March 2021 (75)

Tiny Houses

ISBN: 9783791387239

Author: Sandra Leitte    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This book showcases inspirational small houses with unique character and style from all around the world. At the forefront of modern architecture, tiny houses e...


This book showcases inspirational small houses with unique character and style from all around the world. At the forefront of modern architecture, tiny houses exemplify today’s ideals of minimalism, personal freedom, and low-impact construction—not to mention impeccable style and comfort. In multi-page spreads this book features highly detailed, full-color interior and exterior shots, along with informative texts that explore the inspiration and context of each home. From off-thegrid woodland dwellings that take you away from it all to highdensity solutions to the urban housing crisis, these homes pack a lot of design ingenuity into their small spaces. While some of these structures feature state-of-the-art architectural flourishes and luxurious amenities, others are modest and environmentally sustainable retreats designed specifically for travel, creative pursuits, or affordable housing. Each of these homes offers endlessly innovative inspiration for building and living in your home, in spaces that fit your needs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2021


$59.99
Decorative Art 1950s

ISBN: 9783836584449

Author: Charlotte & Peter Fiell    Publisher: Taschen

Latex, plastics, and fervent consumerism: discover the design trends and materials which literally shaped the American 1950s. This overview explores a decade of...


Latex, plastics, and fervent consumerism: discover the design trends and materials which literally shaped the American 1950s. This overview explores a decade of postwar rebuilding driven by idealistic vision and positive spirit, applied from the suburbs to the inner cities, and from furniture to metalware. This edition revives the rare and revelatory Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook to trace the materials and styles behind the midcentury boom.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 576


Dimensions: 96 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 30-01-2021


$90.00
Decorative Art 1960s

ISBN: 9783836584463

Author: Charlotte & Peter Fiell    Publisher: Taschen

From the snap and crackle of Pop to the florid excesses of the hippie era, explore the most memorable designs from the transformative 1960s. Drawn from the much...


From the snap and crackle of Pop to the florid excesses of the hippie era, explore the most memorable designs from the transformative 1960s. Drawn from the much-coveted Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook, this colorful survey of interiors, lighting, textiles, and more records explosive creativity in a decade of unprecedented social, sexual, and political change.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 576


Dimensions: 196 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 30-01-2021


$90.00
Decorative Art 1970s

ISBN: 9783836584487

Author: Charlotte & Peter Fiell    Publisher: Taschen

With dramatic expressions of futurism alongside rustic eco-trends, this book collects the best of 1970s design in one expertly curated and annotated volume, dra...


With dramatic expressions of futurism alongside rustic eco-trends, this book collects the best of 1970s design in one expertly curated and annotated volume, drawn from the now-classic collectible, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook. Across metalware, textiles, ceramics, and more, explore a decade of fast-moving ideas and vehemently opposing schools and movements.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 576


Dimensions: 196 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2021


$90.00
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
BIG Formgiving : An Architectural Future History

ISBN: 9783836577045

Author: BIG    Publisher: Taschen

Formgiving. An Architectural Future History, the new book by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), is a visionary attempt to look at the horizon of time. The Danish word f...


Formgiving. An Architectural Future History, the new book by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), is a visionary attempt to look at the horizon of time. The Danish word for "design" is "formgivning," which literally means to give form to that which has not yet taken shape. In other words, to give form to the future. Using our power to give form, rather than allowing the future to take shape, is more important now than ever, as humankind's impact on the planet continues to increase and pose ever greater challenges to all life forms. Architecture plays a special role by proposing spaces for our lives that are fragments of the future in the making. William Gibson's words embody architecture's role perfectly: "The future is already here-it's just not evenly distributed." With Formgiving, BIG presents the third part of its TASCHEN trilogy, which began with Yes is More, one of the most successful architectural books of its generation, and continued with Hot to Cold. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation. The book is presented in a timeline, stretching from the Big Bang into the most distant future. Projects are structured around six strands of evolution-"Making," "Sensing," "Sustaining," "Thinking," "Healing," and "Moving"-the multimedia-based, interdisciplinary concepts encompassing the building industry. Culture, climate, and landscape, as well as all the energies derived from the elements-the thermal mass of the ocean, the dynamics of currents, the energy and warmth of the sun, the power of the wind-are incorporated into these projects. Throughout more than 700 pages, Bjarke Ingels presents his personal selection of projects, including the 12,000-square-meter LEGO House in Denmark, the human-made ecosystems floating on oceans, the redesign of a World War II bunker into a contemplative museum, and the ski slope-infused power plant celebrating Copenhagen's commitment to carbon neutrality. Through architecture and design, BIG gives shape to a sustainable and simultaneously colorful world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 736


Dimensions: 163 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 15-01-2021


$115.00
Disposable : A History of Skateboard Art

ISBN: 9781584233787

Author: Sean Cliver    Publisher: Gingko Press

2021 Reprint Longtime skateboard artist Sean Cliver put together this staggering survey of over 1,000 skateboard graphics from the early '80s to the start of th...


2021 Reprint Longtime skateboard artist Sean Cliver put together this staggering survey of over 1,000 skateboard graphics from the early '80s to the start of the '00s, creating an indispensable insiders' history as he did so. Alongside his own history, Sean has assembled a wealth of recollections and stories from prominent artists and skateboarders such as Andy Howell, Barry McGee, Ed Templeton, Steve Caballero, and Tony Hawk. The end result is a fascinating historical account of art in the skateboard subculture, as told by those directly involved with shaping its legendary creative face. Decades after its first printing, the graphics and stories within are as provocative as they day they were first conceived.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 244


Dimensions: 231 x 277 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2021


$95.00
The World Explained in 264 Infographics

ISBN: 9783791387154

Author: Jan Schwochow    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Take a deep dive into history, economics, art, and culture through fascinating and stunning visuals We live in a hyper-connected world and are bombarded with ne...


Take a deep dive into history, economics, art, and culture through fascinating and stunning visuals We live in a hyper-connected world and are bombarded with news and other information, via our phones, computers, TVs, and radios. People don’t have the time or energy to sift through all the data. That’s where infographics come in. While the idea of illustrating facts and figures has been around for centuries, it is only recently, with the introduction of the internet, that infographics have really taken off as a medium to convey all types of information. This book shows the versatility of infographics by presenting an amazing compendium of 264 charts. Illustrating topics such as history, economics, sports, music, art, science, and culture, the infographics in this book are all designed to be easy to understand, thought-provoking, and elegant. You can explore the evolution of electric vehicles from a tricycle to a Tesla Model 3, discover how supermarkets trick you into buying more food than you need, and see how much work goes into creating a video game. While you browse the pages, you’ll find yourself incidentally learning thousands of new things that will astonish you. By condensing and conveying facts as an illustrated narrative, infographics tell stories that everyone can explore, understand, and enjoy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 568


Dimensions: 245 x 327 mm


Publication Date: 04-03-2021


$150.00
Off: The Day The Internet Died - A Bedtime Fantasy

ISBN: 9783791386874

Author: Chris Colin    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

One day all the screens went dark—and we couldn’t even post about it. We all dream about it: a life free of scrolling, tweeting, liking, faving, streaming, ...


One day all the screens went dark—and we couldn’t even post about it. We all dream about it: a life free of scrolling, tweeting, liking, faving, streaming, replying, apologizing for not replying, and other assaults on our poor, saturated brains. But what would an analog world actually look like? Chris Colin, author of What to Talk About, paints a picture that's a little Edenic and a little demented. Un-barraged by celeb gossip and political news, we begin to notice nature again. We take walks, stare at the clouds, and listen to podcasts consisting of our own thoughts. Snapchatting gives way to endless rounds of Go Fish. Minecraft is a game involving sticks and leaves. We talk to our neighbors—not about the TV shows we’re streaming—and occasionally we fall in love. Delivered in a pitch-perfect, tongue-in-cheek biblical style, this little book imagines an alternate reality that will hit home in our tech-addled worlds. Rinee Shah’s playful illustrations perfectly capture the absurdity of life reflected in our screens. Whether you’re addicted to tech or not, you’ll see something of yourself when you put down your phone and pick up this smart, funny book.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 215 x 165 mm


Publication Date: 04-03-2021


$29.99
Paper Pen Pandemic : Viral Cartoons Around The World

ISBN: 9783899550122

Author: Benevento Publishing    Publisher: Gestalten

The coronavirus outbreak has paralyzed the world: an unprecedented stress test for the health system, enormous challenges for politics and society, resulting in...


The coronavirus outbreak has paralyzed the world: an unprecedented stress test for the health system, enormous challenges for politics and society, resulting in unforeseeable effects on the economy. Can we manage this global challenge? Cartoonists from all over the world have asked themselves these questions. Their drawings and paintings in this illustrated book comment on current events, straight to the point and with a good dose of humor. The lockdown created funny behaviors: hoarding of toilet paper and DIY haircuts as well as video conferencing in sweatpants. Unfortunately, social isolation, fear of the future and economic losses due to short-time working are also part of our new everyday life. The crisis shows which professions are relevant for the economic system. Social imbalances and inequalities are becoming abundantly clear. At the same time, issues that demanded urgent action before the outbreak of the virus seem to be forgotten, like the refugee crisis, global warming and the world economic crisis. This cartoon book critically comments on the current situation and makes us rethink our priorities!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 298


Dimensions: 215 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 18-02-2021


$85.00
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