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The New Beauty
In recent years, the beauty industry has shifted the conversation towards the individual in a way it hasn't done before. While people, and women in particular, ...
In recent years, the beauty industry has shifted the conversation towards the individual in a way it hasn't done before. While people, and women in particular, have historically been enticed into this industry to achieve rather rigid ideals set by society, the current conversations brands and consumers are establishing embrace individuality and celebrate identity. From using makeup as a means to challenge gender, to the link between hairstyling and community-building, or the rituals of skincare as a form of self-care, we are rediscovering beauty as a way of defining who we are and what we value. Modern Beauty explores this shift from historical, scientific and journalistic perspectives, in a title that will not only appeal to industry insiders, but also to all those readers with an interest in feeling well in their own skin - and letting the world know. What to expect: - A contemporary look at the universe of beauty, as told by New York Times wellness and beauty writer Kari Molvar. - A relevant insight for those linked to the beauty industry, which is in a moment of transformation, as concepts such as wellness, feminism and inclusivity become equally important. - An exploration that goes beyond the superficial and presents beauty from historical, scientific and journalistic perspectives.
Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm
Publication Date: 11-05-2021
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
Pucci - Updated Edition
Emilio Pucci had a passion for women, a visionary sense of style, and an eye for color and design. With these talents, he created a fashion house unlike any oth...
Emilio Pucci had a passion for women, a visionary sense of style, and an eye for color and design. With these talents, he created a fashion house unlike any other. By the early '50s, his boutique on the isle of Capri was catering to wealthy sophisticates, heiresses, and movie stars buying his "Capri pants," silk scarves, and lightweight separates. By the end of the decade, Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe were wearing his dresses, and by the mid-'60s, the label was synonymous with the gilded lifestyle of an international jetset. The Pucci story is a modern epic with its roots in renaissance Italy: the brand's founder, the Marchese Emilio Pucci di Barsento, was a charismatic aristocrat whose lineage extends back to the 15th century. It is a story of evolution: a family company that grew from one tiny store to an international brand. And finally, it is a tale of innovation: Pucci was one of the first brands to bear a logo, and a pioneer of diversification into interiors, athletic wear, and accessories. It introduced free-moving, lightweight fabrics, pop-art prints, and a new color palette into womenswear, and constantly pushed fabric and printing technologies. Featuring hundreds of photographs, drawings, and candid shots from the archive of the Emilio Pucci Foundation, this XL tome captures the breathtaking elegance and drama of a unique brand. Vanessa Friedman's text places Emilio's achievements in the context of fashion history and provides insight into the remarkable Pucci dynasty. Each book is uniquely bound with one of a selection of original print fabrics from Emilio Pucci's collection and will be delivered with one of the stunning fabrics available.
Dimensions: 360 x 360 mm
Publication Date: 12-03-2021
Designing a Fashion Collection
Creating a capsule collection - a fashion collection based on one single design concept - is a process that requires much thought and organization, with differe...
Creating a capsule collection - a fashion collection based on one single design concept - is a process that requires much thought and organization, with different steps to be considered. Firstly, it is necessary to find a concept: one single theme that structures the designs of that collection and from which the creations are developed. The next step is to design a moodboard, an inspirational collage formed by images, text and samples of materials prior to the design of the collection, which then leads to the initial sketches using the illustration technique of one's choosing. Through these 16 tutorials the reader will learn the necessary elements that any process should have when designing a collection and how it should be presented in a portfolio. The techniques used in the book range from watercolour to collage, as well as digital tools. This is a book from which aspiring fashion designers will be able to draw the inspiration and skills needed to launch their own collection.
Dimensions: 195 x 285 mm
Publication Date: 02-02-2021
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
Domus 1930s Bibliotheca Universalis
Offering an unrivaled record of architecture and design, the “living diary” of domus was founded by Gio Ponti in 1928. Through the years and decades that fo...
Offering an unrivaled record of architecture and design, the “living diary” of domus was founded by Gio Ponti in 1928. Through the years and decades that followed, the journal charted the major themes and movements of industrial, interior, product, and structural design with an eye for creative excellence as much as editorial rigor. This fresh reprint features domus’s coverage from the transformative years between 1928 and 1939. It is an era famed for the emergence of the International Style when the likes of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Alvar Aalto, and Richard Neutra channeled modernist ideals into rectilinear forms, restrained surfaces, and open, luminous interiors. The domus coverage of this decisive decade spanned the details and the grand designs. From soaring steel skyscrapers to tubular furniture, its coverage is a definitive record of how light, form, and pared-down aesthetics combined in the pursuit of an honest and utilitarian form for the modern and rapidly industrializing age. Domus Distilled -Seven volumes spanning 1928 to 1999 -Over 6,000 pages featuring influential projects by the most important designers and architects -Original layouts and all covers, with captions providing navigation and context -New introductory essays by renowned architects and designers -Each edition comes with an appendix featuring texts translated into English, many of which were previously only available in Italian -A comprehensive index in each volume listing both designers’ and manufacturers’ names
Dimensions: 140 x 195 mm
Publication Date: 29-11-2017
The World of Ornament Bibliotheca Universalis
Discover a world of decorative ideas with this compendium of history’s most elegant patterns and ornamental designs.The World of Ornament brings together the ...
Discover a world of decorative ideas with this compendium of history’s most elegant patterns and ornamental designs.The World of Ornament brings together the two greatest encyclopedic collections of ornament of the 19th century: Auguste Racinet’s L’Ornement polychrome Volumes I and II (1875–1888) and Auguste Dupont-Auberville’s L’Ornement des tissus (1877) to provide one lavish source book spanning jewelry, tile, stained glass, illuminated manuscript, textile, and ceramic ornament. Encompassing classical, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Asian and Middle Eastern, as well as European designs from medieval times through the 19th century, this compilation of cultures and aesthetics offers a primary reference for artists, historians, designers, and patternmakers, and anyone engaged in decorative design and impact.
Dimensions: 140 x 195 mm
Publication Date: 13-05-2015
Bauhaus Basic Art Series
In a fleeting fourteen year period, sandwiched between two world wars, Germany’s Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity. With utopian ...
In a fleeting fourteen year period, sandwiched between two world wars, Germany’s Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity. With utopian ideals for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, craftsmanship, and technology to be applied across painting, sculpture, design, architecture, film, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre, and installation. As much an intense personal community as a publicly minded collective, the Bauhaus was first founded by Walter Gropius (1883–1969), and counted Josef and Anni Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl, Marianne Brandt and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe among its members. Between its three successive locations in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, the school fostered charismatic and creative exchange between teachers and students, all varied in their artistic styles and preferences, but united in their idealism and their interest in a “total” work of art across different practices and media. This book celebrates the adventurous innovation of the Bauhaus movement, both as a trailblazer in the development of modernism, and as a paradigm of art education, where an all-encompassing freedom of creative expression and cutting-edge ideas led to functional and beautiful creations. The author Magdalena Droste studied art history and literature in Aachen and Marburg. From 1980 she worked at the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, after which she worked as a professor of art history at the BTU Cottbus. She has been responsible for numerous exhibitions and publications across all Bauhaus themes and artists.
Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm
Publication Date: 16-09-2015
Captivate : Fashion Photography From the 1990s
The nineties are back! Fashion icon Claudia Schiffer takes readers on a personal journey through the golden age of the global supermodel. This richly illustrate...
The nineties are back! Fashion icon Claudia Schiffer takes readers on a personal journey through the golden age of the global supermodel. This richly illustrated book accompanies the first ever exhibition curated by Claudia Schiffer, who brings together the legendary fashion photographers, designers and supermodels, whose visions captivated fashion’s most illustrious decade. In the nineties fashion became elevated into a total work of art. This stunning book draws on a rich panorama of amazing characters and places, which made the decade so memorable. Spectacular images by legendary photographers are shown alongside unseen material from Schiffer’s private archive. Arthur Elgort’s extravagant compositions are shown next to Corinne Day’s intimate and immediate style; Ellen von Unwerth’s playful, sexy, humorous, and exuberant photographs meet Herb Ritts’ sculptural, perfectly composed works; Juergen Teller’s provocative photographs contrast with Karl Lagerfeld’s elegant and timeless images; and many other iconic photographers are featured. Insightful essays by the fashion industry’s leading lights reveal the secrets of a decade, which continues to have a strong influence on the fashion culture of today.
Dimensions: 270 x 360 mm
Publication Date: 09-10-2021
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
The planet has reached a critical point and it is up to us all to innovate and drive change in all aspects of life, including how we design, produce and purchas...
The planet has reached a critical point and it is up to us all to innovate and drive change in all aspects of life, including how we design, produce and purchase our clothing. The fashion industry and its procedures are changing rapidly thanks to the visionary mindset of innovators, the renewal of industrial processes, and a reconsideration of existing values. More and more customers are demanding the clothes they buy to be socially and environmentally aware: no child labour, minimal ecological impact, and safe working conditions are the basis of the sustainable values that customers are expecting from fashion companies. This book provides all the necessary insight for designers, fashion companies, retailers, and consumers that want to become more sustainable. It includes a comprehensive overview of the current actions taken by pioneering designers and brands, and how they are integrating basic sustainable principles, as well as eco- friendly and repurposed materials, to create a new generation of fashion products, including information on different fabric types, alternative production methods, and practical care advice for garments.
Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm
Publication Date: 31-03-2021
Virgil Abloh Nike Icons
Bringing together all the greats—from Air Jordan 1 to Air Presto—Nike and Virgil Abloh reinvent sneaker culture with the collaborative project The Ten and r...
Bringing together all the greats—from Air Jordan 1 to Air Presto—Nike and Virgil Abloh reinvent sneaker culture with the collaborative project The Ten and redesign 10 sneaker icons. Experience engineering ingenuity and Abloh’s investigative design process: each shoe is a piece of industrial design, a readymade sculpture, and a wearable all at once.
Dimensions: 255 x 297 mm
Publication Date: 21-04-2021
Peter Lindbergh - Azzedine Alaia
Peter Lindbergh and Azzedine Alaïa, the photographer and the couturier, were united by their love of black, a love that they would cultivate alike in silver pr...
Peter Lindbergh and Azzedine Alaïa, the photographer and the couturier, were united by their love of black, a love that they would cultivate alike in silver print and solid color garments. Accompanying the exhibition Azzedine Alaïa, Peter Lindbergh at the Fondation Azzedine Alaïa in Paris, this book celebrates their artistic partnership.
Dimensions: 240 x 327 mm
Publication Date: 28-03-2021
DUE > 30th Jun 2021