October 2017 (43)

Appetizer

ISBN: 9783899559309

Publisher: Gestalten

Pastel colors, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects and restaurateurs tra...


Pastel colors, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects and restaurateurs transform a night out at a restaurant into a unique and memorable experience. An array of interiors creatively correspond with each particular menu’s offerings: flower shops that serve coffee amongst the blooms; art galleries that mix the best cocktails in town; shoe boutiques that double as dessert bars. Appetizer visits fashionable bars, tasteful eateries, cozy cafes, and everything in between. Exquisite room concepts are realized with unusual ideas and materials, and experts showcase how to create dream rooms in dining realms. Within Appetizer awaits a range of inspiration for all who wish to satisfy their visual hunger.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 29-09-2017


$120.00
Infinity Mirrors

ISBN: 9783791355948

Author: Mika Yoshitake    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

World-renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has worked in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, performance art, and installation. Kusama's iconic ...


World-renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has worked in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, performance art, and installation. Kusama's iconic Infinity Mirror Rooms, which originated with Phalli's Field in 1965, situate viewers in kaleidoscopic spaces filled with multicolored lights or whimsical forms. These mirror-lined installations reflect endlessly, distorting rooms to project the illusion of infinite space. Over the years, the works have come to symbolize different modalities within the various contexts they have inhabited, from Kusama's "self-obliteration" in the Vietnam War era to her more harmonious aspirations in the present. By examining her early unsettling installations alongside her more recent ethereal atmospheres, this volume aims to historicize the body of work amidst the resurgence of experiential practices within the global landscape of contemporary art. Generously illustrated, this publication invites readers to examine the series' impact over the course of the artist's career. Accompanying essays, an interview with the artist, and a scholarly chronology round out the book.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 220 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 16-02-2017


$110.00
Hiroshige

ISBN: 9783791382654

Author: Matthi Forrer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This lavishly produced authoritative monograph presents an in-depth view of the life and work of Utagawa Hiroshige, one of Japan’s most revered artists. Prese...


This lavishly produced authoritative monograph presents an in-depth view of the life and work of Utagawa Hiroshige, one of Japan’s most revered artists. Presented in a style as stunning as the prints it celebrates, this survey of Hiroshige tells the fascinating story of the last great practitioner of ukiyoe, or “pictures of the floating world.” Hiroshige is considered to be the tradition’s most poetic artist and his work had a marked influence on Western painting towards the end of the 19th century. Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler were inspired by Hiroshige’s serene depictions of the natural world. Arranged chronologically, this book illustrates through text and magnificent reproductions Hiroshige’s youth and early career; his artistic development in the genre of landscape prints; his depictions of Edo and the provinces; the flower and bird prints; and his many popular books and paintings. It discusses the historic and cultural environment in which Hiroshige flourished and the many reasons his art continues to be revered and imitated. Filled with 300 color reproductions, and featuring a clamshell box and Japanese-style binding, this volume is destined to become the definitive examination of Hiroshige’s oeuvre.


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 300 x 364 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2017


$295.00
Klimt & Rodin

ISBN: 9783791357089

Author: Tobias Natter    Publisher: DelMonico Books

Although they worked in different media, Auguste Rodin and Gustav Klimt were two artists whose output generated both incredible enthusiasm and virulent denuncia...


Although they worked in different media, Auguste Rodin and Gustav Klimt were two artists whose output generated both incredible enthusiasm and virulent denunciation in their lifetimes. On the centenary of their deaths, in 1917 and 1918 respectively, this opulent volume highlights the remarkable parallels between the two creators: their passion for the human figure, erotic subject matter, pioneering techniques, and the achievement of international success. In chapters of alternating perspectives, this book features essays on fin-de-siècle Vienna, the phenomenon of artistic celebrity, and a tribute to the two seminal works that each artist gave the same name: The Kiss. Bringing these two masters together for the first time in such a detailed manner, this book captures a significant moment in European culture and demonstrates why their geniuses still speak so profoundly to us today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2017


$125.00
Matisse - Bonnard : Long Live Painting

ISBN: 9783791356327

Author: Felix Kramer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

With this rallying cry, Henri Matisse greeted his colleague Pierre Bonnard on a 1925 postcard from Amsterdam. Widely considered two of the greatest painters of ...


With this rallying cry, Henri Matisse greeted his colleague Pierre Bonnard on a 1925 postcard from Amsterdam. Widely considered two of the greatest painters of French modernism, they were united by a forty-year-long friendship and a keen appreciation of each other’s work. This catalogue offers fascinating insights into their artistic dialogue. Focusing throughout on their creative exchanges, it highlights their respective contributions to the development of modern art, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the end of the Second World War. Comprising over 100 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, the book makes palpable the many intersections between their artistic visions, and investigates their shared interest in subjects such as interiors, still life, landscape, and the nude. Scholarly essays and thematic introductions to their oeuvres provide a wealth of information on the two colleagues and friends gained from their writings and correspondence as well as archival material. Another highlight is a series of iconic photographs taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who visited both Matisse and Bonnard at their much-fabled houses in the South of France.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 230 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 29-09-2017


$140.00
The Bolshoi

ISBN: 9788417048105

Author: Sasha Gusov    Publisher: La Fabrica

This beautiful and remarkable behind-the-scenes study of dancers, musicians and onlookers offers a social and narrative dimension to the everyday life at the le...


This beautiful and remarkable behind-the-scenes study of dancers, musicians and onlookers offers a social and narrative dimension to the everyday life at the legendary Bolshoi Ballet. “Gusov’s photographs are lightning fissures, apertures, openings. They are neat as the bullet marks made in the moving target of time by a master of the craft, and the weird and hopeless dawn that streams through these tightly clustered pinholes is the light of future.” —Andrei Navrozov Sasha Gusov specializes in portraiture, classical music, ballet and dance photography. He moved to England in 1989, where he got a job with printer Roy Snell who, when not working, allowed him access to the dark room. In 1993 his self-commissioned photographic project Images of the Bolshoi Ballet, published by the British Journal of Photography, earned him international recognition. Gusov’s work has since been widely published throughout the world. Photographic books include 25 years in Photography, 2014; Belarus: Terra Incognita, 2010; Royal Parks, 2011; Locusts, 2008; Italian Carousel, 2003 and Shooting Images, 2001.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 180


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2017


$160.00
Ten Principles For Good Design

ISBN: 9783791383668

Author: Dieter Rams    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

For decades, anyone who cared about product design looked to the Braun label when choosing their appliances, radios, and other consumer items. Now Dieter Rams, ...


For decades, anyone who cared about product design looked to the Braun label when choosing their appliances, radios, and other consumer items. Now Dieter Rams, the guiding force behind the Braun look, breaks down his design principles and processes in this elegant book. Enumerating each of his ten principles such as good design is innovative; good design is aesthetic; good design is useful, etc., this book presents one hundred items that embody these guidelines. Readers will find items that are familiar such as the ubiquitous coffee grinder but also those that are more unusual such as shelving systems and cigarette lighters. A fascinating essay places Dieter Rams in the context of modern design, from Bauhaus to Philip Johnson. Archival materials include photos of Rams’ design team and excerpts from his publications and speeches. The book closes with a chronological overview of design icons, categorized by function, that show the enormous breadth of Rams’ vision. Taken together, these images and texts offer the most comprehensive overview of Dieter Rams’ work to date and will serve as both a reference and an inspiration for anyone interested in how and why good design matters.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2017


$140.00
Motion Graphics : 100 Design Projects You Can't Miss

ISBN: 9788416851294

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

Combining artistic expression and design principles with dynamic storytelling, motion graphics—a digital technique that combines the language of traditional g...


Combining artistic expression and design principles with dynamic storytelling, motion graphics—a digital technique that combines the language of traditional graphic design with the creative visual language of film and animation—evoke strong emotions and create a connection between the message and the viewer. Motion Graphics: 100 Design Projects You Can’t Miss brings together outstanding projects by renowned studios from across the globe, including Huge Designs, Imaginary Forces,TROUBLEMAKERS, and Panoply. The striking works presented here are divided into four categories: commercial, cultural, experimental, and title sequences. Motion graphics isn’t a new field, but with innovative technologies, refreshing concepts, and a wide potential for its application, its importance to visual communication is clearly on the rise.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2017


$125.00
Festival Fever

ISBN: 9788416500604

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

The importance of design for festival posters is becoming increasingly relevant when they are displayed in different cities. Their communication techniques are ...


The importance of design for festival posters is becoming increasingly relevant when they are displayed in different cities. Their communication techniques are extremely effective, seeking a relationship between art and modernity, directly focusing on their target. The key point in the advertising and communication of different festivals that we present centers on the corporate image and on its advertising. In recent years, advertisers, copywriters and illustrators have teamed up to offer within an image all the information needed to catch the attention of the public. We highlight the works of: Paula Bonet, Studio Muti, Invisible Creature, Alexis Bukowski, Studio Fnt, Quim Marin, Yeji Yun, and Lawerta.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$65.00
Risography

ISBN: 9788416500581

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

Being in love with imperfection is being in love with the limits of accuracy, the print marks and the tracks marks from the paper feeding rollers that appear in...


Being in love with imperfection is being in love with the limits of accuracy, the print marks and the tracks marks from the paper feeding rollers that appear in riso images. The risography is a subculture and a printing method with a very peculiar and unique aesthetic with whom a lot of artist, designers, creative and bookmakers have fallen in love. Riso printing is quick, cheap and great!!! And there is so many people using and promoting this process which combines old and new technologies to produce print work.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$65.00
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