January / February 2021 (89)

Surfing 1778-Today XL

ISBN: 9783836583282

Author: Jim Heimann    Publisher: Taschen

Welcome the most comprehensive visual history on all things surfing. With hundreds of images and essays by today’s leading surf journalists, this publication ...


Welcome the most comprehensive visual history on all things surfing. With hundreds of images and essays by today’s leading surf journalists, this publication spans photography, fashion, film, art, and music to chart the evolution of surfing culture from its first mention in 1778 to today’s global and multiplatform phenomenon.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 250 x 340 mm


$180.00
On The Run : Running Across the Globe

ISBN: 9783899558647

Author: Nick Butter    Publisher: Gestalten

Previously announced 2020. Offering insight on route planning, training guides, and demystifying the science of the body, On the Run has been composed to educat...


Previously announced 2020. Offering insight on route planning, training guides, and demystifying the science of the body, On the Run has been composed to educate and inspire runners of all experience levels. More than a health trend, running fosters community: learn about races and clubs throughout the world and discover how runners from different backgrounds, of different ages, and with different abilities are championing the sport.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2020


$120.00
Bouldering : Climbing No Ropes Attached

ISBN: 9783899550245

Author: Bernd Zangerl    Publisher: Gestalten

Lift yourself into the world of bouldering and teach the body and mind new extremes. Bouldering goes beyond being just a pastime, it is a sense of community tha...


Lift yourself into the world of bouldering and teach the body and mind new extremes. Bouldering goes beyond being just a pastime, it is a sense of community that teaches you to challenge your physical and mental boundaries. Power, discipline, and pure focus that pushes you to new heights. Bouldern shows the different motifs behind bouldering and the inspirational figures of this high-performance sport. The joy of experimenting teaches perseverance and how to deal with failure, bouldering forces the body to new limits. Bernd Zangerl, known as the "naturalborn free-climber," guides this book through his expertise. Along with his bouldering colleagues, he shows the fascinating and challenging aspects of rock and indoor climbing and explains bouldering for every age.Experiencing bouldering through gripping photography and specialist knowledge, this book is both for newcomers and skilled individuals looking to reach new heights.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 09-02-2021


$120.00
Off Grid : Nature Powered Homes

ISBN: 9788417557256

Publisher: Monsa

Interest in living off the grid, i.e. self-sufficiently without relying on public services such as the municipal water supply, electricity or local sewage and g...


Interest in living off the grid, i.e. self-sufficiently without relying on public services such as the municipal water supply, electricity or local sewage and gas systems, has come on the scene as a greener, cheaper, and more independent way of life. Homes that are off-grid generally allow for a smaller carbon footprint, and a sense of freedom and self-sufficiency. Living Off-Grid sets you free from depending on a company, either using solar panels, wind turbines, a micro water system, or a combination of these technologies. Other times, an Off-Grid system can work as an energy backup or be complemented by the grid when renewable technologies cannot produce all the energy needed. We have gathered different examples of nature-powered homes, which are partially or completely off-grid, to focus on the importance of these homes, which put sustainability first.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 22-12-2020


$49.99
Off Grid : House Plans

ISBN: 9788417557263

Publisher: Monsa

Off-Grid House Plans has more than 250 floor plans, sections, sketches and elevations, as well as all the construction details in all projects. An Off-Grid syst...


Off-Grid House Plans has more than 250 floor plans, sections, sketches and elevations, as well as all the construction details in all projects. An Off-Grid system allows you to live without using a utility company, generating your own energy. A well designed system also has numerous environmental advantages, that help you to reduce your carbon footprint, providing cleaner, more sustainable energy. In the long-term it is financially viable, and also teaches us how to consume energy responsibly. These off-grid homes, which run on solar, wind or hydro power, are just a few examples of how people are leaving the city behind for a life in the country in contact with nature.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 22-12-2020


$49.99
Contemporary Houses : 100 Homes Around The World XL Edition

ISBN: 9783836583954

Author: Philip Jodidio    Publisher: Taschen

From the beginning of human history, individuals across cultures and belief systems have looked to the sky for meaning. The movement of celestial bodies and the...


From the beginning of human history, individuals across cultures and belief systems have looked to the sky for meaning. The movement of celestial bodies and their relation to our human lives has been the central tenant of astrology for thousands of years. The practice has both inspired reverence and worship, and deepened our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.While modern-day horoscopes may be the most familiar form of astrological knowledge, their lineage reaches back to ancient Mesopotamia. As author Andrea Richards recounts in Astrology, the second volume in TASCHEN’s Library of Esoterica series, astronomy and astrology were once sister sciences: the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid at Giza was built to align with constellations, Persian scholars oversaw some of the first observatories, and even Galileo cast horoscopes for the Medicis. But with the Enlightenment and the birth of exact science, the practice moved to places where mystery was still permitted, inspiring literature, art, and psychology, and influenced artists and thinkers such as Goethe, Byron, and Blake. Later movements like the Theosophists and the New Agers, would thrust the practice into the mainstream. Edited by Jessica Hundley, this vibrant visual history of Western astrology is the first ever compendium of its kind, exploring the symbolic meaning behind more than 400 images, from Egyptian temples and illuminated manuscripts to contemporary art from across the globe. Works by artists from Alphonese Mucha and Hilma af Klint to Arpita Singh and Manzel Bowman are sequenced to mirror the spin of the planets and the wheel of the zodiac. With a foreword by legendary astrologer Susan Miller and wisdom from new interviews with astrologers like Robert Hand, Jessica Lanyadoo, and Mecca Woods, Astrology celebrates the stars and their mysterious influence on our everyday lives.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 592


Dimensions: 250 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 09-12-2020


$160.00
Design Portfolios of the Elegant East

ISBN: 9789887406846

Publisher: Sendpoints

This book features the untold beauty of Chinese architecture and design. Readers will be witnessing the grace and elegance of the Asian aesthetic through this b...


This book features the untold beauty of Chinese architecture and design. Readers will be witnessing the grace and elegance of the Asian aesthetic through this beautiful book. The rationale of the renowned interior designer Eric Tai ranges from luxury to chic, expressive to implicit. Tai is one of the leading figures in Chinese interior design. The Elegant East is both a collection and a guide to how Chinese cultural elements can integrate and develop under modern interior design context. Tai's works are timeless and lively. He bridges the gap between cultures and his works display the sophisticated fusion of the East and West. In this book, Tai showcases the 29 interior designs from his top works which includes show houses, sales centres, estate villas etc. Inspiring and appealing pictures take you on a journey dancing to the uprising and awakening of the modern Chinese lifestyle.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 235 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 06-01-2021


$120.00 $59.99
The Ideal City

ISBN: 9783899558623

Author: Space10    Publisher: Gestalten

Urban life is humankind’s biggest experiment to date, our cities are constantly evolving and adapting to climate and economy. The cities we have today are not...


Urban life is humankind’s biggest experiment to date, our cities are constantly evolving and adapting to climate and economy. The cities we have today are not necessarily the ones we need, but big and small innovation is rethinking visions of urbanization. Together with pioneering research and design agency SPACE10, we present future-orientated design which enhances quality of life and makes our urban spaces more vibrant. As technology and urban life edge ever closer, The Ideal City explores the ambitious actions and initiatives being brought to life across the globe to meet tomorrow’s demand in clever, forwarding-thinking ways. From pedestrian infrastructure to housing, the book uncovers what is being discussed at the forefront of urbanism through expert essays and profiles.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 03-02-2021


$100.00
Vertical Living

ISBN: 9783899558715

Publisher: Gestalten

The era of moving to the suburbs is coming to an end. Instead, a growing movement of city dwellers are looking for grand architectural solutions in the smallest...


The era of moving to the suburbs is coming to an end. Instead, a growing movement of city dwellers are looking for grand architectural solutions in the smallest of spaces. Slender, slim, and tall structures are soaring in the limited land available, offering innovative solutions to a world with ever-growing urbanization. Vertical Living is an introduction to the architecture and interior masterminds using skillful, clever design to conquer compact living wherever there is space. As we continue to expect more of our flats and houses, unexpected approaches are necessary for the future of our urban spaces.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 27-01-2021


$120.00
Kazuo Shinohara : On The Threshold of Space-Making

ISBN: 9783037785331

Author: Seng Kuan    Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

One of the greatest and most influential architects of Japan's postwar generation, Shinohara Kazuo (1925-2006) has remained virtually unknown outside the small ...


One of the greatest and most influential architects of Japan's postwar generation, Shinohara Kazuo (1925-2006) has remained virtually unknown outside the small community of devoted followers. As one of the leaders of architectural movement Metabolism, Shinohara achieved cult-figure stature with sublimely beautiful, purist houses that break away from Japan's postwar suburban architecture. Perhaps the most iconic of Shinohara's works, House of White (1964-66), rearranges a familiar design palette-a square plan, a pointed roof, white walls, and a symbolic heart pillar-to give the almost oceanic spaciousness through abstraction. The underlying formalism in Shinohara's architecture-its basic explorations of geometry and color-lends his work a poetic quality that fuses simplicity and surprise, the ordered and the unexpected. This volume brings together new scholarship from the foremost specialists on Shinohara and Japan's modern architecture. New perspectives and historical frameworks range from the development of the small house as a building type in post-war Japan to Shinohara's engagement with French critical theory. Hitherto unpublished archival drawings and personal travel photographs by Shinohara complement the essays.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 250 x 207 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2021


$120.00
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