February 2017 (35)

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
Art of Folding Vol.2

ISBN: 9788416504640

Author: JeanCharles Trebbi    Publisher: Promo Press

Volume 1 of the Art of Folding presented a great panorama of creators who are inspired by origami and whose work with various materials draws on this traditiona...


Volume 1 of the Art of Folding presented a great panorama of creators who are inspired by origami and whose work with various materials draws on this traditional technique. The vast and fertile world of folding plays host to so many exciting innovations in various fields that their multiple variations naturally demanded a follow up. Drawing on examples from nature, this second volume focuses on folders’ know how. Through the many reference points that it touches on and a comparative approach, it sheds light on original techniques and their applications in design, decoration and architecture. This new study of the art of folding is a source of inspiration for inquisitive minds and those who explore or create in all artistic genres. It gives readers the opportunity to discover and put into practice an art form that is both traditional and forward looking.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 225 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$89.99
Fashion Patternmaking techniques - Haute Couture Vol 1

ISBN: 9788416504664

Author: Antonio Donnanno    Publisher: Promo Press

High fashion unquestionably goes hand-in-hand with sartorial and stylistic perfection. A driving force behind the entire fashion and garment industry, it repres...


High fashion unquestionably goes hand-in-hand with sartorial and stylistic perfection. A driving force behind the entire fashion and garment industry, it represents the search for new solutions concerning fabrics, style, or patterns. In this context, the patternmaker is an essential figure, bringing the stylist's ideas into reality. In our richly illustrated new volume of the Fashion Patternmaking series, the prolific author Antonio Donnanno, an offspring of a tailor family, patternmaking teacher, and director of a fashion school network, describes in detail the methods and techniques used in high-fashion patternmaking in an understandable and step-by-step way.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 23-01-2017


Tags: February 2017   Fashion
$89.99
Fashion Patternmaking Techniques Vol 3 : Jackets Coats and Cloaks

ISBN: 9788416504183

Author: Antonio Donnanno    Publisher: Promo Press

The 3rd book in course on pattern design for patternmakers, tailors, garment technologists and designers. Divided into 7 chapters, this volume is dedicated to t...


The 3rd book in course on pattern design for patternmakers, tailors, garment technologists and designers. Divided into 7 chapters, this volume is dedicated to the study of various types of outerwear for women: jackets, coats, overcoats, and capes. It also includes a chapter on men’s outerwear and an in-depth look at a number of technical forms used in production. Like the two previous books, all patterns are clearly and simply illustrated to provide professionals and students with a comprehensive understanding of patternmaking and to allow anyone using this series to quickly master the interpretation of fashion sketches.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 205 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2016


Tags: February 2017   Fashion
$69.99
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