January / February 2019 (59)

New Townhouse Plans

ISBN: 9788416500987

Publisher: Monsa

New Townhouse Plans contains more than 250 floor and elevation plans, as well as constructive details of 38 housing projects, perfect constructions in tiny piec...


New Townhouse Plans contains more than 250 floor and elevation plans, as well as constructive details of 38 housing projects, perfect constructions in tiny pieces of ground of the urban area of the city.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 230 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2018


$49.99
Best Highrises 2018-19

ISBN: 9783791358314

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The International Highrise Award celebrates architectural excellence in buildings that integrate sustainability, design, and community interaction. Bestowed bie...


The International Highrise Award celebrates architectural excellence in buildings that integrate sustainability, design, and community interaction. Bestowed biennially by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), DekaBank, and the City of Frankfurt, the award spans the globe to honor nearly forty outstanding skyscrapers completed within the last two years. Previous winners include the apartment buildings VIA 57 West in New York City by BIG, Bosco Verticale in Milan by Boeri Studio, and The Met in Bangkok by WOHA Architects, as well as the office building 1 Bligh Street in Sydney by ingenhoven architects. This book profiles the winner, finalists, and nominees of the competition through photographs, illustrations, architectural drawings, and essays. In its close examination of the most innovative highrises being built today, this volume shows readers how contemporary architecture is improving its environment.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2018


$89.99
Anton Corbijn 1-2-3-4 (updated)

ISBN: 9783791384016

Author: Wim Van Sinderen    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Corbijn’s interest in music has been the engine of an illustrious decades-long career that has most recently involved the making of feature length films such ...


Corbijn’s interest in music has been the engine of an illustrious decades-long career that has most recently involved the making of feature length films such as The American, A Most Wanted Man, and Life. This gloriously illustrated, oversized book pays homage to Corbijn’s obsession with rock and roll—an interest that has led to lifelong friendships with Bono, Michael Stipe, Dave Gahan, and other iconic musicians. Looking back over three decades, it features hundreds of creative, offbeat images that Corbijn was able to capture largely as a result of his close relationships with his subjects. Nearly every revered musician and band is represented in Corbijn’s archives: Nick Cave to Nirvana, U2 to R.E.M., the Rolling Stones to Siouxie and the Banshees. Many of the portraits are accompanied by their subjects’ own take on Corbijn’s distinct style and approach. Also included here are previously unpublished photos of the band Depeche Mode, who considered him an honorary member. A fitting tribute to an innovative and deeply passionate photographer, this book will rock fans of music and photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2019


$165.00
Hokusai Prints and Drawings

ISBN: 9783791385044

Author: Matthi Forrer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This volume includes full-colour reproductions of drawings and woodblock prints by Hokusai, one of Japan’s most revered artists. His landscapes—including th...


This volume includes full-colour reproductions of drawings and woodblock prints by Hokusai, one of Japan’s most revered artists. His landscapes—including the famous views of Mount Fuji—portraits of lovers and kabuki actors, nature and animal illustrations, as well as scenes of daily life in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Japan reveal the artist’s genius for rendering a wide variety of subjects. Author Matthi Forrer discusses Hokusai’s life and lasting popularity while placing his work within the context of Japanese society and the work of his contemporaries.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2019


$45.00
Paul Klee Life and Work

ISBN: 9783791385051

Author: Boris Friedewald    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Readers of this book will find much to discover and relish in Paul Klee’s art. Reproductions of his iconic works as well as those that are more rarely exhibit...


Readers of this book will find much to discover and relish in Paul Klee’s art. Reproductions of his iconic works as well as those that are more rarely exhibited are featured alongside in-depth biographical information that looks beyond his many artistic achievements to explore the life and times of the artist. Photographs of Klee and his circle, as well as entertaining and enlightening anecdotes, offer a multifaceted perspective on a groundbreaking artist and the events that helped shape his colourful and imaginative work.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2018


$45.00
Gustav Klimt Landscapes

ISBN: 9783791385440

Author: Stephan Koja    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

While Gustav Klimt is largely revered for his opulent, symbol-laden portraits of the Viennese bourgeoisie, these works were just one aspect of his artistic expr...


While Gustav Klimt is largely revered for his opulent, symbol-laden portraits of the Viennese bourgeoisie, these works were just one aspect of his artistic expression. His landscapes represent an important facet of his career and are a valuable contribution to the school of European nature painting. For many years the artist travelled to the Austrian and Italian countryside during the summer, where he took advantage of the extraordinary light and spectacular hues to paint and sketch landscapes. Among the most exquisite of Klimt's landscapes are those in which he experimented with composition and style. Accompanied by scholarly essays, the images reproduced in this book comprise all extant landscapes from this brilliant artist, proving that his mastery extends beyond portraiture and revealing themes that appeared throughout his life's work.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 218


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2018


$45.00
David Lynch Someone Is In My House

ISBN: 9783791384702

Author: Kristine McKenna    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

David Lynch has always been in the spotlight as a filmmaker, directing some of the most iconic movies ever made, but as a visual artist, he is less widely known...


David Lynch has always been in the spotlight as a filmmaker, directing some of the most iconic movies ever made, but as a visual artist, he is less widely known. Lynch delights in the physicality of painting and likes to stimulate all the senses in his work. This book brings together Lynch’s paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture and installation, and stills from his films. Many of these works reveal the dark underpinnings behind Lynch’s often-macabre movies. Others explore his fascination with texture and collage. Throughout, Lynch’s characteristic style—surreal, stylish, and even humorous—shines through. An introduction by music journalist and Lynch biographer Kristine McKenna, along with a thought-provoking essay by curator Stijn Huijts, offers fascinating new information and perspectives on Lynch’s life and career. This book reveals an unexplored facet of Lynch’s oeuvre and affirms that he is as brilliant a visual artist as he is a filmmaker.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 245 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2018


$150.00
Collage By Women

ISBN: 9788416851775

Author: Rebeka Elizegi    Publisher: Promo Press

Collage by Women presents 50 international women artists working in the field of collage today through a rigorous selection of their works. Curated by the Spani...


Collage by Women presents 50 international women artists working in the field of collage today through a rigorous selection of their works. Curated by the Spanish collage artist Rebeka Elizegi, the book gives space to voices from all backgrounds, origins, and artistic expressions, and shows the wide variety of perspectives that are shaping the panorama of collage today, bringing to light a parallel effervescence of female artistic initiatives around the world. From emerging names to more well-known and established ones, the artists featured here are pushing back the boundaries of art. Collage by Women wants to call attention to the experiences and creative processes of artists that should be on our radar through an impressive selection of manual and digital techniques, topics and aesthetic choices, accompanied by texts that provide in-depth approaches to the inspiration, influences and work trajectory of each artist. Born from the belief that women's voices are of the utmost relevance in all cultural and social fields, the book will surely contribute to a healthier, more comprehensive, more inclusive understanding of our reality. Among the artists contributing to the book are Annegret Soltau, Rozenn Le Gall, Caro Mantke, Eva Eun-Sil Han, Eugenia Loli, Sarah Eisenlohr, Isabel Reitemeyer, Olivia Descampe or Linden Eller.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 196 x 262 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2019


$95.00
New 3D Effects in Graphic Design

ISBN: 9788417084103

Publisher: Flamant

New 3d Effects in Design presents an eclectic selection of a hundred graphics projects that are drawn from a wide variety of areas and incorporate three-dimensi...


New 3d Effects in Design presents an eclectic selection of a hundred graphics projects that are drawn from a wide variety of areas and incorporate three-dimensional effects. Through using 3D tools, each of these sophisticated projects reveals spectacular, hypnotic and dynamic effects that lend depth and visual impact. The book demonstrates the different possibilities for combining 2D and 3D and for applying those combinations to different graphical elements to communicate a message with fresher and stronger expressiveness. It includes photographs of each of the practical applications of the projects, which range from posters for exhibitions and events to branding and corporate identity, and its descriptive texts cover the applied techniques and details of the graphics processes. This book demonstrates how proficiency in 3D tools can open up futuristic, agile and fun finishes for projects. It is a guide filled with inspiration andpractical ideas for graphic designers and students.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2019


$125.00
DUE > 30th Apr 2019
Interactive Design For Screen

ISBN: 9788417084059

Publisher: Flamant

Mobile web use overtook desktop use in 2016, with the rise in the former doubling the fall in the latter. This increase in mobile traffic has made mobile user e...


Mobile web use overtook desktop use in 2016, with the rise in the former doubling the fall in the latter. This increase in mobile traffic has made mobile user experience one of the most important factors in the success of a product or website. Providing great user experience is essential from the first second. More than 60% of users will not return to a mobile site that they had trouble accessing, and this means that content, navigation and visual design elements must be twice as intuitive as they are on a desktop. In the face of these trends, designers must constantly keep in mind the point that little screens have very little room for error. Interactive Design for Screen is the result of extensive research centred on the latest designs optimized for the screens of mobile devices. Over a hundred projects appear in this volume, and they showcase the functionality and accessibility of great mobile user interfaces. The designers featured analyse their projects from a variety of perspectives such as product specifications, site purpose and target users, making Interactive Design for Screen is a highly practical and inspiring guide for students and designers who know that a great mobile user experience is nothing less than essential.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


$125.00
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