Autumn Gift Fair 2021 - Design / Architecture / Gift (68)

Designing for Disaster

ISBN: 9780764357848

Author: Boyce Thompson    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials―brick, stone, wood―and timeless design used to be the key to building homes th...


The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials―brick, stone, wood―and timeless design used to be the key to building homes that would last for generations. But a warming planet, coupled with severe weather events, has changed the equation and raised the stakes, sometimes literally. Aimed at homeowners, architects, and builders, this book presents sixteen innovative homes that represent the best of resilient-home practices in four categories―earth, wind, fire, and water. Few local building codes provide adequate protection from the forces of global warming, which will proliferate in this century. These examples illustrate the importance of next-level home design to help resist climate change―the most urgent issue of our time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 205 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2019


$79.99
Do You Read Me?

ISBN: 9783899559941

Author: Marianne Julia Strauss    Publisher: Gestalten

Lose yourself in the pages of this showcase of some of the most beautiful, innovative, and successful bookshops around the world. Bookshops are powerful places ...


Lose yourself in the pages of this showcase of some of the most beautiful, innovative, and successful bookshops around the world. Bookshops are powerful places with the -freedom to deep-dive into their niche, from -cooking to cartoons, architecture to anarchy. - Do you read me? reconsiders the bookshop as a cornerstone of the community, where subcultures have the physical space to thrive. Bookshops are universally recognized as marketplaces of knowledge, curiosity, inspiration, and entertainment. They also promote communication and tolerance across cultures and have become destinations for both local communities and travelers. Within a changing media environment their role has been shifting, leading their overseers to pursue different ways to engage with their customers and build local--and sometimes even regional--support for their businesses. Do you read me? seeks out the most innovative and beautiful bookshops achieving this, sharing their concepts and celebrating book culture in all its glorious forms.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$120.00
The Fly Fisher (2020 ed)

ISBN: 9783899551464

Publisher: Gestalten

Reel the rewards of fly fishing while being surrounded by nature and wildlife. The lure of pristine rivers coupled with the sensation of casting a net into the ...


Reel the rewards of fly fishing while being surrounded by nature and wildlife. The lure of pristine rivers coupled with the sensation of casting a net into the open make fly fishing the perfect balance of outdoor activities. The Fly Fisher is a celebration of both the community and artistry of a sport with an ever-growing global appeal. By showing a new generation of aficionados alongside an established, avid band of global fishers, we take a refreshing overview on the essence of the sport, while showing how to care for nature and connect with the environment. For both curious minds and prolific fishers, this is an updated version of a gestalten favorite. In this definitive look at contemporary fly fishing, we go through gear essentials and knot patterns, and explain the techniques needed to master this pastime. Join us as we explore new fishing spots, introduce new- comers to the sport on a beautiful scale, and exhibit an opulence of stunning new photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2020


$120.00
Kahlo : Basic Art Series

ISBN: 9783836500852

Author: Andrea Kettenmann    Publisher: Taschen

The arresting pictures of Frida Kahlo (1907-54) were in many ways expressions of trauma. Through a near-fatal road accident at the age of 18, failing health, a ...


The arresting pictures of Frida Kahlo (1907-54) were in many ways expressions of trauma. Through a near-fatal road accident at the age of 18, failing health, a turbulent marriage, miscarriage and childlessness, she transformed the afflictions into revolutionary art. In literal or metaphorical self-portraiture, Kahlo looks out at the viewer with an audacious glare, rejecting her destiny as a passive victim and rather intertwining expressions of her experience into a hybrid real-surreal language of living: hair, roots, veins, vines, tendrils and fallopian tubes. Many of her works also explore the Communist political ideals which Kahlo shared with her husband Diego Rivera. The artist described her paintings as "the most sincere and real thing that I could do in order to express what I felt inside and outside of myself." This book introduces the rich body of Kahlo's work to explore her unremitting determination as an artist, and her significance as a painter, feminist icon, and a pioneer of Latin American culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


$33.00
Good For You

ISBN: 9781942549727

Authors: Claire Chitham, Kylie Bailey    Publisher: Di Angelo Publications

Actress Claire Chitham has been free from Crohn’s Disease for 20 years. She tells her story about suffering from a chronic and incurable bowel condition while...


Actress Claire Chitham has been free from Crohn’s Disease for 20 years. She tells her story about suffering from a chronic and incurable bowel condition while starring on national television and shares how she has learned to stay on top of her health and vitality ever since. Together, Claire and journalist Kylie Bailey share their combined knowledge on their GUT + CELLULAR health and offer up 76 different ways you can experiment, taste, trial and learn to grow a better relationship with your own health and vitality.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 243


Publication Date: 31-01-2021


$39.99
Great Escapes Mediterranean. The Hotel Book. 2020 Edition

ISBN: 9783836578097

Author: Angelika Taschen    Publisher: Taschen

The azure-blue Mediterranean restores the body, mind and soul! Discover the most breathtaking destinations and places to dream of in this updated, lavishly illu...


The azure-blue Mediterranean restores the body, mind and soul! Discover the most breathtaking destinations and places to dream of in this updated, lavishly illustrated book: from the cave-like suites at Perivolas, in a majestic position high above the Aegean on Santorini, to the Hôtel Le Corbusier in Marseille, a place of pilgrimage for lovers of architecture. Every hotel is presented with spectacular photos, a short text and essential information such as the address and directions for arriving, as well as tips for books to pack.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 238 x 302 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2020


$140.00
Handmade In Japan

ISBN: 9783899559927

Author: Irwin Wong    Publisher: Gestalten

Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in hand...


Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in handmade, small-batch products is heightening as a response to mass production, Handmade in Japan takes a look inside the workshops of the country’s artisans, revealing their endless pursuit of excellence, and what it means to dedicate one’s life to the stewardship of irreplaceable cultural heritage. International readers with an appreciation for handmade processes using sustainable materials will find inspiration in the exploration of craft ecosystems, such as the harvesting of natural lacquer in Iwate. Likewise, those who admire skill and beauty will enjoy discovering the lengths these makers go to in ensuring every product is perfect.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2020


$135.00
Her Majesty XL Edition

ISBN: 9783836584685

Author: Reuel Golden    Publisher: Taschen

Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has carried out her duty for more than six decades. TASCHEN celebrates h...


Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has carried out her duty for more than six decades. TASCHEN celebrates her remarkable royal story with a new edition of Her Majesty, a definitive photographic collection of her public and private life. Brimming with history, tradition, glamour, and culture, the book spans the Queen's early years right through to her most recent state tours and ceremonies. Along the way, we trace her coming of age during World War II; her marriage, motherhood, and coronation; her encounters with such icons of their age as the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, and JFK; and her extensive international travels. We visit the spectacular royal palaces and enjoy the infectious celebration of royal weddings and jubilees. We witness the elegance of official portraits, and the tenderness and humor of informal and family moments. As much a showcase of top photographers as a royal celebration, Her Majesty includes the work of such luminaries as Cecil Beaton, Studio Lisa, Dorothy Wilding, Karsh, Lord Snowdon, David Bailey, Patrick Lichfield, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rankin, and Annie Leibovitz.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 368


Dimensions: 250 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$160.00
HideOut

ISBN: 9788417557157

Publisher: Monsa

Cabins have become one of the favourite hiding places for people looking for a perfect place to rest and connect with nature. Environmentally friendly homes, cu...


Cabins have become one of the favourite hiding places for people looking for a perfect place to rest and connect with nature. Environmentally friendly homes, cutting-edge sustainable architecture that have ecological solutions and a low environmental impact. Buildings with smart and compact design, in which the spaces are open and shared, connected to each other and to the environment.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$49.99
Homes For Our Time - Contemporary Houses around the World : 40th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9783836581912

Author: Philip Jodidio    Publisher: Taschen

Across small cottages and lavish villas, beach houses and forest refuges, discover the world's finest crop of new homes. This cutting-edge global digest feature...


Across small cottages and lavish villas, beach houses and forest refuges, discover the world's finest crop of new homes. This cutting-edge global digest features such talents as Shigeru Ban and Marcio Kogan alongside up-and-coming names like Aires Mateus, Xu Fu-Min, Vo Trong Nghia, Desai Chia, and Shunri Nishizawa. Here, there are homes in Australia and New Zealand, from China and Vietnam, in the United States and Mexico, and on to less expected places like Ecuador and Costa Rica. The result is a sweeping survey of the contemporary house and a revelation that homes across the globe may have more in common than expected. Among guava trees and abandoned forts in Western India is a sanctuary designed for and by Kamal Malik of Malik Architecture. The House of Three Streams is a sprawling spectacle with high ceilings, verandas, and pavilions, perched atop a ridge overlooking two ravines. A medley of steel, glass, wood, and stone, the house weaves along the contour of the landscape, almost as an extension of the forest. Encina House by Aranguren & Gallegos, an elegant, sloping structure reminiscent of a gazebo, similarly inhabits its surrounding vista. Ensconced in a pine forest north of Madrid, the lower level is embedded in rock and connected to the upper by a natural stone wall. Shinichi Ogawa's Seaside House is an immaculate two-story minimalist marvel in Kanagawa that overlooks the Pacific. Its living area spills onto a cantilevered terrace and infinity pool, almost dissolving into the ocean as one seamless entity. In Vietnam, Shunri Nishizawa's House in Chau Doc exudes tropical sophistication with exposed timber beams, woven bamboo, plants, concrete panels, and inner balconies and terraces. Its corrugated iron panels act as moveable walls and shutters, ushering in views of surrounding rice fields.These homes-along with more than 50 others-are each remarkably distinct in design. They all, however, toe the line between inside and outside, each one symbiotic with its surroundings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2020


$58.00
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