February 2017 (41)

Sassicaia

ISBN: 9783832769178

Author: teNeues    Publisher: TeNeues

This book is the ultimate source on Sassicaia, the Italian answer to a Bordeaux First Growth A fascinating story about a wine-growing family,its major players a...


This book is the ultimate source on Sassicaia, the Italian answer to a Bordeaux First Growth A fascinating story about a wine-growing family,its major players and their passion for horses Illustrated with wonderful recent photos of the Tuscan landscape near Bolgheri as well as historical material and drawings   Sassicaia has arguably become Italy’s flagship wine in less than fifty years, spearheading a new oenological movement: the Supertuscans. This new edition tells the story of how the wine came about almost by chance, retracing the roots of the winemaker’s family and Mario ­Incisa’s efforts to change local habits to create an Italian equivalent of a Bordeaux First Growth. The book is the ultimate source on Sassicaia: author Marco Fini, has interviewed the major players multiple times over a thirty-year span. Along with the history of Sassicaia, the book also explores the prize-winning thoroughbred racehorses that train at the estate and the Bolgheri Bird Sanctuary, the first in Italy. With its rolling hills, cypress-lined avenues, and vineyards, the breathtaking beauty of the Tuscan coast is shown in its best light in all seasons by photographer Etienne Hunyady.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 260 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 23-01-2017


$89.99
Citix60 - Milan

ISBN: 9789881320469

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

A world capital of fashion and design and Italy’s second largest city, Milan is a major travel destination with numerous art museums and galleries, a vibrant ...


A world capital of fashion and design and Italy’s second largest city, Milan is a major travel destination with numerous art museums and galleries, a vibrant performing arts scene, and numerous international events such as the Milan Furniture Fair, the largest of its kind in the world. It also boasts incredible parks and gardens even throughout its urban center, its own local cuisine which can be sampled at any number of Michelin rated restaurants and over 1,500 years of architectural landmarks. Prepare to be romanced!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 132


Dimensions: 115 x 166 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2017


Tags: February 2017   Travel
$19.99
Architecture and Plurality : Aga Khan Award for Achitecture 2016

ISBN: 9783037785232

Author: Mohsen Mostafavi    Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

This book brings together a diverse range of exemplary architectural projects from across the globe. Carefully selected and examined by a team of experts, these...


This book brings together a diverse range of exemplary architectural projects from across the globe. Carefully selected and examined by a team of experts, these projects demonstrate innovative approaches that respond to the challenges and potentials of contemporary conditions and contexts. One guiding principle of this cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture is the importance of plurality. Since its inception the Award has aimed to be inclusive and to embrace the engagement of a diverse group of users. But equally, it has sought projects that explore a plurality of methods and architectures in achieving that goal. Here, the authors of the essays use that productive tension between architecture and plurality not only to provide a framework for the examination of the projects but also to explore the intellectual and projective means by which architecture and plurality can find other common grounds in the future.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 160 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2016


$79.99
Good Ideas For Alternative Homes

ISBN: 9788416500369

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

energy efficiency and sustainable green standards have emerged in developed countries, in particular in the united States and canada. This book explains this ne...


energy efficiency and sustainable green standards have emerged in developed countries, in particular in the united States and canada. This book explains this new direction in the construction of buildings. it has three parts with illustrative examples of several types of homes: prefabricated, rehabilitated, made with natural materials... The first part (the three rs in the construction of a home which are recycle, reduce and reuse) explains how we can reduce the amount of waste. The second one is dedicated to the new technologies in the house. The third part deals with ideas for alternative homes (cave houses, new houses on trees, camouflaged...).


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2016


$49.99
Mobile Homes

ISBN: 9788416500383

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

A new architectural trend has appeared, mobile homes which can be transported, some are built on wheels, turning into rolling houses in the most literal sense o...


A new architectural trend has appeared, mobile homes which can be transported, some are built on wheels, turning into rolling houses in the most literal sense of the word. Others can be easily carried on a truck and be moved to the places their owners desire. Tiny houses, of less than 20 m2, where the main space is at the same time kitchen and living room, which tend to have a small loft for the bedroom and where there is no place for things which don´t have an essential use, giving their owner the necessary comfort.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-01-2017


$49.99
Murals

ISBN: 9788416500390

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

Artists from all over the world show us this new trend that is increasing its presence on the walls and facades of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities. Berl...


Artists from all over the world show us this new trend that is increasing its presence on the walls and facades of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities. Berlin, Cape Town, Manhattan, Barcelona, Miami, Vienna, Quito, Malmö, Moscow, Hamburg... are chosen so the best recognised artists decorate and light up old buildings sad facades. The “Street Art” world has experienced an intense evolution, it has reinvented itself and now artists are asked to decorate the streets with their works, thus creating an open and free exhibition. These are some of the artist we are highlighting: Stinkfish, Innerfields, Dino Voodoo, Nevercrew, Dourone, Faith 47, Amaia Arrazola, Cinta Vidal, Okudart…


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-01-2017


$65.00
Green Packaging Solutions

ISBN: 9788416500376

Author: Miquel Abellan    Publisher: Monsa

The importance of recyclable packaging is clearly recognised by all market sectors; either because the product itself is natural and eco-friendly or manufacture...


The importance of recyclable packaging is clearly recognised by all market sectors; either because the product itself is natural and eco-friendly or manufacturers wish to draw attention to the essence of the product, demonstrating commitment to environmental protection through company products...


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 21-11-2016


$69.99
Best of British

ISBN: 9783791349466

Authors: Horst Friedrichs, Simon Crompton    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Featuring hundreds of photographs, this lavishly illustrated guide to some of the most distinguished British brands takes a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look ...


Featuring hundreds of photographs, this lavishly illustrated guide to some of the most distinguished British brands takes a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at their enduring success. Classic style and British manufacturing are both experiencing a boom in demand—driven by a desire among consumers for authentic, quality products. Britain is uniquely placed to benefit from this resurgence, given the number of heritage companies still producing at the top of their game. From the world-famous Barbour in South Shields in the north of England to John Lobb in London, many of these fine businesses remain in family ownership, protective of their traditions and justifiably proud of their products. Many are the bearers of warrants from the British Royal family and all are over 100 years old. Horst Friedrichs explores the historic places where these British brands have become some of the strongest in the world: Johnston’s of Elgin in the north of Scotland, Corgi socks in southern Wales and John Smedley in Derbyshire. By highlighting the stories of these legendary brands—both new and old, grand and humble— Friedrichs and Crompton show how relevant these companies and their traditional production techniques still are. A Very British Heritage is a must-read for anyone that appreciates well-crafted products and timeless style.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 196


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Tags: February 2017   Fashion
$110.00
Collage Therapy

ISBN: 9788416504633

Author: Rebeka Elizegi    Publisher: Promo Press

This activity book combines fun and focus, entertainment, and mindfulness using collage techniques. It includes a brief history of collage and practical tips an...


This activity book combines fun and focus, entertainment, and mindfulness using collage techniques. It includes a brief history of collage and practical tips and ideas on how to cut and paste, draw and paint, and sew and stitch using paper and everyday objects. A whole world to discover!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 178 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 23-01-2017


$39.99
Copy Paste

ISBN: 9789995933197

Author: Joe la Pompe    Publisher: Gestalten

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. For nearly 20 years, Joe la Pompe has pursued a passion for uncovering identical adverts that flaunt identical ideas and concepts, but that originate from different countries and periods. Joe la Pompe brings them face to face in the most simple and possible striking way. Working undercover with the help of his iconic mask, today, he is the world’s best known “copycat hunter”. The French blogger is followed by advertisers from around the world who love his revelations though their admiration may swiftly change to bitterness once he catches them.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 228


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$120.00
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