of corrupt officials from all over the world, the financial pyramid schemes of Bernie Madoff and other mega-fraudsters, and black holes in the charity universe. Lebedev investigates the phenomenon of the symbiosis of 'dirty money' and the latest information technologies of the blockchain, which threatens the global financial system with a cryptocurrency apocalypse, and he describes the degradation of political elites inebriated by biased mainstream media and fake news stories.
Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm
Publication Date: 10-09-2020
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
The Monocle Guide to Shops Kiosks and Markets
Monocle’s latest book unpacks what makes a perfect shopping experience and offers tips on how to launch, design and run your own store. A must-have guide. Th...
Monocle’s latest book unpacks what makes a perfect shopping experience and offers tips on how to launch, design and run your own store. A must-have guide. The world of retail has never been so challenged thanks to a mix of e-commerce, unimaginative brand owners and greedy landlords. Yet while many stores have stumbled, a new generation of storekeepers and department store owners is arising. Is this the dawn of a new, independent age of bricks and mortar retail? Since launch the retail world has been one of the pillars of Monocle’s editorial coverage. On their travels around the world, the magazine’s editors are constantly looking for well-designed fit-outs, the people setting new benchmarks in service and the stores offering the smartest product mix. At the heart of all this is an understanding that a memorable shopping experience relies on a delicate balance of an inviting space, a warm welcome and a sense of discovery (not to mention covetable products)―but an understanding, too, that shops and shopkeepers play an indispensable role in creating lively neighbourhoods and vibrant high streets. This new book from Monocle reveals the global media brand’s 100 favourite shops worldwide, from the independent fashion boutique to the department store that takes up a city block. It also offers a few top tips and advice on how to launch and run your own retail venture, as well as a collection of sharp essays and snappy interviews. The Monocle Guide to Shops, Kiosks and Markets is a handbook for any aspiring shopkeeper, stocking a wealth of insight and inspiration.
Dimensions: 180 x 235 mm
Publication Date: 30-04-2019
Walter Knoll : The Furniture Brand of Modernity
Walter Knoll is widely regarded as the furniture brand of modernity with an iconographic lineage of avant-garde and classic pieces Walter Knoll furniture has ...
Walter Knoll is widely regarded as the furniture brand of modernity with an iconographic lineage of avant-garde and classic pieces Walter Knoll furniture has defined eras and has had an enduring influence on design and lifestyle This book reveals the complete history of this remarkable company with rich illustrations and exciting texts by bestselling author, Bernd Polster A vivid company biography of leading furniture manufacturer Walter Knoll based on its formative figures Wilhelm, Hans, and Walter Knoll, and most recently, Markus Benz. Walter Knoll, the book, charts the more than one-and-a-half-century-old history of this remarkable furniture dynasty, tracing the evolution of its designs in relation to key cultural and historical developments. When the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles was recently bought by the Federal Republic of Germany and transformed into a representative “transatlantic meeting place,” it was Walter Knoll furnishings that defined its interior design and showcased German creativity and economic-cultural performance. Based in Herrenberg, near Stuttgart, the more than 150-year-old furniture business is one of the most successful furniture companies of the modern era and a global leader in the high-end furnishings segment. Walter Knoll’s impressively long history dates back to Wilhelm Knoll, the founding father of the Knoll dynasty, who first set up a leather shop in Stuttgart in 1865. Knoll rose from being a tanner and merchant to the court purveyor to the House of Württemberg. When his sons, Willy and Walter, took over the company in 1907, they began producing seating—introducing the first club armchair to Germany and becoming the industry’s first exporter. Their advances marked a revolution in upholstered furniture. After founding his own company in the 1920s, Walter Knoll was a breakout sensation in the avant-garde interior design world with a landmark exhibition at the Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, under the direction of Mies van der Rohe, in 1927. His son, Hans Knoll, went to the U.S. in the 1930s and himself founded his own company, Knoll Inc., and with it, re-wrote design history. In 1993, Markus Benz, the son of Rolf Benz, joined the Knoll ranks, continuing the successful cooperation with internationally-renowned architects and designers. This fascinating company story shows how the Stuttgart area, one of the strongest economic regions in the world, was also a wellspring of modern design and culture.
Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm
Publication Date: 26-04-2019
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.
Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm
Publication Date: 22-03-2019
Playing The Game The History of Adidas
Founded in a small town in Bavaria, Germany, the adidas brand has, for nearly a century, been outfitting international sports stars and pop culture icons such a...
Founded in a small town in Bavaria, Germany, the adidas brand has, for nearly a century, been outfitting international sports stars and pop culture icons such as David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane, and Run-DMC as well as everyday men, women, and children across the globe. The story of this evolution—illustrated with numerous historic photographs—is entwined with history, corporate trends, and the emergence of sports as a major factor in the world economy. Starting with the beginnings of the original Dassler brothers’ company in the time of the Weimar Republic and National Socialism, this book reveals the first academically-based look at the history of the family and the adidas company which was officially founded in 1949 after the brothers' separation. Using a worldwide range of sources, the authors also examine brand strategies and globalization since the 1960s. Since its beginnings, the name 'adidas' has been shrouded in legend and, in this special look at the rise of a global company, readers will learn the true story behind the brand.
Dimensions: 230 x 250 mm
Publication Date: 20-12-2018
Books about advertising are, more often than not, supposed to act as sources of inspiration. Copy Paste daringly takes the opposite tack. It is not that the ho...
Books about advertising are, more often than not, supposed to act as sources of inspiration. Copy Paste daringly takes the opposite tack. It is not that the hoards of adverts compiled here are lacking in artistic merit. Au Contraire! The showcased advertisements have been presented at major industry conferences and have won prestigious awards. Another common trait among the campaigns that Copy Paste presents is that all of them are reproductions. Whether that is the result of deliberate plagiarism or unlucky coincidence remains an open question. Copy Paste provides the images and allows the reader to make the judgment call. A visual lesson in originality: selected campaigns possess unique hashtags that allow readers to interact with Joe la Pompe’s extensive research, cast their opinion online, and make their own judgements. Copy Paste, Joe la Pompe’s third book, campaigns for more creativity. Through over six hundred ad campaigns featuring under three hundred original concepts, the volume begs the question: coincidence, phenomenon, or shameless plagiarism? To decide, you will have to read it – at least twice.
Dimensions: 230 x 300 x 23 mm
Publication Date: 23-06-2016
New Signage Design
This book is a selection of projects from across the world in which the graphic signage system stands out not only for its meticulous form but its unmistakable ...
This book is a selection of projects from across the world in which the graphic signage system stands out not only for its meticulous form but its unmistakable illustrative function. Public spaces where a large number of people need to find their way such as auditoriums, airports, museums, hotels, shopping centers and offices require a good orientation system to handle and facilitate the circulation of these people, in addition to ensuring easy accessibility. Signage must achieve this objective to ensure the result is effective, intelligible to everyone and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. Matters such as scale, volume, position, colors and materials used to build the signage will be determined by the type of equipment or office while graphic communication elements will reflect and be adapted to the client’s identity. Symbols, fonts, pictograms, arrows, optical effects and other resources are used here in a multitude of surprising, suggestive and varied ways that will not fail to grab readers’ attention, presenting them with an extensive range of ideas in which to find inspiration.
Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm
Publication Date: 29-11-2018
DUE > 28th Feb 2019
Color Now : Color Combinations For Commercial Design
Color plays a significant role in design. It can make a design work more impressive, appealing and distinctive. For designers, it means the basic skill in combi...
Color plays a significant role in design. It can make a design work more impressive, appealing and distinctive. For designers, it means the basic skill in combining colors. This book includes basic color theories that help readers gain a better understanding of color. It also delves into the psychology of color, along with color associations and applications in commercial designs. Featuring referential color schemes and creative projects with color codes as well as color talk, this is an essential manual of great practicality and inspiration.
Dimensions: 230 x 300 mm
Publication Date: 31-07-2018
Upstart! showcases an exciting range of visual identities for start-ups and young businesses. Upstart! presents fresh branding ideas for entrepreneurs and desi...
Upstart! showcases an exciting range of visual identities for start-ups and young businesses. Upstart! presents fresh branding ideas for entrepreneurs and designers. To stand out in a land of consumerist plenty, the new generation of small business entrepreneurs has learned to set high design standards. Poised between playfulness and professionalism, their holistic visual identity concepts become an integral part of their core business. From hemp farmers to local box clubs to eyelash extension services, fresh startups and spin-offs from all sorts of sectors present themselves as inventively and stylesavvily as ever before. Communicating through vivid visual languages that unfold across media applications, they involve the customer in authentic styles and stories. Upstart! explores the contemporary startup scene’s manifold ventures. With a focus on creativity and transformational branding ideas, the compilation covers classic stationery designs, innovative merchandise, interior concepts, and fresh digital applications that have been skillfully orchestrated to leverage business.
Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm
Publication Date: 12-10-2018
The Fruits of Our Labours : Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand (2 volumes)
Rich history of Chinese fruit shops in New Zealand explored in new book Long before supermarkets became a one-stop shop for fresh produce as they are today, lo...
Rich history of Chinese fruit shops in New Zealand explored in new book Long before supermarkets became a one-stop shop for fresh produce as they are today, local fruit and vegetable stores run by Chinese families were a pillar of our communities. The greengrocers and fruiterers in our towns and cities were a family affair; fathers, brothers, sons, mothers, sisters and daughters all working from the early hours to get only the best produce for their shelves. A new two-volume soft cover set of books, The Fruits of Our Labours: Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand, chronicles the lives of these pioneering greengrocers and fruiterers as they carved their place into the country’s rich social and cultural tapestry. The personal anecdotes, historical documents and photos tell the stories of these families as they provided a vital service with a smile to their community and their journeys of growing up Kiwis. That includes the story of Colin Lowe of Norman Lowe Ltd in Whakatane: Being the son of a fruiterer meant you spent most of your spare time after school and in the weekends helping out. As a child I can still remember time spent unfolding unsold newspaper ready for wrapping veges in, unloading empty boxes and stacking them alongside the driveway ready for a carrier to collect them and take them to a market garden, sorting out the broken ones for repairing. These stories bring a unique perspective on New Zealand’s history as they trace the evolution of these shops from the general store-cum-greengrocery of the 1880s through to the fresh fruit and vegetable retailers we know today. It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Chinese in New Zealand through the hard times of the Depression and World War II, the growth and boom times of the 1950s and 60s and the challenge of supermarket giants eating up the competition. Commissioned by the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust, The Fruits of Our Labours was written and researched by Ruth Lam, Beverly Lowe, Helen Wong, Michael Wong, and Carolyn King. Volume 1 (440 pages) presents the stories of Chinese-owned fruit shops from the Dunedin region through to the Wanganui-Taranaki region. Volume 2 (464 pages) presents stories from the Hawke’s Bay region through to the Auckland region. The appendices include a list of all known Chinese fruit shops from the 1880s to the current day, and maps of the Guangdong counties the Chinese fruiterers originated from. Both volumes are fully-illustrated with photos, graphs and statistical tables. The books will be a valuable resource for researchers of Chinese in New Zealand, genealogists, local history, and produce retailing.
Dimensions: 215 x 300 mm
Publication Date: 01-09-2018