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Secret Garden. Artist's EditionFrom the artist and the publisher that brought you the hugely successful Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest - this special artist's edition features 20 beautiful, pull out art prints for colouring in. Colouring fans of all ages will enjoy immersing themselves in a selection of the most popular artworks from the original book, now presented in a new, large-scale format for maximum colouring enjoyment. Each detailed ...
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Royal LondonLondon is the royal capital of the world. Nowhere else is steeped in such regal riches. Royalty can be read about in history books, watched in colourful ceremonies and wondered at in lively gossip columns. But most of all, the royal city can be seen and understood in its wonderful, diverse architecture. Using his own unique method of turning photographs into works of art, the highly creative architectural photographer ...
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African TextilesThe breathtaking skill and creativity of the African peoples are presented here in radiant color the gorgeous stripweaves of the Ashanti and the Ewe; the lace weaves of the Yoruba and thebogolanfini mud cloths from Mali and West Africa; the Berber weaves from Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia in North Africa; the unique, crocheted, embroidered, and feathered hats from Cameroon; the ancient weaving tradition of Ethiopia; ...
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George Condo. Painting ReconfiguredWith his arresting, unsettling style, George Condo emerged out of the dynamism of the New York art scene in the early 1980s, and he has been restlessly painting, drawing and sculpting - bringing forms into the world in one way or another - ever since. Reliably inconsistent, Condo's references and inspirations, in both style and content, ricochet deliriously around the canon of western art history. Somewhere ...
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Retro & Vintage DesignRetro and Vintage are buzzwords that include 1930s Jagermeister, 1950s Roberts DAB Radio, and 1970s G Plan Furniture. While Eames Lounge Chairs, Levis 501, or Chanel N 5 have always been popular and evolved into style icons, other products and styles were (almost) forgotten. Rediscovered in recent years, some of them have made a comeback, reaching unprecedented levels of popularity today and becoming part of ...
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Tropical Living. Dream Houses at Exotic PlacesWho has never dreamt of living in the tropics? Lying in the sun, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere, sitting under the cool shade of abundant vegetation just like finding a place in paradise. This new release features a beautiful range of residential architecture and designs from Costa Rica to Florida, from Thailand to South Africa. Every project is an invitation to feel good and relax with swimming pools, open-air ...
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Art + Science Now. How Scientific Research and Technological Innovation are Becoming Key to 21st-century AestheticsArt + Science Now is a groundbreaking overview of the art being made at the cutting edge of scientific research. The first illustrated book in its field, it shows how some of the world's most dynamic art is being produced not in museums, galleries and studios but in the laboratory, where artists probe cultural, philosophical and social questions connected with scientific and technological advances. Featuring ...
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The Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gehry. A Building for the Twenty-First CenturyThis volume explores in depth the conception, design, and construction process of Frank Gehry's latest architectural monument, the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Set in the beautiful Bois de Boulogne, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, as a new cultural center, will house a permanent collection of contemporary art, and feature exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and multidisciplinary performances, along with lectures, ...
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MoMA MasterpiecesSince its founding in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art in New York has brought the history of modern and contemporary art to vivid life through its extraordinary holdings. MoMA Masterpieces provides a fresh look at the Museums exceptional collection as it stands today. Ann Temkins introduction addresses the historical construction of the Museums collection and explores the shifting issues that have guided its ...
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New Swiss ArchitectureEstablished on the global stage by the international success and influence of architects such as Peter Zumthor and Herzog & de Meuron, today's generation of architects in Switzerland draws on the country's distinctive landscape of alpine peaks, crystalline lakes and efficient cities, and fuses traditional Swiss materials with new high-tech tools and innovative construction methods. New Swiss Architecture documents ...
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Decorating with Carpets. A Fine FoundationMore than any other element of a room, and as the largest and most expensive component of any design scheme, the effect a carpet has on a space is every bit as great as its size. Decorators have long recognized the importance of a fine carpet, its impact on the colors and textures of a space, its contribution to creating an atmosphere, its feel of luxury, and, with the best examples, its lasting worth. Decorating ...
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Archi-Graphic. An Infographic Look at ArchitectureThis informative and engaging book uses a variety of inventive infographics to take an unusual look at architecture in a way that would not be possible with words and images alone. Through a variety of different infographics it compares, for example, the range of materials and colours used by different architects, the relative locations of their buildings, who influenced who, and which architects are the most ...
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Mural XXL. What Graffiti and Street Art Did NextOnce upon a time, illegal graffiti and street art were modest in scale, hastily created in hours or even minutes and destroyed just as quickly by authorities, vandals, or the weather. Now, however, architects, urban planners, and development companies have begun to support the creation of large murals, allowing street artists and graffiti artists to make carefully planned, more permanent works, sometimes covering ...
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Lives of the Great PhotographersIn the history of photography, the lives of the major personalities behind the lens are often as captivating as the images they have left behind. Yet, while certain photographs have become world famous, indelibly printed on the cultural consciousness, the stories of the photographers have been all too often distorted, obfuscated, or overlooked, and their social and political environments misunderstood or forgotten. ...
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Fashion and the Art of Pochoir. The Golden Age of Illustration in ParisThe 1910s and 1920s witnessed the advent of luxurious catalogs from the great French fashion houses that used the hand-colored stenciling technique known as pochoir. This highly refined, painterly technique, which consists of applying layers of gouache paint or watercolor to achieve bold blocks of saturated color, produced works of visual artistry previously unrivaled in the history of illustration. Pochoir ...
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Woody Allen. A RetrospectiveWoody Allen is a uniquely innovative performer, writer and director with nearly fifty movies to his credit, from cult slapstick films and romantic comedies to introspective character studies and crime thrillers. Classics such as Annie Hall, Manhattan, Stardust Memories, Broadway Danny Rose and Hannah and Her Sisters still resonate, and more recently Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine have been notable successes. ...
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Loire Valley SketchbookThe Loire Valley is renowned for its fabulous chateaux and gardens. Indeed, the area between Gien and Angers is known as the garden of France. But for hundreds of years the Loire was an important trading and transport route and the site of many historically significant events. In the Middle Ages the kings of France began to settle in the valley, attracted by its idyllic setting and gentle climate, and it was ...
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Cats Galore. A Compendium of Cultured CatsWhat happens when a cat becomes the subject of da Vinci s Mona Lisa or takes the starring role in Hamlet or Lawrence of Arabia? Susan Herbert s feline interpretations of famous images from Western culture have charmed and amused readers for decades. Cats Galore brings together illustrations from the affectionately envisioned Pre-Raphaelite Cats, Shakespeare Cats, Movie Cats, and Opera Cats as well as other delightful ...
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Matisse. The Chapel at VenceThis is the most complete and beautiful study of the Chapel of the Rosary in Vence, near Nice in the South of France, considered one of the most important religious structures of the modern age and regarded by Henri Matisse himself as his great masterpiece. Matisse dedicated four years to the creation of this chapel, and the result is one of the most remarkable ensemble pieces of 20th-century art. Every element ...
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Color it ChicMore fun and whimsy in this upscale colouring book for all lovers of fashion, children and adults alike. The latest offering in the Color it Chic series takes fashion indoors showing it as it appears through the ages in its original interior contexts. Fashion meets architecture meets you in this new book of original drawings by Nancy Riegelman ready for the readers own colouring input. It is inspirational, educational ...
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Paul Cezanne. Drawings and WatercoloursDrawing was central to Cezannes indefatigable search for solutions to the problems posed by the depiction of reality. Many of his watercolours are equal to his paintings, and he himself made no real distinction between painting and drawing. This books six chapters are arranged thematically covering the whole range of Cezannes uvre: works after the Old Masters such as Michelangelo and Rubens; his period as one ...
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Lucian Freud. Painting PeopleLucian Freud: Painting People features a selection of the artist's finest portraits and figure paintings arranged chronologically, from the early 1940s to his death in 2011. In his introductory essay, Martin Gayford looks at Freud's standing as an artist and his place in art history, and offers personal insights into the artist's life and approach to portraiture. World-renowned artist David Hockney gives a revealing ...
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21st Century PortraitsThis striking book explores contemporary portraiture from the past decade. The selection features cutting-edge new work from the international art community and reflects an increasing interest in identity worldwide. Organised thematically, the book examines seven key strands of portraiture: The Body; The Self-Portrait; The Invented Portrait; The Anonymous Portrait; Social Identity; The Celebrity Portrait. With ...
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100 Great Children's PicturebooksThis unashamed visual feast celebrates the best designed and illustrated picturebooks from around the world over the past one hundred years. Each book is a creation of genius and inventiveness, and their design and illustration represent such diverse trends as the Russian Constructivists, Italian Futurists, and Postwar Neo-romantics. They are also mirrors of their times reflecting social concerns from a child's ...
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Lomo Life. The Future is AnalogueAttention all hipsters! In November 2012, the worlds coolest camera brand celebrates its 20th anniversary with the publication of this official two-volume slipcased title. Book I features specially commissioned photography showing off all cameras in the vast Lomography range, including every limited edition and the best one-offs ever made. Book II traces the story of the last 20 years of Lomography, as seen ...
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Pop-up City. City-Making in a Fluid WorldBased on 5 years of insights from blogging, 'The Pop-Up City' blog presents this book on creative ideas for cities in a fluid world. The authors Jeroen Beekmans and Joop de Boer are the brains and hearts of the Amsterdam-based blog that showcases eye-opening ideas, concepts and trends that make a change in the city of today and tomorrow. On a daily basis, the authors have written stories about individuals, enterprises, ...
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Inferno. Alexander McQueenLondon 1996: Alexander McQueen took over the Hawksmoor masterpiece Christ Church in Londons East End for what was quite possibly the greatest fashion show on Earth. A candle-lit, cruciform catwalk with a backdrop of stained-glass windows set the tone for an extraordinary collection. Lace sat against chiffon and rubbed shoulders with couture and club-culture clothing and digital print. Dante was the seminal collection ...
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CuneiformCuneiform script on tablets of clay is, as far as we know, the oldest form of writing in the world. The choice of clay as writing medium in ancient Mesopotamia meant that records of all kinds could survive down to modern times, preserving fascinating documents from ancient civilization, written by a variety of people and societies. From reading these tablets we can understand not only the history and economics ...
Germany Divided. Baselitz and His GenerationGermany Divided explores a selection of unpublished and unseen works from some of the leading names in contemporary art. Showcased are key works from six artists who re-defined art in Germany in the second half of the twentieth century: Georg Baselitz; Marcus Lupertz; Blinky Palermo; A.R. Penck; Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter. In-depth biographical essays on each artist show how the division of Germany into ...
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Pictures That Mark Can DoMark is good natured. He finds the best in most things. To explain more would be too much. These are just pictures that Mark can do. David Bailey may be a master of the medium, but he also readily accepts that photography is technologically driven. The snapshot is a part of our visual culture and many photographs have been taken millions and millions of times, with just slight variations, such as the identity ...
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Emerald. Twenty-one Centuries of Jewelled Opulence and PowerSparkling, glittering, and gleaming, emeralds are gemstones twenty times rarer than diamonds. In the first section of Emerald, we see pieces worn by celebrities ranging from Elizabeth Taylor and Angelina Jolie to royals such as Princess Diana, all alongside classic images of emeralds from art, advertising, and fashion.
The second part of this major volume showcases more than thirty of the world's most significant ...
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This is GauguinPaul Gauguin created some of the most advanced art in a brilliant generation of artists all of whom struggled against the stifling conformity of the late 19th century's artistic mainstream. He created paintings whose radically simplified lines and colours echoed the unschooled art of the rustic and native cultures he loved. After his famously disastrous stay with Vincent van Gogh in southern France, Gauguin ...
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8 MinutesThe premise of this book couldn't be simpler: 130 photographs of British bad boy artist Damien Hirst by the great British fashion photographer David Bailey, taken during a single shoot lasting eight minutes. Famed as the inspiration for the swinging 60s photographer character in Michelangelo Antonioni's film "Blow Up" (1966), Bailey was one of the first fashion photographers to merge with rock coterie and the ...
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Stencil TypeDesigners often look to the past to inform their work. In Stencil Type, design gurus Steven Heller and Louise Fili explore the variety and influence of the world s most ubiquitous typographic style, which dates to prehistoric times and has been used on a range of surfaces from street signs, buildings, and bridges to packaging and posters. This expansive sourcebook presents hundreds of international examples ...
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The Wild and Garden Plants of IrelandThe jewel-like watercolors of renowned Irish botanical artist Wendy Walsh portray a personal selection of about 100 plants that grow wild in Ireland or are cultivated in Irish gardens. Presented in 33 thematic sections, Walsh's subjects range from well-loved and distinctive native plants to exotic species introduced from the New World and Asia, unusual plants that grow in some of the most extreme environments ...
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Gordon ParksGordon Parks (1912-2006) was a pioneering figure in 20th-century photography. As well as being the first African-American photographer to join the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and to become a staff photographer for Life magazine, he was also a writer, film director and composer. Although best known for documenting issues such as poverty, race relations and civil rights, he was remarkably versatile, turning ...
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Cape Cod Modern. Mid-century Architecture and Community on the Outer CapeIn the summer of 1937, Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus and a professor at Harvard's new Graduate School of Design, rented a house on Planting Island, near the base of Cape Cod. There, he and his wife, Ise, hosted a festive reunion of Bauhaus masters and students who had recently emigrated from Europe: Marcel Breuer, Herbert Bayer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Xanti Schawinsky and others. Together they feasted, ...
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Bjork: ArchivesBjork is a contemporary icon whose contributions to music, video, film, fashion and art have influenced a generation worldwide. Here, now, is the ultimate celebration of this multimillion-selling superstar. Designed by top design studio M/M (Paris) as a slipcased world of wonders, this publication which accompanies springs exhibition on Bjork at The Museum of Modern Art is composed of six parts: four booklets, ...
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The Creative Person's Website BuilderSo many creative businesses are run online these days. Whether it is used as an online shop, a marketing tool, or a portfolio, a good website is an essential tool for artists, photographers, designers, and makers from all creative backgrounds and disciplines. This community of people, in particular, needs the design and function of their sites to reflect their individuality and style. The Creative Person's Website ...
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Bruno Taut. Master of Colourful Architecture in BerlinBruno Taut (1880-1938) is generally considered the leading housing estate architect of the modern era. Utilizing the latest architectural techniques and concentrating on the needs of the people who were to inhabit his buildings, he made a lasting impression on the housing construction of his time which is not simply reflected by the 10,000 flats built by him. This revised and extended edition presents the extensive ...
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Roy Lichtenstein. SculptorThis is an exceptional selection of Lichtenstein's sculptures from 1968 to the end of the artists life, from early ceramic sculptures to large-scale public works. The planned exhibition at the Fondazione Vedova in Venice (Biennale Arte 2013) will encompass Roy Lichtenstein's sculptural production throughout his career, from the early 1960s through to the late 1990s, presenting his influential sculptural oeuvre ...
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The Printed Square. Vintage Handkerchief Patterns for Fashion and DesignIn recent years, vintage handkerchiefs have been an unsung source of inspiration for many of the world's most exciting brands. This volume written by vintage clothing and textiles expert Nicky Albrechtsen, will appeal to collectors of printed textiles, fashion lovers and designers, and provide a visual feast for anyone with a passion for pattern. Over 200 beautifully designed handkerchiefs have been selected ...
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500x Art in Public. Masterpieces from the Ancient World to the PresentWorks of art make a substantial contribution to cultural identification. When they are placed in a public place this function is enhanced. However the artworks also acknowledge other tasks: they figuratively announce content in their traditional role, standing as the image of a ruler or at least serve as decoration, while in the Modern period they become increasingly space defining or shaping. In this volume ...
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Twentieth-century Type and Beyond20th Century Type and Beyond provides a decade-by-decade analysis of the issues that have shaped the history of typographic and, latterly, graphic design. This book provides designers, students and general readers with an informed and accessible guide to the typography of the 20th century and the key questions that will shape typographic practice in the future. Subjects include the arrival of mass production; ...
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Sex on Show. Seeing the Erotic in Greece and RomeThe Greeks and Romans were not shy about sex. Drinking cups, oil-lamps and walls were decorated with scenes of seduction and sexual intercourse which make the modern viewer blush; models of penises were worn around the neck or hung from doorways. In classical Greece, statues of erect penises served as boundary-stones and signposts. In Rome, marble satyrs and nymphs grappled in gardens. How are we to make sense ...
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Edward WestonFrom nudes to landscapes, a wide-ranging retrospective of the work of Edward Weston, one of the greatest 20th-century American photographers. Edward Weston (Highland Park, Illinois, 1886 Wildcat Hill, California, 1958) began to take photographs at the age of sixteen and in 1911 he opened his first photographic studio in the town of Tropico in California. He became an increasingly important figure on the American ...
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Federico Delrosso Architects. Pushing the BoundariesThe first monograph devoted to this Italian architect and designer, exploring his twenty-year career. The works by Federico Delrosso (b. 1964) reflect the teachings of modernists-especially Gio Ponti, Ernesto Nathan Rogers, and Le Corbusier. This monograph is a complete overview of architectural plans for private and commercial buildings, interior decor, and design projects created over the past twenty years.
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Mountain Modern. Contemporary Homes in High PlacesHigh up in mountains around the world, houses that have long been constructed following local building traditions are being transformed. Intrepid young architects using new technologies and materials are refashioning these traditions, with results that range from gemutlich (cozy) retreats to glamorous hilltop villas. Houses are presented in three sections: Cabin, Chalet, and Villa. Photographs of each house ...
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Inventions that Didn't Change the WorldInventions that Didn t Change the World is a fascinating visual tour through some of the most bizarre inventions registered with the British authorities in the nineteenth century. In an era when Britain was the workshop of the world, design protection (nowadays patenting) was all the rage, and the apparently lenient approval process meant that all manner of bizarre curiosities were painstakingly recorded, in ...
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Casual Sweet Clothes. Favourite Pieces for Every DayCasual Sweet Clothes offers you gorgeous tops, dresses, jackets and skirts with a designer edge. Simple step-by-step instructions and diagrams guide you through the process of sewing each garment, and the full-size patterns included at the back of the book guarantee perfectly fitting results every time. The 18 simple but stylish casual pieces in this book make the foundation of a hand-made wardrobe that will last for years.
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Hollywood Love Stories. True Love Stories from the Golden Days of the Silver ScreenFrom the earliest days of Hollywood, the pressures of fame led to a febrile atmosphere among its stars. The magic of the movies made audiences pulses quicken, but what was really happening in the lives of the actors up on the silver screen? Hollywood Love Stories looks at 14 real-life love affairs across the golden age of the movies, from the 1920s to the 1970s. From the swashbuckling romance between Douglas ...
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Extreme Minimalism. ArchitectureDuring many eras of architectural history, builders and architects aimed to construct buildings with pure shapes and clear geometry, while foregoing decorative elements. With the advent of Classical Modernity, minimalism has become a seminal architectural style. However, the approach of architects cannot be limited to Mies van der Roh s dogma of Less is more, but corresponds rather to Less is all you need. Based ...
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Skywood House. And the Architecture of Graham PhillipsSkywood has been called a house that turns lifestyle into a work of art and one that offers a masterclass in architectures power to excite and inspire. As a structure, it reflects rigour and attention to detail, attributes that its creator, Graham Phillips, credits both to his time at Foster & Partners, and to his experiences of buildings he loves, from Mies van der Rohes Barcelona Pavilion and Luis Barragans ...
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Fifty Years of IllustrationThis book charts contemporary illustration's rich history: from the rampant idealism of the 1960s to the bleak realism of the 1970s, and from the over-blown consumerism of the 1980s to the digital explosion of the 1990s, followed by the increasing diversification of illustration in the early twenty-first century. The book explores the contexts in which the discipline has operated and looks historically, sociologically, ...
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The Art of the Tile. Classic and Contemporary Designs for Every InteriorDurable and easy to clean, tile has been a popular practical material for thousands of years, but its allure extends far beyond its ability to withstand wear and tear. Tile is a medium for bringing light and beauty into a space. Now, with more choices than ever before, tile has become an incredibly popular way to add personalized character to a home. In The Art of the Tile, tile enthusiast and design writer ...
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Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion DesignersThis indispensable guide to the entire world of fashion has been completely revised to include detailed information on every important designer from 1840 up to the present day, including not only couturiers but also shoe, hat and knitwear specialists, costume designers, jewelers and hairdressers. It also covers the fashion media, photographers and illustrators, influential art movements, fashion terms, garment ...
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French Painting in the Golden AgeThis is an introduction to one of the great periods of Western art and provides a clear, dramatic account of the French art world under Louis XIII and Louis XIV. Drawing on research that places the art of the period in its context of religious and philosophical ideas, Christopher Allen provides the means for the reader to judge the meaning, relevance, success or failure of the art of this period.
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Pop ArtPop Art embodied the spirit of the 1960s. Despite its carnival aspects, its orgiastic color and giant scale, it was based on a tough, no-nonsense, no-refinement standard appropriate to its time. Here several critics, each involved in Pop Art, but with different backgrounds, vividly bring the movement to life. Lucy Lippard examines Pop's precursor and related styles, ranging from folk art, Surrealism and Dada, ...
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Derek Jarman's SketchbooksLegendary filmmaker Derek Jarman recorded his life and work in highly detailed sketchbooks. Encompassing both the private and the professional, these offer a personal view into the life and career of a highly influential filmmaker and artist.
Drawn from the collection of handmade books that Jarman gave to the British Film Institute shortly before his death in 1994, Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks showcases the most ...
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The Mr Porter Paperback. The Manual for a Stylish Life - Volume ThreeMr Porter, the global online retail destination for mens style, continues to provide essential, male-friendly guidance with the release of the third volume in the series. Mr Porter proves that, when it comes to shopping for fashion, men no longer need to endure the bustle of town and can instead enjoy the very best of menswear and lifestyle from the comfort of their desks or sofas. Simply yet elegantly designed, ...
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Mid-Century Fashion and Advertising PhotographyWilliam Helburn was the go-to photographer for many of the top advertising agencies in New York in the 1950s and 1960s. Shock value and an unrelenting hunger for success helped Helburn to a pioneer s share in the revolutionary era of advertising and his work would also appear on the editorial pages and covers of major magazines. As well as cars and cosmetics, Helburn shot Coca-Cola, Canada Dry, whiskeys, clothing ...
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French Art DecoArt Deco is epitomized by the French works exhibited at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris in 1925. The exquisite craftsmanship and artistry of the dazzling works displayed spoke to a sophisticated modernity, yet were firmly rooted in tradition. Interest in Art Deco has not only endured to the present day, but has grown steadily, and the style is now more well-known ...
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Architecture. The Whole StoryFrom ancient and classical masterpieces to contemporary, cutting-edge buildings, architecture has defined our world throughout history. Drawing its examples from all around the globe, Architecture: The Whole Story is a richly illustrated and comprehensive account of the architects, plans, designs and constructions that over the centuries have most engaged our minds, inspired our imaginations and raised our spirits. ...
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Asian Street FashionThis is an inspiring visual journey through the fashions to be found on the streets of Asia, where young fashionistas are pushing the boundaries to make bold statements that scream individuality and yet are born out of assured traditions. In 280 carefully selected photographs, the culmination of several years of travelling throughout Asia in pursuit of the most innovative styles, James Bent gives a rare insight ...
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Haute Couture Ateliers. The Artisans of FashionMore than 150,000 people work in haute couture. Many of them labour behind the scenes, applying their talents in ateliers devoted to creativity and meticulous attention to detail. This beautiful book takes the reader behind the fashion scenes, allowing the best haute couture designers, embroiderers, leather craftsmen, lacemakers, perfumiers and jewelers to share their work. The books specially taken photographs ...
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Elliott ErwittElliott Erwitt is one of seven new titles being published this spring in Thames & Hudson's acclaimed Photofile series. Each book brings together the best work of the world's greatest photographers in an attractive format and at an easily affordable price. Handsome and collectable, the books are printed to the highest standards. Each one contains some sixty full-page reproductions printed in superb duotone, together ...
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LettersThese enchanting books introduce children to four perennially popular subjects: animals, letters, numbers and toys. Each book features thirty engaging games with activities involving colouring, recognition, classification, counting, searching and more, as well as one double spread of stickers. This beautifully designed collection will both educate and entertain all children of three and over.
NumbersThese enchanting books introduce children to four perennially popular subjects: animals, letters, numbers and toys. Each book features thirty engaging games with activities involving colouring, recognition, classification, counting, searching and more, as well as one double spread of stickers. This beautifully designed collection will both educate and entertain all children of three and over.
Pop-up NumbersThis is a pop-up parade of numerical teasers for maths fans of four and over.
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Superlight. Lightness in Contemporary HousesOne of the most influential design philosophies of the past 25 years has been Glenn Murcutt's dictum that buildings should touch the earth lightly. While architects have always sought to liberate architecture from its solid foundations through the use of new materials and spatial reconfigurations, climate change, new materials and restricted land use have given new impetus to finding lightweight solutions for ...
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England / Scotland 1960In 1960, after an intense year photographing a notorious Brooklyn street gang The Jokers, Bruce Davidson decided to remove himself from the tension and depression of that work. He received an assignment to photograph Marilyn Monroe during the making of John Houston's The Misfits in the Nevada desert, and then travelled to London on commission for Queen magazine. Published by Jocelyn Stevens, Queen was devoted ...
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Hats by Madame Paulette. Paris Milliner ExtraordinaireMadame Paulette was Paris's queen of milliners. Born in 1900, this famed headwear designer learned her trade between the wars, and by the 40s and 50s her hats crowned the heads of everyone who was anyone in Paris, and were increasingly sought by the rich and famous around the world. Film stars such as Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and Audrey Hepburn were some of her most ardent fans, as well as royalty, including ...
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World Press Photo 14Every year since 1958 an international jury has met in the Netherlands under the auspices of the World Press Photo Foundation to choose the world's finest press photographs. Universally recognized as the definitive competition for photographic reportage, it has been described by Michael Rand as the international photographic contest. Publishing the results of the latest annual World Press Photo Contest, this ...
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Modern Nature. Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake GeorgeAlthough OKeeffe is usually associated with the desert landscape of New Mexico, her professional development as an artist largely occurred during the years she summered at Alfred Stieglitz's family estate at Lake George, in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. Modern Nature, the first book to examine OKeeffe's time at Lake George in detail, looks behind the public facade OKeeffe created for herself ...
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Pre-Raphaelite CatsSusan Herberts feline versions of famous paintings have delighted cat and art-lovers everywhere. In this book, now available in paperback, she turns her eye to the works of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, whose popularity is reaching new heights today. The epitome of their style and period, these wonderful paintings can be viewed in a new and entrancing way when their protagonists are endearing cats. The Beggar ...
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Designing Here/Now. A Global Selection of Objects, Concepts and Spaces for the FutureDesign touches every aspect of our lives and has become one of the most exciting and fast-moving industries, enlivening businesses, stimulating economies and solving humanitys most pressing problems. Increasingly connected to the developments in technology, design has also become one of the most dynamic areas of exploration, with design schools and professions exploding across the globe. It is difficult to keep ...
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My First Book of ToysThese enchanting books introduce children to four perennially popular subjects: animals, letters, numbers and toys. Each book features thirty engaging games with activities involving colouring, recognition, classification, counting, searching and more, as well as one double spread of stickers. This beautifully designed collection will both educate and entertain all children of three and over.
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My First Book of AnimalsThese enchanting books introduce children to four perennially popular subjects: animals, letters, numbers and toys. Each book features thirty engaging games with activities involving colouring, recognition, classification, counting, searching and more, as well as one double spread of stickers. This beautifully designed collection will both educate and entertain all children of three and over.
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Racing Driver. How to Drive Racing Cars Step by StepRacing Driver is a thrill-a-minute training course that shows children how the worlds fastest racing cars are driven. The book is divided into three types of spread that encourage the child to imagine speeding around the track and becoming a racing champion. Driving school looks at the engineering and science of driving. On the track puts the child behind the wheel in a variety of high-speed cars, including ...
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The Bicycle ArtisansHere is an alphabetically presented, richly illustrated guide to 88 of the most creative bicycle makers working today, includes established names such as Achielle, Cielo Cycles and Corima and new kids on the block such as Art & Industry, Bondi Beach Cruisers and Foffa, as well as product designers (Torkel Dohmers, Marc Newson). Today's cyclists are seeking increasingly custom-made bicycles as reflections of ...
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The Way We Live: In the CountryThis is a comprehensive sourcebook of decorative ideas and much more for anyone who dreams of living in the country, or is lucky enough to live there already. From the vineyards of Provence to the hills of California and the farms of Australia, stunning photographs from across the world capture the distinctive architecture, decorative schemes, landscapes and rustic details that make country living so desirable. ...
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The Fashion Swatch BookThis exhaustive sourcebook book presents the most eye-catching and important pieces from an array of more than 100 of the world's fashion designers. Covering both contemporary and classic designs - from historic houses such as Sophie Hallette, masters of lace, to the edgiest work by Christopher Kane and Giles Deacon - it sets a new benchmark in the world of fabric design. Alphabetically arranged by designer, ...
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The Mr Porter Paperback: The Manual for a Stylish Life - Volume TwoThe first volume of The Mr Porter Paperback: The Manual for a Stylish Life is a witty compendium of life and style advice for the modern man. Compiled by Mr Porters Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Langmead, it covers everything from the essential (how to take care of dress shoes or charm the in-laws) to the just-in-case (how to pull off daring feats or dance at a wedding). Derived from the sites online journal (which ...
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Velazquez: Las Meninas and the Late Royal PortraitsThis book presents a complete survey of one of the key moments in the history of the Spanish court portrait, a period spanning the years 1650 to 1680. In 1650 Vel?zquez was in Rome, where he depicted members of the papal court with a new freedom of approach, while the following year saw his keenly awaited return to Spain, where he returned to the conventions of the court portrait. From that point onwards and ...
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Meet Edvard Munch"I am Edvard Munch. The best painter in the world."
Artist. Man. Celebrity. Innovative, new and still current. Edvard Munch is one of the most famous artists in the world His strong paintings are still moving people all over the globe. This book, now in your hands, will give your insight in Munch's artistry. How and why did the paintings turn out the way they did? Which ideas, feelings and questions do they ...
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City Cycling EuropeThe eight guides in the City Cycling Europe series are each devoted to a different city: London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Antwerp/Ghent, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona and Milan. Each compact volume features cycle-friendly neighbourhoods, itineraries, cycle maps and places to visit where cyclists are always welcome. Aimed primarily at those looking to take casual weekend breaks, there is also information for hardcore ...
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Dictionary of Today's Landscape DesignersThis dictionary profiles world-renowned architects, engineers, landscape architects, artists and photographers whose work has given rise to an entirely new dimension in designing the cityscape. It features leading figures from the international scene, including Tadao Andao, Emilio Ambasz, Daniel Buren, Tony Cragg, Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Anish Kapoor, Rem Koolhaas, Maya Lin, Richard Long and James Turrel, ...
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William Kentridge: FortunaThis is the most complete monograph yet published on the internationally acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge. Bringing together nearly two hundred of his works made between 1989 and the present day, the book explores Kentridges work across a wide range of media, including film, video, sculpture, design, drawing and printmaking. Two essays discuss the development of Kentridges art and his unique ...
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The Mr Porter PaperbackThe first volume of The Mr Porter Paperback: The Manual for a Stylish Life is a witty compendium of life and style advice for the modern man. Compiled by Mr Porters Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Langmead, it covers everything from the essential (how to take care of dress shoes or charm the in-laws) to the just-in-case (how to pull off daring feats or dance at a wedding). Derived from the sites online journal (which ...
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Marian Bantjes Pretty Pictures. The Complete Graphic ArtAn ambitious publication in scope and specification, the book presents the total design output of one of the worlds most talented and sought-after graphic designers. Presented loosely chronologically and with candid commentary throughout, this large-scale publication reveals a fascinating journey from Bantjes' early work as a typesetter to her adoption of digital technologies that push conventional print production ...
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The Killer Detail. Defining Moments in Fashion. Sartorial Icons from Cary Grant to Kate MossThe killer detail: a singular feature that catches the eye, encapsulates an attitude, or refines a style, distinguishing the wearer from the crowd. A ribbon on a hat, a belt knotted around a trench coat, the lining of a jacket, the lacing on a boot. Ephemeral, and yet timeless. Written and curated by seasoned journalists whose intimate backstage knowledge is matched only by their assiduous research, these rare, ...
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The Staircase. The Architecture of AscentThe essential purpose of a staircase is utilitarian: to facilitate ascent and descent. Yet the design of even the simplest stair is complex, requiring great knowledge, skill and ingenuity. This volume showcases the astonishing diversity of staircases over the centuries, from the stepped pyramids of the Maya to the exquisitely proportioned stairs of the Renaissance, to the elaborate balustraded confections of ...
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Lee Miller in FashionLee Miller was a Vogue cover girl, Man Ray's lover, the first photojournalist at the liberation of Dachau and Buchenwald, and one of the most important female photographers of the 20th century. Combining fine art and urban wit, her photographic technique was learned from the great photographers of her day, among them are Edward Steichen, Man Ray and George Hoyningen-Huene. Becky E.
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Sustainable Materials, Processes and ProductionThis latest book in Rob Thompsons series of highly acclaimed reference guides for design students provides an understanding of the environmental impact of materials, manufacturing processes and product lifecycles, and a guide on how to select and use them in an intelligent way. Divided into three easily referenced parts Materials, Processes and Lifecycle the book is packed with practical information and in-depth ...
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Green City Spaces. Urban Landscape ArchitectureGreen areas of all kinds have gained significance for contemporary urban planning. In addition to the importance for the structure and appearance of urban spaces, these areas have a wide range social, ecological and economic functions. For instance, they can serve as relaxation and communication rooms, or as habitats for flora and fauna they can have an extremely positive influence on the micro-climate, not ...
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Textile Visionaries. Innovation and Sustainability in Textile DesignTechnologized textiles and sustainable fabrics are among the most innovative designed today, and together they are driving the rest of the industry dramatically forward. Many designers are now integrating hi-tech fabrics, such as protective and impact-resistant textiles, or cellulose fabrics with groundbreaking results. Embracing new processes such as biomimicry, they bridge the gap between art, design, technology ...
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Le Corbusier. An Atlas of Modern LandscapesIn June 2013, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents the largest exhibition ever produced on Le Corbusier's prolific oeuvre, encompassing his work as architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer and photographer. Over a six-decade career, this towering figure of modern culture constantly observed and imagined landscapes using all the artistic techniques at his command, including watercolours, ...
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Jasper JohnsJackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns each made a tremendous impact on modern art in the 20th century. As pioneers of revolutionary movements such as Abstract Expressionism and Pop art, they are key figures in the postwar transitions that brought American art to the forefront of the international scene. These latest volumes in the MoMA Artist Series, which explores important ...
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Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940In the first half of the 20th century, Mexico was home to a burgeoning of art comparable in energy to the political revolution that shook the country between 1910 and 1920. This surge of artistic activity is the subject of this compelling new book, which presents the work of Mexican artists - from the social-realist painters Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros to the photographers Agustín Jiménez ...
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My Monster Notebook. John Harris and Mark ToddThis book presents creepy creatures and characters from ancient times and is a great giftbook for all fans of monsters and myths aged 8 and over. Purporting to be a school notebook found on the pavement, the pages reveal the stories of such thrilling and little-known creatures as the huge Teumessian Fox (who was turned to stone by Zeus), Echidna (mother of many, many monsters), hundred-headed Briaereus (who ...
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IllustrationNothing catches the eye like an appropriate, well-drawn illustration and digital technology has transformed the potential for their use in commercial and media contexts. High quality illustrations are constantly in demand and a designer with a sure grasp of digital illustration will find their skills invaluable. This practical volume offers sound advice to anyone who needs to create digital illustrations, manipulate ...
Graphic DesignFashions in graphic design change with bewildering rapidity, but any graphic designer with a sound grasp of the fundamental skills will be able to cope with new trends while producing work of lasting worth. Graphic Design Pocket Essentials covers graphic design on every scale, from signage schemes as big as a building to web buttons just a few pixels across. The book gives solid, in-depth advice on how to ascertain ...
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The Collier Campbell Archive. 50 Years of Passion in PatternFor nearly fifty years, sisters Susan Collier and Sarah Campbell have been at the forefront of textile design. Collections for London's Liberty department store made their name, with designs like Bauhaus (1972) deemed a significant turning point, paving the way for a vibrant new aesthetic. Their work at this point included prints, furnishing and dress textiles, and famously Liberty's noted scarves, and many ...
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It's a Stick-UpThis is the first book to look at an increasingly popular form of street art: the 'wheatie' or wheat paste-up. Many street artists dont graffiti or stencil any more but use pre-prepared paper images that can be taken down, thereby avoiding a vandalism charge. The book will show the work of 20 artists, with photographs of their work, an article about their work and a fold-out paste-up. The fold-out pages are ...
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My Monster Bubblewriter BookMy Monster Bubblewriter Book is an activity book to inspire and encourage creativity with both words and drawing. It teaches children how to create cool hand lettering, using their imaginations to create crazy alphabets from monster inspired scripts to patchwork letters. There are loads of fun things to make, like posters and cards. Kids can use bubble writing to write letters and play games, create their own ...
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Collage and Context: Terry Farrell: The Partnership's Complete Works,1981-1991This book completes the series of titles on the work of the architect Terry Farrell that includes Place (2004), Ten Years: Ten Cities, 1991-2001 (2002), and Continuum (2012). This new volume covers the 1980s, when the practice was founded, and features the work that established Terry Farrells reputation. It includes such seminal projects as Clifton Nurseries, the TVam building, Charing Cross and the MI6 building. ...
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Building Berlin: The Latest Architecture in and Out of the Capital: Vol. 02Over the last 20 years architecture in and from Berlin has emerged as a global brand. Like Vol. 1, this new edition of Architecture Berlin showcases the most interesting 70 new buildings in and outside of the German capital. Each project is presented on the basis of informative texts, the most important facts as well as insightful photographic and planning documents. The contextual essays for each of the eight ...
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James Cook and the Exploration of the PacificCaptain James Cook (17281779) is renowned for leading three expeditions into the vast and uncharted waters of the Pacific Ocean. He was the first westerner to survey and map New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands, forming the modern image of the world and finally defeating the idea of a mythical southern continent. This book documents Cooks voyages and reproduces around 500 original items collected by ...
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Animation SketchbooksAnimation Sketchbooks presents the private notebooks, sketches and doodles of over 50 of the worlds most inventive, innovative and admired contemporary animators. From left-field satire to hit childrens TV series, from short animations for websites to full-scale, internationally distributed films, a wide array of creative work is represented in depth in this fascinating volume.
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Still LifeStill life is an art form which gives us valuable insights into changes of mentality and philosophy. Each still life is emblematic of a specific time and place and of a certain metaphysical perspective. This overview features sixty works from antiquity to the present and analyzes the history and significance of each.
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Talk About FashionFashion guru Catherine Schwaab packs the history of style, fashion, and its key designers into a practical and engaging guide. In Talk About Fashion, Catherine Schwaab uses her lengthy experience as a fashion journalist to break the subject down into lively and concise sections. This book offers a chronology of the major trends of the twentieth century, introduces thirty designers and their signature pieces ...
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Space Academy: How to Fly Spacecraft Step by StepHere is a training class that shows children how to pilot different kinds of spacecraft. Filled with stats and facts, this book covers essential space science, plus the latest space hardware, gadgets, and know-how. An introductory Astronaut School section looks at the technology of space travel. In Orbit takes children into space, putting them in the hot seat on different kinds of spacecraft or at mission control. ...
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Painting PeopleNewly available in paperback, Painting People is an in-depth yet accessible survey of figure paintings renaissance in the contemporary art world. Established author and broadcaster Charlotte Mullins introduces over 85 of the most exciting international artists who place painting and the figure at the heart of their practice, and puts their work and the themes they explore in historical, social and artistic context. ...
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The Books That Shaped Art HistoryWritten by some of today's leading art historians and curators, this new collection provides an invaluable road map of the field by comparing and reexamining canonical works of art history. From mile M le's magisterial study of thirteenth-century French art, first published in 1898, to Hans Belting 's provocative Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art, the book provides a concise ...
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Everybody's Activity BookPascale Estellon's whimsical artwork provides a high-quality base for creative fun in this beguiling book, which is guaranteed to entice kids away from the TV or Playstation. Packed with nearly 130 pages of activities, include drawing, cutting, sticking and colouring, it is sure to entrance and engage blossoming artists everywhere.
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Creating ShadeProtection has always been the most genuine function of architecture. In the context of global warming one of the most needed type of protection is from and against the sun. This necessity has led to an impressive creative outburst of amazing technological developments for all kinds of roofs without walls. These come in all forms and sizes, in a wide variety of materials concrete, fabrics, fiberglass, wood or ...
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Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-1947A splendid catalogue devoted to the work of an artist who was responsible for some of the most original glass artworks in art history. Through around 300 works, documents, and original drawings from private collections and museums from all over the world, this important volume reconstructs the work and life of Carlo Scarpa from the very beginnings of his career when he worked as artistic director for the Venini ...
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A Year in the Life of Face HunterFollowing the runaway success of his first book, pioneering street fashion photographer Yvan Rodic (better known to his fans as Face Hunter) is back with a travel diary that chronicles a year-long face-hunting expedition to more than 30 of his favourite fashion cities. Follow him to the world's most stylish cities, which range from the established fashion capitals of New York, Milan and Paris to exciting new ...
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Drape Drape 3Drape Drape 3 is the follow-up to the cult Japanese draping books Drape Drape and Drape Drape 2, and the latest in the new series from Bunka Fashion College. It includes 15 stylish contemporary designs for dresses, skirts, tunics and blouses, with easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams that skilfully guide the reader to create draped garments step by step. With two full-scale patterns at the back, this book ...
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Tattoos: 30 Postcards to Color and SendIncludes 30 removable postcards of manga artist and tattooist Jian Yi's coolest tattoo designs to complete, customize, and color in and then send to friends and family.
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The Tote BagThis book showcases some of the most striking, inventive and subversive examples of the ubiquitous tote. From eco chic to style icon, the featured totes come from a wide range of illustrators and graphic designers around the world, with designs including floral prints, typography, illustrations, and characters. Each book will be beautifully packaged in an original and eye-catching tote bag.
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Detail in Contemporary Bar and Restaurant DesignBars and restaurants need to be assertive. Customers tend not to visit them to satisfy basic appetites for food or drink but for the social opportunities. Their interiors need to occupy the imagination of their customers and to whet the appetite for a return visit. The design that gets the formula right will do as much to prolong the life of the business as the products on offer. As this book demonstrates, the ...
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RodchenkoFor many years respected gallerists Peter MacGill, Rudolf Kicken and Edwynn Houk have been collecting Aleksandr Rodchenko's photographs.
What is Contemporary Art?: A Children's GuideWhat is Contemporary Art? is the ideal introduction for children aged eight and over to art made since the 1960s. Featuring artworks from one of the worlds leading collections of modern and contemporary art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, its lively and engaging text introduces the art and ideas to young readers, with background information, fascinating stories and intriguing questions encouraging children ...
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London Sketchbook: A City ObservedThe essence of London, both grand and intimate in scale, is captured beautifully in this book of over 150 watercolour paintings and pencil drawings.
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The Unfinished PaintingTravelling through the history of art from the 15th till the 20th century, The Unfinished Painting is an ambitious survey of works of art by Old and Modern Masters including Van Eyck, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, David, Manet, Cezanne, Matisse and Mondrian that have remained deliberately or unintentionally unfinished, and that are usually marginalized in traditional art history. They remain incomplete for ...
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Jewelry by ChanelDrawing inspiration from tradition, Coco Chanel was never the slave of everyday formulas or mere market values. This book presents her work from the direct re-creations of the 1932 Collection to the newest interpretations of comets and stars, plumes and feathers, and Chanels signature flower, the camellia.
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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic DesignNew in the 100 Ideas that Changed... series, this book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design ...
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Mediterranean HomeHere is a mouthwatering tour of over 50 of the Mediterraneans most luxurious and finely appointed houses, including through-the-keyhole looks into the houses of many stellar talents such as Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti and Salvador Dali. Originally published in hardback (as Casa Mediterranea) and now in a desirable paperback format, this book showcases a sumptuous selection of some of the most beautiful ...
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My Wonderful World of ShoesEver wondered what a boot inspired by a Beatles lyric looks like? What is a 'Hug My Leg' shoe? And how about lace-ups inspired by 18th-century snuff boxes? This title features over 140 beautifully drawn shoes on which to add sequins, colour embroidery, draw tassles, invent patterns, craft buttons, choose colours to fill in polka dots, and stick glitter to diamond-encrusted heels. Colour in shoe decorations including ...
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Paris Bon Appetit: Shops, Bistros, RestaurantsA richly illustrated overview of where to sample the best food and drink in the French capital. Tempting the eyes and enticing the palate, this gourmet tour of Paris provides a panoramic survey of the epicenter of gastronomy. Divided into three chapters, this book guides the reader from the temptations of Decadent Paris, with its enticing wine cellars and jewel-toned macaroons, to favorite bistros and boulangeries ...
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Stripes: Design Between the LinesThe simplest and most ancient of all decorative markings, stripes continue to fascinate. Natural inspirations in the forms of zebra stripes, rippled sand dunes, and intricately gnarled wood grain have led us to use stripes in every permutation: on human bodies from elaborate woven textiles to the iconic Breton T-shirt to sharp pin-striped suits, in art from the earliest cave paintings to vibrant op art canvases, ...
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The Photographer's Story: The Art of Visual NarrativeHow a sequence of photos can be more than the sum of its parts. Todays photographers approach their craft in a multitude of ways, and with so many millions of people at it, theres a sizeable support group for every interest, from iPhoneography to expressive, humanitarian, or collaborative photography. Narrative is one such popular area, and there is a new interest in making coherent photo stories. Using Michaels ...
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Kylie / FashionThis book charts my relationship with some of the most talented people in fashion throughout my career. It makes me very proud to see gathered together all the great designers and houses I've worked with over the years. Looking through my personal archives has been a real trip down memory lane and it is the fashion that brings back moments and memories of the last twenty-five years. I can't wait to share this ...
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Terence Donovan FashionTerence Donovan was one of the foremost photographers of his generation among the greatest Britain has ever produced. He came to prominence in London as part of a postwar renaissance in art, fashion, graphic design and photography. Alongside David Bailey and Brian Duffy, photographers of a similar working-class background and outlook, Donovan was a new force in fashion photography. Together, they captured and ...
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Detail in Contemporary Lighting DesignLighting is a key feature of almost all interiors but it is often treated in a rather superficial manner in most books. It is, however, a complex, fast-moving field where the technology is always changing. For large schemes, a professional lighting designer is usually employed, but for smaller projects it will often fall to the architect or interior designer to specify the lighting. In either case, it is crucial ...
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Detail in Contemporary Concrete ArchitectureDetail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern concrete architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 49 of the most recently completed and influential concrete designs for both residential and commercial architecture. Each project is presented with color photographs, site ...
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Luxury MinimalOne of the worlds leading interiors photographers, Fritz von der Schulenburg opens his archive to share his stunningly beautiful photographs of minimalist but grand interiors around the world. Whatever the location, period or architectural style, all the rooms share a captivating simple elegance that defines contemporary taste. Reflecting the way we read an interior, the 300 colour photographs are divided into ...
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Martin MunkacsiThe great fashion photographer Martin Munkacsi was born in Hungary in 1896, spent the 20s and 30s in Berlin, and immigrated to New York City in 1934. For many years the best paid photographer of his time and a profound influence on photographers like Richard Avedon, his work was out of fashion at the time of his death in 1963. Recently, Munkacsi has emerged from history as one of the most significant talents ...
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Boris Mikhailov: Look at Me I Look at WaterRarely has anyone photographed reality in such an unprettified way as Boris Mikhailov. He captures the unadorned and the natural; in pictures devoid of aesthetic exhaltation, he concentrates on people and their living conditions. On his journeys through Russia, Germany and his Ukrainian homeland, Mikhailov has equally observed the poor, the well-to-do, the outcasts and the homeless. Look at Me, I Look at Water ...
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Drape Drape 2This is the follow-up to the cult Japanese draping book Drape Drape and the latest in the new series from Bunka Fashion College. It includes 14 stylish contemporary designs for tops, dresses, skirts, vests and jackets, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and diagrams that skillfully guide the reader through the draping process. With two full-scale patterns at the back, this book provides exciting design ...
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Key Buildings from Prehistory to the PresentThe latest in this successful series, this book features around 150 of the most important buildings in the history of world architecture-from the pyramids and the Parthenon to some of the most significant works by recent architects. The quality and number of the line drawings, together with the authoritative text by a renowned architectural historian, allow all the buildings to be understood in detail and make ...
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Egon Schiele: Drawings and WatercoloursAustrian Expressionist Egon Schiele produced a prolific body of work before his early death in the flu epidemic of 1918 at the age of 28. His few hundred oils have often been reproduced and are well recognized, but he also created nearly 3000 drawings and watercolours. Limited access to these fragile works and dispersion among several collections have made a comprehensive survey of Schiele's work a rarity. This ...
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The Pentagram PapersSince 1975, the celebrated global design firm Pentagram has produced a series of idiosyncratic and influential annual documents, known as the Pentagram Papers, all 35 of which are collected together here for the first time. Illuminating on the subject of creative inspiration and vital to the design legacy of this landmark firm, The Pentagram Papers is a novel glimpse into the diverse influences and fascinations ...
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Gardens of ParisBlessed with a colourful history and temperate climate, Paris has a rich variety of gardens and a diverse range of flora. The history, aesthetics, design and botanical heritage of Parisian parks are brilliantly displayed in this book, in the watercolours.
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Muses: Women Who InspireI have never seen you without thinking that I should like to pray to you, the world-renowned poet and writer Rainer Maria Rilke once confessed to his one time lover, friend, and mentor Lou Andreas-Salome, who played muse not only to Rilke but also to Nietzsche and Freud. For centuries, artists have been inspired by muses to create poignant works of art and literature; this beautifully illustrated volume is a ...
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Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories: Exploring the Design and Construction of Bags, Shoes, Hats and JewelleryLong since regarded as an inessential object that simply adds to the beauty, convenience or effectiveness of an outfit, accessories are now considered key items in a fashion collection and as stand-alone pieces worthy of our attention. This book examines from concept to production four key items: the bag, footwear, jewellery and millinery.
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Armenia: Imprints of a CivilizationThis is the mystery and fascination of the Armenian culture in an original exhibition catalogue. The Armenia: The Traces of a Civilisation exhibition, and the catalogue accompanying it, present the high achievements of the Armenian culture in the spiritual, artistic, architectural, economic sectors, as well as in the world of thinking, in an original chronological and thematic way. The ancient stelae with engraved ...
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Photography: A New Vision of the World 1891-1940The second volume in the Skira Photography series serving as a major reference in the field. The fifty years of artistic and mass photography taken into consideration in this volume are unquestionably the most important in the twentieth century. The acceleration of technological progress, the advent of the era of the machine and the metropolis, the epoch-making economic crisis, the dramatic aftermath of the ...
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Bookshops: Long Established and the Most FashionableIn the era of e-books and online shops, when the classic book trade has come under increasing pressure, the success of a bookshop is by no means a foregone conclusion. Booksellers confront these new challenges with very different economic strategies and conceptual measures. Spatial concepts, furnishings and design are indispensable ingredients of a successful sales strategy for newer as well as more tradition-steeped ...
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Handmade Packaging Workshop: Tutorials and Professional Advice for Creating Handcrafted Boxes, Labels, Bags and MoreHandmade Packaging Workshop explores innovation, design and the beautiful aesthetic of handmade packaging. Packed with tutorials, case studies, inspirational work and profiles of practitioners, the book follows a logical learning structure, beginning with an understanding of tools and materials, through inspirational examples from successful designers, to a final section with tutorials on the skills needed to ...
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Paris by HollywoodThis beautifully nostalgic and wonderfully insightful volume examines Tinseltown's fascination with the City of Light, from silent movies through to modern blockbusters. Romantic, elegant, and enticing, Paris has fascinated American filmmakers for over a century. As habile in accommodating a romantic comedy as an action-packed thriller, it is by far the foreign city that appears most frequently in Hollywood ...
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Master PhotographersThis exquisitely produced volume presents the work of twenty legendary photographers of international renown. From Man Ray's pioneering experimentations with the medium to the elegant and provocative fashion shots of Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts, the photographers featured are masters of their craft across different photographic genres, from reportage and documentary to art and portraiture to fashion and glamour ...
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French Naturalist Painters: 1890-1950A spotlight on French landscape painters of the early twentieth century. Most of the painters collected here have remained uncelebrated for far too long. This catalogue aims to repair this oversight, as well as to reignite the study of this generation of French painters who concentrated primarily on the traditional genre of landscape and still life. The eighty works of art, mainly painted between the wars, are ...
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Fashion Spectacles, Spectacular FashionThe twentieth century marked a turning point in eyewear design, fueled by a rapidly changing social and cultural landscape, new manufacturing techniques, the development of innovative materials, and the entertainment industry. Spectacles, which had previously been classed as purely functional, were transformed into an ultra-chic fashion accessory. This engaging book is based on Simon Murray 's amazing collection, ...
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Fire, Crime & Accident: Fire Departments, Police Stations, Rescue ServicesArchitecture for rescue services has come a long way in the past decade. Buildings for the police, fire brigades and ambulance stations have lost their often purely functional and shed-like appearance and have begun to strive for recognition as an equitable architectural typology since Zaha Hadids trailblazing Vitra fire station in Weil am Rhein. This building type certainly is a challenge as there are numerous ...
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Fit Men Wanted: Original Posters from the Home FrontEat Less Bread, Beer: A Necessity to the Strength of Britain, The Fight Is Now, Fit Men Wanted, Victory is in the Kitchen, We Need the Woman: such stirring messages exhorted British citizens to do their bit for the country 's war effort. Today they seem charmingly innocent, quintessentially English, and often very funny, and the posters that bear the slogans are a treasury of vintage graphics. Like the much-loved ...
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Indian Wisdom: 365 DaysIndian Wisdom 365 Days celebrates those who live in harmony with the forces of earth and sky, who aspire to nirvana - the highest level of heart, body - and mind-consciousness. This beautiful daybook by Danielle and Olivier Follmi presents the wise words of a great master, philosopher or poet for every day of the year, accompanied by Olivier's sensitive and moving photographs of Indian people and places. The ...
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MovieBox: Photographing the Magic of CinemaSince the dawn of the film industry, the worlds greatest photographers have been drawn to record the colourful characters and the process of filming, capturing rare behind-the-scenes views, moving portraits and candid stills of the stars living their everyday lives. A photographic journey that spans the history of cinema, MovieBox is a collection of more than 350 images of the most iconic movies and film stars ...
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Vampires: 30 PostcardsEver since Bram Stokers perennial bestseller Dracula, vampires have been one of the key inspirations for filmmakers and authors alike. Modern takes on the classic themes of blood, immortality, fear and desire are never far from the best-seller lists, whether it be Twilight or True Blood. Vampires are a source of rich inspiration to visual artists too, and this postcard collection showcases their work in all ...
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New Modernist TypeClassic modern design never goes out of style: it is merely retired or subtly adapted to its given place and time. Having surveyed handwritten, new vintage, and new ornamental tendencies in type and lettering, graphic-design guru Steven Heller now turns his encyclopedic gaze on Modernism. New Modernist Type reveals how a graphic language of simplicity and economy has impacted contemporary design. Hundreds of ...
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Recycled HomeRecycled Home features 50 stylish craft projects for the home, using discarded or repurposed materials. Step-by-step illustrations guide you through each project, and no special skills are needed. From quick fixes taking half an hour to a patchwork throw to spend a weekend on, you'll find something beautiful for every room in your home. With chapters covering every room, the book features everything from making ...
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Playground DesignPlaygrounds are places where children can slide, swing, jump, skate, climb and do all those things which their motor control development requires. Furthermore, the social skills which children acquire on the playground develop into capabilities which they take with them into adulthood. Studies show that playgrounds are among the most important locations for young people outside the settings of home and school. ...
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Fashion Worlds: Contemporary Retail SpacesQuality of design has been an indispensable component of successful sales strategies since time immemorial, and has only gained in importance in the age of internet sales. Retail shopping must be fun and passionately celebrated as an emotional experience. Since one trend chases the next, design must display sustainability and flexibility or to precisely feature the current collection.Whether it be urban outdoor, ...
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High Heels: Fashion, Femininity & SeductionFeaturing a vivid selection of contemporary fashion photography, this volume is a visual odyssey through ideas of beauty, danger and seduction. Its exciting exploration of the confluence of art, fashion and fetish in the cult of high heels swooping down fashion show runways and city streets everywhere is an enticing mixture whimsy, allure and luxury. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in fashion or contemporary ...
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100 New Fashion DesignersThe fashion industry has always celebrated innovative design, and young, talented fashion designers can make a huge impact as they explore new ideas and push boundaries. This book showcases the diverse and unique work of the best 100 new creatives in fashion design from around the world. As well as pinpointing the best new talent worldwide, this visually stunning survey provides a comprehensive showcase of cutting-edge ...
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Art: 21. Art in the Twenty-First Century 6Contemporary art speaks directly to the important questions of our time, as well as to the rapidly changing landscapes of identity. It is both a mirror of contemporary society and a window through which we view and deepen our understanding of life as it exists today. Who are today's artists? What are they thinking about? How do they describe their work? Why do they do what they do? These are some of the questions ...
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The Book of SkullsThe skull is one of the most recognizable symbols of todays contemporary visual culture. Since its 1970s renaissance in the iconic album designs of bands such as the Grateful Dead, the skull has found its way into the visual vocabulary of urban life, adorning T-Shirts, badges and rock memorabilia as the ultimate symbol of anarchy and rebellion. Repurposed and recast by artists, illustrators and designers, it ...
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Mirror, MirrorIn 2004 the Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisbon initiated the exhibition project MIRROR, MIRROR, Portugal as seen by 13 Magnum photographers. The book which accompanies the exhibition is a reflection on Portugal featuring the personal visions of 13 photographers whose photographs were taken at different moments in time, under specific circumstances. One of the first Magnum photographers to visit Portugal was ...
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The Early DurerLiterature about Durer fills library shelves. Does this mean everything has already been said about the artist? Far from it, according to the scholars at the Germanisches National museum and their international partners in the Early Durer Project. This book deals with the core phenomena of Durers early work, ranging from the artists biography and surroundings to the question of Durers role as the archetype of ...
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The Staffordshire HoardOn 5 July 2009 a metal-detector user started to unearth some gold objects in a Staffordshire field. Thus began the discovery of the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. Consisting of over 1600 items including fittings from the hilts of swords, fragments from helmets, Christian crosses and magnificent pieces of garnet work, The Staffordshire Hoard is set to rewrite history. This is just the beginning ...
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Cycle ChicThe efficiency of getting around by bike has made cycling a popular pursuit of city life. More recently, biking and street style have come together to form an entire spectrum of urban self-expression. From gritty messengers to tweed-sporting bankers, from Pashley princesses to high-tech roadies, cycle chic is everywhere you look.
This colorful compendium offers snapshots from around the world of everyday riders ...
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Flowers, Skulls, ContactsWhat do flowers, skulls and contact sheets have in common? Not much you might think, but David Bailey begs to differ. This book combines Bailey's recent colour photographs of still-life flowers and skulls, with black and white contacts of his iconic celebrity portraiture and fashion work from the 1960s.
One might analyze Bailey's combination of these bodies of work in light of the vanitas tradition, seeing it ...
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Jim Dine: BirdsA childhood encounter with a crow at a zoo led to a lifetime fascination with avian life for the American artist Jim Dine. This encounter with the bird was perceived by the young Dine with a mixture of fear, fascination and a deeper understanding of his unconscious world, and from it grew a mythic personal symbolism, which he explores in Birds, a series of remarkable black-and-white photographs. Here, an everyday, ...
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Pattern CuttingAn introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting, this practical book shows students how to interpret the human form and look at clothing through the eyes of a designer rather than a consumer. As well as explaining the proportions of human anatomy, the book introduces key tools and then takes the reader from simple pattern-cutting ideas to more advanced creative methods. Step-by-step illustrations ...
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FilmCraft: Costume DesignActors often say they only really assume the identity of their character when they have donned the costumes painstakingly created for them by the costume designer. In this volume of the Filmcraft series, sixteen of the world's greatest costume designers come together to share their inspiration and knowledge with the world. They provide insights into the challenges of building a team, working with budgets, and ...
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The Rolling Stones: 50This is the only official book to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the greatest rock and roll band of all time. Never before have the Rolling Stones been so involved in a book of this kind; this intimate portrait is the result of months of collaboration with Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie. Superb reportage photography from Mirrorpix and The Daily Mirror - the largest newspaper archive of Rolling Stones photography ...
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Automobile ArchitectureThe automobile has shaped the appearance of our streets for 100 years now. At the same building types have been created to serve it. Parking garages and gas stations as new species of architecture and showrooms whose exhibition spaces and display windows are markedly different from the usual businesses have decisively changed the cities. This book is dedicated to this type of architecture, showing esthetic and ...
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Vincent Van Duysen: Complete WorksFor over two decades, Belgian architect Vincent van Duysen has created a body of work that is at once sublime and rich, minimal yet tactile. This is the complete monograph of Van Duysen's work, including his domestic architecture, office and commercial spaces, as well as furniture and decorative objects for such leading international manufacturers as B&B Italia, Poliform and Swarovski. Over thirty projects are ...
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Monuments of the IncasThe stone monuments of the Incas, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Andes, are among the most magnificent structures in the world. Originally published in 1982, Monuments of the Incas is the most comprehensive photographic and narrative study of the major sites of the Inca empire, including the famed city of Machu Picchu, the Inca town and sun temple of Ollantaytambo, the mighty temple-fortress of Sacsahuaman, ...
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Paris Vogue: Covers 1920-2009This book brings together a selection of the best, most iconic Paris Vogue covers from the last 90 years. A magazine thats documented trends for nearly a century provides an archive of more that just pretty pictures: these images record the history of style and elegance, of trends in fashion and design, as well as the monthly whims of popular culture. Since its beginnings, Vogue has set the benchmark for fashion ...
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FilmCraft: DirectingUltimately responsible for the creative content on screen, directors are the captains of the ship on every film. All actors and heads of department report to them. Some directors are also writers, employing unique styles of dialogue and characterisation; others, like Pedro Almodovar, create inimitable visual and tonal styles which mark their films out from the crowd. Unlike the other volumes in the series, the ...
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Naked ArchitectureNaked Architecture Valerio Paolo Mosco: An account of one of the most interesting phenomena of contemporary architecture: the return to the structure and methods with which contemporary constructions are realized. Over the last ten years architecture would seem to have rediscovered engineering. Now that the Postmodern period, in which the structure of buildings was camouflaged by coverings of every kind, has ...
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The Fundamentals of Landscape ArchitectureThe Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture provides an introduction to the key elements of this broad field. From climate change to sustainable communities, landscape architecture is at the forefront of today's most crucial issues. It serves as a guide to the many specialisations within landscape architecture, such as landscape strategy and urban design. This book explains the process of designing for sites, ...
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Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg made a tremendous impact on Modern art in the twentieth century. As a pioneer of Pop art, he was a key figure in the postwar tradition that brought American art to the forefront of the international scene. This new volume in the MoMA Artist Series, which explores important artists and favorite works in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, guides readers through a dozen of the artist's ...
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Realism in 20th Century PaintingThis comprehensive survey the history of realist painting and argues that realism has had a continuous yet restlessly changing place in American and European painting throughout the 20th century. Artists discussed include Eakins, Bellows and Homer, Vuillard, Bonnard, Schiele, Morandi, Hopper and Giacometti, through to Balthus, Lucian Freud, and David Hockney. The author provides the historical, artistic and ...
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Jargen Vollmer: On Filmsets and other LocationsJürgen Vollmer has lead the traditional peripatetic life of a photographer and this book contains images of the people he has photographed in different countries across the globe. What is different from the usual collection of travel portraits is that often his subjects have been famous actors and literary figures.
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Italian Baroque SculptureThe art of sculpture in Baroque Italy reached unprecedented heights of technical perfection and emotional intensity. This book offers a view of this rich and varied period, ranging from the exuberance of Gianlorenzo Bernini's "Apollo and Daphne" and Nicola Salvi's ever-popular Trevi Fountain to the restraint and simplicity of Alessandro Algardi's "St Philip Neri". Expressive papal tombs and subtly idealized ...
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Shop!: Best of Store DesignShopping is an event which implies much more than just the act of purchasing. Unusual design concepts and immaculate shapes engage all of our senses, making shopping a unique experience. The range is complete between minimalist designs with reduced colors and forms, to spaces with a cozy, imaginative salon-like ambience.
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Drape DrapeThis is the latest book from the pattern cutting and construction experts at Bunka Fashion College in Japan, school of Yohji Yamamoto. It includes 17 fashionable and achievable designs, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and diagrams that guide the reader through the draping process. With two folded patterns at the back, this book provides inspiring ideas and highly practical techniques for anyone ...
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Greek Sculpture: The Archaic PeriodFor most people there is no more satisfying expression of Greek art than its sculpture. It was the first, the only ancient art to break free from conceptual conventions for representing men and animals, and to explore consciously how art might imitate or even improve upon it. The first stages of this discovery, from the semi-abstract beginnings in the eighth century BC to the more representational art of the ...
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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Vol IThe photographs, drawings and texts published in this book are part of a collection of more than 3000 tattoos accumulated over a lifetime by prison attendant Danzig Baldev. Tattoos were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society. The icons and tribal languages he documented are artful, distasteful, sexually explicit and sometimes just strange, ...
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New Architecture in the Emerging World: Projects by Andrew Bromberg, AEDASThis is a monograph on nearly a decade's worth of work by Andrew Bromberg, chief designer at the worlds largest privately owned architecture firm, AEDAS. Bromberg has become one of the most prolific and sought-after designers in Asia, responsible for transforming areas of China and the Middle East. The projects span the entire Asian continent, and include the West Kowloon Cultural District, the Singapore Cultural ...
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Raw+Material=Art: Found, Scavenged and UpcycledThe newest development in alternative art: the use of salvaged and repurposed materials by contemporary artists.
Tristan Manco reveals how artists of all kinds are bringing creativity to basic, often unglamorous materials—from broken bottles, old flip-flops, and skateboards to sustainable resources such as wood, straw, and paper. Through hundreds of illustrations, in-depth artist profiles, and detailed discussions ...
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image and the WorldNewly available in paperback, this collection of work by Henri Cartier-Bresson is the ultimate retrospective look at a lifetime's achievement. It is full of classic photographs that have become icons of the medium, as well as rarely seen work from all periods of Cartier-Bresson's life, including a significant number of previously unpublished photographs and a generous selection of drawings, paintings and film ...
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Home-Made Europe. Contemporary Folk ArtifactsFor this enchanting sequel to the critically acclaimed Home-Made: Contemporary Russian Folk Artifacts (2006), Russian artist Vladimir Arkhipov has travelled across Europe to further his collection. The objects he has found are made by everyday people inspired to create something themselves, rather than buying manufactured goods. Many have been made in pursuit of a hobby, or because the maker had the time and ...
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Fashion Design Course: Accessories: Design Practice and Processes for Creating Hats, Bags, Shoes and MoreThis book offers a detailed introduction for fashion design students, aspiring designers and start-up businesses to the design principles, construction techniques and professional practices for the growing market sector of accessory and footwear design. Two leading educators explain the fundamental principles of research, design and development, covering core techniques and processes, specialist terminology ...
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Reuters: Our World Now (Fifth Edition)Over 350 powerful photographs capture the key events from 2011 and cover the full range of global reporting.
The fifth edition of Our World Now captures the key events from 2011 in more than 350 powerful photographs. Organized into four sections representing the four quarters of the year, the images cover the full range of global reporting: politics, commerce, conflict, the environment, natural disasters, faith ...
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Pattern Magic. Stretch FabricsPattern Magic Stretch Fabrics is the third in the series of cult Japanese pattern making books, now translated into English. The new volume looks at working with stretch and jersey fabric. Material that stretches lengthways or sideways can be magical in itself. This book takes the special qualities of jersey and stretch fabrics and uses them to create stunning, sculptural designs. In two parts, the book shows ...
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Colour Forecasting for FashionColour is a powerful selling tool. It is the first thing to catch the consumer's eye in the shop window. Get the colour choice wrong and an entire range can stay on the racks. So, how do colours arrive on the catwalk or the sales floor and why do different companies choose similar colours each season? In this book, Kate Scully and Debra Johnston Cobb look at how the industry has developed and how it works. They ...
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Pharmacies (Architecture In Focus)Pharmacies constitute a special form of commercial architecture. The market for medicines, which is heavily regulated in most countries, has led to a veritable competition of the “atmosphere of space“, since where product and price can no longer provide a competitive advantage, customer loyalty must be created with other means. In addition to professional competence and familiarity with the customers, that becomes ...
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Panorama of the Classical WorldThe starting-point for everything we understand about philosophy, science, literature and art, the world of ancient Greece and Rome makes an extraordinary story in its own right. This book brings Greeks, Etruscans and Romans to life for the general reader, and expands the knowledge of the professional scholar.
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The Doodle Notebook. How to Waste Time in the OfficeOffers a way to brighten up those dull days and unmotivated moments that are an essential part of office life. This book will help you plot your way into your colleagues good books and vicariously vent your frustration on your boss, tippex over your troubles and scrawl your way to success all from the comfort of your own office chair.
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Mario Sorrenti. The MachineMario Sorrenti's brother Davide was born on July 9th, 1976, and died of complications stemming from a blood disorder on February 4th, 1997. Sorrenti, a well-known fashion photographer, movingly documents his brother's suffering over the course of one night, while Davide was hooked up to a drug infusion pump referred to by the family simply as "the machine."
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WallpaperWallpaper is back, but this time it is different. No longer used to cover cracks and imperfections in crumbling plasterwork, wall coverings are now a means of expressing individuality. Graphic designers and illustrators are playing with scale and using walls as their canvases, while fashion and textile designers are transferring their fabric prints to paper. This book is a showcase of fresh and innovative wallpaper ...
Balance: European Hardcore MusicBorne out of the American punk scene of the late 1970s, hardcore music raged through the '80s, spreading to towns and cities across the globe. Balance focuses on the current European scene, documenting the lives of musicians who strike a balance between their day jobs and this vital musical force. From tattooists in Portugal to miners in Poland, Balance uncovers the twin lives of those working to support their ...
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Digital Landscape Photography - The Four SeasonsLandscape photography is one of the medium’s most popular areas. New technology and techniques have made it possible to interpret the landscape in exciting new ways, and a host of amateur and professional photographers are rising to the challenge. Each volume in this set of four seasonally-themed books is small enough to go anywhere with you, and offers a wealth of tips and tricks alongside stunning contemporary ...
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The Fundamentals of Printed Textile DesignThis book outlines the process of creating designs, looking at the vital role played by drawing, color, style and content. It also analyses how to contextualise and communicate effectively in order to build a professional portfolio, whether through traditional design staples or via a more innovative approach. It examines the positions occupied by designers in the industry, and the technical and ethical considerations ...
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Brassai in America 1957A rare discovery of more than 150 previously unpublished photographs in black and white and in color, from a legendary photographer. Despite strong personal and professional ties in the U.S.--Henry Miller, Harper's Bazaar's Carmel Snow, and Edward Steichen, who featured Brassai's work in many MoMA exhibitions--Brassai remained reticent about travel to the U.S. until 1957 when Holiday magazine offered generous ...
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Medieval GoldsmithsGoldsmiths were among the most highly regarded craftsmen in the medieval world, making extravagant objects from precious gold and silver, often enriched with rare stones and engraved gems. As well as royal and aristocratic patrons, much of their work was created for the Church, as it was thought that such display praised God. For this reason many pieces that survive today were preserved in the treasuries of ...
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Pattern Magic 2Pattern Magic 2 is the cult pattern-cutting book from Japan, partner to the original title Pattern Magic. Inspiring and exciting, this volume takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with more step-by-step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy. These easy-to-follow illustrations and detailed instructions makeit easy to create stunning, sculptural clothes.
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Water Enjoyment. Sustainable Quality, Technology and DesignWater is the scarcest of all natural resources. It is a global challenge to develop, produce and deploy technologies, systems and products for sustainable water consumption. The model for this approach is the world leader GROHE, which has been working for some time in the field of ecological solutions for water resources. The GROHE idea is not simply to deal with the economical and functional side of water supply ...
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Contemporary Photography from Eastern Europe. History Memory IdentityA wide-ranging and detailed survey dedicated to the protagonists of the contemporary art scene in Eastern Europe. As the title suggests, history, memory and identity are the principle "open questions" for many countries in Eastern Europe that have over the past twenty years seen their course in history change radically in the wake of the fall of the Berlin wall on November 9th, 1989. The catalogue includes twenty-nine ...
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The Sketchbooks of Nicholas GrimshawSir Nicholas Grimshaw (b.1939) is one of Britain’s most celebrated architects. His buildings, among them the International Terminal at Waterloo Station in London and the Eden Project in Cornwall, are icons of elegant and inventive industrial design. This book presents a selection of drawings from the sketchbooks that Grimshaw has used throughout his forty-year career, revealing the importance of drawing in the ...
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60: Innovators Shaping Our Creative FutureA celebration of sixty innovators in art, design, fashion and other creative fields.
Artists, photographers, architects, fashion designers, product designers, street artists, graphic designers: all are helping to redefine our aesthetics, values, and ideas about the future.
Here, a group of international experts from twelve contemporary fields of creative practice—from fine art and photography to graphic design, ...
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Aleksander RukavishnikovIn 1984 Alexander Rukavishnikov was awarded the Silver Medal from the French Academy of Arts for his sculptural composition of John Lennon. This book places Rukavishnikov’s work into the social context of contemporary Russia and explores his approach to a number of themes and techniques.
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Craft Traditions of The World. Locally Made, Globally InspiringThe first comprehensive worldwide survey, an essential document for anyone concerned with art, crafts, and decorative objects.
The diversity of the crafts included here is truly astonishing: Berber flatweaves, North African amulets, Tibetan tiger rugs, Japanese kojeshi dolls, Aborigine microlith tools, Maori fish hooks, North American carved gourds, Amazonian pottery, Hungarian painted eggs, Venetian glass beads, ...
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Paul SandbyLong considered the father of English watercolor painting, Paul Sandby (1731–1809) painted views throughout Britain, finding new scenes in a country undergoing rapid social and commercial development, and portraying familiar ones with a fresh eye. Encompassing rural, urban, modern, and historical themes, his art is unrivalled among that of his contemporaries for its remarkable range.
Today, Sandby’s paintings ...
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Picturing New York. Photographs from The Museum of Modern ArtThe photographer Berenice Abbott once mused, "How shall the two-dimensional print in black-and-white suggest the flux of activity of the metropolis, the interaction of human beings and solid architectural constructions, all impinging upon each other in time?" Picturing New York presents a myriad of answers to this question. Depicting both the iconic New York that captivates the world's imagination and the idiosyncratic ...
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China at the Court of the Emperors. Unknown Masterpieces from Han Tradition to Tang EleganceChina at the Court of the Emperors presents almost two hundred masterpieces, various in form and rich in beauty, coming from thirty-two museums and institutes in Shaanxi, Henan, Gansu, and Jiangsu provinces, many of them never seen in the West before. It examines the vast period from the Eastern Han dynasty (25–220) through the Tang (618–907), during which Chinese civilization underwent radical transformation. ...
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Manga Females: Clip ArtEverything you need to create your own professional-looking manga artwork. The FREE CD-ROM contains high resolution line art figures suitable for historical, contemporary and cute manga, step-by-step illustrated tutorials in the book offer a wealth of ideas and tips to help you finish them off and use them in your own work.
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The Seventy Wonders of ChinaWhat lies behind the China's booming growth in the 21st century? What are the roots and true character of this great civilization?
Written by a gifted team of notable scholars from Asia and the West and stunningly illustrated, The Seventy Wonders of China provides an unmatched account of this vast and enigmatic country with which the world is now engaging.
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Elena Dorfman. FandomaniaIn her riveting new book, Fandomania, photographer Elena Dorfman examines the pop culture phenomenon of "cosplay", in which participants dress up in costumes--and live part of their lives--as characters from video games, animated films and Japanese graphic novels. The exploding cosplay subculture flourishes at convention centers, college dorms, private clubs and in homes across the country. Dorfman puts herself ...
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Sebastião Salgado. PhotofileHis images of the Sahel famine and his colossal project Workers would be enough to make his reputation and justify all the awards he has received. But there is more. A native of Brazil, trained as an economist, Sebastião Salgado has shown a constant faith in mankind, a solidarity that never waivers or flinches in the face of pain, an ability to analyse extreme situations, a fierce drive to affirm what he ...
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Hands. A Journey Around the WorldFrom the immaculate manicure of a geisha in Kyoto and the elegant dexterity of Balinese dancers’ hands, to a Havana street photographer’s stubby fingers and the ragged stumps of an Australian crocodile farmer, this eloquent book celebrates an often ignored area of communication – hands.
The renowned photographer Basil Pao, who has accompanied Michael Palin on his journeys from Pole to Pole, around the Pacific ...
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Gustav Klimt. Drawings & WatercolorsThe best of Klimt's drawings and watercolors, beautifully reproduced in full color.
There is no doubt about Gustav Klimt's greatness as a draftsman. Remarkable above all is the intensely sensual mood that he establishes in his limpid, fluid drawings and watercolors: the pencil or crayon line with which his subjects are described explores and caresses as though the act of drawing was itself a seduction. Klimt's ...
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Theodore Manolides (+ компакт-кассета)The first complete monograph to be published on the Greek artist, this includes works from the 1970s to the present.
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Italian Art Ceramics 1900-1950Beautifully illustrated and well documented with detailed technical entries, this volume surveys the production of Italian ceramic art through 500 objects. The essays examine the stylistic trends from the brilliant floral decorativism of the Tuscan ceramics by Galileo Chini, the extraordinary period of the 1920s and 1930s, as represented by Gio Ponti, Guido Andloviz, Giovanni Gariboldi, Pietro Meandri and Francesco ...
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Coats! Max Mara. 55 Years of Italian FashionCOATS! Max Mara will delight thousands of women who secretly slip on "my Max Mara" just for pleasure-and millions more who still wish they had gone ahead and bought that unforgettable coat. The publication of this book coincides with a traveling exhibition that includes more than 50 classic coats from the company archives, accompanied by numerous images and sketches showing their design development. The illustrations ...
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I CaravaggeschiThe Caravaggesque Painters. A Catalogue of the Artists and Works.
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Intimate ChanelThe most personal account of the life and work of legendary designer Coco Chanel ever told. Coco Chanel's life and work have been recounted often in print and film-everything except the details of her most private self: her fondness for symbolism and poetry, the men she loved, her family, and in particular her nephew Andre Palasse, whom she raised like a son. His daughter Gabrielle Palasse-Labrunie - goddaughter ...
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Fashion Design Drawing CourseThis is a newly revised and updated edition of the bestselling guide for aspiring fashion designers. Selling nearly 40,000 copies, the original 2003 edition proved to be a popular resource worldwide for students of illustration and fashion design. This new expanded edition increases in extent to 160pp, and includes a new section introducing readers to digital drawing and rendering techniques for fashion illustration, ...
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Beaton in VogueCecil Beaton (1904-1980) was a man of dazzling charm and style, and his talents were many. In his twenties, he recorded London and New York society in needle-sharp words and drawings, and then, at Conde Nasts insistence, in photographs. The resulting work earned him a place among the great chroniclers of fashion. In this classic book, now in a sumptuous paperback edition after many years out of print, Josephine ...
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Josef Koudelka. PhotofileWhen he arrived in Paris, Koudelka had already produced two outstanding works of reportage. One documented the Prague Spring, while the other, on gypsies, could almost have been an ethnological study had its images not been charged with so much emotion. Unknown in 1970, he rose to become one of the most powerful photographers of his day. This book shows that in the lands of exile through which he travels with ...
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Peter Beard. PhotofilePeter Beard is one of four new titles published this September in Thames & Hudsons acclaimed a Photofilea series. Each book brings together the best work of the world as greatest photographers in an attractive format and at an easily affordable price. Hailed by The Times as a finely produced, the books are printed to the highest standards. Each one contains some sixty full-page reproductions, together with a ...
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The New ArtisansThe practice of handmade craft has undergone a huge resurgence in recent times. This book captures the new mood a return to the unique and the artisanal.The first part of the book profiles over seventy international artisans who represent an astonishing array of crafts. The profiles include information on what inspires each artisan and how they create their products, often in innovative or eco-conscious ways.The ...
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Signage DesignSince signage systems are created to provide orientation, they must be universally legible and understood by people of all ages and culture. Signs must show the way, and also present the proper information at the proper location. By making effective use of graphics, colors and shapes, a signage system helps to create an identity for spaces. Signage Designs showcases a great variety of current examples from across ...
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Signage Systems and Information GraphicsA signage system is much more than just a set of signposts and symbols. As well as its practical application, it helps to create an identity for a space and can add decorative flair to any built environment. Here, Andreas Uebele calls on his own wealth of design experience to explore signage as a point where graphic design and architecture come together. The book showcases great examples of signage design worldwide, ...
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Auto Focus. The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography"Auto Focus" features the work of 75 contemporary photographers from around the world for whom self-portraiture is a central part of their work. Issues of identity national, sexual, racial, personal or artistic are key to all the images featured in this book. In an extended introduction, historical examples are used to enrich the understanding of how self-portraiture was first used in photography and to illustrate ...
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New Packaging DesignPackaging is everywhere. Traditionally a means of preserving, protecting and promoting products, the rise of environmental issues and globalization mean that todays packaging designers must do more to create innovative solutions that are also sustainable. This book shows how packaging design has changed to meet the demands of this new context. It takes the reader behind some of the worlds best-known brands to ...
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Un certain etat du monde?Artists play a fundamental role as mirror of society and can, in particular, give expression to specific corners of the world in our global economy. A new stop of the FranA§ois Pinault collection journey around the world. A monumental exhibition at the famous Garage: a 1927 bus garage in Moscow designed by the Constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov and transformed into a gallery for contemporary art and ...
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The Fashion Design DirectoryThe Fashion Design Directory is the ultimate guide to who's who in the world of fashion design, presenting an enticing panorama of 150 of the key players from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day - the people and companies who have shaped the world of fashion as we know it and defined the modern perception of style. Featuring both established design masters, such as Valentino, and rising stars, ...
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My Wonderful World of FashionEncourages creativity, with illustrations to colour in and designs to finish off, as well as simple ideas for making and doing - how to make a sari, turn a napkin into a headscarf, dye a t-shirt, etcetera. This book features illustrations that span both vintage fashions and contemporary designs from the illustrator's own imagination.
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Elizabeth I and Her World: In Public and in PrivateElizabeth I was one of the great personalities of all time, with Elizabethan England being a scintillating cultural era, with an enduring legacy in literature, architecture and sheer style. In this book, newly available in paperback, Susan Watkins takes us to the heart of one of history's most abiding love stories: the extraordinary tale of how Elizabeth set out capture the hearts of her people. Throughout, ...
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The Graphic Language of Neville Brody: v. 1Neville Brody is an alumnus of the London College of Printing and Hornsey College of Art, and is known for his work on The Face magazine (1981–1986) and Arena magazine (1987–1990), as well as for designing record covers for artists such as Cabaret Voltaire and Depeche Mode. He created the company Research Studios in 1994 and is a founding member of Fontworks. He has been announced to be the new Head of the Communication ...
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Nickl and Partner: Creating Unique Human HabitatsHans Nickls and Christine Nickl-Wellers designs are tailored to human needs. As a result, the architects work follows a simple principle: promoting the users well-being, optimizing the functional interaction of flexible spatial structures, and creatively using a variety of materials. An internationally active firm, Nickl & Partner Architekten is among the leaders in designing clinics, medical facilities and ...
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The International Design Yearbook 2007In this, the twenty-first edition of the leading international showcase of domestic design, guest editor and acclaimed Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola surveys the best furniture, lighting, tableware, textile and product designs of the last two years. Introductions by the editors provide insight into both the selection and the trends and issues currently influencing the design world.
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Photobox: Bringing the Great Photographers into FocusPhotoBox presents a collection of 250 photographs by 200 of the world's most prominent photographers, ranging from legendary masters to contemporary stars, in an appealing format with a portfolio binding. Photographers include Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliot Erwitt, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, and many more. Each ...
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Lucien LelongThe first book devoted to this influential twentieth-century French couturier. Lucien Lelong was a central figure in French fashion from the 1920s to the 1950s, and his designs were in many ways precursors of contemporary fashion shapes and developments. Noted for his skill, exquisite workmanship, and beautiful fabrics, Lelong and his house promoted a fluid, minimalist, elegant look. Lelong blended modern design ...
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Fashion Since 1900From the turn-of-the-century S-bend silhouette to the green fashion and celebrity couture of the new millennium, this comprehensive survey explores all the significant developments in fashion in a period that has seen a growing preoccupation with personal appearance and clothes. It focuses on key movements and innovations in style for both men and women, and explores these through the work of the most original ...
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Interior Splendour by Pierre-Yves RochonIs there a signature Rochon style? At first, it is difficult to tell because the designer always adapts his work to the environment in which it unfolds, bringing out the locations unique spirit. A great traveler, he blends international styles, borrowing from both modern and classical influences. Hailed as a visionary designer and master of grand luxe by the Financial Times How To Spend It, Rochons most prestigious ...
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Advertising: New Techniques for Visual SeductionNew in paperback, this book features hundreds of the finest, most inspired ads and campaigns from the best creative teams in the world. Freelance copywriter and designer Uwe Stoklossa shares the secrets behind successful advertising with countless examples of ads he has collected from around the world, and also in the accessible, intriguing essays he writes on perception, optical tricks and illusion. Advertising ...
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Vu: The Story of a Magazine that Made an EraThe illustrated weekly magazine "VU" ran over 600 issues between 21 March 1928 and 29 May 1940. This book offers "VU" the attention it deserves by reproducing a selection of front covers, pages and spreads from its short but prolific history, together with the commentary and analysis.
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Tim BurtonTim Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking over the past three decades. With a visual style inspired by the aesthetics of animation and silent comedy, Burton's work melds the exotic, the horrific and the comic, manipulating expressionism and fantasy with the skill of a graphic novelist. Published to accompany a major career retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, this affordable volume considers ...
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This is AdvertisingAddresses the changes that are occurring within advertising, from the perspective of key figures within the industry. This book is split into five chapters, which deal with the main themes relevant to the advertising industry today: Digital, Branded, Ambient, Integrated and Self-Initiated. Each chapter contains a series of case studies.
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London MinimumContains photographs of interiors, exteriors, furniture, found objects, textiles and much more, capturing the essence of London. This book includes a Victorian street in Shepherds Bush, a former wine warehouse in Bermondsey or a converted pair of classical houses on Royal Avenue in Chelsea.
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Giovanni Gastel: Masks and GhostsA splendid, surprising, and original work of photography, this book is ideal for lovers of contemporary art and the boldest means of expression. Seventy images reveal the painful truth that beauty is fleeting. Gastel, who has been exalting beauty for years, challenges himself by confronting one of the deepest philosophical and literary themes.
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For Love and Money: New IllustrationWith modes of production ranging from the reimagined traditions of drawing, painting and collage, to the wide range of computer-based applications, and a myriad of unique combinations of both hand and digital means, todays illustrators are breaking the mould in terms of production. This book investigates these myriad ways of working and creating.
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DIY Fashion: Customize and PersonalizeA guide to making and customizing your own clothes, bags and accessories. It contains over 40 thrifty, sustainable and stylish projects, none of which require prior skill or a sewing machine. It also includes projects showing how to create jewellery and accessories. It offers ideas, ranging from customized hand-me-downs to elegant evening wear.
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Classic and Modern Fabrics: The Complete Illustrated SourcebookA guide to different types of fabric in circulation. It describes over 600 examples, from classic tweeds to nano fabrics. It is suitable for design students, teachers, designers, historians, manufacturers, buyers and merchandisers worldwide.
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Boris Mikhailov: Maquette BraunschweigUkrainian photographer Boris Mikhailov has become famous for using the social documentary style to reveal the plight of marginalized communities, particularly as they have been dispersed in the wake of the dissolution of the Soviet Union: in his 1998 Case History series, for example, Mikhailov examined the lives of the homeless population in Kharkov, in the Ukraine. Mikhailov broaches entirely new territory ...
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70's Style and DesignOnce dismissed as the decade of avocado suites, the 1970s are now being enthusiastically mined for trends from the fashion, music, literature and vibe of the time. This work presents the 70s as an important period in the creative arts, which united such defining trends as the Art Deco craze of the 1920s and 1930s and the Pop movement of the 1960s.
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Star Pieces: The Enduring Beauty of Spectacular FurnitureThis book is the first to take a subject that has previously been represented only in dry histories onto a new and spectacular level, in which furniture's star pieces, whether made in the distant past or in the 21st century, are seen in an entirely fresh light. Drawn from all periods, these exquisite objects chairs, desks, sofas are timeless in their arresting beauty. The book's rich and varied illustrations ...
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The Goude Touch: A Ten Year Campaign for Galeries LafayetteJean-Paul Goude is one of the world's most brilliant and unorthodox imagemakers. This book assembles a collection of advertising artwork he created over a ten-year period for Galeries Lafayette, Paris' most celebrated department store. Around 150 works, including 75 working documents, are on show here: drawings, sketches and final images that sparkle with creative vigour. Selected and arranged by Goude himself, ...
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Comic Art NowIn Comic Art Now, many of the mediums finest exponents from around the world are gathered together for the first time in a volume that reveals the sheer diversity and rich talent that abounds in this thrilling artform. This book showcases the creme de la creme of contemporary comic book creators, whether they're established professionals or hot new bucks making waves in the industry. From superlative superheroes ...
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BagIn the huge and ever growing accessories market, handbags have evolved into unique design pieces status symbols that many aspire to own. In the last ten years the trend for it bags, first initiated by Hermes in the 1950s with the Kelly bag, has taken off, making the luxury goods market extremely lucrative. Certain bag styles have achieved iconic status and are copied the world over, each with its own instantly ...
1000 Interior Details for the HomeWith products selected from all over the world, this selection offers a combination of the newest and best products launched since the millennium, providing inspiration for every type of interior. 1000 colour illustrations.
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Magnum Magnum"Magnum Magnum" celebrates sixty years of the vision, imagination and brilliance of Magnum Photos, the legendary photographic agency and co-operative. A book of unparalleled scale and ambition, it features over 400 photographs by Magnum's members, from the acknowledged greats of photography in the 20th century - among them, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Eve Arnold, Marc Riboud and Werner Bischof - to the ...
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Designing Sustainable PackagingThis is a practical book on creating packaging prototypes that reflect sustainable and ecologically sound principles. It challenges the next generation of graphic designers to re-envision packaging design as a less environmentally destructive practice than it presently is, and examines an array of techniques and methodologies for creating innovative and sustainable packaging designs, from first concept to final ...
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Being Human: Enigmatic Images of People by Unknown PhotographersAnonymous photography has a magic all of its own.
The intriguing images assembled here are all mysterious – by turn poignant, humorous, erotic or disturbing. Their subject is the human condition and they explore every aspect of human experience – both public and private.
Over 220 beautifully reproduced photographs showcase the work of photographers whose identities have been lost in time. The images are never ...
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The Tsars and the East: Gifts from Turkey and Iran in the Moscow KremlinPublished to accompany the Smithsonian Institutions major exhibition, this book features more than sixty exceptional objects that large embassies, diplomatic missions and trade delegations from Ottoman Turkey and Safavid Iran offered to the Tsars of Russia. Ranging in date from the early sixteenth to the late seventeenth century, these lavish gifts and tributes include rarely seen arms and armour and jeweled ...
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The Independent Design Guide: Innovative Products from the New GenerationAn explosively growing collector’s market in design has fuelled the interest in young, emerging designers whose work has become as highly sought after as that of established names. Around the world more and more galleries are opening to meet this new demand.
"The Independent Design Guide" is the first publication to present these undiscovered talents and their creations, presenting 400 of the most exciting design ...
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Yasumasa Morimura: Requiem for the XX Century, Twilight of the Turbulent GodsThe Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura is a controversial figure in the world of contemporary art. His photographs present an original re-elaboration of themes central to visual culture by showing the artist himself in the role of artistic subjects and historical figures. Morimura reinterprets in particular the works of famous painters, from Velazquez to Goya, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt van Rijn and Frida Kahlo. ...
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Unbridaled: The Marriage of Tradition and Avant Garde"UNBRIDALED" is a visual primer for the modern bride. An initiative by CRYSTALLIZEDâ¢ â Swarovski Elements, the product brand for loose cut crystal manufactured by Swarovski, the book is the result of an invitation to creative talents around the world to produce a unique, one-off design that will make the modern bride truly shine. This title features fashion designers including John Galliano, ...
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Surrealist PhotographyParis in the early 1920s saw the growth of a new art form called surrealism. Both a formal movement and a spiritual orientation, surrealism embraced ethics and politics as well as the arts. Surrealists sought to create a medium that liberated the subconcious mind, and many artists and photographers captured this revolution through photographic images. This new survey includes works by Max Ernst, Dora Maar, Lee ...
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Salvatore Ferragamo - Evolving Legend 1928-2008The company Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.p.A., founded in 1927 by designer Salvatore Ferragamo, is a luxury brand with more than 450 stores in over 55 countries. It sells footwear, handbags and small leather goods, scarves and ties, men's and women's ready-to-wear, bijoux, watches, fragrances and eyewear. Salvatore Ferragamo made the name famous in California, first in Santa Barbara and then in Hollywood, creating ...
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Revolutionary Tides: The Art of the Political Poster 1914-1989Public assemblies and multitudes in action are fundamental to our notion of political life. Through 120 posters-many never previously reproduced-the book examines the impact of large gatherings of people in politics and society concentrating on the turbulent years of the first half of the 20th century. The posters will be presented in a nearly year-long US exhibition, drawn from the massive collection of Stanford ...
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One Off: Independent Retail DesignThe urge to create an individualized shopping experience is a major trend around the world. A new generation of independent shops has grown up. These are mostly small, and are setting up against the odds, so that they have to make an effort with their exteriors, interiors and branding to lure in customers. Some such shops are a triumph of ingenuity on a low budget, while other one-off outlets are as glamorous ...
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LogoThe logo bible, this book provides graphic designers with an indispensable reference source for contemporary logo design. More than 1300 logos are grouped according to their focal form, symbol and graphic associations into 75 categories such as crosses, stars, crowns, animals, people, handwritten, illustrative type, etc. To emphasize the visual form of the logos, they are shown predominantly in black and white. ...
LocustsWarm and witty, Locusts is a book of photographs that, in the words of its creator, Sasha Gusov, ‘pulls together the concept of mass mentality – photographs that examine the way people eat, the tourist eternally behind the camera, the obsession with consumerism … an investigation of contemporary man – who we are, who we have become and how absurd we can be at times.’
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Home: Best of Interior DesignWhen it comes to interior design there are as many ideas as there are design suggestions to realize them. The homes featured in this book showcase the stunning variety of materials and designs to be found in contemporary homes. Impressive photos and illustrations make the volume Home! A comprehensive reference resource on contemporary interiors from all over the world. Over approx. 400 page's the reader is taken ...
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Frida Kahlo: 'I Paint My Reality'This book traces the extraordinary life of an artist whose unforgettable imagery combined cruelty and wit, honesty and insolence, pain and empowerment.
Admired by the Surrealists and photographed by the greatest, Frida was most renowned for her self-portraits and unusual still lifes. She learned about suffering at an early age. She contracted polio when she was six and was seriously maimed in a bus accident ...
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Fashioning the Future. Tomorrow's WardrobeSpray-on dresses, growable suits and self-cleaning shirts may soon become everyday items. This visionary exploration of where fashion and clothing are headed provides the first guide to the astonishing ways in which contemporary science and technology are shaping what we wear.
Fashioning the Future examines the work of those scientific researchers and fashion designers, such as Issey Miyake, Hussein Chalayan ...
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English Style and Decoration: A Sourcebook of Original DesignsDrawing upon an impressive array of original sources, English Style and Decoration offers a cornucopia of design riches.
Lavishly illustrated with page after page of original sketches and printed patterns for furniture, textiles, flooring, wallpaper, glass, ceramics and household utensils, from doorknobs to tableware and light fittings.
Like its companion volume, French Style and Decoration, this superb reference ...
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Custom Kicks: Personalized FootwearCustomizing is hot. Everything can be customized: from pimped cars to retro furniture. This major trend is especially popular in footwear. Customizing your own shoes is a way of stepping out of the crowd, of showing your personality. And, just about every sneaker brand has found a way to put street art into their products; rain boots have never been more hip; and there are even Customize festivals and exhibitions.By ...
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The Contemporary Cruise: Style. Discovery. AdventureHere are all the ships, the routes, and destinations for cruise aficionados – and for those still waiting to be inspired.
The Contemporary Cruise is the one indispensable book on the subject.
There are cruise options to suit every taste, from the all-in fun and entertainment of the latest floating resorts, to the quiet elegance of a classic tall ship.
A World of Possibility...
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Celebrity VinylWhat do Burt Reynolds, Shaquille O'Neal, Goldie Hawn and John Travolta have in common? At some point in time, they, and so many others, all decided to record horrible music albums. In "Celebrity Vinyl", Tom Hamling humorously examines what happens when famous people decide to (unsuccessfully) give singing a try. The number of celebrities that have indulged such hubris boggles the mind: Eddie Murphy, Ed McMahon, ...
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Laurie Simmons: Walking, Talking, LyingLaurie Simmons is one of the first contemporary American photographers to have created elaborately-staged narrative photographs. Using dolls to act out piquant scenarios within specially constructed environments, she has slyly commented on contemporary culture while re-creating a sense of the 50s that I knew was both beautiful and lethal. Prodigiously creative - she has produced some thirteen or fourteen fully ...
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A Room Full of Toys: The Magical Characters of ChildhoodHere is an amazing journey through the world of toys and the children’s rooms that were their homes, from the late 19th century to the present day. More than seven hundred toys from the superb collection at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, are brought to life in a series of fabulous and fantastical scenes, strikingly staged to produce a toy’s-eye view of more than a century of fun and games.
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Textiles Today: A Global Survey of Trends and TraditionsTextiles owe their development to religion, commerce, exchange and travel, and their vibrant and creative preservation to tenacious regionalism. Artists and designers from India, Mali, Madagascar, Morocco, Burkina Faso and Nigeria have reinvigorated art and fashion by using the fabrics and graphic elements they find on the streets of London, Paris and New York and other cities.
Extraordinary technological developments, ...
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Restaurant GraphicsThe restaurant boom of the past two decades has both been a breeding ground for and relied heavily on arresting graphic design. A restaurant's menu, matchbooks, business cards, signage, and napkins are as important to the brand and image as its interiors. Graphic design can set the entire tone of a restaurant. This book celebrates the unsung heroes of restaurant graphics, and illustrates the best examples of ...
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Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris ApfelA true original: this lavishly photographed book captures the style of American fashion maverick Iris Apfel, who, over the past forty years, has cultivated a personal chic that is exuberantly idiosyncratic. Combining genres, colours, textures and patterns without regard to period, provenance or, ultimately, aesthetic convention, she is one of the few style icons of our time. Here, in over ninety sumptuous colour ...
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Production For Graphic DesignersComputer technology has completely revolutionized the work of graphic designers, printers, and print production professionals. To keep pace with these far-reaching changes, "Production for Graphic Designers" is set firmly in the digital age. This revised fourth edition embraces all the new and emerging technologies in graphics and print production, comprehensibly explaining the prepress and printing processes ...
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Pierre Cardin EvolutionPierre Cardin, the inventor of "prêt-à-porter" whose graphically iconic initials personify his signature style, is best known for fashion and accessory design. However, he launched a unique furniture line during the 1970s that transposed his sculptural approach to fashion into furniture design: futuristic forms combined with traditional lacquer and cabinetmaking techniques and revolutionary space-age ...
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Next Wave: Emerging Talents in Australian ArchitectureThis book explores the sixteen most exciting young architectural studios in Australia, and the progressive projects built in Australasia that are winning them global attention.
Highly attuned to the growing influence and economies of the Far East, where many of these architects are already working, Australia and the pioneering spirit of its creative community are well-placed to lead the way.
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The Magic NutThe Magic Nut is a new ballet "prequel" to E.T.A. Hoffman's holiday classic. Based on Hoffman's own work, The Story of a Hard Nut, Chemiakin's adaptation shows fans how the Nutcracker character itself came into being. In performance, The Magic Nut explores the heroic qualities of the boy who was turned into a nutcracker for his virtuous deeds. Here is the creation of the ballet, scene by scene, with detailed ...
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Magic Metal: Buildings of Steel, Aluminum, Copper, and TinMagic Metal in Architecture ? no other material develops so many different facets in the application. Whether in the form of ?skin and bones? or as a high-tech fa ade, brilliant constructions always bring the quality of metal into focus.
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The Jeweled Garden'The Jeweled Garden' traces the inspiration and evolution of two centuries of garden-inspired jewelry.
The great 19th-century French jewelers, Boucheron, Chaumet, and later Lalique, excelled in adapting flowers, trees, and fruits into wonderfully imaginative – and highly collectible – bracelets, brooches and necklaces.
The legendary 20th-century firms Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and Belperron also created memorable ...
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The International Design YearbookIn this, the 20th edition of the leading international showcase of domestic design, guest editor and acclaimed Dutch designer Marcel Wanders surveys the world of design and identifies new, original and interesting work in the areas of furniture, lighting, tableware, textiles and products.
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Inside: Interiors of Concrete Stone WoodThe interior design of recent years stands out above all for its original use of materials.Classic building materials, such as concrete, stone and wood, are now being employed in a variety of new ways. Unusual design opportunities open up through, for example, the experimental use of concrete, proving that this essentially hard material can produce surprisingly soft forms, warm colours and a velvety touch. This ...
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Inside: Interiors of Colour, Fabric, Glass, LightInterior Design heute, das ist die Kreation von unterschiedlichsten Rдumen, die mit allen Sinnen erlebbar sind. Die originelle Kombination der Gestaltungselemente Farbe, Textil, Glas und Licht erzeugt spannende Raumakzente, schafft Atmosphдre von beruhigender bis eleganter Ausstrahlung und zaubert Bewegung in Wohnlandschaften und Arbeitswelten. So wird etwa die besondere Wirkung von Licht, seine Brechung und ...
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In Another Light: Danish Painting in the Nineteenth CenturyRecent exhibitions on the Golden Age of Danish painting and the ‘rediscovery’ of Vilhelm Hammershøi have whetted a growing interest in and taste for Danish painting of the nineteenth century. Yet surprisingly, there have been few studies of this vital school of art. That deficit is now corrected with this landmark study of Danish art.
Between 1790 and 1910, Danish painters developed a national school of ...
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Hip Hotels: AtlasAs the world gets smaller and our travel options get broader, we need all the help we can get to make a decision we will not regret. Hip Hotels Atlas offers a vast range of unforgettable experiences across six continents.
Every one of the hotels featured is a dream come true.
All combine fabulous design, incredible architecture and heartstopping locations. From aristocratic hunting lodge, fantasy ice palace, ...
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Hip Hotels: Atlas (Compact)As the world gets smaller and our travel options get broader, our lives get busier and our holidays ever more precious. We want to be certain of making a decision we will not regret. More than that – we want experiences that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.
Enter Herbert Ypma, perennial traveller and arbiter of hotel cool. With HIP HOTELS ATLAS, Ypma presents a global range of truly unforgettable ...
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Garden Ornament: Five Hundred Years of History and PracticeThis text traces the use of ornamental features throughout the history of the Western garden, and explores the variety that are still being sold in salerooms. It presents some tried and tested principles of design that can still be applied to the typical modern garden.
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Costume Jewelery for Haute CoutureThis sumptuously illustrated book surveys the exquisite range of costume jewelry produced by haute couture fashion houses, an often neglected subject.
'Costume Jewelry for Haute Couture' is for anyone with an interest in this most creative and accessible decorative art.
It showcases the extraordinary diversity and exceptional craftsmanship of the jewelry in hundreds of beautifully reproduced pieces from such ...
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Beyond Bawa: Modern Masterworks of Monsoon AsiaSri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa's forty-year career has become legendary. Beyond Bawa considers his continuing influence through the work of contemporary architects working in the region.
Bawa achieved the harmonious and pleasurable fusion of local building traditions with modern forms. Throughout south Asia his legacy lives on in contemporary architectural practice and remains an important source of inspiration ...
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Art Yearbook 3An essential publication for anyone interested in contemporary art, the Yearbook is a comprehensive overview of the fast-moving art scene. Featuring over 300 of the world's most exciting international artists with images and critical texts, the book also provides full details of today's leading galleries.
The Yearbook is produced by Frieze Art Fair, which is held in London every October. The fair brings together ...
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ArchiLab's Urban ExperimentsSince its inception in a provincial town outside Paris some eight years ago, ArchiLab has established itself as one of the world's most important showcases of young architecture talent. Published to coincide with the major exhibition at Tokyo's Mori Art Museum, ArchiLab's Urban Experiments presents the very latest projects of the rising avant-garde alongside the pioneers of radical architecture. Featuring hundreds ...
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21st Century HotelThe public's appetite for new and excitingly designed hotels is insatiable. Never before have hotels been so earnestly responsive to the zeitgeist. How else can we explain the latest trends in design which at one extreme increasingly blur the border between lodging, lifestyle and living theatre, and at the other seek to reinvent the more discreet manners and style of the grand hotels of the late 19th century? ...
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Cartier: Innovation Through the Twentieth Century (Russian Edition)Каталог выставки — это первое издание на русском языке, дающее достаточное полное представление о творчестве Cartier в ХХ столетии. В книгу включен обширный архивный материал Cartier: эскизы, фотографии и гипсовые слепки изделий, а также значительное количество изображений знаменитых клиентов всемирно известной фирмы.
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Cartier: Innovation Through 20th CenturyCartier epitomizes creativity and individuality in jewellery design.The 175 objects featured in this book exemplify Cartiers inimitable talent and represent milestones in twentieth-century design. Peerless archetypes of excellence that are important benchmarks in the history of world jewelery, they retain their beauty and relevance into the twenty-first century.
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