October 2021 (84)

Green Architecture For A Sustainable Future

ISBN: 9788499366951

Author: Cayetano Cardelus    Publisher: Loft Publications

The projects presented in this book are excellent examples of how the many facets of sustainability can be applied in the field of architecture. By using the t...


The projects presented in this book are excellent examples of how the many facets of sustainability can be applied in the field of architecture. By using the term "green" to cover them the author has attempted to highlight not only the most quantifiable factors (such as optimal energy efficiency values), but also other less tangible ones (such as architecture's respectful and harmonious integration with the natural environment and social sustainability) which are closely linked to environmental sustainability.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 26-10-2021


$100.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
The New Minimalist Style

ISBN: 9788499366890

Author: Daniela Santos Quartino    Publisher: Loft Publications

A visual celebration of minimalist concepts in private spaces, demonstrating the growing popularity of minimalism in architecture and interior design. The grow...


A visual celebration of minimalist concepts in private spaces, demonstrating the growing popularity of minimalism in architecture and interior design. The growing popularity of minimalism in achitecture and interior design is documented in this impressive survey of the best recent work of the genre created by leading international architects and designers. The New Minimalist Style explains minimalist concepts and concentrates on private spaces. This guide includes hundreds of sophisticated photographs and introductions to each chapter written by leaders of this extraordinary, contemporary architecture & design movement. All the examples featured in the book have one thing in common: they feature the essential, but use the minimal.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2021


$100.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
The Art of Protest

ISBN: 9783967040111

Authors: Alain Bieber, Francesca Gavin    Publisher: Gestalten

Thanks to art's ability to communicate and influence, it has always had a charged relationship with activism and politics. And, given the tumultuous times in wh...


Thanks to art's ability to communicate and influence, it has always had a charged relationship with activism and politics. And, given the tumultuous times in which we live, with traditional democracies being challenged from all sides, the changing climate, global movements for social justice, and political upheaval causing millions to search for a better life abroad, this relationship has never been more important. The Art of Protest will explore the connection between art, politics, and activism today, revealing how, over the past decade, artists have been engaging with political and social issues of all kinds, through different artistic mediums.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 29-10-2021


$135.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Scripted

ISBN: 9788417656478

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

After decades of using software as their exclusive work tool, graphic designers today are rediscovering the creative and expressive power of handmade characters...


After decades of using software as their exclusive work tool, graphic designers today are rediscovering the creative and expressive power of handmade characters: lettering has distinctive visual impact and provides endless possibilities for the expression of ideas through a more artful use of type, texture and volume. This results in personal, timeless 'works of art' and a richer aesthetic experience. This publication, now in paperback, brings together a wide range of custom lettering projects produced by graphic designers and typographers from around the world. It focuses on the design and creation processes and on the application of lettering projects on different supports, such as billboards, public walls, invitations, and menus, serving as decoration or as part of a branding system. Discover this versatile art form with this unique book.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2021


$89.99
Rediscovering Gouache

ISBN: 9788417656621

Author: Aljoscha Blau    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

In this book, gouache, a classic technique-used by Turner, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Picasso, Gris, Braque, Matisse and Miro, among many others often compared ...


In this book, gouache, a classic technique-used by Turner, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Picasso, Gris, Braque, Matisse and Miro, among many others often compared to watercolour, acquires a new dimension, as it offers a bolder approach to contemporary artists, illustrators and graphic designers. Gouache erases the boundaries between 'proper painting' and the spontaneous charm of watercolour, combining the advantages of both techniques. Diluted, gouache is almost like watercolour, but when used on its own, it can be applied in opaque layers with a matte surface reminiscent of pastels. Soluble in water, it is rather forgiving and allows for corrections and revisions, and finally, the fine grain of the pigment it contains makes detailed drawings possible. Award-winning illustrator Aljoscha Blau shares his many years of experience, offers material recommendations, tips for swift success, suggestions on composition, the use of colour, tools and processes. And he spices it all up with his own illustrations, which are both an incentive and a feast for the eyes...


Bind: paperback


Pages: 184


Dimensions: 220 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2021


$59.99
Spill The Beans

ISBN: 9783967040357

Author: Lani Lingston    Publisher: Gestalten

Coffee is the world's cup. Over 2.25 billion are brewed, sipped, and savored on a daily basis. A loyal companion and energetic facilitator of the everyday, coff...


Coffee is the world's cup. Over 2.25 billion are brewed, sipped, and savored on a daily basis. A loyal companion and energetic facilitator of the everyday, coffee has sprouted an entire cafe culture and a booming industry. While the caffeine fix is hard to ignore, this beloved hot drink holds a rich and diverse history that sinks deeper than the bottom of the cup. Penned by expert journalist Lani Kingston, Spill the Beans takes the reader on a journey through Ethiopia, Guatemala, Vietnam, and many other countries in between, exploring the myriad ways in which coffee is produced, traded, and enjoyed. Hipster baristas may be dreaming up the next seasonal latte at this very moment, but the story of how the humble bean became a global icon is ingrained in history. An essential title for armchair travelers, curious foodies, and cafe-hoppers alike, Spill the Beans demonstrates that there's a vast world of coffee beyond the ubiquitous flat white. This book is an 'extra hot' commodity, maybe it is time to sample it?


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 29-10-2021


$120.00
Bruce Weber : The Golden Retriever Photographic Society

ISBN: 9783836586634

Author: Bruce Weber    Publisher: Taschen

The photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber is associated with a wide array of imagery: humanist portraits of artists, actors, and athletes; fashion spreads char...


The photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber is associated with a wide array of imagery: humanist portraits of artists, actors, and athletes; fashion spreads charged with emotion, irreverence, and nostalgia; lyrical tributes to eroticism and an arcadian vision of the American landscape. All these things-and golden retrievers, too. Since the very beginning, Weber has been accompanied on his travels by a pack of these benevolent canines, who have populated his photographs for fashion campaigns, prominent magazines, and the pages of his personal scrapbooks in equal measure. The Golden Retriever Photographic Society is Weber's first career-spanning collection of these photographs, one he describes as his most personal. In the introduction to the monograph, Weber remarks, "People sometimes say to me, 'In my next life, I want to come back as one of your dogs.'" Paging through this volume, we understand the sentiment. For five decades, these golden retrievers have been foils for Weber's imagination, storybook characters in the expansive life he has created with wife, Nan Bush. This book celebrates the human-animal bond, illuminating how connection to one's pets can fuel creativity, provide companionship, and foster an abundance of joy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 520


Dimensions: 280 x 355 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2021


$350.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Captivate : Fashion Photography From the 1990s

ISBN: 9783791378497

Author: Claudia Schiffer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The nineties are back! Fashion icon Claudia Schiffer takes readers on a personal journey through the golden age of the global supermodel. This richly illustrate...


The nineties are back! Fashion icon Claudia Schiffer takes readers on a personal journey through the golden age of the global supermodel. This richly illustrated book accompanies the first ever exhibition curated by Claudia Schiffer, who brings together the legendary fashion photographers, designers and supermodels, whose visions captivated fashion’s most illustrious decade. In the nineties fashion became elevated into a total work of art. This stunning book draws on a rich panorama of amazing characters and places, which made the decade so memorable. Spectacular images by legendary photographers are shown alongside unseen material from Schiffer’s private archive. Arthur Elgort’s extravagant compositions are shown next to Corinne Day’s intimate and immediate style; Ellen von Unwerth’s playful, sexy, humorous, and exuberant photographs meet Herb Ritts’ sculptural, perfectly composed works; Juergen Teller’s provocative photographs contrast with Karl Lagerfeld’s elegant and timeless images; and many other iconic photographers are featured. Insightful essays by the fashion industry’s leading lights reveal the secrets of a decade, which continues to have a strong influence on the fashion culture of today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 270 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 09-10-2021


$150.00
Roots and Wings

ISBN: 9783967040333

Publisher: Gestalten

Roots and Wings explores the life and work of Peter Schreyer, one of the most influential car designers of our time. A Renaissance man with an eye for detail an...


Roots and Wings explores the life and work of Peter Schreyer, one of the most influential car designers of our time. A Renaissance man with an eye for detail and foresight for innovation, he geared himself toward success. Responsible for the births of some of the 20th-century's most iconic cars, his industry experience brought instant classics to the road. From humble beginnings in Germany's divided south to his new base in Seoul, Schreyer embodies a conduit between the west and east--bridging his homeland's history of automotive design with South Korea, a country that has experienced stratospheric growth on the world stage in just a few decades. Looking at the formative moments and pivotal artistic discoveries that shaped his creative mindset, Roots and Wings is the never-before-told story of how a man reimagined a car brand and left a mark on history in the process.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 29-10-2021


$150.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Greek Myths

ISBN: 9783836584722

Publisher: Taschen

The Greek myths are timeless classics, whose scenes and figures have captivated us since ancient times. The gods and heroes of these legends embody universal hu...


The Greek myths are timeless classics, whose scenes and figures have captivated us since ancient times. The gods and heroes of these legends embody universal human characteristics and truths - the courage of Perseus, the greed of Midas, the ambition of Icarus, the vengeance of Medea or the hubris of Niobe. These traits are the basis for immortal dramas and rich narratives, as profound as they are entertaining, which form the bedrock of our culture and literature today and remain relevant and fascinating for all readers, young and old alike. This edition contains 47 tales based on the most famous episodes in Greek mythology, from Prometheus, the Argonauts, and Theseus to the Trojan War and Homer's Odyssey. The individual texts are selected from the seminal work Sagen des klassischen Altertums (Legends of Classical Antiquity) by Gustav Schwab (1792-1850), and strikingly illustrated by 29 artists, among them outstanding representatives of the Golden Age of Book Illustration and the Arts and Crafts Movement, including Walter Crane (1845-1915), Arthur Rackham (1867-1939), William Russell Flint (1880-1969), and Virginia Frances Sterrett (1900-1930). These illustrations are complimented by contemporary vignettes and a genealogical tree of Greek gods and goddesses by Clifford Harper, commissioned especially for this volume. Placing the tales in context, the book contains a historical introduction by Dr. Michael Siebler, and is rounded off with biographies of all contributing artists and an extensive glossary of Greek mythology's most famous protagonists. The heroism, tragedy, and theatre of Greek mythology glimmers through each tale in this opulently illustrated edition, awakening the gods and heroes to new life.


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 205 x 256 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2021


$90.00
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