Architecture & Design (347)

Page Design

ISBN: 9788416851997

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

In today’s highly digital environment, the pleasure of the touch, smell and weight of paper as we hold it in our hands is taking on new value. In the graphic ...


In today’s highly digital environment, the pleasure of the touch, smell and weight of paper as we hold it in our hands is taking on new value. In the graphic design sector, technology is taking giant steps forward, providing designers with increasingly sophisticated tools for producing high-impact designs. In this context, print publications are becoming exclusive objects, and this means that they need designs, textures and finishes that make them especially desirable. In the future, the publications that stand the test of time will be those which we wish to preserve because they feature the beauty of handmade objects. Page Design pays tribute to the tradition of print editorial design by focusing on its outstanding contemporary value. This volume offers a panorama of contemporary trends and styles through a selection of one hundred projects of different sizes, from flyers and magazines to posters, catalogues and books. The projects featured are a statement of aesthetic and conceptual principles that take on a special power going beyond the purely visual when placed in readers’ hands. Containing case studies and tips and tricks, this book is full of ideas on page layout, interaction between sections and the optimum way to convey a message. It is a perfect reference work for designers that will rekindle readers’ love of books as objects with an enduring value.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2019


$125.00
Delicious Places

ISBN: 9783899559699

Publisher: Gestalten

Contemporary food goes way beyond avocado and quinoa salads. Delicious Places presents the new wave of cafés, restaurants and entrepreneurs that are writing a ...


Contemporary food goes way beyond avocado and quinoa salads. Delicious Places presents the new wave of cafés, restaurants and entrepreneurs that are writing a fresh chapter on culinary culture. Food culture has come a long way. New restaurants, bars and cafés are born out of fresh ideas that, with a clever twist, lead to an -unprecedented culinary experience that -balances location and concept--and ultimately influences a new world of food. Delicious Places collects the examples that execute the business idea in the best possible way. Single-dish restaurants, traditional -pasticcerias, fisherman cooperatives with the freshest produce or high-end restaurants in the mountains. They offer a unique experience that starts the moment you set foot in the door and spans from the interiors to the branding, and behind the scenes to the supply chains and sustainable procedures. Take a seat at the table and feast your senses one by one--the mind will follow.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 22-03-2019


$115.00
New Architecture Los Angeles

ISBN: 9783791384771

Author: Mike Kelley    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This exhilarating and richly illustrated guide to Los Angeles’s most exciting new buildings establishes the city as a mecca for forward-thinking and environme...


This exhilarating and richly illustrated guide to Los Angeles’s most exciting new buildings establishes the city as a mecca for forward-thinking and environmentally conscious architecture. Some of the world’s leading architects are making their mark on Los Angeles’s cityscape with exciting and innovative projects. Fifty of the most striking buildings are profiled in this book that features every type of architecture—houses, municipal structures, art museums, office buildings, performance spaces, and houses of worship. Some of the world’s leading design firms, including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Eric Owen Moss Architects, Selldorf Architects, and wHY Architecture, have contributed to the city’s structural vernacular. While the projects here are as varied as the luminous Walt Disney Concert Hall by Gehry Partners and Bestor Architecture’s compact housing development named “Blackbirds,” each building embraces an unmistakably Californian aesthetic reimagined for a new century. With original photography, this is the first book to focus on the surge of creative building that has taken place in Los Angeles in the new millennium.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 235 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$100.00
Bauhaus Journal 1926-1931

ISBN: 9783037785881

Author: Bauhaus    Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

One hundred years after the founding of Bauhaus, it’s time to revisit bauhaus journal as significant written testimony of this iconic movement of modern art. ...


One hundred years after the founding of Bauhaus, it’s time to revisit bauhaus journal as significant written testimony of this iconic movement of modern art. In this journal, published periodically from 1926 to 1931, the most important voices of the movement are heard: masters of the Bauhaus, among others, Josef Albers, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, and Oskar Schlemmer, as well as Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Gerrit Rietveld, and many more. They address the developments in and around the Bauhaus, the methods and focal points of their own teaching, and current projects of students and masters. At the time primarily addressed to the members of the “circle of friends of the bauhaus,” the journal published by Gropius and Moholy-Nagy makes tangible the authentic voice of this mouthpiece of the avant-garde. The facsimile reprint is intended to give new impetus to international discussion and research on the Bauhaus, its theories and designs. The exact replica of all individual issues are accompanied by a commentary booklet including an overview of the content, an English translation of all texts, and a scholarly essay which places the journal in its historical context.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 428


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 19-03-2019


$195.00
Designs and Sketches for elBulli

ISBN: 9781911621362

Author: Luki Huber    Publisher: Grub Street

elBulli was undoubtedly the most controversial and experimental 3-star Michelin restaurant in the world and Ferran Adria - the chef who earned elBulli it's worl...


elBulli was undoubtedly the most controversial and experimental 3-star Michelin restaurant in the world and Ferran Adria - the chef who earned elBulli it's worldwide fame - has been acclaimed as the best chef in the world. Ferran and his team at elBulli were the first to employ an industrial designer as part of their creative team. Luki Huber was that industrial designer and he spent from 2002 until 2005 at elBulli working exclusively hand-in-hand with Ferran charged with inventing new `artifacts' used either to prepare, cook, serve or perform Adria's unique culinary techniques. Luki kept all his drawings, sketches and beautiful photographs from this collaboration and they are brought together for the first time in this amazing notebook, with all the explanations of the purpose and stories behind every object. The book has a Prologue and Introduction from Ferran Adria, and is a must for all devotees of this extraordinary chef and his restaurant. Swiss-born Huber was trained at the Lucerne School of Art and Design and at the Escola Massana in Barcelona. He has been living in Spain since 1994, and has collaborated on a regular basis with a range of innovative clients working from the product design studio he created in 1999. The results of his work with elBulli combining the rigors of gourmet cuisine and the innovations of industrial design have been exhibited in the Pompidou Centre in Paris, in the D.Day, le design d'aujourd'hui.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 155 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$65.00
Smart Product Design

ISBN: 9789887757283

Publisher: Sendpoints

Smart technology is rapidly changing the way we interact with the world through products. The trend for decades now has been towards ever smaller, better design...


Smart technology is rapidly changing the way we interact with the world through products. The trend for decades now has been towards ever smaller, better designed technology that is more focused on user experience and lifestyle. Most designs are now available in multiple colors or finishes, offer different features between models or are customizable to a customers needs. Smart Product Design looks at the latest innovations in smart home, health and wellbeing, sports and fitness, business, travel and more. Featuring almost 100 products with details and concept sketches as well as interviews with some of todays leading designers on their inspiration, concept design and philosophy, and how they balance aesthetics with functionality.


Bind: hardback


Dimensions: 220 x 265 x 25 mm


$110.00
Monsters from the Imagination - Best Creatures by Global Artists

ISBN: 9781908175816

Publisher: CYPI Press

The stuff of nightmares, monsters have haunted the human psyche for millennia, cropping up in all cultures through our stories and myths, in three-dimensional a...


The stuff of nightmares, monsters have haunted the human psyche for millennia, cropping up in all cultures through our stories and myths, in three-dimensional and graphic representations. This hold has not diminished as newer technologies keep evolving to visually render them faster and with increased nuance for a variety of applications from games and animation to film characters. Monsters of the Imagination looks at this legacy through the diverse work of 30 world-renowned creature designers who share their inspiration, choice of materials and techniques with the readers. The chapters include Digital Painting, Traditional Hand Drawing, 3D Modeling and Rendering, and Sculpture. Embrace the horror...


Bind: paperback


Pages: 196


Dimensions: 210 x 260 x 15 mm


$79.99
House Plans for Challenging Sites

ISBN: 9788417557027

Publisher: Monsa

House Plans For Challenging Sites features more than 350 floor plans, sections, sketches, and elevations, as well as construction details of 35 housing projects...


House Plans For Challenging Sites features more than 350 floor plans, sections, sketches, and elevations, as well as construction details of 35 housing projects which represent a true challenge for architects. either because of their topography or the geological composition of the soil. Regarding their outside appearance, these homes are designed to integrate into the landscape and minimise environmental impact, since they are mostly located in beautiful, ecologically diverse natural settings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 230 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$49.99
Ephemeral Architecture (PB)

ISBN: 9788417412227

Author: Alex Sanchez Vidiella    Publisher: Promo Press

The term ephemeral is faithfully illustrative of our times. However, constructions with a limited lifespan have been a constant in the history of architecture. ...


The term ephemeral is faithfully illustrative of our times. However, constructions with a limited lifespan have been a constant in the history of architecture. Research of materials and, above all, the evolution of design; have made this discipline an essential area of study for scholars and authorities alike. Ephemeral Architecture offers a wide and also rigorous selection of the best contemporary projects by some of the most daring and innovative architecture studios. The spectacular projects contained in these pages are profusely illustrated and thoroughly documented with drafts, scale and layout drawings, illustrations, renderings and photographs. The book is divided into content blocks that will allow the reader to enjoy the most innovative interventions, be they pavilions, art installations, interactive constructions, stands and finally, award winning projects within the field of temporary architecture.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 210 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2019


$69.99
The Story of New York's Staircase

ISBN: 9783791384733

Author: Paul Goldberger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This guide to New York City’s exciting new public space explores Vessel from top to bottom, inside and out, and from beginning to completion. A public space l...


This guide to New York City’s exciting new public space explores Vessel from top to bottom, inside and out, and from beginning to completion. A public space like no other, Vessel was designed by the renowned Heatherwick Studio to give New Yorkers and visitors a unique vertical experience. In this book, readers can witness every part of its development, from initial designs to the finished structure. They’ll learn why and how Vessel came to be and the significance of its placement in the Nelson Byrd Woltz-designed Public Square and Gardens at Hudson Yards. An essay by architecture critic Paul Goldberger explores the importance of public spaces, while additional texts explain the evolution of the neighborhood, discuss Vessel’s dramatic design, and capture the responses of locals and tourists. A wealth of photography follows the structure’s incredible path to completion and the final result, with a total of 2,500 steps, 154 interconnected staircases, 80 viewing landings, and one mile of pathways reaching 150 feet into the air. Documenting one of the most complex pieces of architectural steelwork ever built at this scale, this book offers a fascinating, detailed, and unforgettable look at Vessel.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 254 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 29-06-2019


$55.00
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